Los Angeles Hotel map and travel info
From Venice Beach to the Hollywood Hills, our interactive map of Los Angeles will lead you to your Smith hotel and help you breeze around the sprawling metropolis.
LA is less like a city and more like a sprawling network of districts; we help you navigate your way around.
- LAX – aka Los Angeles International Airport (+1 310 646 5252; www.lawa.org) – is the somewhat chaotic international airport 16 miles from Downtown. Forget public transport: if you don’t have a car | take a SuperShuttle minivan (+1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) or taxi from outside Arrivals. The ride to Beverly Hills will cost about $35 and take around 30 minutes (longer in heavy traffic).
- Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) connects Los Angeles to other US cities via Union Station at 800 North Alameda Street in Downtown; Metrolink serves regional stations (www.metrolinktrains.com).
- Let’s cut to the chase: you need one of these to get a real flavour of LA (even if the freeways are hell on wheels). Zoom around like Hollywood starlets in a classic Corvette or Cadillac from Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car (+1 310 337 1400; www.bhrentacar.com). If you care about your carbon footprint | they also have hybrid vehicles.