If you are planning a vacation before the kids go back to school, then I have the destination for you. The Drury Inn and Suites Orlando has everything that you could want when you are away from home. We were lucky enough to stay there just last week while traveling through the Orlando, Florida area.
The hotel is very easy to find as it is literally right off of the interstate. After driving for many hours this was a welcome site. We were greeted by the friendly staff as soon as we entered the lobby. Chris at the front desk was extremely helpful as he explained the amenities and how the nearby attraction shuttle service worked. The check-in process was smooth and quick. We found a parking space in the large lot (parking is free), got our bags, and dropped them off in the room.
What a nice surprise to see that spacious room! There was an amazingly comfortable bed (I need to get that mattress for my house), a work station area, and a large bathroom. Because we checked in around 6 pm, we were able to enjoy “Kickback” in the lobby area. We were given drink tickets for the bar and were able to eat from the free buffet. On that night they were serving baked potatoes, pasta, hot dogs, salad, and more. This is a definite perk! There were plenty of tables and the staff was helpful and friendly.
After enjoying “Kickback” we decided to use the free shuttle to Universal Studios Florida. The bus arrived right on time literally steps from the front door and the ride was only about 5 minutes. This was so much easier than driving ourselves. Because the buses are actually scheduled, there is no guessing when it might roll in. We used the free shuttle to return to the Drury Inn and Suites Orlando at the end of the night. It was a bit crowded, but manageable.
After a great night sleep (did I mention the awesome mattress), we headed downstairs for the free breakfast buffet. This was more than your typical hotel breakfast. There were hot items like scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage, and breakfast potatoes plus cereal, bagels, and more. Again there were plenty of tables to choose from. This was a terrific way to start the day.
Our stay at the Drury Inn and Suites Orlando was all that we expected and more. We have stayed at Drury hotels in the Midwest, but this was our first time using Drury Inn and Suites Orlando. I highly recommend it if you are traveling with the family, for business, or for a romantic getaway. You won’t be disappointed.
*We were provided a complimentary night’s stay during our review.