The La Quinta Inn Orlando - Universal was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!
Located just 9 miles from downtown and 1/2 mile from Universal Studios, the La Quinta Inn Orlando - Universal offers an exceptional value for travelers in search of comfort and convenience. Wet 'n Wild, SeaWorld Orlando, and the Orange County Convention Center are all within 6 miles of the hotel. ...see more
Our free Bright Side Breakfast is served each morning. Guests can also relax in the hotel's outdoor pool or pick up a free USA Today in the lobby. Within walking distance of the hotel is the Universal City Walk where meal and theatre discount tickets are available at their Guest Services booth.
Enjoy our shuttle service to/from Universal Studios, contact the hotel for more details; the I-Drive Trolley and public bus line, Lynx #21 also stops right in front of the hotel!see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Guest Laundry Facilities
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Free shuttle to Orlando Premium Outlets. Reservation required, please contact hotel for more details.
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
11,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Microwave in some rooms
Refrigerator in some rooms
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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Most Recent Reviews:
"Location is the best thing"
Reviewed Jul 31, 2014
Stacey B | Daphne, Alabama
My siblings and I were in Tampa and decided last minute to go to Universal Orlando for the last two days of our vacation. We found this hotel that morning, booked it and drove over. We checked in really late after our first day at universal, no issues. The front desk guy was really nice and helpful. They ran out of washcloths though, which was annoying, since there were 4 of us in room, but only 2 washcloths.
We were going to take their free shuttle to Universal the next morning at 8:30, but we were all too slow getting ready that morning.
Being 1 mile from the park is great. The hotel itself was not anything spectacular. It was showing signs of wear, but it was clean. Beds were comfortable enough.
When we arrived back to room the second night, the key did not work, so I had to get a new one. No biggie.
Something was apparently wrong with the shower head though, and I ended up with a huge puddle of water on the floor. Luckily, they had extra towels to mop it up with! The rest of the group did get showers, but had to make sure it wasn't spraying out of shower.
Another thing to note is the water pressure was not very good. Neither is the hot breakfast!
When I went to check out the following morning, I was told that my boyfriend had already checked out. I don't have a boyfriend (I'm married!) and none of us had gone down to front desk. I guess that explains why the housekeeper walked in without knocking while we were packing our bags. :)
I'd stay here again if the price was right. Not a terrible experience, but not great either.
Having never stayed at this hotel chain before wasn't sure what to expect Price was terrific. rooms were quite nice and very clean ( I even checked for bed bugs), wood flooring, quite roomy, A/C a little loud but what the heck. We were traveling with small dogs and there was enough room to put up a large dog pop up pen. No charge for the dogs was a treat too! Close to I-4 was great for getting around easily. Staff very friendly and breakfast was more than adequate.
Would stay there again in a heartbeat! Great Job La Quinta!
This was an excellent hotel. It is 1/2 mile from Universal. Accepted our dogs for FREE. Very clean, price very reasonable. Good breakfast, nice pool. Staff could not be friendlier and helpful. They made sure you were happy and would want to come back.
We were here for 4 days 3 nights for a trip to Universal studios and had a great experience here. The staff were friendly and accomodating, our room was well kept, and it is very close to Universal. I got a great deal on Priceline for it and would definitely recommend it!
Nasty, Felt insecure, don't do it. Had to change rooms because of roach bug. They did not vacumn the hall ways for the three days we were their and have trash on the hallway floors. They leave the laundry room doors open 24/7 which heats up hallways. The side entrance door is jammed and will not close without assistance, allowing anyone to enter for free breakfast or other matters. Elevator certificate glass was broken and partially covered with no smoking sign and elevator was dirty. Very little water pressure in rooms. Desk clerk and breakfast staff were nice and did the best they could with what management has provided. This hotel has changed my views on LaQuinta.
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Entertainment & Shopping
Universal Lowe's Cineplex,
Orlando Premium Outlets,
Local Time: 4:48 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 77.2°F 5-day Forecast
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