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Sportsmen's Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Sportsmen has a great retro "Old California" vibe to it. We loved it. It's clearly an old hotel, but they have done a lot of work to upgrade it. The grounds are beautiful and the poolside area feels great. We also loved the Patio Cafe and the southwestern fare. If you're looking for a classic Hollywood vacation with the family, this place delivers without too much of a dent to your pocketbook on rates.

A short distance from Universal Studios. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable.

This a reasonably priced place to stay in the heart of Los Angeles and is closed to everything. The place is clean, quite, and family-oriented. I highly recommend this hotel to folks traveling with children.

Everything was nice from start to finish. Some noise between rooms but was ok.

Visit for Xmas . Hotel was great just a little noise.d

Parking fee total rip-off 18$ a day rooms nice . Supposed to have gd floor room had 2nd floor farthest from the lobby only ice machine by lobby for the price could haves stayed at a newer hotel with all the good things in your room do not think we. Would stay there again room service was fast but over priced 17$ for a burger

I used this hotel for decades to house my out of town guests. This time it was embarrassing. Air condition so noisy my friends could not rest. Shower did not work properly, toilet was barely flashing. Felt like cheap run down motel, sad....

The walls between rooms are practically paper thin. We had some guys next door that were having fun past midnight and then up again at 6am. They were being loud, but not crazy loud. The walls are just so thin that they seemed to be right in our room. The hotel staff asked them to quiet down, but the thing is that they weren't really being unreasonable. We asked to move rooms but the hotel wouldn't accomodate our request. I stay in a ton of hotels and I generally sleep fine, but this was the worst hotel experience I've had in over ten years. The hotel staff were friendly, but it's hard to make up for a bad building.

Always a pleasure. Been coming here for some years when I'm in LA. It's close to friends and always clean and comfortable. Staff are always kind and helpful. Great place to stay.

It was nice to arrive and hop in the pool. If I had been a light sleeper it would have been difficult to sleep because some kids was going ape-y at 1a right next to us. Paper thin walls. Friendly staff, plenty of parking.

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.

12825 Ventura Blvd Studio City CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Sportsmen's Lodge places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Hollywood Bowl and Warner Brothers Studio. This 190-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub. It's in central Studio City and also a short drive from NBC Studios.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including River Rock, which specializes in American cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.


Rooms

The 190 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

Sportsmen's Lodge offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is USD 18 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, a conference center, and express check-out.

Guest reviews for Sportsmen's Lodge

Everyone (26) Business (19) Couples (36) Students (1) Family (34) Friends (14) Other (11)
5

an old california mi-century experience

Families

The Sportsmen has a great retro "Old California" vibe to it. We loved it. It's clearly an old hotel, but they have done a lot of work to upgrade it. The grounds are beautiful and the poolside area feels great. We also loved the Patio Cafe and the southwestern fare. If you're looking for a classic Hollywood vacation with the family, this place delivers without too much of a dent to your pocketbook on rates.

By on Apr 18, 2018

3
Everyone

A short distance from Universal Studios. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable.

By on Apr 14, 2018

4

great hotel. close to everything in los angeles!

Families

This a reasonably priced place to stay in the heart of Los Angeles and is closed to everything. The place is clean, quite, and family-oriented. I highly recommend this hotel to folks traveling with children.

By , from Saint Paul on Apr 10, 2018

4

nice room, great location

Everyone

Everything was nice from start to finish. Some noise between rooms but was ok.

By on Jan 5, 2018

4

xmas visit

Everyone

Visit for Xmas . Hotel was great just a little noise.d

By , from NC on Dec 26, 2017

3

parking fee total rip off old hotel was

Everyone

Parking fee total rip-off 18$ a day rooms nice . Supposed to have gd floor room had 2nd floor farthest from the lobby only ice machine by lobby for the price could haves stayed at a newer hotel with all the good things in your room do not think we. Would stay there again room service was fast but over priced 17$ for a burger

By on Dec 17, 2017

2

until they update, fix stay away!

Everyone

I used this hotel for decades to house my out of town guests. This time it was embarrassing. Air condition so noisy my friends could not rest. Shower did not work properly, toilet was barely flashing. Felt like cheap run down motel, sad....

By , from Sherman Oaks on Nov 27, 2017

2

thin walls, rough night sleep

Everyone

The walls between rooms are practically paper thin. We had some guys next door that were having fun past midnight and then up again at 6am. They were being loud, but not crazy loud. The walls are just so thin that they seemed to be right in our room. The hotel staff asked them to quiet down, but the thing is that they weren't really being unreasonable. We asked to move rooms but the hotel wouldn't accomodate our request. I stay in a ton of hotels and I generally sleep fine, but this was the worst hotel experience I've had in over ten years. The hotel staff were friendly, but it's hard to make up for a bad building.

By , from California on Nov 11, 2017

5

close to friends in the area.

Everyone

Always a pleasure. Been coming here for some years when I'm in LA. It's close to friends and always clean and comfortable. Staff are always kind and helpful. Great place to stay.

By , from London on Oct 4, 2017

4

nice pool, close to universal studios

Families

It was nice to arrive and hop in the pool. If I had been a light sleeper it would have been difficult to sleep because some kids was going ape-y at 1a right next to us. Paper thin walls. Friendly staff, plenty of parking.

By , from Bay Area on Sep 25, 2017