My husband and I stopped in this hotel in April 2013 for 11 nights.
We booked out holiday through Thomson and when we first arrived they didn't have our booking along with another couple that also travelled with Thomson. We were waiting around in reception for a good 15 minutes before they found us a room. I am not too sure who's fault it was but it wasn't the best start to the stay.
Our rooms were in the tower and over looking the busy road. But we had a nice view of the taller rides in Universal Islands of Adventure. When we arrived into the room is was spacious and standard. The main important thing for me is that the beds are clean, no bugs to be seen and the bathroom to be clean. The first thing that I do is strip the beds to ensure that there are no bed bugs present and I am happy to confirm that there were none. When I went into the bathroom the toilet and bath tub was clean. The shower head had some lime scale build up but nothing that a good clean couldn't sort out.
The beds were made every day but the trash wasn't always taken out, we had an empty pizza box in a room for 2 days before we took it to the bin ourselves. The rooms were dated and could do with an upgrade but it provided a great base for the theme parks. the location is great with great transport links with a bus stop being right outside.
One of the reasons why we chose this hotel is because of the free shuttle service to Universal, Disney and SeaWorld. This is a rare thing for hotels on I-Drive.
We are currently looking at booking another trip to Orlando but I wont be stopping here again until they have fully renovated this hotel. From reading recent reviews I think that we got lucky with our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The International Palms Resort & Conference Center has temporarily closed to undergo a complete renovation that will include a branding change, remodeling of the guest rooms, lobby & dining facilities, pool area and 20,000 sq. feet of convention space. Renovations are expected to be complete towards the beginning of 2018. When searching for ideal Orlando Florida hotels or resorts for your Central Florida vacation, meeting or event, make your reservation at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando on International Drive. Our resort is conveniently located in the heart of International Drive and offers guests easy access to the most popular Orlando attractions and exciting things to do. Discover adventurous thrills at Universal Orlando, marvel at an amazing underwater paradise at Sea World, cool off with an exciting trip to Aquatica or Wet n Wild and enjoy some of the best shopping in the world! With our Attractions Shuttle, Lynx Bus Stop, I-Drive Trolley Stop and Dollar Rental Car office, we have many ways to help you get around. At the resort, take a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool or whirlpool hot tub. Work out in our fitness center with an array of exercise machines. For tantalizing meals, choose from several delectable locations, like the Front Street Café, and enjoy a drink and pleasant conversations in our casual Coral Key Bar & Grill or Gator Joe's Poolside Bar. Experience event planning Florida-style, with delicious catering menus and 20,000 square feet of event space to meet all your needs. For great Orlando vacation deals, we offer an Orlando value vacation for your family or romantic getaway. We look forward to taking EXCELLENT care of you at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- International Palms Hotel Orlando
- International Palms Resort And Conference Center
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- Holiday Inn International Drive Florida
- Holiday Inn International Drive Orlando
- Orlando Holiday Inn
- International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando, Florida