Holiday Inn - Across From Universal Orlando
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Conveniently located next to top attractions such as City Walk, Islands of Adventure and the famous Universal Studios, the Holiday Inn – Across from Universal Orlando hotel is an ideal choice for those who wish to start their holiday as soon as they arrive in the city. Enjoy a trip aboard the free scheduled shuttle service, taking you to fantastic places such as Wet n Wild, SeaWorld and The Walt Disney World ® Theme Parks.
All of the guest rooms at the Holiday Inn – Across from Universal Orlando hotel are stylish in design and offer a flat screen TV, pay-per-view in room movies, a stereo, standard internet access, a private bathroom with hairdryer and individually controlled air-conditioning.
As well as a varied breakfast buffet and room service options, the hotel offers a TGI Friday’s restaurant on the premises, serving a sumptuous range of American-inspired meals. Additional amenities include an on-site health and fitness centre, a luxurious outdoor pool, a large patio area, a video game room, a convenience store, a gift shop and self-laundry facilities.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Pay Movies
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 2102 reviews
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Would stay again
Stay Date: 09/2017, Jessica B wrote this review.
Hotel was okay. It was clean and the beds were comfy. The staff was nice and helpful. You can tell the hotel is a little older. Could do with some updates, more than just paint. Great location. Literally across the street from the universal studios e… See more
Hotel was okay. It was clean and the beds were comfy. The staff was nice and helpful. You can tell the hotel is a little older. Could do with some updates, more than just paint. Great location. Literally across the street from the universal studios entrance. Has a TGIFridays attached, which was very convenient. Service there was hit or miss. First night we went the service was horrible but the second night we went it was great. Hotel has a small gift shop that also has some basic essentials. Very over priced (one Aleve pill was $2.25..yes..for just one pill) but at least there is somewhere to get those things you forgot that's convenient and they also had some gifts you can grab to take home. Thought they said on their website that breakfast was free but when we checked in we were told it was like $13.99 a person. So we never ate breakfast so I can't say if it was good cause $27 for hotel breakfast was a bit too much for us. The TGIFridays also had a breakfast bar and it was like $12 a person. They have a universal studios employee that you can purchase park tickets from if you didn't pre-purchase. They can also print your tickets for you. The complimentary shuttle service runs on a set schedule and if you want the early shuttles you do have to schedule it a day ahead of time, they don't let you just take the shuttle without scheduling it. But they make the process easy, same person that printed your tickets will schedule your shuttle. We stayed in just a standard double bed room and the room was very spacious, except the bathroom. Very small in comparison to the room but it still ended up working fine for us. But I can see it being a problem with kids. I wouldn't stay here unless we were going to universal studios but we would stay here again. Collapse
Easy access to Universal Studios
Stay Date: 09/2017, travelnuts94 wrote this review.
We have stayed at this hotel twice now because it is convenient and centrally located to Universal Studios. You are literally across from the parking garage. You can walk to Universal in about 15 minutes. They do have a bus that runs to the theme par… See more
We have stayed at this hotel twice now because it is convenient and centrally located to Universal Studios. You are literally across from the parking garage. You can walk to Universal in about 15 minutes. They do have a bus that runs to the theme park several times in the morning but it only runs 3 times in the evening. I do not know if it runs to other theme parks like Disney. There is a TGI Friday's at the end of the hotel to grab drinks and dinner. There is no hot tub here. If you are getting the late check out and the desk tells you that they put it on the roster so housekeeping doesn't bother you, I would highly recommend placing the do not disturb sign in your door. Housekeeping knocked twice and came in our room once while we were trying to sleep in. This is a great family friendly hotel. There are laundry facilities for you to do your laundry. There is a gift shop that's a bit pricey. Overall great hotel if you are visiting Universal. Collapse
Dirty rooms, Rude Employees, Closed Pool
Stay Date: 09/2017, rymorse wrote this review.
I chose this resort based on the following. It was Dog Friendly, Had Rooms Available. My family was returning home after evacuating Hurricane Irma, and needed a place to stay after 20+ hours of driving in insane traffic. The only hotel we were able t… See more
I chose this resort based on the following. It was Dog Friendly, Had Rooms Available. My family was returning home after evacuating Hurricane Irma, and needed a place to stay after 20+ hours of driving in insane traffic. The only hotel we were able to find that was Dog Friendly that still had a room was this one. At check-in I was given a statement to sign and had to pay a non-refundable $50.00 for our dog. The statement said you can not leave pet in the room unattended at any time. Even if the pet is in a crate it is not allowed. I asked about this and was rudely tossed a paper of pet friendly restaurants in the area, because that's what you want to do in 98-110 heat index days, go sit outside. But we were desperate so we took the room. The check in agents were all very rude and abrupt, giving an attitude like guest were bothering them by being there. At no time during check in was the onsite breakfast option in the attached TGI Fridays mentioned to me, or was the fact the hotel pool was closed for remodel. I was given very vague directions to side entrances where we could park and unload car, rather pushed to use their bell service. First signs something would be amiss with the whole hotel was that only 3 of the 5 elevators were working. Once we checked into the room, we found more issues. There was mold and mildew all over the tile grout in the bathroom shower. The Shower Drain did not work, we had to remove it completely to get it to drain. The shower head was calcified so badly water went everywhere. The Towel rack next to the sink fell off the wall when touched, as well as tissue dispenser. The floors were all filthy to the point we did not want to be barefoot or let our infant be on the floors without blankets down first. The cover sheets on the beds were dirty as well, and dust on all the flat surfaces. In the small kitchenette, the counter was not cut short enough so you had to force the fridge door closed or it would hit the counter. The pool was closed but no one mentioned this, it was being redone. Staff all over hotel were just rude. Had staff been nice it would of compensated for the dirty room. I have stayed in roadside motels with cleaner rooms. Room was 632 if you want to check it out. Collapse
Wonderful stay! Best staff ever!!
Stay Date: 09/2017, Barbturner007 wrote this review.
I recently stayed at this property for 4 nights to escape hurricane Irma which created chaos throughout Florida. Even under these circumstances, everything was perfect from check-in to check-out. The front desk staff (two younger ladies in particul… See more
I recently stayed at this property for 4 nights to escape hurricane Irma which created chaos throughout Florida. Even under these circumstances, everything was perfect from check-in to check-out. The front desk staff (two younger ladies in particular) were so sweet, kind and accommodating and truly seemed to care about each guest. They handle the stress better than I could ever expected with a smile on their face. The maintenance guys were there 24/7 helping guest move in and taking care of everything. The house keeping employee on the 7th floor suite side was very kind and checked to make sure we had everything we needed each day and never seemed bothered. The hotel room was awesome - very clean - two rooms with clean furniture and full kitchen. Overall wonderful stay during an extremely stressful time - I would give this hotel staff 6 stars if I could! Collapse
Great location, friendly staff would return
Stay Date: 07/2017, Tracey T wrote this review.
Stayed at the end of July this year. We stayed here because it was close to universal and it was. Beautiful 10 minute walk that we made daily. We stayed in a one bedroom apartmeny with 5 of us. 3 adults and 2 kids. Plenty of room for us all. The kit… See more
Stayed at the end of July this year. We stayed here because it was close to universal and it was. Beautiful 10 minute walk that we made daily. We stayed in a one bedroom apartmeny with 5 of us. 3 adults and 2 kids. Plenty of room for us all. The kitchenette was really handy. The rooms were cleaned daily and the maids were so friendly. Pool area was great and never packed perfect after a long day in the parks. The i ride stop was outside and we purchased the 14 day tickets for this and used it to get to international drive. We also ate in Friday's twice and really liked the food. All in all a great stay and would return. Collapse
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