Once of the hardest parts of booking a trip to Universal Studios Orlando is finding where to stay. We don’t drive so we find it easier to find a hotel with a complimentary shuttle to and from the parks.
There are a number of hotels in the Universal Studios and Walt Disney World areas that offer up free shuttles to and from the parks. Some of the hotels use a specific service and some are partner hotels with Universal Studios Orlando which offer a different shuttle service.
I decided to leave out the on-site Universal hotels as they all come with shuttle service anyway as they are the Universal hotels.
Here is a table to show which hotels there are, whether they have a swimming pool, star rating and the price range they fall into. We created three categories; luxury, mid-range and budget-friendly so you can find what is better suited to you and your budget.
|Hotel Name||Swimming Pool||Star Rating||Price Point||Book Here|
|Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North||Yes||3||$$$||Book Here|
|DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando||Yes||4||$$$||Book Here|
|Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort||Yes||3||$$$||Book Here|
|Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive||Yes||3||$$$||Book Here|
|Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Orlando Near Universal Orlando||Yes||3||$$$||Book Here|
|Residence Inn by Marriott Near Universal Orlando||Yes||3||$$$||Book Here|
|Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios||Yes||3||$$||Book Here|
|Home2 Suites By Hilton Orlando Near Universal||Yes||3||$$||Book Here|
|Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort||Yes||3||$$||Book Here|
|SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando International Drive||Yes||3||$$||Book Here|
|Wyndham Garden Orlando Universal / I Drive||Yes||3||$$||Book Here|
|Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel||Yes||4||$$||Book Here|
|Hotel Monreale Express International Drive Orlando||Yes||3||$||Book Here|
|Rosen Inn Closest to Universal||Yes||3||$||Book Here|
|Floridian Express Extended Stay Hotel||Yes||2||$||Book Here|
|Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Orlando Resort Near Universal||Yes||3||$||Book Here|
Table of Contents
- Luxury Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
- Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North
- DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
- Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive
- Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort
- Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Orlando Near Universal Orlando
- Residence Inn by Marriott Near Universal Orlando
- Mid-Range Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
- Budget-Friendly Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
Luxury Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
The luxury hotels can often be the hotels that are a little more money, have a certain standard of rooms or even special benefits included in the stay.
Here are the luxury hotels with complimentary shuttles to Universal Studios Orlando;
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North
Hilton is a popular brand and is well known for providing quality and good service to its guests. The hotel itself is centrally located to some of Orlando’s closest popular attractions such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.
There is a swimming pool which guests can enjoy on the days they aren’t exploring the parks. There is a state of the art fitness centre included within the hotel. All guests can expect to find a microwave and refrigerator within each room to make their stay more enjoyable.
There is a bar on site perfect for enjoying a drink or two before heading to bed for the evening. The hotel also has a continental breakfast option which you can add to your booking as well as tea and coffee facilities in each room. You can find free parking for guests at this property along with disabled access, room service and an onsite restaurant.
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton is in a spectacular location which is direct across from the entrance to Universal Orlando Resort. The hotel offers up a junior Olympic-size swimming pool for guests to use on the days they aren’t riding rollercoasters at the parks.
The hotel is close to places such as The Mall at Millenia and Orlando Premium Outlets which makes for a great day out to find some quality bargains and a chance to do something a little different.
Other amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre, disabled rooms and access and non-smoking rooms. You can also enjoy a meal at the hotel restaurant and head to the bar for a drink afterwards. The hotel provides a buffet breakfast which is an additional cost to the stay.
Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive
The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton is located on International Drive which is a perfect location for Universal Studios Orlando which is 1 mile away.
There are 3 on-site restaurants making it a perfect place for those looking to have nice quality food right at the door to enjoy after a long day at the parks. There is also a fitness centre and outdoor pool for everyone to use during their visit.
Each room has cable TV along with other helpful amenities such as an iron, hairdryer and a safety deposit box for valuable items. You can also find other helpful facilities such as a car rental service, tour desk and ticket desk to buy your park tickets.
The three restaurants; Tropical Palms, Tropical Breezes Pool Bar and Oasis Lounge are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are classed as casual dining.
Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort
Hyatt House is one of the closest hotels to Universal Studios Orlando that is not on Universal Orlando property. The hotel is located a 3-minutes drive from Universal Studios making it super easy for guests to drive, walk or use the complimentary shuttle.
There is a complimentary buffet breakfast included in your stay which makes it perfect for those looking to get value and quality for the money. There are a variety of style rooms to fit every party size from couples to families. Each room will come furnished with a flat-screen TV and cable channels, a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.
There are also selected suites that include a full kitchen space if you wish to upgrade your stay and have the facilities available. There is a great sized swimming pool perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a swim on a hot day.
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Orlando Near Universal Orlando
The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is within walking distance of Universal Studios Orlando making it a perfect place to stay for those wanting to stay near Universal Orlando during their days at the park.
There are a variety of size rooms available each with a TV and coffee maker included. There are a number of suites available with feature a separate living area, microwave and mini-refrigerator. There is also free parking for all guests which is perfect for those looking to save on parking at Universal Studios itself.
The hotel has a wide choice of amenities for guests such as the fitness centre, swimming pool, free wifi and non-smoking rooms. You can also get breakfast included in your stay at the hotel, giving you a great start to the day.
Residence Inn by Marriott Near Universal Orlando
The Residence Inn by Marriott is another luxury hotel within the area near Universal Studios Orlando. The hotel provides a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning for guests. There is a 24-hour front desk which is perfect for those flying into Orlando and arriving at early or late hours.
The rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen tv with cable channels, a kitchen, dining area and private bathroom. There are also other amenities such as a hairdryer, free toiletries and coffee machine.
The units at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a bath or shower and free toiletries. All units will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine.
There is also a mini-golf course at the accommodation for those looking to keep children amused along with the use of the outdoor swimming pool. There are facilities for disabled guests including parking, pool hoist and adapted rooms.
Mid-Range Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
We found there were many hotels that had extra facilities, amenities or were partner hotels and were within a price range between luxury and budget-friendly. These are great if you want a little luxury during your stay along with some extra facilities such as free parking and kitchens included.
Here are the mid-range hotels with shuttle to Universal Studios Orlando;
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios
You can find a home from home feel at Homewood Suites by Hilton with rooms including full kitchens and a variety of free amenities at your disposal. Some of the rooms include a seating area along with a flat-screen tv with cable channels.
The hotel is a partner hotel of Universal so it is regulated and accepted as a great hotel for Universal guests to stay at. Partner hotels are checked and verified for quality to be allowed to be a partner hotel.
The hotel provides a free buffet breakfast for all guests, you can also find free parking which is great for those wanting to save on paying for parking at Universal Studios or Walt Disney World.
There is a small bar area that serves small plates along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are also disabled facilities within the hotel. You can find a swimming pool to cool off on the hot days along with a fitness centre.
Home2 Suites By Hilton Orlando Near Universal
The Home2 Suites by Hilton is another Universal partner hotel that is great for those looking to book and have a little more confidence in where they are spending their money. There is a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk, free wifi throughout the property.
Each room includes air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom. You can also find other amenities such as a hairdryer, free toiletries and a desk for those visiting on business.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast before rushing off for a busy day at the parks. There is a swimming pool, fitness centre, free guest parking and disabled access.
Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort
The Hyatt is closely located to Universal Studios Orlando and is a 3-minute drive away. There is parking at the hotel but at a charge. You can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and free wifi throughout.
Each room comes with a small refrigerator, coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV with cable channels. You can find a number of different rooms to suit any party/family size.
The hotel caters for disabled guests with parking spaces and access to rooms. There is breakfast included and wifi available throughout.
SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando International Drive
SureStay Plus by Best Western is located a 5-minute drive away from Universal Studios Orlando. The rooms within the hotel come with a microwave, refrigerator and a coffee maker. You can also find TVs and safes in the rooms.
There is an outdoor pool which is perfect for families looking to spend a day or so relaxing at the pool. There are facilities for disabled guests, free parking, family rooms and wifi throughout the hotel. There is also a great continental breakfast every morning for guests.
Wyndham Garden Orlando Universal / I Drive
Wyndham Garden Hotel is located 2 miles from Universal Studios Orlando which is near enough to get to the park in good time without spending too much on accommodation. The hotel has plenty to offer guests who are looking to stay here including a fitness centre, bar, shared lounge and garden area.
There are family rooms and has a sun terrace for guests to enjoy. The rooms include hairdryers, toiletries, TVs and private bathrooms along with tea and coffee facilities.
There is a swimming pool suitable for all looking to enjoy a relaxing day by the pool.
Book Here: Wyndham Garden Orlando Universal / I Drive
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
The Best Western hotel features a great place for everyone to stay with an outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs complimentary wifi throughout. This hotel is great for families with spacious family rooms available suitable for a number of family/party sizes.
There is on-site dining facilities, a state of the art gym and a basketball court on site. Rooms include refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and hairdryers.
The on-site restaurant is called Sharky & Jack’s Restaurants which is open for breakfast and dinner serving traditional American cuisine and also has a full-service bar. There is a hotel deli which is open for all meals selling sandwiches, pizza, pastries and a variety of drinks.
Book Here: Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
Budget-Friendly Hotels With Shuttle To Universal Studios Orlando
We have stayed in a variety of locations and hotels when visiting Universal Studios Orlando and have had the chance to stay in the on-site hotels, the mid-range hotels and even the budget-friendly.
As we often spend more of our time out of the room we find some great deals on cheaper hotels with shuttles so we can use the money we saved on other fun things like wands, experiences and dining out.
Here are the budget-friendly hotels with shuttle to Universal Studios Orlando;
Hotel Monreale Express International Drive Orlando
Hotel Monreale Express Hotel is in a great location for visiting Universal Studios Orlando which is located 2 miles away. You can find speedy check-in and check out along with a comfortable atmosphere for a relaxing stay.
There is an outdoor swimming pool great for families looking to enjoy a swim after a long day at the parks. There is a shared lounge for guests to use along with a fridge, microwave and hairdryer in the room.
Rosen Inn Closest to Universal
The Rosen Inn is located 500 yards from Universal Studios Orlando making it a perfect location to spend a few days whilst visiting the parks. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre so you can enjoy some downtime during your visit.
The rooms come with a safe, hairdryer, microwave and refrigerator along with plenty of space to store your luggage and clothes. There’s also an arcade area which is part of the hotel which is perfect for kids.
There is a restaurant located on-site which is called The Palms Dining Room which serves breakfast every morning. There is also a mini-market which supplies sandwiches, baked goods and drinks, alternatively, you can head to the International Pub which is a full-service bar with a jukebox.
Book Here: Rosen Inn Closest to Universal
Floridian Express Extended Stay Hotel
The Floridian Express hotel is located less than 1.2 miles from Universal Studios Orlando which makes this a great budget-friendly accommodation. Each room comes with a cable TV, hairdryer and ironing facilities.
There is a complimentary continental breakfast available every morning for guests along with free on-site parking for guests. You can find 2 swimming pools for guests to use on non-park days along with a fitness centre on-site.
Book Here: Floridian Express Extended Stay Hotel
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Orlando Resort Near Universal
The Ramada Plaza by Wyndham is located on International Drive perfect for those looking to explore the parks at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. The hotel boasts free wifi, grab and go snacks and an outdoor heated pool.
Each room is furnished with a microwave, coffee machine and a refrigerator perfect for those looking to save a little on eating out and accommodation. You can also find a flat-screen TV with cable, ironing facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
The whole tv is non-smoking throughout, has free parking for guests and newspapers. There is also breakfast included in the stay.