Well, my sister is foreign exchanging to Australia for 10 months come Janurary, and, her plane leaves from LAX at the end of Jan. And, since we live in VA, my mom has decided that the three of us will go with my sister to LA to see her off. Problem is, my mom has no idea where to stay in LA. She said she's been looking into hotels online, but, has read some reviews about some shady places and with my dad not coming with us, we obviouslly want to stay in a nice neighborhood, and not overlly far from LAX, since we don't plan on renting a car. So, the purpose of this post is, any of you girls that either live out in LA, or, have been to LA, can you recommend some place to stay, or, at least a general area that my mom should look into? I'd also like to stay someplace thats close to some shopping, but, staying in a good neighborhood is more important to me obviouslly lol. Thanks in advance guys, I really appreciate it!