Maingate Resort

Kissimmee, Orlando

The hotel

Just moments from the magic, this budget hotel’s location belies its price tag. You’re just half a mile from Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and the Maingate Resort even offers complimentary Disney Park shuttles to get you to the fun faster, as well as free parking if you’re planning on exploring the Sunshine State independently. Set in 16 acres of prime Kissimmee real estate, there’s plenty of fun to return to after days at the parks too — with a pool zone featuring a swimming pool, whirlpool, and children’s pool and a fitness facility. The guest rooms are decked out with all the comforts you need, so if you’d rather order up room service than head out, you’re in the best place to do it.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

One of the nearest hotels to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, just half a mile away, it’s also close to Universal Studios® Florida and other theme park and family attractions, with Orlando and Kissimmee offering plenty of shopping, restaurants, and golf courses. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

516 rooms. All with 37” or 42” flat-screen TV with HBO and cable channels, WiFi, clock radio with MP3 player, iPod with docking station, telephone, mini-fridge, Kuerig coffeemaker, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $8.00 per day. 

  • Free Nights:  Each 7th night free for stays completed 1 Jan-31 Dec '20. Offer has been calculated into prices shown. 

Complimentary Walt Disney World Resort shuttle service. Complimentary self-parking.

Room service*.

Outdoor heated pool, kids' pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre. Tennis courts. Kids' play area. Games room.

Complimentary WiFi. Convenience store. Disney World ticket sales at front desk. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Free local calls.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $8.00 per day.

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel was previously known as Red Lion Hotel Orlando Kissimmee.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a Bad Hotel, Customer Service Sucks

Mar 10, 2020 Margaret S Cascade

First off rooms were not bad, no bugs and as clean as an older motel can get. Beds were comfortable and there was a large mini-fridge. Now we move on to the problems, basic customer service. This resort stated they would obtain 3rd party ground transportation for airport transfer. After arriving at the airport I called the hotel directly, the… Read more
First off rooms were not bad, no bugs and as clean as an older motel can get. Beds were comfortable and there was a large mini-fridge. Now we move on to the problems, basic customer service. This resort stated they would obtain 3rd party ground transportation for airport transfer. After arriving at the airport I called the hotel directly, the individual who answered did not give his name and told me they don't do that and I should find my own ground transportation, then hung up. No help there and I considered that a bit rude. I'm not a local and have never been to this airport before, lucky I did have back up in the form of a ride in the bed of a pickup. We were at the hotel quite early, so even with reservations, I wasn't surprised to be told by the lady at the front desk (no name tag) no clean rooms were available yet. No problem, understood completely. The 5 of us with our all our luggage sat down to wait in the front lobby with a clear view of the desk. Two hours later one of our group noticed people getting room keys. I went to the desk to ask about a room and she said yes they were ready. Disappointed they didn't come to us. Very upset about the lack of help on the phone and in person. To me this is an epic fail. Employees need more customer service training, lack of these skills is obvious, especially by the two employees arguing at the front desk. Not a pleasant end to our vacation. Would not recommend due to lack of customer service and ground transportation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very close to Disney parks

Mar 6, 2020 sh3rri Barrie, Canada

Staff was excellent and very friendly and helpful. Very convenient and close to drive to Disney parks. Room was a bit on the small side but very clean and comfortable. Lots of restaurants and stores nearby.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reasonable

Mar 3, 2020 Lulabella123 Netherlands

Great location of the hotel. The facilities and rooms need some serious renovation. Great staff except for front desk employees which is a shame as this is 'first impression' you have of the facility. We have arrived in the middle of the night and have been welcomed by rather grumpy staff member. When asking some other time for the medical help,… Read more
Great location of the hotel. The facilities and rooms need some serious renovation. Great staff except for front desk employees which is a shame as this is 'first impression' you have of the facility. We have arrived in the middle of the night and have been welcomed by rather grumpy staff member. When asking some other time for the medical help, we were basically sent away with staff telling us 'do not bother us with such issues'. I have never experienced something like that in any hotel in the world when the urgent medical assistance was required! I would not stay in this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Untrustworthy

Mar 2, 2020 R6063IEsteveh

My family prepaid for a week stay in January. Upon check-in, we were advised that ownership of the hotel changed hands in Dec. 2019. They would not recognize our reservation, and had to repay for our stay. Attempts to get a refund from both the old and new owners has been futile. They will not even return text’s or calls. I don’t recommend this… Read more
My family prepaid for a week stay in January. Upon check-in, we were advised that ownership of the hotel changed hands in Dec. 2019. They would not recognize our reservation, and had to repay for our stay. Attempts to get a refund from both the old and new owners has been futile. They will not even return text’s or calls. I don’t recommend this hotel, or any owned by Carter Hospitality. The epitome of bad business practices. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to relax while amussement parks go crazy

Feb 25, 2020 Jacob57 Copenhagen, Denmark

Great place where we have enjoyed the good location, excellent rooms and good additions, like pools, fitness, ice machines, laundry room, etc. It was good in August 2017 and again now in February 2020. Some areas are being refurbished, and I hope this is to limit running costs, so that the reasonable pricing can be kept.