Hotels near La Brea Tar Pits
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Embassy Suites Los Angeles Intl Airport North
Embassy Suites Los Angeles Intl Airport North
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8.5
Excellent
9801 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles
from $149
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills
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8.7
Excellent
1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles
from $331
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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8.0
Excellent
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
from $125
Hollywood Historic Hotel
Hollywood Historic Hotel
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7.5
Good
5162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
from $89
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
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8.7
Excellent
2151 Avenue Of The Stars, Los Angeles
from $272
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
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8.9
Excellent
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
from $362
Azul Inn West Los Angeles - Century City
Azul Inn West Los Angeles - Century City
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6.8
Good
10740 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
from $119
The Dixie Hollywood
The Dixie Hollywood
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6.9
Good
5410 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
from $167
The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
from $169
Hilton Checkers
Hilton Checkers
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8.0
Excellent
535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
from $170
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.

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