Shopping, Dining, & Lodging

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Whether you’re booking a room for two or a table for a crowd, you’ll find lodging to suit your budget and a menu to satisfy your culinary cravings. In Universal City-North Hollywood-hospitality’s our middle name.

Welcoming those traveling for business or pleasure, hotels from budget-friendly chains to luxury resorts, like Sportsmen’s Lodge in nearby Studio City, offer visitors top-notch, stay-awhile amenities.

Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, surrounded by seven beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Hollywood, is just minutes from Universal Studios and boasts finely appointed guest rooms and suites, a conference and catering facility, an outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. Adjoining Universal Studios Hollywood,

The Sheraton-Universal Hotel accommodates fun-seeking families as well as those who combine work and play. The hotel offers corporate types an executive boardroom and guestrooms outfitted with workspaces enhanced with a fax/printer/copier. graphic

When it comes to dining expect the unexpected. The Universal City-North Hollywood area is home to numerous world-renowned restaurants, including Tokyo Delve’s Sushi bar where sushi is served up with a side dish of karaoke fun. The Eclectic Café Gallery offers a menu featuring the flavors of Southern Italy along with California-seasoned dishes and exhibits of local artist’s works.

Whether you’re hungry for a corned beef sandwich, a pizza slice, or a tamale on the run, you’ll find a wide range of quick-fix delis and fast-food emporiums that supply inexpensive and filling fare. If you’ve got a taste for ethnic food head to one of the eateries specializing in Italian, Greek, Chinese, Brazilian, Thai, Japanese, and Mexican fare. Steakhouses and seafood places cook-up hearty American-influenced dishes.

At the Universal CityWalk, you’ll find a Hard Rock Café, Hollywood Sports Grille, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Wizardz Magic Club & Dinner Theater, and Morisawa Sushi. Throughout the area nightclubs, coffeehouses, bistros, piano bars, billiard parlors, and pubs keep the entertainment going long after the streetlights flicker on.graphic

Shop Till You Drop

Whether you’re looking for a musical instrument, a 1950s Hawaiian shirt, or a brand new sofa, you’ll find what you’re searching for in the Universal City-North Hollywood area. NoHo’s fun and funky retro stores, nearby swap meets, Mexican farmer markets, shopping plazas, and the Universal Citywalk provide a day’s worth of buying and browsing entertainment. Twin Valley Shopping Plaza is home to the country’s oldest Sears store and many other retailers who keep residents stocked with everyday necessities, work-related gear, groceries, and the latest fashions for everyone in the family. Universal CityWalk, a two block pedestrian promenade lined with retail stores and restaurants, provides interesting passage and numerous shopping opportunities for folks walking between Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Amphitheatre, and Universal City Cinemas. You’ll find everything from luxury bath soaps and outdoor gear to compact discs, books, and videos.




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