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Universal Studios Florida is a hotspot for family fun in Orlando, where you can discover an array of exciting rides, shows and movie sets. From the action-packed 3-D Transformers ride to Hogwarts adventures in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal has got it all. When you’re in Orlando you want to be close to the theme park action, so we’ve highlighted the best hotels near Universal Studios Florida.
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Adorned with rock music memorabilia, Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel is only a five-minute walk from Universal Orlando. Stay in a Pool View room that overlooks the hotel’s centerpiece or upgrade to a posh suite for an additional kids’ room, kitchenette or baby grand piano. Indulge in American favorites at The Kitchen or world-renowned steaks at The Palm, then let the kids enjoy poolside games or listen to tunes underwater.
You’ll be lured in by the tempting outdoor cafes and shops that dot the piazza and harbor at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Take a dip in one of three pools or play video games in the arcade, then visit Mama Della’s Ristorante for authentic Italian cooking or the on-site spa for a massage. Families will love the spacious Despicable Me Kids Suites, while the Governatore Suites include a whirlpool tub.
A tropical oasis, Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort has a lagoon-style swimming pool and beach with kids’ play area. Visit the Islands Dining Room for Pan Asian cuisine or Orchid Court Sushi Bar to sample inventive rolls, then unwind in one of the spacious rooms and suites that include mini fridges, 300-thread-count sheets, work desks and in-room dining service. Set up in a vintage steamer trunk, the Bellhop Bar is a perfect spot for a nightcap.
Within walking distance of Universal Studios, DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando also offers easy access to nearby Mall at Millenia, Premium Outlets Orlando and SeaWorld. Fuel up with a coffee from Starbucks or dine on breakfast buffet items at Sunshine Cafe, then relax with a refreshing drink at the swimming pool. Guest rooms feature panoramic views of Universal Orlando, plush top king or queen beds and a flat-screen TV with premium channels.
A five-minute drive away, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a fun 1950s-themed resort with colorful retro decor, spacious rooms and family suites. After a day at the theme park, unwind at the two zero-entry pools, lazy river and beach area. There’s also an exciting waterslide and 10-lane bowling alley, while burgers, milkshakes, pizza and sandwiches are served at the hotel’s food court and a coffee shop is perfect for parents who need to recharge.
Less than a 10-minute drive from Universal Studios, Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando is also just a 20-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. Dine on casual fare at TGI Friday’s or dine in the comfort of your room from the in-dining menu, then enjoy on-site perks like an outdoor pool, kid-friendly pool, video arcade and 24-hour fitness center. Standard Deluxe Double Rooms include flat-screen TVs with HD channels and kitchenettes, while Two Bedroom Suites are ideal for families.
Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort invites you to relax with its alluring hotel surrounded by lounge chairs. There’s a 24-hour gym available and furry friends are also welcome, while there’s a hearty breakfast served daily and a 24-hour Gallery Menu with shared plates and a market for to-go options. Stay in the King Bed High Floor for a sofa bed, flat-screen TV, mini fridge and coffeemaker.
Best Western Plus Universal Inn sits a 10-minute walk from Universal Studios and is close to other notable Orlando attractions like Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park and the Holy Land Experience. Enjoy your free hot breakfast and then hop on the shuttle to Universal or kick back at the outdoor pool. The Two Queen Beds offer extra space ideal for traveling families, which include flatscreen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges and coffeemakers.
Within walking distance to the roller coaster action at Universal, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Studios is also just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. Business travelers will appreciate the location near the Orlando Convention Center in addition to the in-room Keurig, while all guests will love the free hot breakfast buffet, outdoor pool and 24/7 market. Guest rooms feature black-out shades, a pillow menu, walk-in showers and flat-screen TVs.
Offering a convenient shuttle to and from local theme parks including Universal Studios Florida, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Near Universal Orlando is a great choice for Orlando travelers. Unwind in the spacious rooms and suites with plush bedding, flat-screen TVs and high-speed Wi-Fi, then start your day with the complimentary breakfast buffet or grab to go items from the Corner Market. Soak up the sunshine at the pool or work up a sweat in the fitness center.
Clarion Inn & Suites Orlando near Theme Parks sits two miles from Universal Orlando and The Mall of Millenia. Dig into fresh Indian curries, Chinese delicacies and Thai dishes at the on-site Tabla Cuisine or visit the Sunset Key Tiki Bar for tropical drinks, while a picnic area, outdoor pool and hot tub are also great places to soak up the hotel’s laid-back ambiance. The King Room features a king-size bed, coffeemaker and refrigerator, while upgraded King Bedroom Suites include poolside views, sofa beds and separate living spaces.
Surrounded by lush landscaping, Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort crown jewel is its sparkling pool with cabanas, a waterslide and lush landscaping. Enjoy perks like a water taxi and shuttle service to the theme parks or take in the water views from Amatista Cookhouse, while Strong Water Tavern features a tapas inspired menu, ceviche bar and rum tastings. Retreat to your room with smart-room technology, flat-screen TVs and a mini fridge.