by Lissa Poirot
The Residence Inn near Universal Studios Hollywood provides a comfortable home-away-from-home with its hotel suites outfitted with separate living, dining and sleeping spaces. Even the smallest of suites, a studio, offers ample space with a king bed, a sleeper sofa, a dining table and a kitchenette. The largest rooms are two-bedroom suites with large living rooms, bigger kitchens that are fully equipped, and two bedrooms with a king and queen bed. These suites can sleep five with the sofa bed. Kitchens include refrigerators, stovetops, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and all cook and dining ware. All rooms are fitted with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. A complimentary full American breakfast is offered daily, with a neighboring steakhouse available for lunch and dinner. The hotel is pet friendly. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite hotel
- Kitchenettes and full kitchens
- Free Wi-Fi
- Theme Park
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by Chandra R
First off, the hotel is clean and modern with friendly staff and a good breakfast. Location is great for being close to Universal, LA, studios, etc. We had a 1 bedroom suite which I was told had a king bed. Unfortunately it had 1 queen which is never our preference...I called the front desk and was told repeatedly it was a king bed. Short of getting out a tape measure and bringing the front desk clerk up to prove he was wrong there was nothing to be done. Since we have a king at home we know the difference between a king and queen. Also, it’s very loud outside - highway, construction, etc. bad soundproofing. And finally 18 bucks a night for self parking is bonkers. So, yeah it should be more like 3.5 stars but that’s not an option.
This Residence Inn is literally right next to the highway. It is VERY noisy on that side of the hotel. If you wish to sit outside at the pool or in the fire pit area, expect the continuous highway noise to disrupt any serenity you were hoping for!
When we checked in we were given a room on the highway side. It was noisy and had a terrible view. We asked to be moved. They accommodated us right away by putting us into a smaller room. Room 333 overlooks the side street. It is quiet but has no”view” to speak of. At least we were given a cheaper rate by moving into the smaller room.
Here are the pros and cons of this hotel...
Wifi is terrible. You have to turn off your wifi and use cellular to get anything to work.
Bathroom, as with most hotels, not enough hooks! Only one hook in the whole place. How is this suppose to work for two people? Where does one dry their towel? No hooks by the sink for hand towels.
No full length mirror. There are 3 mirrors in the room, but none are full length and they are all too far away for one to put makeup on. There is no makeup mirror/magnifying mirror.
No outlet in the shower room.
One outlet by the sink which didn’t work.
AC vent blows directly onto bed and your face and head. The room was either freezing or too warm. Could not get a good room temp.
Have to get in the shower to turn it on.
Full sized fridge
Good water pressure
Good soap dish/shampoo holder
Towel bar right in front of sink
Nice little shelf at sink so things don’t get wet on the counter.
Probably won’t stay here again. There are other choices in Burbank. Not ruling it out, but will have to think about it when booking for my next visit.