Budget hotel with free parking and WiFi, near Redondo Beach
Near the pier
Budget-friendly Travelodge Torrance is less than 15 minutes from Redondo Beach Pier, home to Georgette, a taxidermied 16.5-foot great white shark, and the shops at South Bay Galleria. You are about 6 miles from Home Depot Center and 10 miles from LAX.
Monte Carlo–style gaming is available at Hustler Casino, a little more than 6 miles from the hotel. Normandie Casino, which has popular Vegas-style games like Texas Hold 'em, blackjack, and baccarat, is around 10 miles north via I-10. The hotel offers free onsite parking.
Lounge by the pool
You wake to free breakfast in the morning, and the hotel's friendly staff are happy to point out all the area's must-sees and best bets for lunch. If you don't feel like venturing out, the outdoor pool is perfect for soaking up the sun and taking a refreshing dip.
Guestrooms are understated and equipped with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Extras, like microwaves and refrigerators, come in handy for storing leftovers and preparing snacks.