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Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX

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7.8

Fair (16,029 ratings)

Los Angeles, United States - 

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2.5 km Hollywood Park Casino

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2.5 km Loyola Marymount University

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3 km Kia Forum

Hotel Overview

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX is a well-regarded hotel located conveniently close to the airport, attracting travelers who seek comfort and convenience during their stay. It offers a range of amenities and services designed to meet the needs of its diverse clientele, from business travelers to vacationing families.

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Hotel highlights

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Service

Location

  1. Location: Most guests appreciated its proximity to the airport for easy transit.
  2. Shuttle Service: The complimentary shuttle service is often highlighted as a convenient feature.
  3. Room Quality: Many reviewers mention the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms.
  4. Staff Friendliness: The helpful and friendly staff receive frequent praise from guests.
  5. Amenities: The hotel's range of amenities, including a fitness center and pool, are positively noted.
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Area for improvement

Parking

Bathroom

Accessibility

  1. Noise Levels: Due to its airport proximity, some guests find the noise levels from planes to be bothersome.
  2. Additional Fees: Unexpected additional fees for some services can be a point of contention for guests.
  3. Restaurant Pricing: Several reviewers find the restaurant's pricing to be on the higher side.
  4. Parking: The cost and availability of parking are frequently mentioned as disadvantages.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Some guests have reported issues with the Wi-Fi connectivity.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Laundry

Laundry

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

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Score icon7.8

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Total 16,029 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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7.6

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3.9/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

1,575 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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booking

6,820 Reviews

7.6 / 10

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google

4,612 Reviews

3.9 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,022 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location

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Sleep

Parking

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Food

Amenities

Breakfast

Atmosphere

Bar

Kitchen

Accessibility

Restaurant

Fitness

Business

Wi-Fi

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Air Conditioning

Gym

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Entertainment

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Wellness

Property was mentioned 1124 times

25% Negative66% Positive

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K2 months ago
1/5Google icon

Airport shuttle was a nightmare. The drivers were rude and arrogant. On pickup, the first driver did not stop (empty bus) even after we waived him to stop and he looked at us. While the second driver was asking us multiple questions about reservations and hotel info as if we were just jumping in for a free ride. We saw him not asking nothing to any other passengers and rather picking up customers of near by hotel for a tip. Checkin was quick & not so bad. We booked here by looking at it as a 4 star property and its exterior pictures, but were in a rude shock once inside of the building. It was dirty and old, easily able to see it as a very old hotel which needs an immediate renovation. The room and bathroom were very old style and looked atleast being not renovated for the last couple of decades. The carpet and furniture were all in bad shape. Indeed our previous 2 hotels (both 2 stars property) where we stayed just before were much much better. AVOID AT ALL COST!!

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Corey C5 months ago
3/5Google icon

We stayed one night to p/u a friend from LAX. Very close and easy drive to airport. The staff were all very friendly. The place was clean. There are a few restaurants in the hotel, we had a pizza (good), and breakfast the next day (great). Service was good. We had our dog, they are pet friendly. We made our reservation over the phone due to our pet. Were told the fee was $75, upon check-in advised the fee for property was actually $150, though she would honor the $75. Personally I believe $75 was a bit excessive but when you travel with a pet, it is what it is kinda deal. However, $150 would be outrageous! Our room was no different than any other, no special features, not any cleaner, and I doubt the floors were steam cleaned (our dog no issues) to justify the 75 or even 150 a night pet fee. There is a large grass area outside the hotel for pet potty breaks. Most of the power plugs did not work as we had a some work to be done our our laptops and each had to try multiple plugs. We tethered to our cell phones for internet which was sufficient but they do have a fee for hotel wi-fi that we chose not to use. The power center below the television was just a pos, broken, and fell out of the mount when I unplugged my cell charger from the non-working power plug. The tv remote did not work. The a/c did not really keep the room cool in the evening hours. The bathroom faucet had low water pressure, on/off handles seemed kinda broken. The shower faucet was similar and just a pain. Hot water wasn't good at night but great during a.m. Tub had rust stains. Big bed though, and comfy. We had a pizza from one of the lobby restaurants which was pretty good, plus it was 11 p.m. Breakfast was good, and the service was pretty fantastic. Between the valet fee, pet fee, and over cost of the room, we would check other properties before staying at the Sonesta again. The fees and overall cost don't give the value and if the pet fee was $150 it would certainly be a no go for us as that seems like a simple money grab imho. We stayed simply because they allowed our bulldog and were close to LAX.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 613

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Number of floors 15

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1984

WiFi Quality

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Idle

57

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74

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55

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Hollywood Park Casino

2.5 km

Loyola Marymount University

2.5 km

Kia Forum

3 km

SoFi Stadium

3.5 km

Venice Beach

9.5 km

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Getting around

Aviation/Century Station

910 m

Commerce Station

12.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Los Angeles Intl. (LAX)

1 km

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Restaurants

Carl's Jr.

770 m

Costero California Bar + Bistro

420 m

Zpizza

210 m

Landings

560 m

Unity LA

560 m

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Daytime safety

66 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

42 out of 100

Risky

Los Angeles safety index

Safety

Crime

83

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

83 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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66

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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87

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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74

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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69

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

53

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

53 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

61

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Mugging or robbery  47/100

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Car theft  47/100

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Car break-ins  56/100

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Home break-ins  47/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

56

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  35/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

60

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Insult or harassment in public  49/100

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Corruption or bribery  54/100

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Drug problem  65/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $3.7

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Coffee

$3.2 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.7 - $45.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.8 - $3.1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.3 - $229

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.3 - $27

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.2 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.9 - $132.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.4 - $127.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$26.6 - $183.2

Weather In Los Angeles

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1025

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Very Heavy

Extremely crowded roads. Consider alternate routes or transportation.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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