The Petersen Auto Museum is one of the world’s biggest and most innovative automotive museums.
At the Petersen Auto Museum, you can take part in a number of interactive exhibits, learn about the history of the automobile, and even play games or participate in racing simulations on high-tech devices.
The museum itself is affordable, but Los Angeles has a bit of a reputation for its high-priced accommodation. Most tourists, families, and business folk don’t want to break the bank paying for a room after they’ve enjoyed their educational visit to Petersen.
Fortunately, there are a number of budget hotels that you can find close to the Petersen Auto Museum. In this article, we’ll outline a few of the best budget options for anyone staying in the area.
The Wilshire Crest Hotel
The Wilshire Crest is a popular hotel that offers a continental breakfast, 24-hour reception service, and easy access to Beverly Hills and the Petersen Auto Museum.
Each room in the Wilshire Crest Hotel offers guests a flat-screen TV equipped with cable, a small seating area, and a kitchenette that includes a refrigerator and a coffee machine. The furnishings are all styled with dark wood, and the guest rooms are quite spacious.
While not as cheap as some of the other budget options available near the Petersen Auto Museum, the Wilshire Crest Hotel is certainly cheaper than some of the more expensive choices. Their smallest room, featuring a single double bed, will cost you about $200.
Included in the price is a breakfast that can include pastries, bagels, coffee, or tea. Other snacks can be afforded from vending machines placed throughout the hotel.
Century Park LA Hotel
Century Park LA is located just a few minutes away from the Petersen Auto Museum, and it’s one of the most fanciful budget experiences that you can find in the area.
The only thing budget about Century Park LA is the price. The rest of your experience here – the hospitality of the staff, the decor of the rooms, the level of comfort, and the design of the hotel – is fashionable and chic.
There are 47 different rooms at Century Park, and each one is unique in its own right. However, despite the varying designs, each room features similar amenities:
- High speed wifi available throughout the rooms
- HDTVs equipped with HBO for watching movies
- A coffee maker and microwave
- Fully equipped bathroom facilities
- An in-room work desk
- A mini-refrigerator
At Century Park LA, you can choose between a few different rooms. The smallest rooms are designed to sleep two and feature a queen or a king bed, depending on your preference. A 4-person room with two queen beds can be booked, and the Loft Suites are designed to sleep two.
Century Park LA offers prices comparable to other budget hotels in the room, with their cheapest rooms starting at just over $100 per night.
Wilshire Orange Hotel
For folks who aren’t interested in having a memorable experience at their hotel, the Wilshire Orange Hotel offers extremely affordable and minimalist lodgings. The hotel is within walking distance of the Petersen Auto Museum and is less than 2 km away from the Miracle Mile business district.
Each room is outfitted with a TV, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Not all rooms come equipped with their own bathrooms, although for an extra fee you can ensure that you get your own en suite toilet and shower.
Snacks and drinks can be acquired from vending machines that can be found throughout the hotel.
If all you need is a place to rest your head for a night, the Wiltshire can offer you its cheapest rooms for just under $80.
The Beverly Inn is a cheap motel that’s located quite close to the Petersen Auto Museum. As is the case with most cheap motels, you won’t be able to find much here except for the most basic amenities: a television, a microwave, and a small refrigerator to keep your food in.
At the Beverly Inn, all rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms. Vending machines around the hotel can provide snacks if you want to grab a bite without leaving the site.
Included in the price of your stay is a complimentary snack in the morning: pastries, coffee, and tea are available in the lobbing. Guests can also take advantage of free parking.
The Rodeway Inn
Located in Hollywood, the Rodeway Inn is just a short drive away from the Petersen Auto Museum. It’s also located close to the Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Walk of Fame.
The hotel provides basic amenities: free wifi throughout the hotel, free coffee, and access to a laundry room for guests who want to pay to use the machines.
Inside the rooms, microwaves and refrigerators serve as a modest kitchenette. Some rooms come with a coffee maker, but many do not. A fax machine is available for people who are traveling on business.
Their cheapest room is their non-smoking double-room with two double beds. This will cost just over $100 per night.
Sunset West Hotel, SureStay Collection Best Western
The SureStay Hotel Line is Best Western’s budget hotel brand. At the Sunset West SureStay Hotel, you may not be able to expect the same degree of comfort that comes with Best Western’s standard hotels. However, you can enjoy standard amenities such as:
- Rooms equipped with cable TV and wifi
- A coffee maker in each room
- A hairdryer
- A work desk for business travelers
Faxing and photocopy services are also available at the hotel.
The hotel is fairly close to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Guests can drive to the museum in less than ten minutes, provided that traffic is not too heavy. The hotel is also close to the El Capitan Theatre and the Chinese Theatre.
The most affordable room at the SureStay is the King Room, which features a single extra-large double bed, air conditioning, free toiletries in the en-suite bathroom, and 17 square meters of space. This room will cost just over $100 US per night.