I live in Orange County and was meeting a friend in LA for the weekend. We chose this hotel based on the location, price and the kinda "hip" vibe it gives off whenever we drive by. We were not disappointed. The rooms are minimalist but nice. The front desk staff is friendly. And although we just peeked at them, the bar and the pool area seemed fun.
If I needed to overnight in a hotel while passing through LAX, I would definitely stay here. There is a Ralph's, a coffee shop, a couple restaurants, etc in a complex conveniently located right next door. We went to dinner in Venice Beach and then out to some bars in Santa Monica. I would say it was about a $25 cab ride to those places. While the hotel only offers valet parking, don't be afraid to spend about 10 mins driving around the neighborhood either in front or behind the hotel to find street parking....saves you the valet fees and you are free to come and go as you please. My only complaint is that when I checked in they put in me in a room right across from the elevator (a very noisy elevator at that). When I called down to ask about another room, they happily switched me. Just seemed odd because who actually likes rooms THAT close to the elevator?! Overall, it was a good experience and I would return to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Custom Hotel offers a unique lifestyle/boutique experience near LAX for both the leisure and business traveler. Highlights: Only 5-8 minutes from LAX, and close to beach cities including Santa Monica and Venice Beach • Renovated in late 2011 • Heated pool with cabanas, firepit and stadium-style sundeck • 6 unique social rooms • Dedicated shuttle to and from LAX (5am to 2am - call us for pickup). Location: Custom Hotel is conveniently located 3 miles (10-12 minutes) from Los Angeles International Airport and down the street from Loyola Marymount University and surrounded by the beach cities of Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach (less than 7 miles from each beach). Easily accessible via the 10, 405 and 105 freeways, the hotel is 10-to-20 miles from Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Services and Amenities: The Hotel features a heated outdoor pool with cabanas, complimentary dedicated airport shuttle to and from LAX (5am to 2am), a fireplace and stadium-style sundeck, and 6 unique social rooms. Hotel provides complimentary wireless internet access in the public space and guest rooms, two Mac computers in the lobby, laundry and dry cleaning service, and a two fitness rooms (weights and cardio). We offer valet parking with in and out services with a fee. [Street parking is available as a free alternative.] ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Custom Hotel Los Angeles