Holiday Inn Universal Maingate

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  1. Bowen9475

    Bowen9475 DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2002
    Has anyone stayed at the Holiday Inn Maingate Universal on Kirkman Road? What can you tell me about this hotel? Thank you!
  2. ky07

    ky07 <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=teal>

    May 29, 2007
    Haven't stayed at the Holiday Inn you are talking about but hav stayed at the Doubletree up from it on Major Blvd and it was nothing fancy but nice hotel but have heard some bad things about the holiday inn and that why I never stayed there
  3. marcbelt

    marcbelt Mouseketeer

    May 21, 2005
    Didnt stay there.....but its definitely walking distance to IOA and US. Saves on parking fees.....
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  5. teresared

    teresared Earning My Ears

    Oct 1, 2008
    My brother and sister-in-law have stayed there and they were unhappy with it. The front desk gave them trouble over park tickets that were part of their package. They also said the shuttle schedule was unreliable.
  6. DOOM1001

    DOOM1001 DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2003
    Haven't stayed there but ate at the huge TGI Fridays that's basically right next to it and has a hallway that connects to the Holiday Inn,I remember seeing the hallway and wondering where it went,I walked the hallway and noticed it led into the hotel.The Hallway smelled old and what I saw from the hotel looked like there was a reason why it smelled old.I did stay several times next door at the Hyatt Place which is awesome and would definitely suggest.
  7. DisneyaholicRaquel

    DisneyaholicRaquel DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2005
    GREAT QUESTION!!!! I was wondering about the Holiday Inn too....need to book a room 4/3-4/8 and expensive time of year. Anyone ever stayed at the Crowne Plaza???
  8. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

    Dec 30, 2004
    what does trip advisor reviews have to say?popcorn::
  9. squirrel

    squirrel DIS Veteran<font color=deeppink>

    Aug 19, 1999
    I believe that is where I stayed in 1999. If it is, it was fine back then. We used the shuttle a few time to get to Sea World and Wet n' Wild-we missed it once and took a taxi. The shuttle also stopped at a few other Inns/Hotels on the way.

    We walked to Universal from there every morning, and most likely took the shuttle back, if it was a convient time-but can't remember back that far.

    We ate at the Pizza Hut nearby and the Ponderosa.
  10. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

    Apr 21, 2003
    i don't put a lot of faith in the trip advisor.

    have looked at it many times and don't get where some people come up with their ratings.

    the issues some hotels have listed in the reviews seem like a hit or miss thing.

    but, will add, that some of the reviews that are solid positive or solid negative, i have to agee with.

    don't exclude a hotel listed on trip advisor that has just a handful of poor reviews. check the date they stayed at the hotel and figure out if it was a fully booked time period.
  11. donaldduck352

    donaldduck352 <font color=red><marquee>Proud Redhead</marquee><b

    Mar 16, 2008
    I totally agree about trip advisor,not a good source at all too judge..
    Case in point,LaQuinnta Inn on Jamaicen Ct. off I-Drive.Stayed at this hotel many times and there score for this was really low,when we stayed there it was great everytime!!

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