Hotels near La Brea Tar Pits
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Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
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3.6
6001 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles
from $99
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
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3.8
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles
from $166
The Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
The Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
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3.1
1256 W 7th St, Los Angeles
from $98
Wilshire Orange Hotel
Wilshire Orange Hotel
6060 West 8th Street, Los Angeles
from $58
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
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3.5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
from $92
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
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4.3
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles
from $194
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
from $95
Hollywood 7 Star Motel
Hollywood 7 Star Motel
1730 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
from $62
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
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4.3
2025 Ave of the Stars, Los Angeles
from $195
The Standard Downtown LA
The Standard Downtown LA
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4.0
550 S Flower St, Los Angeles
from $195
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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.

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