Sheraton Universal Hollywood Hotel Review :Place to stay in Universal Studios Hollywood




Heading to Universal Studios Hollywood for a holiday?



Plan a stay in Sheraton Universal Hollywood to complete your experience. During our self drive holiday in US , we made a pit stop in Los Angeles. On our agenda was the famous trio of Themeparks - Disneyland, Disney Adventure Park and Universal Studios Hollywood.
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Originally, we had intended to make Anaheim our main port of call ( that is where Disney is located). However, after analyzing the time we would spend on the road between Hollywood and Anaheim, we decided to find an accommodation in Hollywood. After extensive research, we landed at Sheraton Universal Hollywood.


Wall of Stars
Given Universal Studios Hollywood isolated location, there are only 2 hotels that are technically within walking distance to the theme park. They are the Sheraton Universal Hollywood and Hilton Universal City. We could have opted for cheaper hotels near to Universal Hollywood. However, if we were to include parking fees, they will work out close to the price of hotels near Universal Studios. These 2 hotels provide complimentary transportation straight to the park so it would mean you do not have to pay double for parking in Universal.


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Sheraton at Christmas

Moreover, the location made the hotels more secured compared to those in Hollywood. With safety and cost savings in mind, we opted for Sheraton Universal Hollywood as we had a better deal than Hilton. Moreover, the rooms were recently updated in Sheraton Universal Hollywood, so it was a bonus to enjoy a fresh room.



Checking in

The lobby at Shearaton Universal Hollywood
Checking in was a breeze. We parked at the carpark located next to the hotel and checked in at the lobby. At the lobby was a bar and seating area. The hotel also comes with a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since we are located close to Universal Citywalk, we head there for our meals and did not sample the hotel restaurant.
The Bar @ Sheraton Universal Hollywood

For fitness buff, there is a fitness center and a terrace pool. We were there during Winter so we decided to give the pool a miss. It does look inviting especially during the summer months.
The pool at Sheraton Universal Hollywood
Our room was located on the 6th floor. There was not much of a view as we were facing the rooftop of the shorter buildings. You could request for a higher floor where you book your stay.


The Room

The rooms available at Sheraton Universal Hollywood comes in a combination of single beds, double beds and suite. Since we travel in a family of 4, we took the double queen beds.

Queen Beds at Sheraton Universal Hollywood

Do note that there is also the option of double beds. A double bed is smaller than queen size in the USA and is meant to sleep one adult and a VERY small child. For comfort, we recommend choosing the Queen option if you are travelling with children above 5.


With newly renovated rooms, the decor was distinctively modern and clean. The room size itself was not very big. With a smart layout, they managed to squeeze in a couch at the corner. Sheraton also provided free wifi which is a bonus for us during the stay.

Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience
The bed itself was comfortable with Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. It's hard not to fall asleep especially after the long drive from Anaheim.

The room came with Starbucks Coffee and coffee maker. Like most hotels in USA, there are no complimentary water, so buy a few bottles from the gas station to keep you hydrated.

The toilet itself is clad in clean white with a shower area. There is no tub but that is fine with us.

Some amenities are provided such as soap and shampoo.

Location, Location, Location

Overall, Sheraton Universal Hollywood is a good base to explore the attractions around Hollywood. Here are some of the places you could visit when you are there.


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Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood


The main reason why we choose Sheraton Universal Hollywood is Universal Studios Hollywood. The theme park is located within walking distance from the hotel. However, you do not need to walk because the hotel provides complimentary transportation to the doorstep. You get the convenience from the parking hassle and save on exorbitant parking fees as well.

What's not to like?

Universal Citywalk
Universal Citywalk
The complimentary shuttle also meant you have access to Universal Citywalk. Universal Citywalk is like an open mall located next to Universal Studios Hollywood. There are plenty of restaurant to choose from as well as shops for your retail therapy. Considering the location and security, it is pretty safe to walk around Universal Citywalk even at night. This is an option that might not be possible elsewhere in Hollywood.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Located only minutes away from Sheraton Universal Hollywood, you can drive down to the heart of Hollywood and step on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don't forget to make a stop at TCL Chinese Theatre to spot your favourite star handprint or footprint.
TCL Chinese Theatre


Hollywood Sign - Lake Hollywood Park


You have not been to Hollywood until you take a photo with the Hollywood sign. For most, they would head to Griffith Observatory for a view of the Hollywood sign. Though Giffith is a popular destination, you only get to see the sign from a distance.

We have a secret spot for you to take awesome photos with the Hollywood sign. Located not too far from Sheraton Universal Hollywood is Lake Hollywood Park. The Park is open free to the public and there is barely a crowd there. Head there if you want a photo with the Hollywood Sign!
Lake Hollywood Park

We hope you enjoy the review. If you are looking to stay in Sheraton Universal Hollywood, you can book your hotel here.

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