9 Hotels In Orlando, Florida, In The Universal Studios Area - Updated 2024

Julian
Julian 
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The “Theme Park Capital of the World” is not just home to Walt Disney World, but to The Universal Studios Florida theme park and production studio attraction. Opened in 1990, the park’s theme has always been centered around the entertainment industry, with a heavy focus on television and the movies. Universal Studios is just one component of the larger Universal Orlando Resort attraction. There are other theme parks such as Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk Orlando,and the water theme park Volcano Bay.

Visiting these theme parks requires lots of energy, so it’s only right that you pick the right hotel to soothe your aching legs. Here is our recommended list of hotels in Orlando, Florida, USA in the Universal Studios area.

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. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort (from USD 263)

This retro-themed beach resort is a popular accommodation among travelers who are looking to relax in a very casual, family fun atmosphere. Choose from traditional and poolside rooms, or even spacious family suites if the whole gang is coming. You can relax at the massive outdoor pools, knock down some pins at the bowling alley, or have a workout at the fitness center. There is also a large food court in which you can dine in or get takeaway. Do note that Early Park Admission tickets to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay attractions are available for purchase in this resort. Valid theme park admissions are required to make this purchase.

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 6550 Adventure Way
925 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

2. Universal's Hard Rock Hotel (from USD 849)

If you love rock and roll themes, then you should not think twice about booking a room at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel. This resort is centrally located and is also five minutes away from the CityWalk nightlife. All rooms have a rock music-themed decor to bring out the rock fan in you. If that’s not enough, take a dip in the large 12,000 square-foot (1,114 square-meter) outdoor pool to hear music underwater. You can also enjoy classic American fare at the on-site Palm Restaurant or have a drink at the Velvet bar. This resort offers Early Park Admission tickets as well as exclusive unlimited ride access passes, which allows holders to skip the regular queue lines at Universal theme parks.

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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel®

Wifi Available

Address: 5800 Universal Boulevard
891 meters (0.6 ft) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

3. Orlando International Resort Club

You can find well-furnished villas at this resort, as well as a wide range of amenities. Each villa comes with private bedrooms, full bathrooms, private patios, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Guests have also full access to the on-site gym and tennis and basketball courts. If you’re in the mood for shopping, you can find the Prime Outlets Mall Orlando less than a mile away (1 km) away from the resort.

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Club Wyndham Orlando International

Wifi Available

Address: 5353 Del Verde Way
2.04 km (1.3 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Tennis court Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Family rooms Internet services

4. Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel (from USD 111)

If you are looking for a hotel without the fancy frills, then consider the Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel. All rooms come with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Select rooms offer a sofa bed. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a games room, and a well-furnished gym. You can also visit the onsite Sharky & Jack’s Restaurant for classic American food or pick up a sandwich at Shades Deli. Free shuttle service is offered to most Universal theme parks.

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Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 7299 Universal Boulevard
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

5. La Quinta Inn Orlando (from USD 82)

Located on the famous International Drive strip, the La Quinta Inn Orlando is a small and cosy accommodation that is guaranteed to give you a quiet night of rest. Each room has ironing facilities as well as basic necessities such as a small refrigerator and coffee maker. Guests are also given access to the laundrette, business center, and the fitness center. A nice continental breakfast with waffles is also available at the dining area of the accommodation.

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Orlando International Drive North

Wifi Available

Address: 5825 International Dr
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

6. Ramada Plaza by Wyndham (from USD 88)

This lakefront hotel is ideally located on the International Drive strip. All rooms are furnished with the basic necessities, such as ironing facilities and fully equipped bathrooms. If you are driving, you will be pleased to know that all guest are entitled to free parking. A business center is also available for use if you need to take some time to get some work done. Do note that the hotel is a non-smoking property and any infringements may result in harsh penalties.

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Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites by Wyndham Orlando Intl Drive

Wifi Available

Address: 6500 International Dr
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

7. DoubleTree by Hilton (from USD 145)

Staying at conveniently located accommodations is always a plus when you’re on vacation, and this is where the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel comes in. Situated right at the entrance of Universal Orlando Resort, the hotel has world-class amenities to make your stay an unforgettable one. A variety of on-site restaurants have your three meals covered. There is also a Starbucks outlet should you need your daily dose of coffee. The rooms are extremely spacious and offer great views overlooking Universal Studios. Car hiring services are available at the hotel lobby if you feel like exploring the surrounding area.

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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5780 Major Boulevard
1.52 km (1.0 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Clarion Inn & Suites (from USD 97)

This 100% smoke-free hotel is within ideal walking distance of Universal Orlando Resort and the other Universal attractions. If you have a guest that has disability needs, the hotel has additional aids to help them such as Braille-coded exits and phones for the hearing impaired. Travelers have said that the rooms are very clean and come with cable TV services and en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is available at the on-site Roast cafe while you can have lunch and dinner at the Table restaurant that is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

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Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5829 Grand National Drive
1.65 km (1.1 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

9. The Point Hotel & Suites (from USD 118)

This boutique style hotel has a range of studio and suites rooms for you to choose from. All rooms come with cable TV and a living area with a sofa bed. Guests can enjoy access to the business center, gym, and hot tub at their own pleasure.You can also have an a la carte breakfast at the on-site Barista restaurant or have a drink at the sunny Cabana Bar & Grill. Free shuttle service to the theme park attractions is available at the hotel’s lobby.

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The Point Hotel & Suites

Address: 7389 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL, USA, 32819
1.96 km (1.3 mi) from Universal's Islands of Adventure

Fitness centre Hot tub Fax/photocopying Billiards Breakfast takeaway containers Shuttle service (additional charge) Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Lift

Make your stay in Orlando an unforgettable one

How could you not want to book these hotels right after going through this list? In all seriousness, we hope you give these accommodations some thought before you make a booking. Have fun!

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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