Wingate by Wyndham at Orlando International Airport
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Our last day in Florida was spent in the Holy Land theme park in Orlando. It is a recreation of various Biblical places. They offer live theatrical productions of various stories from the Bible. We saw the women at the well, story of David and Bathseba, Four ladies who love Jesus, the Last Supper. We also heard an excellent presentation on a …
... They, including Min, would all be in the nearest pub.
Anyway it's easiest not to fight the Will of Min, so we waited until all the peeping, banging and flag waving was over, and finally got into the building.
Now if you think the fife and drum band was patriotic, what followed was the same again only more so. But I've seen the next two parts many times and quite enjoy them. First there's an a'capella group singing traditiional close harmony songs, then ...
... it fired a 434lb cannonball propelled by a 40lb charge of black powder. It could carry 4.5 miles! What a bang it must have made!
The fort was very interesting, and way underground we got to see the actual Command Post for the WW2 sea defences along this coast, just as it was then, and incidentally, the only air conditioned command post in the US. The place had an elaborate protection against gas attack and the air con was the method of filtering ...
... up close. The transporter travels across gravel which is on top of a huge concrete driveway which goes all the way from the Assembly area to the launch pad. The concrete is 16 inches think due to the weight being carried.
We stopped at the Apollo/Saturn V Centre and got off to view a full size Saturn V rocket that was to have been the Apollo 18 mission but it was cancelled. It is massive and amazing that something so huge could even make it into space. It's length is longer than ...
... in love - they are holding hands and kissing. She gets teary and I'm thinking 'what the hell?' she's 13!! Who wants a boyfriend at 13! At that moment I'm so thankful I'm past all that. Not that it's much easier now but at least I know more. Uggh. After Spider-man (which is fantastic) and another 20 long minutes of wandering around, Christy finally gets out of her mood and decides we should all go on Poseidon’s Fury tour. We stop at the little sandy village in The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wingate by Wyndham at Orlando International Airport
I booked the hotel over the internet, and boy was I positively surprised! For the money, this was the best bargan! Elegant rooms, all the amenities you could ask for. Very assistive staff. Easy airport access and located right next to the expressway to all the hot spots. Meals were within walking distance.
Excellent Hotel, Excellent Value
Stayed here on Priceline bid, free shuttle pick up was in about 15 minutes after calling, room was extremely clean and large, furniture looked new (remodelled?), even bed spreads seemed new. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker. Desk service was efficient, polite & friendly. Free breakfast had good selection. Will definitely stay here again.
Great value for the money
Nicely appointed hotel with all the amenities. If you put in an offer price of $45-50 on Priceline for a hotel near the Orlando Airport, you often can either get this hotel, the Holiday Inn Select Orlando Airport, or Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. I've stayed at all of them, and you can't go wrong either way for the price and convenience.
Don't even think of sleeping in...
I was in line to check out of this hotel and decided to write my review before leaving the property. This is definitely not a three star hotel, but could possibly be a decent two star. The promised pool is tiny and in the shadiest corner of the building--why bother. Housekeeping insistently woke every guest at 8:00am, 8:40am, 9:am...you get it. Beds old, pillows flat, linens dingy...definintely not a three star property. Stick with Marriott, Hyatt, Sheraton Suites if you have to be near the airport.
My family and friends enjoyed this hotel tremendously! Check-in went wonderfully. We arrived early since we had just returned from a cruise and had no problems with check-in. The staff was very helpful.
Our only complaint is that we were only staying one night.
Will definitely stay here again when in Orlando.
Grand Opening of a very nice hotel
Spent one night at the Wingate between travelling in to Orlando from
the West Coast and getting on a cruise ship at Canaveral. Booked through Priceline and it was very inexpensive but a wonderful hotel.
Complementary shuttle arrived and returned us to the airport promptly, room was very comfortable, new decor, pleasant. Complementary breakfast buffet was outstanding. Also enjoyed the hot tub and fitness center.
The staff was friendly and made us feel welcome.
I would definitely stay here again and recommend it.
My husband and I stayed at the Wingate for 5 nights - Christmas Day until the 30th. I must say that we really enjoyed our stay! There are some pros and cons to staying at the Wingate, and they are listed below:
Hotel was pleasantly surprising...very clean, property seemed new. My infant daughter and I spent the night here on Sunday, November 7, 2004 by ourselves. The room was very big! Had a microwave, and refridgerator! There was even a heavy continental breakfast included (BONUS!) I was able to get juice and fresh fruit for my daughter, but there was also cereal, make your own waffles bar, and assorted pastries.
Stayed at this hotel because I had an early morning flight. Location is excellent, staff is friendly. Breakfast is good, room was clean. Only downside was that either the walls are quite thin, or my neighbors were quite loud - probably a combination of the two. Would stay again.