Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 150
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IBJM good affordable near Disney
Overall the stay was good, place was clean and well kept. we had the "kids suite" but it was a bit cramped in overall size of the room, especially the bathroom, you can't open the door without it hitting you. A/C was noisy, and right next to the bed. But it was a good place to rest and sleep after a long day of activities. The pool was great! Large and not too many people. Parking however was lacking if you came back late at night. There were many trucks and buses that took up multiple spots for cars and we ended up parking all the way in the back every night.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mohawk2000 Helpful Staff Great Atmosphere
The entire staff was friendly and from arrival to departure was helpful and attentive. Great safe location with everything one would need close by. All in all a fantastic place to stay and I will definitely be back.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by me1me Very friendly and love the layout
The staff was very pleasant. We had an amazing room with bunk beds. My kids were so excited about that one. It had a half wall dividing the bunk beds from the main bed which I liked it made it easier for me to stay up without disturbing the kids. We were connected to my parents room who had a little living room and kitchen so it was really cool kind of like having a mini condo when you put the two rooms together. Wish we had stayed there more than one night I preferred it over any of the other hotel rooms we stayed at. It was a noisy location being right by the highway and the AC did drive me crazy it was too cold when it was on and too hot when it would go off. Ice machine was a couple floors down kind of not cool to not have one on ever floor.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billy96 Excellent in all areas
Great location, great parking availability, good breakfast, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
June 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ScottE Room A/C
The room A/C was extremely loud and did not work well at all. Even though I had the temp down low the room was still very warm and we ( the family) sweated all night long. Every time the A/C kicked on it woke me up. Overall it was a miserable stay.
June 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by klk9 Poor front desk service
Was there two nights, Frig in room did not work after packing a case of water to room on 7th floor. Called front desk, they said they would send maintenance to replace it, that never happened. My parents were also in this hotel, same problem, frig not working, also their tv remote didn't work, they were offered another room and took it.
Breaskfast buffet is plentiful, however all the food was cold or stale.
June 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bobbyjo711 Reservation & upgrade
I originally made a reservation for one night. I later changed it to two nights. I kept getting confirmtion e -mails for one night and each time, I called (4 times) to make the correction.
Our room was not ready at 4 PM as promissed and the lady at the front desk said she would give us an upgrade. The bathroom had no vanity at all. Noplace to set things except on top of the toilet or on the safe on the opposite side of the rooom. The next morning, I went to the front desk and told her nomore upgrades for me.
She did move us to a room like the one we requested in the beginning.
The did only charge us for one night for the trouble.
June 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AGCANE My Last Stay Ever at a Holiday Inn
When I arrived the front desk clerk could not find my reservation using my name and told me that I must be at the wrong location. I had to give her my confirmation number and then another staff member announced that he had checked me in earlier and that is why it didn't come up using my name. I asked why I had been checked in earlier when I just arrived for the first time, and I was told "Um because we had a maintenance issue with your room". I was then asked if I would like a bottle of water. The clerk went in the back and then came back five minutes later and told me there was no water.
When I got up to my room, I opened the door and it smelled terrible. I flipped on the lights and two bugs quickly rushed to hide under the dresser. I opened the fridge in the room and it was not cold, and I then put my three year old daughter to bed. I turned on the AC unit and it didn't initally work, then came on a few minutes later accompanied by very loud dinging sounds which continued whenever it was on. It would shut itself on and off every five minutes the entire night.
I went over to the phone to try and call downstairs to switch rooms, but the phone didn't work in our room. In addition the message light was on and flashing red, and would not clear itself so I had to cover the phone as not to be visible while we "tried" to sleep.
I would have left the hotel if my daughter was not sleeping and I had not been driving for an extended period of time, with plans to leave first thing in the morning. My wife and I got no sleep as the temperature of the room fluctuated and the incredible noise from the broken AC unit continued throughout the night.
I wanted to speak to someone in the morning about this issues, but on our way to leave I went by the front desk and there was no one there. I did not have the energy to wait or argue.
I am a Gold Priority Club member who stays in hotels at least 50 nights a year, and this is the last time I will stay in a Holiday Inn ever. This is also the first hotel review I have ever written in my life. I just felt so strongly about my negative experience I wanted to save others from experiencing the same frustration.
June 20, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Claudio2010 Old hotel. But ,very well located.
The hotel is old need be renewed.
It was difficult to get attention from front desk during the night. Even there was no customer on the front desk, I waited about 5 minutes to some employee give me attention (both were on the telephone) after this time a decided to return to my room, without assistance..
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mclemore1023 Comfortable beds and location
Upon arrival, everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. We reached our room to find out that the non-smoking room had been smoked in and the other room was very musty!. We contacted the front desk and the manager on call was very accommodating and moved us immediately. He worked very hard to get my family on the same floor and near each other. The bathroom in the first tower was really too small but the second tower was much, much, better. It would help if the bathroom in the first tower was like the ones in the second tower. Your staff is great because they are always smiling and very helpful to the guest. I would recommend my family and friends but would ask that they request the second tower because of the bathrooms and it is a lot more peaceful.
June 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jette Second stay
first flag: We asked for two queen beds and received a queen and a bunk bed.
second flag: There was no ice machine on our floor.
third flag: I awoke to the people in the room next to us yelling at each other. I do not feel I should be having to deal with this at 6am.
We went down for breakfast and everything looked to be reheated from the freezer. So we spent our money some where else for breakfast.
I joined the priority club to be a priority and I was Not anyones priority. The first stay we had there the lights did not work in the room, but that was it everything else was great, and on that visit I felt like priority mattered.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by akr1234 A nice place to stay
It is a nice place to stay and the staff members were helpful and were receptive for change requests. It gets a day or two to get used to the noise of the cooler/heater, however, you eventually overcome that noise.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kelvin26 Great Staff
I would like to thank this staff so much after a stressful start to our vacation with my Pastor and family they made us feel at home. As a employee of the Holiday Inn Express brand I know our standards and they exceed them all! When we arrived our rooms was not ready but nice woman at the desk send us to a great place to eat and call us to tell us our rooms where ready. Each person we come it contact had a smile on their face. Thank you This is the best on hotel in orlando
June 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hooks26 Ridiculously small bathroom, extremely loud A.C.
Bathroom was sooo small you could't close the door while sitting on the throne. No room for toiletries on vanity. Had to use the desk in the main room. A.C. was extremely noisy, constantly disturbing sleep. Filters looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years. I came down with influenza B during my stay. Cleaning staff told me there was a bug going around the Hotel. I was there to attend a wedding at the hotel , which I ended up missing because I was bed-riddin. We changed rooms our first night because we did not like overlooking the roof with all the A.C.units making noise ( room 1528). We were moved to room 1602 and at 6:30 p.m. , much to our surprise a key was inserted into our door a a gentlemen started to walk in with his luggage. Fortunately we were both dressed and in the room. He was as surprised as we were. He apologized and indicated that it wasn't his fault because the key he was given worked in the lock. I called the front desk immediately and voiced my displeasure. Within five minutes a front desk clerk was knocking on the door with new room keys , an apology , two free drinks at the hotel bar and we were comped our first nights stay. Unfortunately this did nothing to make my wife feel any safer in the hotel. We deadbolted the door all the time we were in the room. We arrived at 11:30 a.m. and were told our room was not ready yet. I left my cell number and she assured me she would call as soon as our room was ready. We went shopping for necessities . When 3:00 p.m. rolled around we returned to the hotel to find out what was taking so long. The desk clerk told me she was just getting ready to call me ( conveniently) and that our room was ready. Four hours to clean a room and we found long black hairs on three of the pillows. And we still had to change rooms because of the view or lack thereof. I wonder how I would have been treated if I weren't a Priority Club Member.
May 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jacque47 Service
The service was great!!! Could not ask for a more attentive, kind, professional group of people!!!!!
May 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FAW65 Excellent value.
Stayed 7 nights week of 05/04/13 in room with 2 queen beds, room was clean, comfortable and staff very pleasant and helpful.
Location is great, close to all attractions and many places to eat.
Staff thanked us for being priority club members and gave us a welcome gift box of snacks.
This is our 2nd stay and will return for a 3rd visit on our next disney trip.
Will recommend to friends and family.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by otbksurfer Spur of the moment trip
Son got sick on trip needed a room lucked into this location on a drive by woke up the next morning feeling better was able to salvage a weekend thanks to the staff and the hotel msny many thanks holiday east gate
May 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KhEgDrM Horrible Experience!!!
My family and I spent a week at this resort and experienced several sleepless nights. They placed us (four adults) next to a room with children, who were up at 2:00 a.m. being very loud. And I don't mean just talking loud. They were literally running up and down, yelling, and kicking something that sounded like a ball around in the room. We called front desk to let them know about the disturbance. After half hour of reporting the disturbance, management finally made their way up to the room. He knocked on the door, but the children wouldn't answer. So they had to contact the adults who were in charge of the UNSUPERVISED children. When they got a hold of the adults, management came to our room to have us face those adults about our complaint. It was not pretty!! Some not very friendly words were exchanged and things got out of hand. Management certainly did not handle the situation professionally and the dispute wasn't even resolved subtly. We will never stay at this hotel, ever again and will not recommend any of our friends and family members to stay here.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joeatsouthbeach Great!!
This is an awsome property!!! I would recommend this hotel to all.
May 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Norton Good Hotel Good Location
Stayed at this property one night April 30. The staff at the front desk was extremely plesant. Our room was very large and clean. Our room had a large refridgerator and micowave. The balcony overlooked the pool. It was also a great location for seeing all Disney has to offer. Would stay here again.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3165jd Nice hotel, great stay
Nice hotel, great stay and looking forward to staying there again
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smittyfla Excellent Facility
Last minute decision to stay here and we were not disappointed. Check in was efficient and friendly and the room was very nice and clean. The hallways, doors and the general appearance was a bit dated but the room was great.
May 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Armadillo Friendly staff
Defenitely will come back.
Convenient location; very close to Disneys attractions and dining.
April 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dtva COMFORTABLE BED
THIS WAS THE 2ND TIME THAT WE STAYED HERE. HOWEVER, SOME STUDENTS WERE STAYING ON THE SAME FLOOR, AND OUTSIDE THE ROOMS, PLAYING CARDS, RIGHT OUTSIDE THE ELEVATOR. THEY REFUSED TO MOVE, YOU HAD TO CLIMB OVER THEM TO WALK, THEY DIDN'T EVEN MAKE A PATH FOR YOU TO GET THRU, THEIR SPONSORS WERE ALSO OUTSIDE THE ROOM. TO BE TRUTHFUL I WAS SCARED. I CALLED THE FRONT DESK, WHO STATED THAT THEY WOULD THE MANAGER UP. I EVEN WENT DOWN, ON ANOTHER NIGHT, WHO STATED THAT THEY WERE RUDE. T\HEIR SECURITY STAFF CK. THE FLOORS I DON'T KNOW THE TIME, HOWEVER, THIS GRP WAS FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTY AND THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY. NOW I AM HANDICAPPED, AND IF I FELL, I COULD NOT GET UP VERY WELL. I FELT THAT THE MANAGEMENT COULD HAVE OFFERED TO MOVE ME TO A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE HOTEL.
THE ONLY GOOD NIGHTS REST I HAD WAS THE LAST NIGHT SINCE THEY CK OUT ON WED, AND I LEFT THURS AM.
MY ROOM ALSO DIDN'T HAVE ADDITIONAL TOWELS AS REQ. AND MY BATHROOM FLOOR WASN'T CLEANED EITHER.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by budget great location
near everthing staff very nice. i would stay again.
April 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by brandip22 Just don't
This will be too long to go go into the kind of detail that you'd like, but I'll try to make it short and sweet. My two young boys and I stayed here for 2 nights before moving to a Disney Resort. I am a travel agency owner and like to stay at different resorts and hotels so that I can best direct my clients. All I want is a place that's decently clean and safe. Both of those wants were horribly denied with this property. For the cleanliness side, there were ants crawling around on the walls. We did not get into our room until late the first evening. I put my kids in bed and sat down to do some work. This is when I noticed the ants. I called the front desk, they said they'd send someone up. An hour later I called back and they said they'd send someone. I asked how long it'd be because I had two sleeping children, but the front desk couldn't tell me. I told them to just wait until morning as I didn't want the kids to be disturbed so late. I called the next morning to remind them to do whatever to clean the room while we were out. I returned to find nothing done, but no ants. I know nothing was done because the few I'd killed were still there- ew. That night at about 10:30 PM, I get a knock on my door. Three men in hotel uniforms were standing there. They said that I needed to move rooms. I promptly shut and locked the door back. I also immediately called down to the front desk to tell them what happened and to verify if they were asking us to move rooms. They informed me that they did not have uniforms and it was not them, but to just stay in the room. No one bothered to send up security or anyone to check on us. Needless to say, I did not sleep a wink that night. We left the hotel at 5:30 AM and checked into our Disney hotel. I complained to the manager in writing and through their own survey that came to me after the trip. Not once has anyone cared to even comment back. I do NOT recommend this hotel and highly suggest you find a different property.
April 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by familygal23 Great stay
Came to visit some family in the area. Hotel was very nice and clean. The pool was great! VERY comfortable beds and pillows. Had a wonderful stay would certainly stay here in the future! Great hotel for the value. Also very close to Disney and lots of great places to eat nearby.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bizFL Just what you hope for.
Very accommodating and hospitable. Very pleasant staff.
April 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HappyPrincess456 not bad but not great
I am a gold elite priority club member, and they did NOT acknowledge that at ALL. They also walked right in to my room at noon and demanded that I checked out! You can understand how confused I was because At time of check in I was under the impression that my check out was at 2pm,as it is at any other Holiday Inn Ive ever stayed at. Shortly after someone just walked into my room without knocking , I received a call from the front desk demanding me to check out because they had a full house. Of course I left quickly and a little upset. The hotel in itself had a FUN atmosphere, The rooms were a bit pre-dated but clean. Being the person I am I would probably give them one more chance to impress me, but I will be sure to use the locks on the door to prevent unwanted staff members from just barging in..
April 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FrequentTraveler80 Needs improvement
I was there the first week of April of 2013 for a family trip to Disney World.
The room itself was a good setup; with bunk beds for the kids and their own television.
Location was great!
Washer and dryer were convenient.
the bathroom had a smell to it... shower curtain stunk! The toilet could have used an air freshener!
The internet was pretty much useless!
Restaurant food was average but service was poor.
For me, this time it wasn't a business trip so I didn't care much for the internet nor did we spent much time in the room; therefore it was okay. Also parking gets crowded on the front area so if you are looking for a place to park after 9pm, might was well go straight to back.
April 9, 2013