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Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld
Ranked #144 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Reviewed July 6, 2004

This is the perfect hotel for a family staying in Orlando. The standard studio suite is very spacious. The decor and furniture are attractive, and the queen bed is very comfortable. Also, the pull-out sofa bed is a queen, making this a very practical accommodation The outdoor recreation area (pool, etc.) is of good size. All the common areas are cheerful, attractive, and well-maintained. Complimentary breakfast is ample although the quality is nothing to rave about. One afternoon they had complimentary pizza by the pool--a terrific surprise! The staff is very pleasant. Housekeeping does a great job--the room was made neat as a pin.
Sea World is 10-minute walk. Don't even bother to drive or take a shuttle.

4  Thank Calif-FloridaBoy
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Reviewed July 5, 2004

We stayed for 7 nights end of June, early July 2004. The hotel was very clean and I felt very safe here. The rooms were nice sized, and gave my daughter and I room to move around. The breakfast was excellent. Yes, there is limited seating, but we usually took it back to our room, which was great. Grabbing an extra banana every day made for a nice evening snack! The money we saved eating made for extra spending at the parks. (and a PPV movie)

This hotel is SUPER convenient to Seaworld and Discovery Cove. We had no problem finding it, as we avoided I-4 and took the 528 to Int Drive to Central Fl Parkway, directly to our hotel. Very easy to find. I recommend this hotel!

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Reviewed July 5, 2004

This hotel wins top honors in my book for the best place to stay at an awesome rate. As we were driving up I figured they must have some basement rooms that they sold at such a good rate. But no, we were given pool view 3rd floor and WOW we were impressed with our studio. Two queen beds, sleeper sofa, toilet/shower separate from the sink area. It had a dishwasher, coffee-maker, full size refridgerator/freezer, 2 cooktops, and a microwave. Very adequate utensils and prep-cookware. This is their cheapest room keep in mind. It very comfortably slept our family of 5. The zero-entry pool, pizza hut, basketball court and playground kept us all entertained. So entertained in fact that the oldest teens with us went to Discovery Cove in the am, hopped over to Sea World when they were done, stayed there an hour or two and called us to see if we minded if they came back to the hotel then to play some basketball and swim. The property was perfectly maintained, even the laundry room was spotless and only $1.50 each to wash and dry(1hour). An absolutely GREAT choice for your stay in Orlando.

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Reviewed June 26, 2004

Stayed here for 10 days at the end of May 2004. Pleasent hotel with very reasonable facilities - pool children's play area etc.

Room - 1 bedroom apartment - was very good. It was clean and tidy and well maintained by the lovely and helpful staff who came round daily. The nearest supermarket - Publix - is about 2 miles by car or by bus and is excellent, although the staff will do your shopping for you if you wish.

Very friendly and helpful staff, nothing was too much or too difficult for them to do for you.

The main downsides were -

1) No conventional oven so cooking some things was not possible.

2) Can be very noisey at times as the Inn is used by coach parties of children

3) Breakfast was probably centred around the Atkins diet and the area was too small and crowded at times. Much better to buy in and eat in your apartment.

4) Got lost trying to find it - poor signposting at major road junctions from Airport etc.

Would I go back - possibly as the cost was reasonable, but would see what I could get for the same money elsewhere in the surrounding area.

3  Thank Wacky-Scientist
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Reviewed June 23, 2004

Stay here.
The rooms were large and comfortable.
Clean and the property was well maintained.
Staff helpful just don't expect to check in early. I arrived a few hours early and wasn't able to get a room until 3:50 that afternoon. Easy to get to Sea World from this hotel either by walking or driving.
I will be looking for the Residence Inn again when we travel

1  Thank MichiganGizmo
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Reviewed June 22, 2004

Let's get the negatives out of the way first, because to be fair there are a few minor ones.

No in room safety deposit, you get one at reception, but there's not enough for everyone ( odd ) so we got the last one available at that time.
When the Hotel is busy, as it was when we stayed 5th to 19th June, the pool is on the small side for the size of the hotel, and, as mentioned previously, you do need to get to breakfast early to guarantee a table. Queing at the parks can be tiring without having to start the day in a long queue. If you want to lie in during the week 7 to 9 seems a bit restricting as a breakfast time.
If you have a laptop, or notebook, the internet service is probably excellent, but for the holidaymaker looking to email home the Business Centre service and the Telivision Internet service are poor. Both slow and the TV one was very hard to read and navigate ( $10.95 for 24 hours, but not worth it ).

Overall though this is a superb stay. Brilliant location just off I4, 15 mins to Universal, about the same to Disney and we could see Sea World from our room about a mile away. Very clean, daily maid service, large rooms, and of course that breakfast! I can't tell you how much that saved us in meal costs ( it contributed greatly to our lunches, and judging by what people took to their rooms we weren't the only ones with the same idea ). If I'm really picky perhaps a little more variety, but hey, it's all in!

Would definitely return without hesitation!

  • Stayed: January 2005
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2  Thank grahamjp53
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Reviewed June 19, 2004

4  Thank ictpaul
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Address: 11000 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821-7380
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#111 Family Hotel in Orlando
#112 Business Hotel in Orlando
#119 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $94 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld 3*
Number of rooms: 350
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