There is a notion that International Drive( or I-Drive as locals call it ) is the heart of Orlando and if you are a tourist there is no other better place to stay. That notion is further cemented by the plethora of properties on I-Drive, lively tourist crowds, and almost an over-supply of restaurants in that area. If you were visiting Orlando and did not stay in I-Drive, it is considered an unpardonable mistake.
Having lived in Orlando, I will tell you that there is value in being a contrarian. If you break the rules and look a little beyond, you will find better value and tangible benefits( such as not sitting in the I-Drive traffic ) in plenty of other perfectly good alternatives. The new Embassy suites is one such property.
Note the adjective "New". This is a new property and it feels that way the moment you walk in. I have stayed in many Embassy Suites during my years of travel and this property not only upholds the brand values, but exceeds it by a long stretch. Very clean, exceptional service and professional staff. The hotel is very conveniently located on 192, the "less known" route to Disney campus. Restaurants and other conveniences are within a half mile radius, and are less crowded compared to many popular dining joints on I-Drive. This means you will spend less time sitting in traffic, or waiting at the restaurant for a table, and spend more time enjoying your vacation.
Ask for a room on 9th floor or higher, on the north or north-western side of the hotel and you can catch nightly fireworks - Epcot and Magic Kingdom - right from your room!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No Resort Fee. Just 3.5 Miles from Disney and 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Guests enjoy 300 spacious two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and Complimentary Evening Reception daily. Nearby restaurants, shopping and golf. ... more less
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