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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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Ranked #31 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed 2 nights while in town for a conference. The suite was very roomy and exceptionally clean. The hotel was conveniently located and within walking distance from restaurants and shopping. The hot breakfast buffet was included and had something for everyone. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The fitness center was clean and had good equipment. There was even an arcade! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, February 22, 2013
Dear GoTraveler18,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our hotel. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us, and your kind remarks about the helpfulness of my staff and the cleanliness of the suites and various areas of our hotel are genuinely appreciated. When your travels bring you back to Orlando, we would love to see you again!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Worth, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great location. Friendly front desk staff. Breakfast included, but ends promptly at 10. Relatively quiet even though adjacent to I-4. Even number rooms view Universal, Odd number rooms view I-Drive and the pool.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, February 22, 2013
Dear Kenyn,
Thank you for choosing our Homewood Suites for your visit to Orlando. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit with us and happy that you found our staff to be especially helpful. When your travels bring you back to Orlando, we would love to have you back with us!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Suites are very nice. They have a hot breakfast buffet and even a light dinner (we did not get back from the parks in time to try the dinners). There is a bus to take you to the parks. It is reliable and was always on time. But if you miss the bus, cab fare is only $8. There is a Hilton Garden Inn right across the driveway, and they have a restaurant, in case you are too tired to travel too far after a busy day on the rides. They also deliver to your room. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 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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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Avkatnet,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our hotel. I am pleased to know that you found my staff to be very friendly and helpful. I know they truly enjoy meeting new people and helping in any way possible. My Housekeeping team was also happy to know that you found your suite to be especially clean as they work very hard to ensure your comfort. And as you point out, our sister hotel, Hilton Garden Inn next door has a tiki bar and restaurant, and purchases from these outlets may be billed to your room. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Orlando!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. This Homewood is fine for visiting Orlando attractions. The breakfast was a little more basic than I expected (waffle machine was only put out one of the two days; remainder of breakfast was very basic pastries, cereals, eggs, pancakes in heating units one day.) Staff is very helpful. Rooms and beds were very comfortable and clean. The bathroom areas looked like a little freshening up should be scheduled soon, but not bad (the bathtub was scratched up on the bottom in one spot which was all stained up; maybe some bathroom and vanity deep cleaning should be performed).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, February 26, 2013
Dear Mommy23Dc,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your comments about the cleanliness and helpfulness of my team are genuinely appreciated. I also appreciate your constructive feedback as it helps us in our efforts to constantly improve what we have to offer. It was a pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you again the next time you're in Orlando.

Warm Regards,

Keith Beears
General Manager
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Oswego, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here in March of 2012 and really enjoyed it! The location was central to all the parks we were attending, the staff was friendly and the pool was warm!(Very important to a family from Upstate NY!) Loved that there was a basketball court, it kept the kids busy:-)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 25, 2013
Dear Chris623_12,
I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit with us this past March and that we have come to mind once again. I'm glad to hear that your kids enjoyed our sport court and the heated pool, and your kind remarks about the staff are genuinely appreciated. If your travels return you to the Orlando area, we would love to see you again.

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were very impressed with the location, we walked to wet and wild a few times to save the parking fee, only 7 min walk and universal 5 mins in car. Handy to every where we wanted to go. Rooms were quite basic, nothing fancy but clean. Breakfast was provided, we didn't dig it that much but we made use of kitchenette and made our own breakfast. The hair dryer in my room broke and was replaced within 20 mins of us reporting the break! We enjoyed our stay here and it was a good price, we were practically in universal resort without paying resort prices. Highway noise at back where our room was so if light sleeper bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 Redmcelhinney,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with the readers of TripAdvisor. Your feedback helps us to constantly improve our offering and is genuinely appreciated. I especially appreciate your glowing remarks about the work of my Housekeeping department. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again when you return to Orlando.

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Keith Beears
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Baraboo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This hotel was close to Universal and offered a free shuttle service to and from each day. The free breakfast was awesome and offered a big variety. They also have a free light supper Mon-Thurs which was great! The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. We got a great night's sleep each night we were there as it was really quiet. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and the staff was friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were happy with everything. The price of this hotel made it an amazing value! I would highly recommend this hotel! : )

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  • Stayed January 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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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest to Universal Studios, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Pamela B,
Thank you for your glowing review of our hotel. I shared your comments with the team this afternoon and it was a great morale booster to hear what you had to say. I know they truly enjoy going out of their way to take care of our guests and it means so much when their efforts are recognized in such a public forum as TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you visit with us and I do hope to see you back again in the future.

Warmest 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:
#24 Family Hotel in Orlando
#33 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#41 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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