Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

The Grand Hotel Orlando serves as a great base for all your Florida adventures. You’ll have Universal Orlando Resort™ and Walt Disney World® Resort just a shuttle ride away, and all the attractions and Florida favourites within a short driving distance. Your room has all the essentials, and there's even a free buffet breakfast every morning for you to enjoy. After a day at the parks, take a dip in the pool.

Amenities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort

Where is it

Right next to International Drive, within 1 mile to Orlando Eye and 5-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort™. Close to restaurants and bars, shops and entertainment.

Hotel information

328 rooms on 4 floors. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone, WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Free nights: Receive each 7th night free for stays completed between 1 May '22-15 Dec '22 and 1 Jan-30 Apr '23. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Complimentary theme park shuttle. Complimentary self-parking.

Complimentary breakfast buffet.

Swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre.

Laundry facilities*. Gift shop. Complimentry WiFi in public areas. Concierge.

The resort fee is waived for all Virgin Holidays guests, saving $12 plus tax per room, per day (subject to change).

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jan 11, 2022 allhouston79

I am usually not picky about little things, The only two good things I can say about this hotel; is the staff was all very nice, and the location was great for easy access to both major theme park areas. This hotel looks fine outside, the groundskeeper makes it look good and the lobby looks good. The room was not in good repair at all. The paint… Read more
I am usually not picky about little things, The only two good things I can say about this hotel; is the staff was all very nice, and the location was great for easy access to both major theme park areas. This hotel looks fine outside, the groundskeeper makes it look good and the lobby looks good. The room was not in good repair at all. The paint was slapped on the walls, Ok I can deal with that. The room smelled like mold/mildew. The front desk stated he could move us, but we dealt with that too, The shower curtain rod was falling off the wall. The beds and pillows were really uncomfortable. The fridge was not staying very cold, perhaps because the door didn't shut correctly and they didn't check that it was shut so the freezer was iced over when we got there and the whole thing never worked properly (yes we made sure the door was shut after use). Coach Roches can happen and it did. The biggest issue was the smell. The water with the laundry machine made our clothes smell like that too. At first we figured it was just how things were, but our last night was spent at a different hotel in Florida and everything was so much better. Like I said the staff was great, but the rest was not. Read less
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Dec 31, 2021 Graeme H Aberdare, United Kingdom

On the whole the reviews of this hotel are accurate. It is reasonably priced & well located. Whilst our expectations were low, that’s where they stayed. Despite being advertised so, the pool wasn’t heated & that was something we had relied upon as we gave children who like to swim. I did raise this on a couple of occasions with reception, but was… Read more
On the whole the reviews of this hotel are accurate. It is reasonably priced & well located. Whilst our expectations were low, that’s where they stayed. Despite being advertised so, the pool wasn’t heated & that was something we had relied upon as we gave children who like to swim. I did raise this on a couple of occasions with reception, but was informed that there was some form of certification issue which meant the heater wasn’t in use. There was no breakfast either throughout the whole stay e& no logical, or plausible explanation for that. Read less
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May 25, 2021 cdigs14044

I looked at many reviews before going here and many scared me and made me skeptical of the price but it was actually very and no issues arose, so it is well worth the money. We stayed for 2 nights for our trip to universal and it served its purpose perfectly.
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May 10, 2021 tiaa842

This used to be a Baymont Inn. It did shut down for a while I’m guessing due to Covid and switching management. But it has really gone downhill and I cannot say it’s because of the price you pay. It’s inexpensive but when I’ve stayed before it was satisfactory but this time it was not good. They renovated the room with new furniture headboards… Read more
This used to be a Baymont Inn. It did shut down for a while I’m guessing due to Covid and switching management. But it has really gone downhill and I cannot say it’s because of the price you pay. It’s inexpensive but when I’ve stayed before it was satisfactory but this time it was not good. They renovated the room with new furniture headboards etc. Literally the room is supposed to come with a mini fridge and when I opened the cabinet the mini fridge had mold and look like it was there since the hotel shut down last year! The receptionist I’m guessing was new and didn’t know how check ins worked so the guy who clearly wanted to leave for the day which I get Changing shifts, left her to handle everything and she took forever. It was OK for one night but the bed was very uncomfortable. The chair at the desk was dirty . One of the lamps on the side of the bed must’ve been there only for decoration because there was no outlet and it wasn’t plugged in . As with a few other cheap As with a few other cheap places in Orlando there is not breakfast or shuttle service. Read less
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Apr 30, 2021 Ddwyer0540

Jose was wonderful when I walked in to book a room at the front desk. Professional & went above and beyond. helped with prices of rooms. Defiantly will be back they have a spa onsite call -D at hotel.