Disney Family Alert: New All-Suites IHG Holiday Inn Waterpark 25k/Night

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark has launched today with IHG.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark

It is an all-suites hotel and every room has either kitchenette or full kitchen. Queen Suites and Standard Rooms, both with kitchenette, are available for IHG rewards at 25,000 points/night. They have King Suites, with kitchenette and with kitchen, and 3-Bedroom Suites with kitchen, that you might be able to sweet-talk into an upgrade.

If there is any place in the world a suite is most needed it is a Disney vacation. And as a non-parent, even I know the highlight of the trip will be the pool, so why not stay at a waterpark and hope your kid’s forget about Disney and its exorbitant tickets?

The press release lists the following facilities as well as free shuttle to nearby attractions (Epcot is 1 mile):

Guests can enjoy complimentary Internet access, the more than 20,000 square foot waterpark, poolside cabanas and the new Batman™ Laser Challenge, in which children and adults can work alongside Batman to take on The Joker as he threatens Gotham City™. The property also offers a multimillion dollar 4-D Theater where guests can enjoy a thrilling extra-dimensional experience fit for the whole family. New 4-D films include: Angry Birds: The 4-D Experience, Ice Age No Time for Nuts 4-D, and more. The property also offers family-friendly activities including pool-side entertainment and Kids Club with activities hosted throughout the day.

This is the same site as the Nickelodeon Suites Waterpark so I assume it is the same amenities regardless where you book.

Readers, have you stayed there? Do you vote yay or nay for it for an Orlando family vacation?

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  • Mike

    25k IHG points sounds like a good deal at first glance, but there are many similar resorts with great pools for kids in the I-Drive area between Disney and Universal that run really, really cheap cash rates for much of the year. so your 25k IHG points can save you much more money in a large downtown than in suburban orlando (and kudos to IHG for actually having solid 25k hotels in many cities). the points option would be useful at peak-tourism times, though.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Mike – good points, there are cheap cash rates, though some have more points than cash and for points hotels it is not so common in most areas to have all suites/kitchenette, or are those common in Orlando? I don’t know the market well.

  • Chad

    This is the old Nickelodeon Suites hotel. They were stuck with last-gen Nick characters (Dora, Sponge Bob) that current kids didn’t really connect with. I appears they’ve painted over the Nick orange, but decorations were borderline garish, and the rooms had plywood character cutouts everywhere. Not nearly as luxe as the WDW moderate suites.

  • I’ll chip in here as I’ve practically moved to Orlando lately. Orlando is one of the markets that is awash in excess timeshare. You can usually pick up a 1-2 bedroom unit in a decent resort for under $100/night, and sometimes you can go as low as $300/week in off season.

    That said, for a day where you don’t leave the hotel the old Nick property could be a solid value on IHG- especially if you’re tripping over them due to recent promotions.