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Clarion Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3241 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga) (Central L.A)
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Ranked #133 of 318 hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners needs to update their photos and show off their newly renovated rooms. At first, I wasn't so excited to stay here because the online photos doesn't look too appealing. However, when me and family checked in and went to the room, we were so surprised to see the newly renovated room. Everything in the room's operational and has... More

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this hotel because we were told it was very conveniently located near Universal Studio's. That was the only nice thing about it. We arrived at this hotel at 8:00 pm. The outside entrance had 3 signs that said "Hilton, Tilt, Clarion?? It has an identity crisis. We weren't even sure if we were entering the hotel correctly, because... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Photos do not accurately represent this hotel. They appear to be of the Clarion which with its current remodeling effort are transforming it into the Tilt Motel The new look is not an improvement in our opinion but perhaps they are looking to attract a different clientele than families. Instead of a well lit lobby they have transformed it into... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My son and had just arrived from Las Vegas and it was late at night....Saturday after Valentine's day. Could not find a room and it was late at night. We stumbled upon this Gem and the owner was so kind to give us a room he said he normally holds for guest that may have a complaint about a room.... More

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Westminster, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here for three nights while in LA on vacation. The things we enjoyed were free parking (really nice in LA - everywhere you go, you pay for parking), free internet and free breakfast (just OK, but included in the room price which is nice). This hotel was convenient to CBS Studios in Studio City, Universal City and Hollywood.... More

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Philladelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We checked out of the Sheraton to come stay at this Choice hotel location. Breakfast was great. Lobby was kinda small, didnt have one but the space was all the breakfast area. Room was much bigger than the Sheraton. Desk staff was friendly. I was happy to stay at a Choice hotel. Thanks staff

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Southern CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We attended a funeral and this affordable hotel is two miles from the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. It was our first time at a Clarion Inn. We booked one night in a 3 kings bed suite using the AAA rate. Two adjoining rooms and one bathroom. The location is near a lot of tourist spots like Universal Studios. We made... More

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had an event to attend at Universal Studios. Hotel is just outside of Universal Studios, so you are not paying the big bucks that you would be paying inside the park. Most of parking is under the hotel, it is an older hotel and they had some remodeling/renovations going on, but lobby was cute, staff was friendly, and room was... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Anyone who says this in not a close walk to Universal is seriously lazy. It's a healthy 20 min uphill walk that our family of 6 did with no problem. The walk back home is always easier and we chatted happily about the day's events. We have stayed before and requested the same room as last year. We had the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The hotel have limited parking space. The room we stayed in was well maintain but it seem dark. It's hard to connect to their internet. The good part is it's near a freeway entrance and walking distance to Universal Hollywood. The hotel offers full breakfast, not the CP kind. Starbucks is right across the street and a gas station in... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga Hotel Los Angeles
Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga Hotel
Holiday Inn Los Angeles
Los Angeles Holiday Inn
Address: 3241 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga)
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#133 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Clarion Inn Los Angeles/Universal City! We are centrally located in the Los Angeles area, a very short distance from the studios and theme parks. For the Hollywood tourist, we are one mile from Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard. You can walk to numerous theaters and event centers. For the sports enthusiast, we are within a few miles of Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center. And, for the shopper, we are close to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to make your stay perfect. ... more   less 
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