O’ahu 2016: Introduction
Hyatt Place El Segundo
Four Seasons O’ahu at Ko Olina
Pearl Harbor Memorial
Makapuu Point Lighthouse
Polynesian Cultural Center’s- Ha: Breath of Life Show
Hyatt Place El Segundo
After a 5-10 minute or so drive we were dropped off at the Hyatt Place El Segundo by a shuttle bus driver. The property runs multiple shuttles through 105 Parking. There was a momentary wait to check in due to other guests ahead of us in line. We were greeted and checked in promptly and the front desk agent explained the complimentary breakfast starts at 6am.
Design wise I thought the hotel appeared to be in good shape overall and was welcoming at first appearance.
Just off the lobby is the business center which consisted of three PC’s and a TV mounted above them.
We were assigned a room on the 5th floor which is the highest floor in the property.
When we walked into the room my wife said this is much better than the last “airport hotel” we stayed in (Chicago). There was plenty of room for the three of us including the crib we called down for (even though we requested it before hand).
The room was clean and the bed was comfy. We had an early 8am flight and so we set our alarm around 4:30am. I was happy to get some solid sleep in the room. Even the baby slept good!
Our room didn’t offer much of a view. Just some empty lot and industrial looking buildings.
I liked that the room had a nice L shaped seating area/couch and a desk area/work space directly across. The room had space to lounge work and relax which is great for an airport hotel.
The bathroom was functional and we had no issues with water temperature or the basic amenities offered there.
We decided to grab some dinner at the hotel. My wife decided to order some room service. She looked at the in room menu and found something she liked only to call down and be told she needed to come down and pick up the order. This is not really a full service hotel in that regard. They were happy to call us to let us know when the food was done if we wished but I declined because our baby was sleeping and I didn’t want a loud phone call to wake him up.
On the way down to pick up the food I walked around the rest of the property to check it all out. Outside there is a nice patio area with a fireplace to sit outside and relax.
Further down the property offers an outdoor pool with a hot tub! I thought that is certainly a nice amenity for a airport hotel. I was quite surprised and although I did pack my swim trunks I decided to pass on taking a dip.
There was a small but functional workout room with decent offerings for the fitness enthusiast.
I picked up our food order from the lobby side restaurant and brought it back up to our room. Our food was good and we called it a night shortly after dinner.
One thing we made sure to do before going to bed was schedule our shuttle ride back to LAX in the morning. It is beneficial to schedule your pick up and drop off times. When we landed in LAX I called the property to have the bus come and get us and after grabbing our checked bag we only had to wait 2-3 minutes for the shuttle bus. The buses run every 15 minutes so as long as it’s not full you should be able to get on. In the morning the bus did pick us up on time and everything went without a hitch!
We redeemed my wife’s Hyatt annual free night certificate from holding the Chase Hyatt credit card (valid category 1-4 only). Thus our rate was “FREE”! In actuality the credit card has a $75 annual fee however the room rate was over $140 per night (I forgot to grab a screen capture of the room rate) so we come out ahead about $65 in this scenario.
We would definitely stay here again for a quick overnight at LAX to make a connection the next day.