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“Not A Great Hotel at All - One Night Stay Only” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Hollywood

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Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Hollywood
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   321 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (Hollywood)   |  
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Ranked #164 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Not A Great Hotel at All - One Night Stay Only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I went to Los Angeles on an emergency trip to visit a close friend who was in the hospital. I needed a hotel close to the Kaiser Permanente on the Sunset Strip, and I figured - you can't go wrong with a Comfort Inn right? Well, thankfully we only stayed one night. The hotel room itself was clean, and I did get some pretty good sleep, but the rest of the hotel was a little bit on the ghetto side. Just cheap, and ghetto. Like somewhere you might take a stripper/hooker or do a lot of drugs in - that type of place. I would never stay here again, but for all intensive purposes, one night was okay. I was totally happy to be out of there though!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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42 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Recently stayed at this property for 1 evening. All in all a good stay. Area is safe and ok, just off the Metro line as well as the 101 in the Silver Lake area. Have to say, not really all that close to Universal, but as both are off the 101, guess the title fits...Room was refurbished and huge. Although it fronted Vermont, was not affected by street noise. Good shower iwth plenty of hot water and water pressure. In room safe is nice as wella s the flat screen tv with cale channek options. Checkin and check out easy enough as prepaid. Did have to pay a parking fee however, these added charges bug me. Should be included in the room rate. Left before breakfast was open, so cannot comment. All in all, a good clean, basic stay worth the rate.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The checkin was quick & easy. The first morning, the shower handle fell off. Within a short time, it was fixed & working. The manager, Mr. Hipolito, was more than knowledgeable of the area, gave great directions, recommendations, and concerns for 2 women traveling alone about where to go & not to go. I fell in love with LA and will definitely stay at this hotel again. Very clean, very hospitable.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a night in order to go to Universal Studios early in the morning. Well, I was suprised to find such an inexpensive room in a such an important location and the rooms had all I needed, so definitely 5 stars.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We had stayed at several comfort Inns while travelling around California, most were excellent except this one. The staff behind the desk were rude, we were travelling with our 2 sons and one of the reasons we stayed at Comfort Inns were the laundry facility's, which the brochure in the room claimed to have a laundry on every floor. When I couldnt locate the laundry I was told very rudely that it was an old brochure. The room was comfortable but the bathroom had more mold than I could tolerate, the room next door had the TV going loudly the entire night making sleep difficult. We booked for 4 nights but left after 3 nights. Will never stay at this particular Comfort Inn again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Escondido, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

One of the reasons I booked this Comfort Inn is because of the wonderful service I had at the Comfort Inn in Oakland. Maybe these people need to talk to Oakland. We went to breakfast at 9:10 and were told we couldn't get anything to eat. I talked to the manager and showed him the flyer in the room saying breakfast went until 9:30 (their flyer) and he said it was an old form and the breakfast ended at 9:00. I said I based my coming down to breakfast according to their information and booked the Inn because they served breakfast. While bickering with him, the woman cleaning up the breakfast area let someone else in to grab a few pre-packaged pastries. They did let us eat a few of the breakfast items. I will say, if you are white, you won't be treated as nicely as if you are not. The front desk people weren't very friendly either.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

There are plenty of 4 and 5 star hotels in Los Angeles that offer impecable service and amenities that are as good as you'll find anywhere outside of Asia. But when it comes to finding an affordable hotel in a good location for under $100, that's a different story. There are a lot of scary places and hotels way off the beaten path. And what may only look like a 15 or 20 minute car trip on the map can often turn into a 2-hour nightmare on LA's infamous roads. That's why I have chosen to stay at the Comfort Inn whenever I want to take a few days in Los Angeles beyond what work will pay for. (I actually get to stay in many of the city's finest hotels for work but I'm not about to spend $300-$400 on my own nickel!)
The Comfort Inn is literally right next door to the city's Metro station that's just a few quick stops from Hollywood and the Kodak Theater. IF you don't mind a long trip, you can also take the train(s) to LAX, but it's at least a 1.5-2 hour journey.
It's also on several major buslines, including the Beverly bus that goes all the way through Beverly Hills and connects to busses that'll easily take you to Santa Monica and the ocean.
But what really keeps me coming back is the service and staff. Peter the manager is a great guy and his team are all efficient and courteous. They also offer FREE internet and a breakfast that includes eggs, sausage, waffles, toast, fruit, cereal and yogurt. The great irony is that the breakfast and internet would cost you an additional $30 or $40 bucks at least at the hotels that charge $300 and up a night!
Finally, the rooms are very clean with a flat screen tv, and a really nice shower with a massaging feature, a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave right in the room.
Don't be concerned when you arrive - the street and outside could concern some people who haven't stayed in Urban hotels. But once you get in the lobby and are greeted by the staff, the experience will be a very good one.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 321 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #164 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Hollywood 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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