If you're staying with us in the Downtown LA area and will be attending an event at the Hollywood Bowl, well lucky you! The Hollywood Bowl is one of our favorite music venues, so you're in for a treat if it's your first time there.
Every year, we have guests stay with us who will be attending the Rose Parade in Pasadena. For those international guests unfamiliar with the Rose Parade, it is a popular parade that has been running annually on January 1st for more than 125 years. It travels a 5 1/2 mile stretch of spectators, showcasing floats made out of - you guessed it - ROSES, as well as marching bands, cultural dance performances and more.
The Los Angeles Fashion District is great for business travelers (buyers, designers, wholesalers), as well as leisure shoppers. Most transactions are wholesale but there are plenty of retail opportunities for every shopper.
Many of our guests have been choosing to take a shared van shuttle from LAX to our hotel. This is a great option if you are looking to save some money and don't mind sharing a ride with other travelers. We always recommend our guests use Prime Time Shuttle instead of Super Shuttle because it costs less. Sample pricing as of December 2014 is below.
Getting a US SIM card for your smartphone while in the US will make your travels much easier by accessing the internet on the go and using Google Maps. Car rental companies offer navigation systems, but they can get costly - especially for longer trips since they charge you per day. A better option is to purchase a SIM card for your unlocked GSM smartphone. Be sure to check if your phone is unlocked with your provider back home first. If you do not own a GSM phone, you can always purchase an inexpensive phone here along with your SIM card.
One of the most common questions we get from our international visitors is, "can I make a right hand turn at a red light?" The answer is yes, EXCEPT when there is a sign that says "NO TURN ON RED."
Jerry's Motel is conveniently located within 1 mile of 2 Metro light rail stations. We provide maps of the Downtown LA area at check in, so all of these locations will be easy to locate on a map.
7th Street/Metro Center Station is located just 1 mile away from us, and can be reached by either a 15-20 minute walk, or you can catch bus #16/316 (toward Downtown LA) across the street on 3rd Street and get off at the 6th St/Hope Street stop.
Jerry's Motel is conveniently located approximately 2 miles from Dodger Stadium. Although pretty close distance-wise, we do not recommend you walk to Dodger Stadium. Unlike stadiums and arenas in other cities that are located in the thick of the city, Dodger Stadium is awkwardly tucked away within a park on a hill.
Metro bus and rail rates will increase as of September 15, 2014. Please note that fares will be:
When renting a car in Los Angeles, it is absolutely essential to use GPS to make your way to your destinations. The city is huge, so having guidance will help make your trip easier and much more enjoyable. Even LA residents oftentimes rely on GPS when venturing to new areas.