The following information might be useful to graduate interns, library grant recipients and other special guests in need of temporary or permanent accommodations while in Los Angeles. Those arriving outside of their programmatic dates and in need of lodging might want to refer to this page as well. If choosing lodging based on the proximity to The Getty, note that The Getty Center is located in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles and The Getty Villa is located in Pacific Palisades. Close areas are: Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Palms, Mar Vista, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Malibu.


Most hotels are usually $100 and up per night, with parking extra. You can often get a better hotel rate by checking a travel and tourism Web site such as Trip Advisor ( You can often get a discount simply by calling the hotel directly and asking for their best rate. Make sure to ask for a smoking or nonsmoking room if you have a preference.

There are many hotels in Los Angeles. The following two are within walking distance to the Getty Center:

Hotel Angeleno, Bel-Air
170 North Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

When making a reservation at either of these two hotels, please be sure to ask for the Getty rate (subject to availability) and state that you will be here on official Getty business.

The Getty has also negotiated special rates with the hotels listed below which are all within close proximity to the Getty Center. Again, when making a reservation, be certain to ask for the Getty rate (subject to availability) and state that you will be here on official Getty business.

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Hotel Shangri-La
1301 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

DoubleTree Hotel
10740 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

DoubleTree Suites Hotel
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue
Venice Beach, CA 90291

Georgian Hotel
1415 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Palomar
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Ambrose
1255 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

For hotels close to Los Angeles International airport (LAX), see the Airport Hotel Guide. For hotels in Santa Monica, see the official Convention and Visitors Bureau Web Site of Santa Monica.

Other Hotels and Inns

Several hotels and motels are also available near the Getty. Please do keep in mind that summer rates tend to be higher.

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Best Western Gateway Hotel
1920 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Santa Monica Pico Travelodge
3102 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sea Shore Motel
2637 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Village Motel
2624 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-0515

Claremont Hotel
(Westwood Village)

1044 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Motel 6
1738 Whitley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-6006

777 Motor Inn
4781 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 788-3200

Royal Palace Westwood Hotel
1052 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-6677

Comfort Inn
2815 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5517


Youth hostels are a very inexpensive lodging option and are good for young people who want to meet others their same age. For a listing of hostels in Los Angeles, see

Another hostel source is:
Hostelling International - Santa Monica/Los Angeles
1436 Second St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Extended Stays

Many hotels and motels offer "Extended Stay" lodging - furnished rooms with a kitchenette and work area that are rented by the week or by the month. The Residence Inn has locations in Beverly Hills and near LAX; Extended Stay America has a location near LAX.

Apartments/Rooms for Rent

Craigslist, a large online bulletin board, is also a good place to find temporary and long-term housing as well as home exchanges and house and pet-sitting opportunities. Of course, caution is important when making arrangements over the Internet.

Airbnb is a website for people to rent lodging, including private rooms, entire apartments, castles, boats, manors, tree houses, tipis, igloos, private islands and other properties.

Recycler is another resource for a variety of housing needs. A hard copy version can be found in stores and kiosks all over town. helps members of the world-wide academic community find or list housing for rent, exchange or house-sitting when on academic leave, research trip, exchange program, or vacation."

Home exchanges are popular for international travelers. Home Link International has listings of thousands of home exchange offers throughout the U.S. and Europe.

American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, CA
The American Jewish University (AJULA), located in the quiet Bel-Air section of LA, is an inexpensive housing option. AJULA is located only a few miles from the Getty Center and while there are no nearby markets, there are food options located on the school's campus. A bus stop to get to the Getty Center is about a 1 1/2 miles from AJULA. From there, it is only a few bus stops until you reach the Getty. For more information, please contact Sam Levitt at

Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles is in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles near Westwood Village and Santa Monica, about 15 minutes from the coast. Housing is only available during the summer months from the middle of May until the end of the first week of August.
Contact: Lisa Melou
(310) 954-4330

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