3.5 star hotel
Area: Studio City, Los Angeles
0.36 mi from Universal Studios
Best Rooms: Ask for the "valley view", and you'll be able to see the city lights of Los Angeles at night. However, the "valley view" isn't available from all floors.
Best Rooms: Located in between a highway and the street, there are no real views offered. That said, request a Pool View room type for a better view of the pool area, or request a room with a courtyard view.
Best Rooms: Rooms offer views of the city or of the Hollywood Hills. With the latter, you may also be able to see the iconic Hollywood sign.
Best Rooms: The Cabana rooms and suites surround the pool area, and the building that houses them is only two floors high. You may be able to see the red carpet events from the tower rooms facing Kodak Theatre.
4 star hotel
Area: Hollywood, Los Angeles
2.81 mi from Universal Studios
Best Rooms: Vine Flats offer the most amazing views of the Hollywood Sign, Capitol Records, the Griffith Observatory and Downtown Hollywood; ask to be on floor 5 for the best possible view.
4 star hotel
Area: Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood
3.20 mi from Universal Studios
Best Rooms: The View King and View Queen rooms have wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that give amazing views of West Hollywood. Be careful when booking a room with a "city view"; you'll get a great view on the higher floors (floors 10 and up), but on lower floors, you may have a view of the LED billboards. However, all rooms come equipped with black-out curtains to keep the LED billboard from bothering you.