Rosen Shingle Creek

International Drive, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

This isn’t just a holiday resort, it’s a world in itself. For starters, there’s the 18-hole golf course and 4 heated outdoor pools. The Spa at Shingle Creek is perfect for a pamper, and there's fun for all the family with tennis, basketball and sand volleyball games galore. When hunger calls, head to one of the many restaurants and choose from a range of cuisines, or head out onto I-Drive for some classic American diners. Just a short drive from Orlando's best theme parks, you're never far from the fun. And once the day is done, head to your relaxing room for some down time before another day of adventure ahead.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Universal Boulevard, close to I-Drive and minutes from Universal Studios Orlando®, and just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort™ theme parks. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

1501 guest rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, HDTV, telephone, iHome clock radio and docking station, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, and iron and board. Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 3rd child can be accommodated on a rollaway bed*.

Virgin Holidays Club Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (3rd child can be accommodated on a rollaway bed*), and offer the following additional benefits:

  • Access into the hotels Concierge Lounge on the 14th floor of the hotel. Virgin Holidays Club Rooms are located on various floors in the hotel
  • Seating area in the Concierge Lounge to relax, with views over the swimming pools and golf course from the balcony
  • Light Continental breakfast daily
  • Guaranteed late check-out till 1:00pm
  • Beer and wine* (additional charge applies)
  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 (stay for 14, pay for 12) for stays completed between 1 May ‘23–10 Oct '23 and 8 Dec ‘23–22 Dec '23. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 
  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 (stay for 14, pay for 12) plus Buffet Breakfast for TWO persons, per day, per room for stays completed between 1 Aug–30 Aug '22 Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays' guests. Valet parking is also available*. Complimentary scheduled transportation to Disney's Ticket & Transportation Centre & Universal Studios Orlando™. (transportation must be reserved 24hrs in advance of the required service and is based upon space availability).

A Land Remembered (steakhouse). Cala Bella (Italian cuisine). 18 Monroe Street market (24-hour market/convenience store with deli). Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria (Mexican cuisine). Banrai Sushi (Japanese cuisine). Tobias Burgers & Brews (gourmet burgers, handcrafted beers and bourbons). Cat-Tails Pool Bar & Grille. Cafe Osceola and Bar (buffet menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Headwaters Lounge. Smoooth Java Coffee Bar. Creek Ice Creamery. Shingle Creek Clubhouse Grille. 24-hour room service*. Please note: all restaurants, food and beverage outlets have varied service hours.

4 seasonally heated outdoor swimming pools, including a lap pool, a zero-entry family pool, a quiet pool with poolside cabanas* and a kids' wading pool. 2 hot tubs. The Spa at Shingle Creek*. Fitness centre*. Shingle Creek Golf Club (18 holes)*. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Basketball. Sand volleyball. Seasonal fishing* in on-site ponds (reservations required). Nature and walking trails. Video games room*.

Concierge. Boutique. Golf pro shop. Coin-operated laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

* Denotes local charge.

Special assistance

Please note: there is a local charge for use of a rollaway bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged locally by the hotel.

Please note: one person must be aged 18 years or over to check-in. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Watch your charges at the restaurants

Jun 28, 2022 Foodyjm

Overall the accommodations were ok, nothing fabulous. My source of irritation with the property was the cavalier attitude they took with my bills and in particular the false charge they put on. I went to Headwaters with a group of my coworkers, paid the bill and fortunately kept a copy of the receipt. When my credit card statement came, they… Read more
Overall the accommodations were ok, nothing fabulous. My source of irritation with the property was the cavalier attitude they took with my bills and in particular the false charge they put on. I went to Headwaters with a group of my coworkers, paid the bill and fortunately kept a copy of the receipt. When my credit card statement came, they had charged me $5 more than what my receipt showed. The waitress just went and rounded up my bill to give herself a $40 tip instead of $35. I called and spoke with someone in credit cards (?) and they had me submit my receipt. I didn't hear anything for a week, so I called back. They told me they would get to it and 24 hours later I received my credit. A lot of hassle so the waitress could add $5 to her tip. Read less
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Jun 24, 2022 Cruiser00416394574 Kent, United Kingdom

I just feel it could have been better for the type of hotel it is. The hotel itself it’s beautiful but for the price/star rating you would expect more for what you get. Here is what I mean 1. The rooms are cleaned to below par standards everyday. All they do is change the sheets/towels. Change the bins & refill the toilet roll and soap. We… Read more
I just feel it could have been better for the type of hotel it is. The hotel itself it’s beautiful but for the price/star rating you would expect more for what you get. Here is what I mean 1. The rooms are cleaned to below par standards everyday. All they do is change the sheets/towels. Change the bins & refill the toilet roll and soap. We stayed for 2 weeks and the sides started getting extremely dusty and dirty. I will upload a photo to show how dusty it was becoming. We also noticed they weren’t hoovering the carpets fully as our shoes never moved so they were just going round things. The housekeeping was also failing to takeaway rubbish left by the bin in bags. They wouldn’t even open the curtains fully. 2. We informed the hotel we were celebrating our engagement prior to arriving. We choose this hotel as we thought they would treat really well. Usually a hotel of this size would say congrats on arrival but they have not once mentioned it. These small gestures is what makes guests feel welcomed and special. We are still looking for a wedding venue and were considering Rosen Shingle Creek but we now can’t trust they will make our day special enough. 3. The hotel is dog friendly which is absolutely fine. However, we had someone staying next door to us with dogs. They were constantly barking. Their owner was leaving the dogs in the room and everytime we would make a small noise they would start barking. The rooms have a connecting door and they would start scratching at the door to try and get in. I would hate to think of the damage these dogs are making. This is supposed to be a relaxing holiday and constant barking does not help with that. 4. The rooms have extremely noisy air con units. We were also above a vent from the kitchen so our room constantly smelt of food. Even our clothes started to smell. Although some of these things might seem petty, after covid we were really looking for someone special to get away to. It’s such a shame as we haven’t come away as relaxed as we had hoped. I just feel in Orlando there is so much hotel choice, that you really need to be making your guests feel more welcomed, especially when we have paid for stay for 2 weeks. It’s probably a better hotel for guests who are staying for a business trip but I wouldn’t recommend it for people who are vacationing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant stay

Jun 21, 2022 Kevin P Glasgow, United Kingdom

Large resort style hotel, that had all the bases covered. A good selection of bars and restaurants onsite, with local options at the end of the hotel drive. Relaxing pool area and decent gym. Large comfortable rooms and beds
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Jun 18, 2022 7christas Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I stayed at the hotel for a few days for a business trip. Ray at valet was excellent - personable and helpful and went above and beyond to assist me. Great hotel experience. Hotel amenities were nice. Staff is pleasant. I would return for another conference.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our Second Home 😀

Jun 14, 2022 Perryh1990 South Ockendon, United Kingdom

Wow this hotel is amazing!! Its our second home when we visit Orlando from the UK. We had booked a package holiday through a supplier and was staying at the Rosen Inn International, after a few days and a few issues we asked to move to this hotel. We paid extra to move and its the best money we have paid. This hotel is amazing and the best hotel… Read more
Wow this hotel is amazing!! Its our second home when we visit Orlando from the UK. We had booked a package holiday through a supplier and was staying at the Rosen Inn International, after a few days and a few issues we asked to move to this hotel. We paid extra to move and its the best money we have paid. This hotel is amazing and the best hotel we have stayed at in Orlando. Our room was on the 7th floor and it had amazing views of the pools & golf course. The market downstairs was brilliant and the food was amazing! Pools were very good and it was nice to be able to walk into the pool without having to use steps. Location - This hotel is located behind International drive, there is a publix across the road along with some restaurants. Down the road you have a petrol garage and Chick-A-Fill. Parking - Hotel does get very busy but we was always able to get a space. Cleanness - Hotel is spotless, its on the same standard as the high end Disney hotels but for a faction of the price. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, going forward when we visit Orlando we will not go anywhere else. Read less