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Photo Tour of Pool View Room at the Holiday Inn Orlando, Disney Springs Resort Area



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of the Holiday Inn Orlando, see this.)

The Holiday Inn Orlando in the Disney Springs Resort Area has two accommodations buildings.

One is a mid rise tower where you will find regular rooms.  I have a photo tour of a tower room at the Holiday Inn Orlando here.

The other is a six story building where most rooms have pool views. and are sold as such.  This photo tour is of a pool view room at the Holiday Inn Orlando.

Two queen bed pool view rooms are very similar to tower rooms–I got most dimensions within a couple of inches–with a couple of minor exceptions.

First, there’s an angle to the bath wall that makes the bedroom space feel a bit more open and spacious.

Second, the mini-fridge–at least in my room–did not have the freezer compartment that my tower room had.  These rooms all have microwaves, and microwaves are a bit more useful if you can also keep your Stouffers macaroni frozen.

As you enter the room, the closet, mini fridge, and coffee service are one side, and the bath on the other.

The undivided bath has the basics.

The toiletries provided.

The tub/shower combo.

Across the hall is the closet and other stuff.

Inside the closet. Note the safe.

I did not measure the safe, but my book is 6″ by 9″, so it’s plenty big.

Next to the closet is the mini fridge, microwave, and coffee service.

Inside the mini-fridge. Note the absence of a freezer compartment, which makes the microwave less useful.

Beyond this area you’ll find two queen beds on one side of the room.

The bed side from the back of the room.

A closer view of one of the beds…

…and of the towel animal, rare these days.

Between the beds is this bedside table with a drawer and a storage cubby below.

The other side of the room has a dresser with a TV above and a desk.

The TV side of the room from the back.

I got the TV as having a 48 inch diagonal.

The three large dresser drawers are likely enough storage for the four people this room will hold.

Deeper in the room you will find this small desk.

It includes a small drawer.

Beyond it is the entrance to the balcony.

Pool view rooms–especially those that are lower in this six story building–are close to the pool deck and its noise, but I did not find this an issue during my cool December stay here, when few people were in the pool.  If you’ve stayed in one of these rooms when the pool has been quite active, let me know how noisy it was for you using the comment form below!

I got this Holiday Inn Orlando pool view room as being about 360 square feet, slightly larger than a tower room here and comparable to the smallest of Disney’s deluxe hotels, but with a larger bed/living area and a smaller bath area than those.

The microwave and balcony are nice touches, and rare among the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels, but the absence of a divided bath and of an easy chair or other seating beyond the desk chair (although I suppose you could drag in the balcony chairs) makes it less family friendly than other possible choices.

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