Universal Studios Orlando Hotels

If you haven't been to Universal Studios Orlando yet, here's your chance for a great vacation or side trip from Longboat Key. Below are several nearby hotels to Universal Studios and CityWalk. Staying at either the Hard Rock Hotel or Portofino Hotel on the Universal property gives special benefits for early admission and front of the line access by just showing your room key so you don't have to wait. Visit Universal Studios CityWalk for some great food and entertainment. Stay on the property and avoid the hassles of driving and parking.
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Hard Rock Hotel and Portofino Bay Hotel guests receive special theme park privileges including:

  • "Express Ride Access" Access All Day Every Day!
  • Early theme park admission on select days
  • Complimentary on-site transportation
  • Can arrange priority seating at select UNIVERSAL OrlandoSM restaurants
  • Complimentary delivery of purchases to your room.
  • And more!

5800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Fl 32819

The Universal Hard Rock Hotel is located inside Universal Orlando, only minutes from the Orlando International Airport and from Walt Disney World Resort. Hotel amenities include early theme park admission to Universal Orlando on select days, front-of-the-line access to choice attractions in the park on select hours, complimentary on-site transportation, priority restaurant seating, and resort-wide charging privileges. The beautifully appointed guest rooms are luxurious with white and cream drapes and well placed pictures. The hotel features a California mission style architecture and convey a feeling that let's the guest know they have entered the Hard Rock Cafe's World of Rock and Roll. The hotel proudly boasts the restaurants, the Palm and Sunset Grill, serving up California cuisine all day long. The Velvet Bar and Hard Rock Beach Club Bar, Whether sipping down a cold one at the bar or outside under the tree canopy the poolside club offers a laid back ambiance perfect for every kind of visitor. The hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Resort guests can travel in style via complimentary water taxi and enjoy the scenic waterways that connect the Hard Rock Hotel to the theme parks and entertainment venues or ride the complimentary shuttle.

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819 
The Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a luxury hotel at Universal Orlando. The Hotel is modeled after a seaside village on the Italian Riviera. The guest rooms have a distinct European feel and are clean, comfortable and elegantly appointed with cotton signature bathrobes and bathroom amenities. The exclusive on-site hotel guest benefits are early theme park entrance, VIP front of the line access, priority restaurant seating and complimentary resort transportation. The hotel is equally appealing for the business traveler, with 43,000 sq. feet of meeting space, 15,000 sq. foot grand Ballroom, 7,500 sq. foot junior ballroom, and a full service business center For the fitness minded guest, the hotel offers 10,600 sq. feet of world class health spa, two full sized swimming pools, and two bocce ball courts. The hotel offers eight restaurants to fulfill all your dining needs. The hotel is great for a getaway to Orlando. The hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment.

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

The DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando is a first class hotel located 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport and 15 minutes from Orlando Convention Center. All guest rooms are newly renovated with vibrant, tropical colors and are clean, comfortable and well appointed The hotel, Orlando's most trusted name in service and guest satisfaction also delivers guests the best meeting value, guaranteed. With meticulous attention to detail, the hotel guarantees the success of the guests event, the attendees will receive the expert attention that will ensure a memorable and successful event. The hotel features ADA approved guest rooms. two on site full service restaurants, a lobby bar, a sports bar and grill, a children's pool, a hair salon, spa, exercise facilities, a gift shop, and laundry services. The hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando 
5905 Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32819

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando is a 10-story hotel located at the entrance to Universal Studios, 2 miles to SeaWorld, and 9 miles to Disney. The deluxe rooms are comfortable and beautifully appointed with all modern conveniences TGI Friday's restaurant located in the lounge area of the hotel. The hotel also features a game room and kiddy heated pool to keep the teens and the little ones amused. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful, greeting each guest with a welcoming smile. The hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment.

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