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Clean but affordable

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Kierstinn, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Kierstinn

    Kierstinn New Member

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    hi everyone!
    I am going to wdw dec 20-29th. We are driving from PA. So we are leaving a little early and want to stay at a hotel near universal or wdw. We are going to take a day and go to universal on the 19th. Does anyone have recommendations? All of the hotels I have looked up have gotten terrible reviews. Please help!!
     
  2. RMichael21

    RMichael21 Well-Known Member

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    The Marriott World Center is absolutely fantastic. It has clean rooms, the best breakfast/quick food options and one of the areas best pool complexes. We've stayed there about 3 times now and we love it.

    It's directly across the highway from WDW (just cross the overpass and you're on Disney property) and about a 20-25 minute drive from Universal.
     
  3. trr1

    trr1 Well-Known Member

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    are you staying on property at WDW? and if its just one day at Universal there is BEST WESTERN ORLANDO GATEWAY or
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    or if you can stay at Cabana bay overnight and get early admission to the park
     
  4. Kierstinn

    Kierstinn New Member Original Poster

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    Yes we are. Since we are driving we will get there a day earlier to do universal. We have main gate lakeside booked but I looked further into the hotel and there are reviews/pictures showing bed bugs in previous years and how dirty the place is.
     
  5. Kierstinn

    Kierstinn New Member Original Poster

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    Thank you I'll check it out !
     
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    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    We stayed one night at Country Inn and Suites near Universal and found it both clean and affordable. Granted we only really slept there but it did have a mini fridge and microwave and a complimentary breakfast we didn't try because we had our own food(allergies).
     
  7. matt clark

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    3 bedroom 2 bath at world quest villas in my opinion is the ONLY way to go.
    only bad thing ive ever experienced is that we had ants in one of the rooms and connecting bathroom one of the many many times we have gone there.... and
    because of that, they knocked $50 off of my bill!

    I LOVE that place. you get a home away from home for under $200 a night.
    if you are a florida resident its less than $150 a night.
    http://www.worldquestorlando.com/

    if you decide to go.. i doubt you will EVER stay anywhere else.
     
  8. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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    I suggest checking out Universal's Cabana Bay or Sapphire Falls Resorts.
     
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  9. SiriuslySarah

    SiriuslySarah New Member

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    I do not know if you have already reserved but we always stay at Sunsol on International Drive when we go. Most I've ever paid per night was $83 and I have always gone during peak seasons. Resort like quality for half the price. Very clean.
     
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    how was your trip?
     
  11. IAmFloridaBorn

    IAmFloridaBorn Well-Known Member

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    Please for the future, stay away from World Quest.....
     
  12. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    For World Quest money I can stay in a family suite at CBBR
     
  13. matt clark

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    World quest is like $130 a night for a 3 bedroom 2 bath. That's nicer than that suite. WAY more space.... and you arent paying $20 per day for parking etc.
    you are going to turn down a Jacuzzi tub???
    when you throw down the AAA and florida residence specials you are looking at $127-170 per night depending on the day you are looking for.

    plus you get FREE breakfast. Not that its the worlds greatest meal, but dont act like we dont get nickel and dimed for EVERYTHING on site.
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  14. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    Still rather be at CBBR. I am not going to a hotel to stay in the room. That is for sleeping and showering and a place to store my junk. Other than that I am using the hotel amenities (Hot tub, lazy river included) or am in the park. If I have to waste my time traveling to those places it is not worth it and CBBR family suite is the same price to stay onsite.
     
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  15. IAmFloridaBorn

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    Not to mention the onsite additions in a place like Cabana Bay pay for them selves. Not even comparable. But I guess Disney World people who come every year like to be closer to disney. I would much rather be in the city.
     
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