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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
Address: 7299 Universal Boulevard
Safety deposit box Swimming pool Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Security alarm ATM/cash machine on site Family rooms Heating Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
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.
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.
Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites By Wyndham Orlando International Drive
Address: 6500 International Drive
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Contactless check-in/check-out Non-smoking rooms CCTV outside property Car hire Happy hour Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Process in place to check health of guests
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.
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Address: 5780 Major Boulevard
Dry cleaning Contactless check-in/check-out Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Packed lunches ATM/cash machine on site Currency exchange Breakfast takeaway containers
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.
Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort
Address: 5829 Grand National Drive
Sun terrace Fire extinguishers Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay WiFi Available Daily housekeeping Garden Luggage storage Pets allowed
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.
The Point Hotel & Suites Universal
Address: 7389 Universal Boulevard
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!
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