FOUND: A List of 2013 Universal Partner Hotel Discounts

FOUND: A List of 2013 Universal Partner Hotel Discounts
Universal Orlando Partner Hotel
Photo: Best Western Plus Orlando Gateway Hotel

In a moment of complete insanity quest to gather information on Orlando Resort Fees, I noticed quite a few hotel websites proudly displaying the Universal Partner Hotel badge.

After coming across more than a few hotels touting the “benefits” and “discounts” of staying at one of these Universal Partner Hotels, I HAD to know EXACTLY what this whole Partner Hotel thing was all about, and what kind of discounts were being offered.

A quick search of the web netted me NADA. ZERO. ZILCH. I found nothing more than vague mentions of “bonus benefits.”

Unsatisfied with these vague discount claims, I decided to give Universal Guest Services a call.

AAAAND… I got nothing.

A few more conversations with perplexed Partner Hotel front desk agents, and I was on the verge of throwing in the towel.

I headed to Google for one more quick search, and several pages later, I found THIS list of Universal Partner Hotel Benefits, courtesy of Coco Key Water Resort (A Universal Partner Hotel offering Bonus Benefits)!

  • 15% off Merchandise Purchases over $50 (pre-tax) at Islands of Adventure Trading Company, Universal Studios Store®, and Wet n’ Wild® – Orlando Breaker’s Beach Shop
  • 15% off Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Purchases over $50 (pre-tax) at Universal’s Island of Adventure® (Confisco Grille® & Mythos Restaurant), Universal Studios® (Finnegan’s Bar & Grill & Lombard’s Seafood Grille), and Universal CityWalk® (Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®, Pat O’Brien’s®, CityWalk’s Rising Star, the groove, Pastamoré, Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom)
  • 10% off Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Purchases $30-$49 (pre-tax) at Universal’s Island of Adventure® (Confisco Grille® & Mythos Restaurant), Universal Studios® (Finnegan’s Bar & Grill & Lombard’s Seafood Grille), and Universal CityWalk® (Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®, Pat O’Brien’s®, CityWalk’s Rising Star, the groove, Pastamoré, Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom)

And according to Universal’s own website, guests at Universal Partner Hotels also qualify for golf reservations and complimentary transportation to select area courses offered through the Golf Universal Orlando Program.

The Fine Print

As always, there’s a TON of fine print associated with this offer. The most important being that participating hotels and benefits are subject to change without notice (Could THIS be the reason behind the covert benefits list?).

Soooooo, if these benefits are make or break for you, double check with the hotel before booking!

A few other noteworthy restrictions: Discounts are not valid at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and exclude film, batteries, candy, tobacco, sundries, and media.

You can find the complete list of benefits (the vague ones) and restrictions here.

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