This is my second review of this hotel; the last was when my family and I stayed there in September 2012. I have read all reports on this hotel and offer the following points based on my first-hand knowledge having stayed there a total of 28 nights over two visits.
1. This hotel is excellent value for money being as it is within true walking distance of Universal Studios and several eating houses.
2. From the Hotel to Universal City Walk can be walked in 20 minutes, give or take a minute or two depending on the sequencing of traffic signals to cross three roads: Kirkman; Universal Blvd. and valet parking access. I am in my mid-seventies and if I can make it comfortably, then most people can! Once Kirkman Road is crossed, the walk is most attractive and enjoyable especially as it meanders alongside the lake between Universal Studios and the Porto Fino Bay Hotel. The walk was a daily highlight and saved the extortionate $16 parking fee at Universal.
3. We found breakfast, some items of which changed daily, both extensive and satisfying. Over our 14 night stay, we never got bored with it as some appear to have been; there again we do not seek to eat everything of everything on display.
4. Our room was serviced daily and left immaculately clean by housekeeping.
5. Hotel staff is very friendly and attentive to resident’s needs. We particularly enjoyed the help and our several conversations with front desk staff Leslie, Tricia, Valerie and Andy. They were great and, as I said in my last review, must have been hand-picked by Hotel Management. In my extensive International travel throughout my career, I never came across better. If anyone has problems with this team, they should perhaps look to themselves for the cause!!
We have no hesitation in highly recommending this hotel and hope to stay here again, perhaps next year.
Thank you to all staff for making our stay so enjoyable!
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