Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles, California, 91608-1001, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Universal City area of Los Angeles, is near Universal Studios Hollywood, Jurassic Park The Ride, Terminator 2:3D, and Josephine Saddle.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Los Angeles / Universal City

          Reviewed by tellie

          First part of our Adventure

          Reviewed May 26, 2015
          by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Finally after almost 24 hours traveling (flying and car) we have hot LA.
          Can't wait to see out hotel room

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          Reviewed by ashbysontour

          Lovely Hotel

          Reviewed Aug 11, 2013
          by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Lovely hotel, so close to Universal I don't know why they need a shuttle bus. Everyone is friendly and helpful, you are well looked after.

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          Reviewed by east2west

          Great location for Universal Studios

          Reviewed Aug 2, 2013
          by (5 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

          We stayed for 5 nights, room was very nice and spacious. Location is ideal if you're planning on visiting Universal Studios and City Walk. Staff seemed disengaged, miserable and couldn't be bothered talking to guests or even smile. I wouldn't stay there again.

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          Los Angeles, United States

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

          What a Great Hotel !!!


          What a fantastic hotel !!! My family stayed for 9 days whilst visiting LA and could not have wished for a better location. Minutes from Universal, has a great pool area, is close to the Metro for getting around town (a very affordable method of transport by the way and only one stop from Hollywood Boulevard ), - and with superbly helpful staff who helped us with everything from a great itinerary of what to see around LA to arranging rental cars and limo's for us.

          I travel extensively on business and stay in hotels worldwide on a weekly basis. I would certainly rate this hotel ( and it's staff ) in my top five hotels

          Great location and value


          Stayed at the Hilton June 26-28. Pleasantly suprised upon an early arrival there was a room ready and were were even upgraded to a higher floor overlooking Universal Studios. The room was spacious for the four of us. It is a basic hotel room with mini bar, mini safe, writing desk, lounge chair. It does have a large closet to hold luggage, so you are not tripping over it in the room, which was nice. They also provide an iron and full size ironing board. The bathroom was large, however, the shower faucet dripped all the time. You could tell it had been doing it awhile, I find that amusing because of water conciousness in California. The park shuttle was very convenient, dropping off at City Walk, which is a destination in itself. The pool at the hotel is large (not a resort pool though), with plenty of chairs and lounges in sun and shade. The spa is large and set apart from the pool. I saw room service delivering food and drinks to other guests, which would be nice to take advantage of. We only ate once for breakfast at the hotel. It was pricey and the buffet would be a better value, however our meal was good. There are so many places to eat at City Walk, take advantage of them. Overall, this was a great place to stay, we are happy we did.

          Superior quality and value


          Recently spent 4 days at this hotel. Room and bathroom extremely spacious and immaculate. Front desk staff very helpful with tourist imformation. Location convenient to Hollywood, Burbank and Santa Monica Beach. Would definitely return and would highly recommend to others.

          Great Location, nice hotel


          This Hilton is probably the closest hotel to the Universal Studios. The Studios are just a short walk from the hotel lobby. Rooms are large and clean, great view, friendly staff. The pool is small and rather noisy as it is very close to the freeway. I would reccomend it only if you are planning to spend more than one day at the Universal Studios. Everything else is far away, expecially the beach.

          Good Location, Good Hotel


          Stayed here on a Thursday night using my Hilton Points for a room. I had a room with two doubles on the "executive (towers) floor". Stayed on the 21 st floor of the 24 story hotel. The hotel is right next to Universal Studios and Citywalk. A free shuttle will take you there but it is a very short walk. The rooms were nice with a large bathroom. The executive floor lounge has a nice view of LA and ok PM snacks and an ok cold breakfast. I wish I had more time to check out the hotel's rest.

          They appeared to have a large buffet in the evening and looked very good. The front desk staff was not very nice and when I requested a rollaway (my two kids did not want to share a bed) they told me it would be an extra $35.00! Oh well, I agreed to it. We returned from dinner three hours later to know rollaway. When I called to ask I was put on hold a few times and then someone told me the room we had (2 doubles) were not allowed to have a rollaway (per the fire code). I'm not so sure that was the case or the staff was unsure who failed to bring it to the room. I'd stay here again hoping to get better service.

          Super Stay!


          Excellent hotel choice for Universal area. Great pool area, hotel restaurant was great for both food and service and the room was one of the nicest I've seen in a while....immaculately clean, furnishings in great condition, relatively comfortable king bed, and spacious bathroom. We stayed for 4 nights and found staff friendly and helpful... Will definitly go back....

          Very Convenient, Had a Blast!


          Our family of 4 stayed 4 days and 3 nights here and we really enjoyed ourselves! Hotel was nice and clean. Never saw staff but knew they were around because everything was SPOTLESS! We recommend this hotel to anyone going to Universal Studios. We walked there most of the time.

          And we got to see Marie Osmond who was there for business! That was a THRILL! Although my kids, 10 and 8 years old couldn't wait to tell Gram that "Mary Omlett" was spotted at our HOTEL! Nice little complimentary breakfast. Bagels, donuts, muffins, cereals, juice, milk, coffee and fruits. And beverages throughout the day as well with a pass to the 22nd floor.Great view at night too! Loved it!

          Great Location!


          My husband and I stayed here in July 02. We stayed here for 4 nights. Our room had a great view of the Universal Theme Park and the highway/homes in the hills views) We liked being right at the entrance to a theme park and Universal City. The room was clean and spacious. The food is great. They have a breakfast buffet and a dinner buffet that are outstanding! They offer a shuttle service for tours in the la area. We would definately return here!

          II Loved The Hilton


          I went to the Hilton for Valentines Day weekend. I enjoyed every minute of it. The room was very spacious and remarkable.

          Excellent location and service


          My family and I stayed at the Universal Hilton in July, 2001. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The location beside of the Universal Studios park was ideal. We never had to use our car to attend the park.

          We also found the location to be good for commuting around the Los Angeles area. We took several day trips and had no problem finding our way back to the hotel.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Los Angeles

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          A travel blog entry by tellie on May 27, 2015

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          First stop .... LA.. Well Sydney airport then LA. Long long long flight. Felt like we hadn't slept in 24 hours (with 13 hours Timezone difference) Got to our Hotel rooms, unpacked and then it was pretty much go go go.

          Day 2 Universal City

          A travel blog entry by holj01 on Jun 11, 2016

          24 photos

          Well after a very heavy sleep we woke up pretty refreshed ( actually we were woken by a false fire alarm at 6 am) and we were ready to tackle Universal Studios. What a great day we had. Such and amazing place. Hard to put it in to words but the attention to detail at this park is amazing. We got to do all the things we wanted twice due to having a …

          Universal Studios

          A travel blog entry by bkerr on May 14, 2016

          1 comment, 48 photos

          An early morning start for our VIP Universal Studios tour. Got to the front gate at around 8 for our pre tour snacks. We had Ash as our guide for the day. She was fantastic! Even carried our bags for us while we were on the rides. Anyway getting ahead of myself. Our group had 12 people. We started the tour going on the backlot tour in our private …

          Hollywood Hills

          A travel blog entry by juliea2013 on Dec 10, 2013

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          ... d this morning asked if we had enjoyed our breakfast before it had even reached the table! But after the second day of my little note in our room telling the staff my list of complaints - bath tub plug doesn't work, safe doesn't open, lamp in the bathroom blows the fuse - I found them all fixed this evening. So happy to eventually relax into the lovely big bath I have been wishing I could use :) What a funny place. On to NYC ...

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