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Old 01-26-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Hiya guys,

I'm coming to LA next week and just need to book my hotel. Which of those hotels would you recommend? Sheraton Universal Hotel or the Hilton Universal City Hotel? I've generally had good experience with Hilton hotels, but apparently this one is a 3 star hotel, whilst on the other hand Sheraton is a 4 star hotel. I've read some reviews online though, and people were mainly trashing Sheraton.

Could you help me out, please? I want to stay close to Universal city and in a good hotel.

All help much appreciated.

Londoner1
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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People, I know you're browsing this forum, so give me your 2 cents!

I need to book by tomorrow. I guess I know I can't go completely wrong with either of them (well I certainly hope so), but I'd really appreciate your input.

Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I've been in the Hilton and it was very nice. The room may have been a suite. Not sure.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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i've never stayed at either, but have been in the lobby of both. both are nice and they're right next to each other, so i think it's a toss up.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Both are nice hotels and you will enjoy your stay at both. The Hilton is closer to Universal Studios and is right across the street. The Sheraton is just down the hill a bit, but closer to the Metro Red Line station for getting to places like Hollywood. The Sheraton averaged 3.5 out of 5 for satisfaction on tripadvisor while the Hilton averaged 4 out of 5. I like the newly renovated rooms at the Sheraton better personally. More hip and L.A./Hollywood like than the dark wood East Coast feel of the rooms in the Hilton. Both are nice though, so you can't go wrong.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hiya guys,

I'm coming to LA next week and just need to book my hotel. Which of those hotels would you recommend? Sheraton Universal Hotel or the Hilton Universal City Hotel? I've generally had good experience with Hilton hotels, but apparently this one is a 3 star hotel, whilst on the other hand Sheraton is a 4 star hotel. I've read some reviews online though, and people were mainly trashing Sheraton.

Could you help me out, please? I want to stay close to Universal city and in a good hotel.

All help much appreciated.

Londoner1
Don't know the difference in the two, but the Hilton, Universal studios is a great hotel and a good location. If it were me and the price is similar I would opt for the Hilton.

Nita
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Thanks so much guys! Oh yeah, I went for Hilton.

Also another thing. This is slightly off-topic, but I don't really want to start a new topic so I'll ask here:

How much money do you think I should plan for tipping? I'll be going to all the main attractions, restaurants, etc. Will be staying 10 days. Do you think 150 dollars will do?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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depends on how much you spend. 15-20% on your meals is normal, about the same for taxis and a few dollars for bellhops and valets. If you keep your meal costs down, I could see you staying around $150, but you could easily go over with a few nice meals.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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depends on how much you spend. 15-20% on your meals is normal, about the same for taxis and a few dollars for bellhops and valets. If you keep your meal costs down, I could see you staying around $150, but you could easily go over with a few nice meals.
I agree with you. I think $150 is a little on the light side unless the OP is going to do a lot of fast food types of restaurants and not tip some that normally expect tips.

Nita
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Which hotel has the better pool area do you think? That's where I think we'll be spending most of our time. :-)
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