(For the first page of this review of the Holiday Inn Orlando, see this.)
PHOTO TOUR OF A TOWER ROOM AT THE HOLIDAY INN ORLANDO
The Holiday Inn Orlando in the Disney Springs Resort Area has several room types in two buildings–a fourteen story main tower and an adjacent six story building. Rooms with a king bed and rooms with two queens are available, most with balconies. When booking, you can select your beds, choose balcony or not, and also choose your view.
This photo tour is of a tower two queen room. (I have a photo tour of a Pool view room at the Holiday Inn Orlando here.)
The entry has the bath on one side, and a closet on the other
The bath features a single sink, and no internal divisions, making it not in the least family-friendly.
Note the under-sink storage, which you may need to use, as these rooms are short on storage.
The tub-shower combo is a bit more family friendly than shower-only options you’ll find in some other hotel rooms.
Here’s the toiletries offered.
There’s a bit more storage in a cubby in the wall between the bath and the main living space.
On the other side of the entry, you’ll find a closet with on one side a hanging rod turned 90 degrees from the normal position…
…and on the other side, an ironing board, iron, and above them a safe.
The clothes hanging space is smaller than you might guess, as the rod is perpendicular to how you’d expect to find it.
The safe. I neglected to measure it, but my book is 6 inches by 9 inches.
Deeper in the room, you’ll find the beds on one side.
The bed side from the back of the room…
…and a closer view of one of the beds.
Between the beds you’ll find this bedside table with a drawer and an open cubby below.
The drawer is large enough for your important books.
The other side of the room has a luggage rack, a unit that combines storage and appliances, with the TV above, and a desk.
My dresser was topped by a 54 inch TV above–according to the hotel’s website, some rooms have 49 inch TVs.
The three small-ish drawers are probably not enough for the four people these rooms will sleep, and are comparable to the storage you’ll find in un-refurbed Disney value resort rooms.
Next to these you’ll find the mini-fridge with, interestingly, a microwave above–a rare amenity elsewhere.
The mini-fridge has a freezer compartment–also a rarity these days, and something that makes the microwave more useful.
Finally on this side you’ll find this desk, with a Keurig coffee service on it.
At the end of most rooms is a balcony, accessed in many Holiday Inn Orlando rooms from a set of curiously-offset windows, but in my latest room from a centered door. Views vary–you can see I-4 above…
…but you can also book pool, Disney Springs, and “Fireworks” views–the fireworks are quite distant.
Overall this room, other than the un-divided bath, it is adequately-appointed. At around 345 square feet, its overall size is in the lower end of the Disney deluxe resort range. At around ~235 square feet, the size of the living area is smaller than that of all Disney moderate resorts and smaller than all Disney deluxe resorts except for the Wilderness and Animal Kingdom Lodges. It could also use more seating for families–although I suppose you could pull in the chairs from the balcony.
The amenities of this Disney Springs Resort Area Holiday Inn room make it adequate for couples and probably also adequate for three person families. Four person families may be challenged by the lack of storage and the bath design.
This review continues here.
MORE ON THE HOLIDAY INN ORLANDO
- Summary and overview
- Photo tour of a standard tower room
- Photo tour of a pool view room
- Dining and amenities
- The pool
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them