Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn, Orlando
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 866 462 6425
Tel: 407 387 5437
Concierge.com's insider take:
Universal's onslaught against the Disney monolith took another step forward in the summer of 2005, when a once-middling Holiday Inn completed a $20 million makeover in the image of Nickelodeon, and reopened as a mega-resort for kids. At this 777-unit all-suite hotel a mile east of Disney's gates, two lagoons gush with towering water slides and water cannons, and a central mall includes a food court and a studio where families can get green-slimed during live game shows. The two- and three-bedroom suites, which are kitted out with microwaves, mini-fridges, and free Internet, treat youngsters to their own bunk-bed areas splashed with giant murals of Nick characters such as Jimmy Neutron and SpongeBob, plus a TV with video games. Mom and Dad get their own grownup bedroomand a door that closes. Of the two courtyard pools, the Oasis is less noisy.