The new feel of Hyatt is quite welcoming. Upon passing thru the sliding doors you’re met with a beautiful waterfall, an inviting lounge, and open lobby floorplan. You almost think you’re in an apartment building instead of a hotel. Checkin was pretty smooth, rooms are fairly large and am quite happy they got rid of pocket doors in the bathroom in exchange of the exterior sliding doors.
Having said that, this hotel has some challenges. Yes it is new and some of the issues should be shaked out over time. Staff is quite green so be prepared for checkin and out to take longer than other locations as they learn the various screens. Rooms have “quirks”. My first room didn’t have a door that would lock, small things like the closet doors not shutting because of misaligned strike plates, and other little things which probably will be taken care of after a shaking out period with the property happens.
What irks me, and it’s not the fault of anyone at the property, is the ways the design firm cut corners and/or took style over function. The bathroom. It’s beautiful, right out of a glossy magazine. But the designers let me down. The faucet and sink, again beautiful, are kind of silly because the water pressure is slow low that you barely get your hands between the spout and the bowl (and this is the exact same problem at other recently renovated locations). The shower. Seriously Hyatt. Again, stunning but someone cut costs by shrinking the main pipes between rooms. If the person in the nearby room turns their shower on while you’re in the shower, the water drops to almost zero, then kicks back to full (water save) volume. Can’t believe a hotel built in 2012 would have this kind of infrastructure issue. I really hope corporate can do something to correct this.
If you can ignore the issues in the bathroom and the smaller room things, this is a location well worth your time. I stayed here instead of finding a room in Hollywood (20 min drive away) and have no regrets doing so. Wifi is decent (low strength to the ends of the floor but speedy overall), breakfast was good, and again staff there want to help with whatever you may need. And if you’re on the one side of the hotel you can watch the planes land at LAX it really is that close should you need someplace to stay nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hyatt Place LAX hotel in El Segundo is located less than 3 miles south from LAX International and 2 miles from the beach, with easy access to the 105 Freeway, yet away from the noise and congestion of W Century Boulevard. Our guests enjoy spacious rooms, a location near the airport but away from the noise, and complimentary amenities like free LAX shuttle service, hotel-wide WiFi, an electric car charging station, and a daily hot breakfast buffet. An onsite 24-hour Gallery menu serves light bites, salads, sandwiches, coffee, cocktails and more. ... more less
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