Los Angeles International Airport, more commonly known as LAX, is one of the world's busiest airports. In fact, more than 59 million passengers used the airport in 2008. While there are close to 8,000 parking spaces available in lots near the airport, some people may wish to stay at a hotel that offers both proximity to the airport and free parking. Additional amenities at these hotels may include complimentary transportation to and from the airport, free wireless Internet access or complimentary breakfast.
Doubletree Hotel/LAX-El Segundo
The Doubletree Hotel/LAX-El Segundo is located six minutes from LAX off of the 405 and 105 freeways. Other local attractions include Manhattan Beach and Venice Beach, as well as the city of Santa Monica.
When guests arrive at the hotel they are greeted with a warm chocolate chip cookie. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour business center, gym, outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool tub. The hotel also has a gift shop and a coin-operated laundry facility. The on-site restaurant, the East Grand Bar and Grille, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Doubletree Hotel/LAX-El Segundo has more than 200 guest rooms outfitted with a king-size or two queen Sweet Dreams beds. Other features include an ergonomic work station, refrigerators, hairdryers and laptop safes.
Doubletree Hotel LAX/El Segundo 1985 East Grand Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245-5015 310-322-0999
Travelodge Hotel at LAX
The Travelodge Hotel at LAX has 147 guest rooms equipped with cable TV with premium channels, video-game consoles, irons, ironing boards and hairdryers. Guest services include assistance with car rental and Ocean Express Shuttle pick up at the hotel. Additionally, there are area sightseeing tours, which depart from the hotel lobby.
The hotel has a heated swimming pool and a fitness room, as well as a laundry area, gift shop and 24-hour restaurant. Room service is also available. AAA members may be eligible for a hotel discount.
Travelodge Hotel at LAX 5547 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-649-4000 travelodgelax.com
Comfort Inn & Suites LAX Airport
The Comfort Inn & Suites LAX Airport hotel is situated near local sites including Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hollywood Park race track and Disneyland. Guests who wish to take part in a local sightseeing tour can do so directly from the hotel lobby.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool as well as car rental services. Guests receive a free weekday newspaper and complimentary local telephone calls. Business services such as computer access and a fax machine are also available in the hotel lobby. Both smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available at the Comfort Inn & Suites LAX Airport. Rooms also have microwaves and refrigerators, and some rooms feature whirlpool tubs.
Comfort Inn & Suites LAX Airport 4922 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90304 310-671-7213 comfortinn.com