Thursday, March 7, 2013

Holiday Inn Express Orlando-Ocoee Florida

Hey Neighbors!

How about a nice, quiet, clean hotel you can stay at when you visit the Orlando area!  We had such a nice stay here.  We spent two nights at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Orlando-Ocoee.  While there it was my husband, myself, and the two younger girls. We were put in a suite, so we had plenty of room.  We were greeted at the front desk and were quickly checked in.  The manager helped my husband find room for parking the cargo trailer.

Look at the beautiful room we stayed in.(See pictures below.) It was actually a two room suite.  My children were amazed at how much room we had.  When you first enter the room the bathroom is on the left.  Look how nice!

Straight ahead is a kitchen area.  A small sink, refrigerator, and microwave.  I really enjoyed having this convenience.

To the left you enter the bedroom which has a small desk, dresser, TV, comfortable chair and a double bed. The girls claimed the bed and their brother willingly slept on the floor.  You can see the door to the bedroom on the far side of the room.  The desk was perfect for working at on our laptops.  My one daughter and I spent a whole day just relaxing in the room.  My husband and the other two went to Disney!

You go through a doorway into the second bedroom.  Just look at how much room there is!  This was the room my husband and I used.  Spacious and private.

The location was so convenient for us.  There were some restaurants within walking distance.  My daughter and I walked to a restaurant for lunch the day we stayed at the hotel.  I really appreciated that it sits back off the main road.  It was very quiet while we were there.

My family was very happy with the breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express. Look at all the seating that is available! How many times have you had trouble finding a seat for breakfast at a hotel?  At the back of the breakfast area is a small area where you can sit and relax.  Read a book, work on your computer, you could even bring a game down to play.

Near the front door, where you first come in is a computer area set up for guest use.  There is also another area set up where you can sit down in a chair or couch to rest.

Below is the front desk area.  I want to say here how helpful everyone I spoke to was.  We had to ask directions several times and one morning I needed to find a Chick-fil-a.  She knew right where one was!

The pool is right outside the breakfast bar.  It was too cold to even attempt to swim!  I think my youngest would have tried if we let her!

We were also happy to find that they had a washer and dryer since we had been on the road for several days.  It was right down the hallway from our room!  And I will tell you up front, it is one of the few hotels that don't charge an arm and a leg for using the washer and dryer.  Nice and clean!

There is also a small exercise room if you are interested.  You can find a treadmill and a couple of exercise bikes.

If you are ever in the Orlando-Ocoee area be sure to check out the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.  I will say this is a hotel I can easily recommend.   They are close to everything, and yet not in a heavily congested area.

I do want to say I believe that one of the reasons this was such a nice hotel to visit was the management.  Often times when a stay is bad it is due to bad management and the same can be said for a good stay.

I was able to speak with the manager, Bal Krishan Guatam, for short time before departing.  Bal said that their busiest time of year is around Christmas.  Business men and women make up the majority of guests at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.  I must say he and his staff were very professional and helped to make our stay a good one.

The regular room rates are $109-$129, unless you opt for a suite which is $189 a night.  Be sure to stop in if you are ever in the area, and tell them Lori from At the Fence sent you by!

7474 West Colonial Drive Orlando Florida.  (407) 290-2710

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this stay.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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