£48.21 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 7 Sep 2014 Check-out 8 Sep 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

3 stars
5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
109 reviews
excellant romantic getaway

We enjoyed the luxurious room and the staff was very friendly and I will and definitely recommend... See full review

  • gregsgirl
  • 23 Dec 2013
Fun haunted house weekend

My boyfriend and I needed a place to stay near Universal so we could walk there and back during the... See full review

  • LMoise
  • 6 Oct 2013
Free scheduled shuttle service from classy hotel to major theme parks
The Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando hotel may be across from the entrance to Universal Orlando, but it stands on its own when it comes to style. Instead of theme park kitsch, expect classy rooms with lake or park views and high-end amenities like plush-top beds and flat-screen TVs. Chef-driven restaurants like Carnivale and Pompanos Restaurant attract foodies while keeping room for familiar chains like Starbucks and Krispy Kreme. An arcade and heated pool heighten its appeal.

 

Highlights
  • Across from the entrance of Universal Orlando
  • Free scheduled shuttle service to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Wet N' Wild
  • Multiple restaurants, including festival-inspired Carnivale and Palm Court Deli
  • Arcade, heated pool and fitness center
  • Contemporary rooms and suites with lake views

 

Rooms

Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase one of the hotel's best attributes: proximity to Universal Orlando. Rooms leave theme park kitsch to the theme parks, however, favoring grown-up furniture, bold contemporary prints in neutral tones of blue of beige, and sleek work desks and media cabinets. Guests unwind in luxury. Rooms boast Sweet Dreams plush-top king or queen beds, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and Neutrogena bath products. Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando hotel guests also access Wi-Fi for a fee.

 

 

Dining
Even with a packed itinerary, guests at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando hotel always make room in their schedule for Starbucks (on-site) and the other restaurants for breakfast, lunch a dinner. For true local flavor, try Floribean-inspired dishes at Rio-themed Carnivale (think raw bar and succulent grilled dishes). And the Pizza Hut and Krispy Kreme in the Palm Court Deli cannot be denied.

 

 

Recreation

Universal Orlando is within walking distance to the hotel, but just in case guests want to try other theme parks, free scheduled shuttles operate to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Wet N' Wild. Back at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando hotel, a heated pool and Jacuzzi beckons on warm days, which in Orlando, are a pretty sure bet.

 

Transportation
  • Orlando International Airport (9.6 mi./15.5 km)
  • Attractions
  • Walt Disney World (6.7 mi./10.8 km)
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure (0.5 mi./0.9 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (0.5 mi./0.9 km)
  • Wet N' Wild (1.4 mi./2.2 km)
  • Orange County Convention Center (3.4 mi./5.5 km)
  • The Florida Mall (4.8 mi./7.8 km)
  • Aquatica (4.9 mi./7.9 km)
  • SeaWorld Adventure Park (5 mi./8.1 km)
  • Downtown Disney (8.4 mi./13.5 km)
  • Epcot (9.1 mi./14.6 km)
  • Animal Kingdom (12.3 mi./9.8 km)

 

Business
  • 60,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space
  • Catering
  • Business center
  • High-speed Internet (fees apply)
  • Notary public
  • Office rental

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando Rooms

Deluxe
Deluxe Room
Standard
Standard Room

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Golf
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Services
Business centre
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Conference facilities
Gift shop
News stand
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Room
Cable or sat. TV
Safe
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

28.478 -81.4564
Nearby airports
Orlando Intl Airport, (MCO), 18.00, MI, SE; Sanford Municipal Airport, (SFM), 32.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Resort

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.7 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.7 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.1 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.3 mi
  • Trainland: 3.2 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.2 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.3 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 3.5 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.3 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.7 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.7 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.1 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.3 mi
  • Trainland: 3.2 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.2 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.3 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 3.5 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.3 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.6 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 4.9 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 5 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 5.3 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 6.3 mi
  • Amway Arena: 6.5 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 6.7 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 7.9 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 8.2 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 8.5 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 8.6 mi
  • Gatorland: 9 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.3 mi
  • CFE Arena: 18.1 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 18.4 mi

Dining

Pompanos Restaurant
Enjoy a delicious American Breakfast Buffet or your favorite lunch fare - salads sandwiches - seafood specials at this restaurant near Universal Orlando.
Carnivale Bar - Restaurant
A full service bar and restaurant with an exciting festival vibe featuring a menu of culinary delights sure to tempt your taste buds. Experience the excitement. Located in the main lobby.
Palm Court Deli
Perfect for quick bites when you are on the go. Enjoy favorites such as Uno Express Pizza sandwiches cool refreshments ice cream snacks and more.
Starbucks
Starbucks Cafe located in the lobby of our hotel features speciality coffes with a wide variety of fresh pastry*s to choose from daily.
Spritz Lobby Bar
Understated yet upscale. Relax with a classic cocktail in our sleek Lobby Bar. Don*t miss out on current events - there are multiple wall mounted plasma screen televisions to keep you entertained and informed. Sophisticated spirits attentive service an
Lakeside Pool Bar
Enjoy poolside frozen specialty drinks and light fare at the Lakeside Pool Bar Operating seasonally from March 1 to October 1

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (109)

Ratings and reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marinela
New Jersey
21 Jul 2014

Best location for universal studios

A $5 ride to universal, was able to take a short nap to recharge..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Expected More Traveler
Michigan
1 Jun 2014

Okay hotel

This hotel is definitely a great location! However, there were scuffs on the wall, we had to get our own towels, wash cloths, etc. from the front desk after getting in at 1am. The room was pretty empty, but it was big and it was nice to have the space. It is nice that the hotel has restaurants, but be careful! We spent $50 for a breakfast buffet that was no more extraordinary than what you could get as a complimentary breakfast at any other cheaper hotel. I guess the price is to be expected for the location, but they put the tip on the bill that you could easily miss if you are not paying attention and no one really deserves a tip for the lack of work they do when you order the buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christi J
Atlanta, GA
28 May 2014

Many Moons at DoubleTree

I have been coming to this location since I was a child! While it's "name" has changed, the quality of service, location, and options within its walls remain unmatched in Orlando. Across the street from Universal, and only a 20 minute drive from all that Disney offers, this hotels proximity to everything ORLANDO makes it THE best place to stay. The rates are very affordable, considering what all is offered, and the facilities and staff are great. Renovated a few years back, everything is kept clean and in good order. The Starbucks in the lobby is a huge plus for me. I am always with friends when I stay, but there are tons of families there as well, so the DoubleTree covers whichever side of the coin you're on. My only "complaint" is the $12 per night parking fee, but it's something that's always been there. To make up for it, you get a free amazeballs cookie and free Wi-Fi, so it kind of all comes out in the wash. I refuse to stay anywhere else in O-Town, regardless of what they offer. The area is safe, the location is clean, the staff is friendly, the Starbucks is fresh brewed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotel offers a shuttle to Universal! Check with the concierge for shuttle times, but it's a GREAT way to save yourself the parking fees. Plus - you can rest on your way back!

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
69 NOVA
New Jersey
1 May 2014

Hotel stay

Hotel was nice friendly staff. The only complaint I had was the sixteen dollars a day they charge you to park there even if your staying at hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Aharm
Boston
24 Feb 2014

Overpriced rooms overpriced bars. Plenty of other options nearby

I would only stay here again if my employer was footing the bill. It seems like this place is price for business travel only. $7.80 for a Budlight at the bar? No thanks. The grounds / pool / etc are not nice enough to justify the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Border Grill Fresh-Mex is an awesome burrito place. Just walk past the strip mall to the north and cross Vineland Road.

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gregsgirl
Ohio
23 Dec 2013

excellant romantic getaway

We enjoyed the luxurious room and the staff was very friendly and I will and definitely recommend and stay here in the future. Excellant views of the courtyard and downtown Orlando as well as south Orlando.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Head out the door cross the intersection for great food and an awesome nightlife or if you have children enjoy a great movie and family fun as well. Just a short 1 mile walk to all the happenings.

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joan and Mike
Bay City, Mi
21 Dec 2013

Early Xmas break

Beds Are comfortable. Location is great. Cookies wonderful. Pool is in the shade in the afternoon. Likely good for the summer but not the winter months.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Minnie Beth
Pittsburgh, PA
13 Dec 2013

Perfect Universal hotel

This hotel is in the perfect location for a trip to Universal studios. We only stayed two nights and one of them we walked back from Universal to the hotel because it was so convienent. Staff is pleasant and the cookie is always great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The I'm house breakfast buffet is pricey but worth it for the omelets!

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LMoise
Hillsboro Beach, FL
6 Oct 2013

Fun haunted house weekend

My boyfriend and I needed a place to stay near Universal so we could walk there and back during the Halloween Haunted houses this October. We had a great experience at the Doubletree. Lovely room and bathroom, great shower, could have used more towels as we showered in the afternoon and didn't ask for them to be resupplied, so we had to re-use them in the morning. More our fault than the hotel's, and not a big deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
palm city mom
palm city fl
8 Jul 2013

needs some work

the pool area could have been much nicer. Didnt seem perfectly clean. The pool towels we not acceptable. People were nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
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