$98 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
8629 International Drive, 8629 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
74 reviews
couple trip

This was our second stay. The hotel really looks like a fairy castle. The staff is always smiling,... See full review

  • Jamie Lynne Rock Star
  • Jun 15, 2013
Beautiful

It was picturesque. My only concern was that the walls are very thin and the halls were noisy. See full review

  • Purple Rain Orlando
  • Jul 12, 2014
Enjoy the royal treatment in Orlando

Experience the magic of Orlando during a stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle. Dotted with turrets and surrounded by palm trees, the resort evokes a medieval palace while offering theme park adventure nearby. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are just minutes away, but visitors won't have to leave the hotel to have an enchanting time. The Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle offers a castle scavenger hunt especially for kids, plus an arcade, fitness center and outdoor pool.

Highlights

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Special KidSuites with bunk beds
  • Free scheduled shuttle service to Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld
  • On-site dining options

Rooms

Guest rooms feature up-to-date decor with details such as dramatic headboards that nearly touch the ceiling. Ideal for families, KidSuites provide separate sleeping areas, with a privacy wall dividing mom and dad's space from kids' bunk beds. In all guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle, expect royal red and purple, dark wood furniture, 37-inch HDTVs with premium channels and Wi-Fi Internet access.

SmartRooms provide an in-room printer and copier, and HDTVs with web access to sites like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Facebook, plus full PC functionality including document creation and editing. Pets are welcome at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle (fees apply). 

Features

The rooftop patio at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle is framed by the building's turrets and filled with lush landscaping, providing a romantic setting for a special event or quiet evening drink. Even the outdoor pool sports a royal vibe with poolside gazebos dressed in court jester-inspired drapery.

Families and business guests enjoy modern conveniences including free parking and laundry services, plus free scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

Dining

A full American breakfast is served each morning. The adjacent Cafe Tu Tu Tango brings a pause to the hotel's castle theme with its abundant art and a distinctive tapas menu that's earned the restaurant an impressive list of accolades.

Transportation

  • I-4 (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Orlando International Airport (9.9 mi/15.9 km)
  • Free schedule shuttle to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando

Attractions

  • Orange County Convention Center (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • SeaWorld Orlando (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Universal Orlando Resort (2.6 mi/4.1 km)
  • Walt Disney World (6.9 mi/11.1 km) 

Business

  • 10,000 square feet of function space
  • Two ballrooms and two rooftop terraces
  • Business center

Hotel Map

28.4405 -81.4706
Area served
Orlando
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 15.50, MI, W; Orlando Sanford International Airport, (SFB), 36.50, MI, SW;
Area description
Suburban, Location Type: Suburban

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Trainland: 0.4 mi
  • Wonderworks: 0.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.5 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.6 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 0.6 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 1 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.6 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 1.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 2 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 2.2 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 2.2 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 2.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 2.5 mi
  • Trainland: 0.4 mi
  • Wonderworks: 0.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.5 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.6 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 0.6 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 1 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.6 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 1.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 2 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 2.2 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 2.2 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 2.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 2.5 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 2.5 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3.9 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.6 mi
  • Gatorland: 7.1 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 7.9 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 8.8 mi
  • Amway Arena: 9.1 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 9.1 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 9.1 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 9.2 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 10.5 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 10.8 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 11.1 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 11.2 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.3 mi
  • CFE Arena: 20.2 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 20.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Purple Rain Orlando
orlando, fl
Jul 12, 2014

Beautiful

It was picturesque. My only concern was that the walls are very thin and the halls were noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the tapas restaurant around the corner. Tutu Tango

Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marina Magnolia
Florida
May 6, 2014

Beautiful romantic weekend

Very friendly and professions staff. Beautiful lobby and bar. A lot of fantastic details. Pool and pool area just perfect! No babies, no big families, only couples...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jamie Lynne Rock Star
The Poconos in Pennsylvania
Jun 15, 2013

couple trip

This was our second stay. The hotel really looks like a fairy castle. The staff is always smiling, rhe room is clean, the pool is great (round with a large fish fountain in the middle), the hot tub is hot, (almost too hot), and we love the purple chair in the room! Bigger pillows next time would be nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great designer outlets right nearby, convenient to other outlets, Univeral studios, fairly close to Disney

Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gigi0101
Orlando fl
Jun 10, 2013

Ok

I loved the look of the place. The only thing I did not appreciate was how I asked for late check out which would be noon and they said no problem and I had a male room service cleaner open my door at 9am for cleaning. I found this to be obsurd when regular check out isn't even until 11am. He only knocked once and didn't even give me time to make it to the door before he was already opening it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mzgeorge
Fredericksburg va
Apr 6, 2013

Great place to stay

This hotel was great, very clean lots to do there. However, they double charged my card. Carlos was very friendly and got it fixed ASAP.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marcia Sper Mom
Manhattan, NY
Mar 30, 2013

fun family getaway

Staff was very nice, receptive & helpful. When I called the front desk to have my suspicions of down bedding confirmed @ 10:30 pm, housekeeping was up in 10 minutes w/ new bedding. The full breakfast they served had REAL eggs, lots of fresh fruit,& great variety; it was a great way to start our busy days of touring Disney. The location was not a far drive; maybe 20 non traffic minutes. The pool also had nice foliage around it; something that didn't show in the photos All in all a good choice for our family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike and Sue
Illinois
Feb 17, 2013

5-Day stay

This is quite a nice hotel. My wife and I were very impressed with the courtesy and response to any issue. Very security minded-it has multiple floors, hence an elevator-which requires your room key to operate. Near everything for us. We were surprised to see it is rated as a 3 star--I would have thought higher. Certainly, we would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
raycchan
New York
Jan 12, 2013

Clean rooms, good location for Universal, but terrible for Disney

Room was clean and good, there was a pool which we didn't use, also gym and arcade. The location was good, some restaurants nearby and Pointe Orlando nearby too which is handy. One major complaint - the staff is very friendly and tries to help but is grossly misinformed about a lot of things. Two things, there IS a bus (lynx 42) that will get you to and from the airport directly, it is located behind the hotel on i-drive, this will only cost $2 and is great - although it will take you 1h16min. When we called them beforehand they did not tell us there was any public transportation at all. We had to ask two more times when we got there to different people before finding out about this bus. Secondly - Going to universal is great, it's close and there are 3 free shuttles in the morning. If you want to go to Disney (and do not have a car) - I would definitely not choose to stay here. There technically is a 'limo' service that takes you there for $5 which sounds great on paper but this is only ONCE in the morning (leaving at 930am - disney opens at 9am) AND they drop you off at 'downtown disney'. For those of you who don't know, downtown disney is still a far off way to any of the 4 lands that you would want to go to. The driver will tell you that 'there are shuttles from downtown disney that will take you directly to anywhere you want to go' which is not exactly true because there is NO DIRECT buses available. You will need to go to a resort (or Port Orleans) to make that transfer. All in all, the earliest you will get to any land will be at the earliest 10:30am - for $5 it's quite a steal but I don't think it is worth the hassle and missing basically 2 hours of park opening. Coming back is the same story, departs from downtown disney only ONCE, 8:30pm. And don't even bother trying to take it back if you didn't 'reserve' it with the driver in the morning because they WON'T take you for some reason. (ps. quick tip here, you can take the lynx 60 from downtown disney or ticketing center back to international drive, but if you do make sure you ask the driver to get off at SEA WORLD - otherwise you will zip onto the highway for 30 minutes into orlando's city center) All-in-all, the hotel is great and staff was very friendly and 'helpful' - although I wouldn't trust them 100% about anything on transportation - for public transportation you are better off going across the street to the disney reseller and ask them - they are much more helpful and know what they are talking about. Conclusion: If you are going to any other attraction other than Universal and you do not have a car, I would highly recommend NOT to stay here - spend that taxi money on a better hotel instead that provides free shuttles directly to the Disney lands and NOT Downtown Disney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Pointe Orlando nearby for a good dining and entertainment area

Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LuisMi
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jan 2, 2013

Great for families!!

The front desk and restaurant personnel were excelent and friendly. The help us with all our request. I made the reservations including breakfast and, although in was not in my record they include the breakfast without questions. My only complaint was the lack of good clean services in the room. We were four people and have to ask for the fourth towels all the time, need to request twice for the room to be vacoum, and you can see the dust in the furniture all teh time. The rooms does not have refrigerators.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent restaurants walking distance (Dennis, Cici's Pizza, Olive Garden, Frindlys,etc.) Walgreens around the corner. Great access from International Dr. and Universal Dr. to avoid traffic.

Review of Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Unkblock
Hollywood, Florida
Dec 27, 2012

Nice room, nice location

We enjoyed our stay. Pleasant staff. Close to dining and attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several nice restaurants in walking distance

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