Just returned from a 7 night break in Orlando at the HI Express international drive. Receptionist was friendly check inn was quick and efficient so was in our room in no time which was great after a 10 hour flight. I had booked a 2 room king suite and was very pleasantly surprised at the size of the suite. It had 2 king bedrooms, a lounge and a separate kitchenette area, each bedroom and lounge had cable tv with flat screen and the bathroom had a shower and a jacuzzi bath so lots of space for us even though only 2 of us.
Breakfast is included in the price which is general American fare of eggs bacon sausages waffles fruit and cereals a good choice to set you up for the day. It got busy at peek times between 8 to 9 but plenty of seating.
The free shuttle service was very good to universal and magic kingdom, they had 2 pick up times from the hotel and 2 pick up times on the return, make sure you let the driver know which time you are coming back on so they are waiting for you. The only time we had to have a taxi was at magic kingdom as the park closed after the last pick up and we wanted to see the fireworks and light show which is amazing. The price was 40 dollars back to the hotel.
The only think which I thought let the hotel down is that they only had 9 safety deposit boxes for the whole hotel so we had to wait 4 days before we got one and then we had push the receptionist to reserve us one as people checked out as normally first come first served.
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We had mears transport to and from the airport which we found excellent
Get a i-ride pass for the i-trolley 10 dollars for 7 days which gets you to all the restaurants on i drive and to sea world.
Restaurants we enjoyed are millers kitchen, chilli's across from the hotel,UNO Chicago grill. Don't bother with TGI Fridays service and food poor.
Have a great holiday hope the above was useful.
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- The Holiday Inn Express & Suites at International Drive welcomes you to Orlando! Our brand new facilities will provide you with an unforgettable experience while you visit Orlando and the local attractions.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at International Drive is your home away from home and we're here to provide you and your family with great accommodations, excellent breakfast and unbelievable service.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at International Drive is conveniently located only minutes away from Universal Studios, Sea World, Walt Disney World parks and all major Orlando attractions. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at International Drive is the place to stay when visiting the Orange County Convention Center, planning a quick getaway to the Florida beaches, tempting lady luck at the Hard Rock Casino, or just simply go for a stroll to enjoy the beauty of Central Florida.Once again the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at International Drive staff is looking forward to have the opportunity to serve you, take care of your needs and make sure that your visit to Orlando area is a pleasant one where you'll get to enjoy our service and our company. We look forward to seeing you because we are here for you. Welcome to Orlando! ... more less
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