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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doris Is your star She has great customer service skills. We all loved her including my kids. She went above and beyond to treat us like family. She made our vacation very special. The hotel was one of the best. Very clean and the rooms were beautiful. Would have no problem in staying again.Thank you so much Doris.

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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. Doris will be thrilled to read your comments. She had a great time with all the kids. Have a Happy New Year and we hope to see you again.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for 2 nights, love the fact that was close to Universal where we spend 2 days, close to places to eat within walking distance. The rooms were clean, breakfast pretty decent, no complaints at all.

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

Thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Holiday Inn Express. Have a great day!

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (parents & 2 teens) stayed here while visiting Universal Studios. The hotel was clean, the staff helpful and the breakfast was fine (cinnamon rolls were delicious - bacon and eggs, not so much. Bacon was super thin and eggs were just edible). Other than that, I thought I would note a few things that visitors might want to...

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

Thank you for choosing our Holiday Inn Express for your Universal vacation. We appreciate the feedback and thank you for sharing your detailed comments. In addition to the free shuttle to Universal, taxi service is also an option at $8 one way. Have a great day and we hope to see you again.

Aberdeen, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family stayed in a suite. It was clean for the most part. My family of 5 fit in the suite. Very spacious bathroom and tub shower. And we could see a couple of rides at universal from our room. We just had a little of an ant problem which it was our first time having problems for...

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

Thank you continuing to stay at our Holiday Inn Express. We appreciate the feedback and do apologize for any ant issue in the room. Happy to hear you enjoyed the hot breakfast buffet. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Have a great day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was great especially being right down the street from universal. Staff was amazing and any way they could help. I love how close we were, the walk 10-15 minutes from the hotel. They also have transportation to the park.

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

Thank you for spending your Universal vacation with us. We appreciate the great review.

Raleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for Dec 30 as last resort because the Hyatt Place we reserved for Dec 31 didn't have any more availability. This hotel didn't disappoint. Was actually pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly. They had free coffee & hot cocoa all day long. Breakfast was a variety of pastries, fruits, eggs, sausages, bacon, and all kinds of bread...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Holiday Inn Express. Thank you for the nice comments and we hope to see you again. Have a great day.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This must have been one of the first hotels in the area as it looks to be the tallest and old style. The rooms are "Ok". The sheets seemed old and thin. It was comfortable enough, but there were stains on chair cushions in both the room and in the lobby. They did provide extra outlets and USB charging outlets,...

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments about our team. We will be certain to share your feedback with them. Thank you also for the feedback about our hotel. We will be undergoing a renovation in 2017, so I do hope you will come back to see our fresh new look. Enjoy your holiday.

Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A bit over the hill, but the decent sized room was passable for its position in the low to moderate tier. To compensate for the dated design, they thoughtfully added a few more plugs in a splitter box on the night table on one side of the bed. Not attractive, but functional. The bed itself was on the soft side...

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a thoughtful review of our hotel. Your insights and comments are appreciated, and will certainly be relayed to our management team. We hope you enjoy your holiday.

Mutterstadt, Germany
Reviewed 9 December 2016

close to everything! Universal, Wet and wild, Outlet, Restaurants it's all around! Very clean and bright rooms. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Pictures online really match reallity! I strongly recommend this Holiday Inn Express, It's good value for your money!!!

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recognizing our great hotel, and our awesome team! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, and do hope you will visit again! Enjoy your holiday!!

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and perfect stay! Both me and my girlfriend spent the night here for a concert we were attending not too far from our location. Everyone treated us in very well from the point of check in to the time we checked out. Will definitely come stay here again when we are in town...

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Diana T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

What a great review!!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and took the time to let us know it was "perfect"!!! Our team works diligently to exceed our guests' expectations, and we are so glad to know that we did so for you and your girlfriend! We will be certain to pass on your comments!! We hope to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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 - $234 (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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“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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“If you are in Room 413, room is not made up till the last.”
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“Our room was perfect, fifth floor in the middle of the hall.”
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“I asked for upper room from recommendations before and so we did and it was quiet.”
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