by Lissa Poirot
Westin has long had a trustworthy brand that is dedicated to families, offering kids’ backpacks filled with goodies at check-in to having kid-approved healthy Children’s Menu options at its onsite restaurants. Pet-friendly, this Westin is located near the Los Angeles International Airport, providing a shuttle to and from the airport to the hotel and then offering the convenience of close proximity to highways and area beaches. (However, if you rent a car, parking will run between $30 to $42 per day.)
Guest rooms and suites at this Westin total 740 options with king beds or two double beds. Suites provide separate sleeping and living quarters with a sleeper sofa in the living room. The largest suites are the Deluxe Corner Suites, which also feature private balconies. Executive Level rooms receive access to the Executive Lounge, which provides free Continental breakfast, hors d’ouevres, drinks, bottled water and Wi-Fi. Sign up to be a SPG member (free) and receive complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay, regardless of room option.
This Westin location, being so close to Manhattan Beach, offers a special surf concierge and package that includes a surf lesson, surf gear and more with your stay. A small outdoor pool is made to be more of a lap pool but serves its purpose as entertainment for kids when adults aren’t squeezing in laps.
Dining at the Westin includes breakfast through dinner at the Daily Grill. This American casual restaurant provides breakfast starting at 6 a.m. and stay open until 11 p.m. on weekends. CafÃ© Blvd. provides gran and go pastries and snacks near the front desk, while the Lobby Lounge provides lite bites and drinks during the evenings.
Our Editor Loves
- Surf Concierge
- Kids Eat Well menu
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I recently stayed at the Westin LAX, this was not my first time staying there, and I have to say, I’ve never been disappointed with the customer service there. It’s actually pretty awesome and I always look forward to my stays there. I always ask for Manny’s help at the front desk, he provides excellent customer services and goes above and beyond to exceed guest’s expectations! Another thing that I love about staying at the Westin are the beds and pillows!! They are super comfy!!
I highly recommend staying at the Westin LAX and next time you go, ask for Manny Torres!
Even on the 12th floor, I was awakened each morning by dogs barking in the large kennel right next to the hotel. It's hard to describe how loud it was -- I recorded audio, but there's nowhere to upload it here -- just imagine non-stop barking all day long.
I asked about changing rooms, but no quieter king bed rooms were available. I tried switching to a two-queen-beds room on the 11th floor, but that had other problems -- musty, with stains on the duvet -- so I returned to the kennel.
Separately, the hotel is understaffed -- there was a long wait to speak to someone at the front desk every time I tried, regardless of the time of day or night.