Los Angeles Hotels Close to LAX Airport

by Karen Sprinkles

The gateway to Los Angeles and Southern California, LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) represents a major hub for visitors in the Golden State. With Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino located just four miles away, the airport offers proximity to an array of destinations, from the colorful boardwalk at Venice to the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica. Accommodations near the airport provide a host of amenities for business and leisure travelers.

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Embassy Suites LAX Los Angeles

Offering 24-hour airport shuttle service, the Embassy Suites Los Angeles presents 221 two-room suites featuring large living rooms with sleeper sofas. Outfitted with in-suite refrigerators, microwaves and wet bar, each room includes a large flat-panel TV with cable/HBO, along with executive work space and balcony. For lunch and dinner, guests enjoy California cuisine at the hotel's on-site AeroBistro restaurant, where sandwiches, salads, steak, pasta and pizza are served. Hotel amenities include a heated indoor pool and spa, fitness center, 24-hour marketplace, business center, newsstand and complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast.

Four Points Sheraton LAX

Located on Airport Blvd. adjacent to LAX, the Four Points Sheraton LAX offers 573 guest rooms highlighted by 20 junior suites. In-room amenities put the focus on the business traveler, from executive work desks and ergonomic chairs to free high-speed Internet access. A fully equipped fitness center features stair climbers, treadmills and free weights, while an outdoor heated pool includes poolside cabanas and a bar. On-site parking is available for a nightly fee. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service 24/7, departing every 20 minutes.

Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Located just a few blocks from LAX, the Westin Los Angeles Airport offers 740 guest rooms decorated with designer-style furnishings, plush couches and oversized work desks. For elite travelers, deluxe suites include the Presidential Suite, featuring an elegant parlor with a grand piano, along with a private spa situated on the balcony. The hotel's on-site health center and spa presents a range of cardiovascular equipment, Jacuzzi and sauna. For morning laps, guests swim in the hotel's outdoor heated swimming pool, framed by a sun deck, sauna and locker rooms. Dining at the Westin takes place at The Daily Grill, modeled after a traditional diner of the 1930s. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service is available.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Featuring 802 guest rooms and suites, the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel offers convenient proximity to nearby LAX. Sleeping up to four people, Traditional rooms include one king bed or two queen beds, while Club rooms include a media center and large work desk. Executive one-bedroom suites provide extra living space that includes a sofa and dining area. Guests are invited to partake in daily complimentary breakfast in the private Club Lounge, where hors d'oeuvres and cocktails are also offered each evening. Recreational amenities include a fitness center, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. On-site dining options include The Brasserie restaurant and Paparazzi Ristorante, featuring gourmet Italian cuisine, seafood, poultry and steak.

About the Author

Karen Sprinkles has been a freelance writer since 1988. She's currently the managing editor of a luxury home magazine and has written for regional newspapers and magazines. Sprinkles received the Award of Excellence from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association for "The Hawaii Home Book," which reached No. 1 on the Hawaii bestsellers list. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California.

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