There are plenty of amazing hotels with shuttle service to both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando that would make for a great place to rest your head after a tiring day at the parks.
Today we are tackling Orlando hotels with shuttle to theme parks. While we will always suggest guests stay on-site while visiting Disney World and Universal studios, sometimes hotel jumping just isn’t in the cards for this holiday. And that’s ok too.
Are You Visiting Disney, Universal, or Both?
When it comes to visiting Disney World and Universal Studios, their own resorts are incredible. There is no denying that. And their perks are definitely worth the money… if you have the money to spare. even the least expensive onsite resort can cost your family a pretty penny at the end of the trip.
Our first recommendation would be to switch hotels; staying a few days at an onsite resort, taking a cab or Uber/Lyft when you transfer from your first hotel to your second. Alternatively, you can choose one of the many Orlando hotels offering shuttle service to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. These hotels are often less expensive than staying at the park hotels.
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Hotels offering shuttle service to both Universal and Disney
Shuttle service times may be limited, so consult the schedule before planning theme park activities
Orlando Hotels with Theme Park Shuttles
this hotel offers free shuttle transportation to SeaWorld, Universal Studios Orlando and more. It features on-site dining and rooms include a flat-screen TV. The property is 14 mi from Walt Disney World The hotel features an outdoor heated pool and 2 hot tubs. Complimentary WiFi is provided for all guests. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave are provided as well. Select rooms feature a sofa bed. A state-of-the-art gym and a basketball court are also on-site.
The on-site Sharky & Jack’s Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and offers traditional American cuisine and a full-service bar. The hotel’s Shades Deli is open for all meals and features sandwiches, pizza, pastries and a variety of beverages. Best Western Orlando Gateway is located 2 mi from the Premier Outlet Mall. Orlando International Airport is 14 mi away.
Clarion Inn International Drive is 1.2 mi from the Orange County Convention Center opposite the I-Drive 360 plaza, which includes the Orlando Eye Ferris wheel. Features include a business center and free WiFi in public areas. Each room is equipped with cable TV and a dual-line telephone. Massages are available.
Free scheduled Shuttle service to Disney, Universal and Sea World. An outdoor pool is available onsite for guests to enjoy. The Clarion Inn International Drive is 3.4 mi away from Universal Orlando Resort and 6.4 mi away from Disney. This is our guests’ favourite part of Orlando, according to independent reviews.
Located just 2 mi from Disney World, this all-suite Florida hotel features free shuttles to Orlando theme parks, a restaurant and a poolside bar. Suites offer sofa beds and free WiFi. Guest accommodations at Comfort Suites Maingate East include microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. The suites also have flat-screen TVs and desks. Room service is available.
Along with a heated outdoor pool, the hotel offers a hot tub. Guests can work out in the gym or visit the games room. For added convenience, there is a business center and meeting facilities. Barracuda Bart’s tiki bar has a full bar and menu that includes cocktails and pizza. A breakfast buffet is provided daily. Maingate Comfort Suites is 8.9 mi from SeaWorld Orlando. Universal Orlando Resort is 13 mi from the property.
This Orlando, Florida hotel provides a transportation service to area theme parks, including Walt Disney World 1.6 km away. An on-site restaurant, bar, and outdoor pool with a tiki bar are offered. A microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities are provided in every room at Hilton Garden Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista. A flat-screen TV is provided.
The concierge services can recommend area dining and attractions near this Lake Buena Vista Hilton Garden Inn. A business center and meeting facilities are available as well. The Great American Grill on-site restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and room service. Beverages and ready-to-cook meals are available at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry. The Orange Counter Convention Center on International Drive is 3.2 km away. Discovery Cove and Aquatica are within a 7-minute drive of the property.
Located 2.2 mi from the Orange County Convention Center, Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi in the lobby. Guests will also be 12 minutes drive from Walt Disney World Resort.
All guestrooms feature a small refrigerator. Rooms also have a flat-screen cable TV. Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd guests will have access to an on-site fitness center and free scheduled transport to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort. A 24-hour reception, guest launderette, and tour desk are available as well.
Guests will be just 1.2 mi from Universal Orlando Resort and 2.1 mi from the Orlando International Premium Outlets. Restaurant Row in Doctor Phillips is a 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Located off Highway 192, this Kissimmee, Florida resort is 0.8 mi from the entrance of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It offers a free scheduled transfer service to Walt Disney Resort, Universal Orlando. This resort features 2 outdoor heated swimming pools, a business center, fitness center, Top Golf and an electric car charging station. A cable TV, mini-fridge, in-room safe and coffee-making facilities are included in each accommodation at Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center, Celebration Area. The traditionally styled units offer work areas with free WiFi.
The resort is completely nonsmoking and features a fitness center, business center and indoor children’s playground. Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s car rental desk, concierge and local attraction ticket services. A gift shop is on site. Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center, Celebration Area offers full-service dining with American cuisine at H Street Grille or quick service at the on-site food court.
Disney Springs is 7.2 mi from this property and Universal Studios is 20 minutes’ drive away. Guests will be 8 mi from Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlets.
Walt Disney World is 0.8 mi from Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista. The property offers shuttles to Orlando theme parks. It features 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools. Rooms feature free WiFi.
All guest rooms are equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator. Each room also includes a laptop safe box and a desk with a chair. This Florida hotel provides ticket and transportation services and a tour desk. There is a playground and a 24-hour video game room. An airport transfer service is available for a surcharge.
The on-site Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner while Comfort Zone Bar and Grill is open for dinner. Lite Bite Deli offers snacks. Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista is 3.2 mi from SeaWorld. Universal Orlando Resort is 8 mi from the property.
This all-suites resort, located in Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, Florida is 2 mi miles away from Walt Disney World®. The property offers two and three-bedroom condo-style accommodations. Free parking is offered.
Guests can relax in the condo-style suites featuring fully-stocked kitchens and separate living, sleeping and dining areas. There are also DVD players, flat-screen TVs with cable and complimentary WiFi. Bathrooms include a jetted tub. The resort features a fitness center and an outdoor, heated swimming pool including pool inflatables and a hot tub. The seasonal, Tiki Bar, serves cocktails and bites to eat. Laundry facilities are provided and there is a 24-hour food market at the property.
The property offers a complimentary shuttle service to EPCOT® on a daily basis. The Orlando Premium Outlets are 12 mi from the property. Other theme parks include SeaWorld Orlando, located 6.8 mi from the resort and Universal Orlando Resort, located 18 m km away.
Meliá Orlando is a full-service Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel located in the town of Celebration originally developed by The Walt Disney Company, only 2.5 mi from Walt Disney World®
Free Shuttle is provided for all guests to and from the major surrounding theme parks and water parks: Universal Orlando™ just 19.3 km away, SeaWorld Orlando™ 16.1 km away and Walt Disney World.
Feel at home in their pet-friendly apartment-like suites with capacity for up to 7 guests including one or two bedrooms with King size beds, 42-Inch flat screen Cable TV and either a pool or nature view.
Each suite features A full-size kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, stovetop, dishwasher and microwave. As well as a living room with 50-inch flatscreen Cable TV, dining table and a queen-size sofa sleeper in addition to a private balcony. A laundry room with washers and dryers is available for guests to use in each building of the hotel.
This Kissimmee hotel offers a free scheduled transfer service to 6.5 mi from Walt Disney World (6.5 mi) and other area theme parks. Two outdoor pools and a mini-golf course are on site. Free WiFi is provided.
A refrigerator, cable TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities are standard in every room at this Kissimmee Gateway Ramada by Wyndham. Most rooms offer views of the tropical garden or pool. The Kissimmee Ramada features billiards tables and an arcade room, and the covered garden area houses 2 table tennis tables. Guests can work out in the fitness center or on the basketball court. Security is available 24 hours.
Smokehouse Grill and Lounge serves traditional American fare as a breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner. Mulligan’s Sports Bar serves wine, beer, and cocktails with appetizers. Snacks and pizza can be purchased at Deli and Andy’s Pizza. Disney Springs is 8 mi from Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway, while SeaWorld is 14 minutes drive away. The hotel is also 15 mi from Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure.
Are the shuttles to the theme parks in Orlando free?
Many of the above-mentioned shuttles are free of charge, as a perk for staying at these hotels. If you want to be sure, you can contact the hotel directly to ask their policy.
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