6323 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
2.5 Star Convention Center Hotel in Orange County
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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 3.8%!
  • 218 rooms in property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 7.4/10

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Room Types

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Check Rates2 Double Beds with Pool Accessible
Check Rates2 Double Beds with Pool View
Check RatesStandard Double Bed
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Check RatesStandard Double Room Pool View
Check RatesStandard Double Room Poolside
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Check RatesStandard Room 1 King Bed Accessible

Local Attractions

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

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Floridian Express

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"Decent Budget Friendly Hotel in a Great Location..."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I had an opportunity to visit this hotel recently and as you may have heard or seen, they are currently renovating many of the rooms at the property. I was able to view one of their newly renovated rooms which offer two double beds. It was a basic room but appeared to be clean and somewhat updated and also included a microwave and refrigerator. Also, a continental breakfast is in your nightly rate which is a plus. The pool area was what I expected it to be and located poolside is a Tiki Bar. This also opens up to their indoor lounge which offers darts, a pool table and a few other games as well as multiple tables to sit and enjoy your beverages with friends. If you are looking to escape the heat and humidity outdoors, this is a nice option available onsite. They hotel is situated on International Drive with many dining options within walking distance as well as a plethora of other activities to choose from. While this is a budget hotel, I feel it is a decent choice for those who will be enjoying the majority of their time at the parks and attending to other activities. Their proximity to Wet 'n Wild, Universal & Fun Spot is also very attractive and overall I feel this is a decent choice for those who are looking to be on in the middle of the action of International Drive and seeking an affordable room rate.
Sina K, a local HotelPlanner Orlando expert from US flag
01-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Floridian Express

3.0 out of 5. Based on 1589 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

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 with free local phone calls, free safe box in rooms 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.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation:2007
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:218
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Pool Info:
Outdoor Heated Pool and Kid's Pool.Open from 10:00am to 10:00pm.
Ownership:Southwind Hospitality
Policies / Expenses
Individual Call in 72 hours cancellation - Groups with rooming list-non refundable deposit.
Nightly Parking:0.00
Typical Group Deposit:250.00
Total Taxes:12.50%
Total Misc Fees:$5.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
City Tax: 6.50%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 5.00 Per Night
Additional Person Fee:10.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Concierge service
  • Restaurant
  • Hair dresser

Airport & Shuttle Information

Approximately 12 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO)  Taxi and Shuttle Service available at airport for a fee.

Local Shuttle Info: IRide Trolley and City Lynx buses stop curbside to our hotel.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
I Drive Inn, Metropolitan Express Hotel, Orlando Metropolitan Express, The Metropolitan Express, Metropolitan Express

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Floridian Express

Rate fluctuations of Floridian Express

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both group prices and the lowest online individual rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The lowest group/meeting discount shown is 16.7% in January 2018 and the highest average individual rate is $127 in the month of December 2018. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Floridian Express in a month when rates are lower.

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