"We might go back if we were in the area. Service was not stellar, we were assigned a smoking room instead of non-smoking, when I went down to exchange ... " More

By ARoy, from York, ME on Wed 09 Feb 2011

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Universal CityWalk™. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 196 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Free local calls, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are also available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and a business center. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in.

With a stay at this Orlando hotel, you'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Universal’s Volcano Bay™ and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Mall at Millenia.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$98 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

not really

Holiday Inn Suites is closer to the entrance of Universal this one is way back. The Shuttle runs at 7;ooam in the morning till 1o;30 to the parks and 7;40 is the earlist in the evening, so we walked 2 days in a row a good hike. When we checked in I had reseverations for 3 nights they only booked 2 and charged me for 3 thank god I had my paperwork which was booked in April. The rooms were very clean. Adds from local business under our doors every night and load in the halls. Next time I would stay at Double Tree or the Holiday Inn Suites.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012

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3 out of 5

Good location to Universal

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
We might go back if we were in the area. Service was not stellar, we were assigned a smoking room instead of non-smoking, when I went down to exchange keys, although they were ready for me. She didn't apologize for the mistake just said here you go.

Posted by , from York, ME on Feb 9, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 28, 2015 by

We apologize that you did not get a non smoking room, and for the lack of an apology at the desk. Please be assured your comments are reviewed by the entire team. Thank you for sharing your comments.

4 out of 5

This hotel was a good stay and very accessible.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Good Hotel I would definitely stay again. Centrally located and convienient.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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1 out of 5

Don't reccomend this hotel

I want to express my disappointment with the hotel quality . When we arrived on 9-3-10 , we realized that the room was very small, with two full beds, too small to comfortably accommodate 4 people. The bathroom was small as a closet, with a sliding door that did not provided the necessary privacy. When we requested to be moved to a larger room, the manager told us that after 3pm on Saturday September 4 he could let us know if a suite was a available and he would move us at no extra charge. Saturday evening we were informed that only a smoking room was available and that only had a King size bed and a sofa. We declined the offer and after a long day at the park we decided to stay . Also toiletries were not supplied as expected. Overall that hotel should not even get a 1/2 star in the review. I will never come back and will pass the voice to anybody that is going to Orlando not to use this hotel. Thank you.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010

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1 out of 5

Worst Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in!!

I have stayed at many of the Holiday Expresses in the United States, but this by far is the worse. I was so upset about this place that right now I am setting at the hotel's computer and writing this review! We got to our room and there was two beds that looked to be single size and the smallest bathroom I have ever seen. I could not sleep at all in the bed, had neck and back pain and had to go out to our van. The check in clerk was not professional looking, had his shirt half way button. I would not recommend the accomadiations here, there are better choices. Small rooms, and I mean small-trust me!!! Don't stay here if you want a restful night!!! The cost of the hotel you could have went to Hampton Inn to get a better bed and room. This place is cheap, cheap, cheap! Not even a room clock! What they did in the area where our room is, they made it in a setting area in the hallway, instead of expanding the room out and make more room for the beds and bathrooms. Cheap hotel at a high price stay!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2010

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5 out of 5

GREAT HOTEL

We just stayed here for the Easter 2010 weekend, and it was great! Located close to Universal with a shuttle bus pick up (which is not reliable on time -- but still a good perk to have). Family friendly atmosphere; free breakfast (including eggs and bacon); and an all around friendly staff make this an excellent value! We will definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

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4 out of 5

Great place for the money

The staff was helpful, knowelable of the area, and very friendly. They couldnt do enough to make our stay any better. the room was clean and had a great view. the bed was the most comfortable bed i ever slept in a hotel. room was cleaned and stocked with clean towels (i mean real towel, not those ones that barely fit your hair) they even kept an extra set of towels in the bathroom for us. the outside of the hotel was clean and lit upwell. the pool was clean and taken care of, it was kinda small and only 3.5 deep but it would do well for the kids. the room was on the small size but we really only used it ti sleep and shower for the area we were in, to much other stuff to do. the location was great 5 min walk to universal, there was a drug store, gas station, and several good resturants all within walking distance. if your looking for a good hotel at a great price this is the place. i will be back next year and i will be staying here again.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009

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4 out of 5

excellent value for the price

after reading other reviews, yes the beds are very comfortable, staff friendly, rooms and areas clean. yes, the rooms are small but come on people, your in Orlando, get out and enjoy the sites, use the room as a bathroom and bedroom would use hotel again when on a whirlwind visit

Posted by on Jun 4, 2009

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5 out of 5

great place

Clean rooms, great location, only thing pool was cold, close to everything

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009

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4 out of 5

Good Value

Close to Universal and a reasonable price. Room clean and adequate. Two complaints/concerns: no more coffee in the lobby except at breakfast and on both days the maid wanted to get into our room waaaay too early,around 8:30-9:00 am both mornings. Otherwise I would recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009

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About the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando

Location 5605 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Orlando hotel.

  • 196 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (27.6 km / 17.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando offers 196 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Orlando hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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