While it would be nice to stay at one of the Universal hotels, for an inexpensive getaway, this hotel satisfied our stay in the area, for almost half the cost of staying on-campus. It's a pleasant 15-20 minute walk to park entrance, which felt safe both by day and night. There are also free shuttles to Universal/Islands of Adventure in the morning, and return options in the evening. Only drawback there was that it made a couple other stops, thus did not make it much faster than walking. Sign up the day before with guest services for shuttle passes. For a late-night visit to City Walk, we requested a taxi at the front desk… they have a car service they work with, which cost the same ($5 plus tip) and we were picked up in a black luxury SUV. Driver provided us a card to call at anytime for the return. Needless to say, there are plenty of options for transportation to and from the hotel and parks!
- 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
- Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Florida