We are arriving at LAX on a Monday evening about 9pm after what will be a pretty horrendous flight from the UK (we have the worst stop over time ever - 7 hours at Philadelphia). This is the start of a road trip so we plan to stay at a hotel at the airport before heading off towards Tucson the next day, and knowing our jet lag it will be a pretty early start.
Based on our late arrival time, would you suggest picking up the car when we arrive and then heading to the airport hotel, or heading straight to the hotel and then picking up the car the next morning? What time in the morning can you pick up a car? Would the hotel shuttle take us to the car hire or would we have to go back via the airport? I would appreciate advice from anybody that has done this or anybody that has an opinion.