Hi. We were thinking of staying at the new Hampton Inn by the LAX in Hawthorne on Imperial Hwy just east of Hawthorne Blvd. How is this area to stay? We have a car so we won't be walking around. But we will be coming back late each night. I've lived in LA before but out in the San Gabriel valley so I am not familiar with the west and south of LA. And which areas around this neighborhood should I generally avoid?