Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area
Spending the night at the airport
Los Angeles airport is huge and crowded. Movement throughout the terminals is constant, so if you are planning to spend the night inside the enclosure, it is recommended to have an eye mask and earplugs. Keep in mind that the security checkpoints close at night, so if you arrive later you will likely have to remain in the public area. It is important to point out that the airport is being constantly remodelled, and therefore conditions can change.
Where to rest: Many of the seats inside the terminals have armrests, so be prepared accordingly. The most comfortable options are found in the Departure areas, but, as previously stated, you may not have access to them. Luckily, some floor sections are carpeted, so if you have a sleeping bag you will not be so comfortless. On the other hand, in the baggage reclaim hall of terminals 3 and 6 you can find a few long benches without armrests, although made of wood, as well as between gates 70-80 of Terminal 7 and behind the coffee shop located next to gate 148 of the international terminal. The connector hallway between terminals 6 and 7 is especially quiet to catch some sleep. If you are in the boarding area, many terminals have VIP lounges (especially the international terminal), where you can access more amenities and privacy. However, these close at night. Remember that you can always book a room in one of the hotels nearby, a few of which are mentioned below. If you do it beforehand, you can likely arrange your transfer directly with them.
Baggage: There are no luggage storage offices inside the airport.
Eating and drinking: Commercial stores close during the night.
Restrooms: Showers available inside the VIP lounges, but not in the public toilets.
Wi-Fi: Free, in unlimited, 45-minute sessions.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, nursing rooms.
There are many accommodations near the airport, most with free shuttle services to and from the enclosure. On the Arrivals level and the baggage reclaim hall of each terminal there are courtesy phones to request information and make reservations.
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport (0.7 km/0.4 miles)
Courtyard Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard (0.9 km/0.6 miles)
H Hotel Los Angeles Curio Collection by Hilton (0.9 km/0.6 miles)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport (0.9 km/0.6 miles)
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel (1.1 km/0.7 miles)