Located just off the Florida 528 Toll Road and about a 5-minute drive from Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Holiday Inn Express Orlando Airport is geared towards car or air travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, a free airport shuttle and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guests rooms and suites provides free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a stereo, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed and a dining table are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a free area and round-trip airport shuttle (please contact the hotel for details), an outdoor pool, fitness facilities, a business centre, laundry services, a gift shop, free parking and a complimentary breakfast. Pets are not permitted.
Walt Disney World and SeaWorld are both about a 15-minute drive from the hotel, while Florida Mall is roughly 11 minutes away by car. Universal Studios can be found a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 14, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's shuttle, breakfast, location and rooms.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel airport shuttle service. They described it as fast and punctual, with an accommodating and helpful driver.
The hotel's breakfast was the source of many compliments by lodgers, who found it to be varied and tasty, with a warm and friendly staff. One guest remarked, "Hot breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, bagels, toast, yogurt, and cereals. Uplifting, friendly, and accommodating lady in the breakfast area added to the sunny weather outside!!".
Several reviewers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the airport, restaurants, highway access, Universal Studios, Disney attractions, a gas station and a 7-11 store. A few lodgers did mention it was better suited to those with a vehicle, however, as there was not much within walking distance.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several patrons. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious, and well equipped, with comfortable beds and fast Wi-Fi signals. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although several lodgers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported musty smells, dated decor and a few cleaning issues, as well as noisy and old in-room air-conditioning units.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 221 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 199 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #175 of 330 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 158 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 14, 2013 to verify some information.