5 star hotels in Oak Ridge, FL

1. Residence Inn by Marriott Near Universal Orlando (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a grassy commercial area off I-4, this laid-back, all-suite hotel is 2 miles from Universal Studios Florida and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Walt Disney World Resort is 10 miles away.Contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, living areas and kitchens. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature separate living rooms.Freebies include parking and cooked breakfast. Other amenities consist of a terrace with a fire pit and a BBQ grill, as well as a fitness room and an outdoor pool. Grocery shopping service and coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to Volcano Bay
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “parks” 25 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anthony Fernandes

Best suites in the Orlando area as I have stayed at a couple around The suites are very self sufficient Reception staff are top professionals & helpful

Alexis is the star from them with her positive persona & customer service She livens the place up & makes the place better with her dynamic attitude Housekeeping can be real noisy outside the suite Walking distance to Universal which is great & free breakfast although standard is a nice perk with the stay Keep up the great work

Mike F

Beautiful property, comfortable beds and rooms, and friendly staff Front desk staff was very friendly and willing to help with all questions and requests The breakfast options were delicious

Plenty of waffle machines to make waffles and a regular selection of bacon sausage and eggs The pool area is also nice and the water is warm This property has a desk in the lobby for Universal Studios She was also very nice and helped us upgrade our tickets and schedule the shuttle ride to the park

Ken FilAm

PROS:-Excellent accommodation!-Staff is friendly and prompt to requests!-Clean room-A great variety of excellent breakfast foods to choose from, and they make the effort to change it up daily! Staff keeps it constantly filled-Large volume of shampoo, hair conditioner, and body liquid soap

-Had laundry room-Had ice machine room-Very close to Universal Studios-Free shuttle to Universal Studios-Affordable price!CONS:-Dirty vent (see pictures) flowing in front of bed Triggered my allergies and my daughter’s Had to get maintenance They had to change the filter considering how dirty it was-Had to request for a “Do Not Disturb” sign Other hotels have them already available when you check into the room-First hotel I’ve ever been in without a security box-Non-tinted mirrors We stayed on the first floor, and you can see the inside of the room from the outside! We just kept our curtains closed the whole time-Parking lot has “Park at your own risk” sign-Their small workout room needs ventilation! Room reeked of dry sweat smell It stunk enough for me to skip the gym altogether-Workout room did not have weight machines It only had dumbbells and treadmill-type machines-Shuttle times to Universal Studios were inconvenient Latest shuttle time was 7:30 PM back to the hotel Park closes at 9 PM

2. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at Millenia (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from I-4, this understated all-suite hotel set opposite a lake is 3 miles from Universal Studios Florida and a mile from The Mall at Millenia.The unpretentious suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. All have pull-out beds, sitting areas and en suite, shower-only bathrooms. Cribs are available.Parking and a breakfast buffet are available. Other amenities include a chic lobby lounge, a refined restaurant, and an outdoor pool with a bar. There’s also a meeting room, a coin-operated laundry and a 24-hour fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and liked the beds
  • 10 min drive to Volcano Bay
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the refined restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 37 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

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I will definitely stay at this hotel again! To begin with, it is absolutely beautiful, very clean, and modern! Every staff member I interacted with was just as nice as can be! They provide a very generous hot breakfast, and there was even a staff member there helping everyone make their waffles 🙂 Most places these days have hardly anyone around to help with anything, so this was such a pleasant surprise! The price for the room was very reasonable as well I hope to stay here again very soon!

Scott LaGraize

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I’ve been coming here for a long time If you choose this place you definitely will love it I’m sure!My family and I have been staying at this location numerous of times since grand opening! The hotel and staff never disappoint! The cleanliness and amenities are superb! This recent stay our sink was clogged upon arrival and Shawn addressed and fixed the issue swiftly! Breakfast is always good and the grounds are well kept All staff that we came in contact with were nice and helpful! This is home away from home for us!!!

Christa O.

I was in charge of planning a trip for my coworkers and let me say from the staff to amenities we had a GREAT stay at this hotel! The room kept getting warm a little but you just have to figure out the ac system in the room The two guest representatives made me feel like a person and not a “guest” and I just loved their energy! They have such cute lobby and outside area to chill and enjoy your stay I loved how the room felt more like a suite with a couch,Closet (With a FULLL BODY MIRROR) and a microwave and a fridge

Let’s not forget the breakfast and presentation!!(need a little more season on the eggs but I won’t complain) Listen I’ve visited many hotels and this one has been definitely added to my listThank you so much for the comfortable stay 😊

3. Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Palmeras Orlando (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on landscaped grounds, this upmarket hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Orange County Convention Center, 2 miles from SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and 5 miles from Universal Orlando Resort.Unfussy studios offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and safes; All feature sitting areas, balconies and kitchenettes. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add living rooms; some provide pull-out sofas.Amenities include an Italian restaurant and 2 bars (1 is poolside). There’s also a fitness room, and a lagoon-style pool with a waterslide. Parking is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 9 min drive to SeaWorld Orlando
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Disney” 19 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Doris Moore

This was one of my favorite vacations! The rooms are nice and clean, the patio with that breeze was great and the service was amazing When I requested extra towels and toilet paper it came in no time Manny at the outside bar was my favorite!!! His energy was warm and uplifting and he went above and beyond to ensure my food didn’t contain garlic (I have an allergy)! The pool was also great! Nice and spacious and very relaxing

I plan to come back soon!

Scott LaGraize

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I’ve been staying here for years If you choose this place you won’t be disappointedTop notch facility and staff The pool was plenty warm even during the cold snap we were there for Hot tub was clean and accessible Room was spacious and clean, all the appliances worked well, and showers were hot with great water pressure HGV does a great job and I’m considering ownership next year

Shannon Campbell

We just returned home from a 5day/4night stay Our stay was in a 1 br suite The highlights were – friendly and accommodating staff(5 stars for them) , spacious rooms, cleanliness around the whole property was great

We were especially appreciative of the spacious bathroom since there were 4 of us We got a lot of enjoyment out of the outdoor games (pool table, ping pong, corn hole) Location is pretty awesome for getting around town, most things we wanted to visit were within 15 minutes of the property, it’s just outside of the really busy areas while still being close to most things The traffic nearby wasn’t bad at all I’d expect that might be different if a large event is scheduled at the convention center across the streetThe things that weren’t so great – during our whole stay, every time we tried to utilize the water slide, it was closedThe bed on the pull out couch was dreadfully uncomfortable unless you prefer a very firm bed Only on the last 2 days, we had issues with hot water Our room was in the second floor and it was explained to us that could was likely the cause for it taking quite a while to get hot water If you smoke, there is only 1 designated section out front and away from the front lobby We found it a tad inconvenient to have to use the key card in the elevators, especially if you’re carrying stuff and have you hands full

4. Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at Millenia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a contemporary building, this polished all-suite hotel is 2 miles from The Holy Land Experience and 4 miles from Universal Studios Theme Park.Streamlined modern suites with full kitchens feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and seating areas.A breakfast buffet is complimentary. Amenities include a sophisticated lobby lounge, a fitness center, and a grocery shopping service. An outdoor zero-entry pool with splash features is surrounded by sunloungers, palm trees and a bar, as well as a life-size, interactive chess board. Extended-stay options are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 10 min drive to Volcano Bay
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Derek Wartner

Service was exceptional, if I needed anything, someone was always available to help, guide etcThe King Studio was incredibly clean, great layout, and comfortableThey offer a complimentary breakfast, (We didn’t try it) but it must be good, based on the large amount of people we saw enjoying it every morning

Great pool and nice basic fitness centerThe location was AWESOME!!!! Plenty of shopping and and so close (short easy direct 15 mile drive) to Universal

Matthew Liptak

This property is brand new and sits in the high class area near a mall and a lot of new condos It stands out since its inside some really run down neighborhoods close to Universal I stayed here since its proximity to Universal is about 2 miles away

By Uber, its about a $12-14 dollar ride It’s probably one of the nicest properties I have stayed in for a Marriott Not only are the rooms modern and huge, there are full kitchens with dishes and pots and plates There are plenty of outlets and chargers in the rooms and the lobby area is sleek and modern and includes a small bar area and a good sized continental breakfast area The pool area here is nice, includes a kids area with games, good sized full pool and a nice seating area Really worth the stay and I would highly recommend this property as one of the nicer hotels in Orlando off property from a theme park

Raj K

I would like to keep my feedback very simple In summary this is among the best property in its service class and proximity to area attractions, food, and malls etcLocation – Very Good and close to Interstate, almost walking distance to mall, quick service/ fast food, and other restaurants

Staff & Service – Very friendly and courteous, all the way from front desk, room service, and best of all folks managing morning breakfast rush so efficiently and patiently I stayed for 5+ days and almost on daily basis I had seen them extending breakfast time to be able to service everyone (even if people were showing-up late)Breakfast- While they were providing very good service, at same time I noticed almost daily change in hot food menu items, which you hardly see in many hotelsRooms – Very clean, modern, and up-to dateLobby/ Outdoor/ Pool – Very well-maintained outdoor sitting and pool areaNow a days many hotels are trying to cut down on service, this hotel is providing exceptional full service I would defiantly stay again and recommended this propertyFor Hotel Management if they ever see this review, please take care of your staff, you have good folks working for you!

5. Hyatt House Across From Universal Orlando Resort™ (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-4 and a mile from Universal Studios, this straightforward hotel is 8 miles from Orlando Station and 15 miles from the Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve.Unassuming rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves. Suites add living rooms with pull-out couches. Some suites add kitchens.Parking, breakfast and theme park shuttles are complimentary. Other amenities include a dining room, a relaxed bar and a shop. Event space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • 6 min drive to Volcano Bay
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “parks” 35 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Bri Chivatero

Perfect place to stay while visiting Universal The walk to and from the parks is 20-30 minutes and it’s a fairly nice journey A decent part of it is surrounding by plants and it’s not difficult to remember where to go

Laketha checked us in and was very helpful in explaining how the shuttle works It’s a bit unfortunate that you can only sign up from 7-11am because that largely eliminates the possibility of using the shuttle on your first day, but with the hotel being so close to the parks, it’s not that big of a deal It *is* nice to have the shuttle available, and Ronnie, the driver, is greatWe stayed in a studio suite It’s nice to have the two TVs, one facing the beds, and one facing the couch, if you have differing opinions on what qualifies as a relaxing vacation show Everything was very clean Breakfast was good, but definitely not grab and go, so be prepared to hustle if you’re going to be taking the 720 shuttleOverall, it’s a great alternative to staying on site It’s clean, high quality, and the amenities are great A+, guys

Kevin Anderson

Very nice rooms Small kitchen with island was very nice to have and worked well for doing some work Sitting area with couch was nice but did feel like the tv was really close

Beds were quite comfortable Nice big shower but wife was disappointed there wasn’t a tub Hot breakfast was good but variety did get a little old after a week Nice bar and outdoor seating area Easy access, right off the highway

NO Rosario

We enjoyed our stay and everything about this place screams: “come back”! Clean, spacious rooms, adequate buffet room and seating for breakfast Shuttle service to Universal, free parking Customer service is great and immediately attended to our request for more towels and soap

This was a busy weekend and hotel was crowded but it ran smooth

6. Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated 1.4 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, this upscale hotel is 3.4 miles from SeaWorld Orlando and 4.1 miles from Universal Studios Florida.Colorful rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screens with premium channels, coffeemakers, marble bathrooms and Bose radios. Select rooms add living areas with pull-out sofas. Rooms service is available.Dining options at the hotel include a tapas restaurant, a steakhouse and a casual cafe, plus a trendy cocktail lounge. There is also a full-service spa, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness facilities, a business center and 5 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min walk to the Orlando Eye
  • Guests liked the rooms but some thought they were outdated
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “amusement parks” 14 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Harold Fields

What can I say, I was pleasantly surprised! I was a little apprehensive going into this because I have come to Florida several times And this hotel has been here for as long as I can remember But they have done a AWESOME job refurbishing this place! It looks like new

We ended up staying two nights and the shower was perfect; the best shower I’ve ever had my entire life The front desk staff was super nice along with the bellhop Nice pool and outdoor bar area And the room has all the basic needs refrigerator and microwave upon request The one and only down side is you have to pay $19 a day for parking So I will definitely be back but for shorter trips mostly because the parking cost can add up quick!

Mathew Stein

I stay in about 100 hotels a year This hotel was fantastic It was clear that they had just refurbished and our room looked and felt incredible

Very clean and very appealing The furnishing, paint, and feel of the room was that of a luxury hotel The shower was awesome, with an overhead rain type shower as well as a separate hand held shower head with great pressure We stayed in a tower room with pool view and for us the tower part of the room was worth the money It gives you a full 180 degree view of the back area and easy eyes on the hot tub and pool to see if it is worth going down They have a couple of cool terraces on the 9th Floor that overlook the surrounding area with a very cool view The staff here was the cherry on top They were all extremely pleasant and accommodating From the front desk staff to the house keeping, every employee was great We will 100% be staying exclusively in this hotel when staying in Orlando I highly recommend this hotel!

Alex Moring

We had a very nice stay at the Castle Hotel More importantly, they delivered big time on the customer service front (specifically Ariel, she was amazing) I left some very important items in the hotel room (including a hard drive with 10 years worth of family photos), and Ariel personally took my items to the local UPS store, and even went back a second time after I didn’t hear back from them

The room was nice enough, the proximity to Icon Park is pretty cool (although we didn’t go there) Lots of good restaurants within walking distance The pool was heated and super warm (even on the 1st of March) so that was nice

7. Universal’s Aventura Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 4, this sleek hotel in a modern building is a 15-minute walk from Universal’s Volcano Bay water park and 2 miles from Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, some with theme park views, the streamlined rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Family suites provide sofabeds and sleep up to 5 people.A theme park shuttle is complimentary. Other amenities include a contemporary restaurant, a rooftop bar and grill, and an outdoor pool with a kids’ section, as well as a gym, a game room and a fire pit.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the updated, clean rooms
  • 4 min walk to Volcano Bay
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “robots” 69 times
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the theme park views

Feedback From Real Customers

Ely Roy Arevalo

First time at Aventura Hotel and I’m very pleased (I’ve d been on other Lowe’s Universal hotels) Here’s a quick summary of my experience:1

The Team were very friendly & accommodating2 The hotel itself has a very efficient layout from the parking garage to your guest room3 Amenities are up to par to today’s technology & the food is tasty4 The range to City Walk, and adjacent hotels that provide other restaurants and ride to the Universal parks are conveniently near (short walking distance)5 There is effort to soundproof the guest rooms The doors have bottom sweeps to keep noise and dust from entering the room I also found that this is the only hotel I did not hear my neighbors like we were in the same room That is a great aspect for me!6 Universal provides the best value for your money entertainment theme parks in this area of Central Florida You wouldn’t feel robbed after the experience

Lucille Herwald

The staff at this hotel was phenomenal! One of the desk clerks was extremely helpful with a problem that we were having due to unavailability of front-of-the-line tickets The hotel is beautiful and I was happy to find it was very quiet, even though it was spring break Bed was very comfortable, the room was incredibly spacious, and well laid out–we had a deluxe king

The food we had at their Bistro was delicious and perfectly prepared It is a rooftop restaurant with beautiful views, this was one of the best restaurant experiences we had — highly recommend! Access to the parks is excellent — the boat at Sapphire is quick and easy I didn’t expect such a perfect experience

Min Naing Oo

It is an amazing hotel, nice, quiet, clean and not over crowded The room are a bit small to our taste but it was quiet and clean although we can hear neighbors toilet flushing All the team members are very professional, friendly and courteous compare Disney team members

The hotel is closed to all of the Universal Theme Park and shuttle bus are running smoothly Even it is advertised as walking distance but we do not suggest to do so since you will be doing a lot of walking during the park visit Overall, we are satisfied with the stay and will stay there in the future since we visit Orlando once a year

8. Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking a lagoon and surrounded by gardens, this high-end, island-themed resort inside the Universal Orlando theme park complex is 2 miles from I-4.Bright, refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some provide pool or lagoon views. Club-level rooms add access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and evening wine. Airy suites add living rooms; some have kitchenettes and dining areas.A theme park shuttle and fast-track admission to rides are included. Dining options consist of Asian restaurants and a poolside grill. There’s a lagoon-style outdoor pool with bar service, plus a beach, a gym and live entertainment.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Orlando Resort
  • Guests liked the rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service and the room service
  • Guests liked the Asian restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “luaus” 34 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers


The entire experience was great We ate at Jake’s American bar the first night and the food was fantastic The staff were all very nice and very helpful throughout the resort

We especially enjoyed receiving early access into the parks as well as the express unlimited pass The room was beautiful and well kept The bathroom was large and made it easy for my family of 5 to get ready The only issue I had was with the sleeping arrangements in the room When I booked it, it said it could accommodate 5 people It did not We have 3 kids, ages 5,10 and 15, and there were only 2 queen beds I had expected a couch or another area to put one of my children to sleep but there wasn’t an extra space We ended up making it work but will have to look at other accommodations when we go back to Florida

Shanna Rogers

Very clean! Excellent customer service! The breakfast was delicious! We had a rough day at universal and came back to our hotel and the hotel to care of us! They helped us solve our issues at the park! We had a blast the rest of the time we stayed! The pool and slide was great and clean! I do recommend this place and the taxi boat ride made it very quick to access the parks!

Amy Grasso

This hotel knows what it is doing The benefits of a second day admission to the Universal parks, early admission, and fast-pass, were the main reasons for our stay However, the hotel was beautiful, clean, and service was top-notch

I loved the ability to text for anything we needed, and it appeared at our hotel room right away! The concierge, bag check, and valet, were all SUPER friendly and helpful The water taxi was a blessing, as well I have no complaints!

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9. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Southwest Near Universal (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set next to fast food eateries, this relaxed all-suite hotel is less than a mile from Interstate 4, 9 minutes’ walk from Orlando International Premium Outlets® and 2 miles from Universal Studios Orlando.Streamlined suites have Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and kitchens with dishwashers, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites feature pull-out couches.A bar serves light meals. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym, as well as BBQs and a coin-operated laundry. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 6 min drive to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
  • 20 min drive to Orlando Executive Airport
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has free weights and weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers


Even though I only stayed one night, it was a five star experience The rooms were clean and offered a lot of space It was nice having a full kitchen in the room

The furniture was modern and fit the vibe of the hotel as a whole Beautiful space, would definitely stay again The employees that checked us in were unmasked but the ones at check out were wearing them It’s posted in several locations that masks are required but I would assume not based on other guests

Steve Freedenburg

Google says 2 Star hotel

I guess that star rating is based on amenities If that’s the case it’s a 5 star, 2 star hotelIt’s clean I didn’t black light the carpet and bedding, but the room smells fresh, i didn’t see any dust or particulate in the carpetThe decor is standard hotel fare, focus group approved art, cliched and sterile, but it’s still pretty upscale digsEverything was neat and tidy from the lobby to the roomThe hotel bar was manned by a friendly fellow and the price for a cocktail was a little steep but it was an accurate Cosmo that deserved another samplingThe shower was the best part, spacious and the hot water was almost too hot but actually just right

Majed Alashari

New & clean room with great facilities to cook your meal Laundry service is for 2$ per wash or dry Location is good next to the outlet and near Universal studios

Nice breakfast with variety of options Room service was available only per request, as you need to ask for it before 2PM I enjoyed my 7 days stay and definitely will come back

10. Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is surrounded by palm trees and set 3 miles from Universal Orlando and 2 miles from Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum.Flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and desks with ergonomic chairs are offered in all of the airy rooms, as well as minifridges, microwaves and wet bars. Some feature floor-to-ceiling windows with theme park views. Suites add separate living areas.Amenities include a casual American restaurant, a poolside bar and a cozy lounge, plus a 24/7 fitness room, a games room, a tropical outdoor pool and a fire pit. There are 5 meeting rooms and a business center. Regular activities include movie nights, ice cream socials and magic shows. A resort fee is charged.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Universal Orlando Resort
  • 21 min drive to Orlando Executive Airport
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the furniture
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “amusement parks” 11 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Amanda Albrecht

We had an overall great experience here Each staff member we interacted with was incredibly kind, welcoming, and helpfulWe did receive a room upgrade because of status/points and had a fun view of Islands of Adventure from the 21st floor in room 2115

Our door lock gave us a little trouble at first, but staff wasted no time in sending an engineer to help The service here was sincerely wonderful Thank you all!I think my favorite part of the room was the comfy bed After returning from a very full day of walking 20,000 steps in the parks I woke up rested and refreshedMy only complaints are minor and didn’t affect our experience that much overall 1: the halls and rooms are a little dated and would benefit from a little sprucing up For instance our loose/broken door jam, uneven flooring under carpet, fresh paint, etc This is all minor to me, and I believe was reflected in the price 2: We weren’t told about the shuttle to the parks when we checked in, or that we needed to register ahead of time to ride it I happened to see the sign at the desk, noted the time and showed up in the morning Thankfully the kind woman running that station at the desk noticed me in the morning and helped us get on the shuttle quicklyWe’d stay again and recommend it to others for the value and location!

Scott LaGraize

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I have been coming here for years If you stay for a few days you won’t be let downI stayed for 2 nights with my boyfriend and had an amazing time The room was comfy, clean, and spacious We had a minor inconvenience but it was fixed very fast by Dante He was extremely helpful, informative, and very kind We had a great stay and plan on coming back soon!

Jessica Brown

The location was fantastic Staff went above and beyond to accommodate us They were great

The rooms are what you would expect for the price point It was fine for the night My only complaint – The beds were very bouncy and not super supportive Some paint peeling in the bathroom But overall the room was clean and the place was quiet (we had a room on the 18th floor) so we did not hear a lot of noise

11. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Within the Universal Orlando Resort complex, this chic, tropical island-themed hotel is 3 miles from the Orlando Eye observation wheel and 12 miles from Walt Disney World.Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have lagoon or pool views, while suites add separate bedrooms, plus individual features such as balconies, wet bars, kids’ bedrooms and/or kitchenettes.There are 4 themed restaurants and bars, plus a pool with waterfalls and slides. There’s also a playground and a gym. Perks include free park shuttles, plus access to character events and early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min walk to Volcano Bay
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the themed restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “the lagoon” 35 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the pool views

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Embree

Loved staying here, had a great time The Hotel is gorgeous and is always clean and smells amazing The rooms, pool and water slide were perfect

The place is always clean The food is great no matter which place you order from be it Room Service or any of the restaurant/eateries The water taxi makes life so easy for getting in and out of City walk and the parks, unless it’s raining then just grab the shuttle The only problem we had and reason for 4 stars not 5 were two of the nights we were sleeping we were awoken by an alarm that seemed to go on forever and we don’t know why Lost a couple hours of sleep which is not great for being on a moving Vacation All in all though we loved it!

Zach G

Resort is amazing right when you arrive Front desk workers were nice and helpful I got locked out of my room at night and Morgan and security were quick to help

Amenities are insane and you would honestly not be bored if you spent one of your vacation days just at the hotel Great pool while people deliver you food and drinks and great activities such as ping pong and the arcade Restaurants taste great and New Dutch Trading Co is an excellent addition of a grab and go that opens early if you’re rushing to the parks Ferry comes every 10-15 minutes which is very convenient Rooms are a little tight but have amazing views Would stay here again

laura crossley

From the time we checked in and until we left the experience was great The check in was extremely quick and were given our room without a wait Check out we did on our TV and was completely hassle free and no line to deal with

We enjoyed the view from our room and enjoyed the pool The seating at the pool area was abundant and I felt we found a location each time Loved the gift shop and shopped several times there When some coffee and lotion was not left in our automatically we called front desk and they certainly took care of it quickly We will be back

12. Element Orlando Universal Blvd.

About this hotel

Set among restaurants, bars and shops in ICON Park, this informal, contemporary hotel is a mile from Interstate 4, 2 miles from Universal Orlando Resort and 9 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.Featuring colorful accent walls, the understated rooms provide kitchenettes, Wi-Fi, and smart TVs with Netflix. Studios add sofabeds, and 1-bedroom suites offer separate living rooms.There are regular evening socials with complimentary snacks, beer and organic wine. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym, an outdoor heated pool, and a terrace with a BBQ area. Breakfast and limited parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have kitchenettes and refrigerators
  • 3 min walk to the Orlando Eye
  • 25 min drive to Orlando Executive Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Legal Eagle

The rooms were large, well-maintained, very modern, and comfortable The (free) breakfast buffet was good, with plenty to choose from and lots of fresh fruit They pay attention to the small details that can really make a difference (you can charge all your devices at once, with outlets everywhere in the room; the kitchenettes come with decent utensils in good condition)

The honesty and friendliness of the staff made us choose this hotel, and we were glad we did


I was thoroughly impressed by this place! For the price, you get quite a spacious room with a full kitchenette and a smart TV Everything was very clean, and the amenities in the room just work perfectly Service was quick and straightforward

The location is quite good because ICON park is only a few minute walk, and there are some more restaurant options in the adjacent shopping center Overall, incredible value for money, I can’t recommend it enough!

AntDa Weirdo

Great experience, hotel was right in front of icon park, breakfast was good, staff was great, and tried their best to take care of us Rooms were modern, beds were comfy But the hotel is understaffed and parking is a nightmare

I dont get why we pay 12 bucks a day to use PUBLIC parking Overall the hotel was great and I would stay again

13. Vista Cay By Millenium (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 4874 Cayview Ave, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Phone: (877) 671-1620
  • Ratings: 4.4 (2268 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Vista Cay By Millenium
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Mediterranean-inspired resort featuring posh suites & townhouses, plus 2 outdoor pools.

About this hotel

Set on Lake Cay, this upscale, Mediterranean-inspired condo resort is 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, 5 miles from Universal Studios Orlando and 6 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort.The contemporary 2- and 3-bedroom suites feature free Wi-Fi, full kitchens, family rooms and dining rooms, along with private balconies, multiple flat-screen TVs and washer/dryers. The 3-story townhouses add garages and patios.A resort fee covers amenities including 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub, a business center, a game room and a fitness center, plus parking. There’s also a clubhouse with a bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Orlando Eye
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some disliked the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Guests mentioned “Disney” 19 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • The hotel has a game room
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Dawn Ankiewicz

We had a group of 8 and our unit was great for us Check-in was easy Everything was very clean

The location was perfect as it was close enough to everything and also quiet and not busy We had everything we needed in the kitchen Everyone loved the pool and the hot tub was great after long days of walking through theme parks The staff was also great We had a small maintenance issue where one of the bathrooms has a very slow drain I called it in and because it was already the evening I wasn’t expecting anyone until the morning, but they showed up in about 30 minutes and fixed the issue My only complaints were the clothes dryer was extremely loud and squeaky and took way too long to dry when you put a regular size load in and one of the beds was very uncomfortable We tried it with just a couple items and it didn’t have an issue so it must be a weight thing, but the loads were unreasonably small As for the bed in the largest room, it was extremely lopsided The bed frame slats were broken so the top corner wasn’t supported and was impossible to sleep on with the mattress sagging so low The people who slept in there had to sleep upside down on the bed The mattress was fine but the frame is basically unusable Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be going back the next time we have a large family vacation

Pam Staton

Beautiful resort Very quiet, large rooms and well kept Love that some units are pet friendly

Conveniently located to all area theme parks, restaurants, shopping and lots of other fun activities The concrete walking path all around the lake is very nice and an excellent place to walk, run, walk your dog and enjoy the wildlifeBE aware They STRICKLY enforced, no outside alcohol at the pool They actually approach you every time and sometimes more than once, if you bring a cooler, cooler cup or insulated cup to pool They are nice about it but extremely diligent We have vacationed at lots of resorts and I believe this is the only one that didn’t allow you to bring your own alcohol to the poolThey do not have a designed parking spaces for each unit, so sometimes it is difficult to find a space close to your unit Also, there appears to be no luggage carts for loading and unloadingThe overall stay was very pleasant

Ethan Williams

We had a great 5 day stay! The condo was clean and met all of our expectations Denise was extremely helpful in getting into our unit The pools are clean and the staff was very friendly and professional

There is a Publix right next to our unit as well as many different restaurants within walking distance I would definitely recommend and we will be returning again

14. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Convention Center/International Drive Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 4 miles from Universal Orlando Resort, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 8 miles from Walt Disney World Resort and a mile from an aquarium and an observation wheel at Icon Park.The straightforward suites offer desks and living areas with pull-out sofas, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All feature coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves.A breakfast buffet and a Disney shuttle are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool and an exercise room, in addition to a business center and a coin-operated laundry. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • 10 min walk to the Orlando Eye
  • 25 min drive to Orlando Executive Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Faith Adams

My husband and I stayed here for about a week on a business trip The stay was great Room was very clean & aroma was wonderful

The front desk people where friendlyI can say that breakfast was absolutely wonderful due to their server Debra! (Sorry if miss spelled)I’m not personally a morning person but she managed to make me smile every time I walked in the door Super sweet, hardworking, makes sure everyone that walks through her kitchen is satisfied & very well taken care of!

Kevin Thacker

One elevator not working, pool pump broke and unable to use pool which we were not informed of at booking or check-in Hallway smelled terrible like a skunk was living across the hallway Our card was charged twice for the stay amount and staff was NOT helpful about it at all

Only highlight and reason for one star instead of none (or negative) is the breakfast was good That’s only after one night🤦🏻‍♂️ DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL!!!

Bear Osborn

As a family of 6 we really dislike having to stay in hotels so we usually VRBO or a resort, but the circumstances of our trip didn’t allow that so we stayed here After 3 days we couldn’t be happier! We have found this facility to be warm from staff to guests Not sure how they’ve created this environment, but we’ll seek this hotel for our next visit

Really impressed 👏

15. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Part of the Universal Orlando Resort, this upscale Italian-themed hotel is 2.9 miles from The Mall At Millenia, and 3.2 miles from shopping and dining on International Drive.Refined rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgrades offer access to a private lounge, while suites add living rooms, dining rooms, kitchenettes and/or balconies.Theme park perks include a free shuttle to Universal Orlando, early park entry and fast-track ride access. A kids’ day camp is available. There are 6 restaurants and bars, as well as 3 pools, a day spa and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are large
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Universal Studios Florida
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant service
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Kim Coats

Very beautiful hotel The staff is very friendly and helpful The rooms are huge

The room we had definitely needed some maintenance (drawer pulls falling off, outlet not properly installed, large chunk of tile missing on corner, small stuff like that) We found it much quicker to walk back to the hotel in the evenings after the park closes compared to using the water taxi There was scheduled maintenance on the water that we were not told about and our daughter happened to be in the shower when our water went out completely The day of our check-out, out expresses passes were not working when we arrived at the park We had to spend the next 30-45 minutes getting it fixedOverall, the hotel is very nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful It is definitely worth the price for the express passes alone We stayed at Royal Pacific our last visit and personally much preferred it to Portofino

Grace Lenhardt

This is an absolutely beautiful hotel to stay at The staff was very friendly and accommodating The room we stayed in had 2 queen beds and we got a roll away cot

The bathroom was very spacious with a double sink which made it nice getting the family around in the morning The only thing I was not impressed with was the mini fridge was the smallest one I’ve ever seen and I had to rent a microwave for $15 a day since it did not come standard in the room Other than the minor inconvenience everything was wonderful While more expensive than other hotels, the rate does include the express pass We arrived on a Friday afternoon, before check in, and we were able to store our luggage until our room was ready and they issued us our passes and we were able to spend half a day at Universal We also were able to leave our vehicle after checkout and spend half a day at Universal before heading back home It was very convenient to have a quick boat ride to and from the park, especially at night when everyone was tired The wait time between boats was minimal There are many nice places to eat on site as well Overall, my family and I enjoyed our stay and would definitely book there again I would definitely like to check out the pools and other amenities offered on our next visit

Christina Polk

Exceeded absolutely all of our expectations We had the minion suite which was awesome for the two kids and also gave us a gorgeous harbor view and a two min walk to the ferry I did not find the hotel difficult to navigate whatsoever, so other reviews confound me related to that

The staff here are absolutely wonderful -from those checking you in to housekeeping to pool staff, etc The room was clean and so was every other area We love it here and highly recommend!

16. Crowne Plaza Orlando – Universal Blvd, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is within 4 miles of Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.Serene rooms and suites provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have access to a lounge offering complimentary continental breakfast and evening refreshments. Suites add wet bars, and separate seating areas with sofabeds.A shuttle to the theme parks is included. There’s also a bar and grill, and a cafe. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool with a hot tub and a tiki bar, as well as a game room and an exercise room. Parking is available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • 23 min drive to Orlando Executive Airport
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but outdated
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • The restaurant has a dinner buffet
  • Guests mentioned “amusement parks” 20 times
  • Guests praised the grounds

Feedback From Real Customers

Kimberly Townsend

I am currently staying at the Crowne Plaza and it is amazing I give this hotel stay a 10+++ The staff Kim and Renee at the front desk are amazing women

They went above and beyond since I have been here The hotel is exactly how it is on there website no hidden agendas it’s just perfect I will definitely stay here again every trip I make to Orlando I am having a blast They make you feel like a kid in the candy store with so much to offer you to make sure your stay at their hotel is the best stay ever Again thank you Crowne Plaza for such awesome hospitality

Jillian Perez

Loved this place It was clean had perfect space and the bed was comfortable Had a great view of the Icon aka Orlando eye

The lobby was very welcoming and the check in process was very quick and easy The staff was great Close to a lot of shops Would definitely stay here again Oh and it’s great for a quick get away, vacation or family

Paris Burbidge

Front desk staff was great, so friendly! I read through the reviews prior to booking so I was aware of it being dated, etc but the big disappointment was that our room was dirty There was leftover candy from the previous guest on the floor and a huge pepperoni stuck in some cheese under the desk- we never had pizza during our stay The rooms were comfortable enough and simple

The restaurant in the hotel is worth skipping altogether Pricey for fine food The morning we left I ordered my kids breakfast at about 8AM I called 3 different times to check on it, finally they said they were on their way up At 10AM, we finally just checked out so we could go get something to eat Quite a disappointing note to end on

17. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

At the entrance to Universal Studios Orlando, this modern hotel is a 1-minute drive from Interstate 4.Casual rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), as well as coffeemakers and custom-designed beds. Some rooms offer views over Universal Studios. Suites add separate living areas; some have wet bars.There are 2 casual American restaurants, along with a breakfast eatery, a Starbucks and a breezy poolside bar. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Other amenities include 32 meeting rooms and a business center, plus a theme park shuttle (fee) to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n Wild.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Disney” 32 times
  • Guests praised the terrace and the lobby
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

J Anthony Barrera

We had a great experience as usual We stayed at a Universal – View room in a high floor and it’s a great view, specially at night You can even see the fireworks from your room! It’s so worth it to book a room like this

Their beds and pillow are super comfy The room was very clean, and the staff is super nice and attentive, they are on top of your needs and help you right away Housekeeping service is available but you have to reserve a day prior to get your room cleaned, so keep that in mind when you stay to plan accordinglyThe Lobby area is very nice and very convenient with all the stores they have where you can basically find anything you wantThe closeness to Universal is incredibly convenient and amazing! You should also be aware that parking for your car costs around 26$ per night and it’s a little more expensive if you use valet parkingI really really enjoyed my stay and I have nothing negative to say from my experience this opportunity I stayed there


I was impressed for it being only a 3 star, the service and my experience was definitely more than 3 stars The sunshine Cafe for breakfast has delicious food at the buffet No its not complimentary and that’s because the quality is much better and worth the cost, Vinh and Jim were very considerate and friendly waiters, they even let us take fruit and coffee to go

The check for the Cafe and American Grill & bar can be charged to your room which is super convenient The bar even let me take the wine glass upstairs to my room They have a shuttle to Universal parks, we also walked to the park too since it wasn’t too far (15min), walking avoided the large crowds with the round security section too The pool is open later than other hotels I’ve been too and really big along with their jacuzzi with a tiny water park for the kids We opted to have room service daily, it was nice to be given that option We also got a cookie from the front desk when checking in The food at the American Grill is great quality, I had the steak and veggies They have an ice cream shop inside as well Great experience, great service, I highly recommend and can’t wait til my next stay

Aqua Hold

Friendly staff Cool temp and clean room

Great amenities Beautiful, relaxing scenery and grounds For tasty dining I’d strongly suggest their on-site restaurant “American Grill”I did not partake in using the pool during the day Where as, from the view of the area from my roomthere was not much shaded area or umbrellas for my useHowever for the most part, my stay with Double Tree was very comfortable and pleasant

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