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LA Hotel near LACMA, La Brea + More

Los Angeles Museum Row Hotel

Our ideal location at the start of Museum Row makes it a breeze to sample the cultural gems of the city. Right at our doorstep is a spread of thrilling, thought-provoking and quirky destinations that sum up the richness of Los Angeles, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Craft Contemporary Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Walking Distance from Petersen Automotive Museum

Not just for the auto buff, the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates technology, artistry and the pioneering spirit with an exhilarating tour through the history of cars. One of the world’s largest automotive museums, its 25 galleries boast over 100 vehicles, including Hollywood celebrities like the 20-foot Batmobile from “Batman Returns,” Lightning McQueen from “Cars” and the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” Or behold masterpieces of another sort: art cars designed by the likes of Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol. The museum’s diverse offerings sing an ode to car-infatuated Southern California.

One Block from LACMA + La Brea Tar Pits

For another visual feast of epic proportions, wander through 6,000 years of global art history in the halls of LACMA. Housing more than 150,000 works of art, the LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and a thriving cultural center in its own right. As with the city of Los Angeles itself, each visit brings new encounters. Or explore historic La Brea Tar Pits, a gateway back to the Ice Age where more than 100 excavations have been made. La Brea Tar Pits is a must-see for science and history buffs who want to experience the paleontology process unfold before their eyes.