I should be in Hollywood again this Friday. As usual, I will get there in the morning via Amtrak. Union Station is located downtown and offers metro rail and bus connections to the rest of LA. The metro red line takes you to Hollywood. There is a station at famous Hollywood and Vine among other locations.
Where to stay:
This site tries to provide information on ways to travel often while saving money. Here are three spots in LA where you get great value for your money. If you want to stay in Beverly Hills you can do so right near Rodeo Drive for only $415/week at the Hotel Del Flores!
In Hollywood, try the Econolodge on Vine Street and Melrose Avenue. Just catch the bus 210 from Hollywood and Vine Street Station (metro red line) and ride about 5 blocks south. Rooms normally range from $65 to $75 per night.
In Westwood, there is the Hotel Claremont, located adjacent to UCLA. Westwood Village is a nice, clean environment with lots of students, scholars, and visitors. A single, Japanese woman recommended the Claremont to me when we were in graduate school. The hotel rooms do not have TVs or air conditioning, but there is a large TV room and the rooms have ceiling fans. I was quite comfortable at this hotel. There is a grocery store a block away (Ralph’s).
BE SURE TO EAT at ROSCOE’s Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood. You will run into many studio executives, actors, and others of the sort while waiting in line.
Roscoes House of Chicken and Waffles – Official Website.