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“Low Class hotel!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel
Ranked #294 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Roseville, Michigan
2 reviews
“Low Class hotel!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2010

No clocks,bibles, pens, coffee makers, irons. Couldn't find a shuttle that would fit into our time schedule. Not visible from main street, very hard to find. This hotel looks like it isn't very well maintained. Was told that there were waffle makers in the breakfast room, but there was none.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2010

have just stayed at the motel for 2 weeks was very worried about staying after reading all the reviews arrived about 4/5pm had to pay $21 resort fee joke or what only good things was that we got the $15 deposit back. we stayed on the fourth floor 423 only had a king size bed and a couch that turned into a bed which we didnt use. room was cleaned everyday towels were rubbish so used our own. air con was fine didnt bother us at all the room didnt smell at all which was a nice surprise as it seems alot of people had problems with that. breakfast was toast, ceral and juice and coffee. if you got in early enough it was ok one morning we went down there was a football team in the breakfast room so couldnt have anything. the breakfast room needs to be bigger, pool is alright but lots of bugs and leaves in it. motel is in a good location as it only took us 15 mins to walk to universal and you could get the free shuttle bus which twice didnt show up or was late one morning the motel had to pay for a taxi for us to get to disney. if you missed the 6pm shuttle home the next one was 8:45pm which was always packed some days they sent a really small bus or mini van to do serveral hotels which was rubbish as some days they missed some hotels out. the motel is in a good location on i drive and would recommmend getting the i trolley which is really good. staff were not helpful unless you spoke spanish as there were a lot of mexicans staying there . everywhere in the motel needs updating wouldnt stay here again going to stay in a disney resort. only positive was that we didnt pay much about £200 for both of us to stay

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Warrington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

I paid just £449 pp for 7 days in Orlando including flight & a car so at an absolute maximum (looking at flight costs at the time) I reckon this hotel cost me about £42 per room per night (there were 3 of us including my 3 year old daughter) including breakfast and free parking.

The room was basic and I guess a little tired but was cleaned everyday with ice cold aircon, fridge & 2 huge beds! The pool was small but clean, quiet and refreshing with a small pool bar with a well priced happy hour. The staff were friendly and polite when you had a query. Breakfast was very basic but had toast, jam, cereal, coffee and orange juice. But hey, if you're really hungry why don't you walk 2 minutes and have an 'all you can eat' Ponderosa breakfast for $3,99? Then of course there is the location which was just off International Drive opposite Wet n Wild and 2 minutes from Universal Studios. If you were heading further afield the hotel was serviced by FREE shuttles to all the major parks.

Frankly I can't understand all the moans on this page. What were you expecting at the price? I had a great holiday in Orlando and this hotel kept me cool, dry, fed and watered at a rock bottom price. If you go to Orlando to sit in your room don't book this hotel. If you go to Orlando to enjoy it's endless attractions, restaurants and bars this hotel will do you just fine as a base.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank smull_n_didit
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Camillus, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2010

Location, location, location. This is the main reason this hotel stays in business. We
had the best vacation in our 8 days in Orlando, and the hotel room was the only thing
that did not work out for us. The price was low, and we got what we paid for.

We were recommended this hotel by a travel agent based in Orlando, who told us that the Days Inn we were looking at was disgusting. We did not expect the Ritz, but the photos on the hotel website are at least 15 years old and taken from the best possible angles. It is in a great location, it took us 21 minutes to walk to Universal, and it is a beautiful walk with wide sidewalks the whole way.

At check in we were assigned room 211. When we entered, the carpets had wet spots, and smelled like urine. The front desk immediately gave us a key for a room on the third
floor. This room did not smell, and we did stay in it. It was not clean enough for our
standards, so we purchased cleaner and paper towels and spent an hour cleaning the
bathroom and vanity ourselves. Toilet ran- had to giggle the handle every time to stop
water flow. Shower was moldy, pipes were loud, and pressure/temperature would vary
greatly during your shower.

The bed sheets are too small for the bed, and completely threadbare. At least they seemed clean. The bath towels were rough and the size of large hand towels. We had 5 people in the room, but most days got only 3 towels and had to ask for more at the front desk. Rugs were nasty- we kept on our shoes in the room. Only one door key was assigned, and the plastic key would get stuck in the lock every time.

On the positive side, the kids loved the pool, and it was cleaned daily. The pool area is
a bit old, and the chairs are cheap, but the pool bar is adequate and serves decent food.
You can use your laptop near the pool. Pool towels are available at the front desk if you
ask for them- but they do not let anyone know this, and most of the other families were
using their bath towels.

Breakfast was spartan, none of the fruit or muffins they show on the website. Bread for
toast, milk, OJ, and frosted flakes were the only options for the kids. Coffee was
TERRIBLE. There is an IHOP within a block and about 20 breakfast buffets within 1 mile-
use them if you want a good breakfast.

From this location you can walk to so many restaurants, and can catch a bus to anywhere in Orlando. Try eating @ O'Charleys on Turkey Lake Road (1 mile away). They had great food and prices. Lots of great spots for ice cream nearby.

Our family is planning to return to Orlando in 2011 and have found much, much nicer
properties for only a slightly higher cost. Look at the trip advisor ratings and try to
find a higher rated hotel. It's worth the extra cost, especially with the low rates that
hotels charge in Orlando.

Good luck, and enjoy your time in this spectacular city!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2010

We have just returned from this hotel and was shocked at the quality and standards, although we didn't expect Hilton quality for what we paid the minimum we expected was clean, comfortable and safe especially when you have children
and in my opinion this hotel offered none of the above.
To cut a long story short the rooms are in desperate need of a refurb with loose taps, sockets away from the Walls and an aircon unit that makes the room feel damp as the hotel have a notice on top of the unit asking you to leave the aircon on at all times to help with humidity
on top of that the free breakfast is a nightmare as you will be queing for approx 20 mins to make your toast or you can have serial in a polystyrene cup, the breakfast room is far too small and ill equiped to cope with the ammount of guests
we took this hotel thinking the free transfers to the parks would be a godsend but it's actually a waste of time as the driver picks you up on a very old rickety bus and then stops at a further 6-7 hotels and cramms people onuntil it's very awkward and uncomfortable let alone the possibility of standing 40-45 mins before you get to the parks. Another downside of the transfer bus is the time it returns the last two are at 8.45-10.00 the last one at 10pm sounds great however the hotel will advise the 8.45 as you probably won't get on the 10pm as it will be full, leaving to find your own way home.
This next reason is the main reason why I would never return or recommend anyone stay there.
Just after a week my wife came out in bite marks on various parts of her body, we originally put this down to the bugs that were outside during the evenings etc , however one evening we were laying on the bed watching tv when my wife turned over from laying on her side and there was a trail of bites down her side and leg, as a test I asked to lay with the backs of her legs against the mattress and after a few mins sure enough one or two bites appeared.
The following day I also came out in them and so did my six year old son so we had bed bugs in our room, before going in to see the manager I googled bed bugs in continental plaza and up it cone with reviews with similar stories (wish I had looked before booking)
I seen a lady at the front desk who was quick to give us another room, this room still had loose taps and poor conditions but seemed dryer and as we only had a few days left we decided to take this room.
The following day I went to see the manager and he was completely unphased and to be honest didn't seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation.
He blames it on the layout of the hotel as you don't have to go through the lobby to get to your room, so they can't control what guests do with the rooms and even give me an example of a recent guest that even though was told no pets was keeping her dog in her room.
I also reported it to the first choice rep that said in there the 3mths she had been there no complaints of this kind had arisen which I seriously doubt as there were numerous guests complaining daily of different things.
To sum it up in my opinion it's no better than a bedsit that is totally unsuited for families.
I am going to write a letter of complaint to first choice as I think they should stop recommending this to famillies until it's refurbed and raises it's standards.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2010

The hotel was located very close to universal studios and was situated directly on the main street. So it made everything very accesible. The hotel room was mediocre the floors were kind of sticky, are a/c unit never really cooled, and towards the end of the trip the toliet was clogged (7day trip). The "continental breakfast" was the choice of bread toasted or not toasted with jam or butter. The second choice for breakfast was cornflakes frosted or non frosted. The wi-fi is only in the lobby and their is only one pool. The employees were very nice and the guest were also calm. If I had a choice to stay there i wouldnt. The pictures that were posted arent the same as how the hotel actually looks like.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2010

Well we had an AMAZING HOLIDAY!!!!!

The hotel was fine, not brilliant but not awful either, the room was clean, yes it could do with a bit of an update, but our room was cleaned every day, beds made clean towels!! staff were more than helpful, and pool was nice! bar was lovely !! air con was cold, so not worth stressing about, just go with realistic expectations, ie, its not the Ritz, or the Hilton, but its clean !!

We did not go to breakfast, i took some bowls spoons and cereal from home, we bought milk from Walgreen's put it in the fridge and ate in our room!! yes i could have spent my holiday looking for things to moan about but i was far to busy looking for Mickey Mouse !!

I took bleach wipes with me, and to be honest i wiped everything but the wipes were clean! but i needed to check, i also checked the beds before i unpacked, ant they were fine!!! and i slept really well in them, the hotel has the Disney channel on channel 21 !!!

and the Warnings that people talk about, are on the tourist Chanel so nothing to do with the hotel, more to do with the area you are in!!! nothing to stress about. We felt safe in the area of the hotel, and were happy to come and go all day as we needed, we did find the shuttle was a scramble and not all that great BUT it is soooooo easy to get the i-ride and lynx, to both sea world and Disney, and its walking distance to Universal, and just over $10 back in the evening in a taxi, the bus drivers on both the lynx and i-ride are really helpful, and i mean it is really easy!!! it cost us $40 back from Magic Kingdom after the fire works, we got the magic kingdom ferry to the ticket and transportation center then just hopped in a cab, well worth seeing, it was just magical!!!

We booked with first choice, and the rep was at the hotel 4 days! so any problems could be sorted then!!

Just go with realistic expectations, and remember the reason your in Florida, we went for disney universal etc, so we just needed some were clean and safe to sleep, this hotel was fine for us, if you are going to spend days lazing at the pool in the hotel, and spend hours in your home, then i would pay more and not stay here!
We would go back!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel
Address: 6825 Visitors Cir, Orlando, FL 32819-8227 (Formerly Riande Continental Plaza)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #294 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Orlando Continental Plaza Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 190
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Wifi located only in lobby and pool areas. Free shuttle to theme parks Close to several attractions and restaurants ... more   less 
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