Hotels near Universal

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Seeker615, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Seeker615

    Seeker615 Harry Potter Fanatic!

    Jan 6, 2009
    My daughter and I are doing the Harry Potter Package in the fall and we are deciding on which hotel to stay at. We don't care about anything fancy as we will be in the parks or doing City Walk so all we want is something clean and safe and a pool.

    Two of the hotels that were budget friendly were the Econo-Lodge on I-Drive and the Holiday Inn on universal blvd. Has anyone been to either and if so are they in a safe area? Being two women we don't want to be nervous coming in late at night. Also - how is the shuttle service?

    Any input would be appreciated!
  2. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    We stayed at Hyatt Universal and it was very nice and clean back in 2008. We went on and got it at an extremely reasonable price

    They give you a schedule of the shuttles, they were pretty good

    The big plus is they have a complimentary breakfast, bagels, toast, jelly, peanut butter, juice, coffee, milk, cereal and danishes, yogurt which was good for us..
  3. Grumpy92

    Grumpy92 DIS Veteran

    Nov 14, 2001
    I have stayed at the Doubletree, the rooms are nice and they have a shuttle. The Hyatt Place next door is very nice and you get a free breakfast. I have been able to find rates under $100 at both hotels.
  4. wdw-ocd

    wdw-ocd DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2007
    Can you tell me what the pools are like at the Hyatt and Doubletree? Thanks! :goodvibes

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