Rated 5 out of 5 by famadventure37 Hotel has great customer service
We received amazing customer service from Front Lobby staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Clean and quiet room.
April 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JLF64 Surprised And disappointed
I was surprised and disappointed with the condition of the Universal Studios Sheraton. Upon arriving, I waited over 20 minutes to check in and encountered a rude front desk employee. The carpets in the hallway were rippling so badly I couldn't roll my luggage. In the room, the headboard and chair were cracked and peeling, the faucet was coming apart and there were no towels or blowdryer upon check-in. Very dilapidated for the price. I wouldn't stay there again.
July 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ac4hand Poor
At the time of reservation no mention was made that the swimming pool was unavailable and there was an $18 per day parking fee. Even with the $50 club level upgrade, room was very small. Also, one day room was not made up.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KTDenver Great!
The staff went above and beyond to make me feel welcome! I loved that you had a green option and could choose to have a $5 credit instead of housekeeping services for the duration of your stay.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Libster1 Very friendly staff
Front desk staff extremely friendly and helpful when checking in. We were made to feel very welcome.
December 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by edo68 room
dirty room in terrible repair. staff unhelpful re change of room. will not return.
April 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bobegoli Not good experience
I am a gold member of SPG. When I booked I was told they put me in the newest remodeling room and also may upgrade my room or give me access to club level/ launch. Not only they did not upgrade my room, I was given room which the toilet was broken!!
July 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jb1227 Hotel needs improvement
We have stayed at other Sheradon hotels which were great, however this one was poor, the shower was not hot and the room noise was bad from the neighbours and the valet parking staff damaged our rear tail light. Not a good experience.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 FANTASTIC!!
Everything about our stay here was spectacular!! From the "We're expecting you" email I got before we left, to our final breakfast in the Club Lounge, our mini-vacation was the BEST! Staff was wonderful, from the gentleman who checked us in (fun and upbeat...nice because we had driven all day!) to Dai, the Concierge, who kindly suggested things to do and provided maps, to the Wait Staff in the Club Lounge, to the housekeeping staff--ALL WONDERFUL!! The facilities are lovely, our room was spacious, and the Club Lounge food was tasty and plentiful. We will see you again soon!!
February 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by firstrarelady This hotel is nice
I just stayed over night and it was one of the best night sleeps that I had in a long time.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSimpsons The Club Lounge is worth the price!
We (family of five) made our reservation for a room with two beds well in advance. Just before our trip we were offered the opportunity to upgrade our room to an Executive Suite on the Club Level. We were unsure whether it would be worth the additional $50/night, but were extremely pleased. It more than paid for itself because the room was spacious and it included wifi, breakfast, snacks throughout the day, coffee and water bottles as well as a place to get away. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room service food was excellent. It was a short walk to Universal Studios and CityWalk (there was a shuttle, but we did not use it) with amazing shops and places to eat. We would highly recommend staying at this hotel.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeteranTraveler This is what a Sheraton should be.
The Sheraton Universal exemplifies the Sheraton brand attributes in the best way possible. This is an older facility that has obviously benefited from excellent maintenance. The decor will be familiar to Sheraton regulars, but somehow a little nicer. The experience started with friendly competent parking valets when we arrived, and was enhanced by excellent staff member at the front desk. The facility was very clean and everything was in good repair. We appreciated the upgrade to a small suite based on our SPG status.
We used Room Service. The service was quick, the server was pleasant, and the food was good. We had a similar experience in the coffee shop.
As I previously stated, this hotel sets the standard for the brand.
December 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alice127 When in LA visit Universal...Sheraton!
Your people made your hotel perfect from the sweet man at the front door, to the great freinds I felt I had at the front desk and service desk to the thoughtful man at the club room who had cocoa for me when I showed up at breakfast.. to the great food and service at the Calfornia room, they make a fantastic hambuger! (good fish too),...and, then the bed...do you sell the mattress? It was the most comfortable bed I have ever had at a hotel...loved the shuttle, but I also loved that the hotel was a great place to have friends or business contacts meet me...Thank you, you all made my trip effortless, I only had to concentrate on why I was there!
June 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaramillo123 Nice Lobby But !!!!!
staff was friendly lobby was amazing but as soon as we got to our room amazing was left in the lobby, as we entered our room we noticed a ladder was left in the dressing room , maintenance was still working on the A/C unit so our room was not ready yet but that was no problem as we were leaving soon for the night ,they only needed about an hr to fix it , problem was the carpet was wet where a/c was leaking it took about day and a half to dry, next was ironing board was broken they brought a new one pretty quick, next was TV picture was real bad on several channels I mean really bad, also on room description on website says bathrobes and complimentary internet we got neither so it was false or misleading as you must pay for internet, room service was very good and room was clean bathroom was nice but the toilet is in strange place as handle to flush is hard to reach, pool is nice, bars are nice and bartenders are very friendly atleast ours was, valet staff really hustle to go get your car I mean they ran, gave 5 dollar tip every time, housekeeping was good , as the wife and i left our room one afternoon she exited the room ahead of me I heard a couple of whistles as I came out of the room I turned and saw 2 male workers looking towards my wife she is attractive but that is not cool could not prove they were whistling at her so didn't mention it to staff, I did mention the rest to the manager so he offered 150.00 credit which was nice as I was not asking for anything but this was an Executive Suite so our expectations were high, Don't know if we will stay there again as we have stayed there a couple of times before, overall a solid C which I;m sure they strive for better .
September 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by kldana Bad service
When I got to my room one of the face towels had stains on it that looked like blood. I was on the 7th floor and the ice machine was broken. I was told I could go to another floor to get ice. I asked if I could have it brought up. I ordered rooms serve and tipped the guy in cash, then a tip was added to the charges.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dorfran Sheraton Universal such a dissapointment!
The shuttle back & forth was terrific! That's the best I can say about our Sheraton Universal experience this past weekend. Here's my list of what went wrong:
1. Bad odor as u enter hotel
2. Only 1 elevator wrking. Lines of guests waiting.
3. Our room not clean! Dust everywhere!
4. Bathroom door lock broken (rm 628)
5. Bathrm door in 626 binding badly
& much more that system says no rm for
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teri22 Had an incredible experience
From the time we pulled up at the valet service to our check out our experience was amazing. We were welcomed at check in with a glass of wine and fresh cookies for the kids. We met all of the mangement team at the managers reception. The room was amazing the service was outstanding. At the managers reception the hotel manager overheard my 5 year old neice say that she did not like the appetizers and he had a pizza prepared by the kitchen staff just for her. I will recommend this hotel to all my friends. The staff impressed us at every turn.
August 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricky22 Room under renovation
Excellent customer service from the front desk to the twin bar/lounge waitresses! However, did not receive two queen beds in each room as reserved. A bit of a disappointment but family only stayed one night so no big issue. They did give us free breakfast to make up for it which was very nice of them. Highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place in walking distance of Universal Studios. Friends were staying at the Hilton next door and the bar was of no comparison. Layout was bad and service was horrific! Sheraton all the way!
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Logan12 Great Staff
Each time we entered the front door we were greated with a friendly hello. The Front Desk agent (Arturo?) was very helpful and knowledgeable. When he discovered we were traveling with our dog he moved us to a lower floor for easier access in and out of the building. We ordered Room Service - the food came promptly and the server was very polite - however our tray was still outside our door the next morning.
The building and grounds are very well maintained. Access in and out of the parking garage is easy as is access to the freeway.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FUNN05 BEST SERVICE EVER!
My family recently stayed at your hotel and have to say that we received the best customer service ever. The front desk checked us into our club level room and asked if we were there for a special event, which we were. It was our boys birthdays and the desk gave us a voucher for the breakfast buffet and an in room movie to watch that night after we returned from Universal Studios. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure everyhting was to the the club lounge.We can not wait to perfect for our stay. Our boys loved going go back.
March 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by JOHNFD Worst SPG Hotel I've been to
The rooms are old and dusty, The toilet was half way under the vanity and we couldn't sit down normally.
We called before making the reservation to make sure the pool construction will be done when we arrive and they guaranteed us the pool will be open, however when we arrived they said the opening of the pool was pushed off till March.
The TVs weren't working the entire first day we were there. so the next morning we took our stuff and just checked out. There are much nicer hotels in the area. Stay Away from this Sheraton
February 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by manunited844 Horrible internet
This hotel has horrible internet speeds. It gets so slow at times that I was clocking 0.15mbps download speeds - this isn't even fast enough to send emails. For business travelers who tend to work from their hotel rooms a lot, this is a terrible hotel to stay at as you won't be able to get anything done.
Got on the phone with tech support one night and they were able to slow down other people on the network in order to allow me to send off my emails; however, this isn't a solution one can do every night.
Complained multiple times (through Twitter, email, and front desk) about this and was told that the manager would reach out to me; however, did not hear from the manager.
Otherwise, the staff is exceptional though. Very friendly and go out of their way to help.
March 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mandela14 Opportunity
Overall room felt VERY worn. From the chipped paint, the knicks in the walls, the marks on the walls, the worn furniture, the hair in the tub and on the toilet and the single chair on the balcony. The lobby was stunning however just window dressing for the rest of the hotel. My room was on the 3rd floor which faced the highway was just annoying. Had I been staying more than one night I would have asked to move rooms. Hotel is convenient however don't think I'd stay here again when in town for business again.
August 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by StarOne326 Needs Improvement
I recently stayed at this property and was underwhelmed. First, I went out for a run and many hotels have water available when you get back. This property didn't and when I asked I was told I could buy a bottle from the store. second, One night I ordered room service, the pasta with sausage, and couldn't believe for $21 I got a tiny and bland meal. At checkout I mentioned both issues and the agent could have cared less. I expected more from this type of property, especially as a Gold member, but they didn't deliver.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by OMNIPRESENT Exceptional service!!!
I've been an SPG member for a little less than a decade, and an elite member for three years, and the Sheraton Universal Hotel has by far been one of the best stays I've had! Due to travel constraints, I had to check in early - the staff was attentive and accommodating, Claribel granted my request and was very cordial. Later, upon checkout, Joey allowed me to extend my stay an extra 30 min because my flight was delayed. Also, the front office manager Sherry personally reached out and thanked me for my stay. I've stayed in SPG locations from Bali to New York and the staff here, as well as the room cleanliness & service have been world class. I will most definitively stay here again, as well as recommend friends and family to do the same! Thank you, Sheration Universal.
November 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by shakobemagic i would not recommend this hotel
We showed up for our reservation and there was a public hair on the toliet seat. Not cool at all, especially when paying $300 a night
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluecanary82 The Sheraton Universal is the gratest
The Sheraton Universal in located near accesable transportation. The room we had had the most beautiful view. It was quiet, clean. The staff were readly available to help you with any thing that was needed. They were very knowledgable. You could see that every staff member that we had contact with really enjoyed their job and enjoyed helping people. We are recommeding this hotel to our friends, and relatives. We will be making an reservation for September (our aniversry) soon. Ron and Beverly
March 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 123A Not well maintained
My first online review ever. I usually just take my business elsewhere. However this hotel was so bad i felt compelled to write something to warn others.
Firstoff it took 30 munutes to check in, then we went down to the supposed heated pool and spa which was ice cold and the spa was not functioning. When we tried to watch a Netflix movie in the room, the Internet was not functioning. The staff was overwhelmed and as such struggled to be responsive. Not a good thing to say about this hotel.
February 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by RLRL No Heat
Paid over $200 per night and room had no heat. We were told the heat is turned off in the entire hotel during this time of year. They gave us a space heater. Our room was 65 degrees. Room was okay but furniture was warn out and stained. Staff was good. Went to a large banquet and ordered vegitarian meal in advance - it was plain noodles and steamed vegies - no seasoning, no salt, no pepper, no sauce no effort to create an enjoyable meal. Really?
Very disappointed with our stay.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mily47 Great Features
I consider this hotel a 5-star. Very nice decor, clean and friendly staff. Hotel is in a great location. We were greeted by friendly bellman who was very helpful. The reservation clerk was also very friendly. Shuttle service to Universal Studios made the stay even better. The room very nice and comfortable. This was the best place to stay.
June 7, 2014