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Struggling to decide where to stay in Hollywood with kids?  Looking for somewhere close to all the main tourist attractions in the Hollywood area?  Perhaps you realise just how expensive the area can be, so really after the best cheap hotels in Hollywood for families?

Whatever your needs or budget- this guide has you covered.  This guide covers all the best value family friendly hotels, from where to stay in Hollywood on a budget to some of the best places to stay in Hollywood with great kid friendly facilities.  

I know some families visiting Hollywood might have driven from out of town or will rent a car to get around, so I’ve also included Hollywood places to stay with onsite parking.  And then for those without cars and wondering where the best place to stay in Hollywood is with access to public transport – I’ve got that covered as well. 

So there is no need to spend hours and hours searching the internet any longer.  I’ve done all the research for you and included all the information you’ll need to decide which hotel is the best hotel to stay in Hollywood for your upcoming family trip.

So, let’s get started and find you one of the best hotels to stay in Hollywood with kids. 

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Where to Stay in Hollywood with Kids Map

Below is a map where you can see the location of all the best hotels for Hollywood, which are covered in this guide.  Zoom in and out for a closer view. 

 

Best Places to Stay in Hollywood Table

Below is a super quick overview of all the best places to stay near Hollywood with kids, which are reviewed in this guide.  You can use this guide to quickly determine if the accommodation is right for your family.  

For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

NameDistance to Hollywood / Highland MetroParkingRoom AmenitiesHotel FaciltitiesCheck Price
Loews
0.2m / 0.3kmYes (extra)2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Pool
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
Magic Castle
0.4m / 0.6kmYes (extra)1 Queen
1 Sofa
Kitchen
Pool
Free laundry
Free snacks
Check Price
Hollywood Celebrity 0.3m / 0.5kmYes (extra)2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Microwave
Breakfast included
Laundry
Check Price
Holiday Inn Express
0.4m / 0.6kmYes (extra)2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Pool
Breakfast included
Laundry
Check Price
Thompson Hollywood
0.7m / 1.1kmNo2 Queen beds
Pool
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
The Adler
1.2m / 1.9kmYes - Free2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Microwave
Pool
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
Dunes Inn
1.8m / 2.9kmYes - Free2 Queen beds
Fridge
Restaurant Check Price
Hollywood City Inn
1.8m / 2.9kmYes - Free2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Microwave
PoolCheck Price
The Dixie Hollywood
1.9m / 3kmYes - Free2 Queen beds
Tea & Coffee
Microwave
PoolCheck Price
Value Inn
2.4m / 3.7kmYes - Free2 Queen beds
Mini Fridge
NACheck Price

Where to Stay in Hollywood Area?

The good thing with Hollywood is that all the main tourist attractions are pretty much around the same area.  Sure some are spread out – but for the most part, you’ll find them all within a short walking distance from the Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue intersection.  

Of course, all the hotels around here will be a little on the expensive side – so if you’re looking for cheap places to stay in Hollywood, you’ll need to look further out from here. 

Although let’s just say from the start – there really aren’t any “cheap” hotels in Hollywood. So if you do find some where to stay in Hollywood for cheap – usually that’s a warning sign to stay clear of the place!  Although there are a few exceptions to this rule.

Hollywood is fairly well serviced by trains or buses, so provided you stay close to a bus or train stop, you can easily get to all the popular Hollywood tourist attractions.  

Hollywood is also well serviced by rideshares.

Also often many families like to hire a car while staying in town and so many hotels have on site parking.  In that case, you don’t need to be as concerned with location – although just know that Hollywood traffic can be a nightmare!  

Where is the Best Place to Stay in Hollywood with Kids?

After hours and hours of research trying to find where to stay near Hollywood for our own trip, I’ve shortlisted 10 hotels for you to consider.  All these hotels are among the best affordable family hotels in Hollywood and are in a good location in terms of getting to all the popular tourist attractions.  

Ok, let’s get into it and find you the best place to stay near Hollywood.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

 

The most centrally located hotel in this guide, the Loews Hollywood Hotel is where to stay, Hollywood offers if you want to be close to the action. Only a minute or so walk to Ovation Hollywood (previously named Hollywood & Highland mall), adjacent to the Dolby and TCL Chinese Theatres and a minute stroll to the Walk of Fame.

Being practically next door to Ovation means you’ve got loads of eateries at your fingertips, from pizza and burgers to ramen and sushi to desserts… there is something for every tastebud and budget.

Families of four will be accommodated at the Lowes in two double beds. Rooms are luxurious and modern, and if views are your thing, you can upgrade to the Hollywood sign or city view rooms. Conveniences in the room include tea/coffee facilities, mini fridge and iPod docking stations. Complimentary amenities on call include PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, cots and baby bath amenities… did someone say ‘family friendly’!

Onsite amenities are where Loews really take it to the next level. With a heated pool serviced by a pool bar, multiple restaurants including in-room dining, babysitting (at a charge), business centre, gym, free WiFi, parking (at a charge) and if you want to doll yourselves up and tap down the street – book in for a free shoe shine.

Whilst Loews Hollywood Hotel is one of the more expensive hotels in this guide, it does have the convenience of plentiful amenities and being so close to the main hub of everything, Loews is definitely where to stay in Hollywood without a car.

What’s to love

The best area to stay in Hollywood if you want to be right in the centre of everything!

What’s not to love

It is one of the more expensive hotels in this guide.

Summary

If you want to splurge, Loews is where to stay when visiting Hollywood. Whilst it is a little pricier, you will be saving dollars on transport as you can walk everywhere, plus the onsite facilities make this hotel ultra convenient.

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Magic Castle Hotel

 

The Magic Castle Hotel is conveniently located around a 10 minute stroll to the Walk of Fame and around 5 minutes to reach the Ovation Hollywood – packed full of shops and eateries. It is also across the road from the ‘Dorothy & Benjamin Smith Park’, which is great if kids need to run off the last of their energy for the day.

Accommodation is apartment style, sleeping families of up to six in double beds and sofas. All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, which we all know is a huge bonus when travelling with kids – meal prep saves money!

Meal prep isn’t the only way to save money at the Magic Castle Hotel… there are loads of complimentary services on offer including; a Popsicle hotline – simply lift the phone handset by the pool and the ‘popsicle hotline’ will take your order and deliver it to you poolside. Or what about the free snacks available at reception 24/7, including chocolate, candy, cookies and popcorn. There is a free continental breakfast with performances by a magician on the weekends. And have you ever heard of this… free laundry! Yep, the hotel wash, fold and deliver to your room!

The hotel also has a heated pool and courtyard dining – where local restaurants will deliver meals directly to the courtyard.

What’s to love

The loads of free services at the Magic Castle Hotel are pretty special and will save you some dollars, plus the location is super convenient.

What’s not to love

It is one of the pricier options in this guide; however you would have to weigh up all the freebies and see if it makes sense with your budget.

Summary

The Magic Castle Hotel has a unique point of difference with the inclusions they offer. It is a great property, centrally located and well worth looking into, especially for larger families after more space.

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Hollywood Celebrity Hotel

The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel is in a great spot; only 5 minutes walk to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.  It is also close to numerous restaurants and shops. 

This best hotel in Los Angeles for families has several room types to choose from.  The standard hotel rooms come with two large double beds and a microwave, fridge, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.  

For families that prefer additional space, you can book into a suite with two large double beds and a fully equipped kitchen. 

For even more space, book into the two-bedroom apartment with two large double beds, a separate living area, a fully equipped kitchen with an eating area, a TV with cable and HBO and air-conditioning throughout.

The hotel also provides WiFi, parking, free breakfast and self-serve laundry facilities. Parking is available onsite for a fee.

What’s to love

The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel is yet another one of the family friendly hotels in Los Angeles, which is in a great central location within walking distance to many main attractions.  Plus, having the ability to prepare your own meals in the kitchen is a great bonus… plus the breakfast is free.

What’s not to love

A little pricier than some other family-friendly accommodation in this review; however, the location and spacious rooms are great.

Summary

If you’re after one of the family suites in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel is well worth considering. Centrally located and with the ability to prepare your meals, this is one of the excellent family friendly hotels Los Angeles has for your family holiday. 

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Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

Don’t let the name fool you; the Holiday Inn Express Holiday Walk of Fame is not located on the Walk of Fame… but it’s not far off… less than a 10 minute stroll. 

It’s also conveniently located across the road from a small set of shops, including Subway, Starbucks, a mini mart and a few other boutique retail outlets – great if you just want to grab something quickly without battling the crowds at the Ovation Hollywood.

The rooms have contemporary decor and can accommodate families of up to four in two double beds. Interconnecting rooms are available and suit families of up to six. There is a mini fridge, tea/coffee facilities and for those with young children, there is the added benefit of blackout shades to help everyone get some zzz’s.

Onsite facilities include an outdoor heated pool, gym, guest laundry and a business centre. In addition, guests receive free daily hot breakfast and free WiFi.

What’s to love

This is a good hotel with a well-known franchise name and being part of the InterContinental Hotels Group is always reassuring.

What’s not to love

Being located on a busy road has its drawbacks and there are slightly better value hotels included in this guide for what you can get for your money.

Summary

If you’re looking at where to stay in Hollywood, which is slightly out of the main touristy area but still centrally located and with amenities close by, the Holiday Inn is worth checking out.

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Thompson Hollywood

 

The glamorous Thompson Hollywood hotel is a block from the Walk of Fame, around a 15 minute walk to the Dolby Theatre and two blocks from the Hollywood Farmers Market – where you can grab some organic produce on a Sunday.

If you need a caffeine hit, within a minute’s walk are two great cafes; Mad Lab and Groundwork Coffee Co. We all know the coffee isn’t great in the US; however we’ve been told these two cafes have decent brews.

The Thompson is part of the Hyatt Group of hotels, so you already know you’re in for a treat… and the Thompson Hollywood doesn’t disappoint. This lifestyle hotel is luxurious and chic, and it has a price tag to match too. Families of four will be accommodated in the refined rooms in two double beds with a mini bar and free WiFi.

The amenities at the Thompson are impeccable: a rooftop pool with sweeping views of Los Angeles, French-inspired Mes Amis restaurant, rooftop lounge Bar Lis, European dining at The Terrace and a state-of-the-art fitness centre to burn off all the food. Unfortunately, with all these great amenities, the Thompson lacks parking; however there is a valet service at a cost.

If you’re looking to splurge on somewhere special to stay, check out Thompson Hollywood. Where to stay in Hollywood can sometimes be confusing; however located between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd makes it easy to get around.

What’s to love

The glamour and vibe of the Thompson Hollywood really is next level.

What’s not to love

As the most expensive hotel in this guide, to make the cost worthwhile, you would want to be utilising the onsite amenities… and remember there’s no parking if you’re driving.

Summary

The Thompson Hollywood has all the upscale amenities you would expect from a hotel within the Hyatt group. The location is good and the vibe is California-chic; if you’re looking to lay low and relax (and your kids are too), then the Thompson Hollywood is worth checking out.

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The Adler a Hollywood Hotel

 

The eclectic Adler a Hollywood Hotel is a 4 minute drive from the Dolby Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame or a 13 minute bus ride to Hollywood/Highland. And if you’re after some traditional American fare nearby, there are pizza, burger and donut eateries only a minute’s walk away.

Rooms accommodate families of four in two double beds and the in-room amenities are great when travelling with kids. A kitchenette including a microwave, fridge and tea/coffee facilities are perfect for prepping and storing simple meals.

Alternatively, if you want to eat out, there is an onsite restaurant, Clarks Street Diner, with reasonably priced meals available for breakfast and lunch – along with bar service. It’s not only food your eyes will devour; with the Diner also frequented by celebrities and used as a backdrop for movies, TV shows and music videos… so keep those eyes peeled.

The outdoor pool has a sun deck and loungers to relax (if the kids let you), there is free parking onsite, free WiFi and a fitness centre.

All in all a decent hotel, reasonably priced with some cost-saving amenities available.

What’s to love

Having any type of kitchen facilities in a hotel can help stretch the budget as you do not have to eat out for every meal.

What’s not to love

A little bit further afield from the centre of town than other hotels in this guide, however there is free parking or buses available to get you where you need to go.

Summary

The Adler a Hollywood Hotel is an art deco hotel with some old school Hollywood vibes. Stay here if you’re looking for somewhere reasonably priced with good kitchen amenities.

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Dunes Inn – Sunset

 

Situated on the famous Sunset Blvd, the Spanish style Dunes Inn – Sunset is 12 minutes by train to Hollywood/Highland. If you’re up for the walk (or, more importantly, the kids are), it will take over 30 minutes. However, you can cut up to the Walk of Fame and stroll along here, so you can include some sightseeing as well.

The hotel is conveniently located next to a 7-Eleven, open 24/7 for any late night emergency supplies or fuel. And within a minute’s walk, there’s Starbucks, Burger King and Yogurtland, amongst other American-style eateries. A Walgreens Pharmacy is also a couple of blocks over, which is super handy when travelling with kids.

Accommodation is comfortable and accented in warm colours, with families of four sleeping in two double beds. The rooms have a mini fridge, free WiFi, a kettle and air con/heating.

The Dunes Inn is configured around an open courtyard where you can park for free. And it is surrounded by classic palm trees giving it an old school Californian vibe.

Whilst there’s not a huge amount of amenities onsite, it is well priced for what you get.

What’s to love

The price. One of the lower-priced hotels in this guide, the money you save can be used for splurging elsewhere.

What’s not to love

It’s a pretty basic hotel. If you’re looking for somewhere clean and basic to lay your head at night without loads of modern amenities, then this is it.

Summary

The Dunes Inn – Sunset is a well priced hotel with comfortable rooms. Whilst not loads of amenities onsite, it is clean and simple if that is all you’re after.

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Hollywood City Inn

 

The Hollywood City Inn is a clean and comfortable hotel located 6 minutes by train to Hollywood/Highland. If exploring by foot is more your thing, this hotel is in the middle of Hollywood and Sunset Blvd, so you can take your pick and stroll down either Blvd.

There are the usual eateries nearby, including McDonald’s and Tacos, however what is exciting is that every Monday and Thursday, there is the Open-air East Hollywood Certified Farmers Market, around a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

The Hollywood City Inn sleeping arrangements cater to families or larger groups of up to six in three double beds, which is great as Hollywood accommodation mostly caters to groups of up to four. The rooms also have a fridge and microwave, which is great if you pick up any fresh produce at the Farmers Market.

Onsite, there is a seasonal outdoor pool, free parking, free WiFi and laundry facilities – perfect for refreshing the whole family’s luggage!

What’s to love

Great for larger families or groups, with rooms sleeping up to six people.

What’s not to love

This is a budget hotel, so as long as you don’t expect all the bells and whistles, it is a simple place to stay.

Summary

The Hollywood City Inn is one of our lower-priced hotels in this guide; however it is decently equipped with enough amenities to ensure you are comfortable and save some dollars.

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The Dixie Hollywood

 

Located smack bang on the Hollywood Blvd, The Dixie Hollywood hotel is only one block from the Hollywood-Western Metro Station – and if you jump on the train, it’s six minutes to Hollywood/Highland.

The Dixie is also conveniently located between two pharmacies, which is peace of mind when travelling with kids. And for eateries nearby, you are spoilt for choice if you enjoy Thai cuisine, as The Dixie is located in Thai Town, meaning there are a variety of Thai restaurants within easy walking distance.

Rooms are simple yet modern, with two double beds accommodating families of four. The fridge, microwave and coffee maker ensure you can store and prepare simple meals to help stretch the budget.

The outdoor pool, sundeck and poolside seating at The Dixie let you take a breather after a day of sightseeing. And with Universal Studios only 7 minutes drive and the Zoo a 15 minute drive – there is plenty of sightseeing to do, and if you are driving, the parking is free!

What’s to love

Another one of our budget hotels in our guide, The Dixie Hollywood, is a well priced option for families looking to stretch their travel budgets.

What’s not to love

Whilst some travellers like to be on the main thoroughfare; you may find being situated on Hollywood Blvd a bit too busy for your liking.

Summary

The Dixie Hollywood is a decent hotel that is well priced. The pool and kitchen facilities make this great for families with young kids.

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Value Inn Hollywood

 

The Value Inn Hollywood is true to its name; it is the best value hotel within this guide; however it is also the furthest from Hollywood/Highland. Either a 16 minute train ride or almost 4km (2.4miles) if driving/walking.

Located on Sunset Blvd, there are local pizza parlours and bakeries surrounding the Value Inn that would suit a cheap family breakfast or dinner.

The rooms are basic and can sleep families of up to four in two double beds. A mini fridge in the rooms is handy to store snacks or keep water bottles chilled.

The 24/7 reception at the Value Inn ensures you have access to someone onsite whenever you arrive. And the free parking is a bonus as you are slightly further away from the main attractions here. Free WiFi rounds out the offering at the Value Inn.

What’s to love

As the cheapest hotel in our guide, the Value Inn is great for families looking at stretching every dollar.

What’s not to love

This is a super basic hotel with minimal amenities.

Summary

If you are looking for the bare minimum, you’ve found it at the Value Inn. Whilst we wouldn’t recommend anywhere, we wouldn’t stay ourselves; you just have to be mindful that you are getting what you pay for here. However, if you’re happy to be further out of the centre of town and the lack of facilities doesn’t bother you – then you should certainly look at this hotel… just think about what you’ll splurge on with all the money you save!

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I hope you found this guide on where to stay in Hollywood.  We have plenty more guides to help plan your family vacation in Los Angeles.  Read our things to do in Hollywood here (coming soon) or our things to do in Los Angeles here.  If you’re considering accommodation other than Hollywood, we also have a guide on where to stay in Los Angeles or a guide to hotels near Universal Studios (coming soon). 

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