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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Stayed here with the kids to go to the local attractions, and everyone was very helpful. The staff was pleasant, particularly the ladies in the breakfast and the front desk. We enjoyed it, and will definitely stay here again.

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Thank LC1914
jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing this Holiday Inn Express to bring your family to enjoy the attractions. Thank you for the nice review and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a good day! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

The Holiday Inn has the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in.Also forgot my charger. Left it plugged in and called the hotel. They found it and will send it Federal Express to me. I am very happy. Great customer service.

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

Caroline, Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed a good night's sleep. Happy to hear we delivered the customer service you expected! Have a great day. More 

Lenexa, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The hotel was in a great location. The cinnamon rolls at breakfast were terrific! There were many choices. Sausage patties, sausage links or bacon were offered every day, as well as bisquits and gravy. The bed was very comfortable and the view of Universal & the sunset was lovely too!. Very helpful staff! They helped us with restaurant recommendations, cab... More 

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

Hello Ann and Deni, Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast and that our great staff was helpful! We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2012

A smile goes a long way to gaining a customer. I got a nice clean room at a great rate last night. The hotel staff was very nice. It was the best night sleep I've had in a long time. I drove all the way from South Carolina. I look forward to doing it again. Thank you

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

Hi Larry, We appreciate that you chose our hotel for your Orlando trip, and pleased to hear we met your expectations. Gene will be happy that you mentioned his name. Thanks for the nice review! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We stayed at this hotel for our family summer holiday and had a fantastic time. Staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make us happy and very comfortable. All we had to do was ask and the attitude was "if we have it, you got it". Nothing was too difficult for them to do to make... More 

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1 Thank Eliza94
jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review!! And the 4 rating! We realize there are several choices in Orlando and we are all very pleased we exceeded your expectations. Thanks for sharing your comments! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Stayed at this hotel more than 10 times. Good location and always great. Highly recommended and we continue to stay! I always stay here when I'm in Orlando, which is regularly. Never had any issues and front desk has helped with everything needed.

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

Thank you for continuing to choose our hotel for your Orlando trips. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Stayed here one night before our cruise. No major problems. Room was a bit on the small side but clean. Free breakfast was great but we did have trouble finding an empty table. Free internet use in the lobby was nice. Overall, good place to stay. I would stay here again.

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1 Thank cwby22
jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we are pleased to hear you will return! Have a good day. More 

Fremont, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We came to this hotel last week from Ohio due to the death of our mother/mother-in-law. The hotel was very nice. The continental breakfast that they served each day was very good with a nice selection of foods to choose from & there was coffee ready 24/7. The rooms were clean (but with a few small ants in the bathroom),... More 

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

Ruthie will be pleased you remembered her and that you enjoyed her company. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again. Have a great day. More 

Haines City, Florida
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I stayed at this hotel for one nite because I was unsure how my house that was under renovation was going to react to the potential bad weather predicted. I booked online using priority club points and was pleased with the service and room - as I had stayed here before. When I checked out the next morning I was... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, and we apologize regarding the incorrect credit card charge. We are happy to hear the staff corrected this immediately. Thanks for the recommendation and have great day. More 

Las Vegas, NV
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96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

This Holiday Inn is not like others we have stayed at. The room was really small like a studio apartment. The bathroom has only a stand up shower. This was all OK for us since we had no kids with us.The air conditioning in the hall to our room was as cold as a meat locker. The free buffet breakfast... More 

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Thank PinkTink58
jmmiller123456, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Universal Studios Orlando, responded to this review

We appreciate the good overall value comment! Thank you for the detailed review. We apologize that the shuttle bus broke down your first day and happy to report no bus issues since that day. Again thank you and we appreciate you chose our Holiday Inn Express to host your Universal vacation. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $128 - $247 (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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