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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios
Ranked #52 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2007

Our stay was great. When we arrived, there was a sign right inside the lobby that said "Please welcome the Guest of the Day" which had my name under it and I wasn't quite sure what that meant. While checking in, I didn't say anything about it but just as I was given the rooms keys, he also handed me a bag with lots of little goodies, like snacks and lotions, etc, and explained that I was selected as the Guest of the day and was receiving a welcome bag. That was definitely a nice little surprise. The hotel itself is spotless, the staff is very friendly and attentive, and the suites are great sizes and comfortable. The ONLY negative thing I would say is that we had a problem with the extra blanket and sheets they store in the closet for the pull-out sofa. It was late the first night before we pulled it out and noticed the blanket was clearly not cleaned. It wasn't a huge deal so we rolled it up in a ball and assumed they'd replace it was a clean one in the morning. After coming back after they cleaned the next day, the room was cleaned but unfortunately the blanket and sheets were still rolled up in the ball next to the sofa. We considered that pretty minor compared to the overall cleanliness and convenience of the hotel.
Also, just to note, I'd consider the hotel on the very limits of "walking" distance to Universal.

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2007

My family and I recently stayed at Homewood Suites and were very pleased with our visit. Everything we read on TripAdvisor was true. The rooms are amazing. We had a living room, kitchen, and a huge bedroom with two queen beds in it. We really couldn't have asked for more. The only issue we had is that there were ants in the bathroom of our room. But that was not too bothersome.
The breakfast was pretty good. It wasn't the best I've had, but I've had much worse in other places. Either way it was still worth it. Plus I recieved a very good deal on the room because they offer a military discount.
The hotel is also in a very good location. Less than a two minute walk from busy International Drive and within arms reach of any kind of restuarant to can imagine. I would probably stay here again and suggest it to other people.

  • Liked — Room size
  • Disliked — Ants in bathroom.
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2007

We stayed here again this year in March and it was a Great as last year. One mile from Universal Studio's so you can walk or take a FREE shuttle. I like this place because it is a Suite. You get a bedroom ( get two beds...the king bedrooms are much smaller)livingroom and full kitchen. You actually don't need the kitchen....They give you a complete Full hot breakfast buffet every morning...Bacon.sausage,eggs,potatoes,fruit,yogart,waffles and much more. It may vary a bit each day. BIG PLUS...they even have a light meal in the evenings Mon.-Thurs. including wine and beer. One night they had shepards pie,pineapple and ceaser salad. The next night they had cheese burgers,fruit and regular salad. Not bad for an evening meal. It's all included in the price of your room. Meals change nightly. They even put a meanu in your room. Last year we paid $154 a night and this year it was $124. You can't beat it. Clean, well located place. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when at Unniversal and you can always drive to Disney from there too. Next door a couple paid more than we did,not a suite and no food. Stay here instead. Read my last years review too. Nice pool and a small store area to buy food if you want. Safe area too. Happy traveling.

Stayed March 2007
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alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2007

We can not say enough about this place, from the front desk to the girls at the great food center to housekeeping to the maintenance, it was terrific. The staff were always helpful and friendly and happy. The rooms were terrific in size and very clean. The girls at the food counter did an awesome job at keeping the area clean and always full and, trust me they were always busy as it was so good people certainly used this savings alot. We always loved coming home to our room at the end of the day, and we always looked forward to a terrific breakfast. It was very close to international drive but we never heard a thing at all and we were concerned about this but it was never a problem. Again, trust this great site on the reviews, you will not be surprised that they are number one as they deserve it and they all do such a terrific job that they seem to do it effortessly. Thank you Homewood Suites for making our first holiday one that we will never forget.. Room 415, the end of Feb 2007

Stayed March 2007
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Ankney, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2007

My wife and I stayed here on a recent business trip and we were very pleased. The breakfast was awesome and the welcome home reception/meal was a great added feature.

We are going to Orlando for spring break with the kids will be staying here for the last two days. We are staying at the Royal Pacific the first four days only because of the fast pass room keys for the Universal Parks. Now if Homewood Suites would provide these then it would be a perfect world!

  • Liked — Free breakfast and lunch
  • Disliked — No King bed available even through we reserved it.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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11 Thank dhansen
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Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2007

We stayed 1 night in early Dec2006 and booked by phoning directly. The person we spoke to was clear and helpful and the reservations were made smoothly. We had a CAA discount rate of $125US/night. We were going to check in very early (9am) and they were so flexible that we were able to get into our room PLUS help ourselves to the breakfast buffet before we caught the free shuttle to Universal Studios. (as well as do some laundry!) Shuttles were very not that frequent, so we took the later morning one.

Check-In was a breeze- took 5 minutes, maybe less. We had a first floor room and it was lovely and large. Terrific kitchen with full size fridge and whatever supplies you could think of although we didn't get a chance to use any of it. As well- they left bottles of water and cookies as a snack on the kitchen table- a nice touch.

There was a large living room area with a couch+tv+desk. We didn't take advantage of their free wireless internet. A separate (spacious) room contained the 2 queen beds. They were very comfortable. The adjacent area contained a closet + vanity/sink area. Lots of storage space and brightly lit. Toilet+bath/shower was very clean with fluffy white towels and good water pressure.

We didn't have a chance to use their outdoor pool as the weather was too cool. They also had a outdoor basketball court and an indoor fitness room that we didn't have a chance to use.

I have to mentioned that the free food aspect of our stay was a very pleasant surprise- even though I had read about this hotel in previous reviews. It far exceeded my expectations. The breakfast buffet was quite bountiful- above average for sure as it contained several beverage options, fruits, yogurt, pastries, eggs, sausage, bagels/toast and waffles. It also ran till 10am? which is nice- when you're on vacation it's nice to be able to sleep in and still get breakfast. PLUS they offer a light supper Mon-Thurs I think.
After coming back from the theme park- we were still able to catch the tail end of the meal-- this is really nice since we were tired and didn't really want to venture outside the hotel again for food (although there were many options nearby-maybe not walking distance but definitely by car). The light meal was substantial enough that we were quite satisfied. (meatball subs+salad+fruit)

We also used their business facilities- they only had 2 public terminals so we had to make the rounds several times in order to get some time on them.

I also want to mention the VERY pleasant staff in the entire establishment. Everybody greeted you pleasantly, and the staff managing the food were very accomodating when asked for additional buns etcetc.

The hotel was about a $40 (incl. tip) cab ride away to the airport. (it was 6am when we had the cab ride) And roughly a 15 minute shuttle ride to Universal studios. (the shuttle stops at several other hotels, so the time would probably vary according to how many people were going) As well, you have to go across to the hotel across the parking lot to get 'tickets' because they have a special counter detailing which shuttles go where.

In summary- this was a terrific hotel - For extended stays of large groups- this hotel would be an excellent deal. Like a home away from home. Highly recommended.

One little tip-- we had a semi-incompetent cabdriver drive us to the hotel-- even though we said we wanted to go to the Homewood Suites closest to Universal Studios on AMERICAN WAY- he still drove us to the wrong location. Make sure you emphasize which location you are going to! Good thing I question the cabbie before I got out of the cab...

  • Liked — Free Food- Large Spacious Lovely Rooms!
  • Disliked — Everything was great- no complaints
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with friends
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29 Thank Novaya
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U.S.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2007

We've stayed at this location, on American Way, twice last year and would do it again and again. Everything was perfect: customer service, rooms, cleanliness of bathrooms, gym, pool, hot breakfast, and the list goes on.

Stayed January 2007
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5 Thank Honestopinion2
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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios
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
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#36 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#38 Business Hotel in Orlando
#55 Family Hotel in Orlando
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Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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