The Renaissance at LAX has been my preferred Marriott property by the airport for years. I suppose it still is as I’d likely not spend more than one night in the area pre or post flight, but my most recent visit reminded me that even a tried and true hotel can have shortcomings. A few nits come to mind.

  • I tried Marriott’s mobile check-in option for the first time, and had to wait in line
  • The rooms are dated

Other than that, the staff I interacted with were perfectly pleasant, the service in the lobby lounge was great, and the shuttle to/from the airport ran regularly. It worked just fine for a 1-night stay between flights. Here’s a look at my room.


Television and dresser with coffee service


Desk with one power outlet


Comfortable bed, but no accessible power outlets by the nightstands


Bath area


Bath area



While the room was not recently refreshed, the bath furnishings struck me as modernized since my last visit to the hotel. One can hope that’s a sign that similar remodel of the rooms is forthcoming. The lack of accessible power outlets was especially notable. Most importantly, the bed was very comfortable and made for a great night’s sleep prior to my flight the next morning. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also note that one can easily walk to the In-n-Out LAX for some great plane spotting from this property too! The Renaissance LAX remains my first choice of pre- and post- flight hotels at LAX, but the rooms could use a little touching up.

-MJ, August 30, 2014