Rosen Shingle Creek

International Drive, Orlando

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
  • Afternoon hors d'oeuvres
  • Evening appetisers and desserts
  • Guaranteed late check-out till 1:00pm
  • Beer and wine* (additional charge applies)
  • Kids eat free: Kids aged 6 years and under eat free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Maximum 1 child per paying adult.

  • Free Nights: Book before 30 Nov '21 and stay 1 Sep '21 - 31 Oct '22 and receive each 5th night free. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays' guests. Valet parking is also available*. Complimentary scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando Resort™ (advanced reservations required).

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 Nice Facility for a Conference

Oct 5, 2021 rkerewsky

This was the host location for a work conference I recently attended. It is much nicer than places I stay when I am paying my own way. Overall, it was a very nice stay. There were a few hiccups. The self-parking was confusing. I scanned the QR code and followed the prompts. I entered parking for 2 days. At midnight on the first night, I… Read more
This was the host location for a work conference I recently attended. It is much nicer than places I stay when I am paying my own way. Overall, it was a very nice stay. There were a few hiccups. The self-parking was confusing. I scanned the QR code and followed the prompts. I entered parking for 2 days. At midnight on the first night, I got a notification that my parking expired. I was afraid the car would be towed. The first thing I did the following morning was check that the car was okay and ask the staff about it. They informed me there was a glitch in the software. My co-worker, who attended the same conference, never paid for parking since the gates were open. I was charged for one day. Either I unnecessarily paid $26, or she owes you some money. First world problem, but the TV turned off automatically after 30 seconds or so. I tried numerous times, then called the front desk. They sent people up to fix it, and it was fine the rest of the night. The next morning, there was the same issue. Also, I took a shower around 6:00 am. The water was HOT. SO HOT. I had to step in and step out repeatedly. I could not get cold water. I mentioned these issues to the staff. They were pleasant and apologetic. Other than that, the room was comfortable, the conference rooms were set up well. The facility was lovely. I didn't eat at any of the restaurants or use the pool. I would welcome the opportunity to stay here again if it's on the company's dime. I wouldn't stay here as a "splurge" on my own. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful staff in a venerable property

Sep 26, 2021 Ewan M Texas

Stayed for three nights to attend a convention on site. The staff here can't help but put a smile on your face. It isn't until you receive truly friendly, enthusiastic service that you realize what a lot of other places are missing. It's presumably a combination of excellent training and innate character. They are a credit to not only the hotel… Read more
Stayed for three nights to attend a convention on site. The staff here can't help but put a smile on your face. It isn't until you receive truly friendly, enthusiastic service that you realize what a lot of other places are missing. It's presumably a combination of excellent training and innate character. They are a credit to not only the hotel but to themselves as individuals. Literally not one exception out of the 20+ staff I must have interacted with over the course of checking in, dining, facilitating meetings, navigating, checking out... just brilliant, every last one of them. While the hotel is clearly a bit older than many others in the area, it's by no means ramshackle. The rooms have the occasional scuff and mark but they're well-kept otherwise and housekeeping is very thorough, even in these COVID times. The AC could stand to be a bit better but if you don't require a very cold, dry room - as I do - to sleep soundly, you won't experience problems in late September. The mini-supermarket is significantly bigger and better stocked than those you'd find at a chain hotel. It is expensive though, no denying it. If you're on a budget there's a Publix nearby - convenience comes with a pretty hefty price tag. $3.25 for a fruit bar, $3.25 for a 20oz Diet Coke... these things add up. And that's equally true of the restaurants. Your average quick-service place serves similar quality for maybe half the price. Again, it's not that the food is bad, but both ingredient quality and portion size are mean for the price. (My $18 burrito had nothing to separate it from Chipotle except the chile sauce and the fact that the pinto beans were overcooked.) From what I saw from those with rental cars, the hotel doesn't mind at all if you bring your own food and drink with you - that might be the way to go for those who have the option. The public areas are beautiful. Other than the lower level convention areas there's a ton of natural light and high ceilings. The main atrium near the convention area escalators is so nice that I wonder why they don't add more seating there. It's calming just to sit on one of the couches and look up at the skylight far, far above you. On the lower levels it's all business; when the place is full to capacity I can imagine the breakout areas being tight and loud, but with 60% capacity it's extremely spacious and an area very conducive to good, close discussion. That plus the excellent convention staff make for a productive but also stress-free meeting environment. There's a magazine in the room that serves, quite frankly, as a hagiography to the founder. But reading his life story, you can't help but admire him. He came from little, achieved a lot, and gave so much back to the Central Florida community. His hotel empire is testament to his hard work, and it's clear that he's paid a lot of attention to the little details. One or two of these are slipping, it has to be said; but overall, he found the winning formula and his staff are executing it every day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Meh. Not worth it at all

Sep 21, 2021 pitterpat47 Washington DC, District of Columbia

The bad: - closed facilities and poor planning the first night arrived every dinner / restaurant facility except the Mexican place was closed down. Mexican was fine, but The place was overrun by guests , the bartender was overwhelmed , people were mad and swearing. The staff did their best , even the store manager was carrying dishes, but the… Read more
The bad: - closed facilities and poor planning the first night arrived every dinner / restaurant facility except the Mexican place was closed down. Mexican was fine, but The place was overrun by guests , the bartender was overwhelmed , people were mad and swearing. The staff did their best , even the store manager was carrying dishes, but the management of the hotel should have planned better it was very unpleasant -room temperature The thermostat in my room tried to get to 70 degrees the entire 4 days I was there — it never did -room technology The chrome cast didn’t work (I am tech savvy it wasn’t my issue ) and the tv had an auto shut off every 30 seconds of not being used -the place is enormous Plan on 15 minutes walking from anywhere to anywhere it’s so big - the self parking is outrageously expensive , far away, and complicated - they charge $10/day to use the gym - if you’re there for a conference but are also a hotel guest you have to sign up for separate paid wifi to access the internet in the conference center - with Uber being so expensive and self park so expensive youre basically trapped there paying crazy prices for resort food as if it were a cruise ship The good: -Every staff person I saw was being worked to the bone, and despite that they were courteous and on the ball to best of their ability. They earned those tips! -The Monroe street market makes good sandwiches - the rooms were very clean and promptly Serviced/ stocked , but they weren’t anything special considering the thermostat couldn’t keep temperature and the tv shut off every 30 seconds Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worth coming back to

Sep 20, 2021 JSoul7 Miami, Florida

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Staff was friendly and attentive to my needs. The fridge kept making sounds but noticed it was the ice being made and just turned it off. After a few hiccups was able to order room service and the food was great and on time and good portion.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service, beautiful property

Sep 19, 2021 Depplep Lakeland, Florida

Had a really good time here for a weekend getaway. All venues were open. Emailed the concierge ahead of time to get opening times. Fantastic guacamole and chips by the pool at Cat-Tails. Richie Rich, the bartender was super friendly and upbeat. Great service. Room well appointed, great view of the pools. Service is stellar here. Beautiful… Read more
Had a really good time here for a weekend getaway. All venues were open. Emailed the concierge ahead of time to get opening times. Fantastic guacamole and chips by the pool at Cat-Tails. Richie Rich, the bartender was super friendly and upbeat. Great service. Room well appointed, great view of the pools. Service is stellar here. Beautiful property. We will return. Read less