£68.41 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Feb 2016 Check-out 29 Feb 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

3 stars
View map of 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
134 reviews
Great Location

We walked to Universal Studios every morning via beautiful pedestrian walk and walked back. Avoid... See full review

  • Hsiao C.
  • 27 Nov 2015
awesome trip

perfect location. right infront of universal. restaurants and coffee shops inside and also family... See full review

  • Cohoe
  • 10 Oct 2015
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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando Rooms

Deluxe
Deluxe Room
Standard
Standard Room

Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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
Free Wi-Fi in Room
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.7 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 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 Golf Club: 3.5 mi
  • Orange County 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
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.7 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 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 Golf Club: 3.5 mi
  • Orange County 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
  • Amway Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 6.7 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.
Edison*s Brew
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 and refined atmosphere. Located in the main lobby.
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.

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
134 out of 134
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

79% 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
meloy
Friends
Springdale
1 Feb 2016

Last Minute Trip with friends

Wonderful stay. Close to attractions and very accessible to highways. Staff was very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hsiao C.
Family
South Pasadena
27 Nov 2015

Great Location

We walked to Universal Studios every morning via beautiful pedestrian walk and walked back. Avoid getting on and off buses. Hotel also offers free bus to the studios if you don't want to walk. TGI Fridays is next door so you have a choice not to eat at the hotel but still get some decent food without paying too much. We did not use any other facilities in the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stacey funk
Family
N/A
15 Oct 2015

spider web

overall great hotel, beautiful staff but too many bugs in the bathroom

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cohoe
Family
miami
10 Oct 2015

awesome trip

perfect location. right infront of universal. restaurants and coffee shops inside and also family oriented.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stacey H.
Business
N/A
9 Oct 2015

Business Trip

The staff at the hotel were wonderful. So helpful and very pleasant. The room was clean and comfortable. The restaurants, gift shop, etc. made things very easy not having to run out for food or misc items needed. The bellhop would have a taxi pulled up with in just a moment of speaking with him. This hotel is very good and the price is very reasonable for everything they have to offer. I would recommend to anyone whether their stay is for business or pleasure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John
Couples
N/A
23 Sep 2015

universal studios hollywood

the location was great but they didn't have continuous transportation to the park and back. after walking all day we had to take a taxi back to the hotel which was only 5 dollars but the divers weren't all to happy to hear we were going across the street. we also took a taxi to universal to avoid climbing up the hill to get to it. the last tram they offered left the hotel at 10:45am. The hotel was great very clean and staff was amazing. however my girlfriends purse was mysteriously lost from our hotel room on night and ended up at lost and found. we didn't want to question how it got there but we were 100 sure we left it in our room. but over all it was great loved the hotel and would definitely stay again if they offered more transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tanya s.
Family
sunny isles
9 Sep 2015

Great hotel for the price

in town for the parks, the hotel staff was super helpful and close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mandy
Couples
Sarasota
8 Sep 2015

convenient location for Universal Studios

The best thing about this Hotel was the location to Universal Studios. It is right across the street and you can walk to the parks. Also, the staff at the front desk were very friendly. That being said, the rest was not good. Thr bed was horribly uncomfortable with overly starched sheets and a down comforter that was so flat it could have passed for a sheet itself. The breakfast buffet was AWFUL! you pay $50 for mediocre food that makes you feel a little sick after, and while the waitress was nice, we did NOT appreciate the automatic addition on 16 gratuity to the check for a party of only 2. The topper on the cake of lackluster Hotels stays was the AC vent in our room. It was leaking water all over the carpet leaving a giant wet spot. It was also cracked open a bit so my husband looked inside and he was pretty sure the filter had not been changed in MONTHS. THERE is a Holiday Inn across the street where we will be staying at next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tourist Joe
Single
Orlando
25 Aug 2015

Relaxing @Orlando

Well located. Good place for a weekend rest in Orlando.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AAV
Single
Dallas
9 Aug 2015

2 nights Universal Orlando Trip

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Universal Orlando. The property is kinda dated but ok. Property ground is huge with 3 restaurants in house. If you are looking for other places to eat Burger king, Golden corral, Walgreens and a bar is close, a 5 minute walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

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