The Metropolitan Express an Official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, is located in the heart of world famous International Drive at the entrance to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and a short drive away from Sea World and the Walt Disney World Resort. The convenient I-Ride Trolley and Lynx City Buses(nominal fee) picks up guests in front of our hotel every 15 minutes and stops at over 50 locations on International Drive and other areas including Orlando International Airport.
The I-Drive Inn offers AAA 3-Diamond service and accommodations. With only 218 guestrooms, your group will receive personalized attention from our ‘group friendly’ staff. Each of our rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with two double beds, Microwave; fridge; hairdryer, iron and ironing board, smoke alarm, remote control color TV with free HBO, direct dial phones and individual climate control.
To start your day off right, the Orlando Metropolitan Express offers a complimentary continental breakfast, featuring pastries, assorted cereals, fresh fruit and beverages.
After a full day at the parks, your group can relax around our outdoor pool and childrens pool. Complimentary coffee and tea are available in our lobby 24 hours a day.
Approximately 1 mile from Universal Studio and Island of Adventure, within walking distance from Wet 'N Wild, 4 miles to Sea World, 3 miles to Orange County Convention Center and a short drive to the Walt Disney Attractions
May 16, 2013
doctorCanada, Edmonton,Alberta | Trip type: Solo travel
This is absolutely poor. This is definitely not a 2.5 stars or even 2. Holiday Inn is considered a 2 or 2.5.
They only have free Wifi in lobby. Otherwise...
This is absolutely poor. This is definitely not a 2.5 stars or even 2. Holiday Inn is considered a 2 or 2.5. They only have free Wifi in lobby. Otherwise you pay. Even if you pay it is verrrrrry slow. Slower than dialup if you ever used it. the rooms or just blah. towels are really bad.TV no remote. Free breakfast but I stayed away. Lobby is so small and everyone was cramped in it trying to access the interent and loud.
Overall not worth the little money i paid. pay and extra 20 dollars anywhere else and you won't regret it. « less
“A lot to be desired, even considering the low price.”
May 4, 2013
Felipe F, Rome, Italy | Trip type: Family
I have stayed in all ranges of hotels, especially budget types, through America and Europe, as well as Scandinavia. My standard is set like this: I need a conveniently located...
I have stayed in all ranges of hotels, especially budget types, through America and Europe, as well as Scandinavia. My standard is set like this: I need a conveniently located place, conspicuously cleaned up, with good shower and free wifi. When a hotel doesn't provide free internet connection inside the room, you can bet they're the kind you want to avoid. It just seems to reflect the entire idea. Wheter they let aside profit on that to make you feel at home or take the gold digging route and charge at least $6, it seems, for internet access. The lounge computer was charged at a minimum $15 per 30 minutes of use, and $ .50 for a printed page. This last one was fair, though.
Onto the rooms. I got two with my family. One of them was stinky. The other one wasn't but it didn't smell good as well. The airconditioner was noisy but that didn't bother me, still, I feel it was noisy enough so that I need to warn possible sensitive travelers on that aspect. The back of the hotel is turned towards the freeway, so it is noisy at night and you can clearly hear the cars going by. Didn't bother me, I am a deep sleeper, but people who are used to quiet places WILL notice it clearly.
There was a lot of dust in every corner of the room and black mould on the bathrooms. There was a tub but it didn't look clean enough to be used and the drain was broken so you couldn't even try to accumulate water. I am used to taking showers in mountain range stations so my standards ARE low when traveling and I don't bother, so it was great if you know how to take preccautions but my sister and my mother complained. My father didn't say anything.
I didn't enjoy the breakfast. It was poor but they at least had unlimited Orange Juice and Apple Juice. The water there doesn't taste good, though. Worse tap water I've ever had. I still drank it but I'm used to mineral water at home so it wasn't like that.
The staff at the reception always seemed tired and unwilling to actually help. They took their time as if nobody was tired and looking forward for a night of sleep when getting there at midnight. They make you wait and don't care.
If you want to buy anything and have it delivered at the hotel, BE WARNED that they charge $ 5 per package, and if it is a big one (something like 2 boxes of shoes put togheter), it's $10. Another way they have to take money from you. It all seems cheap and the service was cheap too.
I did not like this hotel because for the money I know we could have gotten something better. We were installed, though, and managed the issues on our own because we are used to every kind of traveling situation.
Look elsewhere. These guys need to renovate the rooms urgently.
I also need to mention that the rooms are POORLY lit. There is just one ceiling light near the door and two lamps on the two double bedroom. At night it was rather uncomfortable. I am used to well lit environments and actually we all noticed how poorly lit the rooms were. « less
“The Best 1 Star Hotel!”
May 1, 2013
U99A, Tokyo, Japan | Trip type: Solo travel
I was really pleased with my 3 night stay. Wasn't expecting much from a one star but I am happy to report that my visit was great! Friendly service from...
I was really pleased with my 3 night stay. Wasn't expecting much from a one star but I am happy to report that my visit was great! Friendly service from everyone, spacious pool, ample parking. Room was basic, clean, and working aircon and tv. I would stay here again if I were on a tight budget. « less
“Double billed, no help after 3 phone calls”
Apr 30, 2013
Travelingman35335, Valdosta, Georgia | Trip type: Family
I stayed there in Apr 2013. After I got home I was paying my credit card and noticed I got charged twice for the stay. I called three times with...
I stayed there in Apr 2013. After I got home I was paying my credit card and noticed I got charged twice for the stay. I called three times with no solution. I got put on hold with no return, told to call another number where it sounded like I got maid service, told to call at another time because no one could help me. I had to go through my credit card company to file a complaint. Still have not got problem resolved almost a month later. Stay at your own risk. Watch your credit card charges. « less
Apr 27, 2013
Paul T, Devizes, United Kingdom | Trip type: Family
This is the second time we have stayed here but before we went thought wed read up as the reviews on here and were a bit worried as it seemed...
This is the second time we have stayed here but before we went thought wed read up as the reviews on here and were a bit worried as it seemed to have gone downhill a bit, but after a great holiday I'd like to put anyone's mind at rest , yes the place is being worked on and the rooms are being renovated in blocks but we had no problems. We got moved to 3 different rooms which wasn't a problem as we wanted to stay on the ground floor and each room was great with pool view. If you want a great holiday on a budget in the middle of Idrive (but NOT noisy) consider this hotel... Cynthia was a great host....can't wait till next year « less
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Year of Last Renovation:
All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:
Windows Do Open
Dist. to Food/Bars:
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:
Dist. to Nearest Gym:
11:00am to 2:00am
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation: There will be a first night's room and tax penalty for any rooms cancelled within 72 hour of arrival.(not applicable to groups) Should entire group/event cancel 30 days prior to arrival date, all deposits will be refunded.
Typical Group Deposit:
Total Misc Fees:
$5.00 USD (mandatory resort fees/taxes)
3.10 Per Night
Additional Person Fee:
10.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee:
7.95 Per Day
Room Types - The Metropolitan Express
Guest room one king
1 king bed. In-room safe. 25-inch television. Cable television service. Premium television channel(s). Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Microwave (on request). Refrigerator (on request). Air conditioning. Climate control. Window opens. Smoking permitted.
Guest Room Pool View - 2 Double Beds
Two double beds. Tropical-themed decor. TV with premium cable channels. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator and microwave. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe.
Guest room pool side two double beds
Television with premium cable channels. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Fax machine and in-room safe. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Clock radio, hypo-allergenic bedding, and iron/ironing board. Air conditioning. Refrigerator and microwave available on request. Non-Smoking.
Guest room two doubles
Two double beds. Tropical-themed decor. TV with premium cable channels. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator and microwave on request. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe.
Amenities - The Metropolitan Express
Baggage storage facilities
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Credit card accepted: JCB
Electronic key card
Facilities for the disabled
Free local calls
Internet - wireless
Internet - ethernet
Internet is Complimentary
24 hours opened
Office or business center
Private bathroom in room
Radio in room
Safe in rooms
Self controlled heating/cooling system
Swimming pool - outdoor
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
Telephone - Free local calls
TV - Free Cable
Travellers cheques accepted
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - The Metropolitan Express
Approximately 12 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO) Taxi and Shuttle Service available at airport for a fee.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Local Shuttle Info: iRide Trolley and City Lynx buses stop curbside to our hotel.
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