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Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area

This is a 3 star hotel in Orlando
3028 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area
Great staff & breakfast, well-equipped rooms, free parking
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free dinners Mon. through Thurs., free parking
  • Many guests praised the helpful and attentive staff
  • Numerous reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its quality and variety
Cons 
  • A couple of guests found the hotel to be too far from Disney attractions
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Aug 19, 2013
Overview
Located about a 15-minute walk from the University of Central Florida along Highway 434, the Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area is suitable for business or vacation travellers looking for short- or long-term all-suite accommodations with extended kitchen amenities and a free breakfast along the highway. 

This hotel has 99 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a full kitchen, a coffeemaker, a sitting area with a sofabed, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. One-bedroom suites are also available, as are 
wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, a basketball court, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a convenience store, guest laundry facilities, free grocery shopping service, free parking and a free breakfast. C
omplimentary drinks and dinner are available Monday through Thursday, and pets are not permitted.

Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Q is roughly a 2-minute drive south of the hotel, while Waterford Lakes Town Center is a 4-minute drive south. The Amway Center is about a 20-minute drive into Orlando's city centre, and Orlando International Airport (MCO) can be found 25 to 35 minutes southwest by car.

Walt Disney World Resort is about 30 to 35 minutes away by car.  (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: August 4, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, breakfast and location.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful, attentive and informative. One lodger noted, "The staff were consistently courteous and went out of their way to meet all our requests".

The hotel's rooms were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were described as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and good water pressure.

Several patrons enjoyed the hotel's free breakfast, describing it as yummy, fabulous and superb. One guest remarked, "Daily breakfast was well stocked and fresh with varied choices of ... beverages and food".

The hotel's location was also praised by several lodgers. They described it as safe, and close to the University of Central Florida, shopping restaurants, highway access, Walgreens, Full Sail University and the Kennedy Space Center. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had issues with the location (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive, there were a couple complaints about the location.

A couple of guests expressed disappointment with the hotel's location, and found it to be far from the Disney Theme Parks and attractions. One reviewer remarked, "Ok, this hotel is a long way from downtown and the 'attractions', however I was there for business and the office was around the corner. Don't stay here if you plan on just going to the Disney attractions".
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 of 329 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 169 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 187 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 7 reviews.

The author called the hotel on August 4, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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108.28 USD - 0.00 USD Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area
Rating:
6.8
Fair
Ranking:
#97
Out of 557 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.8 / 10

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

Rating: #97 out of 557 hotels in Orlando ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Nam from Charlotte, NC US rated Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area 9 out of 10 on May 28, 2006

Amenities

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Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Accessibility Options Wheelchair Accessible
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (407) 282-3403
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Gift Shop / News Stand | Laundry Service
General Property Info Elevator/Lift | 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Number of Rooms 88
Parking Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 32826
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (407) 282-0067
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free


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