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“Kissimmee is a must!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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St. John's, Canada
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“Kissimmee is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I went to Florida for a week in October 2012 to celebrate our one year anniversary and long awaited honeymoon.
The hotel was so cheap and convenient. We spent one day in Sea World, one day at Universal Studios and three days at Disney World.
When we told them it was our one year anniversary (we arrived on that date) and our honeymoon they upgraded us to a suite. The suites are beautiful and comfortable. We slept very well and service was great.
There is a pool outside (which we used every evening), a kid's pool and a hot tub. The gift shop was very nice. There is a Pizza Hut and A&W located in the hotel but we didn't use it since there was so many places to eat near by!
There is a shuttle that will take you to Disney World, Universal and Sea World for $15 a person. They will drop you off in the morning and pick you up in the evening. We used this for Sea World and Universal but we used the nearby bus system to go to Disney and Downtown Disney.
The bus system runs until 11pm and it's $2 a person one way and one route takes you directly to the TCC which is right outside Disney's Magic Kingdom. From there you can take the bus or monorails to the other parts of Disney World.
The location of Kissimmee is fabulous. It's directly across from two amusement parks, Old Town was fantastic. There are also several malls for shopping, especially great for souvenirs, and plenty of places to eat including a Red Lobster and Denny's. Logan's was an incredible steakhouse just down the road!
When we go back to Florida we will definitely be staying at this hotel again. :)

  • Stayed October 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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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
We would like to thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities. We are glad that you enjoyed the shuttle to the Disney parks along with the local attractions and restaurants. We look forward to serving you on your next trip to the area.

Brad Boland
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is my second time staying at this hotel and I plan to stay there again when I travel to kissemmee or orlando area. Great view and great location. Close to all of the attractions and restaurants including all kinds of stores to your liking.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am very happy that you found our location to be convenient to the attractions and restaurants. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Orlando.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My daughter, partner and their 4 year old twins have just returned from a two week stay at this hotel. They tell me that they had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the kidisuite with the bunk beds for the children. The staff were all friendly and helpful and of course they were very close to the Disney Parks. They used the shuttle buses everyday and found this service exceeded their expectations (there were four different services to Disney each morning and there was always room for the family.) The two drivers were very friendly and helpful-so many thanks to them!
The swimming pool was excellent and they also enjoyed popping over to "old town" for an evening meal etc. MacDonalds was within arms reach-Red Lobster, KFC, Pizza Hut, Chinese buffet and an Intalian were all close by!
All in all a wonderful stay-thanks. They want to return if possible.
Grandpa is delighted that they enjoyed the holiday he arranged for them!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed their recent stay at the Holiday Inn Main Gate East. I am pleased that they enjoyed the Kid’s Suites and our staff exceeded their expectations. All of our dedicated employees work hard to provide the highest level of service to our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing your family on their next trip to the Orlando area!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I selected this property for our recent trip to Florida. The staff was amazing, responsive, and helpful. The food was excellent. The room was clean. Bar staff was top-notch! I'm not usually one for words, but I cannot say enough good things about this hotel! It was so nice to feel "at home".

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. It is always gratifying to read such positive comments. Providing exceptional guest service and a positive guest experience is our top priority and I am so happy to hear that that we met your expectations. Please visit us again on your next visit to Orlando.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We selected this Holiday Inn as part of a Southwest Airlines vacation package and I was a bit concerned over the potential quality of the hotel given its Kissimmee location. I was pleasantly surprised by the visit. This HI is “closer” to Disney than many of the hotels on the Kissimmee strip and in my opinion, is on the slightly nicer side of town, toward Celebration. The hotel itself was originally built in the early 80s, but you can tell it has been remodeled. The hotel consists of two towers with a food court and pool in the center area. It appeared that all “inward facing” rooms had a balcony. Our room was third floor, facing inward, and unfortunately we had a good view of the food court roof instead of the pool.

The room we had was two queen beds. Furniture was newer style and television was flat screen with HD. Plenty of cable channels, including kids channels. The bathroom vanity was not enclosed as part of the tub/toilet area and was a bit small. The tub/shower and toiled were in a rather small room and a bit difficult to navigate. The shower had a newer surround. The room also had a refrigerator. No odd cleaning or chlorine smells either in this hotel, which was nice.

The food court included a Pizza Hut and A&W, which would cook up your selections after the order, so add some time. They also offered a daily breakfast buffet in the $10 range. A small bar was also next to the pool/hot tub area in the courtyard, with nightly drink deals. The hotel also has a gift shop stocked with snacks and souvenirs. Alamo Rental Cars has a desk in the lobby as well for renting vehicles.

There are plenty of chain restaurants in the area as well as a McDonalds right next door.

The hotel also offered a shuttle to the Disney locations, albeit not continuous and with limited times.

My one complaint would be the air conditioner. No matter whether you were on high, low, or auto, it was the same loud fan speed. On auto, the AC seemed to be on 5 minutes and off five minutes. The first night, it kept us up, but after days of walking, you didn’t notice.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am very happy that you found our location to be convenient for visiting Disney and you enjoyed the hotel facilities and offerings. I do apologize that you had a problem with the air conditioner. We are constantly working to improve our facility. Again, thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Orlando.
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had planned this trip and were really looking forward to going to Florida! The hotel was clean, the room was very nice, and all staff members were so polite and helpful. Everyone seemed to go the extra mile to ensure we had a terrific stay. It was so nice not having to worry about where we were staying - we had too many other things planned, so one less concern was fantastic! We truly couldn't have asked for a better location...right near the parks.

Thank you so much for making our vacation one to remember!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and service. We are glad the location to the local attractions worked well for you. Hope to see you again on your next trip to the area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Back again to this hotel and another great stay. Rooms very clean. All staff very helpful. Millie in the bar great and the guys in the restaurant at night really helpful. Had many stays here all good. Great location near good restaurants. We will be back there again in October for a three week stay. I think that says it all!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are pleased that you were back to stay with us again. It is always gratifying to read such positive comments about our employees, and I know that Millie will be excited to hear that she was mentioned specifically. Providing exceptional guest service and a positive guest experience is our top priority and I am so happy to hear that that we met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in October!.
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kissimmee
#14 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area 3*
Number of rooms: 444
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Devote your time to fun activities at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, 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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Main Gate East Hotel Kissimmee
Holiday Inn Orlando
Orlando Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Kissimmee
Kissimmee Holiday Inn

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