by Lissa Poirot
A preferred hotel of Universal Studios Hollywood, this boutique property is less than a 10-minute walk to the theme park. Rooms and suites are outfitted with small refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs and feature hardwood floors, window shutters and free Wi-Fi. Of the 69 rooms available, 30 are suites with some providing private balconies or patios. Families will prefer Standard Two Queens that sleep four, or the Two Queen Suite with a separate living room. The BLVD CafÃ© provides pastries for breakfast and sandwiches at lunch for grab-and-go dining. The hotel is authorized to sell theme park tickets at a discounted rate, so you can save money and skip the wait.
Our Editor Loves
- 10-minute walk from Universal Hollywood
- Free Wi-Fi
- Theme Park
- Free Wi-Fi
When we arrived we were greeted at the desk by Jordan. She was fabulous! Very Professional super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area. She directed us to some adorable restaurants within walking distance. She explained how to get to universal studios, also within walking distance. She told us about the pool and all the many amenities the Blvd has. One of which is their bar. Don't let the size fool you. It's small but the service is huge. Our bartender, Heather made the bar a fun and interesting place to be. I would stay there again and recommend this place to friends.
First the good...
Located pretty close to Universal Studios, we took an Uber since we were going to be walking all day.
Room was clean and nice.
Coffee maker, microwave, and fridge were great to have!
They provided coffee, tea, and sugar etc.
Bed was nice, pretty soft.
Plenty of toiletries were available.
There is a small but full bar downstairs, bartender was very nice.
There is also a small coffee stand with food items available
Now the not so good...
The parking fee was a surprise, $31 per night was ridiculous! There are also tandem spots, so if you are parked first, there is a chance that another car could block you in. If you are the 2nd car in a spot, you are expected to leave your keys with the front desk and hope that they don't damage your car when they move it. If the owner of the car doesn't leave the keys at the front desk like they're supposed to, then you have to wait for someone to go up and hope they're in their room or wait for a tow truck to move their vehicle.
Our room faced the freeway so it was noisy when the window was open.
The shower has 2 handles, 1 for pressure and 1 for temperature. It's so confusing that there are instructions on how to use it. Once we figured it out, it still didn't work properly.
Because of the parking situation and fee we won't be staying here again.