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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios
Ranked #60 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2009

This hotel was absolutely perfect. Clean and Neat comfortable size. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which has a small kitchenette with full size fridge, 2 plate stove and microwave and dishwasher.They also provide coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea however they did not readily replace these you have to ask. Seperate bedroom with large vanity, sink and bathroom. Drive in access from Universal boulevard and International drive. Staff were very friendly but Not too forthcoming.We enquired about a supermarket to get some groceries and were told it was a 10minute walk with vague directions. After wandering around for almost an hour we hopped on the trolley bus which picks you up outside the hotel and drops you off outside the Publix supermarket - cud of spared our feet by telling us this when we asked them.Breakfast was very good and had nice variety.Pool area very nice.Free shuttle to Universal but no shuttle to Disney.Trolley bus service stop is at back of hotel on International Drive which is perfect for if you sight-seeing and shopping around Orlando - stops at 2 big outlet malls and convention center.Free wifi is bonus.Free parking.housekeeping is a bit lax over the weekend

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2009

Great hotel for families. This was our kids first time to Florida and the hotel was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful. when we arrived we had just missed the Manager Reception and they put out enough for us to serve our family. Our kids were 6 & 8 and we loved the hotel. My son is very picky and managed to find something he like everyday for the free breakfast.
The room was spacious and clean. There were plenty of clean white like new towels. Our room was facing the parking lot and I did not hear any noise.
The pool was never crowed and the water was clean. The hot tub was small but still comfortable and a treat after the parks.

Great location close to Universal and Sea World. Even close to a Walmart and a Dollar Tree. Picked up plastic raincoats and bought snacks for the kids.

We're going again this June and will stay at the new Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2009

Spent 6 nights over Easter there. We had 4 people in the suite. Suites were smaller than other suite hotels we have stayed in and at first the area where hotel was located appeared questionable. Construction and a large vacant lot were the reasons. Mears transportation even had trouble finding it. However, the positives greatly outweighed the negatives. Any problems we had in the suite were quickly alleviated by the extremely friendly front desk. There was a free full breakfast every morning. We especially liked the freedom to be able to walk to Universal since it is only a mile from the hotel. An easy walk for any fit family. Besides the walking, there was free shuttle service to and from the park. When we returned each day from the park, the pool area was very nice with plenty of chairs and cabanas around. Again, after spending a day or two, the hotel worked out very well for a Universal trip.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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5  Thank geisnj
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Reviewed 12 April 2009

We stayed at the Homewood Suites from April 4-10. The room was nice (easily slept 5). The kitchen was small, but met our needs. Breakfast & manager's reception were well stocked and had a decent variety of items. The location of the hotel was about 5 minutes from Universal Studios, 10 minutes from Sea World, and about 20 minutes from Disney. The pool was not extremely large, but was not very crowded. The parking lot seemed to fill up in the evening. The business center always had kids in it playing online games on the computers. We got a great AAA rate at this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank jtm123
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Reviewed 7 April 2009

We've stayed at this hotel before, and like it because it's close to Universal Studios. You could walk if you wanted, but it might be 15 minutes or so which is tough at the end of a day at the parks! Our family has 3 kids, so hotels that only offer 2 double beds are not an option, and the Homewood Suites is a good value for a larger family, with 2 separate sleeping areas, 2 TVs, and a refrigerator and microwave.


We don't spend much time at the hotel as we head for the parks at 8 am and don't get back until about 9 at night, but everything seemed fine. There were plenty of towels, and the room was very clean.

I've seen other reviews that said the noise from I-4 was bothersome, so both years we've stayed here, I requested a room on the hotel side away from I-4, and did not have any noise issues.

The advertised "free hot breakfast" is a draw for our family of 5, as a full breakfast for all of us can run $40-$50 depending on where we eat. All things being equal, we'll choose a hotel with free hot breakfast over another which doesn't offer it, as it also saves time in the morning, before dashing off to the parks.

The Hilton websites advertise waffles, and I'm a Hilton Honors member, but I stayed at 3 different Hiltons over the course of our family vacation, and not one of them serves waffles! Come on, I know it's a recession, but please - bring back the waffles! I may have to rethink my Hilton membership ...

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2009

We stayed 3 nights at this property. The rate was decent for what we received=a one bedroom suite with two double beds. The kitchen is small, with a standard fridge, dishwasher and microwave, and two electric burne rs- no oven. The breakfast buffet was consistent and adequate, and the evening offerings- lasagna, deli meats etc were enough to keep us from having to eat out. We found the location to be noisy- very close to Rt 4.
The surrounding area of International drive is not attractive, over developed and filled with 'bargain land' type places with not much to offer at grossly inflated prices. If you want to eat anywhere but chain restaurants, there is not much nearby. There are some places that call themselves 'supermarkets' but they are high priced convenience stores.
Our biggest complaint with this property was that while we requested a non smoking room, and the room was labeled as non smoking the odor that hit us when we opened the door was over powering. The carpet was burn marked, as were the counters and the bathroom reeked. Cleaning was superficial, with splash marks on the bathroom walls and poorly covered marks on the walls of the other rooms.
Wireless internet was free but shut itself off every 24 hours, with lots of freezing and hanging issues which made work difficult.
All in all, a great concept for a hotel, with some annoying issues.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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5  Thank nannya
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Reviewed 18 February 2009

My daughter and myself checked in to this Hotel because another Hotel we were placed in origianally was terrible. To say the staff at the Homewood suites were amazing was an understatement. They were kind and helpful in every way. We checked in early in the morning as we had left our other Hotel very quick. They made sure we settled in then made sure we went for breakfast, which was lovely. Nothing was to much trouble. It is a lovely Hotel, large rooms, every thing you would need in a kitchen,( if you wanted to be self-catering) and spotless in always. Lovely pool area with towels supplied.

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Address: 5893 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#38 Business Hotel in Orlando
#55 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: £105 - £244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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