Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal is the absolute perfect hotel in the absolute perfect location for your family vacation to Universal Orlando Resort. When they say across from Universal, they really mean it! This hotel is directly across from Universal. From our window we could see the parking garage and some rides. This is a wonderful hotel. It was rated “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Full Service Hotel Chains,” two years in row by J.D. Power & Associates!

Location, Location, Location Our view of the Universal Orlando Parking Garage directly across from the hotel!!

Check in was simple and fast, even though it was a busy time the staff were all at the top of their game, and we were checked in and on our way to our suite in no time. The lobby supplied free ice water, which was a nice treat after just coming in from the parks.

Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando offers 390 rooms (including accessible rooms)  on 10 floors. Guests enjoy free parking, free Wifi, and NO resort fees!! For those of you who can’t even image leaving your fur babies behind, this hotel is pet friendly with a $50 deposit. You can have up to two pets, but they must not be left unattended and the theme parks offer kennel service.

We enjoyed a one bedroom suite on the tenth floor for four amazing nights. This suite has two double beds with a pull out sofa and can sleep up to 6. There are two 32″ flat panel HDTV’s, a Keurig, full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, dishes, utensils, toaster, and a desk area. It was an oasis away from home and the perfect space for a family.

Two double beds in separate bedroom
32″ Television in Bedroom
Desk Area in Living room
Pull Out Sofa in Living Room
Kitchen Area

As you can see the suite was a comfortable home away from home and had everything you could possible need. We were able to go to Universal early in the morning to try to beat the heat. We would then come back to our room and relax and return later in the evening. There is a TGI Fridays on site offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Click for a 360 degree video tour of the one bedroom suites at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando.

Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando has an outdoor heated pool, arcade, exercise facility, business center, 11 meeting rooms, two lobby areas, and a gift shop. You can also rent a car with Budget, schedule a free shuttle service to the theme parks, as well as purchase park admission. This is a Universal Partner Hotel with bonus benefits! You can request coupons at check in for various merchandise and food discounts at select Universal and Citywalk locations.

Resort Registration
Guest Services
Lobby Area
gift shop
Gift Shop for that last minute souvenir!
Holiday Inn Pool

We really cannot stress what a perfect hotel this is for visiting Universal Orlando Resort and HIGHLY recommend this hotel. You simply cannot beat directly across the street! It is also only a 15 minute drive from Walt Disney World and 5 minutes from famed International Drive. It is fantastically located for all of your Orlando adventures. It was so nice to be able to fix some meals in the suite and be able to watch television in the living room. We have plans to return to Orlando later this year and will definitely be thrilled to return to Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando.

Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando is located at 5905 South Kirkman Road in Orlando. You can book directly with them at: You can reach them by phone at 407-351-3333. You can also find them at and

They constantly have deals and offers going on and a Best Price Guarantee when you book direct. You can also earn IHG rewards for your stay. What are you waiting for? Book you next Orlando vacation with Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal.






Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal sponsored our stay, as always all opinions are our own. 


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