Universal Studios Preferred Partner Hotel
If you plan to spend most of your time at Universal Studios then you need to stay at a Universal Studios preferred partner hotel. Universal Studios representative have gone through these hotel properties, and approved them worthy of caring the elite status of being Universal Studios preferred.
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Best Universal Studios Preferred Partner Hotels in Orlando
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites with Waterpark
Red Lion Lake Buena Vista South with Waterpark
Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center Celebration Area
Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista
Element By Marriott Near SeaWorld Orlando
Aloft By Marriott Near SeaWorld Orlando
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista across from Disney Springs
Hilton Buena Vista Palace Inside Walt Disney World
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Hilton in Orlando near Walt Disney World
Liki Tiki Village in Orlando near Walt Disney World
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What is a Universal Studios Orlando Preferred hotel
The Universal Preferred Hotels partner program works very similar to the Disney Good Neighbor Hotels Program. Both theme parks want their guests to come and have a great time in Orlando. Obviously, Universal Studios would prefer for guests to stay their property, but this is not always in the cards for a lot of guests. Sometimes the hotels are too expensive, or they simply waited too long to make a reservation and the Universal hotels are sold out, and some guests just prefer to stay off site. Whatever the reasoning, Universal still wanted to make sure these guests were taken care of. This is the reason Universal came up with this program. The hotels which are lucky enough to be included have been given the good housekeeping seal of approval from Universal Studios.
There are 4 main things which an Orlando hotel must do to make sure they are included in this program:
1. The hotel be AAA approved and have high customer satisfaction rating. Simply put, the guests must be satisfied with their stay.
2. Universal Studios must be the attraction which is advertised and seen the most when guests walk around the property.
3. The hotel must provide shuttle service too and from the parks. They might only drop off twice a day and pick up twice a day but they must provide shuttle service.
4. Must be proximity to Universal Studios.
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Why Stay at a Universal Studios Partner Hotel
There are many reasons to stay at a Universal Studios preferred partner hotel. For one, discounts on merchandise and food at the Universal Studios plus free non-alcoholic drinks at City Walk. Not to mention, all the partner hotels with Universal are really close to the parks and they offer free transportation, this alone will save you over $20 a day in just parking fees.
The preferred partners program classifies hotels into two categories Moderate hotels and Value Hotels. The Moderate hotels offer onsite dining, and the food court or restaurant must be open for breakfast. The must offer bell service and room service, and a much more updated and lavish pool area. The value hotels must offer a pool area and a guest service desk.
As you can see the, the moderate properties are going to be much nicer and offer the guests more than the value hotels. However, a lot of guests who book a Universal Studios vacation package book the value hotels. The reasoning is simple, these guests understand they will be at the Universal parks for 10 to 12 hours a day. Taking in consideration, going out to eat and transportation to and from the parks this leaves little time at the hotel other than sleeping so why spend the extra money.
If you are having any difficulties deciding on where to stay or what to include in your Universal Studios package, please feel free to give us a call at our toll free number and we will be more than happy to assist you. We have been helping guests for over 30 years and we would love to assist you and your family booking the best hotel near Universal Studios.
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Resort Fee at Universal Partner Hotels
Nearly all the hotels in Orlando charge a resort fee, and the hotels in the Universal Preferred Hotels program are no different. The resort fees typically are between $10 and $50 per night, and these are usually paid by the guests at the front desk at check-in. You will want to make sure you check the fine print when booking your hotel room, so you know exactly what this charge is going to be. Here at OrlandoVacationHotels.com we make it a point to fully disclose exactly what the resort fee is…nobody likes hidden charges. The more lavish the property or the more amenities the property offers the higher the resort fee typically is going to be.
Getting the best deal on Universal Studios Orlando Hotel Partner Rates
Well first, book with OrlandoVacationHotels.com…okay shameless marketing plug, but seriously we do price check all our hotels we represent twice a week, and we promise to always be lower than our competitors. If you find a rate lower than ours, please bring it to our attention and we will gladly match their rate.
Another tip is to travel in the off-season if you can and come during the week. Orlando is quickly becoming a weekend destination if you can travel Sunday through Wednesday nights you could save as much as 30% on your hotel rate.
Book a package deal complete with theme park tickets. By combining the tickets with your hotel room, we are able to offer you most discounts and the best deal possible. Plus, we will even set up a payment plan for you. We are committed to providing you and your family the best customer service on booking your Universal Studios Preferred Partner Hotel!