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Sportsmen's Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had a good stay. That food was great and the staff as well. A lot of nosie, you hear everything going on in the hallways. Overall good hotel near Universal Studios.

I thought the night staff when I checked in could have been a bit more friendly. The room itself was quite good. The patios are nice but they aren't truly separated from neighboring rooms so in terms of privacy that's an issue. In the morning some guy was working in the pool area with a big pole and just jamming it into the cement. I have no idea why...

Not only were we on the back of the bldg seeing the l.a. water canal. Our room was next to the elevator. We wouldn't hear people but we could hear the elevator motor when it would move faraway but you could hear it. Our balcony window was so close to the back entrance door where every body that had a room back there would walk thru. You had to have that in mind that someone could just jump over to our balcony. NOT FEELING SAFE. The balcony sliding door looked like someone used a screw driver to open at one point. Room 224.No SAfe in room to put your valuables. Put valuables in car at least has alarm. I wish i had photos to post on here. The carpet in the hallways was like the 1st carpet ever made. Never changed! So much for orbit deal.

They have a shuttle to and from Universal for free. However you do have to pay for parking at the hotel. The hotel is very comfortable, but you do hear people talking in the middle of the night. Woke us up.

The staff at the Sportsman's Lodge were incredibly friendly and helpful. From check-in to the shuttle ride to Universal Studios to walking by the pool to fixing the smoke detector to check-out, ever person who worked there smiled, said "Good morning!" and was as kind as could be. The beds were also very comfortable.

Great historic property . Shows it she here and there but is very comfy

Even though the room was very inexpensive ($129) and on the Ventura Blvd/parking lot side of the hotel, we lucked out because of the large trees and plants that blocked the view of the parking lot, providing a garden-like feel. We were on the second floor, at the end of the corridor, away from the lobby. The hotel is set pretty far back from the road so it feels secluded. Loved the mid-modern vibe here.

I have been going to the Sportsman's Lodge for over 35 years for events, wedding etc. For the price I paid my complaints are minimal except for the overall dilapidated look and feel of the property, carpet, paint and bathroom. My room was clean, although starkly furnished small TV and terrible bathroom. The bathroom tub was chipped, caulking was yellowed and looked dirty, stains under the bathroom sink. Although it looks as thought the front desk and coffee shop has been renovated they didn't take the same care in the rooms and other public areas. But for the price and location it was an OK trade off.

The ice machine was out of order so I had to tip a bell boy to bring me ice every evening.

The staff was nice, the rooms were technically clean, but the cheap renovations can't make up for paper thin walls(woke both nights to other peoples conversations, one in the hall and one in the other room) and the absurd amount of avacado green paint. I think I wouldn't have minded those facts, or at least forgiven the paint colors, if this hadn't been the most expensive hotel during my vacation. It was centrally located and a quick shuttle to Universal, but I don't think it was worth the price.

I only stayed one night. I had 2 beds so my room was spacious, there was a tablet inside the room that said "welcome...." & the bathroom mirror had built in light & defogger which is pretty cool. The "CONS", tiny TV, no refrigerator, $14 parking fee & they held a $325 deposit at checkin....& I was only there for ONE night. Anyways, overall a good hotel & I would stay again

Wonderful staff, great customer service. This was my first time in Studio City, California. I am from Texas and I was attending an event which was held at the Sportsmens Lodge Hotel in Studio City. I will definitely stay here again. Sincerely, Amy

The hotel is in dire need of updating. Carpeting in hallways smell and looks dirty, paint is peeling on many of the walls. In our room the shower ties had been painted and the paint was peeling. Not very inviting place to take a shower. The walls were so thin had to listen to the neighbors music.

From the incredibly over-the-top noise at the pool day and night, to the ridiculous nightclub that blasts bass-heavy noise until 2 AM, to the false fire alarm going off at 1:30 AM, to the uncomfortable chairs in the room, to the bath towels that shed cotton all over you, to the TV remote control that wouldn't work, to the bathtub that drained very slowly, to the overpriced parking, to the not-very-helpful desk staff, to the overpriced food, not a good place to stay. I can't recommend this hotel to anyone.

Close to universal. The decorations and facilities are pretty!

The hotel was charming and the staff was very friendly. My kids loved the restaurant and the pool. It was the perfect location for going to Universal Studios.

only stayed a night. ordered room service. oatmeal. pancakes. corned beef hash. everything was so good! comfy bed and pillows. parking not bad either. lots of spaces in the back and theres a side door so u don't have to walk all the way to the front

Staff, friendly, very helpful touch of home . Very hard working , so to please easy to fine . Walking destence to Many restaurants

We enjoyed our stay here. Hotel was within 10 minutes of "walk of fame" and Universal Studios. Staff was friendly and helpful. Check in and check out was quick. Bed was comfortable. Shower was excellent. Perfect for our needs.

Nicest staff ever. Every single person said hi when passing us in the hall. Over a 4 day period, we did not pass anyone without a hello or asking if we needed anything.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Sportsmen's Lodge

Everyone (19) Business (19) Couples (36) Students (1) Family (31) Friends (14) Other (11)
3

good room a lot of noise

Everyone

I had a good stay. That food was great and the staff as well. A lot of nosie, you hear everything going on in the hallways. Overall good hotel near Universal Studios.

By , from WA on Apr 9, 2017

3

a very nice value hotel for the area

Everyone

I thought the night staff when I checked in could have been a bit more friendly. The room itself was quite good. The patios are nice but they aren't truly separated from neighboring rooms so in terms of privacy that's an issue. In the morning some guy was working in the pool area with a big pole and just jamming it into the cement. I have no idea why...

By on Mar 31, 2017

3

never again

Everyone

Not only were we on the back of the bldg seeing the l.a. water canal. Our room was next to the elevator. We wouldn't hear people but we could hear the elevator motor when it would move faraway but you could hear it. Our balcony window was so close to the back entrance door where every body that had a room back there would walk thru. You had to have that in mind that someone could just jump over to our balcony. NOT FEELING SAFE. The balcony sliding door looked like someone used a screw driver to open at one point. Room 224.No SAfe in room to put your valuables. Put valuables in car at least has alarm. I wish i had photos to post on here. The carpet in the hallways was like the 1st carpet ever made. Never changed! So much for orbit deal.

By , from Coldwater canyon and ventura bld L.A. on Feb 11, 2017

4

good location, near universal studio.

Everyone

They have a shuttle to and from Universal for free. However you do have to pay for parking at the hotel. The hotel is very comfortable, but you do hear people talking in the middle of the night. Woke us up.

By on Feb 6, 2017

4
Families

The staff at the Sportsman's Lodge were incredibly friendly and helpful. From check-in to the shuttle ride to Universal Studios to walking by the pool to fixing the smoke detector to check-out, ever person who worked there smiled, said "Good morning!" and was as kind as could be. The beds were also very comfortable.

By , from Pittsburg, CA on Jan 30, 2017

5

nice!!

Everyone

Great historic property . Shows it she here and there but is very comfy

By on Jan 29, 2017

5

great room with leafy view

Everyone

Even though the room was very inexpensive ($129) and on the Ventura Blvd/parking lot side of the hotel, we lucked out because of the large trees and plants that blocked the view of the parking lot, providing a garden-like feel. We were on the second floor, at the end of the corridor, away from the lobby. The hotel is set pretty far back from the road so it feels secluded. Loved the mid-modern vibe here.

By , from SF on Jan 7, 2017

3

old hotel in need of refurb

BusinessTravelers

I have been going to the Sportsman's Lodge for over 35 years for events, wedding etc. For the price I paid my complaints are minimal except for the overall dilapidated look and feel of the property, carpet, paint and bathroom. My room was clean, although starkly furnished small TV and terrible bathroom. The bathroom tub was chipped, caulking was yellowed and looked dirty, stains under the bathroom sink. Although it looks as thought the front desk and coffee shop has been renovated they didn't take the same care in the rooms and other public areas. But for the price and location it was an OK trade off.

By , from Scottsdale, AZ on Dec 19, 2016

3

near my sons home

Everyone

The ice machine was out of order so I had to tip a bell boy to bring me ice every evening.

By , from Canton Oh io on Dec 16, 2016

2

cheaply renovated 70's buildings

Everyone

The staff was nice, the rooms were technically clean, but the cheap renovations can't make up for paper thin walls(woke both nights to other peoples conversations, one in the hall and one in the other room) and the absurd amount of avacado green paint. I think I wouldn't have minded those facts, or at least forgiven the paint colors, if this hadn't been the most expensive hotel during my vacation. It was centrally located and a quick shuttle to Universal, but I don't think it was worth the price.

By , from Alaska on Nov 30, 2016