Los Angeles is very spread out. A rental car is necessary. I would avoid the Golden Tringle. I work in it and it's nothing special. Very expensive and not much to do except window shop on Rodeo. Lots of medical offices and talent agencies. When gay friends visit LA I recommend either the Ramada on Santa Monica Blvd or the Belage on San Vicente. I believe the Ramada is more affordable. From either you can walk to most gay bars/restaurants. The Bel Age is on Sunset Strip. If you want to visit the Golden Triangle it's probably a $10 cab ride from either hotel.