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Carson California Hotels & Motels

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The Carson center is around 1 mile northeast of Harbor City and 2 miles south of Harbor Gateway.

Welcome to Carson, a lovely yet often overlooked municipality in Metropolitan Los Angeles. Whether you're hoping to stay in an upscale lodging close to LA, or you prefer something more budget-friendly, the Carson area offers a wide range of hotels to accommodate every need. More from this guide...

Carson Hotels & Accommodations

Doubletree by Hilton Carson in Carson 2 Civic Plaza Dr., Carson, CA 90745
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 7 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Very good business hotel
  • Breakfast is average
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Motel 6 Carson : 888 East Dominguez St. 888 East Dominguez St., Carson, CA 90746
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Minimal decor
  • About half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
Holiday Inn Torrance : 19800 South Vermont Ave. 19800 South Vermont Ave., Torrance, CA 90502 ~1.42 miles north of Carson
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 7 meeting rooms
From$129
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Miyako Hybrid Hotel : 21381 South Western Ave. 21381 South Western Ave., Torrance, CA 90501 ~1.66 miles west of Carson
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • 7 floors in property
From$159
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Econo Lodge Carson Near Stubhub Center in Carson 1325 East Carson St., Carson, CA 90745
  • Economy Convention Center hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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Redac Gateway Hotel 20801 South Western Ave., Torrance, CA 90501 ~1.79 miles west of Carson
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
Extended Stay America Los Angeles Torrance Harbor - Torrance 19200 Harbor Gtwy, Torrance, CA 90501 ~2.14 miles north of Carson
  • Cheap hotel
  • 122 rooms in hotel
  • Terrific location
  • Lousy brekfast
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Extended Stay America Economy Los Angeles South : 18602 South Vermont Ave. 18602 South Vermont Ave., Gardena, CA 90248 ~2.19 miles north of Carson
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Travelodge Inn & Suites Gardena Ca
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1390 West 186th St., Gardena, CA 90248 ~2.34 miles northwest of Carson
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 8 suites
Courtyard by Marriott Torrance South Bay 1925 West 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504 ~2.56 miles northwest of Carson
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
  • Nice building
Super 8 Torrance Lax Airport Area 2360 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501 ~2.61 miles west of Carson
  • 2-star property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Torrance Travelodge 2448 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501 ~2.73 miles west of Carson
  • Two star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Bath tub was clogged
  • Internet is poor
Best Western Los Angeles Worldport Hotel 1402 West Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington, CA 90744 ~2.83 miles south of Carson
  • Midscale property
  • Check in: 02:00
Crescent Inn 1104 West Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington, CA 90744 ~2.84 miles south of Carson
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3 PM
  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable
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Extended Stay Amercia in Carson 401 East Albertoni St., Carson, CA 90746
  • Cheap hotel
  • 24 rooms in property
Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance Palos V - Torrance 2633 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505 ~2.98 miles west of Carson
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Good access to the airport, said 80%
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Rodeway Inn & Suites Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City 1665 Pacific Coast Highway, Harbor City, CA 90710 ~3.23 miles southwest of Carson
  • Two star Beach property
  • Check in time: 11:00
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Eldorado Inn & Suites 2037 Pch, Lomita, CA 90717 ~3.48 miles southwest of Carson
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 60 rooms
From$65
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Extended Stay America Los Angeles Torrance 3525 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 ~3.84 miles west of Carson
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Plumbing was very loud
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
Best Western Plus Avita Suites - Torrance 3531 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 ~3.86 miles west of Carson
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Modern room
  • Terrific location
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Staybridge Suites Torrance / Redondo Beach : 19901 Prairie Ave. 19901 Prairie Ave., Torrance, CA 90503 ~3.95 miles west of Carson
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 144 suites in hotel
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
From$120
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Marriott Torrance - Torrance
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3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503 ~4.00 miles west of Carson
  • Four star hotel
  • For 100%, the rooms looked old
  • Free apples
Howard Johnson Torrance - Torrance
+1-888-305-3366
3673 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 ~4.06 miles west of Carson
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Residence Inn by Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach in Torrance 3701 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 ~4.07 miles west of Carson
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 248 rooms
  • Almost all guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Beds were acceptable for 51%
From$159
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Gardena Terrace Inn in Gardena
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15902 South Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247 ~4.11 miles north of Carson
  • Two star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 1:00PM
  • Breakfast can be improved
  • Restaurants nearby
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Carson had humble beginnings as a Los Angeles suburb overrun with junkyards and landfills. The city was incorporated in 1968, but had been a neglected area up until that point, consisting of mostly agricultural and industrial pursuits. Oil also played a big part in the area's early history. Following Carson's incorporation, the city was slowly revitalized, forming into what we now know today as a vibrant, ethnically diverse community offering a convenient location, colorful hillside flowers, a 2,450-seat velodrome, and California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Whatever your reasons for visiting this exciting city, it's important to plan your trip carefully so you can take advantage of everything Carson has to offer.

Best Time to Visit Carson, CA

One of the best times to visit Carson and Los Angeles is in the spring from March through May. The air is more breathable since excessive heat can lead to heavy smog levels, although this won't be as much of a problem if you plan on staying in Carson the entire time. Spring also helps you avoid the massive influx of tourists that descend upon Los Angeles. If you're planning on visiting any of the local attractions during your stay, you'll probably want to avoid summertime unless you don't mind crowds.

Another great season to visit Carson is in the fall from September through November. Like spring, temperatures are much more pleasant and you'll be avoiding peak tourist season. What's more, you're more likely to find discounted hotel rates, although most hotels barely budge on their rates until winter.

If you do plan on visiting Carson during the winter, be sure to pack some rain gear and an umbrella. The Los Angeles area experiences the most rainfall in January and February, which can take some visitors by surprise. As long as you avoid coming during a holiday week, you can enjoy the best hotel rates of the year from December to February. There are also plenty of events that take place during this time, including the LA Art Show and the Chinese New Year and Golden Dragon Parade.

Although summers in Los Angeles County tend to hover in the low- to mid-80s, the smog and tourist crowds never keep away visitors looking to experience LA firsthand. If you do visit during peak tourist season, be prepared to pay a premium for your hotel room, even in outlying communities like Carson. Key summer events worth experiencing include LA PRIDE, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and the California Gift Show.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Carson, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Carson

Carson, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Carson, CA. Browse these illustrations to calculate the best months to book in Carson throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Carson, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $148.96

If you're looking for a higher end hotel in the Carson area, you have several unique choices.

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach is an upscale four-star property less than 5 miles from South Coast Botanic Garden. The site features an American restaurant, a wine bar, an indoor/outdoor pool, a Zen garden, a fitness room, fire pits, a patio with cabanas, a business center, and 20 meeting rooms, making it ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

The casual guest rooms feature work desks, coffee makers, available Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Club-level rooms provide access to the club lounge, which serves a free continental breakfast and evening appetizers daily. Upgrading to a suite will also get you a separate living area with a pullout sofa bed and a balcony.

Best Western Plus Avita Suites is another smart option offering a range of guest amenities. Located within walking distance of Del Amo Fashion Center, this hotel features modern studios and one-bedroom suites with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, work desks, and sofas. Some even feature separate living areas. Additional guest amenities include a fully cooked breakfast, large-vehicle parking, business centers, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Set just 15 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport, Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway – Torrance is a contemporary four-star property with an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a 24-our business center, event space, and paid parking. Rooms offer mini fridges, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs with cable, high-pressure showerheads, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded suites add separate living areas and sofa beds.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Carson

Affordable Hotel Options in Carson, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $121.64

Finding a budget-friendly hotel in the Carson area is easier than you might think — you just have to know where to look.

Dynasty Inn Gardena is convenient to both the Roadium Open Air Market and the Hustler Casino. A low-rise budget hotel, Dynasty Inn Gardena offers internal corridors, free parking, and complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms are basic but feature cable television, free Wi-Fi internet access, mini fridges, seating areas with coffee tables, and optional whirlpool tubs.

Carson's Motel 6 is an unpretentious option 8.6 miles from Redondo Beach and less than 2 miles from the International Printing Museum. The property features an on-site coin laundry for guest use, a year-round outdoor pool, free morning coffee, truck parking, a banquet hall, a business center, and meeting rooms. Guest rooms feature granite countertops, wood floors, and colorful décor, as well as expanded cable TV. Children 17 and under also stay free with an adult relative.

Econo Lodge Carson near StubHub Center is a modest hotel close to California State University and the Links at Victoria Golf Course. Guest rooms are straightforward, but offer microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, and free Wi-Fi access. Upgraded rooms add additional sitting areas and whirlpool tubs. Large-vehicle parking is complimentary, as is the continental breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Carson

2 Star Average Prices: $81.43

2 Star Hotel Prices in Carson

Carson: Real Discounts

If you plan your trip in advance, you can take advantage of money-saving discounts that help keep some of that cash in your wallet after your stay.

Most area hotels, including Best Western Plus Avita Suites, extend special rates to seniors, AARP members, AAA/CAA members, state and federal government employees, military families, and hotel rewards members. Simply book the appropriate rate and present your valid proof of eligibility at check-in in order to save as much as 20 percent off the hotel's best available rates. Even if you don't qualify, you may be able to save by booking multiple nights, which often comes with a 10-percent discount or more.

Many upscale properties, including Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, offer special packages that give you even more perks. For instance, booking a romance package can not only save you money, but it can include items such as a box of chocolates, sparkling wine or champagne, dinner credits for two, or a late check-out. Packages vary by hotel and tend to change seasonally, so be sure to inquire early about what's available.

Best Value Options in Carson, CA

Carson offers many mid-range hotels that give you the best value for your dollar. For instance, Howard Johnson Torrance is a modest roadside property offering free continental breakfast and parking. Guest rooms are traditionally decorated with homey décor and feature flat-screen TVs, seating areas, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, mini fridges, and microwaves. Upgraded suites add kitchenettes, and children 17 and under stay free in any room with a paying adult relative.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson is a modern option near the I-405 Freeway in the South Bay area. Offering easy access to the airport, the LA cruise terminal, and other major attractions, this hotel boasts an on-site casual American restaurant, a heated outdoor pool with whirlpool, a fitness center, a sports bar, free parking, a business center, and meeting space. The contemporary guest rooms feature custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, while suites add balconies or separate living areas.

Best Eateries in Carson, CA

Being such an ethnically diverse city, it's no surprise that Carson serves up a wide array of international cuisine sure to delight those taste buds. During your visit, be sure to enjoy a meal at R&R Soul Food on Avalon Boulevard. This informal, low-key eatery serves up Southern classics like BBQ, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, collard greens, meatloaf, cornbread muffins, and oxtail. The portions are so huge you may want to bring a friend to help you finish off your hearty helping.

Another hole-in-the-wall option, this one in a strip mall on E Carson Street, Delia's Restaurant is a Filipino eatery serving up delicious cuisine with all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining. Enjoy Filipino classics like pork adobo, dinuguan, or something more familiar like chicken teriyaki or pork on a stick.

Lucky China on E Carson Street is a local favorite offering classic Mandarin Chinese dishes with a laidback, diner-style vibe. The service is considered some of the best in the city, and the food, which consists of ample portions, is out of this world. When you're craving some Kung Pao or other Mandarin classic, head to Lucky China.

There's plenty to love about this LA suburb. Whether you're looking for an affordable roadside hotel or an upscale accommodation, you'll find the perfect hotel in Carson to meet your needs and budget.

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