For the first night of my LA Weekend Trip, my girls and I stayed at Hotel Angeleno. Hotel Angeleno is a boutique hotel located right off the 405 and is about a 20 minute ride from LAX depending on traffic. We booked this hotel on Hotel Tonight and paid less than $200 for a one-night stay.
The hotel is only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute UBER ride away from Venice Beach. Plus, the hotel is a quick 15 minute drive from LAX. The walk from the beach isn't bad at all, and can be done in 15 minutes depending on how fast you walk. Abbott Kinney Blvd is also a short walk from the hotel.