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Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5711 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (US 192), Kissimmee, FL 34746 (Formerly Holiday Inn Main Gate East)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 158 Hotels in Kissimmee
Strabane, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We spent 5 nights here in November.
Bed was wonderfully comfortable,bathroom very clean and hotel staff helpful.
Unfortunately the pool is in the shade most of the day though the whirlpool was very warm.
Breakfast was ok, not fantastic but adequate.
There was a very loud extractor fan?Generator? which meant that leaving the balcony window open was not relaxing even though the sun was shining during the day and at night we would have preferred to leave A/c off with the window open as it was really cool.
Overall a good base for seeing attractions around Orlando.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property and for your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was comfortable and that our staff was very helpful in assisting you with your needs. We apologize for any inconveniences during your stay with us and we would like you to know that we will use your feedback to help make any changes necessary to enhance the overall guest experience in the future. We hope that for your future visits you will consider choosing our property once again.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

What can I say other than "Thank You." We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with everything. The business computer and printer was down and we were allowed to use the one at the front desk to print. Staff made us feel very welcome. Our room was in Tower 2 on the 4th floor. Had a view of the parking lot which was not exactly awesome, but this was minor. The resort fee was to be expected; most places in Orlando have them at this point, especially for hotels that are 3 stars or more. Great clean room, wonderful pool and hot tub, very convenient to Old Town and Fun Spot. Shuttle service is offered for Disney and for Seaworld / Universal for a fee. Did not try the Pizza Hut or breakfast offered; Ponderosa Steakhouse was within an easy walking distance.

Keep up the good work, Holiday Inn Maingate East! :)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
On behalf of all of us here at The Holiday Inn Main Gate East we would like to thank you for your recent stay with us. We are very happy you took the time to review our property and that you and your family enjoyed our Great Guest Service as well as the convenience of being close to all of your favorite attractions. Our staff strives to provide great guest service and we are glad that we were able to exceed your expectations. We hope that for your future visits to the area you and your family will choose our property once again.
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Morgantown PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Purchase from the hotel web site online and take advantage of the 20% discount for paying in advance. This makes it worth while and more than competitive for an average Kissimmee hotel. We found that the carpets were not kept quite as clean as my wife would like, but I find that this is typical for less expensive properties.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
We would like to thank you for your recent stay with us as well as taking time to review our property. We are happy to hear that our discount promotion was a good offer for you and your family. We would like to thank you for your feedback and we will use it to make any necessary changes that would help us to improve the overall guest expierience. We hope you will consider our property again for your future visits.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have stayed twice and have been pleased with both stays. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel is an easy 15 minute drive to Downtown Disney and the theme parks. There is also an amusement park with rides (Old Town) right across the street from the hotel. There are several nice restaurants in walking distance -- we walked to the Cracker Barrel, Branigans, Logans and Denny's. There is also a 24 hour McDonald's next door to the hotel. We found a Publix and a Walgreen's in walking distance as well. The hotel has a Pizza Hut "in house" and is a nice convenience. The hotel gym is also a nice feature and had more than adequate equipment for us to use.

Room Tip: We stayed in the first tower and were pleased.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We appreciate the fact that you took the time to review our property and would like to thank you for your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our staff was able to exceed your expectations throughout your stay.
We hope that you will choose our property again for your future visits.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

For an impromptu trip we booked a room here for a single night because we got a very good deal. First impressions: the hotel is bigger than it looks from the outside.

Pros: the room was nice for the price. The beds were amazing and the pillows, though they are soft, don't deflate to pancakes. You can easily control the temperature in the room since the A/C doesn't require an override. The hotel has a food court with reasonably priced meals (breakfast buffet for $8.99), but there is a mcdonalds within tripping distance. You can walk into old town and play games as well. The staff was also very friendly!

Cons: The bathroom. It is so SMALL. The toilet and the door almost collide and there is no way you can fit two people in there at the same time. At least they have the sink outside. Getting into the parking lot can also be a bit tricky.

During the summer, it is insane to get around due to the high traffic volume around that area, but that's not really the hotel's fault. Overall, I'd say that this is a great choice for families or travelers on a budget.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
We are very pleased to hear that your stay with us was pleasant and that you and your family were comfortable. We do apologize that you were not satisfied with the size of the bathroom in the room. We have several different room types at our property with different configurations. However, we will take your feedback and use it to help make the necessary improvements that will enhance the overall guest expeirience. We hope that you will choose our property again for your future visits.
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Lithia, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very pleased... Our room was in Tower 1 facing 192... Comfortable queen bed with twin bunk beds separated by a partial wall-ingenius! Though it doesn't provide 100% privacy, it worked out very well. Separate CRT TV for our boy to watch was a nice touch as well. Turned the TV on and Bam! it was right on Nick-no needing to maneuver confusing keys to get to the free channels... Beds were amazing, room was clean, view was nice seeing Old Town across the street, location was fantastic! Shower water pressure was nice-very much appreciated! We didn't utilize the pay buffet. Having a Pizza Hut Express and A&W shop is a great bonus! We did get a root beer float before hitting the sack so that was nice... Arcade, kid theater, 1.5' kid pool are all nice touches as well-definitely caters to the families. Now for our few nitpicky items: because they most likely remodeled the rooms to accomodate the bunk beds, the bathroom most likely took a hit. It is less than 3 feet wide from the edge of the tub to the door with the toilet in that small space... Very tight. Also one small garbage container for the entire room-definitely not enough for the trash one might amass during a stay at Disney... Internet signal was fine but speed was SLOW-not sure if too many were using it or if they expect dozens of people to share a slow connection... There was a resort fee of $5.95 + 13% taxes. Whatever, that's fine, but having to pay it on checkout is a pain (maybe because we prepaid through Hotwire). Would be nice just to pay ahead and do an express checkout. Once again, just being nitpicky. The hot tub was nice, but our main reason for staying overnight was to enjoy a warm pool... Though the pool is heated to 72, and barely tolerable in Novemeber, we would have preferred it closer to 80 as with more places around the state. Obviously it costs money to heat a pool of that enormous size, but just be forewarned if you are looking for a true heated pool as we were... Overall though, we'd definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our property and all of the amenities we have to offer. We will take your feedback and use it to help enhance the overall guest experience . We hope that you will choose our property again for your future visits and give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations.
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Lexington, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was an awesome hotel. Clean, pleasant employees, helpful, beds were so comfortable I thought I was home. The view was fantastic, was able to watch the Disney night-works from the room. Did not get the chance to dine there but the menu looked to be very good, and there was a crowd in the courtyard. 5 Star treatment

Room Tip: Will stay there again for sure.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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RevAsst, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property regarding you recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations and that our amenities and service was 5 -STARS. We hope that in the future you will choose our property and let us exceed your expectaions once again.
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Address: 5711 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (US 192), Kissimmee, FL 34746 (Formerly Holiday Inn Main Gate East)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kissimmee
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#21 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
#21 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Devote your time to fun activities at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area (formerly Holiday Inn Main Gate East), located in Kissimmee, Florida, off U.S. Highway 192 East (also known as the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway). We are an official Walt Disney Good Neighbor full-service hotel! Enjoy our newly renovated rooms, kid suites, meeting facilities, pool, kids theater, and business and fitness centers! Reminisce with M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E at the world-famous Walt Disney World resort in nearby Orlando. See the characters come alive at the Magic Kingdom. Travel to futuristic times at Epcot center. Witness pure movie magic at Disney s Hollywood Studios. Visit Osceola Heritage Park, a 120-acre multipurpose complex that offers exciting sports and entertainment shows. Catch a concert or event at the Silver Spurs Arena, or a baseball game at the Osceola County Stadium. Shop at the Loop, a large outdoor strip mall housing major department stores and smaller retail stores, casual restaurants, and a movie theater. Rev your engine and head to Old Town, a vibrant, family-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Enjoy live entertainment each night and don t miss the Classic Car Cruises. Rejuvenate with a tasty hot breakfast at our Trattoria Cafe. Eat hearty from our Best-4-Breakfast menu. Enjoy a leisurely, peaceful vacation or comfortable working environment at our hotel, where Kids Stay Free and Kids Eat Free. Relax, it s Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area. ... more   less 
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