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Although it was humid, my boyfriend and I loved the weather in Orlando! How can we not? We live in Canada lol. We enjoyed our first vacation ever. We came from Calgary, AB (that's where he lives) and connected from Houston, TX to Orlando, Florida. We were so excited to reach Houston, lol, but got more excited when we were headed for Orlando. I …
The forecast called for rain in the morning and then a nice afternoon so we decided to take the 45 minute drive out to Legoland. It was a very cool place and had some rides that Jess loved. It was fun for Mathew too but I would say the park's target age would be from 3-10. Kids older than that might get bored. There was a waterpark inside the park but we ...
... roller coaster ride in the dark is fast. You are transported at high speed amongst the stars - up down and inside out - we rode this multiple times too (until our necks could not take anymore)
We had learnt from our Epcot experience not to try and put too much into a day so although we were tired, we were not exhausted. The distant picture of Cinderella's castle was taken from the water ferry we used to ...
... pushes me out the way to get on the ride first) won't board until I have - because there are two young blonde chickies on the same bench we've been assigned and he doesn't want to sit next to a girl... So I get in and tell the girls that - and say I'm obviously not considered a girl then. They giggle and he isn't happy with my comment. They ask where I'm from and I tell them... Their words exactly are "Oh cool, I wish I had an accent - say something in English??" I'm lucky my ...
... and says "I'm not scared of the witch anymore, Donald believed and so do I."
The Disney Magic doesn't just connect on the physical aspect of kids by providing great entertainment, but it also connects on the emotional level. How else does a 2 year old connect with Donald Duck and realize there is no need to be scared of a witch? How does a 4 year old try to understand the different cultures he sees around the world at Epcot and the Animal Kingdom? The Magic of Disney works in many ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Grandchildren had a great time
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Although the place is advertised as a Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, it is a very old, very tired, worn out, run down Holiday Inn motel, with a fancy facade. We were there between Nov. 4 & Nov. 9 and had reserved a Kidsuite. We booked there because the reviews posted on this website had been so positive, so after reading what others had to say about the place we made the booking about two weeks prior to our arrival. I made the mistake of taking the special Internet Saver Rate that had the caveat that you could not cancel or modify the reservation big mistake! At the time I made our booking, I requested a suite (thats a laugh!) on the first floor, near the pool. Naturally, upon arrival the lady who checked us in said that they had nothing available on the first floor, even though the place looked almost nearly unoccupied. So after I carried the luggage up the stairs (and wrecked my back in the process) we found the room was unacceptable it smelled absolutely horrible (like a veterinary clinic), and was not particularly clean. I went back to the desk and complained and miraculously another lady found that there was indeed a room available on the first floor (so much for my back!). This room was almost as nasty as the first one, so we decided to just take this one since we were all tired from traveling, and it was on the first floor. If I could have cancelled, without losing my money, I would have done so in an instant.The Kidsuites are simply old fashioned standard 2 bed motel rooms in which they have removed one of the double beds and in its place erected this 6 ft. tall wooden framework that contains a set of bunk beds on one side, and a single twin bed on the other. The partition does not go to the ceiling, so there is only the illusion of privacy. The opening of the suite was separated from the main room by two shabby curtains. Virtually everything in the entire motel room was damaged or worn out, especially the mattresses on the kids beds. In fairness, the lobby area and the pool areas are well kept, but nothing special that is it. The sad part is that the place could be made attractive with a little effort a coat of paint here and there, and some credible maintenance. Fortunately it was reasonably inexpensive, but we could have easily done better, for less. The website for this hotel is misleading, and hardly resembles reality. I frankly feel it is not unfair to expect a higher standard, than this low level of quality from a Holiday Inn establishment until someone does something to clean this dump up, it would be more appropriate to call this place the Holiday Hole.
We had such a wonderful stay! The room was very clean inexpensive and the maid service was unbelievable. I would recommend this hotel to any individual or family. Thanks for a great stay! Next time we visit orlando,FL you'll be hearing from us!!
The satisfied family!
We just returned from an 8 night visit with this hotel. In the past, we stayed in the Lake Buena Vista area. This hotel was a bit farther of a drive to and from the parks than what we are used to. It was near a lot of stores and such, which came in handy when we went out and needed some things from a store. But, I didn't see what the draw was to Old Town. We didn't even bother going there and it was 2 doors down. It just looked like a carnival and a few overpriced stores.
I stayed here with 3 teenagers for 8 nights at the end on June 2003. Was a little apprehensive at first as the reviews were varied but we ended up very satisfied. For the price we paid it was great. As mentioned in other reviews the furnishings are a little dated but we found the room and bathroom to be clean. The rooms were cleaned well everyday and a local newspaper was on the doorstep every morning. The room had a fridge and microwave which was helpful plus was very spacious by euro standards. Not being from USA I found this paper very helpful. The hotel was about 15 min drive to WDW and very easy to get there. It was easy to drive to all the attractions in Orlando from here. We did not try the restaurants in the hotel but there are many to choose from accross the road and beside the hotel. We enjoyed the quaintness of Old Town which is just a few min walk from the hotel. The pool was nice though it could get a little crowded in the evening. The teens with me had a great time. We had a little trouble with the aircon one evening and this was promptly fixed the next morning. The staff were polite and helpful and I enjoyed the banter in the bar in the evenings.The area itself is very laid back and not as busy as International Drive. There was some of the time share stuff but I wasn't interested and they didn't push it. There's lots to do in Orlando and we had a great time. It's not a luxury hotel but we felt we got good value for our money. It was clean and practical.
I had a great vacation, we were there 4 days and 3 nights. The rooms were clean. It was great to leave for the day and come back with the entire room cleaned up again. I will definetly stay here again.
After reading the posted reviews, I was somewhat hesitant about staying at the hotel. The reviews were not flattering. However, I found the hotel to be worth the money if you get the kidsuites and have a family of five with three children under 10. The pool was nice and the location was ideal for going to WDW. Although we were too busy to take advantage of it, they also show movies in a little "theater". Based upon the other reviews, we didn't try the restaurants but were unimpressed by the one local restaurant we tried (mostly we ate in the room, at WDW or elsewhere). The only downside of the hotel was that it was crowded. This made it a bit loud in the evening but we just left the air conditioner on (on the warmest setting) to drown out the noise.
Very nice hotel
We just got back from a week stay at the Holiday Inn Main Gate East. This was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed at! The price is amazing, staff is great and everything is very clean! Perfect for a family. Will stay here again!
We stayed inside Disney last year march '02 and found it to be very expensive and were locked inside as we did not rent a car. This hotel was much more comfortable and with the free breakfast deal saved us approx. 140.00 Lots to do within walking distance and many more choices for dining than inside of disney. Rooms are in need of a face lift but very comparable to All-Stars in Disney. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Service was impeccable and very polite.
Could do better in Orlando.
Could do better in Orlando - we stayed here in October 2002. We booked this as it was recommended in a guide book and we got a good deal with expedia. The good points - location excellent and price hard to beat. But the bad points - room was unattractive, basic and in need of refurbishment. At the Guest Services Desk where we went one day to get information on theme parks we were hassled to visit a nearby Holiday Inn time-share. The pool was basic but, luckily, quiet. I cannot recommend this hotel and would not stay here again. I would, though, stay in the same area - great for restaurants, evening entertainment and close to theme parks.
Booked for 3 days but found the location so good and the staff so friendly had no hesitation in extending our stay for a furter 4 nights would have stayed longer but was going on a cruise. Just by old town sogreat if you wanted a drinkat night with noworries about driving later. lots of low cost resteraunts around and KFC right next door, only about 15 min from all the Disney attractions. And 5min drive f4om I4 so easy to find for visitors from the UK was our first trip to Florida but will definatelty stay here on our return. firstname.lastname@example.org