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Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
Ranked #95 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Comfortable and enjoyable stay”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's obvious that the hotel is under renovation however I found that they do endeavour for it not to effect your stay. My parents' first room was far from the rest of our group and they also had an overwhelming smell of paint however on raising their concerns to housekeeping, who had phoned within minutes of them arriving at the room to ask if everything was ok, they were moved to a room near us and a room that wasn't quite so recently painted. This set the standard for the service in this hotel, any queries we had were immediately addressed.

The pool is great, the parking rate is to be expected (unfortunately) in LA, and the rooms were clean, new and very comfortable. The highlight of the hotel for us was the Patio Cafe. I was amazed that it wasn't always busy. Breakfast was reasonably priced and delicious. It's also open for evening meals and we found on the two nights we went there that we were the only ones there but the food was great and again reasonably priced. Service in the Patio Cafe was excellent and really made our stay special.

The location wasn't perfect for us as we were wanting to explore LA and Santa Monica and needed to use our car to get to these places in the short time we had, as public transport from this area is a long trip. However for visiting the Studio City area this is perfect with free shuttles to Universal Studios.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had barely parked up at the back of the hotel and were asked to move the car. As we entered the hotel via the back door which was caked in dust and rubble from decorators, we were given so much attitude by the builders. We had not even got to our room and already had bad vibes. Once in the room, noticed as with all rooms in the USA that there was an adjoining door. Thought nothing of this. There was paint on the curtains of the room we had, dust caked onto the back of the main door, the keys we were given seldom worked, the sliding doors onto the so called balcony did not even close properly, hence a howling during the night.
The decor is seriously outdated, the corridors give you no indication where anything was either. My fiance and I were woken at 3AM by people directly outside our room shouting and screaming then to only find out that they were actually through the adjoining door I spoke of here at the beginning of this review. Reception could not have cared less!
On the plus side, reception has clearly been given masses of attention and looks quite fresh. That said, it all feels wrong and there is just no character about this hotel.
Howard on the desk was pleasant enough, but seriously insincere
We could not wait to leave!.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay with us. I want to apologize the hotel did not meet your expectations. The hotel is under renovation and at the time of your stay some rooms were not renovated. I have addressed your concerns with our staff.
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Great location and will probably be better when they are done remodeling but right now pretty run down with the exception of the pool that is new. The hallways are beat up but the rooms are ok. Parking is an additional 14 dollars a day. Internet was complimentary. Close to a lot of things. There's a Ralph's and a Starbucks right across the street. Jerry's Deli is a block away and good for any meal. I did not try Sportsmen's restaurant or room service which they offered.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great location and clean rooms with a nice pool. What more can you ask for? Free shuttles to Universal, lush property, and walking distance to a lot of boutiques and restaurants. The staff was friendly and everything was very nice. Bring the family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed here because the location was centrally located for everything we wanted to do and see while vacationing here. The sad part is that this place is nothing like the pictures they have on their website. I don't know where those rooms are - but they weren't anywhere near the part of the hotel we were at. Even though our room(s) were very "tired" and dated - I will give them kudos for the cleanliness. The walls are paper-thin; we could hear an argument that was going on 2 doors down and across the hall! The people in the room next to us... we could hear them un-zip their suitcase (well, we're just assuming it was their suitcase). Also, the group of people that stayed up all night out on their little patio area - it sounded like they were partying right next to our bed. Maybe if we had a heads-up that we would be staying in an un-renovated room we could have made a better decision - they made it sound like "it's-all-good" when booking the rooms. It's hard to give good feedback about a hotel when you are sleep-deprived and disappointed. I guess the moral-of-the-story is: ask a bunch of questions about the room you are about to book!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your feedback. The hotel is under renovation and unfortunately as we have been making improvements to our guest rooms not all have been completed. I want to apologize that our website was not accurate with the guest room you stay in. We are working on the last floor of guest rooms, so we no longer have the older product available. Our current rooms are those of the images on our site. I want to once again apologize that the hotel did not meet your expectations. I hope you will give us a second chance.
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Long Beach, New York
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed here a few times due to my husband's work, and it really is a nice hotel. The service is good, there is laundry, and a pretty nice pool area. It is a bit dated, but in a way it is kind of charming, I wouldn't mind staying here again, it was clean and they have a really nicely priced room service menu! It was a good hotel to stay at while we needed to be in Studio City.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here for 5 days and we'd wished we could have stayed for the whole of our trip to LA! Its a fantastic hotel, the decor modernisation is brilliant, very clean, very fresh and the rooms are lovely and bright. The surroundings of the hotel are also lovely. local to a supermarket, bars, coffee shops and clothing outlets. Pool side is lovely and relaxing with comfy beds and excellent facilities. The lobby area is lovely and spacious and the staff are always more than willing to help, assist and provide advice on anything you fire at them. The free shuttle service to Universal Studios is another plus point of the services the hotel offers. It was prompt in both dropping you off and picking you up. The hotel houses a brilliant little diner too which offers great breakfast food (this is all we used it for whilst there). The front desk staff are absolutly fantastic and their knowledge on things from the best methods of transport to tricks you can use in the parks is incredible and really helped us on our trip. The staff are very polite and very friendly and are always happy to help. We had a situation with a case and the engineer was straight up to help us. The many questions we aimed at the staff were always answered and they didnt palm us off with any general answers, they always made sure we'd got what we wanted. If it wasnt for Jose, we don't know what we would have done! I would recommednd Sportsmans Lodge to any of my freinds, family or otheriwse and hope to be returning very soon! Jess and Will, Manchester, UK.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #95 of 351 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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