Hampton Inn Orlando-S. Of Universal Studios
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After a nice lie in today – 9am – we headed down to the restaurant for what was meant to be a Continental Breakfast. Well I was impressed! Bread, all sorts of bagels, scones, scrambled eggs, sausages, porridge, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts – you name it, it was there. Hats off to Hampton Inn South of Universal …
... the night Cinderella's Castle is transformed with constantly changing multi-coloured lighting, and this is highlighted by the most spectacular fireworks display; the final burst of which was so bright that it was almost like daytime...absolutely blinking brilliant...!!! We all managed to squeeze in a few more rides before getting a good vantage point for the parade. Another triumph headed ...
... is an 'Asia' area and an 'Africa' area. You actually feel like you are visiting these countries, expect with the hordes of American tourists. They have performances and 'native' food (although, it's Disney so it's still looks rather bland). We see people coming out of the Asia area drenched - and it looks like water - not sweat, although I wouldn't be surprised. The heat is seriously foul by this stage, it's about 2pm. We head for the Kali River Rapids - a 'white-water ...
... classé pour nous comme étant un des manège le moins intéressant, mais bon on est content de l'avoir fait. On s'amuse beaucoup jusqu'à maintenant. Les files d'attente ne sont que de 10 à 15 minutes ce matin. On est content de ne pas avoir dépensé pour les Express pass. Par la suite, on se dirige vers de Simpsons ride. Wow un coup de coeur pour moi et Sandrine, un mal de coeur pour Christian! :-) Christian a aimé ce manège, mais aurait préféré s'en sortir sans malaise! ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Orlando-S. Of Universal Studios
Great value hotel
stayed for 2 weeks here and found it to be a great value hotel.
very clean, good size rooms, great breakfast.
good access to universal, i drive and the i4 make this a great place to base a orlando holiday
would go back no problem
I dont understand the bad reviews. My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks in Sept.2005 and found everything to be great. Staff was helpful and curtious and the rooms were extremely clean.Property was within walking distance to restaurants and attractions.Overall a very good experience. If you stay in Orlando I would suggest this hotel or the FairField Inn on Vineland.
Be careful on what you get! -- they can do bad thing to you.
This is the worst Hampton Inn that I have ever stayed. When I checked in, they first could not find your reservation, and then they put me to a handicap room even though my reservation was a standard room. The room was small, dirty, smelly, noisy (Air-conditioning), no bathtub, and no closet. I had to fight hard to get a standard room. I can not believe what they did to me-- they are immoral, not to mention professional.
My advice: do not stay there just for low price. If you do, watch out on what you get.
Good for the money
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the end of May after a week long trip in Walt Disney World. Our original plan was to spend a day at Universal, but we loved Disney so much we went back for another day. The hotel was very accommodating by letting us check in at noon when check in was 4PM!! The room was big with a nice king size bed, desk, and a couch that pulled out into another bed. We had a small fridge and a microwave & coffee maker. The bathroom was a little small, but was fine. The breakfast buffet was good and they had hot & cold items. Everyone was very friendly too. Only negatives, the room did smell a little musty and the air conditioning unit was noisey. The room was cool, but out in the hallway it was warm & humid and very musty smelling. It was still a great deal for the money. I would also check out the Hampton Inn north of Universal and the Hampton Inn & Suites near Disney if I went back again!
What a disappointment, thought all Hampton Inns must have the same standard
Big hotel with several floors right on Kirkman Road in Orlando, close to Universal Studio's entrance.
Arriving the hotel complex, you get a good impression, when you enter the lobby with adjacent counter and shop,and there is a huge breakfast area. Check in was quick and very welcoming (very nice lady at the counter!).
Through the lobby you may enter the pool area, which is spacious, surrounded by plants and facing west. You may have a sunbath until the sun goes down. Pool was big, jacuzzi unfortunately was not heated. They have very comfortable deckchairs and enough chairs/tables. We did not get any pooltowels though.
Elevators take you to your room. Tiled floors were clean in the indoor corridors, carpets a bit dirty. Rooms were smaller than usually and I did not like that small windows with dark glass. Rooms were dark. What was the worst - they had cooled the room down to freezing point. We turned the air conditioning off, but even during night it did not get warmer, as they constantly cool the corridors. We were freezing all night and this was one of the reasons, why we cancelled our further stay (we did not turn the heater on though, as outside is was very warm weather!)
Room was ok, clean, but as I said a bit small. We got the usual furniture like tables and chairs and TV, closet with ironing equipment, coffeemaker...
Bathroom was so tiny you hardly could sit on the toilet without your knees bumping against the door. You get a hairdryer and the usual toiletries - soap, shampoo and lotion.
What was worst was the noise - from peoples in adjacent rooms (walls are thin), from bathrooms, water, and especially from Kirkman road, as windows were not soundproof. We hardly slept and during night I heard some noise in the ceiling - well - this kind of noise, dribbling - I only know from mice...
As I said, the hotel was clean, well painted, but nevertheless had a dated look. We were happy to be able to cancel further nights.
Breakfast is very good, you get a lot of stuff like yogurt, hamburgers, french toast, cornflakes, muffins and bagles or toast. There are plenty of breakfast tables and they are clean, a waitress is looking after them.
We did not find a supermarket close to the hotel, we had to drive far.
My self and my husband and two daughters stayed here and i have to say we found it excellent the staff were very helpful to us and anything we wanted they got it for us the room was very nice the room was cleaned very day and we got clean towels very day and they did it all with a smile because the day we were leaving our cab never turned up to bring us to the airport and it was getting late and the girls at reciption were great they had a cab for us within minutes so a very big thank you to them we would stay there again cause i had doutes about the hotel as it was our first time going to orlando and i wanted to be good and i had read bad things about the place but i give it 10 out of 10
Definitely acceptable, we would recommend it.
I was totally on guard after reading the reviews on the internet from other people staying at local hotels. We were not let down about the Hampton Inn on Kirkman. Nothing went wrong, very pleasant stay. Fast elevators too.
My partner and I stayed at the Hampton Inn Orlando - South of Universal Studios in March of 2005. We do not believe that the other negative reviews on this site are an accurate reflection of this hotel.
We found it to be very clean, comfortable and up-to-date. The staff within the hotel were very friendly and helpful - both on the front desk and the cleaning/maintenance staff. Our room was cleaned (or attempted to be cleaned) every day. The hotel provided a very generous continental breakfast every morning which also included hot food.
We have been to the International Drive area of Orlando on several occasions and have very strict idea's of what constitutes a 'good' hotel. The Hampton Inn met our lofty expectations and we would definitely stay there again.
Not a good Hampton
I stay at this hotel and I did not like it. The hotel is not in a good shape. Elevator is old. Carpet is old. This Hampton is the cheapest in the Orlando area.
Very nice hotel for the price
I stayed there on a last minute trip last June. The front desk was very friendly when we dragged in after a long drive and got us into a room at 8am when check in was 4pm! We had a very nice, very clean room with a refrigerator and a microwave. My only complaint was they had no laundry! I really liked their free continental breakfast.