Airtel Plaza Hotel - Greater LA

One- or Two-Night Stay with Breakfast for Two and Parking at Airtel Plaza Hotel in Greater LA

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Aviation-Themed Hotel North of Los Angeles near Universal Studios

Since its opening in 1928, Van Nuys Airport (located about 21 miles north of downtown Los Angeles) has been used by a number of celebrities, from Bob Hope and aviator Howard Hughes to modern-day rock bands and TV and movie personalities. It has also appeared on the silver screen—most notably, in the last scene of Casablanca. From the Airtel Plaza Hotel, you can still watch private jets land and take off from a runway situated just a few hundred yards from the hotel.

You can learn more about the history of Van Nuys Airport inside the hotel, which showcases Pan Am memorabilia and a 25-foot model of a 747 hanging from the ceiling in the lobby. Guest rooms are comfortably appointed with plush bedding. Some upgraded rooms overlook the runway.

Each morning, Landings Restaurant sets out a full breakfast buffet (complimentary with this getaway) that includes breakfast meats, seasonal fruits, eggs, and potatoes. The restaurant serves sandwiches and fresh seafood for lunch and dinner—request a seat on the outdoor patio to watch takeoffs and landings during your meal. On Wednesday nights, Airtel Plaza Hotel invites a number of gourmet food trucks to the parking lot so guests can sample burgers, tacos, and more while watching the sunset.

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California: Northern LA Neighborhood Famous for Cruising Culture

Situated about 18 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, the neighborhood of Van Nuys was once the center of LA’s cruising culture. In the ’60s and ’70s, Van Nuys Boulevard was regularly filled with the sounds of revving engines and Led Zeppelin as teenagers in hot rods rolled up and down the 3-mile stretch of road. It was a ritual that eventually came to represent the Southern California lifestyle. You can still experience it on the second Wednesday of each month, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Just a 1.5 miles south of the hotel, the 2,000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area encompasses hiking and biking trails, three 18-hole golf courses, and a wildlife preserve. There’s also a Japanese garden outfitted with traditional buildings, bridges, and lanterns.

To the south lies Universal Studios Hollywood, which provides a premier Hollywood experience. Check out the thrill rides, shows, studio tours, and CityWalk, a three-block entertainment zone filled with restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. About eight miles from the hotel lies Studio City, a residential neighborhood with plenty boutiques and restaurants lining the main strip.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a standard king or double queen room with daily breakfast and parking. Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $89 for one night (up to a $165 value)
  • Option 2: $169 for two nights (up to a $330 value)

Book by: 12/15/12
Travel window: 11/1/12–12/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Outdoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Onsite restaurant and lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness center
  • Aviation memorabilia in the lobby
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/15/12 or promo value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/1/12-12/31/12
  • Not valid 11/2-11/6
  • Limit 4/person, may buy 4 as gifts
  • Limit 4/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Must cancel by 6PM one day prior to scheduled arrival or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking & check-in
  • Valid only for Standard King or Standard Double Queens
  • 15.5% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Room Details

Standard King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Standard Double Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: included in Groupon
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night, only allowed in king room
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 24 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • By transit: the FlyAway Bus provides roundtrip service from LAX to Van Nuys; the fare is $7 each way.
  • By shuttle: the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle to and from the FlyAway Bus station in Van Nuys.
  • By cab: about $75 from LAX
  • By car: about 21 miles from downtown LA

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