The 10 best hotels near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the world’s fifth-busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, according to Airports Council International. In 2021, more than 48 million passengers traveled to, from or through LAX, and that number is expected to rise as global travel rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport is a massive hub, connecting passengers from North America to Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Although there’s plenty to keep travelers busy in and around LAX, if you find yourself with a long layover, you might need to stay at one of the nearby hotels. Luckily, there are plenty of options. With amenities ranging from swinging pool party scenes to hundreds of on-tap beers, here are the 10 best hotels near LAX and what you’ll find at each.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Folks who want an easy layover close to the airport with convenient on-site amenities.

Why stay here: Might as well earn some Marriott points and elite credit on your next LAX layover.

Best way to book: Book through Marriott to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

With more than 800 rooms, this hotel is a behemoth. However, it’s far from whatever drab convention hotel or transit hall you might imagine. Its public spaces have a certain grandeur (marble tiling, enormous chandeliers, living room-style socializing spaces) that matches its scale.

Arriving and departing guests can take advantage of its 24-hour shuttle to LAX’s various terminals. The guest rooms and suites, which start at 297 square feet, feature Sheraton hallmarks like Sheraton Signature beds; those, along with the soundproof windows, will help alleviate jet lag.

Guests can also soak up some sunshine at the outdoor pool and even reserve a cabana if they plan to linger for the day. The gym has a full complement of cardio and weight equipment for folks who want to stay fit on the go.

There’s an on-property Starbucks for those in need of a convenient caffeine boost. The Costero Bar and Costero Bistro offer cocktails and California cuisine, such as fish tacos and vegan dishes. Brasserie is the place for a healthy breakfast and standard Americana options, along with buffet offerings at lunch and dinner.

Rates start at $107 or 30,000 points per night.

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: World of Hyatt members who want a convenient place to stay close to the airport.

Why stay here: The outdoor pool area is the best around LAX.

Best way to book: Book through Hyatt to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

With 580 rooms and suites, it’s never hard to find award availability at this Hyatt outpost. The hotel is physically the closest option to LAX; it’s a quick (free) shuttle ride from the airport’s terminals and even a manageable walk from some of them. (Not to mention the hotel has excellent views of takeoffs and landings.)

The accommodations, which start at 340 square feet, have a bright, mod feel. Hanging globe light fixtures plus a sophisticated color scheme of white, gray, yellow and purple with midcentury modern chairs and tables make your stay stylish.

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Rooms also feature comfortable Hyatt Grand beds and blackout shades to help with jet lag. Guests can catch up on international news on 55-inch LED TVs and freshen up with citrus- and verbena-scented Pharmacopia products.

The hotel boasts the largest outdoor hotel pool near LAX, and it’s surrounded by loungers and cabanas where guests can relax. The StayFit gym is outfitted with cardio and weight machines. There’s even a business center for folks who need to stay on top of work during their trip.

As for dining, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast of Latin and Asian specialties along with Starbucks coffee at Unity la Restaurant. Lunch and dinner at Unity la Bar & Lounge feature items such as Greek salads, grilled fish tacos and pepperoni flatbreads, as well as tempting libations like strawberry mojitos and prickly pear margaritas. If you’re in a rush, grab-and-go items like sandwiches and snacks are available 24 hours at Unity la Open Market.

Rates start at $159 or 9,000 points per night.

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Marriott loyalists who like the standard amenities of the Westin brand.

Why stay here: High-end on-site amenities (some rooms have Peloton bikes) set this airport hotel apart from the pack.

Best way to book: Book through Marriott to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

The Westin brand’s wellness focus extends even to airport hotels, as evidenced by this particular property. Situated just four blocks from the entrance to LAX, The Westin Los Angeles Airport has a well-equipped signature WestinWorkout Fitness Studio with cardio machines, free weights, a TRX setup and Peloton bikes.

On the third floor, the outdoor heated pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for those who want to get some exercise with a dose of sunshine.

Guest rooms start at around 300 square feet. Depending on the category you book, rooms offer amenities like pullout sofa beds for extra guests (ideal for families traveling together), flat-screen TVs, large windows for natural light and work desks with ergonomic chairs — not to mention the much-loved and ultracomfortable Westin Heavenly beds.

WestinWorkout accommodations even have in-room Peloton bikes, while the chain’s Stay Well rooms have health-minded amenities like air purification systems and circadian mood lighting.

When it’s time to dine, guests can grab Starbucks coffee and Tazo teas along with fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods at Cafe Blvd. They can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at an outpost of LA’s famous Daily Grill, where specialties include chilaquiles, spinach artichoke dip and cheeseburger sliders. For dinner, the Century Lounge is a quiet but convivial space serving craft beers, wines by the glass, cocktails and a variety of bar bites.

Rates start at $104 or 31,000 points per night.

Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: A lively atmosphere near the bustle of LAX at a reasonable price.

Why stay here: Affordable cash rates plus convivial restaurants and bars is a winning combination.

Best way to book: Book through Hilton to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

With more than 1,200 rooms, this is one of the larger LAX hotels, but that doesn’t mean stays can’t feel personalized.

Guests can grab a complimentary shuttle to or from the airport’s various terminals to reach the hotel. Rooms provide views of the surrounding area, and if you’re staying on the upper floors, you can see the airport’s runways about a mile away.

With ergonomic chairs, workspaces and 42-inch high-definition TVs, rooms are ideal for staying on top of work during a quick layover. Sound-resistant windows and blackout shades mean long-haul flyers can enjoy some much-needed rest.

The hotel has a large fitness center and an outdoor pool for alfresco relaxation. It’s also home to five dining outlets. Some highlights at The Cafe, which serves breakfast daily, include eggs Benedict and corned beef hash. Landings Bar next to the hotel lobby slings cocktails and bar bites and displays sports games on its 96-inch monitors.

For an upscale dinner, Andiamo offers a menu of Italian specialties. Runway on 16th (on the hotel’s 16th floor) has some of the best flight path views. There, patrons can enjoy creative cocktails and a vinyl record soundtrack. Finally, for 24-hour takeaway, The Bistro fields grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and pizzas, among other options.

Rates start at $118 or 44,000 points per night.

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Marriott Bonvoy members who prefer a newly renovated hotel.

Why stay here: Recently redecorated guest rooms plus a great fitness center make this a good choice for a quick layover in L.A.

Best way to book: Book through Marriott to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

This 18-story, 1,004-room hotel underwent a $44 million renovation a few years ago. Accommodations now have a fresh, airy look with bright white, sky blue and contrail silver accents. Also, the floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of California sunshine. Rooms start at 265 square feet, and include pillow-top beds and 55-inch televisions to make your stay comfortable.

The hotel’s enormous, light-filled Elevate fitness center offers a wide array of cardio and weight equipment. The tropical-style pool — with plenty of trees and planters, loungers and pod-like wicker chairs and chaise lounges — is a fantastic spot to reset your circadian rhythm between flights. Not to mention, you can enjoy a poolside drink or meal from the Pool Bar.

Travelers tight on time can grab coffee at the on-site Starbucks or order a meal for pickup or delivery through the hotel’s A La Carte mobile dining option. The hotel’s sports bar, Hangar 18 Bar + Kitchen, is open most of the day and evening, and serves standard bar fare like chicken wings and chips with salsa.

Social Market & Eatery is a casual all-day dining venue highlighting farm-fresh dishes. It offers omelets and a morning breakfast buffet, as well as hearty main courses — like carne asada tacos and roasted half-chicken mole with pot-simmered frijoles de olla — in the afternoon and evening. If you have colleagues you want to impress, make a reservation at JW Steakhouse for its Wine Spectator-awarded wine list and juicy cuts of locally sourced beef.

Rates start at $123 or 25,600 points per night.

H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Hilton Honors members who like standard perks with some quirks thrown in.

Why stay here: Huge rooms, high-end amenities and conveniences like on-site laundry will all come in handy during a quick stay.

Best way to book: Book through Hilton to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

Looking for an airport hotel with a bit more character than your average runway-adjacent overnight? Look no further than Hilton Curio Collection’s H Hotel Los Angeles. Even the hotel’s distinctive blue-and-gray patterned edifice stands out from nondescript competitors. It’s linked to its sister Homewood Suites property, and both are accessible via a 24-hour airport shuttle.

The spacious guest rooms, which range from 375 to 450 square feet, have a pared-down, elegant look with palettes of platinum gray, brushed brass and spotless white. The bathrooms are tiled in glossy limestone and stocked with high-end Temple Spa products. Among the other notable amenities are sizable desks with ergonomic chairs and Nespresso machines for a quick jolt before early morning flights.

AvGeeks will enjoy planespotting from the rooftop deck, while those with less aeronautical tendencies can simply take a dip in the heated outdoor pool with views of the airport entrance. Been on the road for a while? The paid laundry facilities should be a welcome amenity. Also, travelers who want to move after a long flight can head to the fitness center for a quick cardio session with unobstructed flight path views.

A Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outpost adjacent to the lobby is excellent for pre- or post-flight snacks and beverages. Additionally, the hotel’s main restaurant Waypoint Kitchen + Bar serves breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Morning options include everything from a California omelet with avocado, bacon, cheese and potatoes to steel-cut oats with strawberries. For dinner, indulge in fresh-baked pretzels with Sriracha aioli and honey mustard, meatballs with mozzarella and pesto oil, and parmesan-crusted salmon.

Rates start at $174 or 47,000 points per night.

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Corporate overnighters who want a slightly elevated airport hotel experience.

Why stay here: Your points and cash will go a long way at this hotel, where paid and award rates are quite reasonable.

Best way to book: Book through Marriott to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

With just more than 500 rooms, this is actually one of the smaller hotels near LAX. However, it still offers many of the same amenities as its larger cohort, and it’s pet friendly.

Bring your dog along for $50 per night (as long as it weighs less than 60 pounds). Pets even get to ride the complimentary airport shuttle with you and snuggle up in one of the recently refreshed rooms.

Accommodations start at a sizable 324 square feet and feature eye-catching geometric wallpaper patterns, space-efficient love seats and desks with rolling chairs positioned near the large windows. The tiled bathrooms are simple but serviceable.

The compact fitness center holds a range of cardio and weight equipment, as well as a Peloton bike. The small outdoor pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The Studio 12 restaurant and bar is a relaxed hangout with 12 local brews on tap; signature dishes like juicy burgers and sizzling short rib taquitos round out the food menu.

Rates start at $113 or 30,000 points per night.

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Folks who just want a convenient, accessible place for a layover in L.A.

Why stay here: Interesting bars and restaurants, comfortable rooms and round-the-clock shuttle service to the airport.

Best way to book: Book directly for the best rates and deals.

Whether you have a quick connection or a leisurely layover, the Sonesta location at LAX has to be one of the most convenient options for transiting passengers. It sits just about a mile from the airport and has complimentary shuttles running every 20 to 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.

The rooms here have an understated yet upscale feel thanks to a muted taupe and gray palette with hardwood finishes. Amenities include comfortable armchairs with reading tables, desks with ergonomic leather chairs, Keurig coffee makers and tech touches like flat-screen TVs with Staycast Sonifi TV streaming service.

The hotel has a 24-hour business center if you need to catch up on work. There is also a decent gym and a small rooftop pool for soaking in some rays between flights.

The Sonesta at LAX has four bars and restaurants. The Landing Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet from 6 to 11 a.m. daily, while Boulevard Market Cafe sells grab-and-go items such as sandwiches, wraps and salads from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Yokoso Sushi Bar serves ultrafresh sushi, sashimi and salads (not to mention a full sake menu) from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Century Taproom is open from 4 p.m. to midnight daily and offers 34 beers on tap and by the bottle; the menu includes cocktails, wine and upscale fare like rotisserie chicken, grilled market fish, brick-oven pizzas and more.

Rates from $123 per night.

Hotel June

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Folks seeking a boutique-style stay that’s still convenient to the airport.

Why stay here: This little sibling of Proper Hotels has thoughtful design touches, great restaurants and a happening pool scene.

Best way to book: Book directly for the best rates and deals.

Hotel June feels like a casual but upscale urban resort within easy reach of LAX rather than a so-called airport hotel. The property — which comes from the folks behind design-centric Proper Hotels — is housed in a landmark 1960s building by architect Welton Becket. It’s about a 10-minute ride from the airport, and it’s not far from beaches and shops.

Guest rooms can be compact, but they have efficient layouts with finishes that provide a beach-chic vibe. Brazilian hand-glazed tiles in the bathroom, sisal natural-fiber carpeting, sumptuous Fili D’Oro Italian linens, and multipurpose lounging and working furniture pieces complete the look. Aesop bath amenities, minibars stocked with locally sourced specialties and noise-canceling windows are just added benefits.

The main draw has to be the clublike, palm-shaded pool deck, which is lined by loungers and daybeds. It’s the perfect place to spend a SoCal day, and it’s a prime place to watch the planes heading to or from LAX.

The poolside Caravan Swim Club serves up casual bites like burgers, guacamole and cauliflower nachos with coconut turmeric cashew cheese; also, the bartenders create beautiful cocktails such as the Sun Goddess, made with tequila blanco, velvet falernum, amaro nonino and lemon juice.

Breakfast is served in the laid-back but chic Scenic Route restaurant adjacent to the lobby from 7 to 11 a.m. daily. Dishes range from decadent breakfast burritos to almond horchata French toast with berry compote and agave syrup.

Rates from $175 per night.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best for: Hilton Honors members who want some space to spread out.

Why stay here: Huge suites with residential-style amenities make this a convenient option for families and large groups traveling together.

Best way to book: Book through Hilton to earn or redeem points while enjoying any elite benefits.

Just five minutes from the airport via a complimentary shuttle, this Homewood Suites property is an excellent option for families.

Accommodations offer plenty of space and flexible sleeping setups. For example, a one-bedroom king suite has a king bed; a separate pullout sofa bed; a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave; a large bathroom; and a 55-inch HD TV with an adjacent work area and office chairs. The hotel also makes it easy to book connecting rooms for large groups traveling together.

Guests can use the fitness facility and outdoor pool that the Homewood Suites shares with the H Hotel, along with its bars and restaurants. Also, a free hot breakfast comes with the nightly rate. Since it has just 122 suites, this hotel feels small and intimate, but award nights aren’t hard to come by here.

Rates start at $176 or 47,000 points per night.


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