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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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New Delhi, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great hotel.Staff is very courteous and helpful.Nice,clean& spacious rooms.Walking distance to Universal Studios.Good breakfast to start your day. You can go to any tourist point in matter of minutes. Getting out of LA is also easy as close to the Highway.No worry about traffic jams.

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cahuenga, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us an for your wonderful comment about us... looking forward to see you again More

Seattle, WA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We chose this hotel because it was the only reasonably priced hotel with 2 Queen beds within walking distance of Universal Studios. Other than that, it's just an OK hotel with plenty of problems: ants in the bathroom, very small pillows, lobby under construction without any bathrooms.

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cahuenga, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. On behalf of our team I would like to apologize for the inconvenience. We will use the feedback you've provided to make improvements to ensure that on your next visit we can have another chance to provide you with enjoyble stay. More

Victoria, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We spent 5 days at this hotel this week while we visited Hollywood, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studios and other surrounding attractions. All in all, an enjoyable experience. On the plus side, The hotel is decent and quiet, and conveniently located to visit the surrounding attractions. Rooms are ok and clean, the staff friendly and helpful. We had a 2... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here on Aug. 4-5 and found the lobby is going through a remodel, but this was not an inconvenience, as we don't spend time in lobbies. The room was a little nicer than average and the free internet was great. Our room was very clean, and unlike another review, we checked and there was no sign of bed... More

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cahuenga, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

thank you for staying with us for 2 nights. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectation, but as you describe your stay you could have ask the front desk on the 2nd night if they have a room on the other side of the bldg. As of the housekeeping, they start working at 8:30 in the morning,... More

Seaford, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lobby undergoing complete remodel (was told they were adding a bar??...not sure why?), which we were never told about prior to arrival. Hotel photos on website are therefore way out of date. With construction, lobby bathrooms are closed (which caused problems with a family of 4 staying in one room); limited and cramped seating space for breakfast; and pool area... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I woke up in the morning only to discover that I had been bitten 5 times by bed bugs. The morning complimentary breakfast has very low quality items. For check in and check out there is only one person who works there and it takes forever to check in and she kept our credit card. You also have to leave... More

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Escondido, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We've stayed many places and this place is just average. It was a decent and clean room with all the things you need. The view was an alley but I wasn't there for a view. I just needed a place to rest my head before heading back to universal studios. The beds were queen size but not the most comfortable.... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed here with my two teenagers for two nights while we visited Universal Studios. There was still a little remodeling going on in the lobby on July 17 and 18, when we stayed there, but it did not cause us any problems. Breakfast was inside (not in parking lot, as mentioned before) and was decent, though a little crowded.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The ONLY redeeming quality of this hotel is that it's the closest lodging (and a 10 minute walk) to Universal Studios. The lobby was under construction so there was no lobby. We had to check in via a movie theater type of window that was in the parking garage. Our room was small and dark. We had a view of... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel because it is just 5mins away from universal studios. At that time it was a holiday inn express. Simple but ok breakfast. Room was good. Air condition was kinda weird, but we survived ;)

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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
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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