Budget Hotels and Bus Shuttles
There are over a dozen hotels within two miles of the park. Regardless of your budget, there should be at least one hotel or resort that you can afford to spend a few nights at. Many of the nearby hotels offer free bus shuttles to and from the Universal Studios entrance.
There are budget Inns like El Patio, which is located a mere 1.6-miles from the park. It offers amenities like free parking, free Wi-Fi, and 24/7 desk service. The BLVD Hotel & Spa is just half a mile away and has nearly 70 pretty rooms, spa services, coffee shop, pool, and fitness center / lounge.
Booking a Package
Some hotels near Universal Studios work with the park to provide exclusive package deals to tourists. If you stay at one of the preferred hotels, you’ll receive perks such as early park admission to Harry Potter World. This early admission begins one hour before the park opens and is subject to availability and change.
A few of these hotels you might be interested in include:
- Best Western Plus Media Center Inn & Suites
- The Tangerine
- Hilton Garden Inn (Burbank Downtown)
- Sheraton Universal
- Safari Inn (a Coast Hotel)
- The Garland
- Lexen Hotel North Hollywood
- Comfort Inn & Suites
- Hilton Los Angeles (Universal City)
The prices range depending on the hotel or inn. Most of the hotels near Universal Studios are located in either Hollywood or Burbank.
Don’t just automatically assume that the cheapest package is the best. Think carefully about where you want to stay. Read reviews from previous guests to learn about their experience. While some reviews can be biased, they’re still worth reading to gleam some insights. If you don’t plan on renting a car, will it be easy for you to get to the hotel from the airport, and does the hotel offer a bus to the park?
If you do rent a car, will you be able to get free parking? Of all of the hotels near Universal Studios, which one offers all of the amenities you’ll know for sure you’ll be needing? Keep these questions in mind when comparing rates.