Holiday Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood
Lonely Planet review
Owner and actress Beverly Garland oversees this sprawling, well landscaped property with seven-story towers and Mission-style accents (paying homage to its location on the former El Camino Real). Families should ask about the kids' suites, complete with bunk beds, CD and DVD players, a PlayStation console, refrigerator and microwave.
While its San Fernando Valley location in the shadow of the Hollywood Fwy (Hwy 101) isn't exciting, this pleasant property goes beyond the call of duty. For starters: heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fitness room that would be the envy of hotels twice the price. It also provides free shuttle buses to Universal Studios. Don't come expecting luxury amenities, although management is plunking down serious coin into renovations which are giving the once dowdy rooms a slicker, more 21st-century feel (while maintaining its reasonable prices). Ask for a room facing away from the freeway for a little more quiet. Discretion means that many entertainment industry guests choose this property.
Services & facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (limited hours)
- 24-hour front desk
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Pets not allowed
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Swimming pool - children's
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Concierge services
- Coffee shop or café
- Fitness facilities
- Limo or town car service available
Location. Holiday Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood is a family-friendly hotel located in North Hollywood, close to Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal Studios, and CBS Studio Center. Additional points of interest include Warner Brothers Studio and NBC Studios.
Hotel Features. Dining options at Holiday Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 3.5-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. This North Hollywood property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and laundry facilities.
Guestrooms. 225 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. All accommodations have balconies. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is available daily.