Rated 3 out of 5 by crb75 Standard Airport Hotel
Prompt Shuttle from Airport.
Room looked recently renovated, was clean and in good condition.
Room Service prompt & efficient
Poor internal soundproofing - can hear loud discussions from the next room.
Bathroom small & grim.
Platinum recognition non-existence - with a dash of dishonesty from the front desk as well.
Basically gives off the typical airport hotel vibe - they don't care if you come back or not. Which pretty much sums up my feelings.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucky1406 Once again, a terrific experience
From the reservation agents, to the front desk staff, the bar & restaurant staff, housekeeping & the valets for your car....all are first class. I have traveled extensively over 25 years and this has been the best hotel travel experience, bar none. I'm recognized as a Starwood member from the time I make my reservation and throughout my stay and the staff pays particular attention to that designation.
Even if you are not a Starwood member, I have observed the staff and the first class way they treat their guests and are genuinely appreciative that you are staying at their hotel and exemplify customer service to all of their guests.
July 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by elchay Ok but expected better
Ok hotel but considering that i had heard such nice things about it i was a little disappointed. Staff was courteous i guess but as the hotel is busy the service always felt rushed. Got one word answers to my questions and felt they had bigger and better things to do. Room was ok but felt old (as did the whole hotel). The chair by the desk had a rip in it and the bathroom could use a redo. But mostly just didn't feel as fresh and clean as the other starwood properties i have been to recently. I liked the outside pool area and cabanas especially with the fire going nightly. The inside bar is just a big open area with very little ambiance. I actually stayed here for three nights which is unusual for this hotel but as I was going to be all over LA I figured this spot was as good as any - in that sense it did work out. Overall was a bit disappointed I don't think I would stay here again if I had a three night trip and I would probably check out another one of the airport hotels to see if they might be better before returning to this one.
July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by caity Unpleasant stay
I have stayed at this hotel before and had great service but this time it was different right from check in. I arrived by myself with three very large bags that were far too heavy for me to carry comfortably on my own. There was no bell person in sight to help out. There were two desk attendants and a line up when i arrived. Neither were polite or friendly and one was even quite rude to the guest in front of me when she stepped ahead before the agent was ready to deal with her. There were no explanations upon check in ("the elevator is there... the gym is there...") but I knew where everything was. They saw how much difficulty I was having with my luggage and didn't offer any assistance, just watched me awkwardly scramble to pick them up and barely make it to the elevator. When I arrived at my room with bags in tow, my key didn't work. I was so frustrated at the thought of having to haul these large bags back downstairs all by myself. I tried the card many times and no luck. Finally a staff member walked by, seeing I was having trouble with my key and bags and again didn't offer any assistance. I had to stop him and ask for help, at which point he was helpful in showing me that you have to bend the card and jam it in the door to open... that probably needs to be fixed and should be explained at check in. The room itself was clean and comfortable but I will question staying here again after this lack of consideration from all staff I encountered on this stay. i have previously had good experiences at the Sheraton LAX so this is unfortunate. There was one very polite bell boy who helped me bring my luggage to my car from the desk the next morning, which I appreciated.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rodney12 excelent airport views for plane spotters.
All rooms have good view of LAX, corner suite has over 180 dergee. All staff encounters were extremely positive. Rooms did not give the feel that someone else was in it days before.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PlaneTraveler1 excellent convention hotel
near to where we needed to be, great staff and facilities, outstanding presentation
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by glenn2003 Good all round but very slow on check in
The Hotel overall was very good, the only issue is with check in and out. Very slow in this area, at one stage when we checked in there was 2 staff for about 12 individuel people waiting to be checked in and I did not find them very pleasant and they did not to look at people when dealing with them. They could maybe smile as well. But overall location and standard was good and pick up and drop off very good and quick.
April 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RayFlyer Better days ahead?
This property is looking a little tired. Lotsa stories why no Platinum upgrade was available. Had to call headquarters; first time ever had to call.
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TiredTraveler poor service; broken bed; torn sheets
the front desk was terrible and insulting. wake-up calls never happened or came late. they could not answer basic questions. they hung up on calls-to-desk.
the room had a sagging bed with torn sheets. tabletops and counters had not been cleaned. the tub did not drain properly.
the food and food service staff were excellent; it is a shame such good food is located in such a shabby facility.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PastorSayo GREAT STAY!
Close to needed places
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dickman Pleasant hotel and staff
Very nice hotel within walking distance of LAX if you wanted to do that. Pleasant staff, nice, clean rooms.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffinMass Room with a view
Prior to my arrival I had requested a room with a view of the arriving aircraft. I couldn't have been happier. As a matter of fact I stayed in the room a lot because the view from 1420 was so spectacular.
Thank you soooo much. It was Awesome!
July 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tony3566 Overcharged and nonresponsive
We stayed at this hotel due to it's close proximity to LAX and our early morning flights the next day. We checked in on a Sunday 6/29 to get a good night's sleep and utilize the shuttle service the next morning.
Check in was fine - the front desk even gave us a complementary credit at the beginning to try the hotel ammenities....this is where the trouble began.
We had dinner in the hotel lounge (Rendezvous) and while the food was very overpriced, we accepted that for what it was ($$$$ for 2 kids meals, a split of a fish and chips, a house wine and 2 draft beers) but upon checkout, we noticed that the our portfolio was charged 3 times for the same $$$$$. We recognized the mistake before we left the hotel and the front desk supposedly corrected the error.
Unfortunately, the next day (7/1), the hotel went ahead and reprocessed the overcharge again. I saw the cahrge on my AMEX and left multiple messages for the business office with no reply. I finally spoke to the manager on duty last week and spent 20 minutes on the phone with him as well explaining the issue. He apologized and said the credit would be processed ASAP and I would receive an acknowedgement once it was corrected.
As of 7/16 at 937am local time - no credit - no email - no response - I had no choice but to waste even more time and contest the charge with AMEX but at least I know it will get corrected now and I would be stuck paying $$$$ multiple times for 3 not very good meals.
Dissapointing. This experience with the business office took what should have been a good stay and soured the entire trip.
CHECK YOUR PORTFOLIO CAREFULLY and check your statement to ensure you were not overcharged by the hotel.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tree21 Service with a smile
This is one of the busiest Starwood Properties that I stay at. I am always amazed by the fact that there is always enough staff and everyone is smiling. I will continue to stay here when in the area.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindenL Exceeds Expectations Every Time
As a frequent LA visitor, I have the opportunity to stay at many Starwood properties in the LA area. This location is the best, by leaps and bounds. The proximity to LAX is great for travelers. With it's recent face lift, it is a very inviting atmosphere; whether visiting in the summer by the pool with a Mai Tai, or during the winter, next to the trendy outdoor heaters sipping a Hot Toddy. The best part of the experience starts with Robert and his crew for the service they provide at the front desk. They certainly raise the bar when it comes to information, details, requests, and SPG recognition. The warm welcome and professionalism is always the prelude to fantastic stay...every time. Quite simply, they know how to make guests happy and do great job at it.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bolbol Exellent reception staff ever
It was the first time in USA and the stay in Sheraton Gateway LA was a wonderful stay ,from location ,the reception,the concierge,the room service,club lounge.
i would like to thank specially YOLANDA and Evelyn from the reception for their great help and support when we found uncomfortable noise from the bathroom they were patient to change the room in less than 5 minutes and as a SPG gold member they offered me 7000 points as a compliment thank you .
I stayed in the same hotel 4 times in 5 weeks through Jan-Feb.2012 ,there was a complementary luggage storage ,that saved me carrying my luggage and goes around the states.The good thing also is the free shuttle to the airport.
February 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LarryG27 Hotels are like Umpires
The reason I'm a SPG member is the consistency, you know what your going to get. Like umpires you don't notice him until he screws up a call or has a inconstant strike zone.
The Sheraton Gateway is that consistent umpire.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TK13 Incident handled well
Shortly after checking into our room, we noticed a very bad smell in our floor's hallway near our room. I reported this to guest services. They indicated that a housekeeper would be up there to freshen up the area. I had to call a second time as the smell worsened and they assured me it would be taken care of. Finally, on a third call, I asked to be moved to another room. The third person I spoke with was very nice and promptly sent a bellman to our room with new keys. I had to return to the room for one more item. At that time there was a member of the housekeeping staff and also there were two security staff at the door of the person who was causing the issue. It was nice to see they were taking action to remove the cause. The security staff members were dressed very professionally and asked me some questions as I passed by. I felt confident that they would handle the situation. The new room was satisfactory although the bathroom door would not completely shut. The rooms felt clean and well stocked. Most of the staff at front desk was helpful - one, however, made us feel rushed as he was trying to get us out of the way so he could help an SPG guest who walked up behind us. Dining staff nice - we got an incorrect item, they corrected it right away. The housekeeping staff member I met in the hallway was very nice. The valet staff member out front was very helpful and friendly. The free airport shuttle was primarily the reason we chose this airport and it worked out well though we did have to wait a bit for the shuttle. But we anticipated this and arrived out front early. Overall despite the "incident" we encountered after check in - it was a pleasant stay, the food in the restaurant was good, staff helpful and friendly and the convenience to the airport would prompt me to recommend it and to stay again when I have the need to do so.
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by xzxx Don't book Club Floor
Booked Club Floor because of late arrival and online said 'evening snacks/food'. Not worth it. Evening food consisted of a frig. of bottled water. Front desk said there is 24 hours snacks. 'Evening food' means until 7:00pm. They should say 'no food after 7 pm" at front desk and online.Other guests were also complaining because they were disappointed there were not even 'peanuts'. Night staff did give $30 credit right away, but when checking out, morning staff had 'attitude' and challenged the credit. She did give it to me in end. Club Floor breakfast was some boiled eggs, yoghurt and various rolls. Not much for paying so much extra money. Will try not to stay here again, but was close to LAX and did not hear airplane noise.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanK This hotel has dependable standards
The staff are always efficient and friendly. The rooms are always well equipped and comfortable. The shuttle service is excellent. The local bus to the beach is great.
October 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by sscolley Great staff, but lacking in the details.
Unfortunately the thick 8" black hair between the pillows is how I will remember Sheraton Gateway LA, and that's a deal breaker. At that stage of the evening, with an early flight out, we were not about to pack up our stuff and request a room change (we just threw it away), but the room no longer felt clean. Otherwise it was a nice refurbished room with tasteful appointments. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff member at check in - all the staff were lovely. Other small details: we would have appreciated a second bathrobe - I would have thought this was standard; if bottled water is prominently displayed with a sign saying "thirsty?" it should also state that it isn't complimentary. The gentleman who brought room service was very friendly and professional - the dessert was only OK. The free wifi did not work (the log in screen failed to load completely). I would have considered this a good hotel (I have always considered Sheraton an excellent brand), but lack of attention to detail and basic cleanliness render it average. With LAX hotels being something of a commodity, this one did not justify it's premium price.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary34 This hotel is one of the best for spg
The Sheraton is one of the best within the spg club. Heracio, bartender at the Italian restaurant, which was just excellent by the way, gets the highest rating from us. Kind, helpful with questions about the surrounding areas, catered to our every request, and his service was top notch. He is an asset to your hotel.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnnMark09 Gone downhill?
Normally my stays at this property don't leave me feeling this way...but this time I found my room to feel run down and stuffy. The sink in the bathroom was cracked, and the bathroom floor was so sticky I had to put towels down so I could stand on it.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhoNeedsARequiredNickname title
Much improved. Nice room, great location, and good shuttle service. Restaurant food was very disappointing.
July 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chris55 Poor Check In service
Check-in staff were inflexible and unfriendly on our arrival when there was a problem with the reservation.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarkP123 convenient to LAX and Trader Joes
Would definately use this hotel again. The staff is great and the location is very convenient to the Port.
October 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FinanceGuy A solid performer - best SPG option at LAX
Second or third stay here in the last 12 months.
This property is a consistent performer and room rates are usually good value for what is offered. Club Lounge is open 7 days a week. Frontdesk is on the ball. Pool. is nice. food and beverage offerings are great. Internet is fast. I will definitely return.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by johntor Average experience this time.
I've stayed at Sheraton LAX many time before so know the hotel well. Did not expereinced "WOW" factor in customer interaction at the time of check-in and during my stay. Would appreciate if hotel could meet customer expectation especially for repeat customers.
Mattress spring noise was very notable.
May 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SivaP Average Room Service
I stayed there twice during the weeks of Nov 28-Dec 1 and Dec 12-15, both the times it happened and hence thought of writing a review.
Everyday room cleaning service wouldnt replace your soap/shampoo/moisturizing lotion etc and you have to ask for them.
For 3 days I was left to use the same soap (which is considerably smaller).
Why do I have to call the room service every night to get a bath soap. Ridiculous.
Another issue is with the Receipt. I was hoping to reduce the paper waste to ask for an email receipt.
The receipt never arrived, I called the hotel 3 times and their account department never answers the phone or replies to call back... i didnt expect such kind of service from them..
December 19, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by BNMAY2013 Perfect for a Pre-Flight Night
Convenient airport shuttle service, pleasant and numerous public areas, good restaurant, hospitable staff and excellent beds - what's not to like?
July 9, 2014