I had a quick in-and-out trip to the Orlando area for business and the Holiday Inn Express at the Airport was a great place to stay. Though not located directly at the airport, the hotel is very close by. With easy access off Route 528, it takes almost no time to get there.
I had booked the room with the hotel's website and gotten a great rate pre-paid. They didn't even take an imprint on my credit card when I got there, which I always appreciate. I'm tired of hotels that want to hold $250 on my credit card for one night in case of "incidentals." The front desk clerk who checked me in (I believe her name was Millie) was very friendly and was able to get me an early check-in.
The room (at a rate of only $89) was a large King non-smoking room with a sitting area, a microwave and small fridge. The carpet looked great, but after wearing white socks around while there, I could see that it was a little dirty. The bathroom was clean and the amenities are nice at Holiday Inn Express. There was a leak in the bathtub faucet but it wasn't enough to bother with.
Despite being an "airport" hotel, it was a very quiet place to sleep. Breakfast the next day was standard complimentary fare and the buffet area was clean and well-kept. Check out was without incident. Millie was there again and very pleasant to deal with.
The only negative (for some) is the hotel's location. It does have a very nice pool area, but isn't in a very picturesque location. For a family on a site seeing vacation it might be okay if they didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel.
If I need to travel to Orlando again for business, I would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando International Airport. This first-class hotel is located just 1.5 miles to Orlando International Airport and offers free airport transfer shuttle service to all airlines. Easy access to major roadways and just minutes to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Port Canaveral Cruise Ships, Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, Orlando Orange County Convention Center, Florida Mall and several shopping areas and restaurants. Close proximity to business areas including Lockheed Martin, Cessna, Flight Safety, Galaxy Aviation and Orlando Military facilities. Stay Smart and start your day with our complimentary Express Start breakfast bar including hot items and our signature hot cinnamon rolls. Spacious interior corridor oversized guest rooms all feature refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and portable telephone. Both the business and leisure traveler can take advantage of free high speed Internet access throughout the hotel, free business center, free local telephone calls, free USA Today, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. Our Tradeport meeting room is available to host your next meeting. We pride ourselves with outstanding customer service Stay Smart! Active Military and Government, Police and Fire Rescue rates available at this hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Orlando Airport Hotel Orlando
- Orlando Holiday Inn