$87 Avg/night
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Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

4 stars
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
275 reviews
great family vacation

It was a great experience very clean and everybody was v ery helpful. See full review

  • ptorres
  • Aug 11, 2014
Clean & modern

This hotel is completely up to date with tasteful decorations. The mini-suite room was well... See full review

  • nickelstar
  • Jul 9, 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;
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
  • Skyventure: 0.8 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
  • Orlando Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 2.1 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.4 mi
  • Skyventure: 0.8 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
  • Orlando Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold 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 (275)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
275 out of 275
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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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
veravor
Business
panama city
Feb 10, 2013

really nice!!!

the room was perfectly clean, and hotel staff friendly

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

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
smoothcoco
New Orleans, LA, USA
Apr 12, 2014

Weekend at Universal Studios

I selected this hotel because it is close to the park; about a 30 min walk. However, that's the only thing it's close to. If you want to do a little sight seeing rent a car. Nothing is free at this hotel except the wi-fi in the lobby. Valet and parking is at a charge, wi-fi in the room comes at a charge, the breakfast comes at a charge. There is no shuttle to and from the airport only to the park. There is a transportation service but that comes at a charge as well. The hotel is very nice, the room was great, and the staff is awesome. Things that are usually free at a hotel cost you in this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
curt v
orlando univers.
Apr 6, 2014

family getaway

very nice place, nice staff, needs to follow up when asked for services, took 24 hrs. to get coffe and tp sent to the room. other than that i enjoyed the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michelleflee
Indy
Apr 5, 2014

Noisey

Room was good, however no bathtub only large shower. Noise outside the hotel and lack of concern from front desk made it hard to sleep our last night. Teenage partiers outside the front desk lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Several restraunts close. Beach is 20 minutes away not 5 like posted.

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SirOliver
Business
Shanghai
Apr 1, 2014

Great hotel, up to Crowne Plaza standard

Nice hotel, good location on Universal Drive. Such friendly and effective front desk service is always a great pleasure. The room was a small suite so the stay was very comfortable. The concierge service is also very informative and good.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice dining at a short distance, ask the concierge !

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JLBoscio
Business
Puerto Rio
Mar 31, 2014

Business Trip and Pleasure (Excellent)

Excellent staff at the Bar (Elements), good service. Easy access to I-4, Universal, International Drive, Sand Lake Road, and Kirkman road.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Capital Grill at Pointe

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CG91VETTE
Business
St. Louis, MO
Mar 20, 2014

Business trip

Everyone was very helpful and polite. The location couldn't be any better for where I was going. Amenities were very good and was just a very nice quick stay and will stay there again.

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

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom Jill
Minnesota
Mar 16, 2014

Good average stay

Some staff did not know or understand the shuttle routine, a couple of them said they didn't have shuttles to the parks but they do. Unfortunately the shuttles run infrequently and if you miss one you have to pay $40 plus tip for a car. Also the last shuttle leaves before the parks close. Was irritated by a staff member who tried to sell my husband on a time share while we just needed a cab and she got snippy at me when I interrupted them as we were late for dinner. I purposely chose a hotel that I didn't think had timeshares because I get annoyed by the harassment. However the staff on the executive level were amazing, so kind and helpful! Will probably rent a house and car next trip to save money. Spent a lot on cab rides!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FenceSC
Bluffton, SC
Mar 11, 2014

Crowne Plaza Stay

The hotel was great. Location was very convenient to Universal Studios. Price was hard to beat. Only thing that kept off the 5th star was that parking is at a premium, especially later in the evening, and even parking your own car costs a daily fee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stacey funk
flushing, new york
Feb 25, 2014

ten minutes to fun

there was no all day shuttle but there was 3 available but all staff I encounter were fabulous and very happy had a great time and the bed was awesome wanted to take it back home thanks for the fun and comfort

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lizzi
Santa Clarita, CA
Feb 17, 2014

Nice hotel and great location.

Hotel was clean, staff friendly. Shuttles don't go to all the parks, but it is better to rent a car. Room and beds really nice and clean. Traffic is really hectic but because all many restaurants are around the corner. The Florida mall is really close. Very happy with this choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Traffic is really busy maybe is better to walk.

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