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Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

5916 Caravan Ct, Orlando, FL 32819-7925
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#210 of 370 hotels in Orlando
The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 18 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone, and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and SeaWorld. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. Transportation to Walt Disney World also available. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, 24-hours advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Seating area
On-demand movies
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Pam D wrote a review Nov 23
1 contribution
We booked our trip through Delta vacations. After a long flight, our whole family was tired. When we arrived at the hotel that delta set up for us, we were told they could not find our reservation. We had to call delta and Carlos, the staff member at the holiday inn counter was extremely helpful!! Once we finally got delta on the phone he spoke with them and straightened the whole mess out. We are extremely grateful if Carlos. Thank you
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
JohnT wrote a review Nov 2
Tampa, Florida15 contributions11 helpful votes
I'm a frequent traveler and stay 100-150+ IHG nights a year. I don't have many reviews of properties on TripAdvisor because.... I simply normally don't need to warn guests away from bad ones. You need to avoid this property. The room I received was BADLY in need of a renovation and had trash on the floor. And insects. IN the bed. Pictures posted from the video I took. It's quite rare to get a room with insects on the floor, let alone in the bed. It's quite disconcerting to look down and see wiggling all over your bed. Gross. Disgusting. Dirty. I asked the front desk to have management call for an explanation, no call after a week. When I called, the assistant mgr asked what room I was in because he didn't know. When I told him, he replied that they had inspected the room and found no insects. This is a neat trick considering two seconds earlier he had no idea what room I was in, and off the top of his head he knows 123 was inspected and insect free? And just how may rooms had reports of insects, anyway? In any case, he repeated several times that the GM was too busy to call any guests and generally had a spectacular 'I don't care' attitude. This management attitude is also on display in the quality and cleanliness of the rooms. I also read a review in which management claims they started renovating the property last year. If you're a Spire or Platinum guest, apparently don't expect to get one of the renovated rooms. The hotel insisted I pay $25 to receive a Spire upgrade that any other property in the entire network would provide for free (My IHG hotel in Thailand upgraded me without my asking to what could be best described as a palace. Here, I couldn't even get upgraded to a room without insects.) Do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere. You've been warned. There are multiple IHG properties in town, with a fantastic Holiday Inn Express literally a few steps up the street from this nightmare. Go there. Holiday Inn Express Nearest Universal is the name. I've been there three times in the past month, and it's great.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John T, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I am truly sorry for the experiences that you had both in your room and with the staff, this is not the experience that we want our guests to have. The hotel went through an ownership and management change at the end of January 2020. The renovations that you are speaking of were due to start in Late May/Early June of 2020, however with the pandemic, these were delayed and started in September of this year. We do not yet have renovated product available and are doing our best to have these available Late December/Early January. I have attempted to look up your reservation so that I could contact you, however I do not see one in your name. Please feel free to contact the hotel and ask for me directly so that I may address your concerns. We appreciate all of our guests especially our Spire Elite guests and I want to make sure you are taken care of. Yours in Hospitality, Claudine Binz General Manager
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Q Cook wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Carlos did an absolutely amazing job with the check-in process, not only did he provide with a great room but my keys were immediately ready making the check in process quick and efficient. Furthermore the next day, I forgot to extend my reservation and Ariel was able to rectify the situation making my weekend enjoyable. They were perfect for this Orlando location making my visit to Disney worthwhile
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Joe Shingleton wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
My daughter and I travel to Orlando 4 to 5 times a year to visit Universal Orlando Resort (we are huge Harry Potter Fans annual pass holders). Anyway, the Holiday Inn and Suites Across from Universal is our go to hotel whenever we visit....and Tiffeney B. is one of the reasons Holiday Inn feels like our home away from home. She has truly become like family and we are always excited when we see her smile at check-in. The hotel is definitely close to Universal, and a variety of local restaurants. But the best part is the amazing staff and especially Tiffeney - on our first visit we mentioned that we were there for the Universal parks and to celebrate my daughter's birthday; when we came back at the end of the day there was a special birthday gift basket from Tiffeney to my daughter in our room - she is as much a part of our visit as the parks. We are always happy to see her and I know she is happy to see us. See you soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Vivien T wrote a review Oct 2020
Hollister, Missouri1,259 contributions41 helpful votes
Since we had 2 doctor appointments on 2 consecutive days, we decided to just stay in Springfield, MO. rather than travel back and forth. We have stayed at this hotel before and we enjoyed it. We were upgraded to a suite and we loved the extra space. The living room area consists of a couch, TV, mini fridge, microwave oven and side tables, on which stands a coffee maker plus condiments. The staff is very friendly. The location is great as there are plenty of restaurants around, including one in the hotel. The extra room we had was greatly appreciated as we ate there all the time. The downside is, no free breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$77 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Nearby attractions include Universal Studios Florida (0.7 miles), Fun Spot America (0.7 miles), and Hollywood Drive-in Golf (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Conveniently located restaurants include Border Grill Fresh-Mex, Cinnabon, and Haagen Dazs Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando?
Many travelers enjoy visiting City Hall (6.4 miles) and Jack Kerouac House (7.3 miles).