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“Great location, good hotel with a nice pool that the kids loved.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios

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Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5893 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)   |  
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great location, good hotel with a nice pool that the kids loved.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Stayed here for a family trip with kids. Great location near Universal with plenty of good food near by. Kids loved the pool. Hot tub is a bit small but nice. Enjoyed it well. Always enjoy the breakfast at Homewood. Could have used joined rooms but they didn't have any with king beds.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear TanaG,
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Breakfast is an area where we continue to work very hard to provide an outstanding value and I am pleased that you enjoyed this amenity. It was a pleasure having you and your family with us and we do hope to see you again when you return to Orlando.

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Quiet room and the space worked well for our family of four. The breakfast and supper were good. Not having to go out in the morning or evening to a restaurant made it easy to spend more time at the theme parks. Adult children enjoyed the pool and the pool at the Hilton across the parking lot. It was a very easy and safe walk to Universal from this hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Joan360,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the readers of Trip Advisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again when you return to the Oralndo area!

Best Regards,

Keith Beears
General Manager
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

stayed for 3 weeks february 2012 couldnt fault it at all,2 adults 2 children,coming back february 2013 for 2 weeks,cant wait,super value for money wouldnt stay anywhere else now so convenient for everything staff lovely no problems at all.had room next to conference room so had own little patio kids could get out window to go swimming,and keep their floats there.

  • Stayed February 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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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Susieham,
Thank you so much for the glowing review of our hotel. Looking forward to seeing you again in February!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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Michigan
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a suite for three people for a week, which was indeed nice. Plenty of room and everything works. The hotel has free wi-fi and free hot breakfast and free parking. It also offers free 'light' dinner Mon-Thur, which is very rare. The hotel is about 1+ mile away from Universal, which is walk-able. The people are very friendly and helpful.

There are some little things that the hotel can improve itself. First, being a suite for the family, the bathroom or anywhere does not have any way to set up a cloth line, to dry socks or swimming suits etc. (You can of course use the machine.) Second, eating the same hot breakfast for a week gets boring. There was little change day to day... Finally, the only 'light' dinner we had was cold meat sandwiches, which made one of my post-teenagers very angry. If you are serving cold sandwiches, do not label it as 'dinner'.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Sun20,
Thank you for your objective review of our hotel. Your kind remarks about the friendliness and helpfulness of my staff are genuinely appreciated by us all. I also appreciate your suggestions regarding how we can make ourselves even better. We typically rotate a specialty egg item, oatmeal, waffles/french toast/pancakes, and various pastries, though I will review this with my breakfast team to ensure daily variety and get the rotation back on track. I am sorry your family didn't enjoy the deli night. This item is typically in our dinner rotation two times per month, and I hope you found the other days to be more enjoyable. Again, thank you for your kind remarks and helpful recommendations for improvements. Your ideas are certainly workable and we will continue to strive for improvement in these areas.

Warmest Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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London, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed three nights in early December with family. Allowed family to go to Universal Studios while I attended a meeting in Orlando. Shuttle was nice but it can take a half hour getting to Universal much quicker on return (first stop on return). The walk to the gate is only 10 mins so not a big deal either. The pool and front were being worked on. The staff and general manager were great and were able to accommodate our request for early check-in so family could meet with friends also staying at the Homewood. Having the ticket booth on site made purchasing tickets easy. Suite was clean and well maintained. Great place and will be back.

  • Stayed December 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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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear NematodeT,
Thank you for choosing our Homewood Suites for your visit to Orlando. We enjoyed having you and your family with us and I genuinely appreciate your kind remarks about my team and the cleanliness of the hotel. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town.

Best Wishes for an Awesome 2013!

Keith Beears,
General Manager
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Calgary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very friendly staff from start to end. Complete varied hot complimentary breakfast every morning and complimentary dinner Monday to Thursday. Quiet neighbourhood and numerous restaurants and stores located nearby. The hotel is within walking distance to Universal Studios. We had a suite with two large beds in the attached bedroom and everything we needed in the living area. Our only issue was with the shuttle to Universal Studios which we only used the first day, (it took 45 minutes to get to the Park). We would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling with a family.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear RusticRanger,
It was such a pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for the glowing review of our hotel and your kind words about my staff. You are very much appreciated. I apologize for the inconvenience with the shuttle service to Universal. During busier times it does take longer to get to the parks, though the return trip is a bit quicker since we are first on the route. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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Charleston, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This hotel was perfect for us, got it for free with our Hilton Honors points and you can walk to Universal studios to avoid the $15 parking fee. It's about a 15 minute walk, but very safe. The hotel also has a shuttle, but it stops at other hotels so it looked to be about a 30 minute ride. The front desk staff is soooo nice. The room was clean and had numerous amenities, we had no problem with internet speed in the room (free). The pool area was very large, clean and designed well, although we did not go, we were only in town for one night. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 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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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Stella7676,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the readers of TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy your visit with us and found the Front Desk staff to be 'sooo' nice and the room to be especially clean. Next time you'll have to enjoy our pool as we have recently finished redoing the pool deck and landscaping. We look forward to your return!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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Address: 5893 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Orlando
#31 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#42 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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