Nothing fancy about this hotel, but it's clean and the location is great with its proximity to Hollywood/Highland, Mann's Chinese, etc. They have a few rooms that are apartment-sized with kitchens and multiple bedrooms. I live in L.A., but had about 10 family members stay here in a few rooms over New Year's weekend.
PROS: Free Parking, Great Location, Big Rooms
CONS: Not for Those Seeking Luxury
I'd written Kinko's off as an often necessary evil, but recently a friend introduced me to the self-serve printing and online access at this location. You simply walk in, find an empty computer, insert your credit card (just like at the gas station) and take care of whatever last-minute crisis caused you to go there in the first place. It's too expensive, but most people running into Kinko's to print something usually don't care about price.
If you're a theatre, film, or tv professional or student, you'll probably find what you're looking for at Sam French. They've recently improved their selection of international playwrights. If you're an actor, writer or director new to Los Angeles, this should be one your first stops. Here, you'll find a wealth of resources to help you get started in the industry.
This hotel is pricey, but so is Maui. There's something like five pools with waterfalls, caves and waterslides. We stayed here in June 2005. Their "heavenly beds" are excellent. Great service: after check-out (we had a late flight) we were encouraged to stay as a guest of the hotel and use the pool and beach. We were able book a complimentary courtesy suite so that we could shower and change clothes before our flight. We'll be back.
PROS: Great location, service, pools, rooms
My wife and I have stayed at the Hotel Burnham during our last three visits to Chicago. We are always impressed with the excellent service. This is a 4-plus star, boutique hotel right in the heart of the Loop with beautifully designed lobby and rooms, and the best hotel beds of anywhere I've stayed. They often have a complimentary wine service at the end of the day. Stay here!
Center Theatre Group includes the Mark Taper Forum and the much larger Ahmanson Theatre. They are located in a beautiful location in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. These are L.A.'s highest profile theatre producing venues: the place to see Broadway tours, Tony award-winning productions and numerous plays bound for Broadway.
I've been getting their special Car Wash plus Oil Change (roughly 20 bucks) for the past few years. This price is less than what you'd pay at your typical 10-minute oil change place and it includes a car wash. They consistently do an excellent job. No complaints.
This tiny storefront is jammed full of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines. They seem to carry specialty magazines for every hobby or industry you could possibly be looking for.
This place is too cool to call a "Liquor Store". They offer a wide selection of affordable to expensive wines. Severl nights a week they offer wine tastings. For a fee, they'll open a bottle for you on the premises and serve you a couple of glasses. Much more fun than buying your wine at a grocery store.
This critically-acclaimed theater is Southern California's foremost producer of classical theater. From Shakespeare, Moliere and Chekhov to the great 20th century American playwrights Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, this company presents expertly produced and acted productions. A Noise Within is one of only a handful of American theaters producing a true rotating repertory season. In other words, you can see 3-4 different plays in a given week all produced on the mainstage.