Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 528 on-ramp, and a 15-minute drive from downtown Orlando, the Rosen Centre Hotel is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
This hotel has 1,334 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two double beds, while various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a mini-fridge, a microwave, a wet bar, a home theatre, a conference table, a separate bedroom and a living area with a pull-down bed.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a hot tub, a spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop, five restaurants and three bars.
Free scheduled theme park transportation is provided to Universal Orlando theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando, Wet ‘n' Wild and Aquatica during regular park operating hours. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Self-parking is an additional $13 per day, valet parking is $20 per day and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. Pets are permitted for an additional one-time fee of $150, and if paying by cash, a $100 deposit is also required.
Disney World is about a 12-minute drive southwest, while Orlando Premium Outlets can be found 15 minutes north by car. Orange County Convention Center is 6 minutes away on foot via an attached walkway, and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a 15-minute drive eastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $13/night, pets permitted for $150/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 3, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many reviewers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to Disney World, Sea World, Orange County Convention Center, restaurants, Walgreens, shopping, International Blvd., highway access and an I Trolley stop.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who described them as accommodating, efficient and friendly.
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds.
The hotel's food was also praised by some reviewers, who described it as excellent and great with many options.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the parking and noise transfer.
Some reviewers had complaints about the hotel's parking. They were disappointed to be charged extra for this service, and also reported that the self-parking lot was a far walk from their rooms. They felt this was done by the hotel to encourage guests to use valet parking, which was more expensive. It was also mentioned it was difficult to find a spot, especially when the hotel was hosting a convention.
A few guests mentioned noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #132 of 329 Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 976 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 616 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 56 reviews. The author called the hotel on July 3, 2013 to verify some information.