In the huge, sprawling metropolis known as Los Angeles, there are hotels and motels of every sort, from posh five-star resorts where celebrities can be spotted just about every time you get on the elevator all the way to tiny, off-the-beaten-track bed-and-breakfast jewels. It can be a challenge to choose the one place that serves all your needs, especially if you are on a limited budget. That's why this guide to the best budget hotels in the City of Angels is essential reading, for whether you're looking for a home base in Southern California where you can roll out of bed and put your feet straight into the sand, a place that's right in the heart of the downtown hustle and bustle or a welcoming spot to sleep that's in the heart of Hollywood's action. So think the Hotel Erwin by the beach in Venice; the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza downtown; or the Magic Castle Hotel, which is steps away from the famed TCL Chinese Theater IMAX and El Capitan Theater. Those are all excellent choices for reasonably priced hotels, as are the others included here. The main consideration for choosing a hotel in L.A. should always be location, however, for staying in the part of town you need (and want) to be in for most of your visit is key. For the traffic here truly is as bad as you've heard, so be sure your hotel's location is close to where you want and need to be.