Doubletree By Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDoubletree By Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
A standard big chain hotel.
Only 1 shuttle service per park. Kinda restricted.
Restaurant has horrible breakfast buffet - better to go to Denny's nearby.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Doubletree By Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
No problems with the Radisson Universal...
Stayed at the Radisson Universal 10/8-10/05. The location is excellent.
It's a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to Universal from the hotel. There is a traffic light, so it is easy to cross the highway. The walkway is alongside the road where the cars enter, so it is very safe. Just follow the signs for "pedestrian walkway" and "valet parking." You end up right at the escalator that leads to Citywalk. We never had any problems.
The hotel itself was very satisfactory, well worth the price of $80 per night. I would definitely stay there again.
We arrived at the hotel around 3:15, they said the rooms weren't clean yet in non smoking. We asked for possibly another they gave us smoking. The lobby area where our room was, was dark and very hot and smelled stale. The room smelled like you were in a cigarette, and dirty. But the best part was when another couple was given our same room, so while we were in there, they walked in our room, which they were told was empty. I have seen better hotels at a truck stop. we paid over $100.00 for that one night. They did refund our money and offer us a free breakfast. No thanks.
Quiet, clean and What a view!!
Nice location, outstanding view from our 15th floor room. Our beautiful room was always clean, nicely decorated and super quiet. The water was always steaming hot with plenty of pressure. The 27" TV worked well but stations were limited. Too many news and sports stations. On rainy days this can get very boring. The buffet included in our package, included runny scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French Toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, oatmeal and fresh fruit. Though everything seemed to be steaming, it was cold by the time we returned to our table.
Coffee was very good. Juice was also included in buffet. Pool was wonderful but jacuzzi was too hot. Hotel personnel were very friendly, but beware of the IRide trolley. They pick you up in front of the hotel, but it drops you off 1-1/2 blocks away. This is really an problem when you've been shopping all day and carrying the day's treasures. A wonderful memory and worth another visit.
Radisson...right next door ...ready for fun!
I just returned from 2 nights at th Radisson Universal Orlando. I was the keynote speaker for the Florida Early Childhood Conference and was booked at this hotel, where the conference was held. There were over 2000 teachers attending the conference but the hotel is so large that there were a number of families and vacationers too! YOU CANNOT BEAT THE LOCATION....if you want to go to Universal Studios, city Walk or Islands of Adventure....it is virtually across the street. The hotel is a large convention style facility with various shops and restaurants.
It has been updated and seems in excellent repair. I asked for an upgraded room and received a corner king with a sofa bed and desk. The staff was friendly and plentiful. The best value is the breakfast buffet....for around $8.89...all taxes and gratuities included...also beverages. A good choice!!! If you want convenience....this is it!
We thought the Radisson Universal was wonderful
We stayed at the Radisson July 23- 27, 2003. Check-in went very
smoothly. There were always lots of guests and their luggage in the
lobby, but it never really felt crowded. Our 3 kids loved the view of
City Walk and Islands of Adventures. Our room was clean and
comfortable, we always had plenty of clean towels. My wife's only
gripe, was that the lotion and shampoo wasn't replenished daily.
When ever we're in Orlando, and we're not staying in a condo, we'll be using the Radisson Universal.
My husband and I stayed at the Radisson for three nights near the end of July. We were upgraded to a suite at no extra charge because we were on our honeymoon. The service, location, staff and prices were excellent and we would stay there again. The rooms and pool were very clean and kept-up. We would highly recommend the Radisson to sigles and families!
We stayed 10 nights at the end of May. Room was very spacious and clean. Staff all very helful. Swimming pool - very good. Hotel is in excellent position for Universal Parks , it was quicker to walkthan to drive and park car.
Didn't honor reservation
We arrived at the hotel exhausted from a days travel at 6:30 pm and were told that the hotel was full of children and they would put us up at their expense at the Days Inn across the street. The Days Inn was in terrible shape and dirty. We returned to clain our room and were told that they had no rooms which was the truth in the beginning. We felt tricked and lied to. We ended up getting the last room in a hotel down the street and paid twice the price that our reservation was booked for.
Loved the location
Stayed at this hotel for a week and ejoyed it very much. Even tho there were times when there were large groups in the hotel unless you were on an elevator or in the lobby with them you you would not know there were there. The location is great and you can either take there shuttle to the parks, or the I bus to anywhere. You are in the area of the discount malls and a short bus ride to all the parks. Yet you are comfortable and unrushed. They could use some work on their food court, but there are several good resturants within walking distance of the hotel. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would recomend it to anyone staying in the area be they seniors such as ourselves or families with children. If you are ambious you are able to walk to Universal as it is only a short distance from the hotel.
Great hotel Great location
Just returned from a very nice weekend. We booked the executive room. Very good size, with a couch and a decent view. The room had warm colors, and looked newly decorated.The hotel is very clean, the staff is friendly. There is 24 hr room service. Dinner is served in the sports bar. If you want something else, you can walk to nearby restaurants. Budget car rental is located inside the hotel. Hotel is across the street from Universal. Can't beat the location.
TripAdvisor Reviews Doubletree By Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
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