Joie de Vivre

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The airport stay is now officially cool.  Bed down near LAX and LA's best beaches in mod '60s style that puts the glamour and fun back in air travel.

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Services & Amenities


The vibe here is fun and open. It is LA, after all. Enjoy Pacific Rim-influenced cuisine on the pool deck or in a cabana by the fire pit. Check your flight status from the LAX Lounge. Stimulate those brain cells before a meeting with Xbox Kinect. When it’s time to go, our own complimentary shuttle will take you straight to LAX. Your cool ride awaits.

Hotel Services

  • Custom Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from LAX daily from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. To request a shuttle for LAX pick-up, please dial 310.645.0400 once you have arrived at baggage claim and have bags in-hand. Our staff will provide you with the pickup instructions. LAX is one of the busiest airports in the world, so please allow 15-20 minutes from the time you place the call for your airport pick up. For parties larger than 5, please contact us at least 3 hours in advance. We look forward to your arrival.
  • For LAX drop-off, our shuttle runs every half hour on the hour and is based on availability. To reserve your seat for LAX drop off, please dial extension "6060" at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. Travel time to LAX is estimated at 10 minutes. Safe travels!

Five social lounges for gathering and sharing ideas. Each has its own concept:

  • Layover Lounge. Located in the main lobby and featuring communal tables with power outlets (for all your devices) and seating hubs for impromptu meetings. 
  • Transonic. Electronic gaming lounge equipped with Xbox Kinect and Wii game stations, 55" LCD/HDMI TVs and surround sound system.
  • LAX Lounge. Inspired by the airport VIP lounge. Features plush seating, flight departure display, PC, printer for boarding passes, work desks and a 42" LCD/HDMI TV.
  • Stratosphere. 12th floor relaxation room with rich leather massage chairs, calming music and a tranquil atmosphere. Serenity now.
  • Duty Free. Our take on the vending machine room. Includes all-natural snacks, ready-to-eat meals and a variety of drink machines.

Leisure Amenities

  • DECK33 Bar Restaurant. Casual bar and dining space featuring cuisine and drinks with a Pacific Rim influence and overlooking the stadium-style sun deck and pool.
  • Hangar 39. Lobby floor event space with its own entrance and bar, perfect for private parties and social functions.
  • Heated outdoor pool, multi-tiered sun deck, five cabanas and fire pit. For more information on pool parties, special events and promotions, please like us on Facebook.
  • Weight room is equipped with a weight machine and yoga/stretching area.

Business Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • PrintMe-enabled printers in business center allow for wireless printing from your laptop or device
  • Power outlets in Layover Lounge lobby area for skyping, tweeting, blogging, etc.
  • View our creative Meeting Spaces here

Guestroom Amenities

  • All rooms renovated June 2011
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • 37" flat-screen LCD TV with HDMI to connect with mobile devices for movie viewing
  • Stereo with iPod docking station
  • Controllable LED lighting system for color personalization
  • Modern platform bed
  • Work desks (King and Queen Rooms)
  • Task lamps and ergonomic chairs (Elevated Rooms)
  • Dual telephone lines
  • 300-thread count linens
  • On-demand movies and music
  • Double pane, operable windows
  • Laptop-accommodating safes

How to justify an Elevated Room if your boss, significant other or conscience questions you:

  • The views of LA are incredible.
  • Exclusive access to the LAX Lounge. For networking!
  • Exclusive access to the Stratosphere relaxation room. Puts you in a better mood when you return.
  • Workstations make you more productive and in touch. At least in theory.

Pet Policy

  • Custom Hotel does not allow pets

Other Services

Secure valet parking (nightly charge of $27)

Laundry and dry cleaning service