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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Avoid!!! Should be called Cockroach Motel

Jan 16, 2020 Karen B

Arrived on Tuesday. Beds were spotless as was the bathroom. Brand new shower enclosures. Noticed the door (which was to the outside, which I always thought meant motel) need to be shut a little hard to latch. Came back Wednesday evening to just have to push the door open, housekeeping obviously did not pull it shut. Maintenance man came next… Read more
Arrived on Tuesday. Beds were spotless as was the bathroom. Brand new shower enclosures. Noticed the door (which was to the outside, which I always thought meant motel) need to be shut a little hard to latch. Came back Wednesday evening to just have to push the door open, housekeeping obviously did not pull it shut. Maintenance man came next morning, kept slamming the door shut and insisted it was fixed but said he would come back and check to make sure it was latched after housekeeping. Needless to say, that night we came back again to an open door. Next morning, changed rooms after another conversation with same maintenance guy who did nothing again. Next room had a little mold on shower ceiling, asked front desk to have housekeeping take care of it. Nothing. Next morning, 6 am my husband awoke to something crawling on his forehead. Yes, it was a cockroach. I have pics but cannot figure out how to post them. Left within the hour to another hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fine apart from our belongings being stolen....

Jan 14, 2020 Michelleh48 Sunderland

When we arrived at the hotel it was just fine. Pretty average for the price and area. The room was clean enough, air con working (although loud!), and pool area was nice. Very close to Walmart and also had a little shop and bar in the hotel which was handy when you just wanted a drink or snack. We booked this hotel as a package with virgin… Read more
When we arrived at the hotel it was just fine. Pretty average for the price and area. The room was clean enough, air con working (although loud!), and pool area was nice. Very close to Walmart and also had a little shop and bar in the hotel which was handy when you just wanted a drink or snack. We booked this hotel as a package with virgin for 14 nights but only stayed there 2 nights and then went off to other hotels around Florida. We did alert the front desk to the fact that we would be returning for our last night so we did not need the room cleaning, but we had not left completely. They acknowledged this. On returning, we found that our hotel had been cleaned for check out. We had left things we had bought at Universal Studio worth quite a bit of money and these had been taken from the room. I went to ask at the front desk and nobody could give me an answer. The items weren't in lost property where they should have been, so obviously one of the cleaners had helped themselves to these items. Instead of spending my last night enjoying my time in Orlando, I spent around 3 hours speaking to/waiting to speak to different people who kept hiding in the office so as not to have to speak to me. It's a real shame as I just asked that I was given the money back for the items (around $60), and it could have been solved so easily but it was dealt with in an appalling manner. Would not recommend at all - stay away! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the money.

Jan 13, 2020 Pegnbart Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Very disappointed. The room itself was great. The bed was very comfortable. What was disappointing was there were no amenities as advertised. They have new ownership and so the restaurant, lounge and gift shop were all closed. I called to confirm the night before and was never informed of this. We cancelled our second night.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A bit old but VERY clean

Jan 13, 2020 Michael R

This is a rather dated hotel but my room was immaculately cleaned. I was very impressed! It smelled fresh and the bedding and towels were white as snow. It is very close to Disney and the price was fantastic. Very helpful staff and I got a great night sleep!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A hotel just to sleep. A bit old but it's just fair and necessary

Jan 8, 2020 dijugar Pereira, Colombia

The hotel at first glance looks like a roadside motel like the ones in the movies. The lobby looks old-fashioned and smells like damp. With respect to room 301 that touched us, it was in very good condition, neat, clean, with comfortable beds and everything working perfectly. They did the cleaning every day during our stay, which is appreciated