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Unread 10 Nov 19, 05:06 PM  
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We have stayed at the Sonesta suites and the Embassy suites.Both are great hotels and the area has many restaurants so you dont need a car.
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Same company, but not entirely the same.
Im a manager here at head office. You also can use your staff discount card at Walgreens
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I'm thinking in advance and looking for somewhere to stay for our 2021 trip. The plan is a couple of nights in a universal hotel for the express pass and we are finishing with a few nights at Clearwater Beach so need somewhere in between.

I've seen the homewood suites and convention centre on I drive. My children have coeliac disease so I need to stay somewhere where we can easily access gluten free food whether this be in the hotel, near to restaurants or close to a supermarket where we can get gluten free food. Does anyone have any experience of this hotel or recommend a different one that will meet our needs. I would like a suite style hotel where we have a separate area away from the bedroom and one that has a pool for us to cool off in when we have been to the parks. Thanks in advance
We have looked at home wood suites for 2021 too.
We will be doing a split stay and wanted somewhere close to universal and large enough for our family of 5
It looks really nice so also interested in any recommendations 👍🏻
It has really good reviews
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You realise Walgreens is Boots? Walgreens Boots Alliance
I never knew that 👍🏻 We always nip in for bite stuff and I never, ever realised lol
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We have stayed at the Homewood Suites and at both of the Embassy Suites on I Drive. Both come under the Hilton umbrella but Embassy Suites is a far superior product in terms of breakfast offerings and the free bar and snacks in the evenings. Would highly recommend although I would point out that all of these suite type hotels seem to have rubbish pool areas so if that is important its worth looking into.
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We have stayed at the Homewood Suites and at both of the Embassy Suites on I Drive. Both come under the Hilton umbrella but Embassy Suites is a far superior product in terms of breakfast offerings and the free bar and snacks in the evenings. Would highly recommend although I would point out that all of these suite type hotels seem to have rubbish pool areas so if that is important its worth looking into.
Thank you. Out of the 2 Embassy suite hotels, which one would you recommend. The kids do like a good pool so that might be something we need to think carefully about
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Thank you. Out of the 2 Embassy suite hotels, which one would you recommend. The kids do like a good pool so that might be something we need to think carefully about
I prefer the one next door to Olive Garden as it in the middle of both The Icon 360 area and Pointe Orlando so you have a multitude of restaurants to choose from. The pool area at that one is also slightly nicer although it is still just a basic small, oblong pool.
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I would also recommend the Embassy Suites as well. Homewood Suites are also good and slightly cheaper.

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Thank you. Out of the 2 Embassy suite hotels, which one would you recommend. The kids do like a good pool so that might be something we need to think carefully about
I would recommend the "Embassy Suites Orlando-International Drive South/Convention Center" one. That is, the one actually on International Drive nearer Pointe Orlando, rather than the one on Jamaican Court which I think is called "Embassy Suites Orlando-International Drive I-Drive 360" (or similar).

We'll be staying at the Convention Center one next year.

However, the outdoor pool is rather small and not very impressive. It also has an indoor pool. If you are planning on spending a lot of time at the pool, then I'd suggest perhaps looking elsewhere.
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