No, really, save the date!

They say that you should send your “save the date” cards out as soon as possible after setting the date. For us, that translated into them finally getting addressed and stamped this weekend.

These are going mostly to out-of-state (and country) guests, so they can have a little more time to make their hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

And in about six weeks, the invitations are supposed to go out. We should probably get started on those.

where to stay in los angeles

There are so many hotels in the downtown area, but listed below are a few that Jim and I can heartily recommend. Most, if not all, have courtesy shuttles that will take you to Union Station (our wedding venue). Three hotels that we can see from our living room windows are:

  • New Otani Hotel & Garden (Little Tokyo)
  • 120 South Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    direct: (213)629-1200
    reservations: (800) 639-6826

  • Millenium Biltmore Hotel (Historic Core)
  • 506 S Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    direct: (213) 624-1011
    reservations: (800) 245-8673

  • Miyako Hotel (Little Tokyo)
  • 328 East 1st Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    direct: (213)617-2000
    reservations: (800) 228-6596

Little Tokyo has a lot of restaurants, shops, and museums that are within a short walking distance (like, right outside the hotel doors). I heartily recommend walking to Fiore’s for Italian yogurt (Japanese Village Plaza). The Miyako Hotel, which is a block east of the New Otani, costs about half of what a room at the New Otani does, and is surrounded by more restaurant options. The Biltmore is a block and a half away from a subway stop (which can take you to Union Station and beyond) and across the street from the Central Library.

Other downtown hotels we can recommend:

If there are other hotels in Los Angeles that you are considering staying at, leave it here in the comments and we can update this post with more information about that hotel and the surrounding area.