Rated 5 out of 5 by Mariel07 The hotel has perfect location
excellent hotel, awesome.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by HelLang318 Great find!
This hotel is located conveniently next to everything. It was only minutes away from disneyworld, seaworld, and the outlets. i think we spent 20 minutes the car to get to our destination, at most, which was great.
room - I loved how the t.v had my name on it welcoming me to the hotel. Little things like that makes the stay feel personable.The room was nice we had a good view at night of all the lights. However, I did wish it had a few more amenities in the bathroom (q-tips or a loofa).
Breakfast - There was a nice selection of items on the buffet for breakfast. Seeing that we were for 4 days it was nice to have sausage gravy on day one, french toast on day two. etc...
Bar- I can't remember his name, I'm gonna say Julio?, but he was so funny and entertaining. Kudos to him! There's a nice ambiance between the bar and the pool area.
November 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmconche Four Points meet my spectations
Great Hotel Location,Very good services and facilities
January 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jessla2nyc opportunity
I was disappointed at how old the hotel looked. When I walked into my room there was an old Pepsi bottle left on the floor. The hotel seemed old and stale, not what I am used to. I felt as if I was in a motel. We stayed two nights and had our breakfast included, we assumed it was for both days, only to find out that it was for one. The hotel receptionist didn't offer complimentary breakfast to us. We did request a late check out and they were accommodating. They also took a long time to clean our room- it was 4 pm when we arrived and they hadn't been in to clean. The restaurant employees were extrememly friendly. I did find hair in my food twice (dinner and breakfast), that was disgusting!
August 2, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by FLFIREMAN Great location, dirty carpets , friendly staff.
I used to love this hotel. I have been a guest there for 15years . However with their new eco friendly motion activated a/c thermostats in every room makes the rooms get very warm when you are sleeping. I had to keep getting up to 4x activate a/c. Maint. came to try adjust or overide it but was unable too. Carpets are in serious need of replacing. Front desk staff is always friendly and professional. Restaraunt staff very good and met all our requests. Breakfast was very good.Usually the mattress are a quality pillow top, but not this last time.It felt like sleeping on plywood.
I am all about being eco friendly but not with a/c. Unless the carpets get replaced an thermostats changed, I won't be back.
March 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MBW1 Review for stay
This hotel needs a renovation badly. Chipped paint, stained carpets, permanent staining in bathrooms makes your stay here feel "dirty".
January 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by vanessag2009 good hotel, just needs a little more attention
I thought the hotel was going to be this fancy smancy hotel, I mean its very noticeable with a big ball on top of the building. But any who , the hotel itself was nice, front desk was very very nice, only thing I was seriously annoyed about was the fact that the pumps inside the bathrooms for the shampoo conditioner and body was were empty! Might seem like not a big deal but its pretty frustrating taking a shower with none of those. Why house keeping wouldn't even check those is completely unknown to me.
October 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by nynative711 Disaster
I needed to book a block of rooms at the last minute and this was one of only 2 venues that could accommodate the group. Ms. Kidd was the 1 bright spot in this 1 night fiasco. She was polite, responsive, professional and nice. Check in went smoothly and the front desk staff was nice. We notified the hotel that we would be bringing approximately 25 people for dinner on Saturday night and we were assured this would be no problem. I got to my room and the lock was malfunctioning and closing the door required I slam it with considerable force. The entire locking mechanism was held into the door frame by 1 screw and was rather insecure (rm 511). The heater ran far too hot and did not keep the room a comfortable temperature, causing me to get out of bed during the night to turn the unit on and off. On the morning of my departure no bill was provided. I had to go to the desk and ask for a hard copy. Even then they wanted only to email a copy and I had to request a hard copy a second time. Our group dinner can only be described as a total and complete disaster. I met with the F&B manager earlier in the evening and was assured all would be fine. I have trouble understanding how an Orlando hotel of this size can be so flummoxed by a group of only approximately 25. Food took well over an hour to arrive. The orders were improperly prepared. The staff was confused and delivered the wrong meals to the wrong tables, the asked multiple times for room numbers and who had ordered what meals. It was the Keystone Kops run a restaurant. I actually ended up leaving without eating as my dinner was improperly prepared. Some meals took 90 minutes to arrive. This is only made more mind blowing by the fact that the restaurant was empty with the exception of our party. I arranged this group stay at this hotel and the meal, and I am embarrassed by my recommendation. I stay in Orlando several times a year. Our group attends functions at least 2 times a year. I cannot foresee any circumstance where would choose to stay at this location in the future. I am in the restaurant business, and I would be closed if I served my patrons so poorly. I apologize if this review seems harsh. I in fact toned it down.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tolilo71 Mr. Pratt
The Front desk lady needs to work on her customer service skill. She does not treat all customer the same..
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by benchsmith A Great Find - Perfect Stay
Let's say when I arrived all I thought was this is really nice. When we arrived at the hotel the security at the door (although not aggressive looking as some are) they were friendly and directed us to the reception desk. We were greeted by the manager as the other team member was busy who checked us in, she was extremely polite, friendly, and was engaging with us whilst the system was being slow. After what seemed like a very quick check in we were informed of the pool closure and where to go if we wanted to use the alternative, but this was ok as we were not planning on using the pool as our operator had advised us of the pool closure before we flew so we were fully aware of this. During the pool works there were signs up apologizing for the appearance and dust during the works but there was no dust or problem with the appearance as the pool area was all fenced off. We then went to the room, we were staying on the 7th Floor in room 702 which out of the window we could see Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Once in the room it was really large, spacious, two queen size beds, a massive bathroom with shower over bath and bath tub, massive mirror with basin area and toilet. The room also had a massive 40" (i believe but didn't measure it) flat screen television and tea and coffee making facilities. The room had climate control air con which was adjustable via the panel on the wall. The air con unit was noisy but to be honest it wasn't any noisier than any other air con unit I have had in any other hotel, but this one worked extremely well keeping the room cool during the stay, especially given the high temperatures. The room was cleaned and re-stocked well daily including a free bottle of nestle water on a daily basis. The room has a walk in wardrobe with a safe enclosed and underneath the tv there was plenty of storage in 9 drawers. There was two seats in the room a soft comfy chair and a chair at the desk. One thing that really impressed me with this hotel that I had not had at any other hotel I have stayed in across the world was the fact that they had a standard bin and a recycling specific bin so you were able to separate your rubbish and recycle all of those items that were possible. I had read some reviews previously about the hotel and some comments about being able to hear noises form other rooms, and some people attempting to get into rooms in early hours of the morning. This had concerned me but I have to say it was always very quiet although the floor was always occupied during the visit and at no point did someone attempt to get into our room. I have to say I felt extremely secure at this hotel despite some of the incidents occurring at other hotels down I-Drive. Whenever you returned to the hotel you would be welcomed by all staff you come into contact with and it was always cheery and smiley. I went down to the games room which had a door out to the pool area, although not able to access the pool area because of the works you could see the works taking place which looked quite impressive. The hotel on the first saturday night we arrived had a buffet taking place and we were informed of the time and location and invited to attend if we wished and it was complimentary. This was extremely unexpected and felt like that extra mile for the guest. We did inquire at the ticket concierge desk about some attraction tickets and were informed to get the discount would need to attend a presentation (time share). We decided not to take the tickets as did not wish to go to the timeshare presentation but the team at the ticket concierge desk was friendly. Overall our 15 nights stay at the hotel was the best I have had while staying in Orlando and I would not think twice about booking this hotel upon my return to Orlando or recommending this hotel to other people. Once again I can't recommend this hotel and the team enough for making our stay so comfortable, enjoyable, relaxing, and stress free.
May 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by tmko Not up to 4 Points Standard
This hotel does not appear to meet the standards we are used to at other 4 Points by Sheraton. Overall, the corridor and room carpets were spilled on and very dirty. Many of the smaller things were not done or were done poorly. As examples, room cleaning was missed on one day, the shower water pressure was very low and there was mostly only cold water, coffee in the room was not replenished during the stay, the lobby printer had no ink and there was no replacement cartridge in the hotel, the ice makers on 5 floors were out or broken (got ice 8 floors below where we were staying), the lobby bar was closed most days, and generally there was only 1 front desk person and a considerable wait time to speak to someone, etc.
January 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by abc1234 bathroom
bathroom need some repair
January 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tony15 Staff was no help
The overall room and convience of location was great but waiting over 2 hours to check in was crazy. I understand that it was the weekend but check in was at 3pm. We showed up at 4 and was told the room would be ready in a half hour and have a seat at the bar. After an hour I went back to the desk and they said it would be another 15 minutes. A half hour after that they finally called our names for our room. Not once were we appologized too and not once did a manager come down to see if anyone needed anything (there were more people waiting then just my group).
November 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheriensam Tremendous staff!
Our room was very clean and modern. The bed was quite comfortable. We enjoyed dining in the dining room. (The filet mignon was excellent). I appreciated how attentive, friendly and helpful all of the staff were-- from the desk clerk to the waitresses. I've never been treated better in a hotel. We did not have a car and found the location of the hotel very convenient as we used the trolley to get to just about everywhere we wanted to go. We have already been talking about going to Orlando for another trip and we would definitely stay at the Four Points agin.
February 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx check out
I was charged $45 on check out for shuttle, Wi-Fi etc . none of which I used and none of which I was aware of . This charge was not negotiable. This has left a bad taste and spoilt an otherwise pleasant stay.
November 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Picky Disappointing!
*The hotel is very close to Universal Theme Park.
* The price is in line for a family outing.
* The hotel is very noisy, even on the 9th floor you can hear all the ground level activity.
* The air conditioner in the room was even noisier.
* The pool had ducks swimming in it!! They are carriers of "swimmers itch"! My granddaughter was very disappointed she couldn't swim in it.
* There was not even a small fridge in the room to keep drinks cold.
*The dining room food was poor quality and people left because the service was so slow.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jk69 Hotel staff were excellent
Had a brilliant stay at the four points. Room was nice and facilities were good. The staff were brilliant and so willing to assist especially the excellent bellman,reception, bar staff and even the young lady that empties the garbage. The guys that drive the taxis outside were great too. Very nice to talk to and also full of good information. The only thing that could be improved upon would be lifeguards at the pool.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marc710 Great location, Friendly Staff
This was my first stay at this SPG Hotel, The Staff was very friendly and Helpful. The Hotel is located within walking distance from Universal Studios and right across the street from wet n wild. The time at the Hotel was going Great until the day before check out when we came back to our room no one had cleaned it we called the front desk and they apologize for what had happened and immediately sent fresh towels up. that was the only Negative thing that happened during our 5 night stay. this will be a hotel that I would Recommend.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LauraB Outstanding experience!
Upon arrival management took immediate care of us, when we requested the top floor and our previously booked room was not available they upgraded us at no charge. They acknowledged my Starwood Preferred Guest status and even extended our checkout when we got stuck in a bind and needed a few extra hours in town. The view was great and really close to Universal and the beds are extremely comfortable. The staff even found out we are recently engaged and made the experience that much more special. We will most definitely be returning.
June 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ken43 Hotel was convenient to Universal Studio which is where we were going.
I had reservations for 4 rooms; one on points and 3 to be paid using the birth rate plan. The lady checking us in seemed to have some problems. As it turned out I did not get my room clean for 2 days because I was not listed. Also one of my rooms was listed as a "no show." When this was brought to the attention of the staff the lady on duty apologized and worked to get everything straighten out, which she did. Bravo to her!! We had breakfast one morning in the dinning room and the breakfast we got the other mornings, at IHOP and Denny's were much better. Overall once the reservation issue was straighten out it was a good stay.
December 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 The location of this hotel is good
They say they give you free water but they only give you 1 bottle even though there were 2 people in the room. Some days they did not give any water. The rooms were very dusty. They did not inform us the hotel pool was being remodeled and also did not tell us we could use the pool at another location. The bathroom floor was dirty and after I cleaned it they installed a soap dispenser and made a mess. Housekeeping come and moved the dirt all over the bathroom when they said they were cleaning up the mess.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BF52 Excellent staff on hand
Enjoyed my stay at Four Points. The staff was very friendly well trained and made my stay very enjoyable. My room was clean and very comfortable. The accomidations overall were excellent. I would definitely recommend this location and stay again when I visit the Orlado area.
October 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndreBC This hotel is very good, and very good price
I definitily recommend the hotel. The only problem is there no refrigerator in the rooms, what suprised me, considering that all other Four Points by Sheraton, that I stayed, had refrigerators.
January 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by D2013 Stayed 2 nights at Four Points by Universal
First off, I booked a king room and when I arrived at 6pm they told me only a double queen was available.
The entire floor smelled like BO and was very warm. The room also had a musty smell and was extremely dusty. My girlfriend and I were sneezing the entire time.
The beds were horrible. They felt very cheap and had big dips in them. An air mattress would of been MUCH MUCH more comfortable.
I would never stay at this hotel again and would recommend no one does either.
January 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hoot83 1 night stay in Orlando
We needed one add'l night in Orlando and used StarPoints to get this room. The location was very convenient, and the "look" of the hotel was impressive. Our room was very large and comfortable, and overall, we had no complaints. The staff gave us several discount "coupons" as well.
January 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TimC2014 Hotel is a hotel
I stayed at this hotel simply because it would cost the least. The hotel was fine, the location was fine, but the room itself was simply ok. Decent number of stains on curtains and door handle fell off. While the issues were remedied, it still caused an unnecessary hassle. Will I stay here again? Likely if I want to be in the area solely for cost effectiveness and location, but definitely not for the amenities.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Best Option
Unlike many of the reviewers, I was in Orlando for a meeting at the Convention Center. I found this hotel to be perfect. E location is only about 5 min drive from the convention center and has an unbeatable cost. I was so impressed with the room and the service. I was on the SPG level and was really happy with the room and the bed. I didn't have any problems closing the blinds, or any issues with the bathroom like reviewers. My room was clean and very comfortable.
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Postalranger Very Clean
When you are staying near Universal Studio, with so many tourists, it is a very good feeling to know that the beds, linen, sheets, towels, floors, carpet, desk, and everything is CLEAN. I stay every week in Orlando, and this is a very nice hotel. The staff is very helpful. They have a lot of traffic at the front desk, so be patient. The restaurant is good too. Real close and walking distance to several inexpensive restaurants. Denny's, iHop, and several others.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PRESTOP12 Impressed Again!!!
This was the second time we have stayed at this hotel and it doesn't disappoint. This is a very clean and comfortable hotel with a great location just minutes away from most Orlando attractions. On this trip my wife and I actually planned to spend a little bit more time in our room due to us liking the room so much last time we visited. Our room had a nice view of Universal Studios which is a great view at night, and the pillows and bed were very comfortable.
September 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 Needs Refurbishing
I checked into this hotel about a week ago while traveling for business in Orlando. The facility itself needs a complete overhaul. The Four Pts in Washington, DC is an excellent model for the future. This hotel is rundown, room air conditioners hum very loudly all night long and it's obviously an affordable destination for people with kids. I do not think this is a hotel suited for business travelers. If I am in Orlando again, I will opt for the Westin.
September 17, 2012