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DISCUSSION for Hilton Honors Hotels at Los Angeles Airport LAX, California {US-CA}

DISCUSSION for Hilton Honors Hotels at Los Angeles Airport LAX, California {US-CA}

Old Mar 9, 22, 10:20 am
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The Doubletree has finally reopened 2 floors, more soon. I talked to reception last week. Not sure about their shuttle but in the past they would provide a voucher for taxi to/from LAX. Saw one recent review (post reno) that was positive. Walkable to that In’Out.

The HGI is just down the street from the Doubletree. Doesn’t sound like it’s being kept up from recent reviews. Very quiet area for both these hotels.

Not sure MdR is worth the $. Stayed there before it was rebranded. Unless they have improved the soundproofing, got no sleep at all. Very noisy.
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Old Mar 9, 22, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
I've got a stay at LAX next month, arriving lunchtime, out about 6am next day. Will miss breakfast, so not something to choose a hotel for.

I also read the reviews for the Hilton, and I don't seem too enthralled by it.
Have walked to the old Crowne Plaza before from LAX, and it's a nice, fairly straight line.

Been down the Hilton end once, but it seems a bit sketchier that end (but as said, Denny's is there, McDonalds outside the HI and Carl's Jr? somewhere).

The H or Homewood Suites, in the same building are a potential. Very close to the airport and a $ between them pricewise.
Is the bit on TA about a $300 security deposit true?

Also looked at the HGI El Segundo, and it looks more like some guest house than a hotel by some of the decor. I dan look past that though.
Not far to walk to In N' Out burger though and easy to catch the bus to Santa Monica from that area (probably would do that regardless of hotel as its nice to sit on the pier).

The Hampton doesn't seem to have a Shuttle bus, so would need Lyft or whatever to get there and back.

Tempted by the HIX. Not Hilton, but got status with them and reviews seem slightly better.
Might even pay a few extra $ and stay at MdR.
The Hampton Inn LAX still has a shuttle (or at least has had for some time). They use the shuttle bus for the parking garage next to the hotel, 105 Airport Parking.

For a 6am departure though I would stay at the H or the Hilton and just walk to the airport in the morning. With the lounge closed the hilton gives you a $15-20 coupon you can use the night before in the lounge if you would like. The hilton is usually quite a bit cheaper than the H. The H/Homewood does have an annoying habit of occasionally wanting a security deposit. But Ive never had an issue with it dropping off immediately.
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Old Mar 9, 22, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry a. laska
The Hampton Inn LAX still has a shuttle (or at least has had for some time). They use the shuttle bus for the parking garage next to the hotel, 105 Airport Parking.
Have you (or anyone) taken that shuttle from the hotel recently? Since 105 Airport Parking changed to South Bay Airport Parking, I havent seen any hotel signs on the shuttles and they havent made any hotel announcements on the shuttle - and the hotel web site says there is no shuttle. I recall reading somewhere (on FT) that they had some deal with Lyft to get rides to the airport.

having said that, its easy enough to walk from the Hampton Inn to the shuttle pickup spot in the parking garage, and Im not sure how the garage staff would ever know. I think the walkway from the hotel to the parking garage is still there.
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Old Mar 10, 22, 12:53 am
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Looked at the Hilton again this morning, and a king double has dropped from $137 to $125 + taxes (so around $145).
Works out about $55 cheaper than the H and Homewood that are around $200.

How generous are these hotels check-in wise?
Got a flight arriving around 11:47am, so that means 11:30am or earlier if AA follow usual times.
For example, the H says 4pm check-in time. Was planning on popping to In n' Out and possibly heading to Santa Monica to see the ocean etc., so as long as somewhere will happily store my bag, that will do.

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Old Mar 10, 22, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by hbtr
Have you (or anyone) taken that shuttle from the hotel recently? Since 105 Airport Parking changed to South Bay Airport Parking, I havent seen any hotel signs on the shuttles and they havent made any hotel announcements on the shuttle - and the hotel web site says there is no shuttle. I recall reading somewhere (on FT) that they had some deal with Lyft to get rides to the airport.

having said that, its easy enough to walk from the Hampton Inn to the shuttle pickup spot in the parking garage, and Im not sure how the garage staff would ever know. I think the walkway from the hotel to the parking garage is still there.
Yes, the parking garage name has changed but when I rode the shuttle early last summer I just walked over to the garage and boarded the shuttle. I gave the driver a few dollars as I boarded instead of giving him the cash when I got off.
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Old Mar 11, 22, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Looked at the Hilton again this morning, and a king double has dropped from $137 to $125 + taxes (so around $145).
Works out about $55 cheaper than the H and Homewood that are around $200.

How generous are these hotels check-in wise?
Got a flight arriving around 11:47am, so that means 11:30am or earlier if AA follow usual times.
For example, the H says 4pm check-in time. Was planning on popping to In n' Out and possibly heading to Santa Monica to see the ocean etc., so as long as somewhere will happily store my bag, that will do.
Early check-in is usually no problem if the hotel has a room that's been cleaned and inspected by your arrival time. If you're flexible on room types, that helps too (they may have a room with different bed types or on a lower floor or whatever). You can call the hotel the day before and see if they're full that night (if so, you may be out of luck) and if not, perhaps they can assign you a room that's empty the nigh before.
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Old Apr 15, 22, 8:28 pm
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Hello all,
I'm about to spend a lot of time in LAX... First trip is two weeks. I have the Homewood Suites week 1 and the H week 2. Any recent reports on how they are? They are most convenient as our site is directly across Century from these.

Many thanks.
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Old Apr 19, 22, 2:26 pm
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H Hotel LAX.
I'm there right now. Sure it's further from the airport than I remember

Booked a King Airport View and ended up in 1225, a corner room overlooking the Hyatt, LAX sign etc.


Side Window View


Lifts are "tap your card, press the floor, enter what lift it choose for you"



Room wise, pretty big.








Nespresso Innisia coffee maker with some generic pods.
No water provided. No glasses at all - just two plastic cups with the ice bucket above the safe, and 2 cardboard cups with the coffee machine.




Fridge.

Safe is interesting. Instead of the front opening ones in the wardrobe, this is a top opening one in the tv cabinet.




Plenty of power points.

Bathroom with fairly big walk in shower. Standard US on-the-wall shower head rather than a rainfall shower.




Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries, and a random makeup wipe.


Shampoo and conditioner in the shower

You can hear road noise below and aircraft taking off (you can watch them on at least 2 runways)
Quiet in the bathroom and outside the room though

Worst bit perhaps, $300 security deposit (mentioned on TA reviews).


Fitness Suite

Fitness Suite 24hr




Breakfast Menu


Califonia Breakfast

Swimming Pool. Outside, next to Century and accessed via a keycarded door next to reception.



12th floor terrace, open till 10pm.


Menu for room service and restaurant


Coffee shop

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Old Apr 19, 22, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
I'm there right now. Sure it's further from the airport than I remember

Booked a King Airport View and ended up in 1225, a corner room overlooking the Hyatt, LAX sign etc.

Lifts are "tap your card, press the floor, enter what lift it choose for you"

No water provided. No glasses at all - just two plastic cups with the ice bucket above the safe, and 2 cardboard cups with the coffee machine.

Fridge.

Safe is interesting. Instead of the front opening ones in the wardrobe, this is a top opening one in the tv cabinet.

Bathroom with fairly big walk in shower. Standard US on-the-wall shower head rather than a rainfall shower.

You can hear road noise below and aircraft taking off (you can watch them on at least 2 runways)

Worst bit perhaps, $300 security deposit (mentioned on TA reviews).
You don't mention which hotel (this thread is for all Hilton properties near LAX). I'm guessing the Hilton LAX? If so, it's terrific that you got a room with a walk-in shower. Every room I've had, including junior suites, have had tubs with curtains. My rooms have always had water next to the coffee maker, with more available at the front desk, but perhaps that's because I'm a Diamond. I've never been able to hear road or airport noise, even though I always have an airport view, but perhaps that's because I'm usually on a very high floor (I had assumed the windows were well-soundproofed). I've never heard of a security deposit, though. Did you guarantee the room with a credit card? Or were you o a pre-paid or voucher rate?
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Old Apr 19, 22, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism
You don't mention which hotel (this thread is for all Hilton properties near LAX). I'm guessing the Hilton LAX? If so, it's terrific that you got a room with a walk-in shower. Every room I've had, including junior suites, have had tubs with curtains. My rooms have always had water next to the coffee maker, with more available at the front desk, but perhaps that's because I'm a Diamond. I've never been able to hear road or airport noise, even though I always have an airport view, but perhaps that's because I'm usually on a very high floor (I had assumed the windows were well-soundproofed). I've never heard of a security deposit, though. Did you guarantee the room with a credit card? Or were you o a pre-paid or voucher rate?
Forgot to quotr the previous post, but the H hotel.
Credit card guarantee.

Not quite sure who spends $300 at an airport hotel.
Dont know if there's a bar, and the entire (room service) menu doesn't come to that.
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Old Apr 20, 22, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Forgot to quotr the previous post, but the H hotel.
Credit card guarantee.

Not quite sure who spends $300 at an airport hotel.
Dont know if there's a bar, and the entire (room service) menu doesn't come to that.
There is a bar but I agree that the $300 credit card hold is rather over the top and havent stayed there recently due in part to that practice.
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Old Apr 20, 22, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry a. laska
There is a bar but I agree that the $300 credit card hold is rather over the top and havent stayed there recently due in part to that practice.
Usually something like 50 / $65 tops when I've stayed at other places. A recent Hampton took $150 and that included just under $100 for the night.

Had breakfast this morning as my original flight was delayed meaning I was going to miss my connection, so AA rebooked me onto a later flight. Just need to see if they took the $18 food / beverage credit off the $20 some I spent.

Added: apparently not according to the folio. 3rd time I've had comped food or something towards them and been billed the full amount (SFO Hilton, SEA Marriott , H LAX)

Shuttle has seemed fine. Stopped at a couple of terminals where people were asking if it went to the Sheraton. Apparently they tend not to bother showing up a lot according to a regular who got on, and he had been waiting an hour - I would have walked.
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Old Apr 20, 22, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism
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That is impressive. I've stayed at this property many times over the years and poor shuttle service has consistently been one of the most aggravating aspects. The hotel always says they don't control the shuttles.
I totally agree. I used to stay at the Hilton LAX 2-3 times a month for years and the shuttle was really consistently crappy. Especially when they used to share it with the Embassy Suites on the corner just down the road. I've witnessed fighting to get on that bus! I haven't been there for a couple of years, but the closure of the EL was a blow. Mr Smiley was an asset to the EL. I would not recommend a runway view, the plane noise will keep you up all night. Rooms on the NE side of the hotel are the quietest.
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Old May 11, 22, 12:24 pm
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H Hotel LAX

Just checked out, first time at this property. Booked a deluxe King and was upgraded to a corner suite. Room was quite warm, but after 10 minutes of blowing warm air the AC started blowing out cool air and the room cooled down. Woken up about 6:30 by construction noise - the builders are using the land on one side for storing their materials and dont mind making noise early loading and unloading materials. Breakfast was very good, went with the cheese burger, received the $18 Diamond credit at checkout. I would definitely stay here again, better than the Hilton which I have stayed at twice.
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