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What Is A Good LAX Hotel For Plane Spotting?  
User currently offlineAirtangora From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6644 times:

Will be staying at an LAX hotel this weekend, what are some of the hotels that provide the best view for watching planes?


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

with the way things are going nowadays, my best suggestion would be the Best Western in West Covina.

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2895 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6571 times:

I'd recommend the LAX Hilton. The executive lounge on the top floor offers "control tower" views of the south complex. Also, do a search on this topic...it's been discussed many times.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

The LAX Hilon is very nice! Reasonable rates,too.I had a big corner room for only $88 a night. Only bad side is paying to park and the underground garage is easy to forget where ya parked.

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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6502 times:

Yeah, the LAX hilton is best. That or the LAX Airport Marriott. That's a super nice one too. But the LAX Hilton has some views of the airport from there. Also, the LAX Crown Plaza has great views of 25L/R and of the United commuter ramp. See?

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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2277 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

The LAX Crowne Plaza can be had for as little as $32/night by using Priceline.com. See the biddingfortravel.com website for more info.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6432 times:

I stayed in the Hilton and Westin. Both of them are very nice but as hotel I would prefer the Westin, it is better. Spotting isn't that cool because of the dark windows but watching planes, both are nice.

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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

I have stayed at the LAX Marriott and the Radisson on the approach to 24L/R. Not bad rooms either one. The Radisson you can get really good views of the International arrivals usually.

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User currently offlineE1FAIL From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6410 times:

What is the name of that Thai hotel that is across the street from the Hilton?

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

The Thai hotel is now the Courtyard Marriott- between the Radisson and Crowne Plaza.

As for the best view, the top floor of the Furama (tower building) can't be beat- and you're not stuck on Century Boulevard. At Furama you can at least walk outside at night as it's in a residential area and there are plenty of restaurants.

User currently offlineAM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6375 times:

I'm sure that the Hilton or the Marriott have much better views (and rooms Big grin ), but I've stayed at the Hampton Inn (runways 25) and the Sheraton Four Points (runways 24), and both have very good views of the final approach. You can't really see them touching down, but it's all good until just before that. Great arrivals during the morning by the way, with lots of 747s. Qantas, Cathay, Japan, ANA, Air New Zealand...

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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6371 times:

Stayed at the Westin in a room facing the south runways. Awesome. The planes were about 100ft AGL as they were on short final as I looked out the window. I could watch the entire touchdown.

User currently offlineBIK From New Zealand, joined Mar 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6370 times:

I stayed at the Marriott and all i saw from my room were 2 united tails parked at the airport. But i guess you could maybe ask for a more spotting friendly room.

On the other hand the Marriott is really nice and staff are great.


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