More than 2,500 miles from the dramatic winds and rain of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, airport hotels in Los Angeles are seeing their own dramatic ebbs and flows: As cancellations stack up from travelers stranded elsewhere, travelers stranded here are eagerly booking rooms.
In at least some lodgings, the result seems to be a wash. Many hotels near LAX have rooms for Monday night, but consumers are unlikely to find any “distressed traveler” discounts.
Shortly before noon Monday, LAX officials said they knew of at least 129 outgoing flights canceled on Sunday and Monday in connection with the hurricane. If you’re a traveler looking for lodging, here’s a quick update on several hotels near the airport on Century and Lincoln boulevards:
*At the 740-room Westin Los Angeles Airport, a reservationist said they had no storm-related specials to offer. Though the hotel was “almost sold out,” she said, as of 12:20 p.m. some rooms were available at $199.