$88 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 11, 2014 Check-out: May 12, 2014

Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

4 stars
7800 UNIVERSAL BOULEVARD, ORLANDO, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
252 reviews
I really like this hotel!

My stay at Crowne couldn't have been better. The local was easy to find, and the building was... See full review

  • Lollaks
  • Jan 21, 2014
weekend stay

I had a great experience with the hotel. The room was clean and staff were very friendly. . See full review

  • Antg5p
  • Jan 19, 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)

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
Safe
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

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

Nearby points of interest

  • Guinness World of Records: 0.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.4 mi
  • Movie Rider: 0.8 mi
  • Skyventure: 0.8 mi
  • King Henry's Feast: 1.1 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.3 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
  • 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
  • Movie Rider: 0.8 mi
  • Skyventure: 0.8 mi
  • King Henry's Feast: 1.1 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.2 mi
  • Trainland: 1.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.3 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
  • Aquatica Park: 2.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 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 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 purchase o
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 dinner
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 (252)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Overall score

4 / 5
252 out of 252
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
Carel
Business
Miami fl
Sep 2, 2012

Excellent

Very good, it is perfectly locate for shopping and it is close to universal theme park

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

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

3
RUFI
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sep 1, 2012

Wi-Fi & Breakfast

For a four star hotel, I was surprised that you charge for minor things like breakfast, internet access in the room etc. Hotels rated as low as two stars offer these services for free. Though free wifi was available in the lobby, certain internet features were blocked like making calls over the internet. In general, poor ameneties were offered.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Premium Outlet Mall in Orlando is close by.

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
Katie N.
Tallahassee, FL
Aug 20, 2012

Really Great Service!!

Typical summer vacation, not so typocal service!! Everyone was SO friendly. Everyone on the staff talked to us and asked to make sure we were having a great experience. Love the Hotel. I definatly plan on staying there again.

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

Reviewer score

4
Vacation Princess
Lindenhurst, IL
Aug 17, 2012

Great location

Location was great! Close to Seaworld & Universal Studios. Staff was friendly. Restaurant was good, but pricey.

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

Reviewer score

2
Ehh Experience
Business
Washington area
Aug 5, 2012

Eh

I think the pictures were a bit misleading. I assumed that the hotel was a bit nicer than depicted and was disappointed. Supposedly, there was a spa. It's one room off the gym run by one woman who seems to be independent from the hotel. The pool smelled strange. The restaurant selections were quite limited. The location was not close to much (except a fast food Italian restaurant and exotic massage parlor). However, I did take a $10 cab ride to a nice hotel just to enjoy a better view. The whole place was just ehh. However, I can say that the staff was very pleasant from the front desk staff, to the concierge, to the bellman. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Get a drink at the bar at Napa in the Peabody Hotel. Your receipt then acts as a 10% off coupon for spa services at the hotel.

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
MelissaM28
Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 28, 2012

so close to Universal

first time ever staing in Crown Paza. good experience and Quality. the bar near the Lobby was a little too pricey though.

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

theres a Girdaino's Pizza Right beside the Hotel.don't buy drinks at the bar. you will save money going to the liquor store and buying your own right beside the hotel.

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

4
Orlando Val
Scotch Plains, NJ
Jul 9, 2012

Great Stay

For a very large hotel during a peek holiday weekend- we had great service. We had room service- great sliders and fast delivery. We needed a pull-away bed- I called from Universal Studios- and when we returned to the room it was dressed and ready. The room was very clean and the housekeeping department was terrific.

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

Reviewer score

5
Cousins Reunion 12
Tegucigalpa
Jul 4, 2012

Very Friendly!

Pool closes very late, delicious breakfast, wifi at the lobby, shop open until midnight, everyone was happy....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free shuttle to parks. It was so convenient!

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

5
Serina123
New York
Jul 4, 2012

Great Hotel :-)

Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal Hotel- ( My second time around staying at this hotel)helpful staff, clean rooms, hotel was very close to international drive and Universal( make sure you go and see Blue Man Group Show- very entertaining! :-D) Nice pool :-). The hotel also has a nice fitness room and arcade room. Overall good experience!

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

Go see Blue Man Group! Universal- City Walk. You will not regret it. It does not matter where you sit for the show. You will be able to see.

Review of Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

Reviewer score

3
Marilyn Rose
South florida
Jun 25, 2012

Away for the weekend

Our experience was fine at this hotel. Things like parking, and no umbrellas to get to the car in the pouring rain were an issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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