Looking for a hotel that is centrally located to all of the Orlando theme parks? Look no farther than the DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld. This beautiful 28 acre resort, is within walking distance to SeaWorld, less than two miles from Aquatica & Discovery Cove, and only seven miles from Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. The best part is, it won’t break the bank!
DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld Review
Located on I-Drive, is the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, however once you walk into the lobby you forget you are on I-drive and are transported into a beautiful resort. I was pleasantly surprised by this resort, not by the accommodations because DoubleTree is a great brand, but because it has much more than the typical I-drive hotel feel.
Once you pass through the lobby you are greeted by lush landscapes and beautiful fountains. The resort is made up of several two-story buildings and a tower high-rise building. Because of its proximity to the Convention center the resort is frequented not only by families but business travelers as well. With this resort being an I-Drive Trolley stop, you don’t have to worry with Orlando traffic if you want to visit I-Drive attractions. There is also a shuttle direct to the SeaWorld parks.
Choose from a variety of spacious rooms with modern amenities and distinctly Florida decor. Resort rooms are clustered together in two-story buildings connected by landscaped walkways, bursting with tropical flowers; while rooms inside the 17-story tower offer great views of downtown Orlando and surrounding parks.
I stayed in a two queen tower room, it was quite large and would comfortably fit a family of four, or two friends sharing a room. The bathroom offered a shower/tub combo with a large sink. There is also a desk, and two chairs. The room had a view of SeaWorld and at night you could see the fireworks from other parks. If you want the option of having a mini-fridge and microwave be sure to book a room with a wet bar.
In Room Amenities
- 42” LCD HD TV
- Video Games featured on TV
- Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection
- Newspaper (Monday–Friday)
- Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience
- Coffee Maker
- Mini Refrigerator (select rooms)
- Microwave (select rooms)
- Iron/Ironing Board
There are plenty of on-site dining options available at the Doubletree Orlando at SeaWorld. From quick bites, to wonderful table service dining in Laguna you will surely satisfy your taste-buds.
Barefoot Bar– Located at the Lagoon Pool, this outdoor bar features frozen drinks, sandwiches, full kids menu and appetizers. Might I suggest the No Tan Lines frozen cocktail, it’s sure to satisfy on a hot Florida afternoon.
Feel free to take a day off from the hustle and bustle of Orlando and relax at the resort. There is plenty to offer a full day of family fun. The resort pool is the feature pool offering a waterfall feature and the Barefoot Bar. There are family fun activities during the day, music and in the evenings dive-in movies at this pool as well.
You can also play mini-golf, chess, table tennis and pool while at the resort and it’s included in your resort fee, so no charge!
I know I only mentioned one pool, but there are actually two pools on resort property. If you want a quiet escape from the Feature Pool, visit the other pool in the back of the resort, it offers a hot tub as well. There is also a fitness center, and a children’s activity center. As I said, there is no shortage of fun to be had on a non-park day.
Official SeaWorld Partner Hotel
This hotel is so close to SeaWorld you can walk, it took me 10 minutes to get from my room to the front gate. Follow the signs, and you will be flying high on Mako in no time!
Exclusive benefits as a partner hotel guest include:
- FREE Quick Queue – Front of the Line Access
- FREE Rescue Tour – A behind the scenes look at SeaWorld’s rescue and rehabilitation facilities.
- FREE Park Shuttle to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
- Priority Entry to SeaWorld and Aquatica
- 10% off dining
- 10% off merchandise- Purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
Plus, 10% off the Discovery Photo Package at Discovery Cove
Be sure to get your benefits card from the Expedia Local Expert Guest Services Desk. They can also help you make reservations for Quick Queue, Park Transportation and the SeaWorld Rescue Tour.
Remember when I said it wouldn’t break the bank? You can get rooms for as low as $89 a night, during low season. If you are looking for an affordable resort, with tons of amenities and is great for families look no further than the DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld.