We chose this hotel on the basis of it's proximity to Universal Parks. A reasonable 15-20 minute walk on pleasant paths with free parking at the hotel. Paid with Prioity Club points and received an upgrade to a suite, which was huge. Our son loved having his own enormous room with two beds to choose from along with his own bathroom. Lounge / dining area massive and a fully equipped kitchen. Free WiFi, a large TV in every room, and everything clean & tidy. No evidence of any bugs etc as reported elsewhere. Useful on site self serve laundry. Staff very friendly and helpful. Did not try the pool as Hurricane Sandy dropped by and we had rain. Agree with other reviewers that TGI Friday's linked next door offers good value breakfast and decent Dinner. We ate there both nights as CityWalk was heaving and wait times were too long. A short stay but a pleasant one and we would use this hotel again for Universal Parks.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn And Suites Main Gate To Universal Orlando
- Holiday Inn Orlando