Well, no, not exactly a night in Hogwarts, but you can spend a night in a castle, just a few minutes from the Universal Orlando Resort! The Castle Hotel by Holiday Inn features a castle theme, much like Hogwarts, The Castle combines the magic of a medieval themed palace with Orlando’s vibrant fun.
This is one of the “off-property” hotels that’s a little unique and close to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that we recommend to our guests. It’s less expensive than a Universal hotel and they do provide shuttles to both Universal Orlando and the Disney World Resort, although if you have a rental car it’s also very convenient to drive to both destinations. The castle theming can be found throughout the resort, including in the rooms, however the decor diminishes a bit inside the rooms to a more standard hotel theme. Not exactly a night in Hogwarts, but probably the closest you’re going to find.
An often mentioned issue with this resort is a lack of a refrigerator in the room. However, you can request one and the staff will gladly bring one to your room. People rave about the beds and how well they sleep in this resort, as well as the proximity to the Florida theme parks and the castle theme.
Additionally, the resort is located within walking distance of many great Orlando restaurants on International Drive. Recently going from a DoubleTree to a Holiday Inn property, the resort has also experienced many improvements with the new management.
So, if you want to mimic a night in Hogwarts Castle, give The Castle Hotel a try on your next visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Let us know what you think!