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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando

08/05/2017 09/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is very conveniently located, just 2 miles from Universal Studios, and close to Premium Outlets and restaurants. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful, the housekeeping staff was very pleasant and quiet, rooms are spacious and comfortable (though the beds are a little hard). There were lots of student groups and families but we didn't find...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We value all guest feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We will be adding safes to our guest rooms this summer! We hope you will visit our hotel again. Have a great day.

Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is great when visiting Universal and having the free shuttle is a plus- but the room wasn't as clean as it could have been- especially the carpet and bathroom. I can forgive a place for most things but any hotel has the ability to be basically clean. Breakfast was good but the room was much to small for...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the Universal area and free shuttle to the park. We do apologize for the cleanliness issue as this is not the service we strive to deliver. Please be assured your comments will be shared with our housekeeping team. We appreciate the feedback and hope you have a great day.

Sioux Falls, SD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this room as part of a package from Universal so that we could get into the park an hour early. That part of it was well worth it as it saved us well over an hour of standing in line at Gringotts. For the most part the staff at this property was very helpful. The only bad thing...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We do apologize if our rooms did not meet your expectations. We do have suites that are larger than our standard rooms. We appreciate all guest feedback and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Have a good day.

Kent, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here during Wrestlemania weekend. The hotel is your standard Holiday Inn Express. The room was very clean and comfortable. I really liked the decor in the hotel. It had a little movie theme. The Blues Brothers statues in the lobby were pretty cool. It was a pretty unique setup. The fitness center was adequate, it is typical of most...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for spending WrestleMania weekend at our hotel. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again next year. Have a great day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are gold members with holiday inn's. We travel often and always use them. And by doing so we have come to expect a certain standard with the rooms ect. When we stay. This is by far the worst holiday inn we have stayed at. I have no idea if we were given such a poor room because we used...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking my call today. I am again truly sorry that our double rooms did not have the tub that you were expecting. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Zephyrhills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here a couple of times now and have never had any issues. The hotel is so convenient to Universal and also The Mall at Millenia is a short easy drive. The rooms are always clean, staff is friendly, great free breakfast and 24hr coffee! My only suggestion is all rooms should have a mini fridge. I personally...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the nice feedback. We do have refrigerators in our suites only at this time, however we will be adding to all rooms this summer. Thanks again. Have a great day.

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was our second stay at this property. For only about $20 more, we upgraded the room size to include a sofa bed. The room seemed about twice the size of the standard one! Money well spent. Breakfast was just about at the level of a regular Holiday Inn Express. The front desk was helpful. We were able to walk...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back again to stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the nice comments and happy to hear you enjoyed the upgrade to a suite. Please keep us in mind for your next Universal vacation. Have a great day.

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

perfect stay for a quick weekend getaway thank you Doris for putting us in a king suite our daughter has been sleeping with us for a couple years now.. she's 4..she wanted to sleep in the pull out by herself now at home she's sleeping in her princess room by herself.. simple act of kindness...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments. Doris will be thrilled to read your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Have a great day.

Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We just returned from a quick trip to Universal Studios and stayed in this hotel. We chose this hotel because of the close proximity to the park. We were not impressed and would not stay here again. Here is a list of the pros and cons: PROS: the staff was friendly smelled nice breakfast was good beds were comfy close...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the feedback and do apologize that our rooms did not meet your expectations. We will be adding refrigerators and microwaves to all of our guest rooms by year end. At this time these amenities are in our suites only. We hope you did...

Troy, New York
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time during our stay to Universal Studios. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The hotel had ashuttle to and from Universal Studios, you just had to know when you wanted to leave because you had to sign up for the ride to the park. Also clode to Disney World. I would...

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jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Closest Holiday Inn Express Hotel to Universal Orlando Just steps away from Universal Studios and 10 minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, our central Orlando hotel offers both comfort and convenience. If you are looking for lodging near Orlando theme parks, look no further than our charming Orlando hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of Florida s Turnpike and I-4. Easy access to popular Orlando attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. Cruise International Drive, also known as I-Drive , for the best shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Orlando. Prime Outlets, Festival Bay, and Mall at Millenia are all five minutes away. Also, we are only 15 minutes away from downtown Orlando. During your Orlando business trip, you will be impressed with the accommodations our Orlando hotel provides. Our Universal hotel is conveniently located near the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center and is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Orlando, FL. While vacationing in Orlando, enjoy several hotel amenities including free high-speed Internet access, pool heated (seasonally) and hot breakfast buffet. Book your reservation today and enjoy our great Orlando hotel deals and rates. Must be 21 years of age with valid credit card at check in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando

Address: 5605 Major Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-7960 (Formerly Sleep Inn & Suites @ Univ Studios)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $143 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando 2.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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#98 Business Hotel in Orlando
#155 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“The elevators are plenty fast enough and there are stairs - we haven't had a room that didn't work yet.”
Live4VacationTrips, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Vending machines are near elevator so if you need silence, ask for a room away from the elevator.”
Karenswims, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the opposite side of Wendy's, the drive thru traffic can get noisy.”
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“Back side rooms overlook a Wendy's restaurant and not far from major road so some road noise in the room. Front side faces the parking lot.”
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