Where to Stay in L.A.




For our out-of-town guests we recommend you stay in the Venice Beach or Santa Monica area during the weekend of the wedding. Both areas are a 15 minute drive away from SmogShoppe. Another option is to stay in Hollywood, which is also 15 minutes away from the venue.

This is a prime time for visiting LA so hotel prices in these areas can be expensive. If you are looking for more cost effective lodging please consider hotels around the LAX area. LAX is located 15 minutes away from the venue and beaches and 30 minutes from Hollywood.



We have booked our lodging through Airbnb in the Venice Beach area. Airbnb is a service that allows individuals to rent their private home, apartment or studio for lodging to out-of-town guests. You can find more affordable lodging through Airbnb compared to what hotels generally charge. We rented a 1 bedroom with full kitchen, washer and dryer for 9 nights for $1250. Since these are rented directly from the owners, make sure you understand all the rules and disclaimers before booking.
Let us know before you book and we’ll email you a $25 credit!
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We have worked out a discounted rate with the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach. It’s located one block from the beach! Rates are available until May 15th. Please email or phone Marta Hagan and reference our last names (Long Schwartz!).

Venice Area
Hotel Erwin
Address: 1697 Pacific Ave
Venice Beach, CA 90291

City View $249
Partial Ocean View $269
Ocean View $289

Email: mhagan@hotelerwin.com
T: 424.214.1030


Additional Hotel Recommendations – No discounted rates, just recommendations. All of these locations are within a 15 minute drive from the venue. Use travel websites such as travelocity.com or expedia.com to research and book hotels elsewhere.

Santa Monica Area
Le Meridian Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Rate: $280 avg/night

LAX Airport Area
Custom Hotel – Joie de Vivre Hospitality
8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Rate: $124 avg/night

Hollywood Area
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
Rate: $185 avg/night