Re: Visiting LA in Jan
if your looking at going to Disneyland I would recommend getting accomodation in Anaheim for the night.
Re: Where to stay in LA for a couple with no car for 7 days?
Hollywood would be a good base but your budget is pretty low
Re: Patong beach - Is it really bad
If you're looking for white sand and clear blue water Patong Beach is not it.