Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

International Drive, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

This hotel is conveniently located half way between Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™, it is the perfect contrast of incredibly convenient location and contemporary accommodation. You really are spoilt for choice around the hotel's 28 acres. The kids will love the two large swimming pools, keeping them cool and happy when they're not at the theme parks. Laguna is the main restaurant, with an atmosphere that is enlivened by regular seasonal entertainment (not to mention their tropical cocktails!).

Amenities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Situated off I-4 and International Drive. 10-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort™ and 15 minutes to Walt Disney World Resort. Driving time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

1,020 guest rooms in 17 buildings with 2–3 floors each and one 17-storey tower block with 2 lifts. All with air-conditioning, 42-inch HDTV, mini fridge, microwave, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer.Standard Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Tower Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Complimentary Self-Parking, saving $18 plus tax per day. Resort fee waived for all Virgin Holidays customers (normally $19.95 per day). Children up to 12 years and under eat free breakfast at the Laguna restaurant with a paying adult (one child per paying adult)

Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays' guests and valet parking* available. Complimentary transport to Seaworld and Aquatica water park. Transportation to Walt Disney World Resort $8 return, children under 4 free (payable locally, fee subject to change). Transportation to Universal Orlando Resort $8.00 per person (payable locally, fee subject to change).

Laguna Restaurant & Bar (open 6:30am-11:30pm daily, children 12 years and under eat free breakfast when accompanied by a full paying adult, maximum one child per paying adult). Alberto's Pizzeria (serving gourmet pizzas and Italian favourites, as well as a range of snacks and drinks, open for all-day dining). Barefoot Bar (poolside light fare and drinks). Sonoma Lobby Bar.

2 swimming pools (open 6.00am - midnight), including lagoon pool with waterfall and a children's pool. Whirlpool. Fitness centre. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Gift shop. Coin-operated laundry*. Room service*. Concierge. 

Resort fee waived: For all Virgin Holidays' guests saving up to $19.95 per day.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

Minimum 3 night stay between 22 - 31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: Each hotel has their individual room cleaning operation, which may mean your room isn't serviced every day, please check with the hotel reception team on arrival for further details.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly staff but very loud

Jun 18, 2024 Venture41949596877 Missouri

Pros: There is plenty of stuff for kids to do. Grounds are pretty and clean. Staff was extremely friendly. First off all of the staff were friendly, but the first room we were put in had a mildew smell and the music from the pool was extremely loud. We went to the front they said there was nothing they could do for us that night but we could… Read more
Pros: There is plenty of stuff for kids to do. Grounds are pretty and clean. Staff was extremely friendly. First off all of the staff were friendly, but the first room we were put in had a mildew smell and the music from the pool was extremely loud. We went to the front they said there was nothing they could do for us that night but we could go back tomorrow and ask to switch rooms. We made it through the night, but the bed was awful and our toilet stopped flushing, my husband fixed it so no big deal. The next day we went to the front desk and told them we were their with a conference and would be also working from our room so we needed a quiet room without mildew. The front desk switched us to a room with hard floors and the smell was better, but it was still right next to the pool. The girl at the front desk said it should be quiter because the young traveling teams would not be here. This room did not smell, but the music from the pool just pounded in until at least 11 at night. My husband and I both had work he had a conference call and the people on the call could hear the bass from the music and I guess someone was working on the room close to us because they were banging on what sounded like the bathroom all day! No one bothered to even call and say this would be going on. I can still hear them drilling on the wall next to us as I write this. Overall, beds are not comfortable. Food is edible, but not good. Breakfast was over $20 a person and honestly it was unedible. The bar in the lounge smelled like a dumpster was nearby. Rooms were dated. Pool area was cleaned but needed update. Chairs around pool looked nice but were the most uncomfortable I have ever been on. Pool towels looked decades old and the return bin was broken so I hope I don’t get charged for the towels I returned. Tips are already included I got a drink around the pool one day it was 19.00 for a piña colada. This hotel was clean and I believe good for families. This is not a hotel I would chose and if you are considering this resort for anything going on at the convention center it is not business travel friendly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cleaning services needed

Jun 18, 2024 Christina B

I was extremely disappointed with the service and cleanliness offered there. The bathroom in our room was quite dirty when we arrived. Housekeeping services did not come every day. One day they came and only made one of the two beds. The second time they came, both beds were made, but nothing else looked to have been cleaned. The remaining days… Read more
I was extremely disappointed with the service and cleanliness offered there. The bathroom in our room was quite dirty when we arrived. Housekeeping services did not come every day. One day they came and only made one of the two beds. The second time they came, both beds were made, but nothing else looked to have been cleaned. The remaining days they did not come at all. We had a pile of at least 10 towels on the bathroom floor along with a large garbage bag (with a note to housekeeping staff to remove) and when we returned to our room after being out all day, nothing had been cleaned or removed. It was very disappointing and not at all what I would expect from a stay at a Hilton Hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay here!

Jun 13, 2024 Frances B

Worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!! Very dated and looks like a very low end economy hotel. Ceiling had patches, chipped paint everywhere, front desk was zero help and could barely speak english, very few support staff spoke english, phone support was even less help than the front desk. Food was… Read more
Worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!! Very dated and looks like a very low end economy hotel. Ceiling had patches, chipped paint everywhere, front desk was zero help and could barely speak english, very few support staff spoke english, phone support was even less help than the front desk. Food was terrible. Will NEVER stay at a double tree again. Read less
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Jun 13, 2024 LouisieannaObserves Cape Town, South Africa

Great hotel, in beautiful gardens. Nice size room. Bathrooms are tight, but adequate. Lovely touch to have a fridge and microwave available as well as the coffee maker. Adequate plug points for charging electronic devices - hidden behind bathroom screen doors. Note: very little English spoken by staff.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating For price, ok

Jun 9, 2024 Craig B Sarasota, Florida

Dated property with fair service. If you are looking for an inexpensive property, this is it. Over all for the money, OK. Breakfast buffet is fair at best. Was much better pre COVID, but like everything Hilton branded properties reduced service and quality. Hot tub is more of a childrens wadding pool. Rooms are stuck fair, but could use a refresh.… Read more
Dated property with fair service. If you are looking for an inexpensive property, this is it. Over all for the money, OK. Breakfast buffet is fair at best. Was much better pre COVID, but like everything Hilton branded properties reduced service and quality. Hot tub is more of a childrens wadding pool. Rooms are stuck fair, but could use a refresh. Grounds overall are clean and manicured well. Close to Sea World. Once again, fair at best,value is ok. Read less