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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles International Airport South 3.5

El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California

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Pros

  • A six-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport
  • Rooms have separate living rooms plus microwaves and refrigerators
  • Some guest rooms have balconies and views of landing planes
  • Premium Rooms include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and Bluetooth docks
  • Large atrium with lush, tropical plants, fountains, and koi pond
  • Free made-to-order breakfast and drinks during daily evening reception
  • On-site fitness center and indoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour business center with Internet access
  • On-site 1440 Bistro & Bar
  • Free airport transfers

Cons

  • Isolated location; not much in the immediate vicinity
  • Some signs of wear and tear in guest units
  • On-site parking is expensive
  • Rooms lack individual air-conditioning and heat controls
  • Some long lines and crowds for breakfast and evening receptions
  • Wi-Fi is only free for Hilton HHonors members

Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles International Airport South is a large all-suites property located only a six-minute drive away from the airport. The 349 suites have spacious bedrooms and separate living area, and are equipped with two flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Premium Rooms offer extras like free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and Bluetooth docks; and some rooms facing the airport have views of planes taking off and landing. Airport transfers, breakfast, and drinks during the manager's reception every evening are included in room rates, and there are many extra features, such as a swimming pool, a 24-hour business center, a fitness center, and a restaurant and bar. But it's worth comparison shopping with the Hyatt Place Los Angeles, which has similar rates and amenities plus free parking. 

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Scene

Large all-suites airport hotel with a grand inner atrium

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles International Airport South occupies an imposing four-story building that takes up a large part of a city block. The hotel entrance is through an arched portico, and once inside, guests arrive in the huge rectangular-shaped atrium with a high glass ceiling resembling a train station. The decor is grand and a bit overdone, with red marble floors, lanterns, planters filled with tropical plants -- and even a palm tree, water fountains, and a koi pond filled with not only fish, but also ducks and turtles. Most of the guests staying here are families catching early-morning flights from Los Angeles Airport, but the hotel is also popular with business travelers.

Location

A six-minute drive from Los Angeles Airport

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Located in the El Segundo area of the city, Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles International Airport South is a six-minute drive from the airport. The immediate area surrounding the hotel resembles a business park and doesn't have much to offer to visitors or those who like to take a stroll around the neighborhood. It's a minimum 14-minute drive to Manhattan Beach, 17-minute drive to Hermosa Beach, 19-minute drive to the beaches of Marina Del Rey, and 27-minute drive to Venice Beach. Getting to UCLA takes about half an hour, while it's closer to 40 minutes to reach Hollywood, although drive times can vary greatly depending on traffic. 

Rooms

Two-room suites with warm, businesslike chain decor

All the guest rooms at this property are made up of two-room suites that include a bedroom with one king-size bed or two double beds and a separate living area. The color scheme is made up of a palette of complementing beiges, browns, yellows, and grays, giving the rooms a warm but still professional feel. The pale-yellow walls contrast with the brown patterned carpets and brown upholstered furniture. Tasteful black-and-white photographic prints hang on the walls, while many table lamps provide mood lighting. The living areas have a large sofas, armchairs, work desks with ergonomic chairs; Premium Rooms have kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, sinks, and coffeemakers. There are flat-screen TVs in both the bedrooms and the living rooms, and Premium Rooms also have Bluetooth docks. Wi-Fi is only free in Premium Suites and for members of the Hilton HHonors rewards program (though it's easy enough to sign up for the free program before booking a stay). Some rooms also have views of LAX runways, making them a good choice for plane-spotting enthusiasts. The bathrooms tend to be cramped and have low ceilings, and are fitted with shower/tub combos, granite counters, and large mirrors. Giovanni toiletries are provided. 

Past guests have complained of worn furniture and wear and tear in some of the bathrooms, including mold and mildew in the showers and broken showerheads. There have also been complaints of the rooms being too hot or cold due to the lack of individual in-room heat and air-conditioning. 

Features

Free breakfast, free evening reception, indoor pool, business center, and lots of function space

The hotel offers plenty of freebies, including a cooked-to-order breakfast and a daily evening reception with drinks and light snacks, though there are often long lines at both. The on-site 1440 Bistro & Bar restaurant serves classic American cuisine throughout the day and offers room service, but is pricey and has a limited menu. The indoor pool is in a pleasant light-filled space, and the small fitness center is equipped with the usual weights, treadmills, and endurance machines. The 24-hour BusinessLink business center offers the use of computers, a printer, and has Wi-Fi access. In-room Wi-Fi is only free in Premium Rooms and for Hilton HHonors members, but the membership program is free to join for any guest. The hotel also offers plenty of flexible function space that can be used for meetings, banquets, and weddings. Other services include free airport transfers, expensive on-site parking, a gift shop, a luggage room, and a coin-operated laundry room.

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Address

1440 E Imperial Ave, El Segundo, California 90245-2623, United States

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