This Airport Hotel Offers In-Suite Massages and Surf Lessons

published Apr 24, 2022
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Just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and a mile from the beach, westdrift Manhattan Beach is redefining airport hotels. With its luxurious design and state-of-the-art amenities, it’s the ideal base for those flying in or out of LAX.

Los Angeles’ flagship Autograph Collection Hotel is a haven for jet-lagged travelers or those who are looking to kick off their vacation in style. It offers spacious guest rooms, contemporary design inspired by the coastal destination and local works of art, and an array of amenities to help guests renew and relax—including a nine-hole, par-three golf course,
a large outdoor pool complete with cabanas, a CrossFit-inspired fitness center, and complimentary Solé beach cruisers.

New for 2022, guests can enjoy an array of on-property programs and collaborations, including in-room massages through the hotel’s partnership with SandSpa for the ultimate pre or post-flight treat. If you’d rather get active, you can enjoy a round of golf, or a surf lesson from GoSurfing.

Local and international travelers alike have been raving about the boutique hotel, with many five-star reviews encouraging others to book a stay.

“I really can’t say enough good things about this property. We have stayed at a number of different hotels in the area and have decided this is our go to place,” wrote one person. “Great staff, nice clean and spacious rooms… you can’t miss with this hotel.”

“I didn’t expect this hotel to be this beautiful. The design was so unique, it has an aquatic and nautical theme to it,” reviewed another.

A third said: “The westdrift is special place tucked away in easy-going Manhattan Beach that gets you away from LAX and brings a level of calmness to your day. From the moment you get out your car, special care is paid to ensure an elevated experience,”

The westdrift is just one hotel that is helping to shine a light on luxurious airport hotels (as opposed to the typical budget lodging experience that is typically associated with airport hotels.) TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in New York City exudes ’60s glamour, while the Westin at Denver Airport features upscale restaurants and wellness packages.