$97 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 14, 2014 Check-out: Dec 16, 2014

Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

4 stars
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
281 reviews
Great weekend get away with my sister

When we arrived to the hotel we were greated, our bags were taken out of our cab for us and helped... See full review

  • Wiscogirl11
  • Nov 17, 2014
Great Girlfriends Getaway

Rest and relaxation vacation easily accomplished at this 5 star facility. Can't wait to return! See full review

  • MegaNana
  • Nov 11, 2014
Art Deco chic in the heart of America's adventure playground

Location is everything for the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal. Situated on Universal Boulevard overlooking International Drive, this towering hotel, modelled on classic Art Deco architecture, puts the guest right at the heart of all the theme parks that Orlando has to offer. Complimentary shuttle services to a variety of attractions are all part of the immaculate service that the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal prides itself on.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Complimentary transport whisks guests to great Orlando theme parks
  • I-Ride Trolley stops right in front of the hotel
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal Rooms

A smart, modern setting greets guests at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal. A choice of rooms ranging from standard, which is immaculate and modern to executive deluxe, which provides extras that include complimentary toiletries, cable/satellite TV and daily housekeeping. The option to choose allergen-free suites is a thoughtful touch aimed to put customers at ease, and the luxurious Sleep Advantage package is a very enticing prospect, promising a sleep-enhancing CD, an eye mask and lavender spray, all conducive to an excellent night of sleep after visiting theme parks. Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal guests can also relax in one of the on-site swimming pools or go for the burn in the fitness center.

Things To Do:
  • Universal Orlando Resort (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Aquatica (3.1 mi/4.9 km)
  • SeaWorld Orlando (3.3 mi/5.3 km)

Hotel Map

28.4518 -81.4659
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 13.90, MI, NW;
Area description
Resort, resort

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Tour desk
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Guinness World of Records: 0.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.3 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.6 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2.1 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.1 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.3 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.6 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2.1 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.1 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3.1 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.2 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.3 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 7.1 mi
  • Gatorland: 7.6 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 8 mi
  • Amway Arena: 8.3 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 8.3 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 8.3 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 8.4 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 9.7 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 10 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 10.3 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 10.4 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.2 mi
  • CFE Arena: 19.5 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 19.9 mi

Dining

Cafe del Sol
Delicious cuisine served as a buffet or a la carte and a spectacular view of the pool and courtyard combine to make Cafe Del Sol a great place to enjoy breakfast. Our casual restaurant is perfect for families with kids 10 and under who eat free with purch
Elements Bar and Grille
Craving an appetizing sandwich or a trendy cocktail? Elements is located in the lobby of the hotel and serves a full menu midday through the evening with four plasma TVs so you can catch the score or the news of the day.
Aqua Tiki Bar
Refresh yourself with delectable drinks and tapas at our Aqua Tiki Bar, offering frozen drinks, beer, wine and light fare. Take in a game or a match on a high definition plasma TV and the kids never have to leave the pool!
Giordano's
Deep dish pizza, pasta, salads sandwiches and more!
Perkins
Restaurant and Bakery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fish Bones
Offers fresh seafood, aged steaks and prime rib.
Elements Bar and Grille
With three plasma Tvs, Elements Bar and Grille is the perfect place to catch the score or the news of the day. For a more casual experience, we offer Aqua Pool Bar. If you prefer to drink and dine poolside, check out Aqua's light menu for lunch and dinn

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

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Guest Reviews (281)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
281 out of 281
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yari1982
Business
Orlando, FL
Jan 21, 2013

Great

This hotel was perfect, clean great location. Nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BHNS
Business
Iowa City, IA
Jan 13, 2013

Great place to stay in Orlando

We were in Orlando to go the Universal theme parks. This hotel is close to Universal, but still a bit too far to walk, esp. considering the road/sidewalk situation in the area. Still, it's a good location for the parks and the hotel itself is great. The room was clean, big, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The staff was great and we really enjoyed the pool area. The pool is large and there is lots of seating and a nice, but pricey pool-side bar. The main downsides were no free wi-fi in the rooms and high prices for the breakfast buffet and drinks in the hotel bars. It seemed particularly odd because the food at the pool-side bar was fairly priced, but the drinks were really expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Skip the breakfast buffet at the hotel, it's good, but pricey for what you get. There is a Perkins restaurant at about two blocks away and breakfast there was cheaper and better.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stanislav Nester
Business
Hudson Mass
Jan 6, 2013

Worth of money

It was nice,clean and comfortable.The staff is very friendly.They have a very nice pool and jacuzzi + a bar on a side.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

All main Orlando attractions.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chicago Dad of preteens
Business
Chicago
Jan 1, 2013

Family of 4 - 8 and 11. First time at Universal

Room needs a makeover. Morning buffet is grand. Staff was very helpful, nice. Location is average.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beth cupcake
Business
Toronto Ontario canada
Dec 30, 2012

Great stay

We enjoyed our time. The rooms were very nice. Loved sitting by the fire pit outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tanmay Zargar
Business
Austin, TX
Dec 21, 2012

Nice hotel, good location and value for money

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We booked a suite which was very roomy and comfortable. The hotel staff was very courteous and helpful. Especially the concierge Douglas. He helped us out with everything from restaurant reservations to getting us in the shuttle to Universal Studios. He made really good recommendations on restaurants, shopping places and got us good discounts on restaurants as well. Our stay was very restful and relaxing and we really had a good time here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TCJC
Business
Winchester, UK
Dec 20, 2012

A cheap hotel masquerading as a premier brand

Poor rooms Tired decor Cramped Smelt (attempt at masking by intense spraying of scent - literally "got up my nose") Lighting was dismal Wifi in lobby was pathetic

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scotty Super Date
Business
Nutley, NJ
Dec 4, 2012

Most enjoyable stay

My friend and I arrived early morning, five hours before check in, but our room was available and we were allowed early occupancy. Never had a studio room before, a great change from a square room with a bed, desk and chair. But this studio room was a different shape with desk and chair, sofa and arm chair, coffee table etc. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Ameneties were good, pool and gym well stocked with towels. We went to Universal Studios and transportation from hotel good. Numerous restaraunts in the area to suit all tastes. Okay, only disappointments, no free wifi in the rooms, that was a relatively large extra charge. We walked two miles in both directions of Crown Plaza and saw so many hotels, even the smaller chains, advertising free wifi. It was like salt being rubbed into an open wound. Also, I've stayed in several hotels in Orlando and they have a shop that has soft drinks, fruit, salads and sandwiches for those that don't want to order room service. Other than those complaints, would not hesitate to return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mbraiman
Business
Atlanta, GA
Nov 26, 2012

Fair

It's quite a fair value for the price. If you only spend nights in the hotel, it has all you need. Quite clean. Has all the minimum facilities needed. I would stay there next time if needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
skyemad
Business
New Jersey
Nov 13, 2012

rude front desk person

Carpet was wet when we checked in due to just being shampooed. Requested to possibly stay extra night due to storm in northeast. Front desk person very rude, no eye contact, 'no we have no discounts', then was nice later. Expensive breakfast Complimentary coffee for guests would have been nice Not in 'walking distance' to Universal like some other people said Noisy air conditioner unit House staff did good job everyday cleaning

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Hard Rock. Staff nice, food great

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