Located about a 4-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 4 on-ramp and a 7-minute drive from SeaWorld Orlando, the Hyatt Place Orlando Convention Center is popular with business and vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with on-site dining, easy highway access and a free breakfast.
This smoke-free hotel has 150 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, a living area with a sofabed, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, free parking and a complimentary breakfast. Pets are permitted for $75 per pet, per stay, plus a $100 one-time cleaning fee.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available at the Bakery Cafe, which is open 24 hours a day.
The Orange County Convention Center is about a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk away, while Universal Studios is an 11-minute drive away. Orlando Premium Outlets is roughly a 15-minute drive away, and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 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 permitted for $75/stay/pet + $100 cleaning fee, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 4, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, location and breakfast.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, accommodating and attentive. One guest remarked, "We did not come across one single employee our entire stay that did not have a smile on their face and something nice to say".
Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's accommodations, and described their rooms as spacious, well equipped, clean, modern and quiet. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as safe, and close to restaurants, shopping, SeaWorld, highway access, Universal Studios, Disney World, Orange County Convention Center and Walgreens.
The hotel's breakfast was praised by several guests, who found it fresh, with a great selection of hot and cold items, wonderful quality and plenty of seating.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.
Although numerous patrons enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms, a few reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported musty smells, noisy air-conditioning units, worn furniture and decor and no in-room microwaves.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 461 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #100 of 329 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 343 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 307 reviews.
The author called the hotel on August 4, 2013 to verify some information.