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Old 01-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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LAX Hotels

My family and I need to stay overnight in an LAX hotel on our way to Orlando. On the way home we're looking for a dayroom to spend about 6 hours.
I'm keen to sort all accommodation out, so I've been keeping an eye on LAX hotel prices. But they seem really expensive for a place just to lay our heads.

So I'm really keen to hear about people's experiences with these hotels. Are there any you'd recommend? What sort or prices are considered reasonable?

Musts for us: Clean, safe, a pool, close to the airport, and a casual place in or around the hotel to eat a meal.
Preferences: 3 star or higher, free shuttle, free wifi.

Thanks for any advice you can give. :-)
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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We have stayed at the Hoilday Inn many times, much cheaper and better than the Sheraton up the road, you would need to check on day rate, they might want to charge for two nights.

In reality you pay for what you get, some places like the Westin only have the bed to sit on.

Holiday Inn Los Angeles-Intl Airport 9901 S La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles , California 90045 United States
Book online or call:1 800 972 2576

Been a couple of years since we stayed there but had free internet and bus from the airport.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Hey WanderlustNZ (loved your blog btw )
I booked accom on lastminutetravel.com and got Marriott Los Angeles Airport and paid about $100 a night.
Very comfortable hotel, has a shuttle to and from the terminal, very clean, no faults whatsoever (that I noticed anyway).
We tried the room service also and it was great quality.
Try that website, so much cheaper than a lot of others...

I just priced that hotel for overnight 17 Sep on hotel.com vs Lastminutetravel.com and LMT was cheaper by $119 for the same hotel...
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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The Ocean Express is a shuttle that runs from LAX hotels to Manhattan Beach, if you are looking for something to do. Manhattan Village is a nice little shopping centre and there are some restaurants there (California Pizza Kitchen, Olive Garden, Chilli's, Coco's). I have never taken the shuttle, we rent a car. This is what we always seem to end up doing on our last day in LA.

http://www.gatewaytola.org/index.cfm...ocean-express/

I have been looking at LAX hotel prices too. They are so much more expensive on weekdays than weekends.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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I agree Jade,
Lax hotels are much more expensive during the week, must remember that next time.
Our first night at LAX is a Friday night, great rate, on our return we are staying on a Wednesday night and it goes up nearly $100
We are planning on using the ocean express on our arrival, I think it is $5pp.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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The Ocean Express is a shuttle that runs from LAX hotels to Manhattan Beach, if you are looking for something to do. Manhattan Village is a nice little shopping centre and there are some restaurants there (California Pizza Kitchen, Olive Garden, Chilli's, Coco's). I have never taken the shuttle, we rent a car. This is what we always seem to end up doing on our last day in LA.

http://www.gatewaytola.org/index.cfm...ocean-express/

I have been looking at LAX hotel prices too. They are so much more expensive on weekdays than weekends.
Thanks for the tip.

You could be right about weekday vs. weekend. They probably don't get as many business travellers through the weekend so have to cheapen the rooms.
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We had a night and then a dayroom rate until 6pm at the Travelodge LAX at the end of your Orlando trip. The positives for us were that, unlike all other hotels at LAX, they have family rooms that can fit five. It has friendly staff, free transfers, free breakfast and a Denny's on site. We were able to easily catch the bus to the massive Westfield Culver City where we spent the rest of our U.S.$ shopping (taxied back though). However, it is a very basic hotel, probably a 2-star and I was pleased we only had one night there. Served its purpose though and was great to have the room up until 6pm.
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Hey WanderlustNZ (loved your blog btw )
I booked accom on lastminutetravel.com and got Marriott Los Angeles Airport and paid about $100 a night.
Very comfortable hotel, has a shuttle to and from the terminal, very clean, no faults whatsoever (that I noticed anyway).
We tried the room service also and it was great quality.
Try that website, so much cheaper than a lot of others...

I just priced that hotel for overnight 17 Sep on hotel.com vs Lastminutetravel.com and LMT was cheaper by $119 for the same hotel...
Firstly, thanks for the blog compliment

That website does seem really cheap. So in your opinion is the website completely legit? I've never heard of it until now.
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We have stayed at the Hoilday Inn many times, much cheaper and better than the Sheraton up the road, you would need to check on day rate, they might want to charge for two nights.

In reality you pay for what you get, some places like the Westin only have the bed to sit on.

Holiday Inn Los Angeles-Intl Airport 9901 S La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles , California 90045 United States
Book online or call:1 800 972 2576

Been a couple of years since we stayed there but had free internet and bus from the airport.
Thanks Colin. Will check out prices for the Holiday Inn. Loved your pics of Aulani by the way. It looks gorgeous
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #10
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Wanderlust,
The travelodge lax does day rooms from 9am-8pm, have a look, they have a pool, free wifi and free airport transfers.
It gets ok reviews on tripadvisor.
We have stayed at a few of the hotels at lax, they all seem similar, I just pick on price. (Hilton, marriott) Our upcoming trip we are staying at the renaissance on the way over, ($160 including buffett breakfast) however on the way home, the prices had all increased by about $80-100. As we planned to go to universal on our last day, it worked out better for us to stay at the Hilton universal and pay for transfers.

What dates are you looking at?
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The travelodge lax does day rooms from 9am-8pm, have a look, they have a pool, free wifi and free airport transfers.
It gets ok reviews on tripadvisor.
We have stayed at a few of the hotels at lax, they all seem similar, I just pick on price. (Hilton, marriott) Our upcoming trip we are staying at the renaissance on the way over, ($160 including buffett breakfast) however on the way home, the prices had all increased by about $80-100. As we planned to go to universal on our last day, it worked out better for us to stay at the Hilton universal and pay for transfers.

What dates are you looking at?
Thanks gogo65.
I saw the travelodge and it doesn't look like it would be too bad as the dayroom option. It's close enough to shopping centres and the beach that we could go out for a few hours. It doesn't seem that you can book it online which is a bit of a pain. Will keep an eye out and may end up ringing them.

Looking at 17 Sep for overnight and 9th Oct for dayroom.

For some reason I thought LAX hotels would be around US$100 a night, so was surprised to see that most were closer to $200.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Cool, glad you said that !!
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Thanks Karen, we will only be there from around 11pm until 6am so we probably won't see the pool or any food. Just hope the shuttle gets us there on time and we get a good wake up call!
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We stayed at the Magic Castle in LA, I remember it was cheap, I cant remember how much though, it was great there, right next to the main hollywood stretch, with a pool, wifi, free breakfast, and free snacks and drinks as well through the day. I loved it!
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Hi,

I have twice stayed at the Westin Los Angeles Airport for a good price. I just checked on kayak.com for a random date and got $117 including tax. They offer a shuttle and while not as nice as a Westin in Australia, it is still nice. For the money it is very good value.

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