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Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando

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The Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando is located in the heart of Central Florida's exciting attractions, convention and shopping area. Visit our recently renovated hotel just across the street from the Universal Orlando Resort. Our property features a variety of room types to fit any traveler's needs from Deluxe Guest Rooms with two double beds or a king size bed, and spacious One or Two-Bedroom Suites with nicely equipped kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator. Must be at least 21 to stay. Fabulous amenities to enhance your visit to Orlando such as Game Room, Gift Shop, Guest Laundry Facilities and Valet Service, Fitness Center, Business Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Kids Splash Zone and the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk with discount attraction tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and SeaWorld. Complimentary Limited Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Transportation to Walt Disney World also available. Shuttle transportation schedule subject to change seasonally, service provided through the Destination Universal Guest Services Desk, advance reservations required. TGI Friday's Restaurant on-property serving Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner, Bar offers Happy Hour daily. TGI Friday's also serving room service. Banquet/Meeting facilities feature 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space including 6,500 square foot ballroom and 8 break out rooms. Our experienced team will make your stay or event with us special.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee would like to thank you for making 10-year-old Aiden’s stay at your hotel extra special. Aiden and his family came for his wish trip (Aiden is battling Neurobalstoma for the 3rd time) to Universal Orlando. Carols, Melody and their team surprised
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I stayed here recently with my daughter, her boyfriend, and his five year old daughter. The suite was perfect for us. It had two bedrooms with two double beds, 2 baths, a living area with a pullout couch and a kitchen area with a full size fridge and dishwasher. The suite was
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Response from Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Responded 4 days ago
Dear TerPorrino, Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you had a great time while staying with us. We look forward to having visit with us again during your next trip to Orlando! Gary Rodriguez-General Manager
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So, aside from your typical Holiday Inn normals, this place was a shame. 1. Know to ask for the vouchers so kids can eat free. 2. You have to pay to use the services in the business center. 3. Reserve a spot on the Universal shuttles asap. 4. The head boards were gross, see
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Response from Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Ladynfamous, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize that your most recent stay with us was not enjoyable. We always try to provide our guests with a valuable stay and we will review your comments with our operations team to ensure our quality is consistent. If you would like to discuss further, please call the hotel at your convenience and ask for the General Manager. Gary Rodriguez-General Manager
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The hotel is nice, and right across from Universal Studios. If you do get a suite & have a family of 6 for some reason they wouldn’t allow us to have a cot. We did get up late and missed the bus so we walked the first day. It’s a little jaunt, but had we stayed anywhere else
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Response from Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Responded 6 days ago
Dear laurabW9560AR, Thanks for your comments! We’re thrilled that you had a great stay with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again during your next visit to the Orlando area. Gary Rodriguez-General Manager
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Checked into a room that was covered on floor,carpet and desk with some sort of white materials. Sandy texture and color of powdered sugar. Clearly not clean or vacuumed at all. Tried to reach MOD no answer so Called front desk - they sent up a guy with a new key for a new room
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Response from Gary R, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando
Responded 6 days ago
We take pride in our service and strive to reach perfection. Your experience was certainly the exception and is not normal. We certainly appreciate your feedback as it is most important to us to identify areas of continuous improvement which helps to ensure future stays are more comfortable. If you would like to discuss further, please call the hotel at your convenience and ask for the General Manager. Gary Rodriguez-General Manager
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Early admission is for onsite resort guest and Annual Passholders. I don't know about the express pass but for the extra money you'll be paying for the Express pass per person per day, you might as well either stay on site or buy an APH
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Hi, for the 2 bedroom suite, are there 2 full bathrooms with showers and toilets?
Yes, the two-bedroom suites have two full bathrooms—both with toilets and showers. They are really nice suites with a living room area and kitchen, too.
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Both washer and dryers. Very nice facility!
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You can walk. It’s about 10-15 min. They offer a complementary “shuttle” that you can take. Basically this is a public bus system for the local hotels to get to universal. This is just one stop on their route. Know that you cannot simply hop on it. You need to reserve a time slot the day before. Earlier time slots fill up fast. You do not need a reservation for return trips. We ended up using Uber more than the bus. It was about $8 each way depending on the time of day.
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They can often be a little less but many of those lobby kiosks are associated with time share resorts and you don't seem to have time to take a tour.
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"If going to Universal use the boats at Portofino! great way to get to Universal."
"Is a dump, stay away from it."
"I prefer a room on lower level."
"rooms 17-20 are the closet to the back staircase if you have pets to take out quickly"
"Choose Holiday Inn Express instead of the Inn and Suites version."
USD 89 - USD 198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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