If you want to be close to Disney but not pay the high prices of staying on site then Holiday Inn DTD is worth a try. This hotel is located a 5 minute walk from DTD and easily accessible for SeaWorld and Universal.
The hotel is located very close to loads of good reasonably priced restaurants. There are a few supermarkets close by, within walking distance, Winn Dixie being the one with the biggest range of goods and most reasonable price. Walgreens pharmacy is close by too for all medicines and toiletries, they also have a small range of foods. For those of you with a car there is a Super Walmart a 5 mins drive away up Turkey Lake Rd. It is an expensive taxi ride and cost approx $20 each way in May 2011.
Saving Tip - if planning to shop at Winn Dixie, when you go to the store register for a saver card, this entitles you to money off certain items and 2 for 1 etc on items. Definately worth using and it doesnt cost anything.
The Holiday Inn is close to the I4 making it easy to find from Orlando International Airport, also very easy from Sanford.
The hotel has good sized rooms with 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed. We had a kingsize bed. Comfy beds, choice of pillows. Rooms v clean and nice and light. Rooms had sliding doors onto balcony which alot of hotels in Orlando don't have. For me a bonus as i love to open these in the morning and get fresh air. Some rooms are in the tower part of the main building, other located in the lower building around the pool.
There is a nice pool, quite large with water fountains. It does have a zero entry section too. Towels are provided. The toilets around the pool are nice and clean.
Kids eat free in the main restaurant with an adult, however not in the bar or room service. It is the same menu regardless of where you eat so it is a bit of a strange rule. Good food at a decent price, good breakfast buffet options.
The hotel is served by the DTD hotel shuttle buses which take you to each park every half hour. The shuttle also goes to DTD.
A variety of good value restaurants are within 10 minutes walking distance, Chillis, Steak n Shake, Orlando Ale House, Dennys, IHOP, Olive Tree, Burger King, Fuddruckers, Sweet Tomatoes, Cicis, to name but a few.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn - In The Walt Disney World Hotel
- Holiday Inn - In The Walt Disney World Hotel Orlando
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- Orlando Holiday Inn
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- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown. This J.D. Power & Associates award winning hotel is fresh from a $25 million top-to-bottom makeover, making it the perfect place to stay during your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort. With deluxe rooms, lobby and business amenities and facilities, you are sure to enjoy the comfort and convenience of our charming Orlando hotel. Whether you are in town for a weekend getaway, destination wedding or family vacation, our hotel in Lake Buena Vista puts you in the center of it all. Located within the Walt Disney World Resort, our hotel is just a short walk from everything the Downtown Disney area has to offer, as well as several Orlando attractions, golf courses and shopping. If you're in Orlando on business, feel free to utilize our 10 different meeting rooms with space for 18 to 600 guests, on-site audio/visual equipment, catering services and sales & meeting professionals. During your vacation, enjoy our choice Orlando hotel amenities, which include free high-speed Internet access, a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge, brand new 32' LG LCD HDTVs in every room, Bath and Body Works bath amenities in every bathroom, a zero-entry pool and an on-site game room for the kids. We also offer Rainforest Alliance certified coffees. Check out our Orlando hotel room deals, and make your reservation today. ... more less
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