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Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel

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5001 Calypso Cay Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5506
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#7 of 164 hotels in Kissimmee
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Experience a vacation of a lifetime in Florida with stunning sunsets, day trips to world-class attractions, palm-lined beaches and warm, friendly service. Welcome to the The Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, one of the best located resorts in Florida to offer an unforgettable vacation. Situated in Kissimmee, our family-friendly hotel is perfectly located within minutes from the magic and excitement of popular attractions including Walt Disney World® Parks & Attractions, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando. Enjoy our courtesy shuttle to local attractions! Our desirable location is matched by the level of comfort in each of our guest rooms and the quality of service offered right from the moment you book with us through to checking out. On arriving at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, you can unwind after your journey in the privacy of your spacious accommodation before discovering the full range of onsite activities for your pleasure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Waterslide
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
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Denise R wrote a review Aug 14
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I had the best experience and the best stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Kissimmee. To start the front desk personnel and assistance Mr Lucas was very helpful with everything I asked. Mr Lucas is very committed to the hotel and committed to accommodate everyone making sure you have a wonderful and safe and enjoyable experience at the Holiday Inn Express. Breakfast was great I love it very much. Everyone was very friendly accommodating very clean. They have the best amenities in this hotel. I definitely enjoyed my stay. Can't wait to come back to the Holiday Inn express in Kissimmee. I definitely would recommend the Holiday Inn express to everyone who is interested in staying in a great place. Very close to Walt Disney World. Till next God willing 🙏🏻.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear deniserF3029XP, Thank you for stopping by to let us know that everything went well, and for sharing some kind words about Lucas! We feel very lucky to have his experience and knowledge on board with us, and that he takes such good care of our guests. We hope to see you again, and maybe you'll bring a few friends!
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Kara W wrote a review Aug 14
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Nice, newer, Clean hotel. Pet friendly. The staff was friendly. I love the Dove bath products that they have in the room. The breakfast was standard but good. We went down too late one morning and the staff still went and got my son a muffin. I thought that was super nice because they'd already shut everything down. And how do you tell a cute little 3 year old no.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
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Dear 648 karaw, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we're happy that all went well. We know that family vacations are super special and we love to show some extra care and loving with even the smallest of guests--it was our pleasure to help! While it is true that we are service animal friendly, we do not accept regular pets. I just wanted to take a moment to make that distinction to avoid any future confusion. Thank you for choosing our hotel!
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Victor V wrote a review Aug 11
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Ana and Lucas were amazing. Very friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this to friends and family. The rooms were nice and clean and the amenities were great. I would again emphasize the amazing service that Ana and Lucas provided for us. Giving us recommendations and being overall helpful . Their welcoming and friendly nature made our stay more than worth it. Will definitely stay here next time I travel to Orlando
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
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Dear vicvill86, Ana and Lucas will be thrilled to hear that they helped make your trip fun and memorable with lots of new experiences and I can't wait to share it with them! Thank you for telling us all about your stay and we can't wait to have you on a return trip to Orlando!
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Kenzo K wrote a review Aug 10
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the hotel is very good, room is very comfortable and and have good space! The breakfast is good as well! They have really nice people working there! Lucas was the attendant and he was such a good employee and person. Many thanks!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear kenzok07, Thank you for stopping by to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and for sharing some kind words about Lucas! We feel very lucky to have him as part of our team, taking care of our guests. We hope to see you again!
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aaron p wrote a review Aug 8
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Overall the hotel was great. Being military the Leisure Travel office helped book this stay. Was promised that I would have joint rooms. When I arrived the lady who checked us in was not friendly at all. She informed me that hotel does not have joint rooms and therefore I couldn’t have them. We proceeded to Disney and came back later in the evening for the actual check in because the rooms were not ready. When I arrived back there was a phenomenal desk associate (Lucas) who went above and beyond to get me joking rooms after I was lied too by the lady that morning. He wasn’t able to unfortunately because we were the first so many days and the way she set us up and gave away other rooms he could only get it for a night or two. I was never going to stay there and as an Officer in the military I am going to inform the MWR Leisure travel office know how I was treated. But if they continue to use the Holiday Inn there I would recommend they only speak and deal with Lucas. Otherwise Soldiers would be better off going to another hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear aaronpK2207XT, Thank you for your email. We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry that there seem to have been some communication issues. We enjoy a very positive relationship with the MWR offices and our reputation with guests is stellar. I was the manager on duty on your check in and I had advised that we didn't have them available, not that we didn't have or offer them at all. I did not lie in any way--my guests are vey important to me and lying only serves to inflame situations. As we were in a sold out situation, availability for connecting rooms had not been available for a few days. I do apologize of you were informed differently. I hope that this clarification helps and we appreciate your time.
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Sarah G wrote a review Aug 6
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Me and my husband always stay at Holiday Inn properties. We came down to FL to visit friends, and they recommended this hotel. Well, let me tell you, if you’re staying in the Orlando-Kissimmee area, do not look anymore! The rates are reasonable (IHG members get lower prices —the young man at the Front Desk signed us up, as we had never heard of this program, and it’s free!). Breakfast is not “express”, it’s a free FULL BUFFET! The grounds are well maintained, the entire staff is extremely friendly. However, we need to highlight the MAIN REASON why we’ll always remember this stay: the sweet, hardworking lady named Iviss, who delivered our towels, TP, etc, every night (except for the day a kid was working that shift and took 2 hours to bring us towels; no smile or motivation to work). We must confess we requested no service just because Iviss works nights, and all we wanted was to see HER. She smiled every time she saw us. We would call the front desk for any item we needed, and Iviss was at our door within 5 minutes or less. And she was always busy. We never saw someone take so much pride and passion for their job. She was even learning new words in English every day just to interact with us. That’s the sweetest thing I’ve seen in years. Thank you Iviss for making our stay WONDERFUL. We can’t wait to see you and the rest of the amazing staff soon again. As a business owner, I can tell when an employee is a one-of-a-kind GEM, one hard to find. Thank you Iviss for everything!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear G-Sarah78, Thank you for such kind words. I am impatiently waiting to see Iviss so I can share this with her. We value and encourage our employees and we reward them when they go above and beyond for our guests. It means so much that you took the time to let us know that things exceeded your expectations and the staff that helped make it happen! See you soon!
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Laura S wrote a review Aug 1
United States2 contributions
As a Disney AP, I go at least once a month. I always stay at this hotel due to its location, amenities, nice staff, good rooms, comfy beds, and wonderful hot breakfast. Great spot for solo travelers, families, and anything in between.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear lola_xx_miles, Do you know how awesome it is for me to hear that we are your "spot"? It is just wonderful--we love that you love it here and love it so much to always choose it. That's magic. We can't wait to see you again--thank you for making my day!
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Shar A wrote a review Aug 1
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The hotel staff was so friendly and helpful. Hotel has Great activities for the whole family and Clean rooms. Hotel is in close proximity to Walmart, restaurants, and Disney parks. I will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear 128 shara, Location, location, location! We love being right where or guests want to be and we'll always strive to bring you the bet possible experience. We'll see you soon--thanks again!
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Dontae M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Absolutely great Location from Disney (15-20) from any park depending on traffic. Great resort/hotel, kids(7,9&16 years old) really enjoyed the pools. Bar staff is amazing, the food served at the outside at bar is wonderful. The breakfast provided by the hotel is a great way to start your day!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Janine Maria-Puerta, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear TaeMac2020, One of my favorite amenities to mention when a guest books our hotel is the bar/restaurant and the pools. They're so simple but so fun and they really give off that vacation vibe. I'm happy to know that all went well and we'll be sure to save you a seat! Thank you so much!
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Glen M wrote a review Jul 2022
Chesapeake, Virginia1 contribution
We had a great time staying at the hotel. Lots of fun things to do, great customer service, very nice staff, breakfast was great. My son especially enjoyed the pools! We will definitely be back! Thank you guys for all you do!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear girlynm, I'm partial to the Crab Pool myself! It's wonderful to hear that your stay was fun and positive and even better to know that your son had a great time as well. We love our families. We'll be here waiting to wow you on your next trip!
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$118 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
country inn and suites by carlson orlando-maingate at calypso, country inn & suites by carlson orlando-maingate at calypso hotel orlando, country inn orlando maingate, country inn suites kissimmee, country inn suites orlando calypso cay, country inn kissimmee, kissimmee country inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Inn at Calypso Cay
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Doldrick's Escape Room (0.4 miles), Dare 2 Escape (0.4 miles), and Museum of Military History (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include King O Falafel, Sabor Brasil Brazilian food, and Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites S Lake Buena Vista, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.