The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was built in downtown L.A. back in 1923, just adjacent to University of Southern California. It is still the home for USC's sold-out football games. But it is much more than that, as two Summer Olympics, two NFL Super Bowls, countless concerts and many other huge events have happened here over the decades. With so many things taking place there, events that draw gigantic crowds of up to 100,000 people, there's always a need for decent hotel rooms nearby. Since only the Radisson Midtown at USC is within walking distance (about 15 minutes door-to-door), its 240 rooms fill up fast on game day. That's why we suggest choosing a hotel in the downtown business district of Los Angeles, for it is a quick drive (use Figueroa Street, never the freeway), only about three miles from there to the Memorial Coliseum. In the heart of downtown, you'll find chic and trendy places (the Ace Hotel, the Standard), classic older favorites (the Millennium Biltmore) and top-of-the-line luxury hotels (the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles). There is even a brand-new Marriott, the Courtyard and Residence Inn L.A. LIVE, where visitors can settle in for a long-term stay in the City of Angels, complete with fully functional kitchens on the Residence Inn side of the massive two-hotel tower overlooking L.A. Live.