When planning a vacation to the Los Angeles area, Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland are likely going to be on your list of places to visit.
The distance between these two places is roughly one hour by car. However, instead of only choosing one theme park to visit during your trip, why not visit both by staying at a hotel located in between the two?
Finding hotels towards the middle of both Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland can make travelling to both places easier. Travel times will vary, but most of these hotels should be roughly 30 minutes to each destination.
|Hotel Name||Swimming Pool||Price Point||Star Rating||Book Here|
|DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Commerce||Yes||$||3||Book Here|
|Quality Inn & Suites, Montebello||Yes||$||3||Book Here|
|Best Western Norwalk Inn||Yes||$||2||Book Here|
|DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Norwalk||Yes||$||4||Book Here|
|The Garland||Yes||$$||3||Book Here|
|W Hollywood||Yes||$$$||4||Book Here|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Hollywood||Yes||$$$||2||Book Here|
|Hilton Checkers Los Angeles||No||$$||4||Book Here|
|Omni Hotel at California Plaza||Yes||$$$||4||Book Here|
|Extended Stay America Los Angeles-La Mirada||No||$||2||Book Here|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park||Yes||$||2||Book Here|
Table of Contents
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Commerce
- Quality Inn & Suites, Montebello
- Best Western Norwalk Inn
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Norwalk
- The Garland
- W Hollywood
- Hampton Inn & Suites Hollywood
- Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
- Omni Hotel at California Plaza
- Extended Stay America Los Angeles-La Mirada
- Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Commerce
The 3-Star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Commerce is located in Commerce, California. The hotel is 16.4 miles from Universal Studios and 19.7 miles from Disneyland making the journey time to each park an estimated 35 to 45 minutes.
For those driving to the hotel, you’ll be pleased to know that parking is complimentary although sadly valet parking is unavailable. On-site you’ll find an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a concierge as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and room service available on request.
The guest rooms can be booked with single beds, double beds or sofa beds depending on your requirements. Two-room suites are also available for an additional cost and include one king bed and one sofa bed. The bedroom in the suite has its own TV, with another located in the living room.
The sofa bed pulls out to a queen-sized bed. The suite also has a mini-refrigerator and a microwave which can help to save on the cost of food and drink while at the resort.
Quality Inn & Suites, Montebello
The 3-Star Quality Inn & Suites Montebello is located 17 miles from Disneyland California and 18.8 miles from Universal Studios in Hollywood.
As such it takes roughly 35 to 45 minutes to get to each of the parks by car. The hotel offers complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, a weekday newspaper and a ‘grab n go’ breakfast.
On-site you’ll find an outdoor pool, a large hot tub and a well-equipped fitness centre. There’s also a laundry room available to use for a small additional fee.
Meanwhile, the Oasis Restaurant & Bar is relatively affordable and offers a menu loaded with many favourites, including burgers and nachos.
Guest rooms are available with one king bed or two double beds. Bookings will also be given the option to add a crib for free or a rollaway bed for an additional $18.00 if needed. Rooms come with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker as standard.
King bed suites are also available. The suites come with in-room amenities, the same as the regular guest rooms. The main difference is the suites also have a two-person pull-out sofa bed included in the room.
Best Western Norwalk Inn
The Best Western Norwalk Inn is located 15.6 miles from Disneyland and about 22.7 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood.
This 2-star hotel offers complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, newspaper, breakfast (including cereal, fruit, eggs and juice) as well as complimentary coffee.
The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub but sadly no on-site restaurant, bar or fitness centre. However, the hotel is located within walking distance of; Walgreens, Costco, McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell.
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Guest rooms are available with one king-size or two queen beds and come with a small refrigerator.
Meanwhile, the suites include one king-size bed, a refrigerator and a microwave as well as a small seating area including a sofa and table. Sadly the sofa does not pull out into a bed.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Norwalk
The 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is another hotel located in Norwalk, California.
This hotel is located right off the I-5, which is the main Interstate running between Universal Studios and Disneyland. As a result, the distance to Disneyland is 11.7 miles and to Universal Studios is 24.1 miles.
Parking for this hotel is available, however, it’s in the form of a parking lot adjacent to the hotel that charges $10.00 per day (24 hours). As such, valet parking is not available.
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That being said, the hotel does come with a luxury outdoor pool, a fitness centre and the incredible Sonoma Bar and Grill which serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, craft cocktails are also available.
Hotel rooms either come with one king bed or two queen beds. Each of the rooms come with a chaise lounge, coffee maker and have Wi-Fi availability (available at an added cost).
There’s also a variety of suite options including the King Jr Suite, this suite comes with one king bed and a separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed.
The Garland is located in North Hollywood, just 1.5 miles from Universal Studios (10 minutes by car). Meanwhile, the distance to Disneyland is 37 miles and as such the journey takes around one hour by car.
This 3-star hotel has won a number of awards, including Trip Advisors travellers choice and is also a partner hotel for Universal Studios.
The Garland is a pet-friendly hotel and has a variety of different suites and rooms available including family suites complete with bunk beds and additional seating areas.
Wellness suites are also an option with rooms complete with workout equipment, so you do not have to go to a gym. Peloton bikes and Bowflex adjustable weights are a couple of pieces of equipment available in these suites.
The W Hollywood is unsurprisingly located in Hollywood and as such it’s 32.4 miles to Disneyland California which roughly works out to be an hours drive. Meanwhile, it’s just 3.1 miles to Universal Studios and as such is just a 10-minute drive.
This luxury 4-star hotel has three restaurants for you to choose from including; Delphine Eatery & Bar, The Living Room and Station Hollywood.
There’s also an incredible roof-top pool and a 24-hour access fitness studio featuring state-of-the-art equipment for cardio, strength training, Pilates and more.
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Rooms at the W Hollywood come with either one king bed or two queen beds and include a mini-fridge, bottled water, newspaper delivery (upon request), iPod docks and high-speed internet (available for an additional fee).
If all that wasn’t enough you’re also able to reserve adjoining rooms and request both room service and grocery shopping.
Hampton Inn & Suites Hollywood
Hampton Inn & Suites is located just 3.7 miles south of Universal Studios, as such, it’s around a 15-minute drive to the park. Meanwhile, the distance to Disneyland California is 32.1 miles which is roughly a one hour drive.
This 2-star hotel offers complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi for guests and has a fantastic outdoor pool and well-equipped fitness centre.
Both self-parking and valet parking is available for guests with prices starting from $25.
Rooms are available with king-size and queen-sized beds. Meanwhile, studios come with king-size beds and a seating area in the room with a couch that converts to a sleeper sofa.
Both the rooms and the suites come with a coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge and HDTV.
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles gives an excellent city view while still being close to both Universal Studios and Disneyland California.
The distance to Universal is 9.5 miles and as such, it takes around 30 minutes in a car, meanwhile, the distance to Disneyland is 27.7 miles and it, therefore, takes around an hour in a car.
This incredible 4-star hotel features two on-site restaurants. The first is the 1927 Bar Kitchen which takes you back in time to, you guessed it, 1927. Meanwhile, Checker’s Downtown boasts both French and Asian influences mixed with delicious Californian cuisine.
Rooms in the hotel come with either king, queen or double beds and include a coffee maker, mini-fridge, USB plugs and a 55 inch HD TV.
There are also two suites available; the standard one-bedroom King Suite which comes with a luxury California King bed along with a separate living and sitting area. Alternatively, the Terrace King Suite comes with a California King-sized bed and an interior patio with a skylight.
Omni Hotel at California Plaza
Located just 27 miles from Disneyland and 9.6 miles from Universal Studios is Omni Hotel at California Plaza. This 17 story high 4-star hotel includes a range of amenities including a 24-hour fitness centre, luxury spa and outdoor heated pool.
There are also two on-site restaurants at the hotel, The Noé and The Grand Café. The Noé Restaurant offers farm-to-table Japanese cuisine, including sushi. Meanwhile, The Grand Café offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Indoor and outdoor seating are both available.
You’ll also find Morsel’s coffee shop located on the third floor of the hotel which offers a range of coffee, tea, snacks, and sandwiches.
If all that wasn’t enough both same-day dry cleaning and childcare are available on request for an additional fee.
When it comes to room at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza you’ve three to choose from; Deluxe rooms, Premiere rooms or Club rooms.
Deluxe rooms offer either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds and include a 42 inch TV with panoramic views out over the city.
Meanwhile, the Premier rooms offer additional floor space that allows for a couch and coffee table.
Finally, you have the Clubrooms, these rooms benefit from additional floor space and even better views out of the city. Guests staying in Club rooms at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza also benefit from Club privileges that include complimentary breakfast, and Noé inspired evenings.
Extended Stay America Los Angeles-La Mirada
The Extended Stay America Los Angeles-La Mirada is a 2-star hotel located 27.9 miles or around 45 minutes drive from Universal Studios or 7.2 miles from Disneyland California.
The hotel is a fantastic budget-friendly alternative to some of the other options on this list and provides a variety of amenities and services including complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and on-site laundry.
There are also two types of rooms to choose from, either a single bed studio or a two-bed studio. Each room comes with a full kitchen complete with a large refrigerator, microwave and stovetop as well as dining and cooking utensils.
A grab and go complimentary breakfast is also available for all guests staying at the hotel and includes pastries and coffee.
Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park
The 2-star Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park hotel is located 7 miles from Disneyland and 29 miles from Universal Studios.
The hotel offers a variety of complimentary amenities for guests including high-speed Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast. There’s also a large outdoor pool and fitness centre.
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Both rooms and suites are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park and these come in a variety of formats including single king beds, double queen beds, sofa beds and more. Both the rooms and the suites come with a mini-fridge, coffee maker and a 50-inch TV.