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“Well priced hotel close to all attractions.” 4 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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“Well priced hotel close to all attractions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is our second stay here at the Holiday Inn and it didn't disappoint! Rooms are of a good size and always clean. Fresh towels are provided everyday. Most rooms have balconies, we prefer the back of the hotel which seems to be quieter. The breakfasts are self serve with a great choice of hot and cold items including make your own waffles! Staff are friendly and helpful. There is a well kept pool area which also has a jacuzzi and a splash pool for the little ones, towels are provided next to the hotel bar which has an outside seating area.
Hotel has a gym and offers regular bus services to Disney. There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance of the hotel including Red Lobster, Denny's, IHOP, Cracker Barrell....
This really is our hotel of choice while staying in Orlando...another great stay Holiday Inn, Thank you.

Room Tip: Choose a room to the back of the hotel away from the main hub and the car park...all rooms unfortuna...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, August 10, 2014
Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are pleased that you & your family have returned to stay with and you took advantage of all of our amenities during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the area.

Brad Boland, General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Hotel was was a godsend for us. It was close to Disney and reasonably priced. The room was very clean and the staff was excellant to deal with.

We used the hotel shuttle to Disney and it worked out great. We also enjoyed the amusement park across the street.

Great location and service. we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 9, 2014
Dear Todd E;

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our staff & we appreciate the positive feedback on the cleanliness of your guestroom.

We do get many positive comments on our location to Old Towne and our complementary shuttle to the Magic Kingdom.

Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Orlando/Celebration Area.
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Novi, Michigan
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel was the worst part of our Disney World vacation. I purchased this hotel thru priceline by mistake (picked the wrong area). I will never use priceline again since there is no refund. Rooms are very small, bathroom is extramily tight. Carpet is very dirty. AC unit is right by the bed, and it is very drafty that we had to cover it with curtain to be able to sleep. The first room we were sent had bunch of bugs on the floor! They changed the room. Staff was very helpful, and friendly, but hotel itself was not good. Plus, there is $10 daily resort fee. The hotel is definetely not offering any resort servises, we were told the fee is for shuttle to the disney parks and pools. They only offer 2 shuttles in the morning to only two parks, same thing in the evening. So, it took almost 2 hours for us to get to the Blizzard Beach from hotel. The first shuttle to Magic Kingdom was at 10:20 am, we took it to Magic Kingdom, then from Magic Kingdam we took Disney bus to the Blizzard beach, by the time we get there it was 12:30pm! Other hotels in the area offer shuttles to every single disney park at multiple times. We end up going to the parks with our car, and paying daily $17 parking. If you add that cost to your hotel rate, you could stay in a Disney hotel for the same money, and have more time to spend at the parks. If you are Costco member, I would definetely suggest that you buy thru Costco travel packages. I realized this after the fact. It is cheaper,and you stay in the Disney hotels, that gives you more flexiability. That is what I will definetely do next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your review of our hotel. We apologize that that you were not happy with your accommodations. We do have various room types to choose from based on availability and demand.

We do offer complementary transportation to the parks on a daily basis. Our transportation provider handles many hotels in our surrounding area on the same schedule. We are very upfront in letting our customers know what the schedule is.

The hotel does charge a resort/service fee. This is disclosed up front on all of our booking channels, including Priceline to ensure that our guests are aware at the time of booking. It is disclosed once again during check-in.

This fee covers services including transportation to the theme parks, pool activities, discounts in the Food Court & Gift Shop, Internet, in-room safes and free local phone calls. The majority of hotels in our area charge this fee and we truly feel it is a benefit to our guests when you consider all that it includes.

We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our services and facilities.

Thank you,
Brad Boland - General Manager
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We received this hotel stay as part of a timeshare tour through Holiday Inn Club Vacations - Orange Lake. While I wasn't interested in the timeshare I signed up for, the offer was enticing. The timeshare had no effect on my stay other than the price of our vacation. I did look up the price and I would definitely pay to stay here again.

Onto my review of the hotel...

The hotel is very nice. There are two towers. The front tower is where the front desk, customer service, a small bar, a game room, and a small gift/convenience store are located. Everyone I encountered was personable and willing to answer any questions. The back tower is attached by a long corridor which gives access to the amazing swimming pool (large pool & kiddie pool), spa, and fitness center. On the opposite side is a restaurant which provides meals if you don't wish to go off the property. They have a buffet breakfast for about $11 or continental for about $7. McDonald's is in the same parking lot (just about). We stayed in the back tower overlooking the pool and playground. The room was nice with a glass sliding door that opened up to a balcony with two chairs. There is a small refrigerator and a good working air conditioner. With the Florida heat, it was really appreciated! Guest can enjoy wifi (complimentary). House keeping will knock to see if you need anything (11am) and will not disturb you when you put out the door sign. The staff here is great! Everything is close. Old town is across the street; with shops and amusement park type rides. Restaurants are plentiful. Shopping stores and flea markets are a close walk or drive. Arabian Nights is down the street and I HIGHLY recommend stopping by Capone's for a dinner show. This hotel is close to all things Disney, Universal, Wet n Wild, Sea World and pretty much everything Orlando. It is approximately 22 minutes from the airport and close to I-4.

I hope this review was helpful.

Stayed August 2014
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate all of the positive comments regarding your stay. Our hotel has many amenities to offer a diversity of guests needs. Thank you for sharing your comments for other reviewers.

We will be sure and share your positive comments with all of our team members.

Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the area.
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We picked this property at random when we made reservations to visit Seaworld. We were VERY pleasantly surprised! The staff was EXTREMELY friendly, and the property was very clean and well kept.

We asked the bartender for a dinner suggestion. She told us about a place a couple of doors down (Pacino's) that was wonderful. Everyone was smiling and friendly. We will definitely be staying here again as we purchased season passes for SeaWorld.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found our staff friendly and the property was clean and well kept. Our staff is up to date in providing directions and recommendations to our guests.

Now that you have season passes to SeaWorld, we look forward to seeing you more often.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's always a little daunting being a business traveler in Florida during the peak of tourist season. This was a relatively inexpensive rate which makes me nervous (get what you pay for) but I was very pleasantly surprised. This was obviously remodeled and done very nicely. The pool noise was a little worrisome with tons of kids and families, but when those pool hours closed, it was spectacular. I could unwind with my laptop out on the balcony and enjoy the peach and quiet. Great property overall. Would definitely recommend staying here. I will warn you though, that if you want breakfast room service, you had better make darn sure that order form is hanging on your door before 11 pm otherwise don't be disappointed when it doesn't show up. My fault - I missed the deadline but not a deal-breaker at all.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all of our services and amenities. While we are family oriented, the hotel is a great environment for all guests.

Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Orlando/Celebration Area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was attending a conference at the Gaylord about 1 mile away and couldn't bring myself to pay $200 a night there. This Holiday Inn was a really good value for the Orlando area, and the location, cleanliness, and amenities were all above average. This is not a Holiday Inn Express, so they do not have the complimentary breakfast. In addition, I was very disappointed to see that this Holiday Inn has joined the many other hotels now charging mandatory "service fees." This non-negotiable $9 fee is tacked on to the daily rate -- thus making the advertised rate simply a teaser. I know a lot of hotels do this now, and I must say that I think it is a despicable practice.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brad_boland, General Manager at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased you chose our hotel as an alternate to the Gaylord Hotel and felt that the location, cleanliness & amenities met your needs.

The hotel does charge a resort/service fee. This is disclosed up front on all of our booking channels to ensure that our guests are aware at the time of booking.

Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the area.
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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
#12 Romantic 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 (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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Holiday Inn Main Gate East Hotel Kissimmee
Holiday Inn Orlando
Orlando Holiday Inn
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