Very friendly staff everywhere. Even the parking lot attendants would ask if you need directions, not once, but every time, and at any hour.
The location is perfect, just a few minutes drive to Universal Studios area, less than 15 minutes to Disney area, 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to downtown Orlando, so it's very central. And two major freeways are very close. Just remember Highway 528 exit #1 is the best place to exit for the hotel (coming from either direction).
Rooms were nice, although not five star. No HBO, no stereo in the room, but very comfortable bedding. Average size room, but nice big bathroom. Views aren't really that interesting, but I would think a pool view would be best. Small mini fridge in the room, nice big desk and chair, also lounge chair with ottoman was nice. Room was perfectly clean everywhere. I thought the shampoo bottle was really small, just enough for only one shampoo. If two people in one room, it won't be enough shampoo. Insulation between rooms was fine, but I could hear people in the hallway through the door, but not too serious.
The pool was nice, had a little "lazy river" area you can float around innertubes on. I only went to the breakfast buffet, but it was decent, but not lavish. Good fresh fruit, omlette station etc.
On the weekend days, the hotel was very full, several events going on, and the garage was not big enough to accomodate everyone, so many cars were parked somewhat far away on a lawn, but I'm guessing that is rare. Parking is charged daily, as in internet.
Nearby about a 5 minute walk is a Mobil gas station with a 24 hour convenience store; A few more minutes away is a McDonald's, Red Lobster and a small supermarket. A 5 minute drive away is the part of International Drive with many restaurants, night clubs, shops, malls, etc. which was nice.
There was a mix up at checkin, Kayak sent Hilton the wrong dates, not the fault of Hilton at all, so it took 15 minutes to check in, but they offered me two breakfast buffet coupons for my time, which was really very generous and nice.
Very friendly staff throughout here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Orlando offers an attractive location for leisure and business travelers seeking an upscale resort experience located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. You will appreciate the close proximity to International Drive shopping and dining and Orlando's main attractions: SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and the Orange County Convention Center. Hilton Orlando features spectacular amenities that everyone will enjoy: 2 pools, a lazy river, waterside, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, full-service spa & 24-hr fitness center, 9-hole putting green, 1/4 mile jogging track, recreational courts including: volleyball, tennis, basketball, and bocce ball. Hilton Orlando is consistently ranked on TripAdvisor as one of Orlando's top hotels and has been received the highest honor from Hilton Worldwide three years in a row, the Connie Award, chose out of over 550 Hilton Hotels internationally for our overall performance, guest satisfaction, quality, loyalty and outstanding customer service. *The pools, lazy river and cabana rentals are for registered guests only. Proof of hotel stay may be requested to gain access or reserve a cabana. All hotel guests must wear shoes and proper attire in all public areas throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Orlando Hotel Orlando