Let me start by saying, if you're headed to Orlando and you're looking for a good balance between room quality and price... you're in the same boat as I was, and the Rosen Inn does not disappoint, provided that you get a good room rate. I stayed for a week and a half at 60CAD/night, which I was happy with.
The rooms are clean, well equipped.. everything that's listed is provided: microwave, safe, coffee maker, fridge, AC, TV. It's ideal if you are on a budget and aren't eating out all the time. There is a mcdonalds, dennys and wallgreens a stones throw away, and the hotel rooms are good for keeping food and heating up simple stuff. I've never seen it for myself before, but a toaster oven would have made it perfect. The pool(s) are well maintained, with complimentary towels, a great way to relax. (They might get crowded during the summer, I stayed in February, and it was perfect - few people and just barely warm enough for a swim). The hotel has a few washers & dryers, they aren't free but IMO cheaper than coin laundry - it took about 2 hours for my GF to do a single load, and if there is a line, it might take longer, so it's not ideal but it's there if you need it.
Everything in the room worked as it was supposed to. The fridge was set a bit too cold and was more like a freezer, but it can probably be set right.
(These are mostly just nitpicking, and I would expect the rate to be higher if all of them were remedied, none of them are all that significant but are worth mentioning)
- Elevators are very slow to move and respond, it's faster taking the stairs unless you have heavy bags
- TV makes a loud annoying sound when being turned on or off, which isn't necessary
- The room is very dark at night or when curtains are closed, it could use better lights
- Front desk staff aren't too helpful with questions about attractions near Orlando (they are good with hotel-related stuff though)
- Hotel does not allow delivery to rooms, such as pizza (could be a security thing, if so, it's understandable)
- Room smells of cheap air freshener on entry (probably the case with most hotels), not necessary to spray things with fake perfume if everything is clean already.
- Breakfast not complimentary, better to get groceries from across the street and eat in your room.
Overall experience was good, I enjoyed myself. Hotel is 20-30mins walk from universal studios and many, many restaurants. The hotel offers 10% off on subsequent stays, which I might take advantage of if I ever visit Orlando again.
I would recommend this hotel to most people, although I have not stayed at any of the others in Orlando.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Rosen Inn International, an affordable Orlando vacation hotel near Universal Orlando(R) Resort, minutes away from world-famous entertainment and shopping, and at the center of International Drive. The Rosen Inn International hotel-also close to Wet 'n Wild(R), SeaWorld(R) Orlando, and Walt Disney World(R) theme parks-offers more than convenience in location. It offers comfort, security, and its own set of luxuries-and there's never a resort fee. Our deluxe standard double guestroom features two Simmons' Beautyrest(R) pillow-top mattress perfect for relaxing after a day at the theme parks while you enjoy premium cable channels or a movie on the 32" HDTV. Every guestroom comes stocked with a hairdryer, mini-refrigerator, microwave, iron and full-size iron board, single-serve coffee maker, radio alarm clock, and an electronic safe big enough for your laptop. We also have ADA compliant rooms with roll-in shower access. At Rosen Hotel & Resorts, our effort to provide a comfortable experience and stay also with peace of mind; our guests' safety is a top priority. Uniformed security officers patrol hotel grounds 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our gated parking is also patrolled by security officers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn International Drive Hotel Orlando
- Quality Inn Orlando
- Orlando Quality Inn