Sheraton Universal Hotel
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Good evening everyone! I hope your Saturday was most excellent. Today I was lucky enough to get to go to Universal Studios and Universal City Walk.
The weather today was so wonderful. It was great to have a break from the snow. I kept expecting to have to catch my breath when I walk outside because it is going to be cold out instead I …
We have been having such a great time that we haven't spent any money on presents for anyone. Such a great time in fact we have been forced to use our credit cards cause our money recourses have reached capacity, along with our bag weights! But- the good news is, I will be coming ...
... to see more then! Up at 3.30am today, lucky we are still on Adelaide time or that would kill me! Looking forward to the real adventure starting when we get to Lima tonight. Bring on the pisco sours! Have to say - loving WiFi! How did I go two days with no social media or emails ...
... Bates Motel from Psycho, the clock tower and square from Back to the Future.
The low point was the 'House of Horrors', which Alec didn't enjoy in the slightest (especially when an actor came out of a dark corner at him with what appeared to be a chainsaw). He kept asking whether we could leave by the occasional fire exit we passed...(Ben and Jill had sensibly opted out of this one).
The longest queue we were in all day was to get some food for ...
... anyway. For lunch I had the mushroom and leek quiche and a peanut butter cup dessert. I loved the quiche, as it was a nice size and cheesier rather than eggy (I don’t like eggs). The PB cup dessert is a layer of whipped cream on top, peanut butter mousse and a choc cake crust on the bottom, served in a little demi tasse cup. I love peanut butter so this was the perfect thing for me. My father had the chicken panini and a macadamia nut choc brownie. My mother had the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSheraton Universal Hotel Los Angeles
This is a very nice hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They are always willing to answer any of your questions and help your stay to be as pleasant as possible. The rooms are very clean and my room has an excellent view of the city, but that may partly due to how high up we are. Their pool is under construction at the moment, but luckily they have a deal with the Hilton (right across the parking lot) that we can use their pool. There is an adorable little gift shop in the hotel, a gym, a nice restaurant with wonderful servers, and one plus for me (a student) is that the internet is excellent! I also love that this hotel is only minutes from Universal Studios and there is a bus that comes every 15 minutes or so to pick up or drop you off there. There is not anything that I would changed about this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Universal Hotel Los Angeles
Probably Not Worth the $$
We chose this hotel because of it's location to Universal Studios and them park. I knew we'd spend a little more than we wanted to, but thought it might be worth it. Next time, I'd chose another hotel and just park my car at Universal because it's really very easy to get there. This is a nice Sheraton...The beds were pretty comfortable, but I'm not crazy about paying $2 for a local or toll free phone call. The highlight was probably the beautiful view we had. We could've spent a lot less and wouldn't have noticed much of a diffeence at all.
Great location, no complaints
Excellent place to stay if you are going to Universal Studios. It is about 5 mins walk to Universal Studios, but there's also a regular shuttle bus. Also convienient for the LA metro (red line).
Those who complained about the beds previously cannot have tried the new beds which the hotel has. They are extremely luxurious Sealy beds which are very comfortable indeed. Helpful and courteous staff too.
I stayed here in September 2003 for 4 nights.
Great Hotel, great location
My 11 year old son and I just stayed at this hotel for three days. Our room was great and staff was very nice. The shuttle was scheduled to arrive every 15 minutes, but it makes a loop and we never waited even 10 minutes for it in either direction. We stayed here so that we wouldn't have to use a car and it was perfect.
Loved this hotel!!
From the very first minute we walked into the hotel, we were greeted with nothing but pleasantries - atmosphere, staff, etc. Loved the convenience of the courtesy shuttles that run every 15 minutes down to City Walk; staff was very knowledgeable on attractions/cities/dining that was best to try during our stay. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to enjoy the "nightlife" of City Walk or the "daylife" of Universal Studios and not wanting to pay an arm and a leg for parking at each of those locations! Room was very elegantly decorated, bed very comfortable, nice accomodations. Accidently removed one of the items in the mini-bar before reading the giant warning signs, but called the front desk staff and they promptly made a note for no charges. Great Hotel Overall!!
15 minutes for $6?!
Just had to vent and thought I'd do it here. We just used the parking lot for 15 minutes, had no other choice other than Valet. Now Valet I understand how that works, you pay a guy to park your car. We just needed a quick place to park, because we were just going in the Hotel for 15 minutes, that includes the long walk to the hotel and the walk back. We were charged $6! Isn't that stupid? The girl there said they have a 10 minute grace period. 10 minutes? You can get to the front door in 10 minutes.
So beware if you use their parking lot, it's gonna cost ya. I wonder what it costs to park for an hour. Let alone overnight!
The hotel was excellent, good location. Free Universal shuttle ran every 15 min including after hours to visit City Walk. Rooms clean and large. I would highly recommend
Seems the guy from Chicago must have had some bad experiences with the hotel, Mine was not as bad, but I might point out a few things.
I stayed at this hotel years ago and had a splendid time but a lot has changed since then. Here are some observations about this so-called "HOTEL" which, after my stay, reminds me more of a "MOTEL".
Sheraton vs Motel 6 cont'd
How could I forget this....This $200+ per night hotel has No Concierge, repeat No Concierge.