We read reviews on TripAdvisor before we went from March 1st to 8th. We didn't spend much time in the hotel room and this hotel was fine for what we needed it for.
Really close to Universal Studios (took us 15 mins to walk) and about 10 mins to Seaworld and 15 mins to Disney. Also close to Outlet malls.
Beds are quite comfortable.
Rooms are spacious
Pool is heated
The doors slam shut behind you when you leave the room so when your neighbors leave their rooms, it can be quite loud if they don't bother guiding the door shut.
You can hear everything- it's like there is no insulation at all.
The bathrooms are small.
The pillows are small and super soft.
If you visit the TGI Fridays attached to this hotel and want to have an alcoholic beverage, make sure you ask for a table in the bar. We sat in the restaurant the first time and it took 45 mins to get our drinks. I can't comment on the breakfast as we chose to eat elsewhere (IHOP, Dennys, and Perkins are all short drives away).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our recently renovated hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 21 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and SeaWorld. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Transportation to Walt Disney World also available. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
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