Best hotel near universal

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  1. hmdsnow360

    hmdsnow360 Earning My Ears

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    What would be a good Choice for a hotel that’s near Universal Studios at a reasonable price
     
  2. bobbie68

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    Hi we have only stayed at the Double Tree at the entrance to Universal once. It was a nice hotel and about a 20 minute walk. My father in law stayed at the Hampton near Universal and it was good. Hampton Inn for the most part is reputable. Honestly, we love staying on-site and usually do. I am sorry I don't have more choices. I am sure someone else will. Also, have you posted on the Orlando hotels and attractions thread? There is a lot of good off site recommendations.
     
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  4. bchbetha

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    What's your budget? "Reasonable price" is pretty vague. :)
     
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  5. AntimonyER

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    We have stayed at the Best Western Plus right across from the main entrance and was pleased with it.
     
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  6. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Drury Inn on Sand Lake/Turkey Lake Road...……

    Gets amazing reviews.
     
  7. jm106

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    I stayed in November at Residence inn by Sea world, not terribly far, and very nice reasonable priced hotel.
     
  8. Sue M

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    It depends on if you will have a car or not. We stayed once at The Doubletree across from Universal. Walked once, mostly used shuttle. What I noticed is The Doubletree had a lot more shuttle times than the surrounding hotels. Many only had 3 shuttle times, Doubletree had many. Made coming and going much less restrictive.
    Rooms are spacious.
     
  9. larissawbb

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    Universal’s value resorts are incredibly reasonable.
     
  10. SarahWeasley

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    We stayed at the Drury Inn last night and thought it was quite nice, I can recommend it.

    I'd just caution that the Lyft we took to CityWalk for dinner took way longer than expected simply because the drop-off point was so choked with other Lyfts and Ubers. Something to consider if that's your planned mode of travel.
     
  11. Esmerelda

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    We have stayed at the Doubletree Suites right across from the entrance. We walked to USF in about 10 minutes. I believe they are building a walkway that is right at the corner of this hotel going over to Universal. We had zero complaints about the DT. A very nice hotel reasonably priced, with great beds. Best of luck to you.
     
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  12. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    They certainly are building a walkway over the road...….it`s getting there :thumbsup2


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  13. damo

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    Oh that is awesome that they are building a walkway.
     
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  14. Monykalyn

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    Hyatt house across street from double tree (will be able to easily get to walkway) is new. Has no resort or parking fees, breakfast included. We stayed in a beautiful 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen Christmas week for a fraction of onsite (even value resorts). But booking far ahead can often get pretty reasonable onsite rates
     
  15. Matthew81

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    I'm looking for a hotel near Universal with no parking fees, free breakfast, clean and new looking, nice atmosphere, comfortable beds, nice pool/hot tub, and shuttles or short walk to Universal? Preferably one I could use Chase credit card points on...
     
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  16. Monykalyn

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    see my reply above-Hyatt House (not Hyatt Place which is in same parking lot). Pool was basic but nice, no hot tub that I remember. One of the few with new rooms, large suites and no fees at all.
    Or Drury Inn-but you will need to drive or use a shuttle, but think the pool is basic as well. Highly doubtful you will find something that will meet 100% of your criteria without being further away.
     
  17. ArtieRyder

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    We LOVE cabana bay. For reference, we typically stay at Disney Deluxe level. We go to cabana bay for off-cycle trips and absolutely love it.

    Its got an amazing pool. You can rent a cabana at the pool for $100 for the day. Great food court. About a 15 minutes walk to city place, and, therefore universal parks.

    Big rooms. We have 4 kids and we all fit in one room. Its about $230 a night.


    We love it. Can't recommend it enough.
     
  18. SA mom

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    You can book the Universal Resorts with Chase Ultimate Rewards.
     

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