The Complete Guide to the Universal Orlando Hotels and Resorts

Universal Orlando offers a wide range of resorts and hotel from value hotels to premier luxury hotels and resorts.  With more hotels under construction as well as a new Universal theme park called EPIC UNIVERSAL, there is something for just about everyone.  As similar to most Orlando resorts, rates are highly seasonal so depending on the time of year, nightly rates range from around $100 a night to more than $700 a night.

There are numerous benefits that guests receive when staying on-site at The Universal Orlando Resort.  These benefits include:

  • Early Park Admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before park opening
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme parks and CityWalk
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key
  • Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel
  • Universal Express Unlimited (TM) (Premier category hotels only)

To learn more about the benefits of staying on site at Universal Orlando, CLICK HERE.

If you are staying in a Universal premier category hotel & resort, you can skip the regular lines for most of the rides attractions with free Universal Express Unlimited. You can ride all your favorite rides as much as you would like and fit more into your day.  We at Endless Summer think this is an amazing benefit and the best way to visit a theme park.  Once you get used to Universal Express, you will never want to visit a theme park without one

Over the years we have stayed at most of these resorts and have published tours/review on both our BLOG and YouTube channel so if you are interested in a particular hotel, make sure you check out what we had to say about it.

If you thinking about staying any of these amazing hotels, we would appreciate if you can use our links when making the reservations. Endless Summer is an affiliate with, Marriott and Hilton Hotels and receives a small commission for each stay that was referred by our website.  This allows us to continue to continue making great content for our audience.

Premier Hotels & Resorts

Universal’s Premier Hotels & Resorts represent the highest quality resorts offered at the Universal Orlando Resort.  Each of these hotels feature great amenities including resort style pool and have their own individual theme.  All three include the Universal Express Unlimited benefit and are located along the water taxi route.

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Preferred Hotels and Resorts

Universal’s Preferred Hotels and Resorts are similar in overall quality and amenities to the Premier levels resorts but does not offer the Universal Express benefit.  

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Prime Value Hotels and Resorts

Universal’s Prime Value Hotels and Resorts offer s offer quality accommodations and extensive amenities at a reasonable price for an on-site hotel.  These hotels do not feature direct water taxi stops.

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Value Hotels & Resorts

Universal’s Value Hotels & Resort Hotels represent an affordable option when staying at the Universal Orlando Resort.  These hotels are highly themed and offer resort pools as well as on-site dining options.  However, it should be noted that these hotels are not directly located on-site at Universal but less than one mile away.

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Recommended Off-Site Universal Orlando Hotels

These amazing resort properties are all located near the Walt Disney World theme parks but are not operated by Disney. We feel that theses resort hotels represent some of the best value options when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.  Several of these resorts offer benefits similar to that of on-site Disney hotels.

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About 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.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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