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Old 12-31-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Hello everyone!

I'm planning a summer 2012 vacation and want to get a rental in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area. I want to be able to walk and take public transportation to areas of interest. On the agenda will be all of the typical tourist attractions and I will be spending time checking out various cities for possible relocation.

Any help or direction anyone can provide would be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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There are a few extended stay buildings in Los Angeles. I would caution you to avoid living in an extended stay in Hollywood. There is Oakwood in Burbank, Archstone in Studio City, AMLI in Sherman Oaks. Hollywood and West Hollywood are the most East Coast like areas of LA, with Santa Monica not too far behind.

Public transit in LA is subpar, even more so compared to DC. The subway lines are very limited. You can go from Downtown to Hollywood to Studio City and Downtown to Pasadena. There is no subway access to the Westside.

A car is pretty much a necessity in LA. Even though Hollywood and West Hollywood are walkable neighborhoods, they are not East Coast size neighborhoods. They are HUGE! Hollywood encompasses 20 square miles. Even in the city of West Hollywood, it might take you half a mile to walk to one bar, then another quarter mile to another bar. Things aren't centralized.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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I've been researching furnished homes and so far they seem okay based on some of the reviews from people who rented them. I'm staying away from apartments, condos, and hotels and gearing more toward private homes that are centrally located to many tourist sites.

I will get a rental car but I don't want to have to drive every day everywhere. I do intend on venturing out to the beaches and the studios. I'm looking to stay at least 5 weeks and possibly 2 months total so I will have the time to do a lot of things.
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