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Universal Studios Hotels Orlando

Choosing a Hotel Near Universal Studios

Nightly rates for Universal Studios hotels tend to be 20% higher in price than similar hotels located near Disney World. There is simply not as much competition in the Universal area so the rooms will command a higher rate.

An offsite hotel can help you save. What does this mean for you? All of the hotels that we feature and that are listed here offer FREE shuttle to the two theme parks at Universal Studios.

If you are looking for great value, consider staying at a Disney hotel in the Lake Buena Vista area. This neighborhood is less than 6 miles from Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista

This hotel was recently renovated and every room was redone. The effort took over two years to complete and cost $15 million. It was reopened and rated as a 3 diamond resort by AAA. Each guest room offers two queen beds, a kitchenette complete with a microwave and refrigerator. All rooms have 32” plasma televisions. A brand new Applebee’s Restaurant is connected to the lobby of the hotel.

  • Free scheduled shuttle service to Universal Studios.
  • Universal Studios is located 12 minutes 9.4 miles from the hotel.
  • All new rooms as of December 2010.
  • Each room is oversized with two queen beds
  • All rooms have the 32” flatscreen televisions
  • Applebee’s Restaurant just off the lobby
  • Kids 12 and under eat FREE breakfast as long as accompanied by the parents

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

This hotel completed its renovations in 2007. In these 3 star diamond suites by AAA there is a living room, kitchen, dining area and master bedroom. The living room offers a 36” flat screen television and another TV in the master. The kitchen appliances are all new. The hotel has a gorgeous pool and spa as well a FREE hot breakfast for all guests each morning.

  • Free scheduled shuttle service to Universal Studios
  • Universal Studios is located 9 minutes from the hotel.
  • All rooms have a kitchen, dining area, and living room
  • Full hot breakfast complimentary to all guests