H Hotel Los Angeles: Rooftop and retro charm


Some airport hotels feel exactly the way they are, and some airport hotels really don’t. The H Hotel Los Angeles is located close enough to Los Angeles International Airport to feel like an airport hotel, but in many ways it doesn’t look like an airport hotel at all.

It is first and foremost a two-brand hotel, which is still relatively rare in the airport hotel space. The H Hotel is part of the Hilton Curio Collection and occupies several floors of what was once an office building. The other floors are devoted to a Homewood Suites, which shares public spaces and a reception.


A major advantage is the hotel’s proximity to the terminal. This is one of the closest airport hotels to the terminals, and every minute seems to count in airport hotels where stays are often shorter. Traffic jams in the area have become notorious, and the hotel’s location near the terminals (accessible via a free shuttle) cuts transit time by a few minutes compared to other more distant hotel properties.

The rooms and hallways are of a higher concept, modern design that feels less cookie-cutter than most of the other more rigid hotel brands near the airport. There are subtle nods to aviation and air travel and a rather timeless design theme that would feel comfortably relevant anytime over the past century.

A bonus to the building’s past as an office also means high ceilings and some mid-century modern philosophy at a time when skyscrapers still had individual windows, but generously sized, before the all-glass tower. does not become de rigueur In the 1980s. Room amenities are scarce at many airport hotels, such as Nespresso coffee machines, Temple Spa bath products, and TVs equipped to stream content from a device’s device. customer.

It’s easy to sit in the rooms taking in the view – my corner room had a view of the iconic airport entrance pillars and the “themed” space-age building, leaving me imagine what it must have been like for the executives occupying the offices of the building before its conversion. Having such a large and exciting international airport as a backdrop is certainly ego swelling, as if the world were at its feet.

Another place to feel like a flight captain or a captain of industry is the generously sized rooftop of the hotel, where guests can admire panoramic views not only of the airport, but also of the surrounding hills, the Los Angeles skyline and the iconic Hollywood signs a few miles away. Guests interested in working out of their jet lag can walk right inside the rooftop to the hotel’s large exercise room (exclusive to the H hotel; the Homewood suites have a separate facility) equipped with modern machines.

When it’s time to dine, there’s the Waypoint Kitchen + Bar breakfast and dinner, which does a nice take on California cuisine. There’s also a take-out menu in the lobby in addition to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlet for guests wanting to grab a drink or snack and return to their room (or rooftop).

There’s also a small but refreshing pool facing the LAX entrance sign, just off the lobby.

Takeaway meals

Conveniently located for a short stopover or a longer business or leisure stay in the Los Angeles Basin, this hotel steps out of hotel-brand mode for a transit haven that is slightly more intriguing than the usual box standard.


Rates from $ 199 per night.

Instagrammable moment

If you do it for the gram, it will be difficult to tear yourself away from the fabulous roof.


Hilton Honors

Good to know

This hotel offers a mobile key: Hilton Honors members who check in through the app can request a mobile key and skip reception during check-in.

Shuttle services may be delayed by traffic in the terminal area – hotel staff can advise you on the best estimate of travel time to each terminal.

The accommodations were provided by H Hotel Los Angeles in view of this story.


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