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Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
Ranked #96 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
Stromness, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Disapointing room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Good front of house/reception area and pool, but room shabby and small bathroom. Breakfast facilities within hotel are ok and reasonably priced. Adequate parking available for extra cost. Air conditioning in too not too noisy.

Room Tip: Rooms on the outside of the hotel are quieter as not over looking disco pool area.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay to the Sportsmen's Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and I apologize the hotel did not meet your expectations. Our guest rooms are approximately 300 square feet, comfortable 1-2 people. We hope you will come back and visit us again.
Thank you.
Nathalie
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has been renovated since my last stay four years ago. The pool is very good. The rooms are clean and in good order. The hotel provides breakfast at a very good price. There are a useful supermarket and Starbucks across the road.
The hotel is convenient to Universal Studios.
A very good mid-priced option.

Stayed September 2013
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Spent three nights at the Sportsman Lodge. The place is under construction and the smell of paint was evident throughout the building. The room we were in was remodeled, but I noticed there is not much space for clothing or hanging towels etc...The pool was nice as we hung out there a few times. The Patio Grill was a decent spot for food and not too expensive. The wedding we attended was terrific with great food and great atmosphere. The staff throughout our stay was very nice. If the place was not under construction the rating would be higher.

Room Tip: Ask for a remodeled room....there are still older rooms available.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your review. The renovation at the hotel is almost complete and we are addressing some of the items you mentioned. We are looking into a bathroom towel hook. The closets will remain the same. We hope you will return and visit us again.
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Nathalie
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Sacramento, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This used to be a wonderful place to stay. Now between the construction going on 8-8, 24/7, and the paper thin walls, you won't get much sleep. Even the hotel engineer couldn't get the new radios to work. Go to one of the motels on Ventura Blvd. I don't know if they'd be any better, but they couldn't be much worse.

Room Tip: Stay away from the pool area and the very loud piped in music.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at the Sportsmen's Lodge. I want to apologize that the hotel did not meet your expectations. As we try to improve our facility for our guests, this process has been a challenge as it is take place while the hotel is open. We have tried to do our best to communicate the renovation phases on our website and via social media to keep our guests informed. I hope you will return for a visit to see all the exciting changes we have done.
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Nathalie
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Was looking forward to staying overnight for our 50th Hollywood High reunion, but was disappointed as soon as we checked in with a $14 parking fee, which was supposed to be $5 negotiated by the reunion committee. Why wasn't it in their computers? We were assigned a newly refurbished room which looked nice (retro colors) but, they are under construction which is fair, but Saturdays and Sundays? The construction noise from inside the room, plus the drippy shower faucet, the sound of slamming room doors closing, and how well we could hear the conversations of the people in the hallways were all a big disappointment for this icon of a hotel. When checking out, they did waive the parking fee when I complained. Oh, and no glasses in the rooms for a drink or rinsing after a toothbrushing or enough toiletries for 2 people. Another thing, there's no blanket, only a heavy duvet and a sheet. Got very hot, but nothing for a happy medium, like a light blanket? Plus the air conditioning hit right on the beds. Sorry, but stay away from this place if you need a good night's sleep.

Room Tip: If you're into swimming and partying around a pool, this looks promising for you.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at the Sportsmen's Lodge. I want to apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the parking fee for your event. I am glad to read our staff took care of the inconvenience. The hotel is still under renovation and we are doing our best to communicate the various phases via social media and on our website. We hope you will return to see all our improvements.
Thank you.
Nathalie
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here on Saturday, this being our 4th stop on our honeymoon road trip. Hotel lobby looked very swanky, we were directed to our room on the second floor. It was a room that had yet to be updated so was quite dated and tired but when we asked Manny at the front desk if we could be moved he said we'd be able to on the Sunday when there were rooms free. This made our day. The refurbished rooms are great, good size TV and all the mod cons. Once this hotel has been fully updated it will be a great place. The old style rooms although not as swish are still comfortable and clean. It was the staff that really made it for us, everyone friendly and helpful. Great location for anyone going to universal, the free shuttle is reliable and hassle-free.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I was on a 15 day tour that started in San Diego, LA was our 2nd stop. Having never been to LA before I was very excited. I stayed here for 2 nights, my room was on the 2nd floor overlooking the newly renovated pool. The lobby and pool have been completely renovated and the rest of the hotel is still under renovations. They stop working at 5pm & don't start again until 8 or 9am (so the noise didn't really bother me much since I was busy touring the city both days and not at the hotel much).

The hotel is in a good location, off busy Ventura Blvd and is close to the 405 freeway access and Universal Studios. There was a Starbucks and a Ralph's grocery store directly across the street which I took full advantage of (had a refrigerator in my room--so was able to buy some snacks & drinks). This saved me from having to eat at expensive LA restaurants. My room was quite large (just me) and had a nice balcony overlooking the pool which I wanted to use but was too full for my enjoyment since it was 94/95 degrees during my stay.

During the hotel's heydays of the 1930's it was a popular spot for celebrities like Clark Gable, John Wayne, Bette Davis etc. Overall, I had a great time at the hotel and would stay here again if I ever came back to visit LA (hopefully it will be cooler next time!).

Room Tip: Get a room that overlooks the pool!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
Address: 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Universal City Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #96 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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