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“Excellent Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drury Inn & Suites Orlando

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Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7301 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819 (Doctor Phillips)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Rhode Island
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“Excellent Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I just returned from a 3 night stay in Orlando for my husband's birthday. I'm so happy we chose Drury! Our flight arrived almost an hour early (thanks Southwest!), so we got to the hotel early - no problem! The front desk clerk didn't even blink an eye at the early check-in. She gave us all the info on the hotel and sent us off to our room. We booked a standard king, and there was nothing "standard" about this room - very large, beautiful bathroom, comfortable bed, nice linens, plenty of pillows, good size closet, large flat screen tv, microwave and small refrigerator, desk with the plugs on top (no crawling under to plug in your cell phone charger, laptop, etc) plenty of lamps, and overall, very nicely appointed. We were given a room on the 8th floor at the back of the building, so we had a view of the lakes and were able to see the Disney fireworks at night. King rooms have a large, walk-in shower (which I loved!), but if you need a bathtub you should ask specifically when booking. The bathroom had granite counter tops and tile, ample vanity counterspace, very new and modern, great water pressure, soft towels - not the usual small, thin, scratchy ones you find in most moderate priced hotels (and plently are provided), shampoo, conditioner and body wash are in dispensers on the shower wall (no stupid, little bottles to contend with!), blow dryer provided and the lighting was great (you ladies know how important that is!)

Each floor has a soda vending machine and ice maker located near the elevators (no room has the noise from the machines or elevators) and the elevators (3 of them) are very fast - no waiting around (those with kids really appreciate that!). There is also 2 washers and 2 dryers on the 7th floor (again, near the elevators - no noise), which were very convenient after getting soaked on a water ride at Universal! It was great to not have to pack wet clothes to take home. They are coin-op, but very inexpensive ($1.50 for a wash and $1.25 for a dry). The front desk is more than happy to make change.

Included are breakfast and the 5:30 Manager's Kick-back - Breakfast was excellent! Each day there were scrambled eggs, sausage patties, homefries, biscuts and gravy, make your own waffles, hot and cold cereals, toast, bagels, muffins, donuts, fresh fruit and yogurt. There are stations with coffee, hot water for tea, orange and apple juice. The hot items were hot and the cold items were cold and everything was fresh. The staff was very attentive and replaced and refilled items quickly. The tables were cleaned quickly once vacated and the Manager on duty was always visable in the dining area, speaking to guests and even clearing tables as he moved along. The 5:30 Kick-back was also very nice - hot dogs, mac & cheese, chicken tenders, salad and/or carrot and celery sticks with dressing, chilli or soup, or just have some chips, nachos or pretzels with your free cocktail (wine, beer or a choice of margaritas, bloody mary, martini or mai tai). Each adult gets 3 free cocktails per night! The only suggestion I would make (not a complaint, just a suggestion) is to change up the sausage for bacon at breakfast and maybe add a little variety to the food in the evening to keep it interesting. Also, they only offer Bud Light for beer, so maybe add another brand to give a choice. There is popcorn and soda available in the lobby every afternoon to early evening (I found that the soda fountain is always available).

The computer room has 6 computers (unheard of!), the pool facility has a good size, heated indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub (which I found particularly nice after a long day at Universal) ample towel supply and lots of tables and lounge chairs, the gym has 6 or so machines and was very clean.

The hotel is very conveniently located - 5 minutes ride to Univeral Studios, about 15 minutes to Disney. It's located on what is known as "Restaurant Road". There are many dining options all within a 5 minute ride. There is a 7-11 just across the parking lot (very convenient for purchasing beer/wine and snacks to keep in your room), a Wendy's within walking distance and a K-Mart in the next plaza on the same side of the street (forget to pack something - here is your solution). We didn't rent a car, so having these things so close was perfect for us. Taxi rides were no more than $5 or $10 dollars to anyplace we went (you just go to the front desk and they call the taxi for you - no stress!). And, since Drury is a Universal Partner Hotel, they provide a free shuttle to the park. Shuttles leave 3 times each morning and pick up at the park 3 times each afternoon/evening. There is a desk in the lobby to arrange your shuttle (and they were right on time!) If you do rent a car or drive in - parking at the Drury is free and there were plenty of spaces.

We were so happy with Drury! It is so rare to not have any complaints after staying at a moderately priced hotel. Most times, because they are not charging high nightly rates, the service reflects the price - that is not the case with Drury. What an incredible value!!! If you are planning a trip to Universal Studios, don't look any further. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor and room on the back of the building so you can see the fireworks at Disney.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

this hotel is awesome for the price and its classy forget holiday inn or the big expensive hotels this bets them the rooms are nice size microwave small fridge and views . close to restaurants and the parks . they have a booth in the lobby to buy tickets to the Disney and other parks a bus to take you to one of the parks . also they have a kick back free breakfast and dinner buffet and you can get a free glass of wine or beer . staff is very sweet and helpful we actually have been staying here for 2 weeks well looking for a home being new to Orlando Florida . even the Kitchen staff is awesome . also Ive stayed at drury in a few states traveling down from North Dakota they
also are very pet friendly and don't charge you a pet fee . and under stand if your dog barks a little

Room Tip: you don't need a tip just stay at Drury there rooms are great have a comfortable chair to sit i...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was friendly. It was less than 10 minutes to Sea World, about 15 to Epcot and sits on a road with a number of restaurant options. I thought the price was great compared to other hotels in the area and includes free wifi, breakfast and afternoon happy hour.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Franklin, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We are fairly picky and give very few hotels an excellent rating but this one lived up to it's reviews. We have stayed at other Drury Hotels and not all meet these standards. We had a large comfortable nicely decorated room. The staff were all very friendly, especially the manager who checked us in. I also noticed that the manager was walking around the breakfast area asking guests if everything is OK. This is impressive and shows that he really cares. The breakfast was excellent. Beds were comfortable and the room very clean. The only complaint was that one of the drawers was dirty (maid must have missed). The hotel is located close to Disney World and several restaurants. Traffic is rather hectic but manageable. We will recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: Use back entrance when driving out to avoid traffic, especially during rush hours.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed at the Drury inn Orlando on 1/9/13 and I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel was immaculate. Very clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was just the right size and it was cleaned daily(no matter what time we left the room). The only nock on the hotel is the breakfast is always the same. Wish they would change it up. But over all I was very impressed and I would definitely stay there again. Thanks

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you have never stayed with Drury Hotels - well, this is a Drury Hotel - EXCELLENT in everyway. I have been staying with Drury Inn's for years and hands down they are a different hotel animal! They are consistent, CLEAN, friendly, detailed and something even a 5 star hotel should take note of! This brand new hotel is #1 in Orlando for a reason and it remain there because of Drury's incredible hospitality! The Drury family owns every hotel and you can tell!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had never stayed in a Drury Inn before, but decided to stay here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. First of all the price is right. We priced the hotels at Disney World and decided we wanted to stay somewhere a lot less expensive. The hotel is very clean and the pool area and jacuzzi are nice. The pool is half indoor and half outdoor. The hotel is located close to the highway and across the street from a Whole Foods. It is also right next door to a 7-11 with a gas station and there there are some fast food restaurants nearby as well. Since the Drury Inn is close to Universal, there is a free shuttle bus that you can make reservations for to take you there. The breakfast is good - waffles, eggs, toast, cereal, sausages, etc. The best part of the Drury is the happy hour! There are 3 free alcoholic drinks a night (pretty good stuff), and also a huge amount of food. Truthfully we ate there 2 nights for dinner - there is that much. They have hot baked potatoes with fixings, pasta with meatballs, soup, salad, nachos, hot popcorn, etc. I thought it was a good bargain. We did go to Disney World several times, and the drive is really easy from the Drury. I also thought the staff that worked there always seemed pleasant and friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 7301 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Doctor Phillips
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Inn & Suites Orlando 3*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Extras Aren't Extra at Drury Hotels! Our guests can enjoy free hot breakfast, free hot food and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback, free wireless Internet access in all rooms and throughout the hotel, free long distance calls and free popcorn and soda in the lobby daily. An indoor/outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool are available for guest use, along with an on-site 24-hour fitness center. A microwave and refrigerator can be found in all rooms. Drury is family owned and operated so you can expect the same great value, friendly service and cleanliness at every location. We look forward to having you as our guest! ... more   less 
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