Marriott 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 the Marriott brand hotels that are near the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.  You will note that the majority of the closest Marriott brand hotels are limited service or extended stay hotels.  These hotels represent the closest in proximity to Universal – however, guests seeking an upscale Marriott brand resort style property will have to travel a little further (we have outlined a few recommendations below).

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Marriott Brand Hotels Near the Universal Orlando Resort

  • Residence Inn near Universal Orlando
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites near Universal
  • Four Points Sheraton Orlando International Drive
  • TownPlace Suites Orlando Southwest near Universal
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive / Convention Center

The Residence Inn near Universal Orlando

One of the closest Marriott brand hotels to The Universal Orlando Resort is The Residence Inn near Universal Orlando. This hotel is an extended-stay type property featuring studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom rooms.  Each room includes a kitchenette for home-cooked meals, eating table, separate work station and complimentary WiFi.

Located just across the street from Universal at the Tom Williams Way entrance, the Residence 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. 

From the Residence Inn, the driving distance to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is less than one mile.  The hotel 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.

Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, large heated outdoor pool, a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment, outdoor putting green, full service business center, guest laundry, on-site marketplace and outdoor barbeque grills.

Hotel rates at the Residence Inn typically range from around $175.00 per night to more than $275.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking charges at this hotel.

The Residence Inn is a Category 5 hotel which requires 30,000 reward points during off peak nights, 35,000 points for standard nights and 40,000 during peak nights.  

Click here for rates & reservations at the Residence Inn near Universal Orlando

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near the Universal Orlando Resort

Another of the closest Marriott brand hotels to The Universal Orlando Resort is The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near the Universal Orlando Resort.  This hotel is an limited service / economy type property that features traditional guests rooms as well as studio suites.

This hotel is also located just across the street from Universal at the Tom Williams Way entrance, the Fairfield 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. 

From the Fairfield Inn, the driving distance to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is less than one mile.  The hotel 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.

Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor pool, a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment, limited service business center, guest laundry and on-site marketplace.

Hotel rates at the Fairfield Inn & 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 charges at this hotel.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is a Category 4 hotel which requires 20,000 reward points during off peak nights, 25,000 points for standard nights and 30,000 during peak nights.  

Click here for rates & reservations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive

Just a short distance from to The Universal Orlando Resort is The Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive. This full-service property features 302 traditional guests rooms in a single, 21-story tower style building.  This hotel was one of the first in this area having been originally built in 1974.

The Four Points 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 Four Points Sheraton to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is about one mile and approximately a 5 minute drive. While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 25 to 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s CityWalk.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with children’s splash pad and patio bar, a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment, limited service business center, on-site marketplace and a full-service restaurant.

Hotel rates at the Four Points by Sheraton typically range from around $135.00 per night to less than $200.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking charges at this hotel.

The Four Points by Sheraton is a Category 3 hotel which requires 15,000 reward points during off peak nights, 17,500 points for standard nights and 20,000 during peak nights.  

 Click here for rates & reservations at the Four Points by Sheraton

The TownPlace Suites Orlando Southwest Near Universal

The newest hotel on this list is the TownPlace Suites Orlando South near Universal.  This hotel is an extended-stay type property featuring studios (one king and two queen beds) as well as one-bedroom suites.  Each room includes a kitchenette for home-cooked meals, eating table, separate work station and complimentary WiFi.

TownPlace Suites is a “Preferred Universal Studios Orlando Hotel Partner” 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 TownPlace Suites to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is about one miles and approximately a 5 minute drive. While guests can walk it is not recommended at the hotel is about a 25 to 30 minute walk from the entrance near Universal’s CityWalk.

Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor pool, a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment, limited service business center, on-site marketplace and the Magic Tap Bar.

Hotel rates at the TownPlace Suites Southwest  typically range from around $150.00 per night to around $200.00 per night based on the room type and time of year.   There are no resort fees or parking charges at this hotel.

The TownPlace Suites Southwest is a Category 4 hotel which requires 20,000 reward points during off peak nights, 25,000 points for standard nights and 30,000 during peak nights.  

Click here for rates & reservations at the TownPlace Suites Southwest

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near the Universal Orlando Resort

Another of the closest Marriott brand hotels to The Universal Orlando Resort is The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near the Universal Orlando Resort.  This hotel is an limited service / economy type property that features traditional guests rooms as well as studio suites. 

From the Fairfield Inn, the driving distance to the entrance to the Universal Orlando Resort parking area is 2.1 miles and a direct route along Universal Boulevard.

Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor pool, a fitness center with strength training & cardiovascular equipment, limited service business center and on-site marketplace.

Hotel rates at the Fairfield Inn & Suites typically range from around $125.00 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 charges at this hotel.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is a Category 3 hotel which requires 15,000 reward points during off peak nights, 17,500 points for standard nights and 20,000 during peak nights.   

Click here for rates & reservations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites

Full Service Resort Marriott Brand Properties Near the Universal Orlando Resort

If you are interested in staying at an upscale Marriott resort, there are several options just minutes from the front door of the Universal Orlando Resort.  Following are a few of our preferred resort hotels.

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is among our favorite hotels in the theme park area of Orlando.  This 781-room full service resort is just 15 to 20 minutes from Universal but also directly across the street from SeaWorld.

Click here to see our complete hotel tour and review of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

The Grande Lakes Resort – the JW Marriott & the Ritz-Carlton

The Grande Lakes Resort is one of the most opulent resorts in all of Florida.  Some of the the amazing features include the 1,000 room JW Marriott hotel, 582-room Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel, a 40,000 square foot full-service space, an 18-hole championship golf course and a 24,000 lazy river pool.

Click here to see our complete hotel tour and review of the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.

Click here to see our complete hotel tour and review of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

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.

Click here to learn more about on-site hotels and resorts at Universal Orlando

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