The Orlando Eye. I haven't been on it yet, but I love seeing all of the changing colors! Really wishing that Sydney had a Sugar Factory so I could grab one of these yummy concoctions! This picture is from the Sugar Factory in Orlando - the bar tender makes the drink right it front of you so you can film as the dry ice is poured in! Some days we want the extraordinary. A trip to Spintwitches for all your quidditch needs. Harry Potter #market 🎃⚡️👻*broomstick icon required* Hogsmeade Orlando 2012. While in Honeyduke's be sure to get a Cauldron Cake. These things are delicious! I spent a week in Orlando, FL recently and just had to get over here to shoot this place. I had seen so many pics from here, and wanted to see it with my own eyes (and through my own camera). Luckily I had some nice light and wonderful clouds, which added a little extra drama to the shot. It's not Italy, but it sure looks like it! From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ We couldn't believe our eyes as this sunset unfolded. I've never seen one as beautiful before or since. Not your usual #market 😁 Wands, wands anyone? Maybe mine will be colorful, with a peacock feather...I ❤️Hogsmeade. My favorite spot at Islands of Adventure: Hogwarts! Not a bad ride either. View of Hogwarts castle waiting in line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Hogwarts! A peaceful find in such a bustling city. Hard Rock Café Orlando 🇱🇷 Hogwart's The Orlando Eye is an attraction on I Drive that I wish had a better view. Too far from downtown and too far from Disney. But, certainly fun to photograph.
#EndlessSummer Take a look around the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. If you're lucky, you might see a dinosaur hatch... Universal Studios, Orlando, FL #orlando #florida #usa #travel #wanderlust Visit The Hog's Head Tavern for a Dragon Scale or Wizard's Brew the Wizarding World's specialty beers, or a Fire Whiskey! We tried the recommend drink of adding the Fire Whiskey to a Strongbow. I would definitely pass the recommendation on. It's like the best of both worlds!
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/a-visit-to-diagon-alley/ Kayaking on the coast of the Dingle peninsula will allow you to explore aquatic caves like this one created by cliffs too close together. A picture does not capture the true beauty of the area.
#dingle #ireland #europe #water #kayaking #seakayaking Never got my letter but I guess this will have to do! ♡
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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#wizardingworldofharrypotter
#hogwarts
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#islandsofadventure
#orlando Hard Rock Cafe, Orlando.
Biggest one in the world!
Incredible to look at from the inside and the outside, especially when there's a sunset like this!
Great food & music, definitely will be visiting there again! 🍔🎸 Diagon Alley #Universal #HarryPotter #themepark #orlando #florida #usa #travel #wanderlust Universal city walk 🇱🇷 Yes, I'm a Harry Potter geek, but the new theme park is definitely worth a visit. This is the first year that Universal has decorated Harry Potter World for Christmas. They outdid themselves on so many levels! Hogwarts Castle at Harry Potter World. Pro tip - don't guzzle a butter beer before riding the castle ride.  Lots of mosiac balls, showers, & fountains by the pool. The fitness center has free lockers/amenities so ...... After day at park when you have already checked out. bam! swim in pool. shower, change, and you are good to go! #highwithoutwalls
Straight out of a Harry Potter book #HP #Hogsmeade Harry Potter World at Universal Studios-Orlando is a must for any fan of the movies/books. They do not miss a single detail - it feels like you're living out the stories you've loved for so long! Spent an amazing day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Got my wand at Ollivander's which comes with a map that shows all the secret locations in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade where you can practice your spells. Tip: hit the Harry Potter areas of Universal as early as possible, after lunch it turns into a madhouse, even on a weekday. Flourish & Blotts, must stop for your Hogwarts book list. You feel like you were inside the book. It's perfect. #Blue The Hogwarts Express! Vista de Orlando, final da tarde é mais bonito Delicious frozen butterbeer, Olivander's wand shop, and incredible rides await Muggles and Wizards alike at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Upside down building on International Drive! Hogwarts The Hopping Pot, this is where I got my Butter Beer! Butter Beer was delicious! However, I would suggest it frozen. The regular drink wasn't good at all. I ended up pouring it out. Taken at the amazing Harry Potter land in Universal Studios amusement park. Orlando, Fl They closed the park early due to Halloween Nights, we got an extra hour wristband and it was perfect for taking photos with no people in them! Durmstrang and Beauxbatons contestants visiting Hogwarts for the Tri Wizard Tournament. Fun family friendly resort in Orlando near all the attractions...
(Yes, she beat the pants off us..) Remember the candy from the movies and books, well stop in at Honeyduke's and be sure to at least get a chocolate frog! Butter beer ice cream #FoodieFinds Portofino Resort Sometimes the dragon shoots fire out of his mouth. Again, I cannot stress enough how beautiful this hotel actually is.. this area is just outside of the lobby!
Decent place for the entire family to enjoy a day mini golf. Paging system for the waitresses. Hogwarts Castle Dragon! Great view of Orlando! Kids friendly Hogwarts has my heart forever!
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The Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios was a fantastic addition. The train ride connects the two parks. You ride through from Platform 9 3/4 in London to Hogsmeade. #bestof5 #orlando #universalstudios #harrypotter 400 feet high and it takes 1/2 hour for a complete revolution. Hogwarts! The Forbidden Journey was the best ride I've ever ridden! A must for anyone visiting. For your first time I suggest going through the castle. You get to see a lot of awesome things. Then if you want to ride it again go to the single riders line. You will get on the ride within 5-10 minutes. Great outdoor oasis here at the Hard Rock Orlando. Be sure to check out the interactive locations to use your wand from Ollivander's. You will not be disappointed! Fun Spot America is a cool and entertaining place for the entire family. This Chevrolet truck is on display inside the complex. Awesome view in universal orlando Harry Potter section of Universal Studios is for adults, too! Hogwarts castle at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.
#Castle Universal Studios What an amazing resort! Love the 50s vibe! This hotel.. wow, it is so aesthetically pleasing everywhere you go!
The staff even greet you by saying If you can't make it to London, to give the London Eye a ride, the Orlando Eye is a great option. Next time I'll try riding at dusk. Diagone Alley This place is crazy!! A cross between McDonalds and Chuckie Cheese!! A McDonalds on roids Giant space robot, at city walk mini golf To me, the magic was hanging from the ceiling... Lots of different food choices & Duff Beer! Universal Studios Island Of Adventures is a MUST! Fun for all ages; even for people who don't get on rollercoasters. Best time to visit would be autumn or early spring. Inside the Dragon Challenge you will see the Goblet of Fire and the Triwizard Tournament Trophy. I can't do a lot of rides in the park because they make me sick, but Universal adds so many details for while you're walking through the line that I had missed things. My husband asked an attendant if I could just walk through and exit when we got the ride. You have to have an escort to do this but they added me to a walking tour group for someone's birthday which allowed me to take pictures of the inside, something you normally can't do (for most rides you have to store EVERYTHING in a free locker if you're riding).
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/a-visit-to-diagon-alley/ Harry Potter, Universal
Studios You don't even have to be a temporary resident at the Portofino Bay hotel to enjoy this Italian picturesque. Take a taxi boat over from CityWalk and sink your teeth into some pizza while you enjoy the scenery. Don't forget the Gelato for dessert!
#loewsportifinobayhotel
#universalresort
#city walk
#orlando Stop by Honeydukes for your assortment of magical candy!
#honeydukes
#chocolatefrog
#bertiebotts
#everyflavorbeans
#harrypotter
#hogsmead
#wizardingworldofharrypotter
#universalstudios
#islandsofadventure
#orlando Platform 9 3/4 this way! Unreal. Great place to eat All too good! Hogwarts The Zax -- One day, making tracks
In the prairie of Prax,
Came a North-Going Zax And a South-Going Zax.
And it happened that both of them came to a place
Where they bumped. There they stood.
Foot to foot. Face to face. Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. March 2015. Italy feels 🇮🇹 The cool fire spewing dragon in diagon alley Hogsmeade Roller coasters and green eggs and ham do not mix well! Love Universal. It's like stepping into another world. Butter Beer All aboard! Who'd think a strip shopping center restaurant in Orlando would be a New York experience. Great high priced but worth the experience restaurant. The amazing Citywalk you cross to reach Universal Studios and Island Of adventure, boast the largest Hard Rock Cafè in the world ! Entering King's Cross to board the Hogwarts Express. Makes you feel as though you're an actual student going to Hogwart's. Straight down from the highest point of The Eye. #Howgarts #HarryPotter #Orlando #Relax #Travel #Viaja Looking out from the high point. Huge portions! We also enjoyed a BLT Bloody Mary but forgot to take a pic! (February 2016) Cool with land fog. Best waterpark in the world! Nice drinks and taps
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Get an overview of this hotelFamily hotel across from Universal Orlando

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Near theme parks

Across the street from the theme parks in Universal Orlando and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this family-style hotel is 2 miles (3 kilometers) from The Holy Land Experience, 7 miles (11 kilometers) from SeaWorld, and 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Walt Disney World Resort.

Free breakfast

The hotel offers a daily complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool with sundeck, complimentary theme part shuttle, fitness center, business center, and high-speed Internet access.

Free local calls

The 70 guestrooms provide complimentary local calls, cable TV with premium channels, complimentary wireless internet access, in-room safes, hair dryers, coffee/tea makers, and ironing boards.

Languages Spoken

Best Western Plus Universal Inn

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A laundry room has coin-operated machines. The lobby area features a television. A business center in the lobby provides high-speed Internet access (surcharges).

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 70 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free newspaper 
  • Private bathroom 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Plasma TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is provided each morning in the lobby.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are numerous dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

TGI Friday's

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Golden Corral

Nearby Things to Do

The Best Western Universal Inn offers a medium-sized swimming pool surrounded by a small sundeck furnished with umbrella tables. Numerous water sports are available at Orlando-area water parks. Golf courses abound in the Orlando area.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Plus Universal
  • Best Western Plus Universal Inn
  • Best Western Universal
  • Best Western Universal Inn
  • Best Western Universal Plus
  • Universal Best Western
  • Universal Inn
  • Best Western Plus Universal Inn Orlando
  • Best Western Plus Universal Hotel Orlando
  • Best Western Universal Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Universal Orlando
  • Orlando Best Western
  • Best Western Orlando

20% Off Excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando

Book a stay in a rate plan displaying the “Limited Time Offer: 20% Excursion Discount” green tag now-December 31, 2018 for travel now-February 1, 2019 and receive 20% off the price of excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando.

Full details provided at check-in. Reservation for excursions must be made by visiting the Local Expert concierge desk located in the hotel lobby. Excursions must be purchased by December 31, 2018, for redemption by February 1, 2019. A maximum of 2 tickets per excursion may be purchased using this offer. Offer is only valid for excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando carried by Local Expert. Additional tickets may be purchased at the regular retail rate. Taxes are included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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