An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: A review of the SPG Sheraton LAX

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our advertising policy, visit visit this page.

Sign-Up Bonuses

An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: The planning of the MEGADelta run – Part 1
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: Positioning to LAX the start city – Part 2
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: A review of the SPG Sheraton LAX – Part 3
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: Skyteam Lounge hopping in LAX – Korean Air lounge LAX & more? – Part 4
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: The run to Sweden & embracing Delta coach travel – Part 5
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: The KLM coach experience & the run from Sweden – Part 6
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: Alaska Boardroom LAX vs Delta Skyclub & flight from LAX home – Part 7
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: Final thoughts, cost & more – Part 8

view of LAX from Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel delta points blog

I am clearly an SPG fan. Maybe not as far as I am a Delta fanboy but I like SheratonsWestins and the SPG family of hotels. They have a solid product, a consistent product and treat me as a valued elite each and EVERY time I stay at their hotels (well other than that one time in MKE that is).

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel club level room delta points blog (2)

I have been to the Sheraton Gateway LAX before and I was happy to return. Lars-Erik and I decided to share a twin room (yeah I am “that” point cheap) otherwise the location would have happily upgraded me to a corner king suite. I am, as a Platinum, offered this most times and am very disappointed when it’s not an option.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel club level room delta points blog (1)

The room was on the club floor, and while not necessary since the key card grants club access, it is nice not to have to change floors to go to the club.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel robe delta points blog

The room was just fine. The bed was soft, the room was clean as well as the bathroom (but could use an update). All the towels were clean and bright. A robe was clean and hanging (really like that)! There were even chocolates on the bed – nice little touch.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel club floor room bathroom delta points blog

You know it really is hard for a hotel to do all the little things right and the Sheraton LAX “checked all the boxes.”

If I had to nit pick on one tiny thing, it was that one of the outlets in the desk lamp did not work. That is how hard I had to look to find anything to gripe about!

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (8)

The lounge, that we enjoyed for breakfast, was great for a continental breakfast.

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (5)

I am one of those who likes a light breakfast anyway so this was just what I needed.

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (1)

Plus, I really was hoping for an upgrade and to be able to enjoy lunch on the way to ATL but it was looking dicey as to if I was going to get it or not, that is I was right on the bubble, but back to my hotel review for now.

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (2)

I am not a coffee drinker but the setup seemed complete for those who need java to get going!

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (4)

Plenty of room for seating.

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (7)

In the long single club room. TV was not too loud either (this can be really annoying to me).

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (6)

There is a small work station. The only thing that was free however was printing of boarding passes. But that was all I needed to get my HOOU anyway (just in case I did not upgrade).

Sheraton club room Sheration Gateway Los Angeles Airport hotel DeltaPoints blog (3)

One of my fellow bloggers that I will not mention did not really care for the hotel due to shuttle issues. I agree it is important for an “airport” location to have timely service to the airport, but my wait for pickup was not overly long and the service to the airport was just as efficient. I will say this, on some runs I have just missed the “every ½ hour shuttle” and I in that case just use UBER. There are larger things to stress over than a quick free ride to the airport.

Stock photo Sheraton LAX

Stock photo Sheraton LAX

I look forward to my next stay the Sheraton Gateway LAX and will choose it again when needing a stay near LAX as it is a solid value at 7000 SPG points (4000 would be better 😉 ). Just to show you how great they were, when I ended up needing to cancel due to not making it out to LAX until the next day on my return, they allowed me to redeposit my points when they could have said no. That makes me REALLY want to go back again and again. Class act Sheraton LAX and well done! – René

.
Editorial Note: This content is not provided by American Express. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by American Express.
.

Gold Delta SkyMiles®
Credit Card from American Express®
Click HERE for more info

 

. .

9 comments

  1. Thanks for the review. I almost booked here on my short overnight at LAX during my upcoming AUA-HNL run but decided to hit up the Courtyard LAX. Hope I didn’t make a bad decision. And yes shuttle service should never be a big deal with UBER in the city. Tons of drivers who just made a drop off at airport right there for a quick fare.

  2. I like some of the SPG properties and have gotten upgrades as my Platinum Amex (not delta) gives me status as a perk, but I am Platinum on Marriott and they have an agreement with United that gives me silver on United. Not that I will ever use it, but nice to have if work sends me on a trip and the UA price is a lot less than the DL price.

    Gregg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *