Located about a 6-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 405 on-ramp, the Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport is suitable for car or air travellers who require a hotel with a free airport shuttle, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a stereo, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a gift shop, a bar, a business centre and on-site dining at Landings Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. A free 24-hour round-trip airport shuttle is also available, and departs the hotel every 15 minutes. Parking is an additional $15 per day.
Venice Beach Boardwalk is about a 17-minute drive away, while Ladera Shopping Center and The Forum are both an 8-minute drive from the hotel. Los Angeles' city centre can be found roughly 25 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, accommodating and helpful with tour suggestions and directions. One guest remarked, "The staff were friendly and very helpful. My favourite was Joe, the concierge. He was very friendly, interested to hear where I was from (excited to talk about cricket when he heard I was Australian!) And he even did some magic tricks. A great experience".
Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as central, and close to the airport, highway access, restaurants, a gas station, Venice Beach, Long Beach and Manhattan Beach. A few patrons recommended the hotel for those with a vehicle, however, due to a lack of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their lodgings as clean, modern, well equipped, spacious, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few travellers complained about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms and value.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean, quiet and spacious rooms, a few lodgers criticized their lodgings. They reported no in-room fridges, slow Wi-Fi, worn carpets, dated decor and poor water pressure.
A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They felt the rates were overpriced, and felt the parking fee and a free breakfast should have been included in the room rates.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #141 of 309 Los Angeles hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 541 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation rate from 348 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 74 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 25, 2013 to verify some information.