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Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

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Derbyshirem
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Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

The site below lists Hotels with shuttle service from and to LAX but which of them are also in close walking distance to a Metro Rail station?

http://tinyurl.com/y94acyx

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1. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

That was a harder question than I thought. :-p Actually there's an Aviation station at Aviation and Imperial.

Here's some more information on the station.

metro.net/riding_metro/maps/images/green_avi…

Please note that there's a free shuttle from the airport to Aviation station and you've said there are free shuttles from the hotel to the airport. So it may take more time but you can pick any of the hotels you want based on that.

Here's a sample train itinerary so you can see the location (and which hotels might be closest):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Aviation+%2F+Imperial&daddr=Hollywood,+Los+Angeles,+California&geocode=FRbABQIdqrDx-CGj8rz_LsiPyA%3BFaZMCAIdKXry-CnDJp8uML_CgDHQqR9wNsa6PQ&hl=en&mra=ls&dirflg=r&date=2%2F18%2F10&time=12:30pm&ttype=dep&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=&sll=34.013325,-118.308188&sspn=0.18384,0.307274&ie=UTF8&ll=33.928513,-118.369961&spn=0.023003,0.038409&t=h&z=15&start=0

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2. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

The metro rail station (LAX/Aviation station of the Green Line) is at the corner of Aviation Bl and Imperial Highway which isn't really within walking distance to most LAX hotels (unless you're willing to walk for 20 minutes or so).

Here's a map showing the location of LAX (marked "A") and the metro rail station (marked "B"). LAX hotels are in two locations, primarily:

a. On, or near Century Bl (which is the road that emerges out of LAX -- horizontal blue line on map).

b. In El Segundo (south and west of the metro rail station -- off the map).

There are buses and taxis that can connect you to the metro rail station from any hotel. The hotel in your list that is closest to the metro rail station is the Travel Lodge but it's a very BASIC hotel.. Look into the Embassy Suites LAX -- South. It's on Imperial Av, west of the station. Its address is 1440 Imperial Avenue in El Segundo (Imperial Av runs alongside of Imperial Highway). It is located just to the west of the intersection of Imperial Highway and Sepulveda Bl. (see map, above)

There's also another Travelodge at 1804 E sycamore Av in El Segundo just south of the Embassy Suite -- although it does not get good reviews here on Trip Advisor (link and scroll down for the reviews in the center column):

tripadvisor.com/…CHECK_RATES_CONT

Here are the reviews for the Embassy Suites:

tripadvisor.com/…CHECK_RATES_CONT

Why do you need to be near the metro rail station? If you're trying to use it to "tour Los Angeles", I'd try something else. This is because:

a. The metro rail system covers only a tiny part of Los Angeles and adjacent communities.

b. If you're trying to reach downtown Los Angeles or Westwood (on the westside), there are express buses from LAX (called Flyaway Buses) that will get you there quicker. Just use your hotel's free shuttle bus to return to LAX and transfer to a Flyaway Bus.

c. If you're trying to reach Hollywood or Universal Studios, you can take the Flyaway Bus to downtown L.A. (Union Station) and transfer to the red line metro rail for those destinations.

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3. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

There is a Green Line Station at Nash & Mariposa in El Segundo, and the Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo is virtually next door. There are a few other hotels in that part of El Segundo that are reasonably close to the station, namely the Marriott Courtyard, the Hacienda, and the Doubletree.

There is another station at Aviation and Rosecrans which has a few hotels adjacent, (look under Manhattan Beach).

However if you're thinking of taking the Metro to Hollywood and Universal, you'll have to make too many transfers from these locations for it to be useful. In that case it might be better to stay in downtown LA (and take the Flyaway bus to Union Station).

If you watch the Amazing Race you might have noticed that the teams that used the Flyaway bus from Union Station to LAX beat the teams that took the Metro!

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4. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

Custom Hotel in Culver city has shuttle from LAX , and from this hotel it is a 15 minute ride on the frequent rapid bus to Aviation Station/Green Line.

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5. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

Just to avoid any confusion...

Metro Rail is a commuter train system that serves many different counties in the Southern California area. Its main purpose is to provide transportation for workers, commuting from outlying areas to central LA. i.e. it mainly provides transportation between different cities, not so much within the city of LA. It does not have a station anywhere near LAX.

Metro is the common name for the public transportation system run by Los Angeles County whose purpose is transportation within the county of Los Angeles and to some extent within the city of Los Angeles. This includes a series of subways and light rail trains. One of these light rail trains, does stop near LAX - the Green Line - the Aviation / Imperial station.

If you really want to be near the green line station and near LAX, mlgb's suggestion for the hotel near the green line station on Nash St. is a good one. To get to the airport, you could take the Green Line from there to the Aviation/Imperial station, and take the free shuttle bus from there to the airport terminals. And of course you'd be able to access the Green Line there and all of its destinations.

On the other hand, I'd consider carefully if you want to stay near LAX or not. Being near the green line is not that useful in the LAX area, as the Green Line does not really go to places that would be of interest to most tourists. To get to touristy areas, if you started out with the Green Line, you'd end up switching to the Blue Line, and possibly the Red Line, or to other buses, before you really got to where you'd want to go. In most cases the Green Line is not that helpful because it doesn't really take you on the direct path to any of these places - to a large degree it takes you a bit out of your way. You;d usually be better off taking a bus that is likely to head more directly to where you want to go.

In any case, LAX itself is not near most touristy areas, and its not the greatest area for walking around etc - not much in the way of restaurants or nearby attractions - just lots of hotels. The situation by the Nash street station is a little better - more restaurants, but its even further removed from most of what you'd likely want to see while in LA. If you are concerned about making an early flight, I'd stay near LAX on your last night only. If you are concerned about being near the Metro (subways/trains), try Hollywood or Downtown. Neither are near the airport, but both have good public transportation links to the airport.

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6. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

What is your objective in staying near LAX and the Green Line?

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7. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

Because I want to travel to Long Beach.

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8. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

Are you just going to Long Beach for one day? How many days in Los Angeles in total? Compared to LAX and the Green Line stations nearby it, there are other places to stay in LA with similarly easy public transportation access to Long Beach but which will also allow you to enjoy more of LA more easily.

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9. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

I think Mach may be confusing Metro Link which is the longer distance commuter rail system with Metro Rail which (perhaps unfortunately) is what they call the Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Gold Line etc. which does indeed serve as part of the local transportation system. If you want to get to Long Beach, basically it's best to either stay downtown, taking the Flyaway, and then the Blue Line, or else in the two locations I previously mentioned (or of course in Long Beach).

A litte history that no one really needs to know : originallly there was LACTC in charge of Metro Rail, who laid out and built the Blue Line as the first modern light rail line in LA County (thanks in large part to the late Kenny Hahn). RTD was in charge of busses, but now the two agencies are combined in Los Angeles County under the name Metro.

When they built the Blue Line between Long Beach and downtown LA, they eliminated all the long distance busses that might have competed. The Green Line was built due to litigation over the Century Freeway which is why it doesn't go to the airport (and the fact that LAX wouldn't contribute anything toward its construction). However as anyone who has ever taken it knows, there is a shuttle bus from LAX to the Aviation Green Line station.

In El Segundo (the station at Rosecrans is actually in El Segundo), the planners and landowners foresaw that stations might actually be a benefit to future land uses (as well as the existing aerospace employers). Rights of way were dedicated for stations, and lo and behold hotels were constructed near the stations.

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10. Re: Hotels near LAX *and* Metro Rail station?

It could vary depending on how long you're staying, but I'd opt for Downtown LA. You can take the Flyaway bus from LAX to Union Station, then a 5 minute ride on the Red Line subway to 7th St. Metrocenter. The Blue Line to Long Beach starts at 7th St. Metrocenter. You could stay at any one of a number of hotels in that area--the Sheraton, the Standard, the Wilshire Grand etc. The Biltmore and Checkers are a few blocks away. You'd be in the middle of something, but still get the transit access you're after.