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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 #32 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Livingston, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2007

Stayed with my family (4 of us) 9/12 - 9/15. Smooth check-in
which was 3 min and it was 2 am!. The hotel is in a great location, just 3 -5 min from Universal which is where we planned
to be for 2 days. The hotel room was great! As the previous reviews noted, full kitchen w/pots, dishes and silverware. Dishwasher, refrige and microwave. The sitting area has a pull-out couch, t.v., and there is a desk. Through the double doors is
the beds, chest w/deep drawers and another t.v., the other end
of the room is the vanity w/sink . A door seperates just the
shower and toilet. The room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast is great in the morning: all hot buffet,
w/eggs, bacon or sausage, cornbeef hash, waffle maker,
fruits, etc. The evening buffet is only on M - Thurs, we only had
it the 1 night and they served burgers, chips, salad, wine and beer. Outside from the dining area is the pool and hot tub and
next to it is the basketball court which my son loved!! Inside for
recreation is a game room and a gym. Next to the front desk is a mini store with a lot of items from toiletrees to food and it is 24 hrs. The street is right off Int. Dr. across from Wet and Wild so there are many things you can get to in walking distance. We paid $109 per/night which was a great value for the service, food and cleaniness of the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel and even though Disney is about 20 min away, I would probobly stay here again and just travel to one of those parks!!

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Lack of television channels
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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cork ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

I rarely believe everything I read but I must agree with most of the reviewers of this hotel, evertyhing went very smoothly from check-in to check-out. The service provided from the front desk was excellent, breakfast was a real bonus & the managers buffet was welcome after a day out at the themeparks. We arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm, lightning had hit the building causing the fire alarm to sound & a full evacuation down the stairs to the lobby just as the fire trucks were arriving (my nine year old daughter had her first holiday photo taken with the firemen). The rooms were spotlessly clean but the layout of the apartment was a bit strange, I was with my wife & two daughters 18 & 9 so the sleeping arrangements (2 queen beds in one room) took some organising, eventually my eldest settled for the pull out sofabed in the sitting room. The pool was open until 10pm each evening & was flodlit with soft piped music playing to relax you even more, pool towels were also provided. Internet access was available at reception, a 24hr juice & soda station a games room & a gym were all free. All in all wonderful value for money & I cant relate anything but positives fot the Hilton Homesuites Universal Orlando

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — waiting for the elevator
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Maryland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

My family and I recently returned from this hotel and we had a great experience. This was our first trip to Orlando and we were not familiar with the area. We had a one room suite; the bedroom was ample to fit two queen sized beds. The room rate was great and the breakfast was enough to keep us going until late lunch. Although the hotel was busy, it was quiet at night. The staff was friendly and helpful and I would definately go back again. We looked at other hotels in the area and decided that we would go back to to this chain if we returned to Disney. Staying in this hotel and getting discounted tickets is the best way to have a nice trip without breaking the bank. We (5 people) had airfare, Disney, Universal and hotel & car for 8 days for less than $2,500. We plan on going back next year!

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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florida
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2007

Me and my friends had a get-a-way weekend from our husbands to see a concert. After researching what seemed forever, we decided on this hotel, and I am glad we did. We checked in 30 minutes early, check-in was fast! The clerks at the desk where very nice. We got a universal view room, it was over looking the highway. The windows where ceiling to floor basically, so the nightly view was gorgeous! The staff was very quick and efficient. When we got in our room the batteries where dead in the remote, I called front desk, within 5 minutes, maintenance knocked on door with fresh batteries. I felt very safe and secure, because security was always walking around the property. I was trying to come through the door with my luggage and the security man helped me with my bags and into my room. You don't see that often. You had to have a card key to even get inside the building. Well lit parking areas and pool. The breakfast was good, and they let you take it back up to your room on trays. Always kept it well stocked. When they say black out curtains they aren't lying!! That was nice, when you wanted to be lazy and sleep in. The rooms do not have those floor air conditioners that make a lot of noise, all rooms had central air, with a digital thermostat to set the temperature. There where more thamn ample supplies of towels. The bed's where a dream! They had goose feather pillows. Each bed had 3 pillows and a spare in the closet, but we asked the maid for more, so we ended up with 10 pillows to snuggle with. Anything we asked of the maid, was always with a smile, never an attitude. The kitchen had everything you needed. This hotel had all the comfort of home! Check out was simple as well, you just called front desk tell them we are leaving, leave the keys on the table and your done. I highly recomment this hotel.

  • Liked — the rooms and the staff
  • Disliked — getting into the hotel was off I-drive, had to cross over lanes of traffic, was at the corner of wet-n-wild.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Northamptonshire
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

We stayed here for 14 nights and we found it to be more than adequate for our purposes. Very clean and comfortable and the service was excellent, The complimentary breakfast and welcome home meal was a nice touch and although not fancy food, was very palitable, the thing to remember is that it is complimentary . We found all of the staff we came in contact with to be very helpful and courteous. Although on International Drive it is set back from the road and like one of the other reviews we found it to be very quiet so you could get a good night sleep. For what we paid we were extremely impressed and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Liked — Home from Home feel and cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2007

My husband and I were in Orlando for a concert and needed clean, comfortable lodging for one night that wasn't outrageously priced. We booked a stay at Homewood Suites Universal based on all of the good Tripadvisor reviews. The property is clean and located just off of I-4 and very convenient to Universal Studios. Our room was clean, and very spacious. Manager's evening reception was a nice plus - don't expect gourmet fare or anything of the sort - seems like the food was more geared to be kid-friendly, but hey, it saved us at least $20 on eating out. Continental breakfast was OK as well with free coffee, juice, eggs, as well as a waffle machine. I would definitely recommend this hotel to families or business travelers.

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Mississauga ON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2007

We stayed at Homewood for two nights and we were very pleased with our stay. It was very full (you could tell by the parking lot...) but we did not hear anything or anyone when we went to sleep at night. It is situated away from International Drive which is nice (as that can be very busy). The breakfast had many great choices from scrambled eggs, yogourts, bacon, sausages, waffles, juices, cereals, bagels etc etc so everyone was happy. Our check in was a breeze and the staff - everyone from housekeeping to breakfast bar staff - were very friendly. We did not use the pool but sat poolside at one of the tables to enjoy a glass of beer from the manager's reception. Bedding was comfortable and the beds were very comfy. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. There were five of us and we had lots of space to spread out after a day at Magic Kingdom (a 15-20 minute drive from this hotel.).

  • Liked — the bedding
  • Disliked — lack of parking at night
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
#34 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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