Chose this placed based on the price and like it or not we live in a world where you get what you pay for. The hotel is fine if your just looking for somewhere to sleep in between doing the parks and other things. If you want a hotel to do some pool lounging etc... then this is definitely not for you. We stayed for 21 nights and can't say we had many problems.
The pool area is neglected some what, it works for a quick dip but its not a the kinda place you'd want to spend the day, mainly because the sun loungers are wooden without cushions and the pool bar they advertise never opens.
The rooms are in general fairly clean and got cleaned (almost) everyday. They are dated like the rest of the hotel but again, you get what you pay for and we weren't spending much time in the room so it was fine for us. We did ask for a double room however and were given a twin.
Around the hotel you will find various vending machines in various states of functionality. There are at least 3 we found that worked to some degree and one working ice machine but they advertise one on every floor which would appear not to be the case. There was a 'Guest Laundry' which we also made use of. There are 6 washer/dryers. Only 2 washers and 1 dryer actually work. We did get our clothes washed but I can't imagine in busy season it wouldn't be a fun experience.
As for the staff, we had no issues. They weren't the 'Do Anything For You' kind but if we had a problem they generally gave us a solution.
Location is about the one thing it really has got going for it. Angus Steakhouse next door serves decent food (if slightly over priced). Wet'N'Wild across the road and the Universal parks are a 20 min walk so no need for transfers. If you are going to Disney (and you probably are) Do Not go with the idea of using their free transfer service as the times suck. Either get a car or book a private shuttle. There is also a Trolley and Lynx stop right outside.
Overall:- If your going for a short stay to do parks and activities and want to get it done on the cheap, this place will do. If your looking for a bit more luxury than 'bare essentials' then id suggest spending some extra and going further down I-Drive.
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- Monumental Movieland Hotel Orlando
- Best Western Orlando
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