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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 #176 of 323 hotels in Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mundelein, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a trip to California and wanted to go to Universal Studios. Found this hotel and the walking distance to U.S. was the plus and people said it was safe. I wasn't comfortable there, the TV remote didn't work and there were a couple of ants. Even after I asked to get the remote fixed it didn't work. Who... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived near midnight, spent the next day at Universal Studios, and left the following afternoon. We just needed a place to sleep and paying for the luxury hotels by park didn't make sense (nearly double the price). Service was decent, not great, not terrible; although each of the housekeepers we met were pretty nice. Our room was on the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, this is a hotel in the middle of a renovation. There are photos on priceline showing the hotel rooms and lobby, and they are not photos of the real Hotel. Must be of some other Clarion Inn. So, it still was being worked on, Lobby not finished, a vinyl sign out front saying clarion Inn, under another... More

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Rocklin, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The positives of this hotel are that it was within walking distance of Universal and the room was clean and recently remodeled. The area seemed safe. Here are the problems: The tv remote didn't work to change the channel. We told the front desk about it on our way out the first night (when we tried to call, they didn't... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is close to Universal (decent walk away, but doable) and they don't charge extra for parking which is a nice bonus in this part of the world, but I just felt dirty in this place. Our room seemed clean, but the lobby/breakfast area had stained furniture that looked bad.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the rooms are clean and it's close to Universal Studios, the parking is inadequate. Maintenance needs to keep the television's and showers working, the elevator inspected and add security lights to the back of the building. It's not comforting to be awoken by a woman screaming and seeing 2 individuals in the back if the hotel with what appears... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Hotel walking distance to Universal Studios. Safe area, close to the freeway. Room not cleaned by 5pm next day but there was outside area to sit. Hotel worth the money but male night staff at desk was rude and made my family uncomfortable. Very unpleasant to see this character after a long day at the park, really makes you dread... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Staffl very nice and helpful.hotel clean and nice .food could have a more choice but nice and fresh .in half way between universal studios and walk of fame .free car park and wifi .You can leave luggage after checkout in reception for free

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We checked in late after a day of traveling issues. The front desk will charge your credit card you made the reservation with if you don't show up by 6pm. So make sure you use the credit card you want charged when you make the reservation. Front desk staff was unfriendly and kind of rude. The staff that helps with... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a typical downtown hotel, just that it could have been better. The rooms are small, walls are stained, breakfast is just standard, overall property is very small, yet the rates are so much LA-like. The only silver lining is its proximity to Universal, Chinese theater etc. Give this a miss and find a better hotel.

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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*
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Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga Hotel Los Angeles
Holiday Inn Los Angeles
Los Angeles Holiday Inn

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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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