Disclosure: I am a Holiday Inn Ambassador and was provided with accommodations in exchange for my review. All opinions stated here are my own. #ad
Orlando. Best known for its Disney attractions, which means there are a lot of accommodations available. How do you decide where to stay? It is important to do research when deciding on where to stay if you will be traveling with family. My family and I got to experience a two-night stay at Holiday Inn Hotels in Orlando-Disney Springs area. When I looked through the Holiday Inn website, I can see why many people pick Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. They offer a lot of amenities – Kids Eat Free, free WiFi, large pools, and so much more. A kid-friendly hotel for families who want a relaxing experience but still offering some fun for the kids.
About Hotel Inn Hotels
Kemmons Wilson launched the Holiday Inn brand in 1952 after he ventured out for a vacation with his family, only to find the quality of hotels to be inconsistent and unpredictable. He decided that travelers should be able to walk into a hotel they know will have comfortable rooms and friendly, accommodating staff. He also felt that family travel should be affordable and that there shouldn’t be an extra charge for kids.
As you can see from the very beginning, Holiday Inn was all about family accommodations. I stood in the hotel with my 7 year old son and 3 year old daughter. They were very excited to be staying at a hotel and going to Disney! It happened to be the weekend of Thanksgiving so I was worried it would be very busy but was pleasantly surprised that the hotel was not crowded at all! Checking in was a breeze! The staff was very friendly and inviting – offering me tips and brochures for our upcoming Disney trip. I was also really happy to be informed that our room got upgraded to resort view which means we can see the fireworks from some of the Disney Parks!
The view was breathtaking from the 12th floor. We got to see as far as Animal Kingdom’s Mount Everest ride! You can see the snow peak in the horizon. We unfortunately didn’t get to see the fireworks from our balcony since we were in the parks until late at night. But how amazing would that be if you were just visiting the area and not going to the parks?! The hotel is about a 7 minute walk from Disney Springs – if you wanted to avoid the parking craziness of Disney. There is a pathway you can take that leads you right to Disney Springs – shopping, eating, and entertainment just minutes from your hotel!
The room was very spacious! Each room provides high-speed Internet access, a work desk, and a 32-inch flat panel LCD HDTV. The balconies are quite spacious as well with chairs for sitting. The bathrooms have granite countertops and spacious tubs. Everything looked clean and neat. It makes me feel comfortable when I see a hotel that pays attention to detail. I feel a little embarrassed admitting this but my husband and I both forgot deodorant – we called the front desk and they brought us deodorants. That’s what you call amazing service!
The Continental breakfast had some delicious options. I loved the omelette bar – they do omelettes any way you like with so many toppings. My kids absolutely loved the Mickey Mouse waffles! There were many breakfast choices – bacon, sausage, biscuits, oatmeal, pastries, variety of breads, potatoes and so much more. Remember kids eat free so let them enjoy some delicious breakfast options!
We didn’t get to enjoy the outdoor pool this time around but hopefully next time we stay we’ll get to enjoy the amazing size pool. I love the zero entry into the pool – perfect for younger kids! The pool has little waterfall features around and a lap lane if you wanted to get some exercise in! Talking about exercise, the fitness center has a great selection for those that want to workout during their stay. If the kids are up for some fun – the arcade is available with a variety of gaming options for them.
We absolutely loved staying at Holiday Inn Hotels this past weekend – the accommodations, service, and food were all amazing! I love the convenience of it being in the Disney Resort area and that they offer transportation to/from the theme parks (if you don’t want to drive and pay for parking). It was nice to come back to a comfy bed after a long day at the theme parks. We went to Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom in 1 day – crazy right? It was worth the sore feet to see my kids with smiles on their face. We woke up refreshed and ready to conquer our day the next day – that’s what you call an amazing nights sleep!
What did you like about my Holiday Inn experience?