Favorite Hotels in the Thick of Things
Downtown Los Angeles is Live for
Our Private Tour
Our guides and their fancy digital SLR cameras are regularly seen in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton and J.W. Marriott hotels in downtown Los Angeles. Many of our private Los Angeles tour guests stay here and for very good reasons. The hotels are located in the midst of L.A. Live, a remarkable entertainment and cultural center evolving in the southern part of the downtown city core. Surrounded by the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center as well as the principal elements of L.A. Live – the Grammy Museum, the Nokia Theater – there are all the shops, restaurants and businesses serving the public in this dynamic quarter of Los Angeles. Why, even our own favorite restaurant, the Original Pantry, is right there. Two major freeways, the Blue Line light rail system, as well as buses, taxis and limos make transportation in the area a snap. The views from the top of the Ritz-Carlton are as good as what we see on a helicopter tour of the city such as the custom tour that allowed us this shot.