Hilton Brand Hotels Near The Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, Florida)


With almost 10 million visitors per year, The Universal Resort in Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of the world.  The resort features two award winning theme parks (with another on the way), a water-theme park and an amazing shopping / dining / entertainment complex in Universal’s CityWalk.

With eight different on-site Universal hotels and resorts, there a number of hotel options that will be fit for all tastes and budgets. However, if your or someone in your family is a frequent traveler, we’re sure that there are reward points or status upgrades from one of the major hotel brands that can be used for your next Universal Orlando vacation. 

In this article we are going to review at some of the best Hilton brand hotels that are near the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Included with specific details on each hotel, there is a direct link to the individual hotel website on Hilton.com for rates and reservations. And most important, booking directly with Hilton gives you a PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE.

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Hilton Brand Hotels Near the Universal Orlando Resort

  • The DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal
  • Hampton Inn closest to Universal Orlando
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando
  • Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive
  • Home2Suties by Hilton Orlando 

The DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal

One of the closest Hilton brand hotels to The Universal Orlando Resort is The DoubleTree by Hilton. Located just across the street from Universal at the Tom Williams Way entrance, the DoubleTree is a “Universal Orlando Partner Hotel” which provides scheduled transportation to the Universal Orlando theme parks, discounts on food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal  locations and discounts on merchandise at select Universal locations. 

From the DoubleTree by Hilton, the driving distance to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 1.1 miles.  As indicated earlier, it is a short 15 to 20 minute walk to the entrance located at Universal’s valet parking area.  There is also a walking bridge that extends over busy Kirkman Road.

The Hilton’s amenities include a large heated outdoor pool with hot tube and children’s splash pad, an on-site arcade, Universal Orlando ticket desk, extensive dining options and a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment.

Hotel rates at the DoubleTree typically range from around $150.00 per night to more than $275.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees but the hotel charges a self parking fee of $23 per night.

There are special benefits for Gold and Diamond level Hilton Honors members.  To learn more about the Honors benefits, the hotel dining options, rooms and more, click here for our comprehensive blog post about the DoubleTree by Hilton at Universal Orlando.

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Hampton Inn Closest to Universal Orlando

Just a few blocks from the The DoubleTree by Hilton on Kirkman Road is the 120-room Hampton Inn Closest to Universal Orlando.   This hotel is a limited service, economy type hotel that does not have the amenities or services as full-service resorts.

The Hampton Inn Closest to Universal is also a “Universal Orlando Partner Hotel” which provides scheduled transportation to the Universal Orlando theme parks, discounts on food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal locations and discounts on merchandise at select Universal locations. 

The driving distance from the Hampton Inn to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 1.6 miles and a 10 minute drive.  While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s valet parking area.

The Hampton Inn’s amenities include an outdoor pool, complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast, an on-site fitness center and a business center.  Hotel rates at the Hampton Inn typically range from less than $100.00 per night to more than $175.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking fees.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando

Another one of the closest Hilton brand hotels to the Universal Orlando Resort is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando.    This all suite property features 122 guest rooms that include one- or two-beds (plus a sofa bed) and a separate living area.

The Homewood Suites is also a “Universal Orlando Partner Hotel” which provides scheduled transportation to the Universal Orlando theme parks, discounts on food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal  locations and discounts on merchandise at select Universal locations. 

The driving distance from the Homewood Suites to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 1.2 miles and less than a 10 minute drive.  While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s CityWalk.

Amenities include an outdoor pool and jacuzzi tub, sports court, BBQ grills, on-site fitness center, business center and a complimentary hot breakfast.  The Homewood Suites is also a pet friendly hotel.

Hotel rates at the Homewood Suites typically range from around $125.00 per night to more than $200.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking fees.

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Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive

Just next to the Homewood Suites is the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive.  This mid-tier pet friendly hotel property features 158 guest rooms that include either one king or two double beds, a work desk, mini-refrigerator, microwave and sitting area with ottoman.

Like the other hotels on this list, the Hilton Garden Inn is a “Universal Orlando Partner Hotel” which provides scheduled transportation to the Universal Orlando theme parks, discounts on food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal locations and discounts on merchandise at select Universal locations. 

The driving distance from the Homewood Suites to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 1.2 miles and less than a 10 minute drive.  While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s CityWalk.

Amenities include an outdoor pool with jacuzzi tub and tiki bar, complimentary WiFi, on-site fitness center and a business center.  The Hilton Garden Inn also features the Garden Grill Restaurant which is open for dinner service.

Hotel rates at the Hilton Garden typically range from around $100.00 per night to more than $200.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking fees.

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando 

The newest hotel on this list is the Home2 Suites By Hilton Orlando.  Located just adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn International Drive and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando, this extended stay property including studio and one-bedroom suites that include kitchenettes, work desks and flexible living spaces.

The Home2Suites is also a “Universal Orlando Partner Hotel” which provides scheduled transportation to the Universal Orlando theme parks, discounts on food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal locations and discounts on merchandise at select Universal locations. 

The driving distance from the Homewood Suites to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 1.1 miles and less than a 10 minute drive.  While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s CityWalk.

Amenities at this pet friendly hotel include an outdoor pool, complimentary WiFi, on-site fitness center, business center and a complimentary hot breakfast.  Hotel rates at the Home2Suites typically range from around $115.00 per night to more than $200.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking fees.

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Additional Hilton Brand Hotels the Universal Orlando Resort

Depending on your specific plans, there are a number of additional Hilton brand hotels fairly close to the Universal Orlando Resort in the various areas shown below.

Convention Center / SeaWorld Orlando Area

  • Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area
  • Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
  • Parc Solei by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • DoubleTree by Hilton SeaWorld

Disney Springs / Walt Disney World Area

The Universal Orlando Resort

The Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida features two theme parks, an outstanding water park, eight resort hotels that hold approximately 9,000 hotel rooms, and a massive shopping, dining & entertainment complex in Universal’s CityWalk.  

Learn more about all there is to do at the Universal Orlando Resort with our regularly updated theme park guides, articles and videos.

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