It’s not only occasional Taylor Swift concerts or regular season NFL games for the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams that take over the shiny new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb. The 70,000-plus-seat entertainment venue is constantly hosting something thrilling, and in 2028 will be a hub for the Summer Olympics. The Kia Forum is also right next door, another home to many diverse concerts and events every month of the year.
If you’re in Los Angeles for an event, you might want to pick one of the hotels closest to SoFi Stadium. However, making SoFi Stadium even more accessible — and appealing — for out-of-towners is the fact that it’s quite close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), thus making many of the best Los Angeles airport hotels also prime places to stay when holding tickets for a sporting event or show. By staying in hotels near SoFi Stadium, you won’t have to battle the city’s notorious cross-town traffic to get to a show or game on time.
Walking from hotels to SoFi stadium
Inglewood isn’t the most walkable neighborhood in Los Angeles, but it is possible to walk from several hotels to SoFi Stadium. Sonder Lum is one of the closest hotels to SoFi Stadium, and the walk, just shy of 1 mile, takes some 15 minutes from door to door. Otherwise, those riding the Metro’s C Line on NFL days to the Hawthorne/Lennox Station can hop the free express shuttle to SoFi Stadium that operates starting three hours before each game’s start time. Ride-hailing services are often the best way to go.
With all that in mind, here are 15 California hotels that are among the best hotels near SoFi Stadium, promising to make the entire experience of attending an event there more seamless and exciting.
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Travelers who love efficiency will find it at this modern hotel that has embraced technology by offering an app that does virtually everything guests need. You can check in and out, request additional amenities and even unlock your room using it, making the experience of staying in one of the 173 spacious rooms with cute balconies quite smooth.
As the closest upscale hotel to SoFi Stadium, the hotel has convenience going for it, too. There’s not much to do in the immediate neighborhood, but if you’re there for a show or game and chill downtime, you’ll find everything you need. The highlight of this bolt-hole is a rooftop deck for soaking up SoCal’s famous rays, along with a well-maintained swimming pool and hot tub below, and plenty of umbrella-shaded pool chairs.
There’s a fitness center available 24 hours a day for those sticking with healthy routines, but also a restaurant and bar, Cork & Batter, that sprawls across three floors and offers cocktails and solid American cuisine like flatbreads, salads and burgers.
Rates at Sonder Lum start at $112 per night.
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Though its location on Lincoln Boulevard may seem a bit random, Hotel June is well positioned for a variety of vacation types — and it provides plenty of aesthetic eye candy from the very first impression. Beaches, the airport and lots of dining and shopping are all within a short drive, and SoFi Stadium is about 20 minutes away by car. The rooms are compact but chic and fitted with high-quality linens, Aesop bath amenities and minibars stocked with locally produced treats.
As the little sister to the droolworthy Kelly Wearstler-designed Proper Hotels, this property in a midcentury-modern building sets the tone with a sunny, cheerful lobby accented by a vibrant mural. The adjacent restaurant, Scenic Route, serves coffee and Rockenwagner baked goods as part of its very Californian breakfast menu — think acai bowls, avocado toast and breakfast burritos — from 7-11 a.m. daily.
In a separate building, Caravan Swim Club is the all-day eatery with a cool coastal Mexican vibe and offerings that range from fish and seafood ceviches to grilled locally caught fish and squash blossom quesadillas, all paired with biodynamic wines and artisanal tequilas. The sparkling pool outside is as scene-y as the restaurant, which dubs its happy hour with discounted dishes and drinks Golden Hour (Sunday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m.).
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Staying near the airport doesn’t have to limit your hotel experience, as evidenced by this 1,200-plus-room hotel. Here, there’s a nice-sized outdoor swimming pool lined with lounge chairs and a hot tub at each corner for a resort-style feeling, plus a large fitness center, too.
On-property dining options are prolific as airport hotels go. There are five food and beverage outlets, including Andiamo, serving northern Italian recipes; Runway on 16th, a bar where vintage vinyl is spun alongside cocktails and gorgeous sunset views; and The Bistro, a 24-hour casual spot for Starbucks coffee plus light bites and snacks. Room service is available, too.
Being 3 miles from SoFi Stadium and the Kia Forum and just 1 mile from LAX — there’s a free airport shuttle — means upper-floor rooms with 42-inch TVs, sound-resistant windows and dedicated workspaces have views of planes landing and taking off. There are pet-friendly rooms as well as accessible rooms in multiple categories, catering to a variety of travelers.
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Quality of service can make or break a hotel, and in the case of this property in El Segundo, just southeast of LAX, a team that goes above and beyond is what sets it apart, especially the diligent valet staff. Its exterior lighting is pretty distinctive, too.
Stylistically, the rooms are bright but minimalist, with a palette of white, gray and black. They feature smart TVs, minifridges, desks with ergonomic chairs and, in some, sofa beds. Pets are allowed and there is a well-equipped fitness center as well as meeting rooms.
Breakfast is available each day at AC Kitchen, which puts a European spin on breakfast favorites with not only fruits and cereals but cured meats and artisanal cheeses. There’s AC Lounge for tapas and handcrafted libations in the evenings, or for the added bonus of a view, a rooftop restaurant called Flora that is dependably lively and serves its cocktails with garnishes grown on-site.
Rates at AC Hotel by Marriott Los Angeles South Bay start at $140 or 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
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Sun worshippers looking to catch some rays between events should opt for this hotel of 580 rooms and suites that features the largest outdoor pool — in a fun shape and with fire pits, too — of any near LAX. It’s actually walkable from the airport, or there’s a free and frequent shuttle 24 hours every day — reservations not required.
Upstairs from the mod lobby (undergoing maintenance until March 31, 2024), the accommodations tend toward roomy and feel ever so slightly retro in a cheerful sort of way with pops of color. The suites also have kitchenettes and comfy living areas.
The well-sized gym provides a multitude of fitness options, while the concierge can set guests up with a map of local trails for running or walking. The hotel’s restaurant, Unity LA, offers a daily breakfast buffet from 6-11 a.m. while the bar and lounge are open for lunch and dinner, and the market is open 24 hours.
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If a luxurious boutique hotel in a hip, happening neighborhood is of higher priority than being as close as possible to SoFi Stadium, this hideaway that opened in fall 2021 is well worth considering. In the midst of a new development in Culver City with some of LA’s best coffee, shopping, dining and wellness options within mere steps — yes, with your feet — this Destination by Hyatt property proves the old adage “location, location, location.”
Not that guests need to leave the property itself to find a scene. The rooftop pool with downtown LA views is its own vibrant pocket of sunshine, complete with Canopy Club, where three meals a day, including Monday-Thursday happy hours, are served in a pink and green bungalow.
The lobby bar’s offerings range from barista-made coffees in the morning to strong cocktails until the wee hours (especially on weekends) when bartenders mix up potables for patrons who can opt for lounge chairs or hanging around the pool table in the game room. Etta, with its giant wraparound patio, is a destination restaurant by chef Dan Perretta, who’s a whiz with house-made pastas and wood-fired pizzas, not to mention veggies and other plates sourced locally from small producers.
The 148 rooms, including 19 suites, are contemporary but far from cold, with sleek angles, generous showers and, from some, iconic vistas of the Hollywood sign. Blackout curtains, 55-inch HDTVs, garment steamers, Nespresso machines and minifridges are standard amenities throughout.
Rates at The Shay start at $308 or 21,000-29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
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A resort-style swimming pool lined with sun beds and palm trees — with a pool bar, too — is at the heart of this LAX-adjacent hotel, which is also less than 4 miles west of SoFi Stadium. Although it’s in quite a busy area near the airport, the property manages to offer a respite from the angst and busyness of travel.
With just over 1,000 rooms, it’s a large property, but even the starting rooms are light, airy accommodations. Guests with M Club lounge access have the privilege of benefits that begin at 6 a.m. with complimentary continental breakfast, continue with midday snacks and end with hors d’oeuvres and desserts in the evening.
A handful of dining options keep all guests sated. JW Steakhouse features an extensive wine list, while Social Market & Eatery — open for breakfast and dinner — showcases the freshest produce from local farmers markets. Sports fans, even those not at a SoFi game, can tune in at Hangar 18 Bar + Kitchen. Early birds will appreciate the Starbucks that opens at 5 a.m.
Rates at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott start at $129 or 26,400 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
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Just 6 1/2 miles southwest of SoFi Stadium, but in a beloved beach neighborhood of LA’s South Bay, this property is the best of both worlds. It’s easily accessible to all the action but is blissfully low-key and coastal.
Boutique-y and, thanks to its own neighboring 24-acre golf course, bucolic, the 393-key Westdrift gives off resort vibes, especially since it’s family friendly and also welcomes pets. It’s as appealing for a brief stay for a SoFi event as it is for a wedding, thanks to a ballroom and several other event and conference venues.
With a blue and white palette, the comfortable rooms and suites seem designed to lower your blood pressure, while the crystalline swimming pool lined by private cabanas guarantees to do just that. The Crossfit-influenced gym, on the other hand, which incorporates kettlebells, free weights and cardio equipment, gives guests the chance to get their hearts pumping.
Mixology Lab, with its constantly evolving cocktail menu, keeps the good times rolling, while the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Jute, focuses on creative spins on California’s famously fresh produce. The breakfast menu proffers everything from churro French toast to colorful egg scrambles, while there are Korean tacos and flatbreads on the menu later in the day.
Rates at Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection, start at $195 or 31,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
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If you’re not from Los Angeles, you may have never heard of West Adams, a historic neighborhood north of Inglewood and just under 7 miles from SoFi Stadium. But since opening in fall 2021, this boutique hotel has become one of LA’s hidden gems, a hotel from which it’s relatively easy to get everywhere.
Loaner bicycles are just one of the hotel’s fun amenities that make exploring even more doable. There’s even a monthly neighborhood ride by West Adams Bike Tour in which guests can partake. A 24/7 fitness studio and a petite but pretty heated outdoor swimming pool add to the appeal, too.
Past the courtyard planted with native flora, the 48 guest rooms and suites with terraces or patios are decked out in rattan- and cane-accented furniture, Revival linens, and bathrooms featuring spacious mosaic-tiled showers.
Rates at Alsace LA start at $172 per night.
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For travelers who value the comforts of home, this all-studio and -suite property, part of Marriott, ensures you’ll be well taken care of. Clean and sleek, with accents of bold color in artwork and pillows, the accommodations are spacious and well lit.
Each has a kitchen, complete with a stovetop, microwave and even dishwasher — because who wants to do dishes while on vacation? — and outside is a barbecue grill for guests’ use. Of course, cooking is far from mandatory. MidiCi Wood Fired Pizza & Kitchen is one of two dining outlets on site. The other, The Bistro, is where the complimentary breakfast buffet is served, with options changing from day to day.
A well-sized swimming pool with lots of lounge chairs and a whirlpool hot tub isn’t the only place to enjoy the sunshine. The hotel also boasts a sports court — in addition to the indoor fitness center — for shooting hoops. Overnight parking rates are a reasonable $18, which is a nice perk if you plan on renting a car and self-driving to SoFi Stadium for a game or concert.
Rates at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Hawthorne start at $167 or 23,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
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Arguably marketed more toward business travelers than leisurely fun seekers, this hotel and its helpful, friendly staff do a solid job of making everyone happy. That might start with the complimentary airport shuttle, which runs 24 hours a day, and free parking, but it continues with a popular hot breakfast buffet (with gluten-free items) that is included in the rate.
The 160 rooms and suites, all nonsmoking, were last renovated in 2019 and are somewhat utilitarian but comfortable, with a pillow menu available plus blackout shades and desks with ergonomic chairs for those who do need to work while here.
Guests enjoy the long hours — 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. — of the outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub; the cardio-focused fitness center is open 24 hours. And while there’s no restaurant on the property, the hotel does have a great selection of snacks and beverages available for purchase.
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For those who feel a holiday is no time to get lazy, this Westin just blocks from LAX is speaking your language. The WestinWorkout Fitness Studio is one of the best-equipped fitness centers of any area hotel, with Peloton bikes — some specialty guest rooms even have their own — plus free weights and TRX straps and fixtures.
Furthermore, there are Stay Well rooms that feature air purification systems and special mood lighting to help fight jet lag by optimizing guests’ circadian rhythms. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a runWestin program in which the concierge shares curated running routes or may even lead group jogs. The brand’s signature Heavenly beds are, naturally, found in all 740 rooms and suites, which are also graced with a lovely dose of natural light through large windows.
From 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Daily Grill Restaurant & Bar provides savory sustenance that leans classic American and offers a robust list of cocktails. There is also Century Bar, with more casual bites alongside a wide range of drinks, and Zen + Tonic, the coffee shop — it serves wine, too — slinging Starbucks-brand coffee and Tazo tea.
It’s a straight shot east of less than 3 miles to reach SoFi Stadium, and while the hotel does not provide rides to the stadium, there is a complimentary shuttle to LAX.
Rates at The Westin Los Angeles Airport start at $120 or 32,000 points per night.
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With a total renovation completed in 2021, this dog-friendly airport hotel with a convenient complimentary shuttle to LAX is also an easy place to stay when plans include SoFi Stadium, thanks to a Metro station within walking distance.
Beyond that, the 143-room hotel itself is a lively spot to hang out, with a heated outdoor swimming pool partially shaded by large palm trees, a Life Fitness-equipped gym and an outdoor terrace with a long fireplace. Guest rooms, which feel contemporary yet warm, have 55-inch HDTVs and sleeper sofas, while suites contain kitchenettes.
The Breakfast Bar is where the daily complimentary breakfast buffet draws guests with scents of fresh eggs, waffles, hash browns and fresh, healthy options. There’s a market storefront with a bakery case as well as prepackaged snacks and salads, as well as The Placery lobby restaurant for craveable meals, including burgers and sandwiches.
Rates at Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo start at $145 or 9,000-15,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
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There’s likely no better place for fans of planespotting since this boutique Hilton offshoot sits right between LAX’s runways. Many of the sleek and contemporary rooms promise unparalleled airport views, especially from the higher floors.
On the 12th-floor rooftop, a large deck overlooking the runways — and the Pacific Ocean — gives aviation geeks further space to, well, geek out over the incoming and outgoing airplanes. And there’s a small gym on the same level facing north, so guests could have a sweat sesh while watching the air traffic, too.
Outside on the ground floor, Homewood Suites — the adjacent sister property — and H Hotel share a heated swimming pool. At the same level is Waypoint Kitchen + Bar, the hotel’s sole dining outlet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an emphasis on unexpected takes on both classic and contemporary dishes. The lobby features a 24-hour market, too, for times when cravings hit late at night, and a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. for java fixes.
Rates at H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton start at $154 or 47,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
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For purposeful stays that include SoFi Stadium or Kia Forum events, this hotel, last renovated in 2020, is just 3 miles away. Guests can inquire about arranging a shuttle to concerts and games some 10 minutes away, while there is a free shuttle to the airport and parking is only $15 per day.
The 190 rooms feature a fresh palette of cherry-hued wood with blues and crisp white Marriott bedding. Workspaces are standard, too, including ergonomic desk chairs. Fitness fanatics will appreciate the gym shared with Fairfield Inn, equipped with Peloton bikes, free weights and space for yoga.
Helpful staff members happily recommend restaurants at other nearby hotels, but on-site eatery The Bistro covers most bases by offering a variety of food and snacks from morning to night, as well as Starbucks coffee and cocktails.
Rates at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard start at $144 or 33,000 points per night.
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