We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this hotel.
After reading the majority of very good reviews on this hotel we were expecting to have a trouble free stay, and generally this was the case.
When we arrived and entered the lobby my first thought was it looked very basic and not very warming. Having said this the young girl who checked us in was very friendly and informative.
The corridors that lead to all the rooms are painted a yellow mustard colour, and both my wife and I felt this made the place look gloomy and unappealing.
The rooms themselves were very spacious and have the standard US decor. With this being a suite the inclusion of a fridge / freezer inparticular was a good bonus.
In the past we have stayed in the formeley named Best Western Plaza, and this hotel is in the same area, but on Universal Blvd as apposed to International Drive. This makes the surrounding are quiter, but still close enough to all the restaurants and bars etc. There are some great places to eat nearby, our personal favourite being Tony Roma's (Great steaks and ribs).
The hotels breakfast is basic, but serves its purpose and it makes a pleasant change from the all you can eat buffets, especially if you are having a meal during the day.
The hotels shuttle service to disney is fine. Departing at 8:05 and 10:30 to Epcot and returning at 18:30 and 21:45. The later shutlle allows you to watch the Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom, as long as you leave soon after. But it leaves to early to watch Illuminations at Epcot. The system they use is strange though as you do not need to book your seats on the bus, unlike other shuttle buses we have used. The down side to this is, it has to visit every hotel it picks up from, even if there is nobody at that hotel requiring it. So this can make the journey as long as 1 hour.
The hotel does not supply transport to Universal or Seaworld but these are easily reached via the I-ride trolley or links buses (although to get to Universal via trolley there is a bit of a walk to get to the entrance). We would recommend you get the number for the Funstop bus. This is a free bus (excluding tip) supplied by Funstop amusement park and they will pick you up from anywhere from Seaworld (before midday, Pointe orlando after) to Universal studios.
To summarise this hotel offers comfortable accomadation at affordable rates, but don't be expecting thr ritz. We would probably choose to stay elsewhere in the future such as Homewood Suites or Staybridge which we have used in the past. They are both a bit more expensive, but offer a better quality product.
Any questions feel free to IM me.
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