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Old 10-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Universal Off-Site Hotel

We plan to be in Universal Jan. 27-29, 2013. Last time we went we stayed at the Royal Pacific and it was great - nice hotel, walk to parks was awesome, universal express was a great perk. This time I am wondering if we should stay off-site and save a little $$. Being that it's January, I am sure the universal express won't really be needed, and that's really all you get with staying on-site over off-site. The Drury Inn is a new hotel and it is very highly rated on Trip Advisor, I am wondering if anyone has any experience with that hotel. Also - my biggest concern is the transportation, I am worried that there will be very few shuttles per day and if it is full, we need to wait an hour. What experience does everyone have with the off-site shuttles? Also, the Fairfield Inn says it is walking distance right across the street, is it worth it to stay there?
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We've stayed at the Drury Inn in Charlotte and it is fabulous.

The closest recommended off-site hotels are the Doubletree, Hyatt Place and the Holiday Inn and suites closest to Universal. These are all within walking distance.

The others are a little further away and aren't as nice.
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You will enjoy Drury Inn!

If you have ever stayed at one, they are all like the other D.I. In the states.

I think once the word gets out about this hotel, many will be using it.
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I'm going to move this thread from the Universal Resorts board to the Orlando Hotels and Attractions board. You might get more responses since you're asking about an offsite hotel.
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Originally Posted by Disneygirl NY View Post
We plan to be in Universal Jan. 27-29, 2013. Last time we went we stayed at the Royal Pacific and it was great - nice hotel, walk to parks was awesome, universal express was a great perk. ...
I haven't stayed at the Fairfield Inn in Florida but I have used it NJ, right next to the airport and it was a very nice hotel for the $. It was inexpensive but very nice rooms and great location near the airport. I would go to Tripadvisor and see what they say about that specific Fairfield Inn. I was very impressed since I only paid $79 a night, it had a small living area and king size bed and it was very comfortable. HTH, have a great trip.
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