My friend and I stayed here for 6 nights at the end if September and it was fantastic!
The purpose of the trip was business at the convention centre across the road (via a very convenient skywalk so i didn't even have to walk on the road) but we squeezed in time to take in both universal studios and Walt Disney World which wasn't too far away (driving distance). The hotel itself is on International Drive and is a pleasant (30 min) walk to Point Orlando, or you can just take the I-Ride Trolley. The Lynx Bus station to both the airport and Disney is only a few minutes walk away from the hotel, so public transportation was easily accessible.
The hotel itself was huge.. check in was simple and easy and checkout was technically non-existent (just your bill/receipt under your door on the morning of checkout). We stayed on the 22nd floor in a pool facing room. It had a fantastic view! We even saw fireworks from Disney at night! I also loved how the room smelled... If you hate oatmeal then I'm really sorry for you because everything was very oatmeal themed, from the scented room to the massage beaded bath soap reminded me of oatmeal. The beds were very comfortable and the room came equipped with a mini fridge, a passcode secure safe, and really good free wifi!
Staff at the hotel was very pleasant and accommodating and housekeeping visited every single day without fail.. My friend slept in late every day and housekeeping woke her up everyday. Lol. It's only afterwards we realized the room didn't have a Do Not Disturb sign and we kept forgetting to call guest services for one.
The hotel also has on site dining options. We only visited Red's Deli (I wanted to try the sushi place but it always seemed closed) and their pasta was pretty good! If you're not a meat lover then the sandwiches can be a little much (thin slices of bread with so much meat inside that I couldn't bite it without making a mess). If you're looking for an alternative to buying snacks, try Walgreens next door.
The hotel pool was HUGE! And there were 2 jacuzzis located in the pool area. I didn't have time for any, but my friend thoroughly enjoyed them!
The only complaint I have was the day of checkout. Instead of a taxi, I took the hotel car to the airport. Not only was it a bit expensive, but the driver refused to help me take my luggage out of the back of the vehicle when she parked the vehicle at the drop off area at the airport. This little incident didn't ruin my entire stay in Orlando, but it was extremely disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rosen Centre Hotel raises the bar in guest service, convenience and value among Orlando hotels with the numerous amenities at the 1,334-room, award-winning convention property. Recently unveiled is a new Executive Ballroom that offers 4,000-sq. Ft. Of pre-function space and 18,000 sq. Ft. Of state-of-the art meeting space. This new addition brings the hotel's total meeting space to more than 150,000-sq. Ft., Which includes the 35,000-sq. Ft. Grand Ballroom, the 14,375-sq. Ft. Junior Ballroom, two 3,500-sq. Ft. Signature meeting rooms and 24 individual meeting salons. The Rosen Centre Skywalk, a covered pedestrian connector, joins the hotel with the Orange County Convention Center's West Building. The walkway rises approximately 20 feet above vehicular traffic on Convention Way, providing attendees with a safe, weatherproof, and traffic-free "commute" from guest room to meeting room or restaurant in less than four minutes. Rosen Centre Hotel's guests also enjoy a wealth of relaxing amenities. Our hotel features nine restaurants and lounges including Everglades Restaurant and Bar, a Florida-themed steak and seafood resaurant, Cafe Gauguin, featuring three daily extensive buffets and a la carte menu items; Banshoo Sushi; 98Forty Tapas & Tequila; Smoooth Java, proudly serving Starbucks drinks, smoothies and pastries; and the 24-hour Red's Deli. For recreation, the hotel features an Olympic-size tropical outdoor swimming pool and The Spa at Rosen Centre, featuring seven treatment suites, a full-service hair salon, health club and state-of-the-art fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosen Centre Orlando
- Hotel Rosen Centre
- Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Florida