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Clarion Inn

2.5 of 5 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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355 reviews 355 reviews
209 hotel reviews
709 helpful votes 709 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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155 reviews 155 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stayed here several times while in town for work. It is accross from universal studios. No big thrills here, just a very nice place to stay. Staff is very friendly. The rates are very good compared to the other crap holes that we tried for MORE money. They have recently remodeled with an art deco look. If you want the... More 

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Gasquet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We arrived in LA around 10 am and headed to Budget and picked up our rental car. Then we headed to Universal Studios. We arrived in Universal City around 11:30 and went straight to the Clarion where we were able to get our parking pass and leave our car parked at the hotel. The front desk even called a taxi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed here mid-November 2014. I highly recommend this hotel. It's reasonably priced, it's very well placed, and it's clean and comfortable. Unless you're looking for something especially fancy, this is probably the hotel you're looking for. We walked to Universal Studios on our first day (approx. 15 mins). We hired a car for the remaining nine days. With free... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have stayed here in 2012, 2013 and again this year after long flights from Australia. Check in is always fast and simple. We had the same room (204) from 2012, so we were surprised with the modifications. Our family suite had a King bed, bathroom, flat screen and wet bar in one room, with 2 x queen beds, flat... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights on a vacation to Los Angeles, this hotel definitely impressed me. They have gone through a major upgrade recently and their rooms are beautiful and beds are very comfortable (although the beds don't fit into the headboards which was awkward since it just left a big gap for the pillows to fall through). They... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga Hotel Los Angeles
Holiday Inn Los Angeles
Los Angeles Holiday Inn

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