I used to live in The Valley and was nearby on business, so I decided to stay here for one night in order to visit friends. The nice thing is that, since nobody wants to drive OVER "the Hill", I decided to stay ON "the hill" hoping that I would see more friends that way. Also, having City Walk as a venue made for a nice motivator for a lot of people to join me, which they did.
As for the hotel itself, it's been there forever and as expected, it's a bit dated. I had no need for a pool, and since it was under construction, I didn't miss it. I arrived unexpectedly early and was provided a room no problem. The view from the corner room on the 12th floor was outstanding. The rooms are smallish, but more than sufficient for me alone. I wish they didn't charge extra for the wifi, but they still do. It would have been nice if the club room had offerings all throughout the day... if you're not on their schedule, it's hardly worth the extra, and even if you are.. it's not much to write home about. HIE provides a nice breakfast, but whatever. The buffet breakfast served downstairs was very good and the service was excellent.
The convenience to City Walk / Universal can't be beat if that's what you are there for. Easy access to the new train system at the bottom of the hill too and conveniently 15min from Burbank airport with shuttle services available. It's not the cheapest hotel around, but if you don't mind paying for convenience and location, it's a decent value compared to the shiny building next door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nothing says Hollywood like a facelift. We have started our guest room renovation at the HOTEL OF THE STARS. All services are still available for guest use during this phase. At the Sheraton Universal Hotel, located next door to the excitement of Universal Studios, we artfully blend Sheraton's four-star service with the history of an iconic Hollywood Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Sheraton