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Monumental MovieLand
Ranked #246 of 337 Hotels in Orlando
London, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and great location - thats all really !!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hi All
I hope this review will help anyone out which is looking to stay at the Monumental Movieland Hotel, in Orlando Florida,
Me and my girlfriend stayed here between the 4th september to the 13th september 2013, our first impresstions was the hotel could do with a new lick of paint on the walls and some new furniture, we requested to stay on the 2nd floor after reading reviews on tripadviser, they put us in room 239 which was ok, had 2 double beds, large flat screen TV, fridge, coffee maker and air conditioning, the room was situated by the outside staircase which was cool because i'm a smoker, the 3rd night into are holiday we come back to the hotel after a night out and realised the air con wasnt working, after ring down to reception they sent house keeping up and then moved us a room 10 doors down on the same floor to room 229, which was a massive pain having to pack and move all are belongings at 12.30 at night but at least they moved us, overall the hotel it self as i have read on tripadvisor is very basic and what you pay is what you get really, you cant grumble on that side,

Location is fantastic, Wet n Wild across the road, if you turn left out the hotel you have a KFC, walgreens, IHOP, Red Lobster and Universal is about 20 mins walk if your up for it, not to much in walk distance if you turn right but buy I-trolley tickets from walgreens for $12 7 day pass and you got the whole of the international drive to see, the hotel is on stop 9, i think stop 14 you have Mcdonalds, burger king ETC and stop 1 is where the premier outlets are, this is a place you must go to get bargains from big retail brands, the down side we found sometimes with the I-trolley you could be waiting for about 20-30 minutes for the bus,

1 last thing, i was looking before i go for the shuttle times to the parks and couldnt find it so here you go,

Disney parks, pick up from hotel 7.30am - 11.20am, picks you up from epcot at 6.00pm-9.00pm-10.05pm
Universal, pick up from hotel 11.20 am, pick you up from universal 9.00pm

overall hotel was ok, if i was to go back to florida i would stay in a different hotel but i had a great holiday,

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed in a family room for 4 in August. Excellent location - 20 mins walk or 5 mins drive from Universal, right opposite Wet 'n' Wild, you can get the trolley-bus to the outlet Mall, the main Mall is a 10 minute drive, and while we didn't go there is a courtesy coach service to Disney. Next to decent steak restaurant open for breakfast and dinner and within easy walking distance of Wallgreen supermarket and IHOP restaurant and other restaurants on International Drive. Has decent small swimming pool. Cleaning was good, hotel was decorated OK and was plentiful parking. On the less good side the hotel and room smell humid, the carpet never feels quite dry, and the bathroom fittings and bedding had seen better days. This is a very economical option which can make an Orlando holiday affordable - but don't expect perfection!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 11 nights in April 2013. It has a great value for a good price if you will spend all your day at the parks.
It's well located at International Drive in front of Wet'n Wild and some minutes from Universal Studios Florida. You can go to Universal parks by walk and save the parking money.
This hotels charges for packages they receive in front desk. They are charging 5 bucks per package in my stay, so pay attention if you want to receive packages during your stay.
The Black Angus steakhouse on side serves a cheap average breakfast and meals.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The hotel is is bad need of just being torn down and built again because the repairs needed are everywhere you look. It stinks like a musty mildew dirty wet basement. There was hair on the vanity, in the shower, ON my clean towels and there was left over trash on the floor in the bathroom. The curtains let light through in spots as it looks like they have been eaten by moths or something. And the frame of the bed was sticking out so far, but hiding behind bed skirt, that I kicked the crap out if it and have a nice bruise as a souvenir. The ice machine and all vending machines back near my room are "out of order". There is a sinkhole in the parking lot with some cones around it.
Not impressed by much here.
I did check for bed bugs and did NOT see any evidence, At least in my room. I'm not sure how this hotel has 3.5 stars on trip advisor. But "gross" is the one word I will describe it with.

  • Stayed September 2013
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in August 2013.
A "basic" hotel with rooms and bathrooms clean. If you are out all day at the parks it's ok!
The staff was friendly & courteous.
The hotel is conveniently located opposite Wet n' Wild Water Park and it is less than 25 minutes by walk from Universal Studios.
Along International Drive there are lots of dining options. Not too bad "Black Angus" steakhouse on site.
We would stay here again as it was well located and great value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you are out all day at the parks then i suppose its OK! don't walk round in bare feet or socks as your feel will get sticky and dirty from the carpet.

Pool area was ok but could do with a good clean

Location was fab right opposite Wet n Wild and also you have the black angus bar to the side of the hotel, food was ok but you have a lot more choice down the road.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Monumental MovieLand
Address: 6233 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8211
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #246 of 337 Hotels in Orlando
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Hotel Class:3 star — Monumental MovieLand 3*
Number of rooms: 261
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