A Look at Radisson LAX’s Junior and Deluxe Suites

I’ve stayed at the Radisson LAX numerous times during the past few years in just about every type of room category. The differences are incredibly minor between non-suite categories with “better” rooms sporting a Sleep Number bed, mini-refrigerator, bathrobes and slightly upgraded bathroom amenities (vanity kit, mouthwash, bath gel and a loofah).

Most of those stays were simply mattress runs at super-cheap weekend rates ($60-$80/night) in connection with some type of Club Carlson promo. My last couple of times there, however, were at rates nearer $130/night and I received upgrades into both junior and deluxe suites as a Gold elite.

Junior Suite

What they’re calling a junior suite is actually a two-room suite with a separate living room. You enter via the bedroom, which is the same size and layout of a standard room.

Junior Suite Bedroom

Junior Suite Bedroom

Gold Elite Welcome Amenity

Bathroom #1

Bathroom #1 Amenities

Through the glass door is the separate living room with two couches, another TV, mini-fridge and a second full bathroom. Note there’s no desk in this room.

Door to Living Room

Junior Suite Living Room

Junior Suite Living Room

Junior Suite Entry/Exit

Bathroom #2

I believe all of the junior suites are located next to the elevator bank with the living room closest to the elevators.

Deluxe Suite

This suite is huge with an enormous living and dining area. The couches are notably better than those in the junior suite and this room is large enough for a separate desk area near the entry door.

Deluxe Suite

Gold Elite Welcome Amenity

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Bathroom #1

The bedroom is the same size as a standard room, though it has a bit more space where the hallway exit door would normally be (this room doesn’t have a dual exit like the junior suite)

Deluxe Suite Bedroom

Deluxe Suite Bedroom

Bathroom #2

Bathroom #2 Amenities

I’m a bit surprised Radisson LAX doesn’t list these suites as bookable options – at least I’ve never seen them offered as a for-sale category in my dozens of times booking this hotel.

This property is definitely in need of a top-to-bottom refresh, though it is a step-up from other LAX hotels (think Holiday Inn and La Quinta).

Comments

  1. I was upgraded to a Deluxe Suite last month. It was a bit like staying in a barn – I’ll swear I could hear echoes form the far wall.

  2. I enjoyed myself in a Deluxe Suite during FTU here! Very spacious, gave me breakfast certs (as Gold), nice amenity, 1k extra pts for Foursquare checkin, double points should post soon, very nice service from all, nice exercise room. $79 plus tax I thought it was very good value. Plus there was the Miss California pageant going on. I had a tag made “Judge” and had contestants knocking on my door…I had a superb time;-)

  3. ^^^ I’m with Stephan. I’ve stayed at several Radisson Blu and Park Plaza hotels in Europe in 2012 and even the mid-line properties were nicely fluffed. This just looks… tired.

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