I stayed at Hawthorn Suites (Manhattan Beach) because I wanted to stay close to LAX (but far enough away not to hear the planes) and because this place had good reviews.
There are restaurants and bars nearby. A very good shopping mall 5mins walk. And the beach is a 15-20 min walk.
Shuttle available to and from LAX (US$10 each way for one; US$15 for two). Otherwise taxi is about US$20 each way.
I was happy with the hot breakfast (incl in the room rate).
If you want a quiet room then ask at the time of booking as some of the rooms front on to a busy road.
I have rated this hotel high because it was perfect my needs, ie a lay over close to LAX, between flights.More
- Free Wifi