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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios
Ranked #56 of 337 Hotels in Orlando
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merritt island, florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“sweet sixteen party”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

great hotel, good location, awesome suite with full kitchen, and huge bedroom.
there was five of us and we weren't at all crowded. the hotel sent up a gift bag for the birthday girl...nice touch. nice complimentary hot breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Homewood Suites to celebrate this milestone! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Best Regards,
Keith Beears
General Manager
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Gainesville, Fl
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

My family and I decided to stay here because of the location relative to Universal Studios. We spent the entire day at Universal, then checked in at the hotel around 7:15PM. It was a quick and easy check in. Parking was easy and free of charge. The room was nice, the beds cozy, and the bathroom clean. One issue we did have was the noise outside our door. Our room was located directly in front of the stairs access on the second floor. Many people used the stairs and it was quite noisy. Not just the people talking loudly, but also the door slamming and echoing in the stairway. Luckily, we were all asleep by 10PM and the noises did not keep us awake or wake us up during the night. We'll go back, but will request a room away from the stairs.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Homewood Suites for your visit to Orlando. I am sorry to hear about the noise you experienced, though I am happy to hear that Housekeeping took great care of you. We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to seeing you again.

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent three days in the hotel. The hotel is not super fancy, but the price you pay for is well worth it because of how convenient and family friendly it is.

Pros
- Friendly hotel staff
- Kitchen area, you can stash up on simple foods and cook simple meals.
>Refrigerator, Microwave and Mini stove, pots, pans, utensils.
-The hotel is situated in an extremely convenient location.
>1 minute drive to Wet' n Wild, 5 minutes drive to Universal Studios, 5 minute drive to Orlando Premium Outlet
>Walgreens, 7/11, iHOP, Denny's, Red Lobster are all 1-3 minutes driving time from the hotel
- Complimentary Breakfast and Dinner (with different dinner options every night)

Con
- The air con was blowing directly at one of the beds, so we had to sleep on the other bed.
- No safe in the room
- Dirty stained towels in the kitchen (they have been washed, but the stains on them calls for replacement)
- The door dividing the living room and bedroom could not be closed properly.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone (especially families).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Homewood Suites. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Your kind remarks regarding my friendly staff are especially appreciated. When your travels bring you back to Orlando, we look forward to serving you again!

Best Regards,
Keith Beears
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee, USA
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our family stayed at the Homewood Suites for 4 nights in mid-October. Our favorite hotel chain used to be the Hampton Inn but Homewood Suites is ready to take over the top. The cost and breakfast are very similar to Hampton Inn, but the convenience of a suite with the extra room to spread out and the free dinner give Homewood Suites the edge. Plus of the ones we have stayed at, the Homewood Suites just seem a little newer/nicer. Great location for Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit with our family. We know how important family vacations are and we are happy to know that we were able to help make yours even more special. Many of our guests enjoy the convenience of having a suite in which to spread out, and having the refrigerator for drinks and snacks. Families often recognize great savings with breakfast and weekday dinners as well. Thank you for choosing our Homewood Suites for this special time with your family and we do hope to see you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Friendly Staff- Clean place- Great Food and Free - Close to everything, restaurants, shopping places, mall and parks - Just the Best Place to Stay for Vacation or Business. Super quiet. And most important thing economic.
100% Recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Your compliments are genuinely appreciated by my entire team. Thank you for helping me to share your friendly feedback in our daily team meetings. Comments such as yours go a long way in encouraging us to go that extra mile for our guests. We truly enjoyed having you with us and we look forward to serving you again when you return to Orlando.

Best Regards,
Keith Beears
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming... even the people who work the morning buffet were very friendly. The pool area looked very nice, although I didn't swim. The breakfast area is large, but it fills up quickly with busy tourists in the morning. The food choices were good for a free breakfast hotel. I did not attend the dinner/evening reception during this visit - it's nice that it was offered. The rooms are large (with a fullsize fridge AND a dishwasher too!), and although I've heard people say the outside noise is an issue, I did not experience that in my room... maybe because the bedrooms are set back further away from the door. The only gripe that I would have would be that the rooms (Carpet and furniture mostly) appear to be a little outdated and there was a somewhat damp smell near the bathroom that dissipated as the stay went on. Other than that! It's definitely worth the price! You can get your money's worth here!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind remarks regarding the friendliness and helpfulness of my staff. Your kindness is genuinely appreciated. All comments are regularly reviewed and help us in planning future improvements to our facility. With the hundreds of hotel options in Orlando, we are pleased that you chose our Homewood Suites and we look forward to serving you again.

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
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Dublin
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

As with any trip away, we spent a great deal of time reviewing hotels for our ten day trip to Orlando. We holidayed in Orlando around eight years ago and stayed in Homewood Suites on International Drive, which on this occasion, was fully booked. I'm glad to say this hotel didn't disappoint. It is superbly located, spotlessly clean, has fantastic friendly staff, a great start to each day with breakfast included, and lots more that anyone would want in a hotel when staying in the Orlando area. Very good value and very well managed hotel - thanks to all the team we met for making our stay so enjoyable - highly recommend!

Room Tip: We were fortunate to have a pool view - back of hotel looks onto motorway - not sure if this would i...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Keith B, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel. I am very pleased to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations after your research. Your kind remarks about the cleanliness of our hotel and the friendliness of my staff are genuinely appreciated. When you return to our city we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back!

Warm Regards,
Keith Beears
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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios
Address: 5893 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#36 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#38 Business Hotel in Orlando
#55 Family Hotel in Orlando
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Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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