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Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Review. LAX Airport

I had a lovely stay at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency. I can still taste those breakfast potatoes! The hotel exceeded my expectations. It’s also well located for Los Angeles airport.

The Hyatt Regency is a large and modern hotel with good facilitates. These facilities include swimming pool, 24 hour coffee shop and free shuttle from the airport.

I was also impressed by the service at the Hotel. Due to a mix up at check-in, I was treated like a Globalist for the duration of my stay.

What I Liked

  • Free shuttle from LAX airport
  • Good breakfast
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Good service
  • I stayed in a Spacious Suite

What Could Be Improved

  • No Club Lounge

The Booking

I paid $146 to stay for one night at the Los Angeles Airport Hyatt. I stay with my wife and kids. That’s a pretty good price for Los Angeles.

Before arrival, I was offered an upgrade for $100. This would get me into a 1 bed Regency Suite. The upgrade also included Regency Club Benefits, i.e. access to the club lounge. This was great value, as you get evening drinks and breakfast included. I would easily get $100 of value – as a family of four.

I did a little digging, and read that the club lounge was closed. I wasn’t 100% sure if this was accurate. So I booked the upgrade. I took my chances at check in.

At check-in, I was told that the lounge was closed. I explained that I’d paid $100 for the upgrade, only because it offered club benefits. I asked if they could offer an alternative.

The lady spoke to her boss and said that they could treat me as a Globalist during my stay. I would get access to the happy hour and breakfast in the restaurant. I practically bit her hand off!

Breakfast is $35 per person. For four people, breakfast alone is $140. On top of that, I stayed in a suite and accessed happy hour.

Los Angeles is known as an expensive city. However, if you look hard, there are bargains. I wrote an article that lists 33 cheap hotels in Los Angeles. A must read if you’re on a budget. And if you’re not a budget? Well lucky you!

The Hotel

The Los Angeles Hyatt Regency is 1 mile from LAX International Airport. Google maps says that it’s a 30 minute walk. If I was travelling alone, I would have walked. I was travelling with young children, so we took the free shuttle bus.

The bus was waiting when we got to the bus stop. This isn’t the 1st time I’ve used a shuttle bus from LAX airport. The Hyatt Regency bus always comes most often! It took around 20 minutes to get to the hotel.

The Hyatt Regency is the very closest hotel to the airport. So if proximity to LAX is important to you, this is the hotel for you.

The Hyatt Regency is large and modern. It’s unassuming from the outside. But first impressions can be deceiving!

In the hotel, there are the following facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • 24 hour Starbucks
  • Restaurant and separate bar
  • Free shuttle to the airport

There was a bar on the ground floor. It also served food. The menu had comfort food classics. Think pizza, sandwiches and burgers. We ate there in the evening, and the food was pretty good. Myself and my wife had a vegan Sandwich each. They were BIG!

There were three TV screens in the bar. All showing different sports.

The 24 hour Cafe

The Los Angeles Airport Hyatt has a 24 hour cafe. It served Starbucks coffee. It also has a full range of Sandwiches, pastries and soft drinks.

For an airport hotel, this is an excellent facility. Many people need food late at night or early in the morning. A Starbucks is much better value than room service. Which is what most hotels offer.

Kudos to the Los Angeles Airport Hyatt for the 24 hour cafe! They could easily choose to overcharge customers with room service.

The Suite

I stayed in Room 837. It was a 1 bedroom suite. At 550 square foot, it was a big upgrade on the standard rooms. The room had the following features:

  • Bedroom and separate living area
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee machine
  • Large double bed
  • Two TVs
  • Bathroom with large shower

I was staying as a family of 4. We definitely noticed the extra space. We travel a lot as a family – and have squeezed into many tiny rooms!

However, when we can stay in a bigger room, it definitely helps. It just enables us to breathe, without falling all over each other. We ate our food in the living area, rather than on the bed!

The design of the suite was modern and chic. There was grey and yellow furniture. There were also some lovely decorative pieces, including hanging down light fixtures. Check out the slideshow below.

There was a small kitchen area. It contained a sink, fridge and coffee machine. There was also a breakfast bar with stools.

The bathroom was fairly generic. It had a large sink and a large shower.

The Breakfast

The breakfast is served in the downstairs restaurant. At first glance, I was disappointed by the small size of the buffet. I’m happy to say that my disappointment was mis-placed!

The breakfast was really good. The dishes were fresh and well made. The following options were available at the buffet.

  • Bagels
  • Bread
  • Hash potatoes
  • Roast potatoes
  • Sausages
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Bacon
  • French toast
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereals
  • Fruit
  • Cold cuts
  • Pastries
  • Muffins

No cook to order items were included. You have to pay extra for that.

The food at the buffet was regularly replaced. As such, I enjoyed my breakfast and filled myself up. I had two bagels, hash potatoes and roast potatoes. A carbohydrate feast!

The quality of the breakfast potatoes was excellent. I can still taste them now! The bagels were fresh and lovely.

I also had two cups of tea. Tea in the US can be hit and miss. Americans really love their coffee! On this occasion, I enjoyed my tea.

I was disappointed with the lack of variety. I thought they could have offered pancakes and cook to order eggs. However. these items were all chargeable extras.

If I didn’t eat at the buffet, I would have gone to the 24 hour cafe. So that’s a good option too.

The Pool

There’s a swimming pool at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency. I didn’t visit it, as I only stayed for one night. I was exhausted after my flight, and had an early start in the morning.

There was a really good view of the pool from my room. You can see the view in the slideshow above.

The pool looks to be on the small side. Given that the pool is next to the road, it didn’t look to be a relaxing location. That being said, the pool looked busy and there were some nice cabanas.


The Los Angeles Hyatt Regency is a pretty good hotel. The hotel is large and modern. There’s a 24 hour airport shuttle, a pool and a 24 hour cafe. When it comes to airport hotels, you can’t ask for much more!

The Marriott Los Angeles in another option, near LAX. I reviewed that hotel in this article. The hotel has multiple bars and restaurants. They also have a really nice pool. My stay was eventful however! There was an 80 person queue at check-in!

The Tom Bradley International Terminal is at LAX Airport. If you fly from here, I highly recommend the Oneworld Lounge Los Angeles. One of the best airport lounges in the USA. I could spend all afternoon there! It’s a beautiful spot.

I flew in Delta’s International First Class from Dublin to New York, JFK. Review here. The flight was pretty good. They have a suite with a privacy door. The TV screen was large and crisp too.

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