First impression of hotel was not great you feel you are going into a darkish car park to reach reception. However we found the area safe it has a Starbucks across the room which we used after visiting the park. The walk to the park was quite long but we are 70 and could manage it alright, it took about 15 minutes to Citywalk last bit up hill, easy walk through the Citywalk, we ate in the Citywalk plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Didn't find this hotel particularly cheap, we paid just under $200, however much cheaper than the Sheraton and Hilton they are much nearer to the park, might try there if I was to return.
Our room was a standard room, but was a good size for us, we had two queen size beds and we had plenty of room, the beds were comfortably and pillows fine. Breakfast we very good for a complimentary one, plenty of hot and cold choice. We were up early for our day at the park so we did not find it busy.
We arrived by Shuttle from LAX airport this was a good way to get to hotel if you don't have a car, we were leaving by train so took a taxi to Los Angeles rail station this cost approximately $38 which considering the distance appeared very good value, I would recommend this hotel it is nothing fancy but does it job well we would stay again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles - Universal City - Cahuenga Hotel Los Angeles
- Holiday Inn Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Holiday Inn