Great hotel, and location. Friendly and efficient staff from the coffee shop to the maid service, to the front desk! Convenient shuttle to and from Universal Studios. Took the shuttle to the park, and walked back, which was fine if you want a little more exercise. There is a pedestrian bridge to get you over the main drag.
If you're tired of Starbucks and want to try a California brew in the morning, they have a Peet's Coffee in the lobby. Sorry Starbucks, but when I have a choice it's Peet's. After a long day in the park, stopped for a beer in the lobby bar. Nice selection including craft beers on tap, and wasn't crowded.
Room was clean, spacious, and had a view of the park and downtown Los Angeles. My Hilton perks included complimentary breakfast in the morning if you do the continental breakfast - $10 per person to upgrade to the hot breakfast. The food was good, but a comp breakfast should be a comp breakfast.
The location is perfect for Universal studios access. It's top of the hill and is the hotel closest to to the park. It's also in a location that's pretty easy to get in and out of from the 101 Freeway.More