10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Universal Studios, California - Updated 2024

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As the epicenter of filmmaking, Universal Studios is a destination that any movie buff should experience once in their life. The theme park has entertained visitors since the 60s through thrill rides, live shows, and themed eatery tours. Experience a film set tour and see where your favorite movies were made. Guests will have the opportunity to be immersed in real-life action scenes with mind-blowing special effects, dinosaurs, and even car explosions.

With the many attractions it offers, Universal Studios guarantees a memorable day out. After having the ultimate Hollywood experience, it’s only fitting to pick the right Airbnb to unwind and relax in. Check out our curated list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals near Universal Studios, California, for great stays.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Chic cottage with a shared backyard (from USD 293)

This mid-century-modern home has three bedrooms and can comfortably sleep seven guests. It’s spacious with high ceilings and has almost every modern amenity you can ask for. There’s a fully stocked kitchen where you can cook fancy meals.

All bedrooms feature cozy bedding and a TV for guests’ comfort. There’s also a shared backyard for relaxing with your morning coffee. Other perks include fast WiFi and an HDTV with Apple TV, so you’re sure to not go bored here. The property is within a quick drive from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers Studio.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
921 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
648 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room has a smart tv and a fan
i really love all the harry potter decor since i’m a huge fan
mattresses were so comfortable too would stay here again
vincent’s apartment was comfortable and clean and perfect for us
it's a great place very cozy clean and convenient
the house was so cute and clean the bed was comfy
the house is clean tastefully decorated and fully stocked
this airbnb checked all of my boxes great location charming clean house and awesome communication with the host
he was a great host
attention to detail was excellent and host was attentive
vince and his mother were awesome hosts
the host was great good communication if you ever needed anything
vincent was a great host and we would definitely stay again
cute backyard and a park only steps away
great place great location
great location safe neighborhood and a beautiful setting
very close and in a nice area
easy walk to the the park city walk as well as many restaurants or fast food
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2. Beautiful townhouse with a private patio (from USD 227)

If you want the glitz and glamour on your trip to Hollywood, you can’t go wrong with this home decorated by a designer. This two-floor getaway has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep six people. One of the highlights of this place is its prime location next to Hollywood’s best attractions. Universal Studios is within a quick walk from the property. In addition, the home features comfy beds and a TV in all the bedrooms, while outside, there’s a private patio where you can soak in the morning sun.

Are you thinking of cooking delicious meals during your stay? A full kitchen is ready for you to use. The property offers fast WiFi and free parking.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
699 meters (0.5 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated the washer/dryer and spacious kitchen
the rooms were even nicer than the photos and the home was stocked with the essentials
nicely equipped kitchen and plenty of space
everything was clean and just as described
very clean quiet and comfortable
clean well appointed and functional
shawn’s place was clean and very spacious
the house was very clean well furnished and spacious
shawn was very flexible responsive and accommodating for us
host is easy to get a hold of perhaps even too communicative
shawn is so kind and helpful and always check with us if we need anything
shawn was very friendly and the place met all my needs
checking in & out was very straightforward with great communication from host
great location for a walk to universal
great place with a very convenient location
location is perfect for a universal studios visit
nevertheless we enjoyed our stay and the convenient location
great house with location walkable to universal parking if you need it
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3. Elegant suite with views of Universal Studios

This suite is one of the best places to stay while visiting famous landmarks in California. Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Brothers Studio are within 2 miles (3.2 km). Cook a lovely meal in the neatly equipped kitchenette and enjoy blissful views from the massive windows. Other amenities provided here include WiFi and central air conditioning.

Go for a run in the quiet neighborhood, and you might bump into a celebrity! Rest on the luxurious king-sized bed after a day of sightseeing. Although attached to the owner’s main house, the suite has a separate entrance for privacy. Do note a cleaning deposit is required for the duration of your stay.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
876 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
400 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
) the airbnb host provides a functioning tv with easy to access amazon prime hulu netflix etc
charming comfortable studio with everything you might need for your stay
clean and super cozy
room was clean and cute
everything was very nice clean and as described
the airbnb was clean provided more than enough basic things (shampoo conditioner sunscreen clean towels coffee pods etc
kylee is an amazing host
kylee is a great host and we had a good time in her home
host was also in a fantastic movie
but also a super friendly guest who did everything she could to help us if we needed
fantastic place to stay and very kind host
definitely saving this location for future trips
great location close to everywhere we wanted to go
great location for many attractions and dining
perfect location and super comfy guest house
great space in a great location minutes from everything of interest
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4. Private studio with minimalistic interior (from USD 195)

This spacious studio in California is not your average rental in the city. The exposed brick walls add texture and contrast, giving the place a light and breezy ambiance. The place has a dining area, and the kitchen is stocked with a microwave and coffee maker. TV and WiFi are available for entertainment, so feel free to make the most of it.

Previous guests highly rate the suite for its prime location, with its location putting it close to iconic attractions of the city. A paid permit is provided that entitles you to park your vehicle near the building.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
496 meters (0.4 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
283 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet is good and there are two televisions in the living room
loved how i could dim the shower yet still have a bit of color
the bed sheets are soft and you’ll have a great sleep
very clean comfy and modern
very clean and nice place
very clean cozy and comfortable
super cute clean and quite
the space is clean and lovely
host was extremely responsive and accomodating
the host made check in simple and easy to follow
check in was so smooth and host was super attentive
viviana is a great host
clean easy access great hosts prime location
the location is awesome
amazing location and wonderful space
fantastic location close to universal sudios and city walk
great central location for everything hollywood
location is safe and private
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5. Beautiful guest house with a deck

Experience the quaint charms of this house with its comfy living space and lovely furniture. This one-bedroom guest house is the perfect destination for couples looking for a serene retreat. The rental has a kitchen with essential appliances and utensils to cook a light snack. Want to watch the latest episode of your favorite show? Feel free to stream them on the TV by connecting to the WiFi.

Dine al fresco with your loved one on the sunny private deck overlooking a lush garden. The property sits on a quiet street and has a separate entrance for complete privacy.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1.26 km (0.8 mi) from Universal Studios Hollywood
427 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was very clean the bed was comfortable and the air conditioning worked really well
bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom were very spacious
the only improvement we could think of is the bed it was a little too firm for comfort
the guesthouse was clean
overall the place was comfortable clean quiet and well-appointed
instructions were super clear and the place impeccably tidy and clean with nice touches and ammenities
very neat and clean and we loved the small patio
it was clean well-stocked and perfect for a long weekend in the city
david was a great host
david was a great host and communicator
hosts were very communicative and kind
david was a great host and met all our needs during our stay
great location within walking distance to universal and restaurants and bars
perfect location private and quiet but not far from the freeway
david’s house is just perfect the location is private but also quite central to everything you need
we really enjoyed our stay very cute space & great location
beautiful stay at an excellent location
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6. Deluxe home with private yard (from USD 225)

This two-bedroom house is stunning and boasts a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and skylights, adding natural appeal to the place. Guests also have access to a 55-in HDTV and WiFi. Prepare delicious meals with the appliances in the galley kitchen, or if you fancy, have a fantastic barbecue session in the backyard with a grill. Make sure to take some time to relax and dip your toes in the soothing hot tub surrounded by nature.

Universal Studios is within a 15-minute walk from the property. Your fur baby can tag along for your stay at this pet-friendly rental.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
831 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
198 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
back patio with views of the hills very comfortable and cool indoors during a weekend of extreme temps
the gas fireplace was a treat as was the heated tile floor in the master bathroom
the house was spacious beautifully decorated and had an outdoor patio and table
will definitely stay here again great location great space comfortable beds ample amenities (kitchen bathrooms tv etc
tv was awesome too
the house was clean and the towels were so soft and fluffy
the property was clean
the place was clean spacious and perfect for our group of 5
clean well appointed and centrally located
light clean beautiful place convenient location for sightseeing
kristen was a great host
kristen was the best host ever
) and the host is kind and communicative
kristen was a great host and very responsive
kristen’s place is amazing and she is definitely a super host
great location close to universal studios
great location in the hollywood hills
this place was ideal great location (close to freeway very close to groceries and starbucks)
great location for all the sightseeing trips
the location was great for seeing the sights
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7. Cute guest house near Walt Disney Studios (from USD 170)

Don’t let the compact size of this place fool you, as this brand-new property has all the amenities for a relaxing stay. It features a well-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, and a Samsung TV with Fire TV Stick. In addition, you can hang around the large patio equipped with a seating area. Kickstart your day with freshly brewed coffee from the Keurig coffee maker.

Stretch your legs and rest on the comfy queen-sized bed after a fun adventure at the theme parks. The property is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios and a 5-minute drive from Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers Studio. A welcome gift basket filled with goodies is provided for the guests.

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North hollywood, California, United States
1.77 km (1.1 mi) from Universal Studios Hollywood
258 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
toiletries were provided as well which was nice loved the heater since there were cold nights
super comfy bed perfect amenities and host was super responsive
very clean and comfortable with all the amenities to make it feel like home
the bed is very comfortable the shower is amazing and the full kitchen was incredibly helpful
this place was great to stay and we definitely had plenty of room for the two of us
quiet and bed was very clean and comfortable
nice clean and well kept
such a great stay super clean great communication and plenty of parking
great spot very new very clean
leon and iman’s place was very clean comfortable and peaceful and they provided excellent communication
so nice and cozy the hosts were well attentive
they are amazing hosts and the place is so cozy
leon & iman were wonderful hosts and easy to communicate with
quiet street artful touches very helpful and responsive hosts
cozy and super close to universal studios
fantastic location too near plenty of great dining options
good location - close to universal studios burbank airport and several good food options
this is a cute little place perfect for a getaway
it’s in a nice location on a quiet residential street
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8. Stunning loft with gorgeous city views (from USD 119)

Do you want to live the Hollywood lifestyle, but with an affordable stay? Then be sure to check out this lovely loft. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the property has a great location, with Universal Studios being only a five-minute drive from here. The rental has an HDTV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, a kitchenette with a coffee maker, and a dining area to enjoy your meals. Soak in magnificent city views from the windows while hanging out in the seating area.

Some of the city’s most beautiful hiking trails are a quick walk away from here.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1.93 km (1.2 mi) from Universal Studios Hollywood
1100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we explored the city during the day so the apartment was perfect for a good night sleep
beautiful room in a beautiful house
the place was clean and stayed cool
fun spot quiet and clean
the small apartment was very clean and we had everything we needed
very clean and stocked with everything needed for a perfect stay
very clean and great location
the host was very responsive and check in was a breeze
easy host and easy separate access to the accommodations
andrew was super responsive and had everything ready for a stress free stay
andrew was a great host as well with excellent communication
wonderful and beautiful room lovely location and awesome host thank you for our wonderful stay
super cute place
location was great cute neighborhood
great location and neat accomodation
excellent location right in the heart of the hills
great stay nice location as well
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9. Refurbished bungalow with charming interiors (from USD 185)

If you fancy feeling like a movie star on your trip to Hollywood, book a stay in this secluded hillside bungalow. The tastefully appointed furnishings and stunning hardwood flooring of the rental will make you feel like you’re lodging in a luxury hotel. The elegance extends to the newly refurbished kitchen. The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed, wall-mounted TV, and privacy shades for a good rest. The spacious living room featuring a Malm fireplace is the best spot to relax and watch TV.

The property has a spacious yard where your pet can run around and play. Daily use necessities such as paper towels, linens, and laundry soap are provided at the guests’ disposal.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
825 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal Studios Hollywood
191 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac and a ceiling fan in the bedroom helped keep us comfy
stay was stocked w good coffee and comfortable linens
the home itself is spacious secure and comfortable with lots of outdoor space and fast stable wi-fi
the bed was super comfortable
it exceeded our expectations very comfortable it felt homey once we walked in
it was clean and cozy
it was so clean and so beautifully decorated
an extremely clean and comfortable bungalow - exactly as described
it's very clean and comfortable and sam is very reaponsive
maybe the yard could be cleaned up a little but the space itself is very enjoyable
sam was an amazing host he was very communicative and kind
sam is an amazing host and his place is beautiful
sam is a wonderful host would stay here again
sam was a really great host and the property was awesome
the owner definitely has put a thoughtful touch to the whole experience
great location and quick access to the freeway is a major plus
it was an easy 10 min walk to the universal shuttle
had an amazing time the location was perfect
we loved this place the location was central to everything we wanted to do
the location is super convenient and has easy parking (carport)
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10. Contemporary duplex home with a patio

This home is a great place away from the busy city crowds, yet it is close to the famous Hollywood Bowl and Universal Studios. This cozy home features two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom with a bathtub, and WiFi. Guests will be delighted to spend time in the beautifully furnished living room with a TV.

You can look forward to spending time on the patio and indulging in coffee and snacks. As per city orders, parties and gatherings are not allowed on the premises. Pets are not allowed here either.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1.06 km (0.7 mi) from Universal Studios Hollywood
120 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no air conditioning but the bedrooms are cool by night time
the space heaters were much appreciated with the cool nights
we were very comfortable i liked that there was coffee cream all the kitchen utensils
we loved the spacious rooms and had everything we needed as travelers
clean and comfy house to relax
the house is clean spacious well-stocked and quiet
this house is so convenient and clean
vanessa's place is a quiet clean spacious and calming space
spacious comfortable clean quiet and great location
vanessa was a great host
vanessa is a wonderful host checking in with us over our stay making sure everything was going smoothly
great location if your going to universal
nice place in a good location
perfect location for a weekend trip to universal studios or exploring the area
very centric location we had a great weekend
right next to universal and close by to other nice locations
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Have an exciting stay near Universal Studios

The above rentals are ideally located near Universal Studios, which puts you right in the middle of all of Hollywood’s action. Choose from any of these recommended Airbnbs for a comfortable stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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