The Rosen Centre Hotel counts a huge pool, five 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.
This is the 6th time we have stayed here as a family, and this was our longest and best stay to date. From arrival we were treated as valued guests, the rooms are excellent, this year we had views over I-Drive and the new Big Wheel from the 22nd floor. The pool was great as ever, and the new Harry's poolside Bar is very nicely done. My daughter loved the Gym, with a one off $15 fee for the entire vacation. We Self parked again, and really enjoyed the stroll through the lobby past the suites and ballrooms to the garage, it allowed us to see all the people attending events and galas during our stay. I should mention the first part of our stay was during Megacon, and that did give us the opportunity to see some really colorful characters, including bumping into Norman Reedus in the elevator one night! All in all I suspect this will not be our last visit !More
chipnpin, Caerphilly, South Wales
Needs some help
Stayed here for a conference and was disappointed. The hotel is dated and is showing some wear. Housekeeping was slow and needs to focus on the details. Overall the hotel could use a good cleaning and some Febreze. Next time we'll know better. Average overall.More
RI02886, Warwick, Rhode Island
Originally, when we checked we thought it was going to be a great week staying here.
My husband had a conference at the Convention Center nearby. We were put into a room with two double beds. When we called to get another, we were told it was going to be difficult. We finally got another room which was the handicap room with only a shower no tub and very little counter space. The hotel was busy with Mega Con people.
After two days in this room our neighbors, in the adjoining room would come in at 2 am talking loudly, we could hear every word they said clear as a bell.
We finally had to call security after two nights of no sleep. We talked to the manager, who informed us we should have said something sooner so they could change our room. He did compensate us with a meal in the buffet.
Our first breakfast, we ate in the buffet, and were told that they would make an omelet for my husband and bring it out for him. After 45 min and him complaining they did finally get him his omelet.
I tried to make an appointment in the salon to get a manicure, I wanted to charge it to my room, and was told that they didn't have any of my husbands information, and would not be able to do that. I would have to give them a credit card or they couldn't make the appointment. I finally went to the nearby Walgreens, got the stuff and did it myself.
The pool was nice and well maintained, I did get to spend one morning out there.
The maid service usually didn't get around to cleaning our room until early to late afternoon everyday.
The free wifi is very slow unless you want to pay to upgrade.More
Sandra F, Longmont, Colorado
Joined only to rate this hotel!
I have never written a review nor do I blog/social media. However I just stayed at this hotel for ONS 2015 at the OCCC across the street.
1) dated interior which I can live with since I only slept there for 3 nights
2) horrible food! Preparation, presentation and help were deplorable. That Rosen Pizza is something one would buy at Walmart or worse. Cafe next door served cold breakfast and dinner. Help congregated in the restaurant and could not be bothered to give service. Yet charged 18% service fee for doing nothing and barely acknowledging the patron. The worst I have experienced.
3) room temperature was inconsistent. A/C stopped working in the evening. No blinds to cover the window and that hue given off by the lights at the OCCC across International drive.
On the plus side the housekeeping was top notch. The toilet was fixed as it kept running all night but eventually is started to run again. And the front desk was cheerful and helpful. ASH is here in December 2015 and I am going to The Peabody. Obviously Mr. Harris Rosen has not stepped foot in his hotel recently or he would not be able to control his vomiting.
Worst hotel in 4 continents I have traveled. And it had to be here in Orlando.More
skb40466, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you usually stay at SPG or Loews properties, do not come here. This hotel is a huge disappointment.
The rooms are from 1980's, and their service is horrible. one example, my room is missing a remote control. I called the front desk 2 times in the last 2 hours, they assured me that the remote is on the way. I guess is making it's way from New York.More