Around the Downtown LA and surrounding areas, you will see Latin American fruit carts loaded with watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, jicama, cucumber and other seasonal fruits. You get to customize your fruit selection and get only the fruits you want. What makes these fruit carts special is that you can top your fruit with chili powder and/or lime. We personally always get both because there is something really great about that sweet-meets-sour bite.
If you are a pastrami fan, you cannot visit Los Angeles without eating at the historic Langer's Deli. Open since 1947, this deli offers the BEST pastrami sandwich you will ever eat in your life. Guaranteed.
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.
Several of our guests invest in the GO CARD Los Angeles in order to save on sightseeing. It works great as long as you do some pre-planning and determine exactly what you want to see and do. Just make sure you don't try to do too much in one day. Since Los Angeles is huge and spread out, cramming too many activities into one day can rush you too much and ruin the experience.
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.
Downtown LA is a great place to find tasty food, regardless of your budget. You will find everything from high end five star restaurants to affordable hole in the wall eateries. Here at Jerry's Motel, we are big fans of gourmet fast food - food that is inexpensive yet high quality.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has just opened a new location in Downtown Los Angeles! Just a few short blocks away from Jerry's Motel, Plan Check is a popular gastropub offering amazingly juicy and unique gourmet burgers alongside craft beers, creative speciality cocktails and more! This is our new go-to spot for a delicious hamburger in Downtown LA.
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.