The Rosen Centre Hotel counts a huge pool, six restaurants, and a spa among its drawcards. Plus, it’s right in the middle of International Drive.
Rosen Centre Hotel has a great location on International Drive. A 10-minute ride on the free shuttle bus gets you to Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n’ Wild. And Walt Disney World is within easy reach, a 15 minute-drive away.
The hotel itself is really big. It’s got a pool to match, six restaurants and a couple of bars. Venture out and you’re 10 minutes’ walk away from a large family entertainment complex.
Open daily from 5.30pm, this Everglades-themed restaurant has local 'Cracker' delicacies on offer such as Alligator Chowder and Florida Rock Shrimp. There are international favourites like grilled Angus steak, plantain-stuffed chicken and handmade butternut squash pasta on the menu too.
I was at Rosen Centre for work. It's attached to the convention center by a walkway or a short walk across the parking lot (much shorter). The room was clean and comfortable, except I was unable to get the room warm enough for sleeping comfortably the first night. I raided the second double bed for its coverings and got a blanket for the next two nights--there wasn't an extra in my closet, just extra pillows.
The dining services were varied, but I couldn't escape the feeling that some of the food wasn't prepared fresh, but rather was microwaved warm. Still, it was convenient. I wanted to have a pedicure at the spa, and called prior to my travel, but the services aren't offered after my workday and meetings concluded at 6pm. That's a tragedy, and a gap in service that the Rosen staff should review.
The staff were all courteous and friendly, even when in the deli/convenience mart the line was backed up. I loved the fast service while checking in and checking out.More
Excellent conference facilities subpar hotel rooms!
We had to attend for a 3 day conference event and I will say the conference facilities were top notch but the room are less than adequate. Rooms were small, very outdated and the bed options were only doubles. We had at least 4 families that we were aware of that had air conditioners that were not working. We had to call maintenance 3 times for issues and the housekeeping staff failed to leave toilet paper. We were extremely disappointed in the rooms to say the least. As far as the food options available in the hotel they were great with a fairly large variety but as in any hotel conference center a bit on the expensive side. Also do not expect the free wifi to work, it kept cutting in and out so was essentially pointless requiring you to purchase the faster wifi just to be able to work.More
Enjoyable stay, convenient for OCCC
This is my 2nd stay for a conference, I choose this hotel specifically over the others offered. It is the closest hotel to the Convention center, accessible by a walkway. I had a car, which was easy to park in the garage ($15/night), and I could get in and out easily.
I had a room on the 8th floor, overlooking I-Drive. Nothing fancy, but it was clean, there was no noise through the walls from other rooms. However, the A/C was horribly noisy. When it was running, you couldn't hear the TV without cranking up the volume. I tried raising the temp so it would't run so often, but the. I just got too warm. The room had 2 full beds, a vanity sink outside the very small bathroom (tub and toilet together behind door). This could be difficult for larger guests, you have keeping ducking around the door.
I ate at Cafe Gaughin twice, once for dinner buffet, once for lunch off the menu. Not really impressed either time, but I was hungry, so it'll do. When you walk past the restaurants, all you can smell is burnt pizza crust (for 4 days, it wasn't a fluke), it is not appealing.
This hotel is in close walking distance to Walgreens, Denny's, Red Lobster, McDonalds, IHOP and Dunkin Donuts. It is easy to cross to the Hyatt Regency across the street. Anywhere else, you need a cab or car.
The video checkout wasn't working, so I waited in line at the desk. The video access to the folio was difficult to use. The TV had HBO, watched Games of Thrones. More
Kim L, 35805
I was here for a work conference and I was blown away by how great the accommodations were! The staff was amazing and it was located on international drive. There was a lot to do in that area. Good service.More
I stayed here one night for business. The staff was amazing and it was located on international drive. There was a lot to do in that area. The front desk receptionist even gave me a complimentary upgrade to the VIP suite. The sports bar in the lobby was great!More