old "Wilson" Hotel or Inn, what is it called now?

boswellnakia

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Several years ago, my family stayed in a facility called the Wilson Hotel, Wilson Inn, or something that began with "Wilson". I'm certain it has been bought out and goes by another name. We loved the location and the layout of the facility. Does anyone know what the current name is? It was located very close to WDW.

Thanks.
 

Tiger926

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I believe you are speaking about the old Wilson World hotel (my sister stayed there). It is now called Red Roof Inn Kissimee (4970 Kyng's Heath Road) - it advertises 3 miles to WDW.

Hope this helps, Tiger
 

boswellnakia

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Tiger926 said:
I believe you are speaking about the old Wilson World hotel (my sister stayed there). It is now called Red Roof Inn Kissimee (4970 Kyng's Heath Road) - it advertises 3 miles to WDW.

Hope this helps, Tiger
I checked Red Roof's website and the photos don't look right for what I remember. This had a very nice indoor pool and landscaped area with a snack bar next to the pool, a pizza hut (I think). So unless they leveled the place, this doesn't look right. Thanks for the try.
 
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    spiceycat

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    If you could get an address it would help.

    It got changed several years ago.

    lots of time when a hotel buys another one - they will tear it down - in order to have more rooms or a bigger lobby.
     

    boswellnakia

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    spiceycat said:
    If you could get an address it would help.

    It got changed several years ago.

    lots of time when a hotel buys another one - they will tear it down - in order to have more rooms or a bigger lobby.
    It has been about 8 years so I would guess they have leveled it and started over. Thanks for everyone's help.
     

    Tiger926

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    I'm not sure if you saw my above post, but I answered your question a couple of hours ago. I called and spoke to the Amerihost reservation agent, plus this is the same address - are you saying that you checked the link I sent and see a vast difference from the old Wilson World? As I also mentioned, the hotel website is down, so maybe wait a few days and compare that way.

    Good luck, Tiger
     


  • WorldOfPooh

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    Several years ago, my family stayed in a facility called the Wilson Hotel, Wilson Inn, or something that began with "Wilson". I'm certain it has been bought out and goes by another name. We loved the location and the layout of the facility. Does anyone know what the current name is? It was located very close to WDW.

    Thanks.
    Wilson Hotels were started by Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn, after Wilson had sold all his interests in Holiday Inn.







     

    masupo

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    Wilson Hotels were started by Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn, after Wilson had sold all his interests in Holiday Inn.








    Thanks for the info and video! I'm not the OP but I was trying to remember the name of this hotel! I was reminiscing about a great trip we took with my dad in the 90's and couldn't remember the name.

    It was very affordable and more like a smaller resort than just a hotel. We loved it.
     

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