We wanted to be close to Hollywood/Universal Studios. It IS in walking distance, but we chose to pay the $15 and park at Universal Studios anyway. The walk would have been about a mile each way. This hotel has Family Rooms that have a King bed in one room, and two Queens in another with 2 full bathrooms and very roomy. The free breakfast was great (Cereal, packaged oatmeal, muffins/bagels/danish, pancake making machine, biscuits/gravy, a meat and the standard scrambled or omeletted egg with cheese (would pass that up next time). Would have liked hard boiled eggs but maybe they offer that on different days? It had free Wi-Fi in the rooms. It's not much to look at, but it is located directly off the 101 exit if driving in from the north...literally you would drive straight into it as it shares the intersection light. But, if coming from the south, exit Barham and drive back over the freeway, turn right and a quick left at the light. Internet mapping sites have the location of this hotel in so many different places it is crazy!!! Just use the hotel directions!!! :-) I would stay here again. There are NOT bars on the windows...there is a barred fence about 2 feet off the back of the hotel to separate it from the alley way. The pool is not much to speak of however... small and square in shape and only 4 1/2 feet deep... but would suffice if you just wanted to cool off. The staff was very nice.
- 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