Everyone’s gotta eat… and we make sure you have plenty of options! Here are a few things you can look forward to for 2020:
Gallifrey One’s Hospitality Suite is back, in the same place as always: first floor, poolside. The Con Suite has free sodas and packaged snacks for you to enjoy while participating in the convention. You can reach the Con Suite via the elevator; from the hotel lobby on the second floor (walk down the stairs just past the elevator lobby from hotel check-in); or from the pool garden.
The Cafe Trenzalore food service counter in the convention center foyer serves prepackaged cold sandwiches and salads, and is open Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 7:30pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Cafe Trenzalore will be serving salads, turkey and tuna sandwiches; vegetarian wraps; kettle chips; whole fruit; fruit juices; bottled water and assorted sodas.
Social Market Cafe is the Marriott’s coffee shop, open at 6:00am daily. Social Market features cuisine from locally-sourced suppliers and features both buffet-style breakfast options.
The Hangar 18 Bar & Grill on the lobby level is the hotel’s main open-space dining area, and is open daily from 11:00am to 1:00am (it opened much earlier last year since the Social Market Cafe had not yet opened for business.) The main lobby bar is considered part of Hangar 18 and stays open late for both food service and beverages.
The popular gourmet food trucks return this year! Parked downstairs off the Convention Center Patio, this year’s food trucks will be available 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday.
Additionally, J.W.’s Steakhouse will also be open nightly for fine dining (after 5:00pm). Reservations are required, especially on Thursday February 14, Valentine’s Day, and they tend to fill up early, so make sure you get yours in!
Finally, the Starbucks coffee counter in the lobby is open daily from 5:00am to 6:00pm, with coffee and beverages, as well as pastries and snacks. Note that the lines for Starbucks can be long in the morning (there are also Starbucks at the Residence Inn and Sheraton Gateway hotels!)
In addition, there are multiple food options in the local area including Jersey Mike’s Subs and Z Pizza in the Residence Inn a block west of the Marriott; Trimana coffee shop in the business tower right across Airport Blvd. from the Marriott (note: closed Sunday); Carl’s Jr. fast food just east of the Hilton & Parking Spot garage; Century Taproom gastropub and Yokoso Sushi Bar at the Crowne Plaza; and and there are restaurants at the Four Points Sheraton, Embassy Suites, Renaissance LAX and other hotels. Further afield, several blocks east of the hotel (10-20 minute walk) are Taco Bell, Subway, McDonald’s, the Daily Grill at the Westin, and others
Finally, we should note that the Denny’s on Century Blvd. at Aviation is still open! While LAX Airport is just starting work on a massive renovation/transportation project and the Travelodge Hotel is already gone (as that lot will become a construction yard), the Denny’s is expected to eventually close down as well during the process, but not yet!