€71.66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 18 Sep 2015 Check-out 19 Sep 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
127 reviews
Relaxing @Orlando

Well located. Good place for a weekend rest in Orlando. See full review

  • Tourist Joe
  • 25 Aug 2015
Love This hotel!!

This hotel is amazing. ..the staff found out it was my birthday and they went above and beyond to... See full review

  • Michelle N
  • 31 May 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

  • 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

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 km
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1.1 km
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 km
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1.4 km
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.6 km
  • Guinness World of Records: 3.6 km
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 3.7 km
  • Trainland: 5.1 km
  • Wonderworks: 5.2 km
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 5.3 km
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 5.7 km
  • Orange County Convention Center: 5.8 km
  • The Florida Mall: 7 km
  • Aquatica Park: 7 km
  • Seaworld ® Orlando: 7.4 km
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 km
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1.1 km
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 km
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1.4 km
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.6 km
  • Guinness World of Records: 3.6 km
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 3.7 km
  • Trainland: 5.1 km
  • Wonderworks: 5.2 km
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 5.3 km
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 5.7 km
  • Orange County Convention Center: 5.8 km
  • The Florida Mall: 7 km
  • Aquatica Park: 7 km
  • Seaworld ® Orlando: 7.4 km
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 7.9 km
  • Discovery Cove: 8.1 km
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 8.5 km
  • Downtown Orlando: 10.1 km
  • Amway Arena: 10.4 km
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 10.5 km
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 10.5 km
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 10.8 km
  • John Young Planetarium: 12.7 km
  • Loch Haven Park: 13.3 km
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 13.6 km
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 13.8 km
  • Gatorland: 14.5 km
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 23.1 km
  • CFE Arena: 29.1 km
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 29.6 km

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.

  • * includes taxes

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

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Holiday 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
Holiday purpose:

Single

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sliante
Family
HOLLYWOOD
8 Jul 2015

Family Trip

Nigel the Manager resolved an issue that the staff was unable to address. Thanks Nigel!

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

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle N
Friends
kenneth city
31 May 2015

Love This hotel!!

This hotel is amazing. ..the staff found out it was my birthday and they went above and beyond to make my stay special. Great location. .nice bar..nice breakfast buffet. .

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

Friends

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heather R.
Family
N/A
12 May 2015

Weekend Getaway

The hotel was great! Very modern, clean and comfortable. We had a King size bed with the Universal view on the 15th floor. The only negatives were 1) our couch had a few visible stains and 2) our ac was making a dripping sound. Will definitely stay again!

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

Family

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LGZZ
Couples
Bedford
7 May 2015

Orlando Trip

About a 10 minute walk to the parks which was the main reason for our stay. Room was clean and maintained. Quick and easy rental car service on front drive.

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

Couples

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
angela c.
Single
milwaukee
16 Apr 2015

First time Florida trip.

This hotel was nice and clean. Great location for Universal Studios. Staff was nice and friendly.

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

Single

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joe.S
Business
Foxboro
6 Apr 2015

Across from Universal Entrance

I booked the Doubletree to attend a conference at the OCCC. Its about a 10 minute drive away. The hotel itself is pretty old and in need of a serious update to continue flying the Doubletree flag. The room was musty smelling and there was mold on the ceiling and walls of the bathroom. The TV had about 8 HD channels and the rest were analog. The bed was not very comfortable and the AC was on the loud to very load side. Nearby are a few places to walk to, an Ale House, steak house and Italian food chain. I were taking my family to Universal this place would be on the list since you can walk into the park, but as a business traveler there are other, better options.

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

Business

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Juan M.
Friends
Miami
14 Feb 2015

Perfectly located in front of Universal Studios

Our stay was absolutely fantastic :) thanks for everything! Best place , check out the stairs -)

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

Friends

Review of DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
meloy
Friends
Springdale
4 Feb 2015

Great location

Great location to attractions, just off the highway. helpful staff

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

Friends

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