I was spending 8 nights in Anaheim after staying in San Diego, but as we are planning on taking two trips into LA, one to go to Universal and the other to do a Hop on/off tour around Hollywood i'm thinking that we maybe should get the train from San Diego to LA and spend a night in LA then get the train to Anaheim and spend 7 nights instead of the 8 that we have already booked.
If we get the Amtrak to Union Station I can then get the red line to Universal City, we can get there by around 10-11am, spend the whole day at Universal, stay the night the next morning get the red line to Hollywood do the hop on/off tour then take the Amtrak from Union Station to Anaheim.
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a hotel that is within walking distance or has a shuttle to Universal Studios? I've looked on Google maps and found two very expensive ones. Our Anaheim hotel is costing us only $60 per night (super 8) so we aren't super fussed on "quality" more location. I just thought it might be better to stay the night instead of making the commute all the way in to LA twice as it is quite a distance and a large chunk of our vacation time.