If you are looking for a good value hotel close to Universal then stay here. The hotel is currently being renovated and as a a result we were in a one bedroomed suite which was clean spacious and had everything we needed for our 2 night stay.
The reception staff were very helpful as we turned up very early and our room was not ready which we expected so they stored our luggage in a secure room to allow us to go and spend the day at Universal and come back to check in. On returning they remembered us and checked us in quickly.
The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to Universal studios and although it is across a large highway there is a pedestrian crossing so it is not difficult to get across. In all honesty it takes almost as long to walk from the far end of the car park in Universal as it does from the hotel!!
All in all the hotel is great value for money and is as close as you will get to Universal without staying in one of the resort hotels which will be far more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 recently renovated 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 21 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, and SeaWorld. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando 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, 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
- Holiday Inn Orlando