Who doesn't love a good vacation? Whether you're looking for the next five-star destination or back-alley seedy motel, here is our list of ten favorite hotels and motels around Los Angeles that could suit your needs, irrespective of what exactly you're looking for.

10. Modern Hotel in Hollywood


This elegant Hollywood hotel features is the first on our list! It absolutely charms us with its contemporary, modern architecture. We love the expansive space of this location as well as its minimal furniture and monochromatic palette with a splash of colors making its presence felt in parts. We feel this may be suited for your next big corporate event, photoshoot or music video.

Available on Giggster, starting at $850/hr.

9. Luxury Hotel with French Garden and Helipad


Want to show your protagonist living the good life? In that case, this hotel is the one you pick! Lavish bedrooms with a view of Hollywood hills and dramatic decor gives a feel of an urban resort. Its cozy French garden is our absolute favourite nook in the property – besides the huge helipad, of course!

Available on Giggster, starting at $1250/hr.

8. Charming Mountain Inn


Nestled in the hills of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, this mountain inn surrounded by huge Cedar, Pine and Oaks, is one of our favourites for its mere versatility! Can you imagine all the different types of scenes that could be shot here? From a spooky horror flick to a psycho thriller, a romantic getaway to a comedy about a boys' weekend gone wrong – this 1940's rustic site is brilliance waiting to happen. The best part is that the entire property is available for rent!

Available on Giggster, starting at $200/hr.

7. The Quintessential Seedy Motel


A list about hotels would never be complete without a seedy motel making its way into it. If Schitt's Creek inspired you to write about your own Rose Family, look no further than this address right here. But it just doesn't end there! From police stakeouts, to hiding criminals and lovers on the run - we all know that they would all find a bed to sleep in this incredible venue.

Available on Giggster, starting at $175/hr.

6. Furnished Motel in LA


If the Roses did not like the last motel, we are sure that they would fancy this one. This property has a well-maintained pool and garden with ample parking space. Its rooms are decorated tastefully albeit with the bare necessities. We especially love this location for their experience of working with several film and TV crews thus making this one of the easiest venues to partner with!

Available on Giggster, starting at $208/hr.

5. Abandoned Pool Hall and Motel


If the functional motels don't make the cut for your next thriller, this abandoned motel and pool hall is the one you have been looking for. Its unfurnished rooms can be easily transformed into a squatter's paradise or a sniper's hideout. It also has a bar, office space, an accessible balcony and fire escapes.

Available on Giggster, starting at $500/hr.

4. Paradise Alley


We love this six-storey Beaux-Arts style building for its vintage look! The ground floor features large picture windows with art-glass transoms above the lobby windows. The second floor exterior is of terracotta scored to mimic blocks of stone. The building still retains a lot of its original elements to lend it a certain feeling of authenticity. It offers plenty of spaces to shoot including the lobby, hotel rooms, rooftop and diner.

Available on Giggster, starting at $625/hr.

3. 1920's Era Hotel


The home of Hollywood glamour, this historic Los Angeles hotel has been the choice of celebrities, presidents and dignitaries, besides being the backdrop for many movies and TV shows. Designated as a historic-cultural landmark, the interior of this beloved 1923 hotel features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries. Grand ceilings and paintings decorate the lavish ballroom and lobby. The ornate indoor pool is a mix of Roman bath and Gilded Age ocean liner. Rich blues, greens and golds fill the tile mosaics, with wooden deck chairs surrounding the pool. There’s also an adjacent steam room, for an added Roman touch. Overall, this property offers over 70,000 sq. ft. of flexible shooting space.

Available on Giggster, starting at $1140/hr.

2. Westwood Dormitory by UCLA


From friendship pacts to crazy games of beer pong - if your movie is about the nostalgia that comes with college, this venue will take you right back to your days at the dorms! Tastefully decorated with custom-made bunk beds and wooden table tops, the Westwood podshare is a steal at an extremely reasonable rate. It has over 9,000 square feet of space spread over 2 floors with 9 ft ceilings of hallways, rooms, restrooms, showers, and a common room.

Available on Giggster, starting at $49/hr.

1. Historic Victorian Castle in Pasadena


Our absolute favourite on this listing is this 117 year-old Victorian castle. Now faithfully restored in every detail, it has extensive grounds, including a lily pond and arched walkways and verandas with magnificent trees and expansive lawns.The interior spaces - all available to use - are furnished with original Victorian antiques and plush velvet drapes which evoke the Golden Age of America. The exterior is in the Mediterranean Revival style while many of its interior rooms incorporate the Moorish Revival style which has its basis in Islamic architecture developed in North Africa and South-Western Europe. You would need very little (if any) decoration, since the surroundings will immediately convey a sense of luxury and hospitality.

Available on Giggster, starting at $535/hr.

With unique architectures and decor, as well as their own stories adding to your scripts, these hotels (and motels) strewn inside and around Los Angeles are some of our favourite properties. Need something a little different for your script? Giggster.com has everything that you need!

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