Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel
Adjacent to a man-made trout lake where old Hollywood celebrities like Clark Gable used to fish, this five-story, country-style hotel was built in 1962. Renovated in 2009, the property is comprised of six acres of gardens and koi ponds. The 190 guestrooms have city, pool, and landscape views, and details like wooden, four-poster bed frames and duvet bedding. A heated Olympic-size swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace with a bar area. The on-site Patio Café serves American fare like club sandwiches and a prime rib special on Friday and Saturday nights. Free shuttle rides are available to nearby Universal Studios.