International Drive Area, Orlando

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

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Why We Love It

  • Free shuttle to nearby Universal Studios, though the walk there takes about ten minutes, which may be quicker
  • A large outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with a snack and cocktail bar
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in rooms, some of which face the fireworks, plus free Wi-Fi for all
  • An on-site Starbucks, perfect for a quick pick-me-up before hitting the amusement parks

“One of the best value hotels in Orlando” -- Oyster

81% (26 Member Ratings)

"It is perfect if you're visiting Universal Studios. "
Jan 13, 2016
East Quogue, NY, United States


Map & Directions

This hotel is 21 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $40 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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Not just a clever name, the DoubleTree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando is so close to the theme park, guests can watch roller coasters flying from their bedrooms. A complimentary shuttle takes guests right to the front doors, but the ten-minute walk there may be quicker.

The spacious guest rooms at the hotel have standard furnishings, with most of the magic coming in through floor-to-ceiling windows, many with views of the park, including the Hogwarts Castle. Free Wi-Fi makes it easy to book reservations at one of the three on-site dining options, or organize days exploring the park, where guests at this hotel receive various discounts and special promotions.

An outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, serviced by a cocktail and snack bar, is ideal for unwinding, as is the modern fitness center. Overnight parking charges can add up, so guests who focus their stays on Universal may find that taxi services are cheaper for the short journeys around the area.

From the press:
  • It's so close to Universal that some of the tower rooms offer a view of the Hogwarts Castle and roller coasters” -- Fodor’s
  • “One of the best value hotels in Orlando” -- Oyster



  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 13.99 and USD 25.99 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 17.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 21.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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26 Member Reviews
(81% Positive)
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Other Comments: Clark at the front desk was most helpful and pleasant.
Andrea Feb 27, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: It is perfect if you're visiting Universal Studios.
MICHAEL C Jan 13, 2016 East Quogue, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The cookies, which apparently are only available at check-in
Other Comments: The room was a dump. They didn't clean our room until after 5PM, we had to hang out in the lobby. There was garbage on the floors in the hallways after they cleaned.
Stacy Sep 08, 2015 Boca Raton, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great breakfast at the restaurant
chris Jul 24, 2015 Kendall, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff was very accommodating. They gave us an honors room accommodation with a large room, free breakfast, free internet and free parking. I would certainly book through travelzoo again. Wonderful experience.
george Jul 01, 2015 clearwater, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: in the morning, the housekeeping asked if we needed anything more, like coffee extra towels or whatever.
Olivia Karen Jun 15, 2015 Madison, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Universal partner hotel that is a very short safe walk to the park.
Daniel Jun 12, 2015 Farmington, CT, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: We were not able to stay at the doubletree because they were overbooked!
Stacy May 25, 2015 Bradenton, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The beds were comfortable.
Other Comments: There were roaches in the bath tub, the tub faucet was partially corroded, and the ac barely worked. Also I don't feel like we should have to pay to park our own car in the hotel parking lot.
Wendy May 24, 2015 Bethlehem, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room and staff were really good. It was a great experience except for the shuttle.
Other Comments: The shuttle service to/from Universal Orlando needs to be expanded. The earliest shuttle back to the hotel is at 4:00pm otherwise you have to walk back to the hotel. It's at least a 20 minute walk in humid, 90+ degree weather, or during a downpour. They do not give you any information on the shuttle when you check in. You have to specifically ask for it. We asked the shuttle driver for information and he, too was evasive. Since they are advertising that they are at the ENTRANCE TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO they should be more accommodating to guests who booked a room because they are at the entrance.
Lani May 15, 2015 Aurora, IN, United States

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