The Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City is in a great location if you are going to Universal Studios and plan to eat all of your meals in the park or in Universal City Walk. For that reason, the hotel commands an expensive per night rate. However, if I am going to pay this rate, I would expect better upkeep. The bathroom faucet squirted all over the sink area; the fold open doors to the TV cabinet kept closing while watching the TV; the coffee pot kept shutting off prematurely; and the most frustrating part of the experience is the elevators are extremely slow. Many of the indicator lights are burnt out, so you do not know if the elevator is going up or down and you don't know what floor you're on unless you stick your head out and read the lettering on the side of the doors when they open. If they paid the same amount of attention to these details as they do the landscaping (which they are constantly manicuring) the hotel would live up to its rating as a 4-5 star hotel. What amazes me is that cheaper hotels/motels offer a complimentary breakfast and free wi-fi. I have never understood why an expensive hotel charges for wi-fi ($7.95 per day) and breakfast is outrageously expensive. There are some restaurants and fast food franchises on Lankershim if you don't mind the traffic and the difficult parking logistics. We found a great Thai restaurant near Moorpark and Lankershim called the Rustic Spoon. Not fancy, but great, inexpensive food. There is a McDonald's a little further north on the left hand side, but the parking lot is a little larger than a postage stamp.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Hotel Los Angeles
- Hilton Universal City
- Universal Hilton
- Los Angeles Hilton