We stayed at the Sheraton Gateway on a day rate as our flight came into LAX at 9am and our flight to Auckland didn't leave until 11:30pm that night. Called the day before to reserve and upgraded to the club level. This included breakfast and hors d'oeuvres with drinks at 5. The day rate club level was $170 for 4 people-1 room.
Took the shuttle from the airport to the hotel, checked in. Room was not ready (even though they had said our rental was from 9am to 6pm) so we left our luggage and went up to the Club Level room and had breakfast. Got into our room and after luggage arrived we headed out to catch the trolley to Manhattan Beach. Enjoyed the day walking the beach and pier, having lunch along the beach and enjoying a few drinks at a couple of the bars. Took the trolley back to the hotel, showered, changed clothes and enjoyed a couple of cocktails and the hors d'oeuvres in the Club room, then checked out. Caught the shuttle back to the airport.
Had a couple of minor issues with the hotel - first the room wasn't ready upon arrival even though they specifically told me the rental was from 9am to 6pm. We almost missed breakfast because they quit serving at 10. Luckily we got there just before that time so were able to take advantage of the breakfast that is a part of the Club Rate.
Second issue was the number of towels in our room. We specifically said we had 4 people in our room and we paid extra because of that fact but they only had 2 bath towels in the bathroom. We called for more towels but they didn't bring them until after we had to be ready to check out (two of us dried off with the hand towels).
Not major issues but irritating at the time. We were happy that we had a place to leave our luggage so we could do something other than hang around the airport all day/evening.
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