After a long trip and finally got through customs, I picked up my bags and activated my US simcard . I gave the hotel a call to organise the shuttle to pick me up. After about 45 minutes I got picked up and arrived at the hotel...Greeted by the lovely Bree, did all the particulars, got my room key and when into my room.
The room although on the small side was very nice for the solo traveler. I like the LED mood light (just remember to switch it off before you go to sleep), I had a view of the city but it's not the best site (go for a view of the airport) and there was a coffee maker in the room as well. The staff were very friendly and I can remember having a chat and a cup of tea with Bree on my final night (because I took a nap when I didn't want to) and then not realising it was 2am and that I had to go to sleep.
For a hotel near the airport it's great for a overnight/2 night stay....I might stay here longer on my next time in LA but I'll need a car to get around or use public transport (I used the bus to get to Santa Monica from the hotel).
All in all...If I do return to LA, I would stay here again
- 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