Los Angeles’ LAX Airport is conveniently located near the center of the metropolitan area, between Venice and Manhattan beaches. There is a long list of LAX Area hotels lining West Century Boulevard, which connects from the terminal to the 405 freeway, and these appeal mainly to short-term visitors and business travelers who are here for work or transit rather than leisure.
LAX Airport is one of the leading travel hubs in the US. It handles nearly 60 million passengers across nine terminals each year, making it the sixth-busiest airport in the world. Prominent airlines with a strong presence here include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. On-site facilities are comprehensive.
Public transportation options are limited in Los Angeles, so getting from the LAX Area to any other district in the city requires hailing a taxi or renting a car. Otherwise, the only public link is an airport shuttle to a station on the metro’s Green Line. Meanwhile, the 405 connects south to several beach communities along the coast, ultimately linking up with the 5 freeway near Orange County’s Irvine.
That fact that the transportation network is underdeveloped prompts many visitors to stay in conveniently-located hotels in the LAX Area. These are outfitted with modern business and conference facilities, making them a favorite venue for international trade shows. International visitors regularly stream into Los Angeles, and LAX Area accommodation is a convenient meeting point for executives from Asia, Europe and all of North America.