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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at this property. For only about $20 more, we upgraded the room size to include a sofa bed. The room seemed about twice the size of the standard one! Money well spent. Breakfast was just about at the level of a regular Holiday Inn Express. The front desk was helpful. We were able to walk...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back again to stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the nice comments and happy to hear you enjoyed the upgrade to a suite. Please keep us in mind for your next Universal vacation. Have a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

perfect stay for a quick weekend getaway thank you Doris for putting us in a king suite our daughter has been sleeping with us for a couple years now.. she's 4..she wanted to sleep in the pull out by herself now at home she's sleeping in her princess room by herself.. simple act of kindness...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments. Doris will be thrilled to read your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Have a great day.

Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a quick trip to Universal Studios and stayed in this hotel. We chose this hotel because of the close proximity to the park. We were not impressed and would not stay here again. Here is a list of the pros and cons: PROS: the staff was friendly smelled nice breakfast was good beds were comfy close...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the feedback and do apologize that our rooms did not meet your expectations. We will be adding refrigerators and microwaves to all of our guest rooms by year end. At this time these amenities are in our suites only. We hope you did...

Troy, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time during our stay to Universal Studios. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The hotel had ashuttle to and from Universal Studios, you just had to know when you wanted to leave because you had to sign up for the ride to the park. Also clode to Disney World. I would...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day.

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a tour professional and had the very best experience ever with my group at this property. Check in was seamless and rooms were clean, comfortable, and well appointed. My group of over 3 dozen and not one complaint! Breakfast was done well. Seemed to be a mixed group of guests including families, couples, groups, and teams. All were...

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the "5 star" review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, and took the time to mention so many great things about your stay. I cannot wait to share your comments with our team. We do hope you will bring your group back to stay with us!!! Stay well, and enjoy your...

Orlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a professional tour planner in the Orlando area for 25 years, and a hospitality sales & marketing professional for ten years prior. This is my favorite property in the Universal Studios Area. It is modern, neat, clean, the hot breakfast buffet is great, and even the coffee is good. The staff is friendly, and helpful. I have booked...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate that you keep coming back and booking guests in our hotel. The staff will be thrilled to read you comments. Thanks again and have a great day.

Morrisville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was clean and well kept. Check in was a breeze and the counter staff helpful. Location is very convenient to touristy stuff and local places. The room was clean and quiet with the occasional door slam you get at a hotel. The shower was a surprise, great water pressure and roomy. It would be nice if they could...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Have a great day.

Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights for Universal visit. Only way to beat the location is to stay on Universal property, if you can afford that. Location is close to many,many restaurants. There is a free hot breakfast in the morning. Room was comfortable and reasonably priced (avg $120 a night). Front desk personnel rock. There is a heated (small) pool that I...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! We really appreciate the great comments and hope to see you again. Have a great day.

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The staff we encountered were all friendly. They had an employee there at certain times just to help with vacation planning etc. They had a shuttle to and from Universal, but it filled up fast. The breakfast area was large and the food was fresh. The beds were comfortable and the hotel was clean. My only complaint was that we...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the nice comments and will share your review with our team. We do apologize for any noise issues you experienced. Have a good day and thank you for sharing your comments.

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice stay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Always plenty of food at breakfast. Free shuttle to Universal and Harry Potter World which was awesome! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice clean place with reasonable rates.

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the "great hotel" review of your stay with us. Our breakfast is always a popular event, and I am certainly glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the recommendation, and we do hope you will be able to visit us again soon!!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Closest Holiday Inn Express Hotel to Universal Orlando Just steps away from Universal Studios and 10 minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, our central Orlando hotel offers both comfort and convenience. If you are looking for lodging near Orlando theme parks, look no further than our charming Orlando hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of Florida s Turnpike and I-4. Easy access to popular Orlando attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. Cruise International Drive, also known as I-Drive , for the best shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Orlando. Prime Outlets, Festival Bay, and Mall at Millenia are all five minutes away. Also, we are only 15 minutes away from downtown Orlando. During your Orlando business trip, you will be impressed with the accommodations our Orlando hotel provides. Our Universal hotel is conveniently located near the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center and is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Orlando, FL. While vacationing in Orlando, enjoy several hotel amenities including free high-speed Internet access, pool heated (seasonally) and hot breakfast buffet. Book your reservation today and enjoy our great Orlando hotel deals and rates. Must be 21 years of age with valid credit card at check in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando

Address: 5605 Major Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-7960 (Formerly Sleep Inn & Suites @ Univ Studios)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: £90 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando 2.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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#98 Business Hotel in Orlando
#155 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“The elevators are plenty fast enough and there are stairs - we haven't had a room that didn't work yet.”
 of 5 bubbles Live4VacationTrips, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Vending machines are near elevator so if you need silence, ask for a room away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Karenswims, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the opposite side of Wendy's, the drive thru traffic can get noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles brewer559, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“in the middle”
 of 5 bubbles emissouri92, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Back side rooms overlook a Wendy's restaurant and not far from major road so some road noise in the room. Front side faces the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles ColonelAudubon, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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