We wanted to get out of Boston and get some sun to work on that tan (May 4-6, 2012). Chose the Doubletree for it's convenient location (~10-15 min walk) to Universal's City Walk. The AAA price of $118/night was also reasonable.
First impressions of the hotel were favorable. Warm cookies at check-in and friendly staff.
Requested a "Pure" room when I made the reservations on-line due to allergies. Upon entering room there was an odor that I'm not sure that I could quite explain (but it wasn't a fresh scent that made you think clean). My fiance commented that it smelled like urine. There was an air filter next to the dresser which reminded me that this was a "pure" room. I have to admit that it did seem to eliminate any sneezing.
The bed was very comfortable and slept well. The bathroom was decent nothing to special.
We did enjoy the pool and the pool bar. There were plenty of chairs and towels were provided. There was a buffet for breakfast, but we chose to order off of the menu. It was just "ok".
The one frustrating part of our stay was that in the South tower 2 of the 3 elevators were non- functionable for a better part of our second day. the elevators are small so couldn't hold more than 8 comfortably. There were convention/meeting groups held in the hotel on the weekend that we stayed so that made waiting for the elevator an exercise in patient.
At one point I grew so frustrated with the wait that I decided to take the stairs up to our room on the 10th floor. Quite winded when I reached my room. That's when I decided that I would stay somewhere else the next time I came to Orlando.
If not for the elevator issue I would have said that the stay was comfortable and would consider the hotel again. But that and the room odor will make me reconsider.
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