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“Great location for the Universal Parks”

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Best Western Plus Universal Inn
Ranked #111 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed with three generations of the family to do the theme parks, Universal and the Harry Potter thing. The booking staff, Bill, and the general run of the hotel made it all easy, comfortable and convenient. Good places to eat in the same complex as the hotel, could wash our clothes, breakfast was great for us getting up and out to the parks, and the staff very mega helpful. If you are doing the Universal parks, this is the place to stay. Word of warning, the cab drivers from the park do not listen to where you are staying, there are a couple of Best Westerns in the area, make sure your cabby knows which one!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We enjoyed our three night stay very much. We were only interested in visiting Universal/Islands of Adventure, so the location was perfect. We took a shuttle from to and from the airport, and didn't need a rental car at all! The hotel provides a shuttle to the parks (two times in the morning and two times at night), but we walked to the park multiple times - what a great and easy walk! One night, we wanted to leave before the time we had booked our shuttle... we took a cab - it was only $5.00 + tip!

There are many restaurants within walking distance. We LOVED the Japanese hibachi steakhouse across the parking lot. Having a Walgreens so close was great when we needed some cold medicine. The complimentary hot buffet breakfast was very good as well. We had already booked our park tickets before we arrived, but there was a concierge in the lobby who was helping many guests with tickets and giving information about the area. The room, lobby, and exterior of the hotel was clean.

We used Best Western Rewards points for our stay, but felt that the rate we would have paid had we not used points would have been a very good value for the accommodation and service we received. This would be a great place for families to stay. We will stay here again on our next trip to Orlando.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Best complimentary breakfast buffet we have ever had, all the hotel breakfast buffets pale in comparison. First Day they served scrambled eggs, sausage links, pancakes, make-your own waffles, danishes, cereal, orange juice, coffee. Day Two was pretty much the same thing except it was french toast sticks instead of pancakes, and turkey sausage instead of regular sausage. Both days were very good. Very nice stay. Bathroom was very clean, comfortable beds. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed two nights while touring USF. Nice breakfast, clean room, good staff. Good price too. Other restaurants in shopping area next to hotel. Burger King, Golden Coral. There was also a Walgreens Drugstore that was nice to get some forgotten items and some cheap souvenirs!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We decided on this hotel for a quick Holiday trip. We liked the idea it was close to Universal Studios and surrounding area attractions. The hotel was clean and the morning breakfast did make things quick and easy. I only wish they served it until 10:00 instead of stopping the breakfast at 9:30am.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Have stayed at this hotel before and would recommend to friends. The rooms, location, breakfast were all excellent. It was a great place to stay if going to Universal. You can actually walk to the park

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Ida B
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place to stay if you are going to Universal. Great room, right across the street. Good Breakfast. Good price. Family atmosphere. I was surprised that there was a room available, because we made reservations an hour before we arrived. Our room was clean and fresh.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 5618 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819-7827 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Universal Inn)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#91 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#101 Family Hotel in Orlando
#103 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $95 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Universal Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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