Visiting Universal Orlando Resort™ is an exciting time for any family or group of friends. Seeing the magic behind making movies and experiencing the high-production rides and shows is the thrill of a lifetime, packed with authentic props and themed rides from some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Choosing one of the many Universal Orlando Resort™ packages available is a great way to save money. Simultaneously, you get a convenient all-in-one deal on your accommodation and tickets to the parks.
We’ve assembled a list of some of the best hotel options to choose when you visit Universal Orlando Resort™, comparing price with convenience to give you the best options around. Each of these establishments is sure to provide excellent service and make your stay at Universal Orlando Resort™ an adventure to remember.
1. DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando Resort™
DoubleTree by Hilton offers the quality of the renowned Hilton name at an affordable price. The clean and luxurious rooms will keep you comfortable during your stay, but you won’t be breaking the bank paying for a fancy suite you won’t even need while visiting the parks. The hotel is right by the entrance, with a shuttle that runs between the hotel and the parks, and we think it’s one of the best options for families and friends alike.
2. Endless Summer Resort
This fun, budget-friendly hotel is a great option for families. Placing you right in the park, this a perfect way to experience Universal Orlando Resort™ and get the most out of your visit. The resort has a beach theme—ideal for relaxing and enjoying the summer—complemented by the lake just outside the hotel.
It’s the largest out of the eight on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort™, with a combined total of 2,800 rooms. Staying at the Endless Summer Resort, for many, is part of the quintessential Universal Orlando Resort™ experience.
3. Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City
Much like Hilton, the Sheraton brand name assures visitors of quality and reliability among its hotels. This glamorous, beautifully lit hotel puts you walking distance from the park, with stylish rooms and stunning views of the area. As a partnered hotel with Universal Studios Orlando™, guests also receive discounts on admission tickets, food, drink, and merchandise. It’s a great way to explore the park while also visiting the rest of Orlando during your visit.
4. Portofino Bay Hotel
This gorgeous on-site hotel charges a little more than other options available. However, it offers a relaxing, upscale experience for families and couples who need a break from the chaos of the park. Although it’s not small, with 750 rooms, the expansive layout gives a great feeling of comfort and calmness during your stay. It houses Universal Orlando Resort™’s full-service spa so that you can unwind after a long day at the park. Fortunately, you shouldn’t be too exhausted because rooms at Portofino Bay include Express Passes for many of the park’s attractions.