A guide to LAX airport hotels

Find yourself with a long stopover at LAX? Why not check into one of these nearby LAX airport hotels to get some serious rest and relaxation.

LAX exterior image credit: TriggerPhoto/iStock
Where to stay during a stopover at LAX. Image credit: TriggerPhoto/iStock

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the third busiest airport in the world, dealing with more than 1,500 landings and takeoffs every 24 hours. Here’s everything you need to know about the hotels surrounding the airport, to help you plan your stay next time you’re in the area and choose an overnight stay instead of unwinding at one of the many LAX lounges.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

For LAX airport hotels that aren’t too far away, look no further than Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport where you can have a room overlooking the tarmac! Complimentary breakfast and fully-equipped kitchens make the stay comfortable, while an inviting swimming pool can’t be missed. The hotel can be found in the bottom half of a former 12-story office building, while the top half is for a more upmarket stay, which is also operated by Hilton.

Crowne Plaza LAX Airport Hotel

Just one kilometer away from LAX, Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport Hotel is another one of the hotels near LAX definitely worth considering. If you’re hungry, you’re in luck because they have four onsite restaurants. They also have a club floor lounge for suite and executive room guests, as well as an outdoor pool and a business center. If you want some peace after a hectic fight, then book a dedicated Quiet Zone room to keep the outdoor noise to a minimum.

H Hotel Los Angeles

This hotel occupies the upper floors of the building that houses the Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport. It belongs to the exclusive Hilton Curio Collection, making H Hotel Los Angeles a luxurious stopover. The breakfast is not to be missed, while its views of both the airport and the Pacific Ocean are unrivaled among LAX hotels.

Shade Hotel

Shade Hotel exterior. Image credit: Shade Hotel
Shade Hotel exterior. Image credit: Shade Hotel

Considering other hotels close to LAX? This luxury hotel is nicely positioned just a 15-minute drive away from LAX airport and two blocks from Manhattan Beach. Not a fan of the beach? Then how about an outdoor pool on the roof? Speaking of outdoor, get a room at Shade Hotel with an outdoor balcony for amazing views and a prime spot to enjoy your drink. Expect 24-hour room service as well as plenty of fun events organized by the hotel to help get the party started.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles has to be one of the most opulent hotels around LAX. It’s got a grand chandelier in the main lobby and is also pet-friendly, in case you’re traveling with four-legged company. The rooms are decked out with modern entertainment features and very comfortable furnishings. The hotel is also home to an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center (good for defeating jet lag and for night owls) and a dedicated business center for those that can’t switch off.

Hilton LAX Airport Hotel

Hilton Los Angeles Hotel lobby. Image credit: Hilton
Hilton Los Angeles Hotel lobby. Image credit: Hilton

If you’re after hotels in LAX terminal, then this is the one for you. Hilton Los Angeles Airport is so close it has a complimentary shuttle service from LAX! In fact, you’ll be able to spot two of the airport’s runways right next to the property. With a crystal chandelier and a sweeping grand stairway to welcome you, you’ll feel like a movie star. Enjoy the taste of northern Italy’s dishes and wines at onsite Andiamo restaurant.

The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

A colorful and communal experience can be found at The Kinney. This fun-loving, quirky hotel is based near Abbot Kinney and Marina Del Rey. Pop art themed decor brings the place to life, while the hotel’s Crash Pad Suites have pull-out sofas and expanded living rooms. Venice beach is alive with shops, bars, and restaurants but if you’d prefer something more low-key then head for Marina Beach or Playa Del Rey Beach. Book your ride there using the trusty Blacklane chauffeur service.

Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX North

Embassy Suites Los Angeles Hilton North exterior. Image credit: Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX North exterior. Image credit: Hilton

If you have a connecting flight to catch at night and wondering which day hotels LAX has to offer, then here it is. Guests will be granted access to the room between 9 a.m and 5 p.m at a fraction of the cost of an overnight stay. It’s located in a renovated eight-story center atrium with its own waterfall, garden plants, and plenty of seating for you to relax in – one of which is a hot tub! Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX North also offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary shuttle service, and guest laundry. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat before your flight; they serve Californian cuisine using fresh ingredients.

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

With a complimentary drink and a sweet treat on arrival, the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport has to be one of the most thoughtful of all LAX airport hotels. And thanks to a recent 75 USD million renovation, it’ also one of the most opulent. The lobby is sleek and modern, while each of the 580 rooms includes a 55 inch LED flat screen TV, a rainfall shower and quadruple-pane soundproof windows. It’s only one block away from LAX too – a prime spot for those who would prefer hotels near LAX.

Should you find yourself staying at one of these world class hotels when in L.A, book a professional and reliable Blacklane airport transfer for LAX to get you there in comfort and style.


James Massoud

James Massoud is an experienced, London-based food and travel writer regularly contributing to luxury lifestyle magazines such as 7* Life and the Kensington & Chelsea Review.