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Universal City California Accommodations

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The Universal City center point is around the area of Universal Studios.

Known for the famous Universal Studios, Universal City, California, isn't an incorporated city, but rather a San Fernando Valley community. It's a great place to visit if you're a film buff or if you have children in tow. Plus, it's close to Los Angeles, Burbank, and other destinations, so you can take day trips if you exhaust the Universal City attractions. More from this guide...

Universal City Hotels & Accommodations

Sheraton Universal Hotel - Universal City 333 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, CA 91608
  • High end Suburban property
  • Hotel has 29 suites
  • Food is average
  • Old carpeting
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City in Universal City 555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, CA 91608
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Well-functioning bathtub
  • Architecture not so nice
Nite Inn 10612 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 ~0.66 miles west of Universal City
  • Inexpensive Rural property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Bathroom could be bigger
Oakwood Toluca Hills - Los Angeles
3600 Barham Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90068 ~0.71 miles east of Universal City
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 1151 sleeping rooms in hotel
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Tilt Hotel Universal / Hollywood An Ascend Hotel Collection Membe - Los Angeles 3241 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068 ~0.72 miles south of Universal City
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 44 rooms in hotel
Blvd Hotel & Spa in Studio City 10730 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 ~0.73 miles west of Universal City
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 70 suites in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Media Center Inn & Suites 3910 West Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505 ~1.09 miles northeast of Universal City
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 7 suites in property
Tangerine Hotel 3901 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505 ~1.11 miles northeast of Universal City
  • Three Star hotel
  • 2 floors in property
The Garland in North Hollywood 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91602 ~1.12 miles west of Universal City
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 11 meeting rooms
  • Approx. half of guests thought the minibar was ok
  • Parking is rare
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Amarano in Burbank 322 North Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505 ~1.23 miles north of Universal City
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3 pm
  • Had to pay for valet
  • Free wireless internet
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
El Patio Inn in Studio City
11466 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 ~1.64 miles west of Universal City
  • Two star Rural property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Bathroom could be bigger
  • Dirty carpets
Travelodge Burbank Glendale : 1112 North Hollywood Way 1112 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 ~2.18 miles north of Universal City
  • Inexpensive hotel
Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn : 2011 North Highland Ave. 2011 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068 ~2.34 miles south of Universal City
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Plenty of places to eat
  • Location fantastic
Blvd Hotel & Suites 2010 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068 ~2.35 miles south of Universal City
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • City centre within easy reach, said 80%
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles / Hollywood 2005 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068 ~2.35 miles south of Universal City
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Coast Anabelle Hotel 2011 West Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 ~2.37 miles northeast of Universal City
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 45 rooms
  • Upscale hotel at a great price
  • Professional service
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hollywood Hills Hotel - Hollywood 1999 Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068 ~2.38 miles south of Universal City
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hollywood Walk of Fame 1921 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068 ~2.43 miles south of Universal City
  • Low-priced property
  • Fitness center on property
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Safari Inn 1911 West Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 ~2.44 miles northeast of Universal City
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 67%
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Highland Gardens Hotel 7047 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 ~2.44 miles south of Universal City
  • Two star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • For 92%, the rooms looked old
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Magic Castle Hotel Hollywood : 7025 Franklin Ave. 7025 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 ~2.45 miles south of Universal City
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Beds were acceptable for 59%
  • Friendly service
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hollywood Orchid Suites 1753 Orchid Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 ~2.56 miles south of Universal City
  • Low-priced property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Tidy rooms with friendly service and great management
Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood 1755 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 ~2.57 miles south of Universal City
  • High-end Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
BW Premier Noho Inn in North Hollywood 11135 West Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 ~2.61 miles northwest of Universal City
  • Midscale property
  • 70 rooms in property
The Hollywood Roosevelt : 7000 Hollywood Blvd. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 ~2.67 miles south of Universal City
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Universal Studios isn't the only activity in this area. For instance, you might want to visit the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club if you're in the mood for a good laugh and a delicious beverage. Adventure enthusiasts can test their bravery at iFLY Hollywood Indoor Skydiving, which simulates the skydiving experience in a controlled indoor environment. Additionally, you can take helicopter tours of the area so you can see beautiful Southern California from the air. Just don't forget your camera.

To take advantage of all that Universal City has to offer, you'll need to book your reservations at a local hotel. Fortunately, you have plenty from which to choose.

Best Time to Visit Universal City, CA

Southern California experiences excellent weather year-round, though the winter months experience the most precipitation. The mercury probably won't fall below 58 degrees between December and February, but you might get rained out if you have outdoor adventures planned. The rest of the year, you can expect highs in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 70s, which can make your vacation comfortable as well as exciting.

Summers experience the most tourist traffic in Universal City, so steer clear between May and August if you don't like to fight crowds or if you're hoping to get the best rate on a hotel room. Other prices can go up during busy tourist months, too, which might break your vacation budget.

The shoulder seasons offer the perfect chance to visit this community. Spring and fall feature beautiful weather, abundant sunshine, almost no chance of rain, and a distinct lack of tourists. Plus, the hotels start lowering their prices because of the decreased demand, so you'll stretch your dollar farther on dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Universal City, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Universal City

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Universal City, CA. Analyze these charts to calculate the best seasons to book a room in Universal City for any future trips.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Universal City, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $183.30

Upscale hotels are easier to find in Universal City proper because it's a wealthier community with a high tourist trade. For instance, the Sheraton Universal Hotel features an outdoor pool surrounded by a deck with cabanas, lounge chairs, and shade umbrellas. You can order a beverage or snack while you sit by the pool with a book or dive right in and have a good time in the cool water. There's also a huge fitness center with multiple cardio and weight machines to help you stay in shape.

The rooms are decorated in minimalist furnishings and decor, with lots of clean lines and neutral colors. You'll feel like you're staying at an upscale spa instead of a hotel. In-room features include wireless internet, flat-screen televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, and balconies or patios. Some come with pool views, while others face the rest of the city.

Alternatively, book a room at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. It's well-reviewed for its large rooms, excellent concierge services, abundant amenities, and friendly staff. From the full-size gym to the well-equipped fitness center, it's easy to get things done at this hotel. You also get access to an on-site ATM, restaurant, bar, car rental desk, gift shop, convenience store, snack shop, and store desk.

The spacious rooms and suites offer premium linens, upscale toiletries, triple-sheeted queen or king beds, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You also get a refrigerator and coffeemaker in the guest rooms, while the suites add separate sleeping and living areas for comfort and convenience.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Universal City

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Universal City, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $173.17

To save a few dollars on lodging and free up cash for other pursuits, consider staying at the comfortable and tasteful Travelodge Burbank-Glendale. It's just 14 miles from Universal City in beautiful Burbank, where hotel prices tend to prove less expensive than those closer to the Studios. This venue features free breakfast every morning, which can help you save even more money, as well as a pool, free wireless internet access, and a free shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport as well as other nearby destinations.

You can choose from several room configurations to ensure that every penny you spend on lodging makes sense. A single double room, for instance, is the least expensive option. Although it's a little small, it offers a comfortable bed, flat-screen television, bureau, nightstand, and private bath. You can also choose from two double beds, one king bed, and a king suite, depending on who you're traveling with and your preferences. The suites add microwaves, refrigerators, and sleeper sofas to the list of amenities.

Guests can also save money in nearby Studio City, which is just over 13 miles from Universal City. The Studio City Court Yard Hotel is one of the least expensive options. It offers a few upscale amenities, such as a big, lagoon-style heated pool, a 24-hour concierge desk, and tennis courts. Plus, if you're in a hurry, you can take advantage of the express check-in and checkout services.

All of the rooms and suites at the Studio City Court Yard Hotel come with blackout drapes for sound sleep, cable TV, a coffeemaker, free high-speed wireless internet access, and a refrigerator. You can also request a microwave for your room if you'd like to heat up small meals to enjoy in private. The rooms are decorated in a mixture of modern and traditional furnishings, and the pillowtop mattresses will help you get a good night's sleep.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Universal City

2 Star Average Prices: $132.85

2 Star Hotel Prices in Universal City

Which Universal City hotels have real discounts?

Your best chance to get discounts in Universal City and the surrounding area is to choose a chain hotel. Many, such as Travelodge, Hilton, and Sheraton, offer discounts for AAA and CAA members as well as senior citizens and military personnel. You can also sometimes score a discount if you're a government worker or contractor.

Best Value Hotel Options in Universal City, CA

For the best value in the area, choose the Nite Inn, which you'll find in Studio City. It's within walking distance of Universal Studios, which makes it highly convenient, and you get a complimentary breakfast every morning. Other on-site amenities include free wireless internet access, secure parking, and a 24-hour front desk. In your room, you'll find pillowtop mattresses covered with soft linens, refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen televisions equipped with premium cable channels. Consider booking the jacuzzi suite to get access to a large whirlpool tub in your room.

You'll also get great value at the Oakwood at Toluca Hills Apartments by Avalon, which is in nearby Los Angeles. The entire venue features fully furnished apartments designed for both short- and long-term visits. You'll get a full kitchen, a flat-screen television with cable service, all of the utensils and products necessary to cook and serve a meal, and comfortable beds. There's a well-equipped business center as well as a fitness center where you can get tips from personal trainers. Plus, you get free wireless internet.

Guide to Universal Studios in Universal City, CA

Universal Studios can prove overwhelming for some visitors, especially during the busy summer months, but if you carefully plan your itinerary, you'll have much more fun. Start by purchasing your tickets in advance. You'll probably get a better deal, and you won't have to stand in line when you arrive at the park. You can buy tickets online, and you can often get early admission in return.

To save money, consider bringing your own water and snacks. Vendors in this park can prove pretty pricey, so any attempt to save money will help you stay on budget. Keep granola bars, packages of nuts, or other small treats in your pockets for when you get a hunger pang.

To save time and maximize fun, complete your activities on the lower lot before you head to the upper lot. The StarWay elevators move at a snail's pace, so they take up valuable minutes of your time in the park. If you only have to ride them twice, you'll get to see more of the studios.

You can also improve your timing and experience by purchasing a Front of Line pass, which moves you directly to the head of the line. You can also purchase VIP passes, which allow you to enjoy a private six-hour tour of the lot, a meal at the Moulin Rouge dining room, and several other luxury experiences. Plus, you'll get unlimited access to rides and shows, and you can take a break in the VIP lounge to cool off.

Universal City is one of the most visited destinations in California, and for good reason. You might also take a day trip to Los Angeles if you'd like to see more of this beautiful, upscale region. Now that you're ready for a So-Cal vacation, choose the best hotel for you and your family and start booking all of your reservations.

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