22 Orlando Hotels with Free Shuttle to Disney & Universal

With general parking at the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando currently costing $25 a day, a free shuttle bus to the theme parks is a great way to save money during your family vacation.

Thankfully, there are a variety of Orlando hotels with free shuttles to Disney and Universal alongside an extensive range of facilities and amenities for guests to choose from.

I’ve gone ahead and put together a complete list of all hotels in Orlando currently offering a complimentary shuttle service to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando as well as information about the amenities and room formats available to help make your decision as to where to stay in Orlando easier than ever before.

All of the information provided was checked for accuracy during our last visit (July 2023) but is subject to change.

Top 3 Orlando Hotels With A Free Shuttle To Disney & Universal

Not got the time to look through all of the hotels I’ve listed? No problem. Here are my top three hotels in Orlando with a shuttle bus to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

best all-round hotel

Floridays Resort Orlando

This four-star family-friendly resort has several suites that measure 1,306 square feet and are suitable for up to eight guests.

best value for money hotel

Avanti International Resort

This three-star Universal Partner Hotel boasts an extensive range of family-friendly facilities and amenities.

best budget hotel

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

This is the best hotel for kids in Orlando if you’re travelling on a budget and comes complete with two outdoor swimming pools.

Orlando Hotels With Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando Shuttle

Not convinced by my top three picks? Well having visited Orlando more than ten times in the past decade, I’ve had the pleasure of staying and visiting multiple hotels across the city.

This comprehensive list of hotels with free shuttles to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando comes complete with the hotel’s star rating, distance to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World as well as direct booking links.

1. Floridays Resort Orlando

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 8.9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:55
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 19:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 7.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:20
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00
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Situated at an equal distance from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando is the four-star Floridays Resort.

This is the highest-rated hotel on International Drive offering a free shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando as part of the daily resort fee.

This is one of the best family-friendly hotels in Orlando with amenities and facilities that include complimentary parking, two outdoor swimming pools with waterslides, a splash pad and a children’s play area.

When it comes to accommodation options the Floridays Resort is made up of two and three-bedroom suites, the latter of which is 1,306 square feet suitable for up to eight guests in total making it a great choice for large families.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando & SeaWorld
  • Complimentary parking
  • Two outdoor swimming pools with waterslides
  • Large kid-friendly splash pad
  • Children’s play area
  • Fitness centre

2. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 11 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 08:45, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 17:00
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 7 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:00
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:30
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The four-star Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is one of several hotels with a shuttle to Universal Studios and the Walt Disney World Resort multiple times a day.

Meanwhile, other on-site amenities and facilities at this hotel include several swimming pools, a lazy river and multiple restaurants and bars.

Accommodation options at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort include both rooms and suites with the largest option, the VIP Suite able to accommodate up to ten guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando
  • Multiple swimming pools with lazy river
  • Large fitness centre
  • Multiple on-site restaurants and bars

3. The Grove Resort & Waterpark Orlando

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 6 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:30, 11:00
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 19:30, 19:45, 22:15
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 13 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:00
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00
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The luxury, four-star Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando comes complete with three swimming pools and its own incredible water park, making it one of the most kid-friendly hotels in Orlando.

Alongside the water park and the complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld other on-site amenities and facilities include a kids activity centre, a family-fun centre, lakeside activities and a fitness centre.

Meanwhile, rooms at The Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando vary from standard hotel rooms to one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi, and accessible rooms are available for guests with mobility issues.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Multiple swimming pools with lazy river
  • Surfari Water Park with water slides, surf simulator & splash zone
  • Large indoor arcade room

4. Melia Orlando Celebration

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 5.5 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 08:35, 10:20
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 20:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 13.6 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:20
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00
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We specifically chose to stay at the Melia Orlando in Celebration back in 2018 because of its complimentary shuttle to and from the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks.

This hotel brand is incredibly popular in Europe, and well-known for its high-end facilities and amenities. At the Melia Orlando in Celebration, these include a large outdoor swimming pool, complimentary parking, a fitness centre and an award-winning spa and wellness centre.

Accommodation at the Melia Orlando Celebration is available in both rooms and suites, the largest of which is a family grand suite that can accommodate up to seven guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary drinks during cocktail hour
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

5. Margaritaville Resort Orlando

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 4.5 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:00, 11:20
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 18:10, 20:05, 21:50
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 17 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:45
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:15
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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Orlando is one of the largest resorts in Florida, located just 4.5 miles from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Aside from complimentary transportation to the Disney Parks and Universal Orlando, the Margaritaville Resort also boasts three incredible swimming pools, three on-site restaurants, a fitness centre, pool-side cabanas and even a wedding pavilion.

Meanwhile, accommodation at the Margaritaville Resort includes guest rooms, spacious suites and private cottages, the largest of which is the 2048 sq. ft four-bedroom elite cottage which can accommodate up to ten guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary transport to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Three large outdoor swimming pools
  • Three on-site restaurants
  • Wedding pavilion

6. Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 7.7 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 07:30, 10:25, 12:00
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 16:15, 20:15, 22:45
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 20.1 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:30
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:15
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Situated on a private lake just a 15-minute drive from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort is the four-star Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts.

This is one of the most luxurious hotels offering free transportation to the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando and boasts four swimming pools, a poolside tiki bar and watersports on the lake including jet skiing and canoeing.

Accommodation at the Summer Bay Orlando comes in the format of apartments, condos and villas which offer amenities including a private balcony, full kitchen and separate bedrooms.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary transport to the Walt Disney World Resort & Universal Orlando
  • Free Parking
  • Four on-site swimming pools
  • Tennis courts

7. Avanti International Resort

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 11.7 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:05, 11:35, 12:40
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 18:05, 18:20, 18:35, 21:40, 22:40
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 2.8 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:10, 08:20, 09:00, 10:45
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 17:30, 19:30, 21:30
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The Avanti International Resort is a Universal Partner Hotel and one of several International Drive hotels offering a free shuttle bus to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World.

This is one of the best hotels in Orlando for families, thanks to its fantastic location, across from ICON Park and the extensive range of kid-friendly amenities and facilities which include a large outdoor swimming pool, splash pad and games room.

Meanwhile, rooms at the Avanti International Resort are available in either a superior queen room or deluxe queen room format, although there’s little difference between the two in size, number of guests, facilities and price. Therefore I’d recommend choosing whichever is the cheapest if you decide to book and stay here.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus to Universal Orlando & Walt Disney World
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Kids splash pad
  • Pool-side bar
  • Indoor games room

8. Comfort Inn Maingate

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 2.9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 10:25, 11:30
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 17:30, 22:30
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 15.5 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:00
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 20:20
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The three-star Comfort Inn Maingate is located in the popular tourist region of Kissimmee, 2.9 miles from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Despite only being a three-star hotel, there is a wide range of facilities and amenities available here for guests to enjoy including a large outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Alongside the daily complimentary transport to the Walt Disney World Ticket and Transportation Center and the Universal Orlando Resort, guests staying at the Comfort Inn Maingate can also benefit from a complimentary American breakfast.

Meanwhile, rooms at the Comfort Inn Maingate are available in either a queen, king or family format with the latter able to accommodate up to six guests in two large double beds and one bunk bed.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary transport to Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary American breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center

9. Residence Inn Orlando At SeaWorld

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 3.8 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:50
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 19:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 5.9 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:30, 10:55
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00, 21:00
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Situated next to the I-4 and across from SeaWorld and Discovery Cove is the three-star Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld.

This hotel offers fantastic value for money with early entry into SeaWorld, complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica and even a complimentary hot breakfast.

Meanwhile, facilities at the hotel include a large zero-entry outdoor swimming pool and a modern fitness centre.

Accommodation at the Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld is available in the format of either a studio or suite, with the suites benefitting from separate living and sleeping areas.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Zero-entry outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center

10. SpringHill Suites By Marriott At SeaWorld

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 10.4 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:45
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 19:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 6.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:45, 11:00
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00, 21:00
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott at SeaWorld is situated at the northern end of International Drive opposite SeaWorld Orlando. This three-star hotel is one of the best value hotels in Orlando with free transport to both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Other hotel facilities here include a large swimming pool with a splash zone, poolside games and an outdoor bar as well as a small, yet modern fitness centre with a range of high-end equipment.

Despite being listed as ‘SpringHill Suites‘ all room formats in this hotel are studios and come with a sofa bed and either two queen beds or a king bed, accommodating up to five guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove & Vineland Premium Outlets
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • ‘Shamu’ inspired splash zone
  • Fitness center

11. Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 2 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:45, 10:40. 16:25
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 16:00, 22:00, 23:15
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 9 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:10, 11:25
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 17:20, 19:20
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Rosen Inn at Lake Buena Vista is one of the most popular cheap Orlando hotels near Disney and is situated adjacent to the I-4 and across from the Orlando Premium Outlets.

This hotel has no resort fee, complimentary parking and a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Meanwhile, facilities at the hotel include a kid’s outdoor playground, a large splash zone, an outdoor swimming pool and a games room.

Accommodation at the Rosen Inn at Lake Buena Vista is only available in the format of a double room with two beds which can sleep up to four people. This means that if you’re travelling as a large family, then this hotel likely isn’t going to be right for you.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Large outdoor swimming pool with splash pad

12. Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites Orlando International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 12.9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:25
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 1.5 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:10
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00
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The Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive is where we spent ten nights on one of our very first trips to Orlando as a couple back in 2015.

This three-star hotel is located at the top of International Drive by the Universal Orlando Resort and offers complimentary shuttles to both the Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World theme parks daily.

Aside from the fantastic location and complimentary shuttle, other benefits to staying at the Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive include complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking, making this hotel fantastic value for money.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the accommodation options at the Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive you have a choice of both rooms and suites, the largest of which can accommodate up to ten guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

13. Delta Hotels By Marriott Orlando Celebration

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 4.8 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 08:40, 10:25
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 20:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 13.9 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:25
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00
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The newly renovated Delta Hotels by Marriott is located in Celebration, a five-minute drive from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Aside from the complimentary shuttle service to both the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks, this hotel also benefits from an outdoor pool with a 40-foot waterslide, two hot tubs, a children’s pool, laundry facilities and a convenience store that serves Starbucks coffee.

Meanwhile, accommodation at Delta Hotels by Marriott includes both king and queen rooms which can be upgraded to provide a pool view.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Large outdoor swimming pool with 40-foot waterslide
  • Two hot tubs
  • Fitness center

14. Surestay Plus By Best Western Orlando International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 13.6 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:20
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 19:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 1.3 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:20, 11:25
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00, 21:00
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The two-star SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando International Drive is a fantastic hotel located on the popular International Drive and is subsequently one of few hotels within walking distance of Universal Orlando and the Fun Spot America theme park.

However, being a two-star hotel, you won’t find the range and quality of amenities and facilities that you might at some of the other hotels on International Drive.

That being said, this hotel still has clean, spacious rooms, a free shuttle service to both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World as well as an outdoor swimming pool and play area, making it a great choice for those travelling to Orlando on a budget.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Kid-friendly splash pad

15. Galleria Palms Orlando

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 3.1 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:55
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 21:50
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 15.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 11:15
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:30
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Situated less than a five-minute drive from the entrance to the Walt Disney World Resort is the three-star Galleria Palms Orlando.

This is one of Orlando’s best value hotels with shuttles to the Universal and Disney theme parks, complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking.

Meanwhile, accommodation at the Galleria Palms Orlando comes in the format of either king or queen rooms, both of which benefit from a small refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee machine.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

16. Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 1.2 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 07:40, 09:50, 11:15
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 18:30, 21:30, 22:30
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 8.9 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:45
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 19:45
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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at Lake Buena Vista is one of the best hotels near Disney and Universal and is Walt Disney World Good Neighbour Hotel.

This three-star hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World theme parks as well as a free breakfast for all guests. Meanwhile, when it comes to the accommodation options here you’ll find a range of both hotel rooms and suites available.

The rooms include a 49-inch flat-screen TV with premium HD and free Wi-Fi while the suites include additional amenities such as a separate living area and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Amenities:

  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness centre
  • Complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World theme parks

17. Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista / Orlando

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 2 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 10:30
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 18:30
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 10.1 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 09:30
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 20:30
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The three-star Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista is in a convenient location next to the I-4 just two miles from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort.

This is one of the best Orlando hotels with shuttles to Disney and Universal since it offers guests a large range of amenities and facilities including an outdoor swimming pool with splash pad and hot tub as well as an on-site restaurant and fitness centre.

Meanwhile, accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista includes both king and queen rooms which can accommodate up to four guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Large swimming pool with hot tub
  • Kid-friendly splash pad
  • Fitness center

18. Ramada Kissimmee Gateway

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 3.1 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 10:00
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 21:50
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 15.3 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:25
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 19:00
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The three-star Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway is a popular choice for families visiting the Orlando area and provides easy access to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando as well as other nearby theme parks.

Aside from the complimentary shuttles to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway also provides free parking, a large outdoor swimming pool, billiards tables and an arcade room.

Meanwhile, accommodation at the hotel includes king rooms, queen rooms and suites that offer either a view of the swimming pool or tropical gardens as well as a refrigerator, cable TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • On-site mini golf course
  • Two large swimming pools

19. Courtyard By The Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista At Vista Centre

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 0.8 Mile
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 08:45, 10:20, 11:25, 16:25
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 16:00, 22:00, 22:15, 23:15
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 9.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:05
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 17:20, 19:20
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The three-star Courtyard by the Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre is a newly opened Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel that’s part of the Marriott Village close to Disney Springs.

This is one of the best hotels near Disney World with a free shuttle since hotel guests can benefit from early theme park entry at the Walt Disney World theme parks as well as the SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inn’s amenities.

Accommodation at Courtyard by the Marriott Hotel in Lake Buena Vista includes king rooms, queen rooms and suites, the largest of which can accommodate five guests in total and benefits from a separate sleeping and living room.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Three on-site restaurants

20. Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 1.3 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:30
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 16:00
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 9.4 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:00
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 19:00
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The three-star Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista is situated across from the Orlando Premium Outlets and a five-minute drive from the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort.

This is one of the best, budget-friendly hotels with shuttles to Disney World and Universal and also benefits from four outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, a basketball court and a miniature golf course along with a games room.

Accommodation at the Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista is available in the format of a king suite or a two-bedroom suite, both of which offer separate living and sleeping spaces as well as a full kitchen.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Four outdoor swimming pools
  • Basketball court

21. Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:25
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 22:15
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 08:15
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 17:20
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Fairfield Inn & Suites is one of the best hotels between Disney and Universal and offers both a free breakfast and a free shuttle to the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Meanwhile, all rooms include comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi as well as suites that come with separate living and sleeping areas as well as a fully-equipped kitchen.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Well-equipped fitness centre

22. Quality Inn & Suites At International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Walt Disney World: 7.6 Miles
🏰 Shuttle From Hotel To WDW: 09:30
🏰 Shuttle From WDW To Hotel: 17:45, 22:05
🌎 Distance To Universal Studios: 3.4 Miles
🌎 Shuttle From Hotel To Universal Studios: 07:05, 11:10
🌎 Shuttle From Universal Studios To Hotel: 18:00, 21:00
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The two-star Quality Inn & Suites is one of the most budget-friendly hotels on International Drive with free shuttles to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World as well as SeaWorld Orlando.

While the facilities and amenities at the Quality Inn & Suites on International Drive aren’t as extensive or high-end as some other hotels in the area, this is still a great value-for-money hotel for those travelling to Orlando on a budget.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando & SeaWorld Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you still got questions about the best hotels in Orlando with shuttles to Disney World and Universal Orlando? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions visitors have.

Where Is The Best Place To Stay When Visiting Disney World & Universal?

The best place to stay when visiting Walt Disney World and Universal is either International Drive, Celebration, Flamingo Crossings, Lake Buena Vista or Kissimmee.

If you can’t find a hotel that you’re happy with that’s an equal distance between Walt Disney World and Universal, then I recommend staying in a hotel that’s closest to the theme parks where you’ll be spending the majority of your vacation.

For example, if you’re going to Orlando for one week and plan to spend four days at Walt Disney World and two days at Universal Orlando, then I recommend staying closer to Walt Disney World and therefore in the Lake Buena Vista, Celebration and Flamingo Crossings area.

By doing this, the journey to Universal Orlando will be longer. However, since you’re spending fewer days at those theme parks, the short journeys to Walt Disney World should more than makeup for it.

Where Do Hotel Shuttle Buses Drop You Off At Walt Disney World?

Third-party hotel shuttle buses (those not owned and operated by Walt Disney World) don’t travel to all of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Instead, they drop you off and pick you up from a central location within the Walt Disney World Resort.

While the exact location varies between hotels, the most popular location is the Walt Disney World Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC).

The Ticket and Transportation Center is located across from Magic Kingdom, close to the Magic Kingdom parking lot. From here you can take the ferry or monorail to Magic Kingdom, the monorail or bus to EPCOT or a bus to either Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios.

All transportation within the Walt Disney World Resort is free, regardless of whether you have a theme park ticket or are staying on-site in one of the Walt Disney World hotels.

Where Do Hotel Shuttle Buses Drop You Off At Universal Orlando?

All hotel shuttle buses dropping off and picking up from Universal Orlando do so from the bus transportation area just outside of Universal CityWalk before you get to the parking garages.

From Universal’s bus transportation area it’s a short walk to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure in roughly five to ten minutes, or take a complimentary bus to one of the best water parks in Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Do Walt Disney World Hotels Offer Shuttles To Universal Orlando?

Disney resorts on-site at Walt Disney World do not offer transport to Universal Orlando. Instead, complimentary transport offered by a Walt Disney World hotel only goes to other Walt Disney World theme parks and attractions.

Instead, only a non-Disney hotel will offer transport (complimentary or otherwise) to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

If you are staying on-site at Walt Disney World and want to go from Disney World to Universal Studios then you’ll need to either have a hire car or take a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft.

Do Universal Orlando Hotels Offer Shuttles To Walt Disney World?

Universal hotels on-site at the Universal Orlando Resort do not offer transport to Walt Disney World. Instead, complimentary transport offered by Universal Hotels only goes to other Universal Orlando theme parks and attractions.

Instead, if you are staying on-site at Universal Orlando and want to go from Universal Studios to Walt Disney World then you’ll need to either rent a car or Uber / Lyft.

Is There Free Transportation From Walt Disney World To Universal Orlando?

Sadly, the only way to get free transportation from Disney to Universal would be to stay in one of the Orlando hotels with a shuttle to Disney and Universal and then go from Disney back to your hotel, and then take the free shuttle from your hotel to Universal.

However, this is provided that your hotel has shuttle times from Walt Disney World and to Universal Orlando that align with this, since most shuttles to the theme parks leave early morning and come back from the theme parks in the late afternoon / evening.

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