Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

Hollywood, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

A Hollywood hangout with noteworthy neighbours, this LA bolthole’s just a block from the theme park heaven of Universal Studios, and just a subway trip from the star-studded sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard. That hasn’t stopped Hilton Los Angeles Universal City coming up with a few extra treats of its own though – our favourite being FIVE on the Hill, where you can enjoy signature dishes and freshly-curated cocktails with Hollywood Hills in the background. Most make a beeline straight for Universal Studios – and, despite it being just around the corner, there’s a complimentary shuttle to save you walking (great for hot days!). And, while you’re there, you can also take in a movie, grab cocktails or craft beers, hit big-name shops, and dine at celeb-chef eateries in the neon lustre of Universal CityWalk.


  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

In the entertainment district, one block from the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood. Close to the red line Metro station. Transfer time from Los Angeles International: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms feature air-conditioning, 32-inch TV with premium cable channels, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, WiFi access*, iron and ironing board, bathroom amenities.

Standard Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Corner Rooms have 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Universal View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Universal View Corner Rooms have 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

One Bedroom Suites have a separate living room with sofa bedc, refreshment area with mini fridge and microwave, master bedroom with separate shower and soaking tub, and bedroom with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Universal View One Bedroom Suites are the save as above, with views of Universal Studios Hollywood.

Executive Rooms are located on a higher floor with premium amenities including bath robes and slippers, and also include complimentary continental breakfast.

Café Sierra (California, Continental and Chinese cuisine), Sierra Pool Bar and Grill, Coffee Corner, The Atrium Lounge (beverages and snacks, live piano music). Swimming pool and whirlpool. Fitness room. WiFi*. Room service*. Complimentary shuttle to Universal Studios. Self-parking $28, valet $45, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios Hollywood. Self-parking $40 per night, Valet parking $50 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

Coffee Corner (serving hot and cold drinks and grab and go snacks, open Mon - Fri mornings). Cafe Sierra (serving buffet breakfast daily, seafood and prime rib buffet on Saturday evenings, and champagne brunch on Sunday's). FIVE on the Hill (outdoor dining with views of Hollywood Hills, open for dinner and drinks Sun - Fri, and during the day in Saturday). Atrium Lounge (lobby lounge serving beverages and snacks, with live piano music in evening). Pool Bar & Grill (serving food and drinks during the day). Clubhouse Golf Bar and Lounge (serving craft beers and light snacks, alongside two golf simulators).

Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre. 

WiFi access*. Concierge. Room service*. 

This hotel has a resort fee of $19 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally. Subject to change.

*Denotes local charge.

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May 28, 2024 Maricarmen A

We had an excellent stay, the room was very clean and Iris Zuñiga, who was in charge of cleaning the room, was extremely careful and very kind. Our family had an excellent vacation, thanks to the entire hotel team. See you next year!!!!!!!!!!
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May 26, 2024 Beauty F

The room was amazing but I have to say one of my favorites parts of my stay was breakfast. I sat at the same table each morning and had the most amazing service from Javier. He remembered what I drank and provided top notch service!!! As a business owner, I hope they know they have a great employee!!
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May 25, 2024 Andres G

First time coming to this place and I must say, I’m very pleased with my experience. My server, Rosendo was super attentive and polite. Highly recommend, I will be back with my friends for a repeat experience. Very clean and beautiful place. Cafe Sierra rocks!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Took my mom out

May 25, 2024 Nikki S

Rosendo was excellent my glass was never empty! The seafood was fresh and the dessert was delectable. Rosendo anticipated all of our needs I hope he’s working the next time I go! This experiwnce was thee best this is my second visit I look forward to the next
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May 25, 2024 Lindsay R

Jonathan was extremely helpful with our luggage and anything else we needed and as a wheelchair user it was very much needed and appreciated. The only problem was not being notified that there was an automatic gratuity added to room service so we ended up tipping something like 40% after everything was all said and done.