Orlando - Rosen Center
Aug 9, 07, 7:39 pm
I'm attending a conference in Orlando and my company, in their infitite wisdom, has decided that our whole delegation will be staying at the Rosen Center (next to Orlando Convention Center) even though the Peabody is only $20 more per night while we're there.
Has anyone stayed there? From the name (and their website), I get the impression this will be a trip back to college dorm life. If you've stayed there and can calm me down, I'd really appreciate it!
Aug 9, 07, 9:33 pm
If you enjoy being able to easily eaves drop on your neighbors you will just love this property.
If you wondered where all of that Chinese cardboard went before they started putting it in their food exports, Harris Rosen used it to build all of his crap hotels.
Cabrini Green residents go, "WTH?" when they see a Rosen hotel room.
The guy who does all of those Motel 6 commercials won't even stay in a Rosen hotel.
Seriously, the lobby is OK, kinda like an up scale Holiday Inn, a little too much marble [over compensating?]. I suppose the suites are half-decent in terms of basic amenities and the décor is a kind of Earth-tone modern but all of the rooms are truly Motel 6/Super 8 construction/ material/ finish level quality.
Overall I would say the Rosen Plaza is equal to about a lower to mid level Sheraton [without the SweetSleeper].
I just stayed in the Peabody, and while the room/lobby were nice, it wasn't what I expected of a Peabody. It's probably no better than the Rosen.