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Universal Studios Hotel + Hollywood

SuperhostNorth Hollywood, California, United States
Private room in apartment hosted by Roger
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bath
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Perfect Universal Studios Hotel - walking distance to Universal Studios + North Hollywood.

We're close to NoHo Arts District (1.9km Metro + bars, restaurants), 1 metro ride to Hollywood, 2 metro rides to Santa Monica Pier / Beach.

Private bedroom + private bathroom in a designer decorated home with pool, jacuzzi & a sunny courtyard.

We encourage guests to eat in the courtyard near the pool - it's great and keeps the room clean.

Policy # HSR19-000358

The space
Our guest bedroom for rent has been likened to a hotel - come see for yourself!

The house is...
- Easy to get around LA
- Close to bus / metro
- Easy free parking
- Walking distance to Universal Studios (+ Universal Metro stop) & NoHo arts district and the Universal Hilton
- 1 metro stop from Hollywood walk of fame, the stars on the sidewalk, hollywood museums and hop on / hop off tour bus stops.

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== Metro Stops: =====
1. North Hollywood = 1.3 miles (2.09 km) (20min walk; 5min on bus 224)
2. Universal City (Universal Studios) = 1.4 miles (2.1 km / 20min walk / 5min bus)

I think it's like a nice 4 star hotel, personally, and since the Holiday Inn down the street is $170/night, and Universal Hilton is about $210/night, it's substantially cheaper and definitely more fun.

We have a private light and bright guest room available with a full size bed and also a futon that folds out that can easily sleep a child or adult under 5'7" (~170cm). Your guest bathroom is 95% yours - we have our own bathroom in our master suite, though my son or any guests may use it from time to time.

We have nice air flow, maid cleaning service, and linens are of course washed for every guest. There's central air conditioning and heat, security systems. Parking for those with a car (most do not) is easy on Vineland and free (no meters).

The room has flat screen TV, computer, DVD player and high speed internet with WiFi, lots of books.

There's always excellent coffee, and you're welcome to some fruit or cereal in the mornings. The communal courtyard has a jacuzzi (year-round) and pool [heated ~ May-Oct]. The courtyard is nice - it has tables and lounge chairs for a bit of sun, and it's a quiet oasis away from the city.

There are some great restaurants and pubs in NoHo arts neighborhood, full on party clubs 2-3 metro stops away, and it's walking distance to Universal Citywalk / Universal Studios. Around the block is Tiki No, a great tropical-themed bar, and Vegan Lotus, a healthy asian restaurant, and within a 15 minute walk are 30+ more restaurants including Federal Bar (great food & happy hour), Republic of Pie, and more.

Note there are two cats, but they're never allowed in the bedrooms (only in common areas + outside). Between the wood floors, robotic floor cleaners, and keeping things clean our past guests with cat allergies haven't had any problems. I have cat allergies myself and don't have any problems, and the couch is vacuumed 2x/day.

Welcome! It's a great home. We love this home and are hope you have a great stay.

=== A few rules ===
1. School days please avoid the kitchen from 7:00 am to 7:35 am, just so we can eat and get out to work / school.
2. Evenings - no cooking from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm in the kitchen, we reserve that for ourselves. We're happy to spend time with guests, but my wife needs a few minutes after work of peace to herself - usually guests are away from home anyway.
3. Close the doors quietly please - we both want a nice peaceful quiet home.

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Getting here from LAX Airport:
Best is take the "Flyaway" bus for $7 downtown to Union Station, then the red line metro right to our house (Universal stop, 15min walk). If you message me in advance, most times I can pick you up from the metro station (5 min drive, 15min walk). If you have a late flight, I can pick you up for $40 (depending on schedule)(note: it's about a 45 minute drive; I recommend this if you are arrive late i.e. midnight, but charge because it's about 2 hours door to door).

Getting Around:
Hollywood (aka "Hollywood Proper") is about 10min away or 2 metro stops. West Hollywood is about 20 min by car driving right through laurel canyon to the Sunset Strip. Downtown is about 35 min by metro (best + easy)

The Beach / ocean / Santa Monica, Malibu, etc. is about 30 min by car or about 2 hours by bus. Best path: Red line metro to 7th Street hub downtown LA, get out and walk around a bit, then hop back on & take the Expo line to Culver city, then take a short bus ride to the beach.

Note we do not allow spur-of-the-moment guests without prior consent, i.e. someone you just met at a bar. If you meet a cute guy or gal for a travel romance, please meet at their home, not ours. This policy is for our security.

Guest access
Private room with a lock, full size bed, futon that folds out, flat screen TV and DVD player, sound system with a jack for your phone, wi-fi with fast internet (30 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up), shared living room, courtyard with pool (heated ~ May-Oct) and Jacuzzi (heated year-round), our private patio (great for dinner or breakfast!), shared kitchen, refrigerator for restaurant leftovers or take-out food.

Bathroom: You'll have your own guest bathroom, we have our own.

Other things to note
Our #1 question: How to get here from LAX airport:

=== IF NO CAR / MASS TRANSIT (Most Common) ===
Best if not renting a car is take the flyaway bus ($7) to Hollywood, then take the red line metro to North Hollywood ($1.75 + $1 for the card so $2.50, but you can get a day pass for $6 unlimited rides then pop back to hollywood, etc.).

Once at the North Hollywood ("NoHo") stop, you can walk (18 min), or bus 224 (~7min, $1.75)

Taxis from LAX are about $70 with tip, Uber is about $50, shuttles are about $25 per person.

From Burbank Airport: Easy - taxi should be about $7, a 10 minute drive. If my schedule allows, I will pick you up (free) from Burbank airport.

=== VIA CAR ===
GPS is reliable, and the house is easy to find. Parking is free (no meters) on Vineland but please read the street sweeping signs (Thurs 10am to noon on one side, then Friday 10-12 on the other is no parking). Do not park in the red curb area out front, that is for police / ambulance / fire only.


==== LEFT ITEMS ====
On rare occasions we've had guests leave valuables here (i.e. ipads, phones). Once we shipped this to a guest in china, and she didn't pay us back - so if anything is left and must be shipped to you, we charge a $75 fee, the balance of which will be refunded with a receipt (i.e. you just pay for actual postage, but you need to pay up front). For reference, shipping an iPad to Australia with tracking was $66.90. Please ensure you have your belongings so you don't have to deal with this. :-)

License number
HSR19-000358
Perfect Universal Studios Hotel - walking distance to Universal Studios + North Hollywood.

We're close to NoHo Arts District (1.9km Metro + bars, restaurants), 1 metro ride to Hollywood, 2 metro rides to Santa Monica Pier / Beach.

Private bedroom + private bathroom in a designer decorated home with pool, jacuzzi & a sunny courtyard.

We encourage guests to eat in the courtyard near th…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Kitchen
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace

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North Hollywood, California, United States

NoHo Arts District has been named as the #1 "up and coming" area of Los Angeles. It is the dance hub of LA (i.e. all the music video dancers, dance studios for movies, etc.) are here, and there are a lot of actors and showbiz professionals here.

We're right in the middle between NoHo arts district (lots of restaurants, comedy clubs, etc. + the red line metro stop), and Universal Studios (another metro stop, Universal Citywalk, more theaters and restaurants) - so there's plenty to do. We love it here!
NoHo Arts District has been named as the #1 "up and coming" area of Los Angeles. It is the dance hub of LA (i.e. all the music video dancers, dance studios for movies, etc.) are here, and there are a lot of act…

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I love travel, and meeting interesting travelers is like a cultural exchange. We have excellent music, and are blessed to eat the best food money can buy - which for us is a plant-based diet. There's music throughout the house, hundreds of books (which says something about oneself, right?), original artwork - we live in a nice home and are happy to share it. I'm (Website hidden by Airbnb) guy always working on some project - web design, software development. My wife is a talented actress with a flexible day job and gone most weekdays. I see a question here about "style of AirBnB hosting", and traveling. The last trip we took was a luxurious 10 day cruise in the carribbean, where we were married in Barbados on a beach under coconut trees. The next trip is eastern europe (wife is Serbian) to Serbia, Montenegro, and Croatia with a bit of time in Germany and Chicago while getting there. As far as hosting, I like hosting but will also let you have peace and quiet. I'm here with a helping hand and travel advice if needed. We always have excellent fresh-ground coffee, great beer including double IPA (my personal favorite), and good pinot noir wines. Motto: If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough [Mario Andretti]
I love travel, and meeting interesting travelers is like a cultural exchange. We have excellent music, and are blessed to eat the best food money can buy - which for us is a plant-…
During your stay
Our goal is that you feel like it's a hotel. We usually chat a little bit with guests as they come and go, but otherwise we'll "politely ignore you" - just to give you space and privacy if you prefer.

You'll have a private room strictly to yourself like a hotel, and a bathroom of your own.

That said, for guests who care to join us for tea / coffee / a beer we enjoy meeting travelers!
Our goal is that you feel like it's a hotel. We usually chat a little bit with guests as they come and go, but otherwise we'll "politely ignore you" - just to give you space and pr…
Roger is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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