Located about a 2-minute drive from the Orange County Convention Center and a 4-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 4 on-ramp, La Quinta Inn & Suites Convention Center Orlando is geared towards business or leisure travellers who require a well-priced and pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast, easy highway access and an outdoor pool.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a mini-fridge, a microwave and a seating area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting space, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, vending machines, free parking and a free breakfast. Up to two pets of any size are permitted per room and a free shuttle to Universal Studios is also available (please contact the hotel for details).
Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World are both about a 10-minute drive from the hotel, while Pointe Orlando offers shopping 2 minutes away by car. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is roughly a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets permitted free/room, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 14, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, value and rooms.
Many reviewers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with restaurant recommendations.
The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous guests, who found it close to Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, restaurants, shopping, public transit and the Orange County Convention Center. One patron noted, "The location is great, very close to the Universal parks and pretty close to everything else. We didn't take longer than 20 mins (with traffic) to go anywhere we wanted".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value, describing the rates as reasonable, affordable and inexpensive, and also cited the free breakfast as adding to the hotel's worth. One reviewer mentioned the hotel was, "A good step up from the dumps for not much more money but not far off the high end places at nothing near the cost - Great value for the location!".
The hotel's lodgings were also complimented by several guests. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the breakfast and the rooms.
Although some reviewers found the free breakfast to be well stocked and have many choices, some guests were disappointed with it. They felt it had a lack of healthy or protein choices, and reported the breakfast area was crowded and disorganized when the hotel was full.
While several lodgers were pleased with their spacious and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported poor water pressure, noisy in-room air conditioning and a few cleaning issues.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #67 of 330 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 376 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 266 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 63 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 14, 2013 to verify some information.