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Clarion Inn

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3241 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed there Saturday- Monday for our Universal trip & our stay was great. I was a little bummed that when I booked the room they stated free parking then when I stayed 4/11/15 I was notified they added a $10 parking fee as of April 2015. It wasn't much but I still wasn't expecting that. The room was very clean... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is perfect if you are planning to go to Universal Studios. It is within walking distance, 10 minutes at the most. Others complained about it being an uphill walk, the way I look at it, it's downhill after you have been at universal all day and your tired, no big deal.The room was clean, quiet and well equipped.... More 

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Stockton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing good about this property is the free parking and Starbucks across the street. Upon our arrival we noted the front Clarion banner was faded and torn. The lobby is dark with low counters which has the feel of a cigar bar. Check-in was ok. Our upper floor room faced the rear which gave a nice view of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Web site info and pictures we're very deceiving, the pool was the size of my car and there was no breakfast of any kind offered. And unless you really really like to walk, it was not even walking distance to universal studios. Should have stayed at the Hilton. Oh well

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Cairns, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We booked this hotel to visit universal studios,$7 cab ride to universal. The room was a good size and clean, the staff were great and made checking on a breeze. The hotel is close to down town Hollywood and close to shopping centers and restaurants. The saff were accommodating making check in a breeze, the hotel does not off breakfast.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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208 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've stayed here several times. I like the location, just north of Hollywood. And I like the FREE PARKING, which can save you as much as $44 a night in Los Angeles. Be sure to factor that into rates you are comparing. The rooms are spacious, and the deluxe room is really spacious. Has a refrigerator, nice big t.v., and... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Clarion Inn Universal Studios in Mid January 2015. I looked at two hotels in the area south of this one in the West Hollywood area. The rooms at the Clarion where much larger and in a better area for about the same price. Our room was alright but not at the Hampton Inn... More 

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Pine Grove, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Upon arrival, this hotel/motor lodge looked nice! When parking I found spaces too small for my Silverado. I backed into their "hidden" garbage cans twice! Staff were somewhat unfriendly. Upon entering our room, we though it looked fairly nice. When we turned on the lights, there were ants all over the counter. Went to put some food in the refrigerator,... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Plus: Free Wifi (when it worked), free parking, close to Universal Studios & Hollywood attractions (5 mins to Universal, 10 min drive to Hollywood Blvd). The Hotel interior looks NOTHING like the photos here so beware. You enter into the basement now painted dark purple and grey where you check in and have crowded buffet breakfast with poor quality plastic... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hotel has recently become a Clarion Inn. They need to seriously remodel the lobby which is dark and doubles as the breakfast area. The room itself was fine, but nothing special. No desk space if that's important to you. Not a large hotel. The breakfast was the usual fare, but there was inadequate space to eat and most of... More 

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