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Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed September 26, 2015

We booked a regular room but were given a suite with a large seperate living room/ kitchen area. The room was clean and the well decorated. The A/C was nice and cold! The front desk staff was GREAT, very welcoming and fun. A sort walk or shuttle ride (free) to Universal and a T.G.I Fridays is the hotels main restaurant...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great stay experience. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hospitality of our staff. They truly care about providing the best and most passionate guest experience. We look forward to you returning again very soon. Hotel Management

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for Universal as it is just minutes away from the park and they provide a free shuttle that you need to book in for. The only downside is that it isn't so easy to access International Drive, you can get an I ride ticket but we tried to walk back and realised you...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that Latitia, our passionate hotel team member was able to make such a difference in your stay. Our employees strive to deliver the best possible service and go beyond meeting guest’s expectation. We look forward to having you stay with us once again if you are in the area. General Manager

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed September 24, 2015

My friends and I stayed here last May and we had a great time. The hotel was nice, and clean. We actually arrived earlier than check in and they were kind enough to hold our luggage in security so that we could go to Universal Studios, they also held our luggage on our last day too. The front desk and...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Dear Mackenzie G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. It is always great to hear back from our valued guests about their experience at our hotel. I am happy that for the most part your stay was very good. I will also be sharing your comments concerning the tickets with the team...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Arrived late at this hotel after one-day exhausting universal trip. Not bad, not impressed, just an ordinary night. Low price and free parking are highly appreciated. Location is not bad, found a Red Lobster nearby. Receptionist was nice and friendly. I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor and saw some folks saying the Wi-Fi is very slow, but based on my...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Dear Chenyy, Thank you for your recent review on our hotel. I am very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again in the near future. if there is anything we can do better for your next stay, please do not hesitate to let us know. Hotel...

Bardstown, Kentucky
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Greeted warmly by front desk clerk who acknowledged my IHG Platinum Club status and immediately upgraded us to a one bedroom suite. She thoroughly explained the amenities of the hotel and was extremely helpful. Suite was on the top floor, facing Universal Studios and was clean and well apportioned. Used the shuttle to the park, pool and laundry room during...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. I am so happy that for the most part you had a great stay. I will be speaking to the General manager of TGI Friday's regarding your comments as we want to make sure that the experience you had with the hotel continues with TGI Friday's....

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband is a youth pastor, so we planned a trip to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios. I found this hotel using trip advisor. We booked 2 - two bedroom suites for our kids to stay in. It was extremely affordable and very clean. The beds were so comfortable. They are in the middle of remodeling, so the hallways...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great stay experience. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hospitality of our staff. They truly care about providing the best guest experience and they are so passionate about exceeding all expectations. We truly look forward to you returning again very soon, and if there is anything we can do to make your...

Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel twice because it provides exactly what I need: Easy access to Universal Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It's affordable and because I booked it directly through Universal we received Early Admission to the park. It's an easy 10 minute walk to Universal Orlando (but that's coming from a New Yorker who walks...

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Gary R, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit with us. Yours Truly, Team Passion!

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed September 15, 2015

My boyfriend, myself and our dog have stayed here several times and it is perfect for a quick vaca with a pet! Super close to universal and free parking is awesome! The hotel is less then a mile from the park and the walk is quite beautiful along the lagoon.

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Gary R, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to learn your time with us was splendid. If there is anything else we can do to enhance your next stay, please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to seeing you again next time you travel into the Orlando area

Utah
Reviewed September 14, 2015

I think that it is important to review hotels compared to expectations. Is this a five star, fancy hotel, with all of the best features, no. However, for the price, this is a great place to stay. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and, best of all, the location was great. We walked to and from Universal...

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Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Dear Buckcade, Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you had a great time while staying with us. I am sorry about the fitness room, as we were waiting for the parts to come in so that the equipment could be fixed. I m pleased to announce that this has since been resolved. We look forward to...

Stuart
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The room was clean, and we did have a mini fridge. The hotel would not accommodate a late check out. So my husband had to sit in the lobby for 4 hours on Sunday with two little kids until my conference got out. Also, the pool is rather small for such a large hotel. We ate at the Fridays two...

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Gary R, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando, responded to this review

We take pride in our service and strive to reach perfection. Your experience was certainly the exception and is not normal. We certainly appreciate your feedback as it is most important to us to identify areas of continuous improvement which helps to ensure future stays are more comfortable. Hotel Management

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our recently renovated hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 21 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and SeaWorld. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Transportation to Walt Disney World also available. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

Address: 5905 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819-7925
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $99 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando 3*
Number of rooms: 256
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Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
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#147 Family Hotel in Orlando
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“There is a TGI Friday's next door; great staff and good food/drinks; have plenty of both and then perhaps you can sleep.”
FinWatcher, 1 week ago | Read review
“Check shuttle return location. You need a voucher to ride back so if you walk to parks, you may not be able to take the shuttle back.”
ilymom, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Get the suite if you have a family”
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“I have not seen a good room.”
busytraveler2015, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor facing away from Kirkman and it was super quiet.”
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