Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Love movies? Then don't miss a visit to Universal Studios, a real working film studio and thrilling theme park in one.

Since 1915, visitors have flocked to experience the thrill of the movies at Universal Studios. Back then, guests were charged 25 cents to watch silent movie scenes being filmed: now, you might not see a film being made – and you are charged a lot more! - but the studios offer a whole day or more's worth of entertainment.

The star attractions are the adrenaline-pumping rides, many of which are based on favourite family films and television shows that have been made by Universal. Come face to face with King Kong 360 3-D, created by the film's director Peter Jackson, and touted as the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. Fans of the Mummy films shouldn't miss the world’s scariest indoor roller coaster: Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride. Adults and kids alike will love experiencing life with the Simpsons on a revolutionary virtual roller coaster. The studio has also recently announced plans for a Harry Potter ride.

Film buffs will find the Studio Tour fascinating, with a tram ride through one of Hollywood's most famous back lots. The tour takes you through 13 city blocks on 1.6 hectares of historic studio lot in the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself. Comedian Jimmy Fallon introduces entertaining clips seen on HD monitors in the trams to augment the live Studio Tour guide narration. Some of the highlights include a visit to Wisteria Lane, setting of the hit series Desperate Housewives, and an eerie encounter with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho.

Universal's CityWalk is the place to head for a bite to eat. Here you will find three blocks of entertainment, shopping and dining adjacent to the park with more than 30 places to eat, six nightclubs, a 19-screen theatre with state of the art IMAX® and more than 30 shops.

Universal Studios is open daily and is located 16 kilometres northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood

Sheraton Universal Hotel
Sheraton Universal Hotel
4 out of 5
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$269 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Universal Studios Hollywood, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Bowl. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,924 reviews)
"Very close to theme park. Just a bit small for 4 ppl"

Reviewed on 6 Dec,2021

Sheraton Universal Hotel
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
The price is S$295 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk. Warner Brothers Studio and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,318 reviews)
"Close to Universal, free shuttle to park, very clean and spacious rooms."

Reviewed on 1 Dec,2021

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is S$369 per night from 20 Dec to 20 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Hollywood Wax Museum, Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,710 reviews)
"Very convenient to area attractions. Public space was clean, updated with exceptional Staff throughout. Downside: The Hollywood Sign upgraded room's windows (outside) were filthy with heavy deposits. Disappointing, The bathroom was outdated and in need of refurbishing: Messy touch-up caulking, stained ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2021

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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Nite Inn
Nite Inn
2.5 out of 5
10612 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
The price is S$217 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Nite Inn
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
The price is S$295 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Sheraton Universal Hotel
4 out of 5
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
The price is S$269 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is S$369 per night from 20 Dec to 20 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Loews Hollywood Hotel
BLVD Hotel & Spa - Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
BLVD Hotel & Spa - Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
3.5 out of 5
10730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
The price is S$235 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
BLVD Hotel & Spa - Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
The Garland
The Garland
4 out of 5
4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA
The price is S$341 per night from 5 Jan to 5 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
The Garland
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
3241 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is S$235 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Luxurious Studio City Home
Luxurious Studio City Home
4 out of 5
10728 Aqua Vista St, North Hollywood, CA
Luxurious Studio City Home
Studio City Universal Apartments
Studio City Universal Apartments
4 out of 5
10925 Bluffside Dr, Studio City, CA
Studio City Universal Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.