We recently spent a weekend in Orlando to catch a comedy show up at the Improv / Pointe Orlando, and decided to try out the Hilton Orlando. I can say with all confidence that this was by far one of, if not, 'the best' hotel experience we've had in Orlando to date, and at a great price.
Here's our honest take...
The location is great. We were just down the road from Pointe Orlando, and a quick cab ride away. We initially thought we could walk, but after a quick heads up from the front desk staff, the distance was a bit much. The cab was right out front, and cheap / worth it. There was a volleyball tourney going on at one of the convention centers nearby, so the hotel was just brimming with people.
The parking and check-in was smooth. After a quick heads up from a bellman, we self-parked under the hotel and took a quick elevator to check in. No hassle, no waiting. We tend to like to schlep our own stuff/move at our own pace, and this worked great for us. You also can't beat covered parking in this Florida heat.
The staff at this hotel was honestly by far the nicest we've ever dealt with in Orlando. That goes a LONG way with us. From the bellman, to the front desk, to the wait staff at the pool / bar, everyone was on point. We especially enjoyed our service for dinner at one of the hotels restaurants (David's Club Bar & Grill). Our waitress (Yara or Yana, can't remember her name exactly) was extremely friendly, helpful with menu selections, and just all around great. She was awesome! The food was excellent to boot.
The room was a pleasant surprise. It was very clean, well appointed, comfortable bed / sheets / pillows, great water pressure, etc. We didn't see any faucets hanging off the walls, rust and such like you might come across at some hotels. It's not often you go to a hotel and find the rooms this nice and kept up / maintained. We were very pleased.
As far as hotel dining, we did eat at David's one night, had breakfast at the Bistro, and had drinks and lunch poolside at Tropics. The food at each was great! As I mentioned above, our experience at David’s was excellent. We would definitely go back / recommend. We had the breakfast buffet at the Bistro. Everything was great, and the wait staff was very friendly. Our lunch poolside was excellent as well.
The hotel and grounds in general were very nice. Everything was clean had a very 'new' feel. We loved the pools. If you stay here, you better like kids because they were everywhere! They also have a 'quiet' pool to counter that, which was a nice touch. They had so many things to do besides the pools...a lazy river, putting greens, basketball court, water slide, pool-side activities, pool tables, Foosball. They really knew what they were doing when they built this facility!
Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. The facilities, the staff, the food...everything was just wonderful, and at a very reasonable price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Orlando offers an attractive location for leisure and business travelers seeking an upscale resort experience located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. You will appreciate the close proximity to International Drive shopping and dining and Orlando's main attractions: SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and the Orange County Convention Center. Hilton Orlando features spectacular amenities that everyone will enjoy: 2 pools, a lazy river, waterside, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, full-service spa & 24-hr fitness center, 9-hole putting green, 1/4 mile jogging track, recreational courts including: volleyball, tennis, basketball, and bocce ball. Hilton Orlando is consistently ranked on TripAdvisor as one of Orlando's top hotels and has been received the highest honor from Hilton Worldwide three years in a row, the Connie Award, chose out of over 550 Hilton Hotels internationally for our overall performance, guest satisfaction, quality, loyalty and outstanding customer service. *The pools, lazy river and cabana rentals are for registered guests only. Proof of hotel stay may be requested to gain access or reserve a cabana. All hotel guests must wear shoes and proper attire in all public areas throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Hilton Orlando Florida