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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4836 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, SR535 and US Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34746   |  
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Ranked #41 of 159 Hotels in Kissimmee
pelham al
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent budget lodging”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This is a budget motel but far exceeds the other motels in same area for similar price. There are lots of pluses: It was quiet (I had a poolside room in back that had view of pool and lake, front rooms may be louder, WIFI didn't pick up in back but did in front), clean (my room was updated with nice furniture and fridge, bathroom dated but clean), 2 hots tubs and HEATED pool that were well kept and a welcome relief after the parks, accommodating staff, safer due to U shaped building with parking in middle, I saw a couple of questionable characters but had no problems traveling by myself, it was mostly families doing the parks and enough of them coming and going so someone was usually coming in same time I was coming in at night. The convenience to the parks was priceless after experiencing the traffic on Int Dr and Buena Vista, generally 8 miles to any park but minimal traffic and 10-15 minute trip, this will become very important once you have experienced the traffic in other areas. Breakfast was typical continental, there is a grocery store, Subway sandwiches, Chinese plus other food across the street (a busy wide street but a traffic light is about 75 yards down then easy walk across). Wal Mart 1 mile. No resort or parking fees. I didn't use shuttle but saw the schedule, it seemed weird times to me, if you call they will probably give you the schedule, the public bus comes by there but you will waste precious time and it was mostly workers riding it from what i saw. I was going to stay my last night at a fancy place but after checking them out decided to remain at peaceful convenient HoJo instead. Warning, a half mile or so past HoJo toward Kissimmee gets very seedy/unsafe looking, the rooms are cheaper but it didn't look like tourists were staying in them, anywhere close to HoJo toward Disney looked safe. Kissimmee is generally the older budget motel area but for the convenience/efficiency in travel and eating was the best option for me.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are quiet with view of lake
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I booked 3 nights at hojo.com at 25% discount for this motel. Our room is very clean, room size is about average. Swimming and hot tub are the back of hotel. It has a nice view of the lake from pool.
Free breakfast includes orange, 2 type of cereal, bread, muffin. No waffle.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I paid 35 USD a night here, WIFI and breakfast was included. The hotel is very close to the Disneyworld parks, about 10 minutes by car (to Epcot). The hotel is very easy to find, and they also offer inexpensive weekly rates. My room had two queen beds, it was clean, and there was nothing wrong with it. I had room 137. Parking is also free and there is plenty of room. Breakfast was ok, even if the room is a bit small. It gets crowded around 9:30 pm. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10am. They offer kellogs corn flakes and special K, 2% and whole milk, orange and apple juice. Coffee, and tea. Bagels, toasts, jam and butter. And 3 types of muffins. The hotel is not luxurious, but it is a good place to stay if you don't want to spend a lot of money and if you want a clean and quiet place to sleep and have breakfast, close to the parks. There are plenty of restaurants close to the hotel. There's no cafeteria at the hotel, just vending machines, so if you are hungry at night, you need to get some food somewhere else. I have no complaints about this hotel, perhaps the staff could be nicer when you check in, that would be my only negative comment. Well, and I like harder matresses. Considering the price, this hotel exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I was a little cautious because we usually stay on Disney properties but with the economy and new home budgeting, I opted for a cheaper place to stay and I was pleasantly surprised. The price was great, the room was clean and the 3 nights we stayed the service was excellent. We were even able to have a room that was recently updated that included a microwave and refrigerator at no extra cost. The pool was very well kept. Hotel staff very efficient and friendly. The breakfast was your standard continental but enough to have something until the next meal. Our room was on the back of the property and it was very safe and no problems. I will stay again!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Topeka, Kansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Nice basic room - clean, front desk staff helpful. Close easy route to Disney. Nice pool that overlooks lake. Grandson loved the pool as he mostly had it to himself. Continental breakfast sometimes includes fresh fruit, well stocked. Didn't expect a refrigerator and microwave to be included at no cost. They were in process of updating some of the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ZAPOPAN
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

We were kinda scared with the reviews we find here but I gotta say I was really amazed by the great deal this hotel is! The building and the rooms are clearly from the 80's but they are very well maintained. We stayed in a double standard room but if you plan on cooking dinner o make some snacks for the day, I recommend you to book a room with a kitchen.

The breakfast is a standard continental and is served in a very clean room with A/C and a TV. They have cereal, milk, bread, butter, jam, fruit, orange and apple juice and muffins. It opens from 7 am until 10 am. A great bonus of the hotel is its free shuttle which goes to Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

Don't hesitate to stay here if you plan to be out all day in parks. It also has a great pool with quite a view if you rest one day, a communal microwave and a free ice-maker. Besides it has a Super Target across the street and an Olive Garden restaurant a mile away.

Room Tip: If you'll cook get one with a kitchen!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

Went with family, totaling 5. The room was clean, and well kept. Staff very helpful and eager to please. Hard to believe the space..everyone had enough room. And the view...AMAZING! Never thought we'd find such a great deal, and get more than we expected. Pool was nice and warm and clean. View of lake -beautiful. No complaints whatsoever. Will definitely be going HOJO Lake Front again! Way to go HOJO!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4836 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, SR535 and US Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park 2*
Number of rooms: 123
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