Non Universal hotel...any good experiences?

Hey Liners, We are planning a trip the last week of March 2019 for two nights and am trying to go on the cheap…does anyone have any good recommendations from the list of “partner” hotels off property that you still get early entry with that they would recommend?


I imagine you have already found an answer to this question. Where did you decide to stay? I am looking for a hotel for Presidents day weekend. Looks the doubletree has a substantial discount for AARP members.
Also is one of hotels that come up on a bidding site along with the Universal onsite hotels. They all charge parking fines (okay fees for parking on site). Judy

We stayed at the drury inn which is part of the shuttle route. We love Drury hotels especially the included breakfast and happy hour. Parking was free. I dont think you get early entry unless you book the hotels through universal as part of a package (but I could be wrong).

Thank you