Rodeway Inn Maingate
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... t even use our new Global Entry opportunity as there were no lines. We waited awhile for our luggage. The wheelies were a challenge as there are about 85 of the exact same bags that needed to be claimed by their proper owners. We gathered our many bags onto carts, went through US Customs and then met our Mears Transportation driver for our 45 minute drive to Windermere. Most of our fellow passengers had to board buses to take them to the ...
... maybe a ten minute wait. Which is nothing at all because one good thing that Disney does right is make the queue lines fun & interactive. So you are distracted and busy, not just bored and in line. The ride was fantastic! Because of the rain, we did not get any pictures of the AT-AT or me on a speeder bike like I wanted but we were not worried about it, Jodie & I had already decided we would come back to Hollywood Studios (HS) on the next clear day.
... to get on almost every ride in both parks in one day.
Went for an amazing BBQ pulled pork sandwich at the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe, and enjoyed a nice frozen butter beer in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
We were both really tired when we got back to the hotel, and put our heads down intending to have a nap at 8pm, only to wake up at 5am the next ...
... s palace though. Went on 'it's a small world' with Sean and Ginger, and got to the Haunted Mansion. Pirates of the Caribbean was out of service though, we'll have to try to hit that once more before we leave. Only picture I managed to get was of Sean trying to pull out the sword from the stone. Must get the iconic Disney Castle picture ...
... 3 princesses (Jonah gave Cinderella a, It's a small world, and Tea Cups. Watched a special rainy day parade. They are prepared for everything here! Ate at Pinochio's and Pecos Bills. Paul's band is marching in the electric parade at 8:00, watching fireworks and then second parade ...
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We left the UK with a sense of loathing, in light of the reviews we had read about this Hotel.This was the only part of the holiday I booked personally but I did not read the reviews before hand only coming across them after booking. Oh! Dear! What have I done I thought to myself.
Very Comfortable and Affordable
Just returned from Kissimmee and found this hotel very comfortable and very affordable. The room was very clean and the service was very good. It is well situated and has a nice pool in the center of the hotel buildings. It has an in room coffee maker as well as coffee,juice and muffins in the lobby every morning. They also provided a local newspaper each morning. We have visited this area many times and believe this hotel is the best one we have stayed at as an ecomony hotel.
Usually you get what you pay for but this hotel gives you extra value at a low price.
We are already planning our trip for next year and this hotel is in our plans as long as they don't increase their rates too much.
Never ever ever again
We Had 3 Rooms For 3 Days And 2 Nights. The Rooms Smelled Like Mildew And The Carpets Were Filthy. In One Room The Toilet Did Not Work And There Was No Hot Water. It Remained That Way Until Our Departure. The Staff Was Rude And Inefficient. The Pool Was Not Heated As It Stated On The Website And There Were No Remote Controls For The TV'S.
We choose the Rodeway in over other places that had better ratings because we thought it would suit our needs the best. I have two teenagers and a diebetic husband. We thought the continental breakfast would be a real timesaver and helpful to have close for early morning food for my husband. Their continental breakfast consisted of small, individually packaged jelly rolls/muffins, juice and coffee. The same every day. I don't think they should be able to bill this as "breakfast" of any sort. Also, we paid extra for a "deluxe" room ($12 per night) with a fridge and microwave. The staff was fixing the air conditioning when we got there, told us not to put anything heavy in the 2 drawers that the four of us were supposed to live out of for a week, and tried to find another room for us. They were full and we were stuck. Our beds sat on plywood risers with boards under them to level them out. Viewing the mattresses under the spreads you could easily tell they were shot. The carpet was old. There was an elongated toilet in the bathroom that the bathroom door did not fit past. You had to scoot the toilet seat over to get the door to open and close. This was not a new problem, there was a groove in the door from everyone else's struggles with the door and toilet. We had no water pressure and had to request a new shower head. We had chosen this room as part of a package deal and I was never so sorry I picked this hotel. The maintenance staff was the only saving grace for this place. They were quick, efficient and friendly. Very small TV. We stayed in Room 7220.
I'll never go there again
The price was great but the rooms were terrible. The first room that we were in had the smell of cat spray in it. It was horrible. We were moved to another room. Initially it looked better, in that it had a fridge and a microwave, but there were 2 planks holding the mattress on the boxspring. These 2 pieces of wood stuck out from the side of the bed and injured my youngest daughter. We left a note with the general manager about the problems but he did not get back to us in the 2 weeks that we were there. We will never to back to this hotel again, and we will never recommend this hotel to anyone else.
Just returned from Dec.16 thru 20 stay at Rodeway Inn Maingate. Around the Walt Disney World area, there are many brand name hotels in more than one location. For example, there are at least 3 different Days Inns and Howard Johnsons. There are two Rodeway Inns in this area, a large one on International Dr. and this smaller two story Rodeway on Irlo Bronson Dr. I stayed here as part of a package purchased on the internet. I paid an extra $8 per night for a small fridge and there was a small microwave. There is a large Y shaped swimming pool that was heated. The pool is 4 to 6', great for older children and teens, but too deep for very young children. There is no hot tub at this Rodeway and continental breakfast is a juice machine and pre-packaged muffins.
We have just returned from staying at the Rodeway Inn Maingate. We stayed there for 10 nights. The cost was reasonable and the Rodeway catered for our basic needs. So if you are on a budget holiday this would be the ideal hotel for you.The first room we were put in was a non smokers room that was a basic room without a kitchen. The room was clean but was not the greatest of rooms it looked as though you had stepped back into time. As we are smokers we were immediately transferred into a smokers room with a full sized kitchen which was a bit more modern at no extra cost to us.Both rooms were very clean and the sheets were as well and we did not see any bugs only the occasional mosquito.The only problem was that our room was dark even with the lights on it was still very dark as there was only one small window. The toilet got blocked one night but it was fixed within minutes. There is also a maid service that cleans your room everyday.It can be quite noisy at times as well with the kids staying in the pool until late at night and up early in the morning.The hotel has two pools, a great hot tub, pool bar, games room and laundry facilities although we did not use the laundry facilities.The hotels staff were really friendly and if we had any questions or problems there was always someone there to help. I would give them 10 out of 10 for their service.It is also close to all the theme parks and there is a great IHOP restaurant next door that do great breakfasts. We especially love their pancakes.We would consider staying at the Rodeway Inn Maingate again in the future.
Ok for the money
We stayed here for 7 nights and for the money it was ok. The carpet was the only bad thing about the room. It turned the bottom of our socks black. Other then the carpet everything else was about what you'd expect for the price. If you have ever stayed at a La Quinta or Best Western this place is about the same.
We stayed there for 3 nights during the Labor Day weekend. The price was good. That's the main reason why we chose to stay there figuring we would be at Disneyworld from dusk til dawn. The location was great.
It's close to shops, restaurants and of course Disneyworld. We did not spend much time in our room. Well, we would not want to anyway. The carpet was old and had lots of stain. There were bugs inside the rooms.
Our sheets were ok. Howerver, our friends who stayed in another room told me that they felt itchy underneath their sheets. Our air con was broken while we were there. And it got fixed promptly before we hit the bed that night. We would want to pay a little more and stay at a better hotel next time.