A newly renovated property only two miles from Walt Disney World with great amenities and affordable rates might sound too good to be true, but it’s now open and just as attractive as it sounds. The Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark just opened on the site of the old Nickelodeon Hotel after pouring $30 million into the property. It’s still just as family-friendly as ever, but with upgraded accommodations and amenities that make it a perfect headquarters for visiting Walt Disney World and the surrounding theme parks.
The Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark is an all-suites hotel, providing plenty of room for any size family with its one, two, and three-bedroom suites. Every room has either a kitchenette or a full kitchen for eating meals or snacks right in the room. With 777 rooms, it has bragging rights as the largest property among all Holiday Inn Resorts.
The Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark has its own water park right on-site for cooling off on steamy Florida days. Many families like to take afternoon breaks from the parks, or even a full day off, so the slides and flumes will keep them busy while Mom and Dad relax poolside and indulge in beverages from the bar. Cabanas are available for rental to add an extra layer of comfort to your family’s day of water play.
If the kids get tired of swimming, they’ll enjoy activities themed to favorite characters like Batman, the Joker, the Ice Age gang, and the Angry Birds. Batman and his nemesis are the themes of a laser tag game, and Ice Age and Angry Birds are featured in onsite 4-D movies. There’s also a massive on-site arcade and hide-speed internet access so the who family can stay connected.
The Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark do is good for guests who drive and those who prefer to not bother with a car. If you have your own vehicle or a rental car, you can get to Walt Disney World within minutes via several routes and easily get to I-4 to go to SeaWorld Orlando or Universal Orlando Resort. Otherwise, hop a free shuttle to those destinations. Disney World shuttles leave every 90 to 120 minutes, while Universal and SeaWorld transportation is scheduled a couple of times each day.
The hotel is near many dining options on Highway 192 and State Road 535, but if you don’t feel like heading off-site, it has several convenient options. The Lakeside Café has both table service and buffet options, while Antonio’s Pizzeria lives up to its name with hand-tossed pizza and other kid-friendly fares. Cravings are the spot for Starbucks coffee, along with baked goods and hand-dipped ice cream, and Stackers Deli crafts freshly made sandwiches. The Lagoon Bar & Grill is a casual poolside eatery, and the Hideaway Lounge is a nice adult enclave that serves drinks while sports play on multiple TVs.
With so many pluses, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark is quickly becoming a popular spot for Orlando vacationers. Its fresh look, coupled with a wide range of amenities is hard for travelers to resist.