We spend our 3rd day strolling along Hollywood Boulevard and Cruising to Santa Monica! We managed to get cheap Los Angeles, Celebrity homes & Hollywood Sign Tour tickets on GroupOn LA! What a bargain and it was amazing especially the celebrity LA homes of Ellen, Bruno, Katy, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and more!
Visited The Chinese Theatre and rack up a storm at Victoria’s Secret and H&M! Not forgetting the husband’s craze with the Lid’s Caps! It was crowded and you have all these impersonators who will want to take photos with you! DONT! you have to pay them if you do! We’ve witnessed a lot of arguments after a fun photo taking when tourists just walked away and these impersonators caused chaos demanding tourists for tips/payment. So be careful!
Just before the sunsets, we made our way to Santa Monica! It was a beautiful setting against the sunset backdrop! We had delicious Mexican dinner by the pier! It was such a great end to our Sunday! We did rush back to the hotel and pile on all the luggage into the car, we squeezed through every space we had in the car so that we don’t have to make multiple trips! We did it!
From a bad stay at Sheraton Downtown LA, we moved up to Desert Palms Hotel & Suites! We had 6 massive luggage and when we arrived after a long day, we found out that they don’t provide porter service so we had to get the trolley ourselves and get all our luggage up to our room! This is the first ever hotel I’ve been to and did not provide such service!
On a positive note is that the area is safe, 10 minutes walk to Disneyland and California Adventure. Across the road is CVS Pharmacy and Coffee Bean. Walking to distance to various restaurants. 10 minutes drive to Anaheim Plaza which boasts a 24 hour Walmart, the gigantic Forever 21 and other stores!
In house dryer and washing machines that cost about $4 per cycle each which can be quite handy for families or when you are travelling for a week! You are entitled to free wifi and make your own waffles for breakfast too which can run out pretty quickly as families usually swarmed the buffet early in the mornings! Free Carpark as well!