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Comfort Inn Maingate

Reviewer's Name:


Reviewer's Email Address:


Date(s) of Stay:

August 30 1998 - Sept 7, 1998


Just West of WDW.

Ease of WDW Park Access:

Located very close to Walt Disney World Resort-only 1 mile to maingate. Very convenient & usually takes less than 5 minutes. When Leaving the WDW Parks You exit to US192 West which is to the right (Majority of traffic heads East which is also nice.)

Shuttle Service to WDW Parks Is $7.00 additional PER PERSON. ( Mears Motor Shuttle ).


7571 W Irlo Bronson Highway

Phone Number:

(407) 396-7500 or (800) 223-1628

Facility Type:


Accommodation Used:

Standard Room

Accommodations Review:

Poor! Room was dirty, so we left went to Magic Kingdom & they cleaned . We came back to change & found we had ants. We complained & they said leave the room we'll spray. The next day we found ants again. This went on for 5 days total. Each time they said they would spray. Now, we live in Florida & get monthly pest control, but I have never seen an ant, or any bug in my home! motel management accused us of eating in the room, but we never did (all we had was soda & water in refrigerator).  No I don't think they ever sprayed. Or if they did it wasn't strong enough.  We tried to find another (different motel) room, but none available due to the time of year (Labor Day). We also asked to be moved to a different room, but there were no vacancies.

I was sneezing a lot when I was in the room & not while out of the room. I looked inside the air-conditioner, I saw pet hairs. Apparently they let people bring their pets in. The motel management staff swore up & down they USED to BUT NO LONGER allow it!! Seems to me it still goes on. I demanded they switch my room And I finally got that on Thursday, 5 days into our vacation. When we checked out they had credited us 1 free night.

I will mention that my husband & I had stayed in this motel without any problems since 1992. We always had a clean room and No bugs. And since it was a nice, decent, inexpensive motel we did stay a few times a year.

We couldn't believe this was the same motel we had stayed at in June 14-16, 1998.   It was a 100% change for the worse! We are really disappointed about that.

New management has taken over & the place was renovated, but it does not look like it was. The total motel is shabby & worn. The restaurant & lobby are also shabby & worn, They both smell of cigarettes & stale air.

The rooms are not at all like the pictures in the Comfort Inn directory.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$29.00 Florida Resident Rates with newspaper coupon (which has not been in paper since October.) I also think this had a lot to do with the way they handled our situation. Room rates vary usually $38.00-75.00.

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

Comfy Cafe (Restaurant), Comfy Pub. Also Denny's, McDonalds, Sizzler restaurants within very short walking distance.

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

Food is just okay in Comfy Cafe. Better to eat outside plenty of restaurants on US192.

Activities/Facilities Available:

Banquet/Meeting Rooms, Playground, Pool, Tennis.

Pool Description/Comments:

Poor.  Pool had green algae.

Amenities Provided:

Shuttle Service to WDW Parks Is $7.00 additional PER PERSON. ( Mears Motor Shuttle ). Free Services and Amenities 100 % GUARANTEE, Banquet/Meeting Rooms, Fire Sprinklers, Hair Dryer (in some rooms), Handicap Rooms, Message Alert Light, Laundry/Washing Machines, Refrigerator (in some rooms), Safe Deposit Box, TV, Cable/Satellite (No premium channels in room, The Comfy Lounge has satellite), No Pets Allowed, Non-Smoking Rooms available.

Other Comments:

Overall Hotel Very Poor. We will never stay there again.

I do sometimes think staying outside of WDW is the way to go if you are on a budget, or want to stay a few days longer.  Personally I can't see paying $100.00 a night just to sleep. Plus since I am a Floridian I do like to go up to WDW more than once a year. So to do that I kind of have to have a slight budget.


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