Stayed here 11th - 25th May, with my wife and two daughters (aged 5 and 2).
We stayed in a kids suite which suited us as the kids were excited about having bunk beds. In a kids suite you also get a minifridge and the children get their own TV.
The problem with the kids suite is that the room looks and is very cramped. There is hardly any room to walk around. As far as I can tell the kids suites face the US192 but the soundproofing is pretty good. We were on the 1st floor which meant that we didn't have access to a balcony, in fact the patio doors were locked. I suppose this is for security reasons.
The bathroom is extremely small. To use the toilet you have to go in and then shut the door in order to use it.
My biggest gripe was with housekeeping. It was really hit and miss as to whether the room was cleaned properly or not, and whether you got coffee replenished. We always tipped the chambermaid but often they left the money on the table, despite us making it clear that it was their tip!
Despite the hotel being renovated in 2007 it is looking a bit shabby already. The room door was very insecure - you could see the light in the hallway clearly around the frame of the door, and one good kick to the handle would have easily opened it.
The rest of the hotel was fine. The staff were very good, always polite and smiling and chatting to the kids.
The free hotel shuttle ran at 08.15 and 10.15 to Magic Kingdom, and 12.15 to Epcot. It services a few hotels but beware - the free shuttle will NOT ALLOW YOU TO TAKE YOUR STROLLER. We therefore bought Lynx bus passes as the stop is nearby and made use of this extensively.
There is a good choice of food options in the food court, but we only ate there once as we preferred to dine up the street. The hotel is opposite Old Town which had some good choices of dining (Kool Katz Pub for one).
This hotel suited us and our budget, and as you are not in the hotel much on a break to Disney it didn't really matter what the hotel was like. We wouldn't return but not because of the hotel, we would just rather have an apartment next time with kitchen facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Devote your time to fun activities at Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, located in Kissimmee, Florida, off U.S. Highway 192 East (also known as the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway). We are an official Walt Disney Good Neighbor full-service hotel! Enjoy our newly renovated rooms, kid suites, meeting facilities, pool, kids theater, and business and fitness centers! Reminisce with M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E at the world-famous Walt Disney World resort in nearby Orlando. See the characters come alive at the Magic Kingdom. Travel to futuristic times at Epcot center. Witness pure movie magic at Disney s Hollywood Studios. Visit Osceola Heritage Park, a 120-acre multipurpose complex that offers exciting sports and entertainment shows. Catch a concert or event at the Silver Spurs Arena, or a baseball game at the Osceola County Stadium. Shop at the Loop, a large outdoor strip mall housing major department stores and smaller retail stores, casual restaurants, and a movie theater. Rev your engine and head to Old Town, a vibrant, family-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Enjoy live entertainment each night and don t miss the Classic Car Cruises. Rejuvenate with a tasty hot breakfast at our Trattoria Cafe. Eat hearty from our Best-4-Breakfast menu. Enjoy a leisurely, peaceful vacation or comfortable working environment at our hotel, where Kids Stay Free and Kids Eat Free. Relax, it s Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area. There is a Daily Service Fee of $15 which guests pay upon check-out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Main Gate East Hotel Kissimmee
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