Five Reasons to Love the Holiday Inn Near Universal Orlando


As Universal Orlando Resort has expanded their theme park offerings, guest interest has increased. Based on a larger percentage of people exploring Universal Orlando Resort, interest in accommodation options at and near Universal Orlando grows. The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando provides a nearby accommodation option. What are some reasons to love this hotel option? I will suggest five reasons.

  1. Proximity to Universal Orlando

As already mentioned, this hotel resides near Universal Orlando. In fact, the walk from this Holiday Inn to CityWalk takes about 15 minutes. I plan to create a photo report for next month showing the efficiency of this walk. Some Universal Orlando on-site guests express frustration having to traverse the main CityWalk security hub. Guests from this Holiday Inn using the walkway enter through Valet security entrance avoiding potential chaos of main security hub. If you select to drive to Universal Orlando, it will take just a few minutes. If you use the scheduled shuttle service, then in a short amount of time you will arrive at CityWalk drop off area.

  1. Shuttle Service to Universal Orlando

Speaking of shuttle service, guests staying here may book free transport to and from Universal Orlando. If you are traveling without a car, you can use this method to avoid walking to Universal Orlando. Universal Orlando partner hotels offer transport in the morning hours and return transportation in evening. In February 2022, most partner hotels offer three pickups in morning and three return times in evening.

  1. Larger Rooms

One common complaint about value level rooms at Orlando area theme park resorts involves limited space in rooms. This Holiday Inn offers decent size standard rooms and suites. The suites sleep six (or more) people. For some photos of a suite, click here. If you have a larger group, these accommodation options should be considered.

  1. Price Point

The Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando generally offers lower price points for rooms compared to the value level resort hotels at Universal Orlando. This potential advantage increases when comparing in-room amenities. You may find that your get more room value for your vacation money staying here as opposed to an on-site Universal Orlando hotel.

  1. Unique in-room Amenities

Though these specific amenities may not change your life, they might add some comfort to your stay. All rooms have a refrigerator and an in-room Keurig. Also, these coffeemakers come with quality Keurig pods. In addition, you may bring your own to enjoy that special flavor of coffee you enjoy at home.

Also, a quality work desk with a designated lamp offers some convenient space to be productive. This space also offers the ability to move it around for your group’s productivity.


Yes, this hotel possesses some flaws just like the value and value plus Universal Orlando Resort hotels. Some of those weaknesses will be covered in another article later.

Last thing, there resides a Holiday Inn Express in Kirkman Road area, but that hotel is farther away, not possessing the same 5 reasons to love it. Be careful not to get that hotel confused when booking through your travel expert. Thanks for reading.

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