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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando

This is a 4 star hotel in Orlando
5905 Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL, U.S.A.
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On-site pool and restaurant, free theme park shuttle, but not a guest favourite
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free scheduled shuttle service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing Universal on foot
  • Several reviewers found the rooms clean and generally comfortable
  • A couple of guests thought that the staff were friendly and helpful
  • Several guests thought that the rooms were in need of upgrades
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 19, 2013
This hotel is situated within an 11-minute walk of The CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando. Offering free scheduled shuttle service to Wet 'n' Wild and SeaWorld, this property is well suited for guests looking to visit area theme parks.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a desk, a coffeemaker and a mini-fridge. Accessible rooms are also available.

Suites at this hotel provide more spacious accommodations and also include a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a dishwasher.

Free parking is available on site and pets under 40 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $50 per stay.

The on-site TGI Fridays serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Other on-site amenities include a splash zone, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a games room, a gift shop, a business centre, same-day dry cleaning, an ATM, concierge service, porter service, safe deposit boxes and an airline boarding pass printing kiosk.

Access to Interstate 4 and the Orlando Premium Outlets are about an 8-minute drive away, while the Wet 'n' Wild Theme Park is 12 minutes away by car. The Orange County Convention Centre is about a 15-minute drive away, while SeaWorld is about 20 minutes away by car. Walt Disney World is also a 20-minute drive away, while the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 25 to 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, most guests agreed that the location was the highlight of this property. Many reviewers found the hotel within walking distance of Universal, while a couple of guests said that shopping and restaurants were nearby.

Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable, however, some guests expressed concerns about their rooms (see below for more details).

A couple of guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service, while a couple of reviewers praised the foot at the on-site breakfast buffet (charges apply). A couple of reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool.

The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several guests thought that the rooms appeared dated and in need of upgrades. These guests specifically mentioned worn carpeting and an unpleasant odour in the room.

A few reviewers thought that the housekeeping staff were unfriendly and provided inconsistent service.

There were several other complaints found for this property, but they seemed to result from isolated experiences. gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5, with 84% of 583 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #161 out of 328 hotels in Orlando, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 603 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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75.99 USD - 0.00 USD Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando
Out of 553 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 5.0 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: No
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #217 out of 553 hotels in Orlando ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Luis from Mexico City, MX rated Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando 2 out of 10 on April 23, 2006


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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across From Universal Orlando

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Self Laundry

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