Universal Partner Hotels

Universal Partner Hotels

When looking for offsite lodging, there are a few things to consider:  quality, price, location, and amenities.  Many people want to be as close to the action as possible, and Universal Orlando Resort has partnered with several different hotels that offer some options for everyone.  These hotels in the Orlando area are designated as “Universal Partner Hotels”.  This allows them to be booked as part of a Universal package.  The partner hotels are chosen based on a few different criteria including quality and closeness to the Universal Orlando theme parks.

General Information Benefits

Moderate Partner Hotels Value Partner Hotels Tips

General Information

The Universal Partner Hotels are, for the most part, divided into two categories based on amenities:  Value and Moderate.  Some of these hotels contain suites that will allow more room for larger groups or families.  A couple of the partner hotels even have a “water park”.  How cool is that?

Many of the Universal Partner Hotels provide scheduled transportation (fee may apply) to the Universal theme parks.  Also, many Universal Partner Hotels are less than 5 miles from the Universal theme parks with some as close as a mile away.  However, there are a few of the partner hotels that are 10 or more miles away.  If activities are planned throughout the Orlando area, a hotel that is further away from the Universal theme parks but closer to other planned destinations might work better, depending on the specific plans.

Universal Partner Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at select Universal Orlando’s Partner Hotels are eligible for a few bonus benefits including:

  • Merchandise discounts at select locations in the theme parks.
  • Food and beverage (non-alcoholic) discounts at select locations in the theme parks and CityWalk.
  • Scheduled transportation to and from Universal Orlando Resort.

Moderate Hotels

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center
Large pool with splash zone
Café & Marketplace
Starbucks
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Avanti Resort
Large pool with kids Playscape Area
Pool Bar & Grill
Resort-wide complimentary Wi-Fi
Within 3 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Best Western Orlando Gateway
Basketball courts, heated pool, & whirlpools
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Full service restaurant, lounge & deli
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort
4 pools including 14 slides
3 restaurants
Key Quest Arcade
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Double Tree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Heated pool and kids splash pad
Starbucks, 2 full service restaurants, & in-room dining
50″ flat screen TV in each room
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
Free 5:30 “kickback” with food and beverages
Free hot QUIKSTART breakfast
Indoor/outdoor connecting pool with whirlpool
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive
Pool with full service bar
Variety of nearby restaurants and shops
Game room and laundry facilities
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Hilton Garden Inn
On-site restaurant and Tiki Bar
Free wireless internet
Free fitness and business centers
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
On-site TGI Fridays restaurant
Heated pool with splash zone
Game room & Fitness Center
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
In-room fully equipped kitchen
Evening receptions (Monday – Thursday) including light dinner, beer, wine, and assorted beverages
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Hyatt House Orlando
Complimentary breakfast
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the parks
Pet Friendly (fees apply)
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Hyatt Place Orlando
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the parks
Outdoor pool & fitness center
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
4 Resort pools & lagoon
2 Story water slide
Complimentary shuttle transportation to Universal parks
Within 17 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando International Resort Club
Spacious 2 bedroom suites
Fitness center, sports courts, & playground
On International Drive close to dining, shopping, etc.
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Residence Inn Near Universal Orlando
Complimentary shuttle service to Universal theme parks
Complimentary daily breakfast & high speed internet
Pet friendly
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
7 Heated outdoor pools
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to theme parks
Sports Bar & Grille with mini bowling & game room
Within 5 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Westgate Palace
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to theme parks
Heated pools with pool bar
Sports Bar & Grille
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Value Hotels

Clarion Inn & Suites Orlando
Zero entry pool & hot tub
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Free scheduled shuttle transportation to parks
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Clarion Inn & Suites by Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Free Fitness Center
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Pet Friendly (fees apply)
Within 5 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Comfort Inn & Suites
Complimentary breakfast buffet
In-room microwave and mini fridge
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Comfort Suites Orlando
Complimentary breakfast buffet
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary Fitness center
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Fairfield Inn & Suites International Drive/Convention Center
Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
Free scheduled shuttle service to major parks
Microwave & fridge in all rooms
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Fairfield Inn & Suites near Universal Orlando
Free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking
Outdoor pool and spa
Refrigerators in all rooms
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Hampton Inn Orlando Near Universal Blvd/International Drive
Free hot breakfast (including to-go options)
Pool with cabanas
Onsite fitness center
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Breakfast buffet
Fitness center & business center
Mini fridge, microwave, and safe included in all rooms
Within 1 mile of Universal Orlando Resort

Midpointe Hotel by Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Free fitness center
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Pet friendly (fees apply)
Within 5 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Rosen Inn International
Family buffet restaurant (9 and under eat free)
English style pub, market/deli, & gift shop
Game room and 2 pools
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Rosen Inn
3 dining options
Kids Eat Free Program
Game room and outdoor pool
Within 2 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Buffet restaurant and sports bar
Game room plus free Wi-Fi
3 Pools
Within 3 miles of Universal Orlando Resort

The Mouse For Less Tips

  • Each Universal Partner Hotel has its own set of policies and charges, so it might be worth the time to research the charges for each hotel that is being considered.  Is there a parking fee or is it free to park?  Is there a resort fee?
  • There are so many things to consider when choosing a Universal Partner Hotel, but the great thing about it is that there are a wide variety of choices.  From standard rooms to suites and pools to water parks, there is a little bit of something for nearly everyone.
  • The hotels listed above (both moderate and value) are specifically those listed as Universal’s Partner Hotels, there are other hotels in the area that may suit your needs better. Be sure to explore all of your options.

Please remember that the hotels participating in the Universal Partner Hotel program may change at any time, and the benefits may change without notice, too.