Our Way-Cation weekend trip to LAX continues from the last post.
Upon landing in LAX shortly before 5pm, we caught the shuttle van to the Concourse Hotel with only a 5 minute wait. The Concourse Hotel is a ‘new’ Hyatt-affiliated hotel sitting right at the entrance road to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The hotel is not a new built hotel, rather Hyatt purchased the property and is in the process of a multi-million renovation of the hotel. For now, it’s labeled a Hyatt-affiliated hotel as they haven’t done the renovations scheduled for March 2016 yet, however we still got our Hyatt points, and free breakfast with my Hyatt Diamond status.
As the hotel is so close to the busy international airport, the windows are dual-paned and ultra quiet. Although the hotel has a nice restaurant (where we would have breakfast in on Sunday) we chose to walk a few short blocks to the LAX Marriott and have dinner at their wonderful J.W.’s Steakhouse. DOS had read reviews of the steakhouse on Trip Advisor and it didn’t disappoint us. We were happy to be served by Willie (who had received great accolades for service on Trip Advisor), and we had a most enjoyable ‘second’ dinner at the Marriott. With the time change it was only 6pm, so it allowed us to have a full and early dinner and still get a good night’s rest.
The restaurant is quite elegant, with nicely spaced-tables and a soft noise level. It’s a terrific restaurant on its own right, but especially top-notch for an airport hotel restaurant.
The menu offers a fine variety of appetizers and entrees, while the wine list is very extensive. DOS and I shared two appetizers: shrimp cocktail and crab cakes,
followed by a Cesar salad, and our main course of strip steak and bone-in rib-eye, both delightfully cooked medium rare, and paired perfectly with a bottle of Cabernet.
We finished the meal off with desserts: DOS had a trio go gelato, while I had a liquid dessert – both quite yummy!
After dinner we walked back to the hotel, stopping to get a couple photos of the LAX sign across the street from the hotel. The Hyatt Concourse is literally at the entrance to LAX airport, although it’s still a shuttle ride to the nearby terminals. The sign and the adjacent pillars where brightly decorated welcoming evening passengers to LAX.
When we got back to our room, we had a surprise gift of two Heinekens from the front desk, courtesy of Hyatt Diamond! In a rare moment due to the time change, liquid dessert, and our full meal, I had only one of the beers (DOS doesn’t drink beer) and went to bed. After a long day of flights and delays, we slept quietly thru the night, not bothered by the noise of the planes landing nearby thanks to the soundproof hotel.
Good night from LAX!