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, 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.

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Apr 11, 2024 Sarah H

Will definitely not stay here again. The rooms are very dated and were not that nice at all. there are a lot of hidden fees we did not know about and they charge you when you leave!! Read the fine print! Extremely disappointed and Will not recommend!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best location!

Apr 7, 2024 JessW37 Wales, United Kingdom

You cannot get a better location in Orlando. This hotel is directly halfway between Disney and Universal, and also has a walkway to SeaWorld. This is why we chose to stay here. There was plenty of parking available throughout our stay. Check in was okay, they did take a massive deposit of $525 which will apparently be refunded in 3-4 working days.… Read more
You cannot get a better location in Orlando. This hotel is directly halfway between Disney and Universal, and also has a walkway to SeaWorld. This is why we chose to stay here. There was plenty of parking available throughout our stay. Check in was okay, they did take a massive deposit of $525 which will apparently be refunded in 3-4 working days. There were also no cookies available on check in which was slightly disappointing. The room was very spacious and clean. The room was serviced daily. There was a good coffee machine and a microwave in the room, but we had to request a hairdryer from reception. We hardly spent any time in the room as we were visiting the parks all day every day, so this hotel was absolutely fine to sleep and to use as a base. I would recommend staying here for location in Orlando if you're visiting all parks, but next time we will look into staying on property at Disney and Universal as there are many perks of doing this. Read less
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Mar 31, 2024 Christopher E

Have just checked out of quite possibly the worst hotel I've stayed in. For the price I paid the rooms were drafty, didn't block out any noise from outside and were dated and run down. Never was able to use the lift on site we would wait about 5-10 minutes then give up and carry our stuff up the stairs. The drinks vending machines on site were… Read more
Have just checked out of quite possibly the worst hotel I've stayed in. For the price I paid the rooms were drafty, didn't block out any noise from outside and were dated and run down. Never was able to use the lift on site we would wait about 5-10 minutes then give up and carry our stuff up the stairs. The drinks vending machines on site were always sold out no matter what time of day. The communication from staff was the worst I've ever encountered. We were told on the first day that we needed to put a security deposit down that would be held for the duration of the stay. We put the deposit down then with about 3-4 days to go they take another pending transaction putting me into overdraft without any notice and there explanation mounted up to "oh that's just how it works". I ask if they'll take any more pending holds, they explicitly tell me no, until I get charged again with no notice the very next day! No apologies given, just a "that's how it goes". I also asked the concierge if they could sell me a discovery cove ticket which when I got there turned out to be for seaworld child access so I get scammed out of 84 dollars and then had to pay 260 ish dollars on the day. Oh and of course they won't refund their mistake as they make sure to put in the ticket that it's non-refundable and void after the time allotted. And to top it off we asked yesterday (day before checkout) if they had a scale to weigh our bags before we go, they say "yes it's in the bellhop room". Get to today (leaving day) they then say "oh it's not there anymore, it's in the ups store but that's closed all day, but you can go x miles to the other shop if you need to" This place feels like an absolute bait and switch scam, I never want to come back to this hotel. And If I could get my money back I would with the amount of money this place outright cheated and lied me out of. Read less
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Mar 24, 2024 Lights99

One of the top service hotels in the country., overall front desk staff are very friendly. Great service for Hilton honers. Good bar and restaurant staff. Little old building, however You will definitely enjoy. Great food, good options, nice one as a resort or hotel for family or individual to stay, business or pleasure.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ingrid is awesome

Mar 20, 2024 Janice W

Fantastic servers and service at Laguna restaurant, thank you Ingrid and crew for all your hospitality, made our 33rd anniversary a great celebration experience with drinks and cakes made specifically for us, love, love, love her for all she did for us, may God bless her and keep her in all she does!