This is our sixth time here and we feel like it is our second home now.
We do not come to visit the studios but they are really close just a short walk down the hill in a very safe area. The gardens are well kept with an attractive array of flowering plants. Nearby down Ventura Av. there is a very wide selection of fine restaurants.
Check in was painless and fast with friendly staff who took the time to escort us to the elevators. The room was spacious and clean with good views across the valley with fast wireless ($8). The bathroom was also of a good size with bath tub and shower above. If you decide to have a bath then you can only fill the tub by standing up to turn the water on which is irritating.
The buffet in the restaurant is OUTSTANDING with a huge selection of sushi, oysters, crabs and almost everything imaginable all for $55 per head. The bar has the best beer in the world ( ) on draft which is an example for the hotel's attention to detail. Most evenings and lunchtimes there is live entertainment of a high quality (watch out for JC Curtis).
Self parking is easy and immediately below the hotel although very expensive at $24 per day.
This is a great hotel that has a buzz about it that is attractive and relaxing.
The biggest gripe is the non-availability of elevators during check out time. W waited nearly 30 mins for an elevator to reach the 9th floor that had any space for the two of us with luggage. The solution is to take the next elevator going up and to then ride it up and back down. I know that this makes the problem worse for everyone but that's life!
We will come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy AAA Four Diamond facility with over six acres of landscape in the Hollywood Hills and stunning views of glittering Los Angeles. The hotel provides a sophisticated experience combined with a superior level of service. A welcomed respite, each spacious guest room and suite is flavored with class and comfort, showcasing valued amenities for the well-traveled guest. Continually working toward greater sustainability, the property was also recently awarded the Gold level certified by Green Seal for environmental lodging, The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel is located steps from Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk Los Angeles. ... more less
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