To find cheap hotel and resort accommodations in Los Angeles, visit a travel site such as Kayak.com, Travelocity.com or Expedia.com, enter Los Angeles and your proposed travel dates in the search box on the homepage, and press Search. Sort the search results by price order to view the cheapest first.
Kayak lists a number of two- and three-star hotels that typically charge less than $100 per night, along with hostels at $40 or less per night. Specify your price range and property type in the filters on the left side of the screen to restrict your search to relevant accommodations. Travelocity and Orbitz feature hotels and motels for less than $100 per night and offer filters to help narrow a search to selected price-ranges.