Throughout my two journeys to the Southern Hemisphere, I had a roughly 36-hour layover in Los Angeles, previous to my Fiji Airways A350 flight to Nadi. I spent a lot of this time at LAX visiting lounges (which I’ll be reviewing shortly), however I additionally had the prospect to evaluation one (or two, relying in your perspective) of Hyatt’s latest properties close to LAX.
Particularly, I stayed on the dual-branded Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX. It is a single constructing that has a complete of 401 rooms — that features a 272-room Hyatt Place, and a 129-room Hyatt Home. In actuality this can be a single resort with simply two various kinds of rooms.
All issues thought-about I used to be impressed by this property, and in some methods I favor it to the Hyatt Regency LAX. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t keep once more, as a result of I’ve points supporting the proprietor and developer of the property (Aaron Schock).
Reserving the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX
Initially I booked a single evening on the Hyatt Home. The straightforward cause I selected to e-book a Hyatt Home is as a result of I had by no means stayed on the model earlier than, and I needed to verify that off my listing for World of Hyatt’s Model Explorer promotion.
For the evening I used to be staying, the money price was round $200, or I might redeem 12,000 World of Hyatt factors, as this can be a Class 4 World of Hyatt property. Personally I worth World of Hyatt factors at 1.5 cents every, so redeeming factors would have been a bit higher of a deal.
Nevertheless, I ended up paying money for the keep, as I’m closing in on lifetime Globalist standing, and wish to get there ASAP.
I ended up reserving a second evening on the Hyatt Place. Why? My flight was solely at midnight, and I actually wanted some extra sleep. Moreover, I used to be curious to match the rooms on the Hyatt Place, since I discovered the entire dual-brand idea at this resort to be totally different than I used to be anticipating. The speed for my evening on the Hyatt Place was round $160 (which might additionally inch me nearer to lifetime Globalist standing).
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX location & airport shuttle
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX are positioned at 5959 W Century Blvd. I had arrived at Terminal 4 and determined to simply stroll to the resort, because the climate was good. The stroll took round 20 minutes — it’s superb how unhealthy the world round LAX is for pedestrians, because the sidewalks are in terrible situation, crossing streets is sophisticated, and so on.
Alternatively, the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place supply a complimentary shuttle service. Nevertheless, it’s by no means branded for the property, so it’s worthwhile to know what you’re in search of. Particularly, company at this property can use the Airport Middle Parking shuttle.
To make issues much more sophisticated, these shuttles can have very totally different appearances, as you’ll see beneath.
If you happen to’re going from the airport to the resort, you’ll discover the shuttle within the crimson zone for “resort & non-public parking shuttles” on the departures stage. In the meantime when departing the resort, you’ll wish to go to the adjoining car parking zone, the place there’s a shuttle ready space. The shuttle doesn’t run on any constant schedule, however fairly operates each 20-Half-hour.
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX are in a constructing that was initially inbuilt 1967 by architect Welton Becket, the identical one that designed LAX’s iconic Theme Constructing. I assume this was once an workplace constructing, earlier than it opened as a resort in 2021.
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX foyer & check-in
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place have a extremely enjoyable, fashionable, and vibrant foyer, with loads of seating, a pool desk, and even a small hearth of kinds.
The foyer additionally has a seize & go market, the place you should purchase snacks, drinks, and different necessities you might want.
I used to be confused by the resort idea at first. I had assumed that since this was a dual-branded property, there have been mainly two resorts housed in the identical constructing. I figured the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place had separate reception areas. Nope, that’s not the case. The resorts have the identical reception space, and for all sensible functions this can be a single resort.
The one distinction is that there are barely totally different room designs relying on whether or not a room is classed as being a part of the Hyatt Home or Hyatt Place.
The folks working on the entrance desk have been pleasant, however didn’t appear to know what they have been doing. That wasn’t their fault, as they clearly simply weren’t educated. For instance:
- After I checked in, the affiliate solely took a $150 bank card authorization, regardless that my room price was greater than that, and wasn’t pre-paid; she ended up going into the again workplace, after which got here out 5 minutes later, thanked me for bringing this to her consideration, and charged me accurately
- I overheard a Globalist member asking about free parking on an award keep, and the affiliate wasn’t accustomed to that, so needed to verify within the again workplace if that was supplied
On the plus aspect, I used to be proactively given two complimentary bottles of water.
Finally I had my room key, and headed off to my room, the place I used to be excited to get some relaxation.
Hyatt Home LAX visitor room
The property’s elevators are proper close to reception. That is a kind of elevator methods the place you choose the ground you’re going to on a monitor, after which it tells you which ones elevator to go to. The resort has 14 flooring, along with the penthouse.
The design of this property is significantly spectacular. So many restricted service properties get monetary savings on finishes, whereas this property had stunning finishes throughout this board.
On the Hyatt Home I used to be assigned room 427, on the fourth ground.
The room was nice — it had a king dimension mattress, a settee, a kitchenette, and a few high-top seating with each an workplace chair and a stool.
The kitchenette had a sink, microwave, dishwasher, range, and every kind of tableware.
There was additionally an in-room espresso machine.
The toilet featured a sink, a rest room, and a walk-in bathe, with toiletries from KenetMD.
My room didn’t have a lot in the best way of views, sadly.
Hyatt Place LAX visitor room
The next day I checked into room 607 on the Hyatt Place (sure, on the sixth ground of the identical constructing). This needed to be the nicest furnished Hyatt Place room I’ve ever stayed in. Often Hyatt Place properties have such bland and minimalist design, whereas on this case the room felt like what you’d count on at a full service, upscale resort.
The room had a king dimension mattress, a settee, a desk with a chair, and an identical rest room to the opposite room.
The room additionally had some (obstructed) views of the airport, so clearly I most popular this view.
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX health club
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX have a big health club on the basement stage. Whereas the health club had a big choice of cardio and weight tools, I discovered a lot of it to be in unhealthy situation, and to not operate accurately. I assume some upkeep is already wanted within the health club, regardless that this property isn’t even a yr previous.
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX pool
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place have a pool and sizzling tub on the penthouse stage. That is definitely one thing that many will get pleasure from, particularly these touring to or from colder climates.
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX shoresLAX restaurant
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place have shoresLAX because the signature restaurant, which can be positioned on the rooftop stage. Apparently once I Google this place now, it reveals as quickly closed, and point out of it has additionally been faraway from the Hyatt web site. I’m unsure what precisely has occurred there in latest weeks.
I made a decision to have dinner right here throughout my keep, and like the remainder of the property, that is a lot better than I’d have anticipated at a restricted service property. The restaurant’s indoor house has a pleasant design, and the restaurant additionally has an ideal outside terrace with superb views of planes on strategy.
I loved sitting exterior and watching planes touchdown on the northern runways.
Beneath you will discover the food and drinks menu, in addition to the joyful hour menu.
To drink, I ordered a grimy martini, which was wonderful.
Then to eat, I ordered the chopped salad with out bacon, and I added salmon. This was an excellent meal.
Hopefully the restaurant reopens once more quickly. I think about the economics are tough, because you’re in all probability not going to get too many locals eating on the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place, that means you’re largely reliant on company who’ve a fast in a single day on the airport.
Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX breakfast & foyer bar
Each the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX supply complimentary breakfast to company, day by day from 6:30AM till 10AM. I used to be on the airport throughout this time reviewing lounges, so I wasn’t in a position to take a look at the breakfast unfold. Nevertheless, the breakfast room is on the foyer stage, and I think about it was your typical Hyatt Place breakfast.
The breakfast room has each indoor and outside seating.
There’s additionally a bar space on the foyer stage, which serves lunch.
The Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX impressed me. This needs to be one of many nicest restricted service Hyatt properties I’ve seen when it comes to the design of public areas and rooms, in addition to when it comes to the rooftop restaurant. There have been positively some areas for enchancment, although, together with the service and the shuttle.
This was additionally my first keep at a dual-brand resort, and it’s by no means what I used to be anticipating. Though the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place are marketed as separate resorts, they’re actually only one property. There are two totally different room varieties, however every part else is shared between the resorts.
For Hyatt loyalists, this can be a stable various to the Hyatt Regency, as you shouldn’t actually really feel such as you’re “downgrading.”
If you happen to’ve stayed on the Hyatt Home & Hyatt Place LAX, what was your expertise like? What LAX property ought to I take a look at subsequent time?