Great Location - Great Money Saver!
The hotel is clean and comfortable. You know with what you are paying that you aren't at a resort hotel and you expect the building to be a bit dated. If those are problems for you, stay somewhere else. You are getting a decent hotel for a budget rate.
This hotel is in a FANTASTIC location. Right down the street from Universal and Islands of Adventure. It's kiddy corner to the tallest Slingshot ride in the world, a small midway amusement park, WhirlyBall and so much more. Just walk a few hundred feet outside of the hotel and there's dozens of food and entertainment options. Even better, the Trolley stop is right in front of the hotel. Trolley is SUPER cheap (we got a 3 day pass of unlimited rides for $7 per person) and takes you up and down International Drive where all the action is.
The hotel itself is very clean and the staff is very nice. Housekeeping tends to forget towels or a roll of toilet paper but if you call the front desk, it comes up pretty quick. The pool was clean and is actually heated. It was a great way to unwind after a long day. The only thing I caution is the theme park shuttles. For Disney parks, they have good times but for the other parks, it's only one drop off in the later morning and one pick up in the early evening (Universal was an 11:35 drop off and a 7:10 pick up). All in all, this was a fantastic hotel.
Also, the steakhouse adjacent to the lobby is beyond awesome. Their ranch cut mignon steaks and garlic mashed potatoes are a MUST.