On a recent trip to Disney I decided to visit Universal Studios for two days so I picked this hotel because it was close and cheap. Also it had a free shuttle.
Don't bother with the Shuttle, I wouldn't even call it shuttle service. It only goes from the Hotel to the Park TWICE A DAY!! Once at 8:30am and again at 11:20am. I checked in at noon so I missed the shuttle and ended up just driving over and paying the $12 to park at Universal. Also the shuttle only returned twice a day. It really wasn't conveincent. Even if it went once an hour that would be MUCH better.
The pool was very, very small so I didn't even bother with it. It really didn't look all that great.
The room was tiny! And it was shaped weird. The bathroom was so small they didn't have a tub just a stand up shower.
Hot Breakfast was a joke. All they served was Scrambled Eggs and warm Biscuits with Gravey. No Bacon or Sausage. A poor excuse for a hot breakfast.
The only good thing about this hotel was the Staff. They were friendly and very polite.
If I had to stay in the area again, I will pick a different hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Closest Holiday Inn Express Hotel to Universal Orlando Just steps away from Universal Studios and 10 minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, our central Orlando hotel offers both comfort and convenience. If you are looking for lodging near Orlando theme parks, look no further than our charming Orlando hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of Florida s Turnpike and I-4. Easy access to popular Orlando attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. Cruise International Drive, also known as I-Drive , for the best shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Orlando. Prime Outlets, Festival Bay, and Mall at Millenia are all five minutes away. Also, we are only 15 minutes away from downtown Orlando. During your Orlando business trip, you will be impressed with the accommodations our Orlando hotel provides. Our Universal hotel is conveniently located near the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center and is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Orlando, FL. While vacationing in Orlando, enjoy several hotel amenities including free high-speed Internet access, pool heated (seasonally) and hot breakfast buffet. Book your reservation today and enjoy our great Orlando hotel deals and rates. Must be 21 years of age with valid credit card at check in. ... more less
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