This property is situated on the Universal Studios Orlando Resort and is well suited for guests who are looking for convenient access to the theme park and resort-style recreational amenities.
This hotel is 100% smoke free and all 1,000 rooms include a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, individual climate control, an iPod docking station, a coffeemaker, a safe, a refreshment pantry, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a make-up mirror. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one king bed. Rooms feature garden or pool views.
Suites provide more spacious accommodations with separate living and bedroom areas. Kids' suites feature a separate Jurassic Park-themed room with two single beds, while the master bedroom is furnished with one king bed. King suites are furnished with one king bed and a sofabed, while hospitality suites include a boardroom table, a fridge, a sink and one or two bedrooms.
Presidential suites are also available, and feature areas for study, conferences and dining, as well as a fridge and sink, a jetted tub and 1.5 bathrooms. Presidential suites can be combined to create units up to 2,010 square feet.
Guests staying in rooms and suites on the Club Level receive a free breakfast (served daily from 7:30 am to 10 am), free afternoon and evening snacks, free non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, bathrobes, free access to the on-site fitness centre, personal concierge service and reduced prices on cabanas.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces and in-room Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee of $9.95 per 24 hours. Pets are permitted for an additional cleaning fee of $50 per night (to a maximum of $150 per stay). Self-parking is available for $18 per night, while valet parking is $25 per night.
There are multiple on-site dining options at this hotel. Emeril's Tchoup Chop serves lunch and dinner, while the Islands Dining Room serves a breakfast buffet. Jake's American Bar features Universal Studios character dining and serves lunch and dinner. This resort also has several on-site lounges, poolside food and drink service and a weekly Polynesian Luau. Room service is available 24 hours.
Other on-site amenities include free scheduled transportation to Wet 'n' Wild, SeaWorld and Aquatica, as well as around the resort and park. There is also a fitness centre, two hot tubs, a pool, a day spa, meeting and event space, an interactive water play area for children, a beach volleyball court, a beach with private cabanas, shuffleboard, a kid's camp, gift shops and walking trails. Please note that guests who are not staying on the Executive Club Level can access the fitness centre for $10 per day, or purchase a multi-day pass.
Guests of this property receive exclusive benefits at Universal Studios Resort, including early park admission, express ride access, free delivery of merchandise and priority seating at resort restaurants.
Access to Interstate 4 is about a 3-minute drive away. Orlando Premium Outlets and the Wet 'n' Wild Park are both within a 12-minute drive away, while the Orlando Convention Centre, SeaWorld and Aquatic are all a 10-minute drive away. Disney World is a 15- to 20-minute drive away, while the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 21 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Many guests seemed impressed with their stays at this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and many reviewers said that this hotel is their property of choice when visiting Universal Studios Resort.
Many guests described their rooms as clean, comfortable and well appointed. Several reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable, while a couple of guests found the bathrooms spacious.
The pool area was frequently praised by guests. Reviewers described the pool area as clean, quiet, spacious and enjoyable. One guest thought that the pool area was amazing, while another reviewer was impressed that magazines, beach balls and pool noodles were provided.
Many guests thought that this offered good value for the money they spent because of the additional Universal Studios perks offered. One guest thought that the express ride passes and early admittance were the best part of staying at this property, while another reviewer said that the perks were worth the price of the room.
Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurants and some guests were particularly impressed with the food and beverage service at the pool area.
Several guests complimented the staff throughout the property for their friendly service, while several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing other theme parks and shopping by car.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 93% of 700 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #67 out of 329 hotels in Orlando, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 2,818 reviews.