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Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5905 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for two nights while in Orlando. I chose the hotel due to it's location beside universal and I'm happy I did!! The hotel is literally just around the corner from universal and they lay on buses to and from the park daily for free which was great! They also lay on a free bus for disney but... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is such a good location for visiting Universal Studios. Even though we had a hire car we walked in on the first day, took the free hotel shuttle on the second, and used the car for our third visit. The room was comfortable and clean and had a coffee maker, microwave and a very useful fridge. We were... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Fresh, Fun, and Affordable Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando®, and discovered we offer the perfect location while visiting Universal, or any of the other fun Orlando attractions. We appreciate your comments regarding luggage assistance. We do have scheduled during... More

Widnes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The statement "does what it says on the tin" perfectly sums this hotel up. Too many times people pay budget hotel prices, expect five star standards and then review accordingly. Reception staff were excellent, we were booked in quickly, handed our car park pass, given the Wi-Fi password and directions to our room. Room was ok, there is a microwave,... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing the great experience you had while staying with us at the Fresh, Fun, and Affordable Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando®. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. More

Flushing, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn was just perfect. Great location & a really nice place 2 stay. The rooms were big with comfortable beds. Also with nice, roomy bathrooms. The personel @ this Inn were outstanding. This Inn was extremely clean & spacious. The only problem was that they offer no breakfast @ all. The only thing that they had was a... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time at the Fresh, Fun, and Affordable Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando®. We look forward to having you as our guest again very soon. More

Cocoa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at this property three different times, and the service has been terrible every single time. I won't go into detail about my previous disappointing stays here, in order to keep this review relevant to those reading now, but front desk has been lacking each and every time. This last one, however, justified a review. Like most people, I... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

charm I am extremely disappointed to hear about the experience you had during your stay. It is of deepest regret to learn that your recent stay with us was anything less than exceptional. Please know that the level of service we provide is taken very seriously. This should not of happened, and as director of Operations please rest assured this... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it would be nice to stay at one of the Universal hotels, for an inexpensive getaway, this hotel satisfied our stay in the area, for almost half the cost of staying on-campus. It's a pleasant 15-20 minute walk to park entrance, which felt safe both by day and night. There are also free shuttles to Universal/Islands of Adventure in... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

We appreciate your words towards our location. We are looking forward to seeing you again during your next visit to the Orlando area. More

Port Arthur, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

For me, this was one of those hotels that you really look forward to returning to. I agree with a previous reviewer- the location and staff make this hotel an awesome choice. Before arriving at the hotel, I was under the impression that it was an easy walk to Universal. WELLLL, let me just say that "across the street" doesn't... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We are extremely pleased you have discovered that we are one of those hotels that you really look forward to returning. We are thrilled to learn your time with us was splendid, and we look forward in welcoming you back soon! More

Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

As family of four we stayed for 4 night in early March 2014 in a one bedroom suite. The staff were exceptional friendly and helpful. With two teens we were mostly heading to Universal theme park which is a very pleasant 15 minute walk away. We took the shuttle he first day, but there really isn't any need. We also... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you and your family was comfortable and enjoyed the accommodations during your stay. Thanks for writing the great feedback. We invite you back the next time you are in the Orlando area. More

Edmonton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We read reviews on TripAdvisor before we went from March 1st to 8th. We didn't spend much time in the hotel room and this hotel was fine for what we needed it for. Pros: Really close to Universal Studios (took us 15 mins to walk) and about 10 mins to Seaworld and 15 mins to Disney. Also close to Outlet... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Fresh, Fun, and Affordable Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando®. Your feedback is most valuable to us, as we take every opportunity to improve our physical conditions, services and associates performances. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our area. More

Stony Mountain, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Location across from Universal Orlando gates was perfect and the hotel provided a free shuttle service into the Universal complex if you didn't want to make the 15 minute walk. There is also a TGI Fridays attached which had an excellent breakfast special. Lastly it was adjacent to the Florida Tourist Bureau. All of this made it especially easy to... More

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D_Hall_Operations, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and found we offer the perfect place to stay for visiting Universal, or any of the other fun Orlando attractions. Looking forward to having you stay with us again next time you are in the Orlando area More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn & Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando Hotel Orlando
Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
Holiday Inn Orlando
Address: 5905 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#158 Family Hotel in Orlando
#161 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#161 Spa Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our recently renovated hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 21 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and Wet n' Wild. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando, Sea World and Wet n' Wild. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special. ... more   less 
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