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Candlewood Suites LAX Hawthorne

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall, it was just an OK stay. My first complaint: Please do not advertise LAX in your hotel name when you are located so very far from the airport. Parking was in a secured parking garage, shared with a couple other hotels nearby. Checkin was fast and easy, but was disconcerting, as the smell in the lobby was shocking. Someone in a room near the lobby had cooked something offensive and the smell was almost unbearable. Thankfully my room, also close to the lobby, did not have that awful smell. The room was just OK, with a very sketchy looking chair. Bed was clean and quite comfy, and the bathroom was fine. As others have said, it is a dodgy neighborhood. We had to drive quite far to find a good place for dinner. This was not an inexpensive night's stay, and there is no way I thought it was good value. Really overpriced for what I received.

Booked this hotel because my buddy needed an airport shuttle and I've enjoyed candlewood suites in the past. I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite which was nice and spacious. Kitchenette was nice and had newer appliances. Need a new and better tv channel line up and an onscreen guide would be nice. Also please update the HVAC units in the room as they are outdated and noisy and often freeze and stop working. Didn't really like the parking garage situation but I felt good that my car was locked in at night. Only stayed a night but had a quiet and good stay. My friend got on the shuttle just fine and there were no other issues. I possibly would stay again if I need a hotel with a shuttle again.

I chose this hotel primarily because they did not charge extra fees for parking. I booked a studio suite with a queen bed and it was very comfortable. I used the free laundry facilities and to wash and dry my clothes at the end of my stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. I did not spend a lot of time at the hotel. This was my first visit to L.A. I was only there to take a shower and get some sleep. I would definitely stay again.

Easy check-in and nice personnel. Room configured as two double beds, and nice. Except for the padded chair which had several rips and worn spots. Carpet could use a cleaning, but everything was clean. There is a fridge, microwave and kitchen plates, bowls etc. available. All working and clean. The area around the hotel has several fast food restaurants close by. However, the area does have several homeless wandering street. And when I asked at the front desk if it good to walk in the area, they suggested driving might be a better choice. But we never felt insecure. And there are people monitoring the parking garage area and has a key entry for the garage. I felt very safe, but I do understand the caution.

We used the Candlewood Suites Hawthorne as the IHG alternative hotel closer to the airport was fully booked. The free shuttle eventually came and we arrived at the Suites in Hawthorne mid evening, approximately 4 miles from LAX airport. The area did not feel particularly safe at night with people sitting on the footpath and corner outside the hotel and adjacent to McDonalds across the road. The hotel itself looks pleasant from the outside, however on entering, the lobby is plain and the corridors are reminiscent of a rest home or hospital. The male on reception was very matter of fact and not particularly welcoming, simply stating 'NAME' when we approached the desk. Our room was clean but hot when we arrived, the air con had not been activated ahead of our arrival. The beds were comfortable, however the level of noise from the elevator on the adjacent wall made it impossible to get an undisturbed sleep throughout the night, which was a real problem after a long international flight. We asked to be moved but the short reply was there were no other rooms available. The air conditioning unit is also noisy when on cool. We would not choose to stay at Candlewood again simply for the reason there was no genuine effort made to resolve our issue, or warn us ahead our room was going to be where it was. The reception lady the following morning was very pleasant and sympathised with us, even acknowledging management should not use this particular room (118) for commercial purpose. Our advice - do not stay here.

Rooms are clean but hotel is on noisy street, so sleeping can be hard. Internet is really bad and most of the time you cannot even surf. Hotel van is slow and I had to wait over 45 minutes until I finally gave up and took a cab.

Up coming new guest may not know about Candlewood Suites. They provide room service in a week. They don't serve any breakfast or doesn't maintain any restaurant. It's not hidden truth. It's like full furnish suite. Cooking facility & relevant logistic supports are available. Spacious room, well maintained, good number & quality of towels can be found at the right area including comfortable bed. Front desk service really prompt paying attention all the times. They do carry small shop for emergency items for 24 hours. According to the property - price are reasonable, which may not true for sure. Other facilities may noted such as complimentary gym, business center, tea / coffee. Only serious issue is totally unprofessional & rude shuttle driver run by 3rd Party, who doesn't care the staffs. There was an unexpected incident took place with me & I observed that staffs position, specially when she was addressing the issue. I reported to IHG hence, better not state anything rather waiting for IHG's action in this respect. There many suitable restaurant nearby including Hulu Hulu Hawaiian, so no worries. Honestly, I strongly recommend who doesn't care about shuttle service.

I travel to LA often for work and I travel all over the place so finding a place that is close to a freeway, isn't that expensive and that doesn't charge you for parking might sound easy but it's actually my nightmare. This hotel was close to a freeway, had a mini kitchen and that's super convenient. They also didn't charge for parking, the garage is strange since it's shared by three hotels but it's actually pretty big and the spots aren't the smallest things you'll ever see. It's close to LAX but that's good for me since I tend to end up all over LA. It was also incredibly affordable. I will most definitely be returning. I'm pretty sure they have a shuttle to the airport. They have a laundry facility on site free of charge, you can borrow board games or cooking gadgets and they had this outdoor grilling area. I've stayed at 5 hotels in LA in the pst 3 weeks and have had horrible experiences and this one is actually awesome. I highly recommend it. The rooms are modern and clean and for Southern California they are huge. Big yes from me.

You get what you pay for. The room was in need of new carpets and there was a bad odor coming from the air conditioner. Do not stay near the picnic area, people were there late at night making noise and the windows were not sound proof. I would not stay here again unless there were no alternatives.

Throughout my three decades of traveling, I have come to find out this was the best stay I've ever had. Thank you to all the staff for relaxing and enjoyable stay; Mohamad, Shaz, Inessa, Maria, Sharron, Sally, Brian, Alejandro, all front desk, housekeeping and shuttle staff. I would recommend this place 100%. Thank you all for making my stay so memorable. 10 stars to this property.

11410 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Fitness center

Located in LAX Area, Candlewood Suites LAX Hawthorne is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Sony Pictures Studios and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This 96-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. University of Southern California and Santa Monica Pier are also within a 20-minute drive of this Hawthorne hotel.


All 96 individually decorated rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Candlewood Suites LAX Hawthorne features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio Suite, Accessible, Bathtub

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 156 reviews