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“Well renovated” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
Ranked #91 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
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27 hotel reviews
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“Well renovated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed here in 2010 and pleased to discover the hotel was even better than I remember. Great rooms - spacious, light, well decorated with modern colours and the beds are incredibly comfortable. In fact the quality of the beds is probably the best bit as I didn't get time to enjoy the pool. Close to amenities too as well as universal makes this a great choice.

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washougal, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Found this place through a web search and the service from reservations to check in to "where is the ice?" has been great. The renovation was done recently and things look and perform well. The kids love the warm pool too. Highly recommend when coming to Universal Studios.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Nathalie F, Director of Sales at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for your recent visit. I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at the newly renovated Sportsmen's Lodge. We hope to see you again soon!
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Great place to relax after a busy day with the Family at universal studios. Amazing welcoming & great customer service. The bell man, reception services, shuttle driver, bar tender at the heated pool where our youngest had a blast. Thanks to everyone at this hotel we had a great time on our mini vacation. Definitely recommended.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Washington, Utah
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Four of us stayed at the Sportsmen's Lodge on Tuesday and Wednesday, 25 & 26 Mar 2014. I used to stay at the Sportsmen's Lodge on a fairly regular basis in the early 1970's, when I traveled to the L.A. Area on business. At that time, the Lodge had some unique individual personality and character compared to most other motels.

However, 40 years later, it has about as much character as a plastic drinking glass. The Lodge has been completely refurbished/remodeled, probably more than once, and it has changed dramatically. The interior of the Lodge is now as sterile as a dental clinic.

Nonetheless, the service is very good, and the rooms are VERY CLEAN, quiet and quite comfortable for four people. The beds are particularly comfortable.

The Lodge is in an excellent location with nearby access to the Ventura Freeway, and quick access to the Greater Hollywood/Studio City area on surface streets. The Lodge even provides free shuttle service to Universal Studios. I suspect this service is partly paid for by the exorbitant $14.00 per night parking fee they charge. There are also a number of very good restaurants nearby with a wide variety of ethnic foods availble.

Although it is not the Sportsmen's Lodge of years ago, I would still recommend the Lodge as a good value for the price, all things considered.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Sportsman's Lodge has that 'Classic Hollywood' feel we were looking for! A very clean hotel with friendly staff that was very polite and accomodating. Studio City is upscale yet quiet. Venture Blvd. is a great strip to find anything you may be looking for... lots of shops and restaurants to choose from! The lodge's free shuttle to Universal Studios was a nice surprise and offered convenient 'drop-off' and 'pick-up' times.

We loved our time at The Sportsman's Lodge and can't wait to get back!!

~ Jim

PS. Word to the wise: Fly in to/out of BUR and not LAX... much shorter taxi ride!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

This iconic Studio City movie haven property is reclaiming its rightful place in the Hollywood landscape. Thank you to the renovation team for honoring and empowering what made it a famous go-to in the first place. The star-studded history and the way it now makes its appearance into the evolving new hip travel paradigm could ONLY happen at the Sportsmen's Lodge. Fabulous olympic-sized pool and very clean well-maintained property. Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice remodel of the Hotel...love the room furniture and layout, big rooms with a very "Los Angeles" modern look. Lots of parking, the Patio Café was great for breakfast (only meal I had there). Restaurant prices were very good for a hotel, and there are a lot of places to go within walking distance of the hotel. Staff was great, it's a fun unique hotel. I was there for a conference...

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 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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Also Known As:
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Sportsmens Hotel Los Angeles

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