The motel...because that's what it is...is good value for money - we did, afterall, pay $50 for the night, however there are much nicer hotels in the Orlando area within a similar price range. We were disappointed because the website clearly sells this property as a resort, and while it has a nice pool it is not by any means a resort.
More like a 2 star motel, not dissimilar to a college building of dorms, with dark cement alleyways cutting through the middle of the building to provide access to the pool and tennis court. Considering the worn state of the motel itself the pool was surprisingly amazing – and the best thing Metropolitan has going for it. I almost thought the pool was part of the Raddison which was next door.
It took 15 minutes to check in despite us being the only guests at the front desk. The staff were very casual and incredibly slow, having conversations with each other in Spanish as they checked us in.
"Free Wifi" as advertised was only available in the lobby, and had to be purchased in the rooms - not horrible, but not what was advertised.
The room was comfortable and semi clean – perfect for a backpacker. The room itself was nice enough, but there were suspicious looking stains on the walls and furniture, there was no toilet paper holder on the wall so it sat on the bathroom sink behind you, and there were bugs in the shower when I turned the faucet on. Shower water pressure is a big “make or break” for me, and unfortunately this wasn’t great either. The bathroom fan sounded like a cat was dying and carried on like that until I switched it off and let the bathroom fog up instead for the sake of my ear drums.
That being said, the rooms were large, beds were incredibly comfortable and I loved that we could walk straight out the door to our car (the flip side of the being that people would walk right by your window all night). It was also very centrally located – we managed to walk down International Drive and find dinner quite easily, passing multiple restaurants, bars and clubs.
Ask for a room on a higher level so you dont have the noise from the parking lot coming in your room...
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