We had a decent two room suite on the 4th floor, facing the north parking lot. A lot of noise from the parking lot in the early morning, but I do think I'm the only one it actually woke. The rooms were clean enough and in good shape, we were comfortable. I still wish they had a two room suite with either one king and two twins or one queen and two twins. As my kids get older the pull out couch becomes a less comfortable option for them.
The lobby renovation is done and it looks marvelous. They also remodeled the breakfast area. There's a little bit of a problem with congestion if they're booked full and you try to get breakfast in the last 30 minutes of the time period they offer it in. It would be nice if they offered slightly longer hours on breakfast, after a long day at the parks the previous day, it's hard to get the kids up to eat by 9:00am. They're tired and want to sleep in a little more. Presumably that's a common problem for many families since they breakfast area is very busy between 8:30 - 9:00am. I'm assuming it's not quite so congested if you get down there earlier.
The location is a quick walk away from International Blvd where you can find plenty of restaurants and stores. We actually walked out the back side of the property and through the adjacent hotel's parking lot to be right on I-Drive. Miller's Ale House is a couple blocks down, Cici's Pizza is practically across the street and there are dozens of other options within a stone's throw. There's a Walgreen's (24 hr if I recall) just a block away. Very convenient.
I'll repeat that this location is more convenient to Universal, but we stay here when we visit Disney too because I typically see better rates here than at the other Residence Inns in the Orlando area. WDW is only a 20 mins or so drive away depending on the traffic on 4, which was fairly heavy, especially in the evening rush hour time period.
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Thanks for sharing with others about your recent stay with us. We are glad to have you back and are delightful to hear you liked how we remodeled our lobby and breakfast areas. We also want to thank you for all the comments you made in regards to our breakfast hours. We'll certainly look into that. Again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next visit and, hopefully, we'll be able to meet in person. Thanks!
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