We'll be in LA for 3 nights. I've been once; my party of 3 haven't ever visited at all. We want to do the typical LA stuff - Hollywood, etc.
We're hiring a Mustang to cruise around in, before setting off up Highway 1 toward San Fran.
For those 3 days, we're looking for a decent motel that will fit all 4 of us in comfortably. Decent security (as far as keeping our bags there). Decent parking. Not too much $$. And a decent enough location would be nice.