As soon as I checked in, my room was upgraded to A SUITE!!! It was impeccable with no smudges. The room was just beautiful.
There were a small shop downstairs that sells basic stuff (shaving cream, sunglasses) in case you forgot to pack them.
Nothing really scenic about the hotel itself, but literally, only a street away from Universal Orlando. (Cross Kirkman Rd and you're at the Parking dock area of Universal.)
Although the only restaurants on the same block was TGI and Crocker Barrell, it is in a walking distance from ALL THE RITZY RESORTS IN THE UNIVERSAL AREAS!!! (TRATTORIA del PORTO, HARD ROCK etc.) You can dine there, and also take a free water-taxi to University Citywalk.
I can recommend this hotel for anyone who wants yuppy for less and with strong legs. Once you get to Universal resort area, you have to walk a lot, as "one-block" there is almost like 4-blocks in New York...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our recently renovated hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 21 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and Wet n' Wild. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando, Sea World and Wet n' Wild. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
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