6 Best Hotels on International Drive With Free Shuttles

International Drive is the best place to stay in Orlando, and many hotels here offer free shuttle buses to Disney World and Universal.

I personally checked all of the information below on my last visit to Orlando (February 2024). However, this is subject to change.

No time to look through all the hotels I’ve listed? No problem. Here are my top three picks!

best for families

Floridays Resort Orlando

This four-star, family-friendly resort has suites suitable for up to eight people.

best for free shuttles & free breakfast

SpringHill Suites By Marriott At SeaWorld

This Marriott hotel is across from SeaWorld and has both free shuttles and a free breakfast.

best value for money

Avanti International Resort

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

Not convinced by the top three picks?

I’ve stayed on International Drive more than ten times. So here are my favourite hotels with free shuttles to both Disney and Universal.

1. Floridays Resort Orlando

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:55
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 08:20

Floridays Resort is the highest-rated hotel on International Drive, with a free shuttle to Disney and Universal.

Accommodation options at the Floridays Resort include two- and three-bedroom suites. The three-bedroom suites are 1,306 sq ft and suitable for up to eight people, making them an excellent choice for large families.

Floridays is one of the best hotels in Orlando for kids, with family-friendly amenities and facilities that include:

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

2. SpringHill Suites By Marriott

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:45
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 08:45, 11:00

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is at the north end of International Drive across from SeaWorld.

Despite being listed as SpringHill Suites, this hotel’s room formats are studios. As such, they come with a sofa bed, two queen beds, or a king bed.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is one of the best value hotels in Orlando. The amenities here include:

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

3. Avanti International Resort

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:05, 11:35, 12:40
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:10, 08:20, 09:00, 10:45

Avanti International Resort is a Universal Partner Hotel located across from ICON Park.

Rooms at this hotel are available in either a superior queen room or deluxe queen room format. There’s little difference between the two room types in size, guest numbers, facilities, or price. As such, I recommend booking the cheapest option.

When it comes to facilities and amenities, Avanti International Resort has a lot to offer:

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

4. Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:25
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:10

I spent ten nights at the Ramada Plaza Resort with my wife in 2015. This three-star hotel has rooms and suites, the largest of which can accommodate up to ten guests.

If you’re travelling to Orlando on a budget, then the Ramada Plaza Resort is a fantastic choice. This hotel offers great value for money with facilities and amenities that include:


  • Free shuttle to Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

5. Surestay Plus By Best Western

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:20
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:20, 11:25

SureStay Plus is a two-star hotel within walking distance of Universal Orlando and Fun Spot.

This hotel has clean and spacious rooms. However, being a two-star hotel, the range and quality of amenities and facilities isn’t as high as other hotels on International Drive:

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

6. Quality Inn & Suites

🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:30
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:05, 11:10

Just across from ICON Park is the budget-friendly Quality Inn & Suites on International Drive.

This hotel is excellent value for money. However, the facilities and amenities aren’t as good as some of the other hotels in the area:

  • Free shuttle bus to Disney World, Universal Orlando & SeaWorld
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool


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