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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5605 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Sleep Inn & Suites @ Univ Studios)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely will stay again! The staff was wonderful with great security. Nice quiet spacious rooms. If you have not stayed here it is a hidden gem! Everything you need is on site. If you need anything ask for Jim.

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again! More

Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience at this hotel, the location is perfect and near Universal, Wendy's, Outlets, 7-11, TGI Fridays... nice options for our family trip. The only thing we suggest is to improve the breakfast variety, should have ham, cheeses, more fruit and less sweet options (personal opinion).

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We are improving the breakfast options by adding flavored oatmeals and turkey sausage, along with other more healthy options. We appreciate the comments. Thank you. More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very long drive to Orlando from Kentucky, we were very happy to be greeted by such friendly guest service agents. They were more than helpful with the shuttle schedule, and always greeted us when we were coming and going. Our room had a spectacular view of Orlando, and the hotel is gorgeous. Would most definitely stay again.

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate the nice comments and we hope to see you again. More

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel from July 23rd to July 28th 2014. We chose this hotel because it was a very good price and close to Universal Studios (we booked through Universal Vacations). We didn't want to rent a car, so we walked to the park every day which took about 30 minutes which was very decent.... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice detailed review of your stay with us. We are pleased to hear you will be back. The Universal transportation is operated by Universal Studios and currently the first shuttle runs at 6:45 am. Taxi's are readily available at $8.00 one way to Universal. Thank you again. More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When staying away from home, I seek hospitality and this is what you have at this great place. Thanks to Doris, Daniel, Lucas and Marie... Oh Maria and the staff in the Kitchen. A 5 Star environment!! Why a 5***** because when the STAFF has a great attitude and want the customer to be satisfied in all aspects it makes... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Rating! Doris and Marie just read your comments and were thrilled! The rest of the team will be excited to read your review. Thank you for appreciating what they all do the best! Have a great day. More

Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I stayed at this property for one night on July 6, 2014 before heading to Walt Disney the next morning… It is the nearest Holiday Inn EXPRESS to Universal Studios as we could see the entrance from across the street… When I checked in, the service was great and we were given the keys to our room... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the nice review, and happy to hear the front desk was able to give you the upgrade. Thank you for your loyalty to the IHG Brand. More

San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

First of all this is not the closest Holiday Inn to Universal that would be the Holiday Inn across from Universal. But it is the closest Holiday Inn Express. Lucas at the front desk is a legend I have never seen a person mentioned in so many reviews in such a positive way, and he does live up to it... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our Holiday Inn Express. Lucas will be thrilled to read your comments. We share all guest reviews with our team for any improvement areas, and we appreciate your detailed comments. Thanks again. More

Taunton, Somerset
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having just checked out of a Best Western in Cocoa Beach - were so relieved to arrive here! - Great first impressions. When we arrived we were greeted by a very pleasant and friendly receptionist who was bubbly and explained everything about the hotel/breakfast/gym/pool/key use etc. The reception area is really inviting - clean and modern with coffee and tea... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Tanya, Thank you so much for the nice detailed review of your stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate that you shared your experience and we hope to see you again. Thanks for the recommendation! More

Tamarac, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend last October for my Birthday. We were in Orlando to attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. This hotel was very close to the park, in fact we were able to use the taxi service to go back and fourth for about $7 a ride. The parking is limited so it better... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again this year for Halloween Horror Nights! We appreciate the nice review. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel was a major let down. HIE hotels are my primary go-to for work and vacation and I stay in a bunch every year throughout the state. This locate was by far the worst I have ever stayed in. The floor was "under repair" because some guest flooded 5 floors, so we had to endure peeling wallpaper and who-knows-what... More

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Hello Eric, We were disappointed that our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are pleased to hear you will continue to be loyal to the IHG brand. Please again accept our sincere apologies that your stay was effected by the water damage repair in progress. The damage happened the day prior to your arrival and we had repair crews... More

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Address: 5605 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Sleep Inn & Suites @ Univ Studios)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando 2.5*
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Welcome to the Closest Holiday Inn Express Hotel to Universal Orlando Just steps away from Universal Studios and 10 minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, our central Orlando hotel offers both comfort and convenience. If you are looking for lodging near Orlando theme parks, look no further than our charming Orlando hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of Florida s Turnpike and I-4. Easy access to popular Orlando attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. Cruise International Drive, also known as I-Drive , for the best shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Orlando. Prime Outlets, Festival Bay, and Mall at Millenia are all five minutes away. Also, we are only 15 minutes away from downtown Orlando. During your Orlando business trip, you will be impressed with the accommodations our Orlando hotel provides. From a central location near the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, to our well-equipped Orlando hotel meeting rooms, complete with high-speed Internet access and accommodations for up to 50 people - our hotel near Universal Orlando is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Orlando, FL. While vacationing in Orlando, enjoy several hotel amenities including free high-speed Internet access, pool heated (seasonally) and hot breakfast buffet. Book your reservation today and enjoy our great Orlando hotel deals and rates. Must be 21 years of age with valid credit card at check in. ... more   less 
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