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Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel      Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel 4 Star Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel 4 Star Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel 4 Star Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel 4 Star

7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, 32819
Locality: International Drive Area
(306 rooms)
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Description of the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Universal became a hospitality landmark in Central Florida the day it opened on June 17, 2002. A team of world-class architects and designers has created a masterpiece that blends the Park Avenue elegance of New York with the chic deco of Miami's South Beach. The Atrium Tower features guest rooms and suites arranged around a breathtaking circular atrium that leaps from ground floor to sky dome 15 floors up. High-speed glass elevators that face the expanse of the atrium serve the Atrium Tower guest rooms, suites and Presidential Suite. Spacious and light best describes the comfortable guest rooms, appointed with amenities to anticipate guest's every need. New, beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites featuring floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views and luxurious appointments including comfortable pillow top mattresses, hairdryer, makeup mirror, am/fm alarm clock radio, coffee maker, iron and board, in-room safe, lighted workstation with two-line cordless speaker phone, data port, 25" color TV with cable as well as in-room movies, Nintendo 64 and web-TV. Guests enjoy the 2400 sq ft outdoor heated pool and whirlpool complimented by the Fitness Centre and Game room. Relax with a trendy cocktail in the elegant lobby lounge "Chats" overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard or enjoy a satisfying meal in the full service restaurant Arcanjo's Bistro.

Location of the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel

Located on Universal Boulevard, this magnificent hotel is one block from famous International Drive, and just minutes to every thing Orlando has to offer from major theme parks and PGA golf courses to sports and wonderful shopping.

The Crowne Plaza Universal will be closing its pool between August 15th and August 30th, 2006. The hotel has made arrangements for the guests to enjoy the pool facilities of the nearby Comfort Inn Universal and Residence Inn.

Hotel Facilities of the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Self Laundry
  • Fitness Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Game Room
  • Business Centre
  • Lounge
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Free Newspaper
  • Room Facilities of the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel
  • Air Condition
  • Data Port
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable TV
  • Iron & Board
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Wake-Up Service
  • AM/FM Clock
  • Tel + Voice Mail
  • Customer reviews of the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel
    Mr D Pearce of Maesteg gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr D Pearce of Maesteg gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr D Pearce of Maesteg gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr D Pearce of Maesteg gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr D Pearce of Maesteg gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating "High Standard, Great Value "
    "We stayed for 8 nights in Sept 07. Our room on the 6th floor was spacious and modern with Floor to ceiling windows. This is our third stay on International Drive and this is by far the best hotel. The facilities were very good - nice pool, 2 restaurants, gym etc. The concierge and bell men were very knowledgable and helpful if you want to arrange trips or tickets. The location is pretty good. We didn't have a car and so it was a 5min walk to Int Drive for restaurants & Bars etc. There is an I-Ride stop (Green Line) directly outside the hotel which can take you anywhere on Int Drive. It is also convenient for Universal - Free shuttles are provided at certain times or a taxi is less than $6. "
    The best thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was:"Comfortable and Stylish Rooms "
    The worst thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was: "Nothing "
    Review by: Mr D Pearce of Maesteg (Young couple) stayed in Crowne Plaza Universal Sep 2007
    Mr A Harper of Dundee gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr A Harper of Dundee gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr A Harper of Dundee gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr A Harper of Dundee gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mr A Harper of Dundee gave this hotel a 5 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating "Brilliant hotel close to Inernational Drive"
    "If you are planning a holiday to Orlando and only wish to do minimum driving or are not going to be driving then this is an ideal hotel. It is at most a 10 minute walk to International Drive where you will find plenty of bars/restaurants. We used the taxi service from the hotel a few times and were only charged $7.00 to the Olive Garden beside Pointe Orlando. I would recommend uing this service as we were ripped off getting taxis back to the hotel so we usually ended up walking. The hotel itself was very clean and we were checked-in immediately. Upon requesting a smoking room we were advised that the hotel was now all non- smoking and had been for a couple of months - we were not informed about this prior to our arrival.We had buffet breakfast a couple of times which was really nice however the service was a bit slow. All the staff were very friendly in the hotel and willing to help with any questions. The pool area was adequate however in the height of summer I would imagine the pool area could be quite crowded. Free towels are provided at the pool area and cold towels were passed out to sun bathers on days when the pool bar was set up. At present the hotel has no pool bar and you need to use the bar inside which is not very convenient however on days when the pool was busy and there was enough staff a tiki-hut was set up which sold drinks and you could also order food from it. I believe the hotel is planning to build a bar at the pool sometime in August 06. The hotel also has a games room and a gym. The shop in the lobby sold drink, snacks souveniers & british papers however the papers were quite expensive between $3.75 - $5.00. Our room overlooked the pool which was a nice view however if you were facing the other way you would be overlooking the car-park so I would suggest asking for a pool view. The rooms were cleaned every day & fresh towels, soap,shampoo etc provided. The only complaint would be that the maid didn't come to our room most days until 3-4 pm by which time we were usually back in the room sleeping or watching a film on the tv. The room walls were quite thin & at times you could hear the people in the room next door talking or hear the tv & the air-conditioning was quite noisy however you got used to it after a few days. The hotel also had in- room entertainment at an additional cost which was not excessive. We purchased a few movies at a cost of between $9.95- $12.95 & some of the films had not been released in the uk yet. On every floor vending machines were provided however they were not stocked often enough & most of the items were sold out. A laundrey is also located on floor 2 of the hotel which we used but only 2 washing machines & 2 dryers are provided therefore I don't know how successful you will be in finding it empty during the summer months. Overall our stay at this hotel was excellent with only a few minor complaints as detailed above. I would recommend this hotel to most age groups however families with young children may find limited ammenties for children as the hotel isn't really geared toward families."
    The best thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was:"Location"
    The worst thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was: "No pool bar"
    Review by: Mr A Harper of Dundee (Young couple) stayed in Crowne Plaza Universal May 2006
    Mrs D Bhella of Crawley gave this hotel a 4 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mrs D Bhella of Crawley gave this hotel a 4 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mrs D Bhella of Crawley gave this hotel a 4 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mrs D Bhella of Crawley gave this hotel a 4 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating Mrs D Bhella of Crawley gave this hotel a 4 out of  5 overall satisfaction rating "Very Clean & Great location"
    "The hotel was is in a very good location with choice of restaraunts nearby. Staff friendly although check in was a bit slow."
    The best thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was:"The room"
    The worst thing about Crowne Plaza Universal was: "Small bathroom - no seperate shower"
    Review by: Mrs D Bhella of Crawley (Young couple) stayed in Crowne Plaza Universal Jan 2006


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