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DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Resort

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I was provided with a free stay from DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld for the purposes of this review as part of We Grow Retreat 2018 sponsored by Universal Orlando Resort and Mediavine. All opinions are my own. 

DoubleTree Hilton Orlando SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is an official hotel of SeaWorld and offers a relaxing oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando while conveniently located in the heart of all that Orlando offers. Rates couldn’t be more reasonable starting at around $89 per night.

To say I was pleasantly surprised by the resort is an understatement. The resort takes up 28 acres and offers walkways through tropical  landscapes. Two pools, a kid’s recreation center, beautiful lawns and fountains and fireplaces make the resort a hidden gem for travelers and families. There are several two story buildings and the tower high-rise building. The staff reserves the 2 story buildings for families with the high-rise being used mainly for business travelers.

Location

Whether you are visiting to hit the theme parks, on business or simply to relax, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld puts you at the heart of where you need to be. Theme parks, shopping dining and more are at your fingertips. The resort is a stop for the International Drive trolley so just minutes away from hundreds of things to do and places to eat.

Rooms

Guestroom choices include a king or two queen beds and offer workspaces that overlook the courtyard or pool area. Tower rooms feature views of Orlando, SeaWorld and Aquatica. 

The resort offers PURE Allergy Free Rooms that follow a seven-step process removing 99 percent of pollutants from the air with special air handling units and medical grade air purifiers. 

The Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld also offers “family suites” that offer microwaves and refrigerators and are ideal for family travels. 

Dining

The Sonoma Lobby Bar is the centerpiece of the Main Lobby. The bar offers premium wines and beers from around the world in a relaxing atmosphere. Open daily at 4 p.m., the Sonoma Lobby Bar also offers a tapas menu and small plates menu.

Laguna Grill serves a breakfast buffet daily, as well as serving an all-day menu with a wide variety of appetizers, salads, signature sandwiches, steak and seafood in a comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant offers a great kid’s menu too! 

Chef Omar does a great job!

The Barefoot Bar at the Lagoon Pool offers drinks, frozen treats, snacks and light fare.

The Market serves Starbucks coffee beverages, pastries, sandwiches and refreshments including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to go. A large selection of grab and go items can also be found here.

The Pantry is an ideal spot to find snacks and beverages.

Amenities

The resort offers one of the longest list of amenities I have seen in any of the area resorts.

  • 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market
  • Automated Teller (ATM) 
  • BAGS (Remote Airline Check-In)
  • Baggage Storage
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Coin Laundry
  • Concierge Desk
  • Digital Key Available
  • Fitness Room
  • Paddle Tennis Table
  • Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Mini Golf
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Large Gift Shop
  • Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Local Area Transportation
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Hold
  • Multi-Lingual Staff
  • News Stand
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Snack Shop

For Your Family

  • Children’s Activities
  • Children’s Menu
  • Cribs
  • Day Camp On Site
  • High chairs

Pet Friendly

The resort offers pet friendly rooms but your pets must weigh less than 25 pounds. There is a $75.00 non-refundable pet deposit required. Of course, service animals of all sizes are welcome.

Extras

As an official hotel of SeaWorld, guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld receive complimentary

  • Quick Queue front-of-the-line access at SeaWorld
  • Complimentary transportation to and from
    • SeaWorld
    • Aquatica
    • Discovery Cove
  • Early entry into SeaWorld and Aquatica on select dates
  • Complimentary SeaWorld Rescue Tour
  • 10 percent discount on select Merchandise at SeaWorld and Aquatica

Additional Fees

A daily resort fee (approximately $25) will be added to the room rate. This resort fee includes internet access; self parking; theme park transportation; one appetizer w/purchase of entree in Laguna Grill; two bottled waters from The Market per stay; 10% discount in Spa; local and toll free calls.

Self parking for non-resort stays is $18. Valet parking is $23.

Whatever the reasons you will be visiting Orlando, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is a perfect place to stay. It’s reasonably priced and you will be right in the heart of all there is to do in the area.

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