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Best Western Plus Universal Inn
Ranked #109 of 339 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed here for our family trip to Universal. Everything was great, nice clean, friendly and professional staff. The rooms were excellent and very comfortable. The location, value, security is perfect. The park is close by, there are a number of eating establishments very close. Everything you need is there. The hotel itself is fantastic

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hotel is located across the road from Universal Studios and close to I-4, There are restaurants across the parking lot that you can walk to enjoy a meal, after a hard day at the Parks, without having to get back in your car to drive to eat. There also is a Walgreens right there as well, for those last minute supplies or medicine that might come in handy as well. The staff is welcoming and attentive. The rooms are clean, everything is well appointed, and works. A great value for either business travel or family vacation. The Best Western PLUS has earned the PLUS in it's name!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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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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Fairfax, United States
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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.

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Houston, TX
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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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Marion, United States
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4 reviews
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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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Property: Best Western Plus Universal Inn
Address: 5618 Vineland Road, 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:
#32 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#91 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#102 Family Hotel in Orlando
#103 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Universal Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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