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6 hours Lay in LA - Lounge Options

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We have a 6.5 hour lay over in LA before the flight to MEL. What are the different lounge options available at LA , note I am not a Gold/Platinum member hence VA/Emirates lounge is not an option. Appreciate any inputs/suggestions.
 

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OT, but if I had the money to invest - I would build a fabulous small hotel near LAX (or any major X airport) and offer "day rooms" for people such as yourself. The rates would be basic and affordable - and offer simple facilities such as showers, daybeds (no sheets) and TV's PLUS a scale in every room for luggage. There would be a café style restaurant downstairs and a well appointed workstation for the business types. And don't forget the shuttle!

I've lost count how many times our family has shelled out a full night's accommodation near LAX, just so we have somewhere to hang between a 10am checkout and an 11pm departure.
 

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OT, but if I had the money to invest - I would build a fabulous small hotel near LAX (or any major X airport) and offer "day rooms" for people such as yourself. The rates would be basic and affordable - and offer simple facilities such as showers, daybeds (no sheets) and TV's PLUS a scale in every room for luggage. There would be a café style restaurant downstairs and a well appointed workstation for the business types. And don't forget the shuttle!

I've lost count how many times our family has shelled out a full night's accommodation near LAX, just so we have somewhere to hang between a 10am checkout and an 11pm departure.
Ok , so does it mean there is no lounge at LAX that can be used for free at LAX airport. I should have informed that I am a Plat Charge Card Holder and on checking it does indicate that the Korean Air Lines lounge will be free for plat charge card holder. However as I will be having my wife and kiddo with me , not sure how that will work out.
 

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Hotelsbyday.com has lots of day use rates. I use the Courtyard LAX which has the latest checkout at 9pm. $75 to $95 depending on when you checkin.

There are lots of their places too.
 

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Many years ago we had a similar length layover going from international to domestic. We got in a taxi and headed to the local shopping mall for a walk - just to get out of the terminal and get some fresh air. But going dom - intnl could be tight, especially with longer security lines now.
 

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That's a very long time to spend in a lounge. Last time I went to the Emirates lounge in LAX we had 2 hours and after eating showering and having a few drinks we still thought it was a little bit too long. I'd say anything over 4 hrs and I'd be looking to get out of the airport for sure if at all possible
 

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That's a very long time to spend in a lounge.
Yes , it is indeed. However we will be changing terminals from domestic to international , clear the security and then head to lounge. Even couple of hours to relax without having to wander will still be good with a toddler.
 

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Yes , it is indeed. However we will be changing terminals from domestic to international , clear the security and then head to lounge.
Yup I guess that will take up between between 45 to 90 mins so will still leave a long stint in the lounge but sure beats waiting around at the gate :)
 

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OT, but if I had the money to invest - I would build a fabulous small hotel near LAX (or any major X airport) and offer "day rooms" for people such as yourself. The rates would be basic and affordable - and offer simple facilities such as showers, daybeds (no sheets) and TV's PLUS a scale in every room for luggage. There would be a café style restaurant downstairs and a well appointed workstation for the business types. And don't forget the shuttle!

I've lost count how many times our family has shelled out a full night's accommodation near LAX, just so we have somewhere to hang between a 10am checkout and an 11pm departure.

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We have a 6.5 hour lay over in LA before the flight to MEL. What are the different lounge options available at LA , note I am not a Gold/Platinum member hence VA/Emirates lounge is not an option. Appreciate any inputs/suggestions.
It sounds like a long time, but will be only half if you allow plenty of time to get through to your Mel flight.
 

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OT, but if I had the money to invest - I would build a fabulous small hotel near LAX (or any major X airport) and offer "day rooms" for people such as yourself. The rates would be basic and affordable - and offer simple facilities such as showers, daybeds (no sheets) and TV's PLUS a scale in every room for luggage. There would be a café style restaurant downstairs and a well appointed workstation for the business types. And don't forget the shuttle!

I've lost count how many times our family has shelled out a full night's accommodation near LAX, just so we have somewhere to hang between a 10am checkout and an 11pm departure.
Most airport hotels sell a day room, some quote silly prices but just walk to the next one. They are usually clustered in walking distance.
 

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I've looked at all the options that currently exist. But none of them offer anything more than a complete ripoff.

I was proposing something around USD70 per room - everything else is currently over USD175 for a half day. That is totally cost prohibitive for most people at the end of their vacation.
 

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