This Holiday inn has several things going for it. We stayed only one night, so our experience is somewhat limited.
First, it's a nice, clean quiet hotel where you can be assured of getting a good night's sleep.
Second, free bus shuttle service is offered to all of the Disney parks and sites....even to nearby Downtown Disney, which is a 15-minute walk away. This more than covers the $10 hotel parking fee many people grip about. Disney charges $16 to park at Magic Kingdom, so you end up saving $6 and don't have to fight the traffic or parking deck experience.
You can also buy your park tickets at the hotel. You can at other hotels too. But this perk shouldn't be overlooked.
The staff was friendly and professional, which can quickly sour a trip otherwise. And the price is not that much more than other brand-name hotels nearby that don't have the free shuttles.
As with any hotel, there are flaws, although I'd put them in the minor category. The concierge who provides information tries to sell you on one of those time-share packages where you get a free vacation in exchange for touring their property. Maybe that's the norm nowadays, but it's a little irriating. A concierge shouldn't be peddling that sort of thing.
Secondly, when we stepped out of the elevator on the fourth floor, we noticed three big trays with leftovers from room service. They were never moved the entire time we were there. Which sort of tells you someone is asleep at the wheel. But neither that or the entrepreneurial concierge really affected our stay. We would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Downtown. Located in the the Walt Disney World Resort, within walking distance to Downtown Disney we offer the perfect place to stay during your vacation to Walt Disney World. With deluxe rooms, lobby and relaxing pool you are sure to enjoy the comfort and convenience of our charming Orlando hotel. Whether you are in town for a weekend getaway, destination wedding or family vacation, our hotel in Lake Buena Vista puts you in the center of it all. We are conveniently located to several Orlando attractions, golf courses and shopping. If you're in Orlando on business, feel free to utilize our 10 different meeting rooms with space for 18 to 500 guests. During your vacation, enjoy our choice Orlando hotel amenities, which include free high-speed Internet access, a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge, Bath and Body Works bath amenities in every bathroom a zero-entry pool and nightly specials for kids and kids at heart. Check out our J.D. Power & Associates award winning hotel room deals, and make your reservation today. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn - In The Walt Disney World Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- Orlando Holiday Inn