Along with Disney World, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Whether it’s immersing yourself in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minion Mayhem, Jurassic Park, or Whoville, it’s no surprise Universal appeals not only to families, but also couples, solo travelers, and groups of friends. As with all vacations, choosing the right place to stay is essential. If you’re looking for an authentic accommodation option in Orlando here’s the most convenient and luxurious Airbnbs near Universal Studios.
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- Airbnbs near Universal Studios for solo travelers and couples
- Airbnbs near Universal Studios for small groups and families
- Airbnbs near Universal Studios for large groups and gatherings
- What time does Universal Studios open?
- How much is parking at Universal Studios?
- How far is Universal Studios from Disney World?
The best Airbnbs near Universal Studios for solo travelers and couples
1. Game-themed epic condo with pool, lazy river, and lake views
Just two miles from Universal Studios, this family-sized condo has views of the lake and pool. The condo has multiplied bedrooms — often Disney-themed — and has access to a massive game room with foosball, pool, darts, and more. You’ll have the entire place to yourself, with the vibe of being in a high-end resort (sans-cost and annoying tourists).
Fourteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $476 per night
2. Airbnb studio with oversized balcony
Located right off International Drive and just two miles from Universal Studios, this studio has a 400-square-foot balcony where you can watch the evening fireworks. It’s perfect for a couple or a family of up to four people, with a king-sized bed and a pullout daybed.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $88 per night
The best Airbnbs near Universal studios for families and small groups
3. Conveniently-located three-bedroom unit with pool, lazy river
This three-bedroom condo is conveniently surrounded by restaurants, and right near Millenia Mall and International Drive. It’s just 10 minutes to Universal Studios and 20 minutes to Disney World, but perhaps best of all, it has access to a private pool where you can soak up the hot Florida sun. This pool includes a lazy river, waterslide, and a kid’s waterpark.
Ten guests, three bedrooms
Price: $240 per night
4. Lakehouse next to Universal Studios
This luxurious, modern single-family home can access a lake in the highly sought-after Doctor Phillips neighborhood. It’s also just a few miles from Universal Studios, Disney World, and Seaworld Orlando.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $390 per night
5. Cozy home with private courtyard and tiki bar lanai
This Airbnb near Universal Studios is right across the street from the park. The house has an open kitchen, dining, and living room, along with a private courtyard. Outside the house, there’s even a lanai with a tiki bar. Given its convenient location, you can easily walk to the gates of Universal’s parks in just 15 minutes. Also note that this is a monthly (not daily) rental, making it the perfect option if you’re looking to spend the entire season in Orlando.
Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $2,322 per month
6. Condo overlooking a lake
Why not combine a theme park trip with a lake vacation? This two-bedroom condo overlooks a beautiful lake near International Drive, and has panoramic views of the area’s attractions, including Seaworld and ICON Park. The condo itself features a glossy floor, quartz counter, induction stove, rain shower with a massage sprayer, two communal oversized pools, and an indoor heated pool and spa.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $97 per night
The best Airbnbs near Universal Studios for large groups
7. Penthouse with view of Orlando Eye
Nothing says luxury like a penthouse. This large four-bedroom condo can accommodate up to 14 guests, and has access to two swimming pools and a hot tub. With over 2,000 square feet of space, the penthouse has an arcade machine and a foosball table in the fourth bedroom.
Fourteen guests, four bedrooms
Price: $222 per night
8. Vacation home with lake views
Casablanca, a spacious vacation home, is located in the popular Doctor Phillips neighborhood with views of the lake from almost every room. Guests can enjoy the pool and hot tub in the private backyard, and the property is under 15 minutes away from Universal, Disney, and International Drive.
Nine guests, four bedrooms
Price: $343 per night
9. Modern luxury lake house just west of central Orlando
This gorgeous Airbnb near Universal Studios is located in western Orlando, just six miles from Universal, eight miles to Disney. The home provides guests with access to community amenities including a pool, hot tub, and a lake — the home is actually the lower half of a lake house on Lake Rose. It’s spacious and comfortable, perfect for the family who wants to enjoy the parks without the chaos and hassle of staying in the city center.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $360 per night
10. Large house with pool and hammock
This modern house is just five minutes from Universal and has a large pool, hammock, BBQ, and even cornhole set. The home features brand-new appliances and furniture with smart TVs in every bedroom.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $170 per night
11. Spacious condo with heated pool
This 2,000-square-foot condo gives guests access to heated pools, a fitness center, a game room, a full-service bar, a playground, and a sports court just four miles away from Universal. There’s also a nearby lake which is popular for jogging and walking. The condo has four bedrooms, with the fourth bedroom featuring an air hockey table and bunk beds.
Fifteen guests, four bedrooms
Price: $295 per night
What time does Universal Studios open?
Universal Studios Florida is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sundays through Wednesdays, and from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Thursdays through Saturdays. Universal Studios Florida offers a variety of attractions, shows, events and dining experiences for guests to enjoy.
How much is parking at Universal Studios?
Parking at Universal Studios Florida can vary in price depending on the type of parking you choose. The standard 2023 Universal Orlando parking price is $27 per car, with a Prime Upgrade for $32 and Prime Parking for $60. Valet Parking is also available for cars and vans for $27 for less than 2 hours, and RV/Bus Parking is $32 per day. After 6pm, free parking is available for all guests.
How far is Universal Studios from Disney World?
Universal Studios is located in Orlando, Florida and is approximately 20 miles away from Disney World, which is also located in Orlando. Universal Studios is much smaller than Disney World, with around 840 acres compared to the 47 square miles of Disney World. While both resorts offer a variety of attractions and activities, they have different strengths and weaknesses.