I booked a room with two double beds for my sister and myself at the Homewood Suites in Lake Mary, near the venue for a weekend family reunion. After reading the reviews on this site, it seemed that the Homewood Suites would be a good deal -- inexpensive yet nice. However, that was not the case.
First of all, when I arrived I was told there were no rooms available with two double beds and that one of us would have to sleep on the sofa. As disappointing as that news was, I nevertheless decided to take a look at the room. It smelled musty, was dark and had a view of the parking lot. After I complained, the manager agreed to refund my deposit. My sister and I left the Homewood Suites and drove to the Marriott Hotel a few blocks away. (Not the Courtyard Marriott, but the full-service Marriott.) Rooms at the Marriott were $40 more per night than the Homewood Suites, but as they say, you get what you pay for. The Marriott was absolutely beautiful, bright and clean.
The bottom line: If you want to save a few bucks and you don't mind dreary smelly accomodations, then the Homewood Suites might work out for you. But if you want a pleasant expericence, pay the extra money and stay at the Marriott.More
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