Hotels near La Brea Tar Pits
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Metro Plaza Hotel
Metro Plaza Hotel
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7.5
Good
711 N Main St, Los Angeles
from $109
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
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7.3
Good
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
from $95
Courtyard by Marriott LAX
Courtyard by Marriott LAX
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8.2
Excellent
6161 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
from $119
Shelter Hotel Los Angeles
Shelter Hotel Los Angeles
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7.6
Good
457 S Mariposa Ave, Los Angeles
from $129
SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
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8.5
Excellent
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles
from $386
Azul Inn West Los Angeles - Century City
Azul Inn West Los Angeles - Century City
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6.6
Good
10740 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
from $119
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Ave of the Stars, Los Angeles
from $195
Beverly Hills Marriott
Beverly Hills Marriott
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8.3
Excellent
1150 S Beverly Dr, Los Angeles
from $210
Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn
Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn
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7.9
Good
818 N Hill Street, Los Angeles
from $79
Ginosi Hudson Apartel
Ginosi Hudson Apartel
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5.7
Fair
6533 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
from $94
More About Hotels near La Brea Tar Pits...

Witness Paleontology in Action at the La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits is an Ice Age fossil excavation site located right in the heart of Los Angeles. The family friendly attraction includes a fascinating museum, extensive gardens, and even allows guests to visit active fossil dig sites to witness paleontology in action.

What are the La Brea Tar Pits?

Fossils were first discovered at the La Brea Tar Pits in 1875. Since then, paleontologists have uncovered the fossils of thousands of Pleistocene-era animals from the site, including American mastodons and saber-toothed cats. Today the tar pits remain an active dig area for paleontologists. The site also includes an interactive visitor museum that features a fossil lab, live presentations, and a 3D movie experience. Outside, visitors can stroll through a recreated prehistoric garden and visit several active dig sites.

Which Hotels Have the Best View near the La Brea Tar Pits?

There aren’t any hotels that offer a view of the tar pits, but there are several accommodation options very nearby. These include the four-star Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Hotel, and budget-friendly Cinema Suites Bed & Breakfast. If you’re looking for a mid-range hotel, The Wilshire Crest Hotel Los Angeles is a good option.

What are the Benefits or Drawbacks from Staying at a Hotel Near the La Brea Tar Pits?

One major drawback of choosing a hotel in this area is that it's difficult to reach the freeway, so visiting other major sites in and around Los Angeles may take more time. However, there are lots of things to do near the La Brea Tar Pits. The Craft & Folk Art Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are all within walking distance. Upscale shopping and dining at the Grove is a short drive away, as is scenic Hancock Park.

What Do I Need to Know About the La Brea Tar Pits?

Tickets to the La Brea Tar Pits are available at the museum or online. Admission to the site gives visitors access to the museum, including the active fossil lab, gardens, lake pit, observation pit, and more.