Adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, this 100 percent Smoke Free Red Roof is just 1 mile from Sea World, 5 miles from Wet-n-Wild, and only 8 miles to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The Inn features an outdoor swimming pool and deluxe rooms.
Check in was quick. Room/bathroom was clean. Close to convention center, McDonalds, Walgreens, Dunkin Dounuts, and Denny's. LOVED the location. The pool area has good seating. There is also a hot tub. The staff were nice, friendly, and helpful. For us the pricing was great. We had friends staying in another hotel and they paid twice as much for the week and their room was not any better than ours. Plus, they had to pay for parking at the convention center, we just walked across the road.
My only wish would be that they offer continental breakfast.
Pros: When I first walked into the room it smelled like carpet shampoo, which was nice (although made me wonder what had happened that required a carpet cleaning). Generally, it was a nice stay in a basic room. Convenient location to convention center (half a block away), very clean room, comfortable bed, big fridge, microwave, free wi-fi that worked most of the time, free parking, nice (but cold) outdoor pool. The Denny's next door had the friendliest servers I've ever had.
Cons: The deal with the Clarion Inn next door for breakfast was not worth it. You can pay $3.99 to go next door for the hot breakfast, which was extremely crowded, worse than average items (I'm not a picky eater at all, but I threw out my eggs, which tasted like cardboard), and no one seemed to care if we had paid or not. The other issue is that an acquaintance staying in a different room (different building, actually) at the Red Roof Inn found bedbugs. They took photos and actually caught the bedbugs, so they didn't imagine it or make it up. I checked my room VERY carefully and saw no bedbugs. Bottom line: Nice clean room in a convenient location, good deal for the money, but check for bedbugs and skip the Clarion's breakfast (eat at Denny's or I-HOP next door).
Free wifi was the best feature of the Inn. Location was close to the covention center which made frequent trips their easy.
The room smelled musty constantly and one light was out, by the front door, while the one over the sink flickered constantly. Really those were my only complaints with the Inn itself and since I only stayed in the room long enough to sleep, those issues were still bothersome each night and morning.
Great price for the rooms. They looked exactly like the photos on the website. Some things could've been improved but overall it's the best bang for your buck.
Honestly, it wasn't bad at all. A lot of reviews disparage the hotel, but the staff was friendly and the room was fine.
There on business. Nice room for the money, not luxury but clean. Great location, across the street from the Convention Center which is were the trade show was.
It's a bit better than another Red Rood inn I stayed at in the area (i.e. this place at least didn't cut corners when it came to renovating the rooms). It's in a slightly nicer area then the usual Irlo Bronson highway main drag area where many places are. The king bed was very comfortable (or did I just get a lucky room with a decent bed for once? lol).
Still a teeny tiny issue with basic professional maintenance (seems kind of standard procedure in the many places I have ever stayed at, but it shouldn't be). Grouting in bathroom was coming apart. A bit more explanation of the facilities available and/or an in room booklet/pamphlet explaining in details more would be nice. I personally like to see things like a fridge be a bit more standard in most rooms (I've gotten tiny little kitchenettes in my room at similar or slightly cheaper rates in other nice area hotels PLUS a basic breakfast as well without additional cost). Wifi never seemed to really work very well/at all. Would have liked to have been able to use the pool at late night hours for a little dip/swim now snd then (provided extreme discretion was used), but that's probably just me as I tend to keep late hours when I travel.
It was close to the convention center
Staff arguing while cleaning room