Judith and I had decided while we planned our holiday that we would book a hotel room to recover from both of our flights. We wanted something nice, and not too expensive. I mean it was just for one night 😊 We thing the Doubletree by Hilton – El Segundo. Room price was $150 for a 3 star hotel, which was expensive for me, but we decided to share the room. About two days before my arrival, I called the hotel to make sure we had two beds in the room. Unfortunately the person on the phone told me that they were sold out, so after talking with Jude, we decided to take another room. Another $150 spent but at least we could both get some well deserved sleep.
They offered a free shuttle to and from the airport, which was really nice. I called upon arrival, and after waiting around 45 min and calling the hotel twice, a very friendly driver picked me up from the LAX Airport.
Room tour: The room was about 25m2 with a double bed, a desk and a chair. There is a big window which is really nice! The TV facing the bed was huge (at least for me coming up from France)!
They were a little table with a coffee machine, and two bottles of water. You also had tea sachets and milk 😊
The size of the bathroom was ok, with a bath and toilets inside (whereas in France, it's pretty much separated everywhere). I was alone in the room so I didn't mind. The sink was nice and there was also a big mirror.
The room comes with an ironing set (table-iron), and a hairdryer in the bathroom too 😊
The room really looks and feel old, with stripes on the wall and carpet on the floor. It was really hot in the room and the A/C was loud!
The hotel also offered a 24 hour fitness room and outside heated swimming pool. I was so tired I didn't try them, but they seemed really nice!
Can we talk about the wifi? I tried for hours to connect my computer to the WI-FI, never worked. I mean, I need the wifi to upload my work, I was so frustrated. It did work on my phone though, after about 15 times trying… It was just a nightmare! Once you got the WI-FI working, then it's nice and fast 😊
Overall, I would say that it's a nice room for a short stay, the rooms are clean, but they need to be refurbished. The A/C worked well beside being loud. The shuttle service is a really nice feature though!