Where Can You Stay During Your Sherwood Oaks Classes?

Are you from out of town/state/country and don’t know the Hollywood area?

Let us help you.

Hollywood, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, all close together, yet not… and kind of a scary in certain areas if you are not familiar with our City of Angels. Here we share with you everything we know — from bargain to the 5-star places and the best value transportation.

We hope this helps you choose whatever fits your tastes and your budget with as little effort as possible.

Local Accommodations & Travel

On a reasonable budget you can explore Hollywood and meet the Hollywood execs of your dreams while attending our courses. Our students travel from across the country and around the world, so Sherwood Oaks is pleased to offer these tips for getting around  and lists of affordable, comfortable hotels situated in the heart of the film industry’s capital city!

Invest in Your Dream!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Considering renting a vehicle? It may be easier to get around without one. Traffic can be extremely congested and trying to drive even short distances can take a very long time. Also, PARKING is either premium priced or non-existent.
  2. Trying to save some money? If you are flying in from another state or country, you may find the best prices through one of the travel websites that put together packages for you. If you purchase your airfare, lodging, and car rentals all at the same time, you may save more money. Check websites like, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia
  3. Just looking for a hotel booking site? Check out Trivago!   There is also a newer site called Agoda that sometimes has even lower rates than Trivago.
  4. If you are frugal, you can spend about $69 a day for food, lodging and daily transportation.

Please note: This page is provided as a convenience for our students. Sherwood Oaks is not affiliated with any of the providers listed, nor do we endorse any of them. We cannot guarantee prices, so please check for updated rates before budgeting your trip.


I love Airbnb (or if on your phone, get the APP) especially if you are on a budget since you get the biggest bang for the buck and often get access to a kitchen (but be sure to inquire.)  There are three things to know before staying at an Airbnb.


  1. Most hosts will only allow guests stay at their home if they have a positive reviews from other hosts so it’s best to have a positive profile before you make reservations.
  2. Always ask about private parking. If they say ‘street parking’ then realize it’s unlikely there will be street parking available after 6 pm.
  3. Always ask whether the room  will be private (and lockabe) or shared. Inexpensive places in LA below $60 a night tend to be dormitory style (room-shares) and can be a chaotic experience. Often there will be bunk-beds with five or more people in one room. Many of these room-shares do not have secure storage or lockers, so do not leave valuables. Clothing is usually not taken, but food, cigarettes and toiletries have gone missing.

Hollywood & Beverly Hills Hotels

Moderately Priced Hotels

Orchid Suites $120/night***
1753 Orchid Avenue
(323) 874-9678
Parking is $10
2 blocks from our meeting place

*** Mention Sherwood Oaks for a special discount!
Orchid Suites has been hosting our students over 15 years.
It is convenient with large rooms where you can cook your own meals.

Celebrity Hotel – $130/night*
1775 Orchid Ave
(323) 850-6464
2 blocks from our meeting place

Hollywood Heights Hotel – $139/night
2005 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(888) 726-8580
3 blocks from our meeting place

Economically Priced Motels

Hollywood Orange Drive Manor ($30 to $78)
1746 N. Orange Drive
Hollywood CA 90028
(323) 850-0350
2 blocks from our meeting place

Hollywood and Highland Hostel
7038 1/2 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
across the street from meeting place

Motel 6$60/night* (online rate)
1738 Whitley/Hollywood Boulevard
(323) 464-6006
6 blocks from our meeting place

Banana Bungalow ($40 to $70/night)
5920 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
1 (877) 977-5077
Free transportation to/from airport
10 blocks from our meeting place
There are buses that run to our meeting place

Medium Priced Hotels

Beverly Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA

Luxury Hotels

Loew’s Hotel
1755 N Highland Ave
(323) 856-1200

Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
(323) 466-7000


Crescent Beverly Hills Hotel – $199
403 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-0505

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel – $199
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6571

Holiday Inn Express – $169
Olympic Blvd

Marriott Residence Inn$179
Beverly & Olympic

Beverly Terrace Hotel – $190
469 North Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 274-8141

Crowne Plaza Hotel – $185
must request SWO discount
1150 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90035
(310) 553-6561

Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel – $199

10300 Wilshire Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90024, United States
(310) 275-5575
2 miles from location


LA Shuttle is $20 flat rate from LAX Airport to most Los Angeles areas including Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

LAX Transport has the highest reviews on Yelp.

On a frugal budget?
Flyway: $7/pp + $1.5/pp one way on Metro Rail
Fly Away Bus Shuttle
     1. Take the FlyAway bus to Union Station
     2. Then take the Red Line (Metro-subway) to Hollywood-Highland
     3. Walk to either Orchid Suites, Orange Drive Manor, Motel 6


Super Cheap Car Rental – Los Angeles
$25 per day if you have car insurance

5231 W. Imperial Hwy, Unit A
Los Angles, CA 90045

DON’T FORGET YOUR APPS! Sign up to ride Uber and Lyft! Both are reasonably priced rides and usually cheaper than a taxi.

Other Important Things To Consider!

Traffic – Give Yourself Extra Time

Always give yourself EXTRA time for traffic, during rush hour double the time. The traffic in ALL of southern California is HORRIBLE and there is nothing you can do about it except PLAN for it… (sorry).

Accommodations – Closer is Always Better

Avoid traffic by finding lodging that is within ten miles of the meeting location — even if it is more expensive. It is worth avoiding the traffic headache. Usually classes meet in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Burbank (for studios), or Santa Monica. Google map the class location and check travel distances to our suggested lodgings.

Transportation – Skip the Car Rental

Unless you have planned meetings or are visiting a friend off the beaten track, we do NOT recommend a car rental.  It’s expensive and often difficult to park. If you are FLYING in, consider taking the flyaway out of LAX to your lodgings.

For daily transport we recommend shuttles or public transportation, especially if you are on a budget. If you are traveling with others, then use Lyft or Uber and share the ride cost, or rideshare. Before booking lodgings use Google Maps to check proximity of lodging options to transportation junctions (bus/train). The subway (Metrolink) is great for getting around in LA and the busses aren’t bad either.



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