The Best Hotels to Book in Hawthorne, California

The Courtyard by Marriott offers contemporary spaces with clean lines
The Courtyard by Marriott offers contemporary spaces with clean lines | Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Hawthorne / Booking.com
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Although they may not have the glitz and glamour of five-star Beverly Hills establishments or the chic aesthetic of Downtown Los Angeles boutique hotels, these venues close to LAX offer all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. And the best part? You won’t have to jostle with the notoriously bad traffic along the sprawling freeways to catch your flight. Here are a few of the best hotels in Hawthorne – bookable on Culture Trip – to experience on your next visit to the City of Angels.

1. Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach Hawthorne, for an old-world aesthetic

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A luxurious sitting area with a fireplace at the Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach Hawthorne
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Lovers of old-world charm should book a stay at this gorgeous hotel. The 173 guest rooms and suites are decorated with patterned textiles in an array of rich colors and feature beds with pillow-top mattresses, wooden headboards and marble tables. There’s an outdoor courtyard with a fountain that’s perfect for whiling away an afternoon – plus a fitness center and an outdoor heated pool. For a sumptuous meal, drop by the on-site Polanco Mexican Steakhouse to tuck into its signature steak with roasted vegetables and salsa verde.

2. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, for central convenience

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A beach-inspired suite at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
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If you’re hoping to soak up the sunshine and hit the beaches during your time here, this is the place for you – Hermosa Beach, Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach are all a short drive away. As far as the lodgings go, you’ll find a range of generously sized studios with modern and functional furnishings, separate living areas and beds topped with super-soft pillows and duvets. There’s also a fitness center and an outdoor pool on-site – should you fancy a dip.

3. Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Hawthorne, for a family-friendly stay

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The spacious outdoor pool area with loungers and palms at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Hawthorne
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For stately rooms and suites that are great for kicking back and relaxing, make a beeline for this hotel. Guest rooms feature a contemporary aesthetic, with clean lines, light-wood furniture and a neutral color palette. Suites come with an additional pull-out sofa bed, making them a solid pick for families. Dining-wise, you can grab provisions at the convenience store or tuck into delicious and authentic wood-fired pizzas at the restaurant – both are on-site.

5. Candlewood Suites LAX Hawthorne, for a home-cooked meal away from home

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A traditional suite with pastel colors at Candlewood Suites LAX Hawthorne
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Plan to do some cooking during your time here? You can’t go wrong with this choice. Each of the spacious suites has a fully functional kitchen with all the amenities you may need, including a stove, a microwave oven and a dishwasher. Besides huge beds and in-room work areas, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary laundry facilities and picnic tables where you can feast on your culinary creations al fresco.

6. Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles Airport Hawthorne, for a great night’s sleep

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A homey two-bed room at the Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles Airport Hawthorne
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With blackout curtains and plush beds topped with triple-sheeted bedding and four pillows each, you’re all but guaranteed a good night’s sleep at this fine establishment. Once you’ve risen from your slumber, start your morning on the right note with a complimentary hot meal – you can also enjoy free coffee and tea throughout the day. If you’re in the mood for a refreshing swim, be sure to check out the outdoor heated pool – there’s even a kiddy version for the little ones – and whirlpool facilities.

7. Comfort Inn Cockatoo Near LAX Airport, for simplistic quality

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A simple yet comfortable king room at the Comfort Inn Cockatoo Near LAX
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This hotel is a great no-frills option for those who prefer their accommodation on the simpler side. The cozy rooms have large beds with pillow-top mattresses, work desks with ergonomic chairs, and microwaves. As far as the amenities go, there’s an outdoor heated pool and on-site charging stations for electric vehicles. Be sure to pick up a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast before heading out for your day of adventures.

8. Hampton Inn Los Angeles Int’l Airport/Hawthorne, for a complimentary airport shuttle

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A contemporary room with a soothing color palette at the Hampton Inn Los Angeles Int’l Airport/Hawthorne
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Only minutes away from LAX, this hotel provides a homey sanctuary to bed down near the airport. Rooms are tastefully furnished with comfortable beds, work areas, easy chairs with ottomans, and microwaves. You can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast to begin the day and pick up snacks from the 24-hour convenience store whenever you’re feeling peckish. The hotel additionally provides a free shuttle service to and from the airport.

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