Jan122015

A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel? The Concourse Hotel Los Angeles Aiport

What is a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel? Kind of like a Hyatt, but not quite Hyatt yet. You can earn points for a hotel stay, but reward stays with points are not yet available for booking.

The Concourse Hotel Los Angeles International Airport is a Hyatt Affiliated hotel.

Hyatt Concourse LAX

This hotel was the Radisson LAX for years and last summer changed branding by signing to Hyatt Hotels. The remodeling of the property into the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport is projected to still be another year in early 2016.

In the meantime, The Concourse at Los Angeles Airport is bookable on Hyatt websites. There is no points option yet for reward nights. The hotel is not categorized and trying a points award search returns this message:

The special offer/rate you have selected is unavailable during the dates you have selected, or it is not offered at this property. Below is a list of rates available during your requested dates.

The Concourse at Los Angeles Airport seems to have low rates next month relative to other major hotel chains for LAX on weeknights.

Hyatt Concourse AAA rates 2-15

Concourse Los Angeles Airport – Hyatt Affiliated Hotel

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • $117 AAA
  • $129 rack
  • $139 Parking Package

Compare this to other hotel rates around LAX for same date.

Westin LAX $197

Four Points LAX $99

Marriott LAX $219

Hyatt Place LAX/El Segundo $197

Hyatt House Los Angeles/El Segundo $216

The Concourse LAX is a bargain right now for Hyatt points earners.

Garden Event Space Redesign

The Concourse Hotel LAX is in the news this week with a press release update on a redesigned lawn event space to be completed by May 15, 2015. The hotel is located closest to Los Angeles Airport terminals, one block from Terminal 1. Hotel shuttle is scheduled for every 10 minutes.

The announcement for an events lawn capable of handling 750 guests indicates this hotel will be an active conference and events hotel for LAX.

The PR piece highlights the hotel’s environmental design. “The hotel is a local leader in sustainable business practices, with a platinum-level Green Seal certification and four-key California Green Lodging certification.”

Recent reviews on TripAdvisor are highly mixed. My reading indicates the hotel needs a remodel.

Have you stayed at The Concourse Hotel recently? Please warn us if we should wait to stay at the hotel. Hopefully, let us know this is a place to try for the cheap rates.

Expect far higher prices when this hotel becomes Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. I stayed there a few months back. The lobby was nice, but the room was a dump. One of your fellow BA bloggers stayed there and had a similar, albeit even worse experience. That rate is more than I would pay for a night there, and I regularly see $89 a night there with AAA discount and pass on it.

  2. Ric,

    Alas, the rooms are really dated and the sourcing for breakfast is disappointing. It’s a great hotel from a convenience standpoint if you are flying Southwest as it is walkable but I just think until they revamp it, it’s 2.5 stars.

    I actually prefer the Hyatt Place:

    http://elsegundo.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

    Often you can find $101 AAA rates and the rooms are modern and quiet. The shuttle is good and although it is a 10 minute ride from LAX, there is usually very little wait for it.

  3. Yeah, I’d have to agree, Ric. The room I was given as a Diamond was a dump. But got in late and had early AM connecting flight so OK. But just barely. Shuttle was convenient.

  4. When this was a Radisson, I was given an upgrade to a suite that was about 1,200 square feet (no kidding!). However, everything in the hotel was very dated. It was like getting a 1970’s Buick as a rental car: spacious but old.

  5. I’ve stayed there about 6 times since being Hyatt . The average rate is $100 / nite . Rooms are funky but beds are confortable . Being diamond getting the points and free breakfast makes it a even better deal . Rumor is the remodel is going on now .

  6. Stayed here in October. Definitely dated but was given a okay room as a Diamond and free breakfast was okay. For $99 I thought is was just fine. Good base for walking to In n out and we actually walked to and from the terminal instead of taking the shuttle. No problems.

  7. @jpgisbd – thanks for mentioning the hotel is walkable. I have stayed dozens of times on Century Blvd, but I never stayed at the old Radisson. Stayed at most of the other hotels on the road down to the Westin.

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