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... Resort" to see what it was like.
The "Swan & Dolphin" (S&D) is supposed to be the new "high end" resort addition for the Epcot Resort Area. If you are going to come to Disney. I highly recommend staying in one of these locations. We didn't... but if there is a next time, we will definitely be booking at "The Boardwalk" (TBW). The reason why is...if you do like we did and fly down and don't want the added expense of renting a vehicle and ...
... another evening wearing our rain ponchos but it did mean that Magic Kingdom was slightly less busy than it could have been. The outdoor rides were all closed but it meant we really could finish off all the other attractions and we founds ourselves enjoying Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood and a really great 3D show which had all our old favourites in especially all the songs that used to be played non-stop in my ...
... next to Nebraska). Harry is in IOA, and that is the ticket we bought, although the person selling the tickets had to ask us several times if that is really all we wanted. (“Let me get this straight. You just want the one park? You don’t want to go into the other one? Are you crazy?”) We looked around the rest of IOA, which, in addition to the Harry Potter island, also includes a Dr. Seuss island, a Lost ...
... of delicious teriyaki style chicken wings and pork potsticker dumplings. Following this a platter of stir fried veggies and shanghai style noodles with a delicious sauce tossed with them arrived at our table. Shortly the grilled meats which included steak, chicken, pork and shrimp arrived. We passed n the shrimp as we don't care for seafood. They were all super delicious. This was wrapped up with a delicious dessert of Hawaiian style ...
... funny story about this but you have to ask me!).
Following the ride, Atabey sees the Studio Backlot tour and insists we go on it. We line up for the next tour and a lady arrives to introduce us to what it's all about - she says it goes for 35 minutes and Atabey then wants to leave. I say no way, he insisted on coming here, we'll stay (and now it actually looks appealimg). The tour IS actually interesting and we both enjoy it. We board the tram portion of the tour and Atabey ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista East Kissimmee
La Quinta Maingate -- Excellent!
Stayed Dec 5-8 $69 night for one bedroom suite- Two 27" tv's, mini fridge, and microwave...excellent location, friendly staff, nice decor and noon check out.
I would absolutely stay here again!
We visited Orlando with our two children, staying three nights at this La Quinta in one of their one-bedroom suites. The room was nicely appointed, clean and seemed new. The bathroom was large and clean. The living room and the bedroom each had a 25" TV, and there were abundant channels to choose from (about 70). However, there were no pay-per-view movies available. The sofa bed in the living room was comfortable.
Bravo, La Quinta!
There are not enough accolades to express my appreciation for this hotel and its staff! La Quinta is a WONDERFUL value for the money. We got a rate of $44/night through Travelocity. Our room had a refrigerator and a microwave; the hotel's pool and hot tub were nice (especially considering how little time we had for them, anyway); and the free continental breakfast was more than adequate for our needs. Our housekeeper, Alcira, was wonderful. Our little girls couldn't wait to return to the room every night to see how she'd arranged their stuffed animals! The hotel is conveniently located and we were able to find everything we needed. We'll never consider staying anywhere else.
P.S. Give Medieval Times Dinner Theatre a try. Our family loved it!
I stayed 4 nights at the La Quinta Maingate. The hotel is new and very clean. The pool and exercise room was nice also. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful when we had questions. The price we got was very reasonable through this website's search engine.
The only thing I didn't like was that the walls of my room were thin. If you do have noisy neighbors, you may want to request a room change.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning on visiting the Orlando theme parks. It's location is convenient, and there are lots of restaurants and shops nearby.
A fantastic hotel. We felt like millionaires!
The staff were wonderful and the rooms perfect.
Great breakfast! We would definitely go back.
We first used this hotel last November 03 shortly after it had opened. My wife and I wanted to show my daughter/ son inlaw and the grangchildren the "swish" place we had stayed in when we had visited last year. Standing some 300yds off highway 535 its lovey and quiet. It Has a lovey outdoor pool, hot tub, and sand pit with a slide for the kids set in a tastefully planted garden. The pool is warm and shallow enough to come into the catorgary of "Child Friendly"The rooms a large, airy. spotless cleaned and well fitted out. On the ground floor is a spacious lobby, with scrumpious free cookies on the front desk. Gym and laundry facilitiesIt has a large breakfast bar with Breakfast included.If you are one of these "Anti Carbs fanatic" you might not hold the same opinion as us. But we thought it was great, better than a "greasey" one we would have got elsewhere which would clog up our arteries, we might go home fat but not stiff. The cealing fans wafting the cool air over the guests dissapointingly were driven by electricty instead of a "Flunky". but I suppose you carn't have everything ? Everything about this Hotel was great. and we couldn fault it.Certainly the best we have been in. At $89 a room was good value. I have paied a lot more for a lot less. Fantastic.
Great location, new and clean hotel.
Hotel is almost new, the rooms are very clean, the location is great - 15 minutes to Disney, 25 minutes to Universal studios and Seaworld, all the outlets are couple of minutes drive. For the price that we got (62 $ per night for family of 4) I think it's a great place to stay.
A Beautiful Hotel
This is a really nice hotel. It's new and well designed. The rooms are standard hotel size but the one I was in had a 10 foot ceiling which made the room seem very large. I was on the first floor so I don't know if all the rooms are like this.
The hotel is centrally located within easy reach of all the Orlando/Kissimmee attractions. However, don't expect to walk anywhere as it is in a residential area with only a couple of convenient stores within walking distance.
People who stay at La Quinta type hotels aren't expecting resorts but this one is above the norm for this type of hotel.
This hotel was really nice for the money. I booked the hotel through priceline and I paid $48 per night. The surrounding hotels with less amenities were $69 per night with a coupon. The rooms were really clean as the hotel is brand new and just built in May 2003. The decor was modern. The area was PERFECT and away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Buena Vista and 192, but close enough to quickly get to Disney World, Disney Market Place, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Premium Outlets, Old Town, Arabian Nights, Medieval Times, etc. From my room, I could see the Bungy Jumping thing at Old Town. There is a small fitness center, small gameroom, small pool, small childrens play area. The workers were VERY friendly. I had problems with other guests. This is a completely non-smoking hotel and there were guests smoking in the rooms. There were only 2 small elevators and there were times that I had to wait for the next one. It was ok, though, because some of the characters, I didn't want to ride up with anyway. There is a refrigerator and a microwave which I thought was wonderful, it saved us money on drinks and snacks. We popped popcorn and made those cup a soups for snack. On the downside, I got a wakeup call at 6am when I didn't ask for one. I was not really happy with that. I also found it to be a bit strange that there was a black plunger next to the toilet.
Don't let the website fool you
I booked this hotel through Priceline, so I had to research the amenities after booking. The Web site is apparently a generic corporate one that doesn't give any specifics about the hotel. I had to call to be certain that it had a pool because none was listed on the amenities.
However, we arrived to find a new hotel situated in a quiet area that has excellent access to the Disney property and is also close to SeaWorld. They have a mini frig and microwave in each room, the standard free breakfast buffet, and the Lake Buena Vista Premium Outlets center is just across the street (none of this is mentioned on the Web site). All the hoopla of Kissimmee's Hwy. 192 is about a mile away. There is only one pool and it's nothing special, but it served our needs just fine.