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Hotels Near Universal Epic Universe for an Unforgettable Family Adventure

Gearing up for an unforgettable adventure at Universal’s brand new theme park, Epic Universe? To maximize the magic of your trip, finding the perfect hotel near the park is key. Whether you crave a budget-friendly space or a luxurious on-site experience, we’re sharing the ideal hotels near Epic Universe that are waiting to make your family’s adventure truly legendary.

Hotels & Resorts at Epic Universe

Universal Stella Nova Resort

4500 Epic Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Designed with a galactic theme, the resort will immerse you in the wonders of space, from swirling galaxies to rooms that feel like an otherworldly oasis. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of thrilling adventures at Epic Universe, the newest Universal Orlando theme park.

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Universal’s brand-new Stella Nova Resort is opening its doors on January 21st, 2025, promising an out-of-this-world experience. Located adjacent to the future site of the new Universal Epic Universe theme park, which will open at a later date in 2025, this hotel is very convenient.

You’ll enjoy endless family fun with a massive pool, standard rooms that sleep up to four, multiple dining options, and tons of recreational fun.

Universal Stella Nova Resort will have numerous on-site food and beverage outlets, including a three-meal restaurant, lobby bar, coffee outlet with grab-n-go items, and a pool bar and grill.

Guests of Stella Nova Resort also have access to explore amenities at the Loews’ sister properties, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

Universal Terra Luna Resort

5500 Epic Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

The all-new Universal Terra Luna Resort was inspired by the thrill of exploring the unknown and pushing the limits of discovery. Opening February 25, 2025, it’s much more than your launchpad into amazing adventures and exclusive theme park benefits at the parks; it’s also your landing zone for relaxation and recharging between the fun.

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Enjoy a zero-entry pool with a hot tub, lounge, and table-top seating in the pool area, select outdoor games, a fitness center, a game room (fees apply), and a Universal Studios Store.

Throughout the resort, there are restaurant and lounge options sure to fit the palette of everyone – including a pool bar and grill, and pizza delivery.

Universal Helios Grand Hotel

8505 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Universal’s Helios Grand Hotel will be the first IN-PARK Universal Hotel. Located within Celestial Park with a dedicated and exclusive entrance into Universal Epic Universe theme park, you’ll be transported to a fantastical world where heavens and earth unite at this full-service hotel.

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Enter a divine escape with dazzling views of the Universal Epic Universe. Beautiful details of celestial patterns and constellations adorn the hotel with an elegant Mediterranean-inspired feel.

At this time, Universal has not released any more information on Helios Grand Hotel opening in 2025. As we inch closer to the opening date for Epic Universe, guests can expect all the details to be released to give them time to make those reservations once they become available.

Hotels & Resorts Near Epic Universe

Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites

Endless Summer Resort is Universal Orlando’s first Value category hotel property. Accommodations here are incredibly affordable and perfect for families of any size, with both standard rooms and spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six. Go for bright, beachy, and soothing at Surfside Inn and Suites or cool, calm, and carefree at Dockside Inn and Suites.

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Surfside Inn and Suites
7000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

This fun, family-oriented Value hotel introduces extra affordability to your Universal vacation. The feeling here is relaxed and easy, with a cool surf vibe woven throughout. In addition to beachy, surf-themed standard rooms, Surfside Inn and Suites features spacious, 2-bedroom suites that sleep up to six, making it the perfect spot for families of any size to experience a Universal Orlando Resort vacation.

In addition to 750 guest rooms, the hotel also features a surfboard-shaped pool and splash pad, fitness center, game room, food court, and a pool bar.

Dockside Inn and Suites
7125 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Unwind in an escape that’s extra-affordable. Inspired by sand, sea, and breathtaking sunsets, this retreat has a coastal vibe and comes with all the fun and convenience of staying with Universal—including awesome theme park benefits. With plenty of standard rooms and spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six, it’s a great spot for families of any size to base their Universal vacation

In addition to over 2,000 guest rooms, the hotel also features 2 resort-style pools with pool bars and a splash pad, fitness center, game room, food court, and lobby bar.

Guests of ALL Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Enjoy:

  • Breeze into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal Volcano Bay an hour earlier than other guests with Early Park Admission. Just gotta have valid theme park admission (select attractions). 
  • It’s a quick hop from Universal hotels to the parks with free water taxis or Shuttles.
  • Keep it simple when you dine and shop by charging purchases across the Resort to your room key card.
  • Wake up with a star. Get an exclusive Universal wake-up call each morning.

Hotel Landy

7800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

From the moment guests enter the lobby, their eyes are drawn to dynamic art on the walls, layered mesh lighting fixtures overhead, and graphic floor designs that each create an illusion of subtle movement. The soaring atrium takes center stage as the property’s interior focal point, serving as the heart of activity as visitors explore the many amenities available.

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Each of the 400 guest rooms, ranging from standard and premium double queen and king configurations to junior and presidential suites, are family- and pet-friendly.

With views of nearby Universal Studios and other Orlando hallmarks, Hotel Landy’s guest rooms feature geometric shapes and patterns along the walls in rich teal and orange hues to evoke kinetic art. All rooms are also outfitted with a fridge, science-focused literature for kids, and custom, chemistry-themed La Bottega bathroom amenities.

Hotel Landy Game Room Image by Meghan Roth

The amenities at Hotel Landy are geared toward travelers of all types. Next to the sparkling, resort-style pool sits Landy Lawn, an open green space shaded by palm trees and ready for lively lawn games such as bocce ball or post-dinner conversation with friends.

A yoga studio welcomes moments of relaxation, while a fully equipped gym with Matrix cardio equipment and free weights caters to those looking for a quick yet fulfilling workout. Hotel Landy’s perpetual energy continues with a 24/7 Kinetic Game Room, which includes retro arcade games, dueling Sudoku walls, air hockey, and more.

Parenting pro-tip: Check out the Universal Partner Hotels for added benefits and perks.

Villatel Orlando Resort

5120 Del Verde Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Villatel offers multi-bedroom estates (some sleeping up to 26) with aspirational amenities like home movie theatres and unique arcade rooms, and villas (sleeping 10-14) with grand living spaces and themed rooms.

There are also affordable townhomes with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (sleeping 10 people). These townhomes are a great options for two families to get together under one roof, and enjoy a themed kids’ room, including themes that are perfect for Epic Universe.

How to Train Your Dragon Themed Kids Room with slide at Villatel Orlando vacation home rental
Dragon Themed Kids Room at Villatel Orlando image by Dani Meyering

All accommodations have gourmet kitchens, private spa pools, and immersive bedrooms (there are 26 options!) for children—think Enchanted Castles, a Gamer’s Paradise, and a Wizarding WonderLand. These extraordinary rooms are designed by local fabricator and sister company, Immersive Scenic Studios.

The Gamer’s Paradise will be PERFECT for families that are excited about Super Nintendo World coming to Epic Universe!

A central, resort-style pool, lazy river, four waterslides, sports courts (including basketball and pickleball), fitness center, golf simulator, and a bar and grill for poolside dining is coming late 2024.

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Rosen Shingle Creek

8602 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

This dog-friendly resort is near International Drive and therefore close to Epic Universe and Universal Orlando. As the name implies, the beauty of Shingle Creek is nearby too. Embrace nature’s harmony and balance indoors via Spanish revival architecture and décor. 

Spend your days lazing by the resort’s four outdoor swimming pools or unwinding at The Spa at Shingle Creek. Other amenities include a championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer Design Company, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, seasonal fishing, a nature trail, and more.

Need a bite to eat? Orlando’s foodie experts herald A Land Remembered and Cala Bella as must-eat fine-dining restaurants as well as the plethora of casual restaurants and lounges in the hotel.

Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

8602 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

The moment you check in to Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection you will be immersed in an elegant boutique experience. After an action-packed day, relax in your pet-friendly hotel room outfitted with luxurious bedding, ample workstations, free high-speed Wi-Fi and room service fit for a king.

The hotel includes an outdoor pool and whirlpool, indoor and outdoor fitness centers, and a lobby restaurant and bar. In addition to being right in between Universal Orlando and Epic Universe, it is also just steps from International Drive and all it has to offer.

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Budget-Friendly Options Nearby

Spark by Hilton Orlando Universal Blvd

7701 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

This pet-friendly hotel offers free breakfast, a fitness center, and a swimming pool. Enjoy their shuttle to the Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Studios theme parks. This hotel also offers free breakfast and free parking.

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Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

7299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

This full-service hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this Orlando hotel features cable satellite television with HBO and free high-speed internet access.

Hotel guests will find great dining on-site at the hotel’s restaurant or cocktail lounge. The Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel also features a fitness center, guest laundry, and a half basketball court.

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The Point Hotel & Suites

7389 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

The Point Hotel & Suites is an all-suites hotel offering modern accommodations with resort amenities near Orlando’s most popular attractions and dining.

Experience exceptional customer service and in-room amenities in a spacious executive studio, double king suite or one-bedroom suite. This vibrant property includes a tropical outdoor pool and hot tub, The Cabana Bar & Grill, and well-equipped fitness center.

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Element Orlando Universal Blvd

8278 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Thrill thrives here with vacation accommodations that place the fun in functional, with full kitchen suites and comfy delights. Move in Motion, their 24-hour fitness center, offers Peloton bikes and everything you need to stay fit on the road.

Refresh during your stay and take a dip in their outdoor saline pool featuring gram-worthy views of the Wheel and sunset delights. The outdoor patio with fire pit is perfect for ending the day with complimentary sips from their evening Relax reception or with a craveable snack from the Restore market.

Pets are pals at this Orlando pet-friendly hotel with signature comforts designed for their enjoyment, equally as well as yours. 

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Whichever hotel you choose, you’re bound to have a fantastic time with your family. While you’re in the area, check out some of our favorite family friendly restaurants and enjoy yourself!

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Meghan Roth