$114 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 27, 2015 Check-out: Feb 28, 2015

Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

4 stars
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
297 reviews
MG

Excellent and very helpful staff. I was supporting a friend at the Disney marathon and the hotel... See full review

  • MGAT
  • Jan 23, 2015
Great trip

Had a great time with my two teenagers! Most of our activities were close to the hotel and parking... See full review

  • TRAVEL MOM 2479
  • Jan 21, 2015
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)

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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 (297)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
297 out of 297
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brooklyn, New York
Nov 9, 2010

Nice Hotel - Great Value

Nice hotel. Good location. Close to Universal Studios and Epcot. We didn't rent a car so, between the free shuttle and the $1.25 per ride trolley, we were able to get around quite easily. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Bahama Breeze on International Drive. Food was good and the DJ (who played the steel drum) was great!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the mantis
Business
Illnois
Nov 8, 2010

hotel

Nice hotel, no hassel, decent room, friendly staff, great concierge service!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

All close by!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chakra
Business
NJ
Sep 19, 2010

Crowne Plaza - Good place to stay with f

It was a good place to stay with family. Room was very clean and daily house keeping was done perfectly. McD,BK, Popeye were nearby to have a good dinner, nice location. Only discomfort we had was with the complimentary shuttle from Disney. We had to catch up the 9:45 pm shuttle while returning, but in magic kingdom the fireworks was completed only around 9:15 - 9:20 pm. Getting out of magic kingdom from that crowd and going to epcot to catch the shuttle service is nearly impossible. May be they reconsider the shuttle service timing.

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

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 25, 2010

Very Nice!

Close and accommodating to Universal parks, International Drive and Sea World. Loved that children ate free at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ny ny
Aug 16, 2010

it was a great staying hotel!

The staff was great they were very polite&helpful,the hotel was very close from shopping stores& very close from dinner inns& very close from all da disney parks& orlando& on top of that it was clos to sea world our staying there was great!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 8, 2010

Near Universal, Sea World and Aquatica

The hotel was nice, rooms fairly large (added a roll a way and still had room) with microwave, fridge and coffemaker. Gift shop well stocked with cereal, milk fresh fruit etc made it easy to do a quick breakfast in the room. Nice pool-fairly large area with plenty of chairs, tables also a cabana bar and pool side food service. Free shuttle to Universal related parks (including Sea World and Aquatica water park) only one pick up and drop off time a day - OK but not ideal (made it difficult to "Park Hop" or go later and stay later) Local "I-Ride" service within a few blocks walk - it stopped at Sea World and Aquatica but at times had to transfer between bus lines. I-Ride service every 20-40 minutes made it usable but not ideal. No Shuttle offered to any Disney related attractions. Taxi/Ride Service to Downtown Disney expensive - cost almost as much as ticket into one of the parks.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Avoid Fish Bones restaurant!! Terrible service, not family friendly and food was outrageously priced what they had to offer.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
tampa, Fl
Jul 19, 2010

Nice Hotel

We just spent the night there. Great location, really close to Universal Studios and all other local attractions

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bice is a great italian restaurant in the Portofino hotel in universal

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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
mexico city
Jul 14, 2010

suoer location

nice hotel

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis, IN
Jul 8, 2010

Crowned in Orlando

It was a very pleasant stay and very close to the attractions.

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

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Deerfield Beach, FL
Jun 13, 2010

Fantastic experience

This was my first stay at a Crowne Plaza. I booked the junior suite queen bed room. When I checked in (which was later, around 7pm) there must have still been rooms available, because I was given a complementary upgrade to the Executive level suites. The room was amazing and I could see fireworks from the TWO windows in my room. There is a complementary breakfast in the Executive lounge on the top floor which was soooo nice and quiet, and there was a nice selection of food/beverages. The location was perfect as well - not a major road but less than 1/2 mile from anything you'd want to go to without having to fight crazy traffic to get out of the hotel. I will *definitely* be staying here on future trips to Orlando!!

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

Business

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