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
Complementary 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:
"Just for sleeping and a quick breakfast, not very clean"
Reviewed Mar 1, 2014
Tereg | Santiago, Chile
I went without car and it was not a good choice for its not walking distance from the parks as I had read in other opinions. When you are tired you dont want to walk 8 to 10blocks.
Service is ok but the lady at the front desk knew nothing about the city of Orlando and its downtown. So I had no help to visit the city or shopping centers. Breakfast is ok but the girl that helps is always in bad mood and the guy that takes the garbage, took a bag and poured the rubbish from the waste basket into it next to all the people having breakfast. No consideration at all.
I recommend this hotel for people who dont need any assistance and those bringing pets for its pet friendly.
The need to be more concerned about cleanness of the rooms and bathrooms. Its not just changing towels. the bus that transports you to the parks from the hotels goes there at 8 45 for parks open at 9. Its the only time they go. If not you have to go on your own. Its an old van for 12 people where we were 16 .Imagine the trip!
The beds are queen and good as the size of the rooms . Windows are small for the rooms so are rather dark.
There was nothing horribly bad about our stay, but I do see room for improvement. The linens and towels were okay, but could be updated. Bed was okay. The continental breakfast was okay, but there was no variety. By that I mean that each day had the same items. Perhaps replace bagels with English muffins or try some different muffin flavors...just change it up a bit. When we 1st got into the room, a pillowcase had a noticeable stain on it. There were three lamps in the room, but it still seemed a bit dark unless the curtains were open. There could be a larger trash can by the 1st floor elevator because guests would pile up garbage there. The weirdest thing was the maid service. On several occasions the maid would knock on the door and ask us for our dirty towels. She would then come back later w/fresh towels that you could tell had just come out of the dryer. Maybe we weren't out of our room long enough for her to do what she needed to do. I don't know. We stayed from a Friday afternoon to a Tuesday morning. The only day our room was completely done was on Sunday when we were away for 21 hrs for the Daytona 500. I do think they are either short staffed or have limited laundry facilities for the amount of linens and towels. The maid, however, was extremely courteous so it was difficult to get too aggravated with the situation. Another issue, very minor, was that they had no luggage racks in the room and none were available. There was a microwave, refrigerator, iron, and ironing board. The staff was friendly. I wish I could give the visit more than an okay. I think some changes would really up my rating of this facility.
This inn is very convenient to the Orange County convention center. The lobby is not well lit, rooms are clean and quiet. In the room coffee is the sad variety with the plastic cups and small pods and the breakfast coffee is worse. The breakfast coffee is made from coffee syrup and hot water. Breakfast options are sparse, though there are several waffle makers. Not a classy place but convenient and adequate.
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The luggage cart had a broken wheel, and the clerk said yes its broken and the other one one was stolen carry your luggage. Thanks for that handy advice, my disabled senior parents appreciated that.
Check in was quick, we had a cot reserved but didn't need it. The family right beside me had 4 people in a room with a King bed. The clerk told them they had no cots right after I said I didn't need mine. (wow would they do that to me to??)
The room had a bad smell that we couldn't figure out what it was.
The rooms are normal LaQuinta though so if you get a good deal its worth it. But I wish I would have stayed at Doubltree that I paid $65 a night for.
The coffee in the morning was always empty and the woman prepping breakfast was very rude to customers.
No hot breakfast here, only hard boiled eggs but it was ok. Could have been better if they at least had a microwave.
The toaster was broken and the clerk and server didn't really care, just yes it is broken.
The eating area is so small we had to stand for 3 of our 4 breakfasts. The area also has a lip around it so chairs can't be moved outside of it.
All in all I won't stay here again!
We booked by phone after seeing it on line and got a better rate than the booking companies were offering.
The beds were very comfortable for a good nights sleep and he towels were very nice. The continental breakfast was sufficient. The location was excellent for the Holy Land Experience which was where we were going. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
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Local Time: 5:18 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 59.9°F 5-day Forecast
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