David D. - Los Angeles, CA
I have been successfully parking here for the airport since 2006. It's a multi-story parking garage with roof parking next to the Crown Plaza Hotel, practically walking distance to the airport. Turn off of Century Blvd right before the Crown and drive to the rear and entrance is on the right side or back side.
You are not permitted to park on the first three levels because that is reserved for the tenants of the adjoining building (5959). Some of the spaces on those floors have the reserved names of those tenants. A large percentage of the available spaces in the garage are narrow “compact” spaces and are marked accordingly. If you don’t have a compact car, and park in one of those spaces you are at risk for “door dings.” My car has so many dings that it does not matter to me if I get more, but if dings concern you, this may not be the right parking for you. You can get more space for your car and park away from other cars by going to the upper levels or the roof, but of course on the roof your car is in the sun all day. There are some full size car spaces, but you may have to hunt more to find them as they go first.
The parking shuttles are numerous, more than at most lots, and when you wheel your bags to the yellow shuttle stand at the garage 1st level, they will help you load them on, and take them off at the terminal. (We always tip the drivers.) When you get back from your trip, go to the red parking shuttle stands and look for the yellow shuttle or call them and let them know that you are waiting at X terminal and they usually come fast. There is an elevator in the garage on one side only, to take you up and down, as well as stairs.
The garage security feel is so-so in my opinion. Could use improved lighting, but we have never had any trouble there. When we returned from our last one-week trip, our car alarm had been activated, but there was no damage or entry to the car—could have been caused by vibrations, or someone trying the door handle, not sure. If you park here, you want to be constantly aware of your surroundings until you are safely down at the shuttle pick-up spot, but again, I have not have any trouble there yet.