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|Distance to city centre||9.7 km|
|Nearest Airport||Orlando All airports|
|Distance to airport||13.8 km|
|"Great selection at breakfast"||(in 18 reviews)|
|"Convenient shuttle ride to Universal Studios."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Room was clean and very spacious."||(in 37 reviews)|
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|beds were small||in 6 reviews|
|buffet selection||in 21 reviews|
|check in early||in 4 reviews|
|clean room||in 86 reviews|
|fridge and microwave||in 6 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 110 reviews|
|great hotel||in 27 reviews|
|great location||in 45 reviews|
|night long||in 8 reviews|
|room was a bit small||in 65 reviews|
|shuttle to universal||in 29 reviews|
|small people||in 6 reviews|
|staff was very friendly||in 72 reviews|
|toilet was leaking||in 7 reviews|
|universal studios||in 24 reviews|
Close to Universal. There was a shuttle for Halloween Horror which you could take there and back. We had a great driver, Kevin who made the ride fun. The breakfast had a great selection and was always fresh. The room was very clean. The pool was open until 11 and had a supply of towels. There was always coffee, tea and lemon water in the lobby. The hotel is close to an “I” Trolly stop.
The staff was amazing, particularly Janet at the front desk. We arrived around 8am and she was able to check us in early and offered us breakfast while we waited for our shuttle to Universal.
The bathroom was a bit small but spotlessly clean
The room was a good size and the bed was very comfortable. The shower was large and had good power.
The thing that really let the hotel down was the amount of plastic that they used. At breakfast the plates and cutlery were all plastic, and the fruit was wrapped in cling-film. It was a similar story in the room, where the coffee cups were single use and were individually wrapped in plastic. Aside from the plastic, we had a small issue with the free shuttle to the studios. The lady had not successfully completed our booking.
Breakfast was great! Kitchen staff/bussers hustled to make sure everything was stocked and tidy. Thank you!! Also, on my first day - they allowed me to check in a little early, which i was very grateful for.
Shuttle to Universal only runs 3 times in the early morning, allowing zero flexibility for when it's convenient for YOU to go to Universal. You cant book the shuttle early enough - it's first come first served but only 24 hrs in advance and IN person, so you cant just have peace and book it for 3 days in a row, or the duration of your stay, or anything like that. My room keys almost never worked and i had to go from the 11th floor back to ground level multiple times for "new" keys - and they blamed me and said, "You must have had it near your phone and ruined the swipe strip" (I had it nowhere near my phone...) The front desk folks need customer service training, as they were blaming the customer for something going wrong, based on a false assumption. The room floor was sticky in the entry way and outside the bathroom (the entire laminate floor part). The bathroom had some gross stuff on the toilet seat cover and toilet seat, and there was some visible black mold in the shower in a few spots. It just did not feel clean in the room, overall.
Good location,healthy breakfast,modern building, friendly staff
Experience Extra Value at our Official Universal Partner Hotel Recently renovated, we offer an unbeatable stay for your next Orlando vacation! Enjoy the convenience of being within walking distance to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal CityWalk™. Popular Orlando attractions like The Holy Land Experience, Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld™ Orlando and Aquatica are also nearby. Just a few minutes off International Drive, explore the best shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Orlando. Orlando Premium Outlets and Mall at Millenia are all five minutes away and our 100% smoke free hotel is only 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. Every stay includes a free hot breakfast buffet daily, free Wi-Fi and use of our Business Center, Fitness Center, outdoor pool & 24/7 market. Purchase your park tickets from our onsite Universal Orlando kiosk Business travelers will also appreciate the location of our hotel just 10 minutes from Orlando Convention Center. Every room features a Keurig, spacious work desk, mini fridge, microwave and safe. Upgrade to a suite for additional space. Book a reservation today and enjoy great Universal Partner Hotel benefits and rates at our Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel near Universal Orlando. Must be 21 years of age with valid credit card at check-in.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive 1.1 km
- Universal Orlando Resort 1.5 km
- Fun Spot America 1.8 km
- Universal's Islands of Adventure 1.8 km
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