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IETF 86 - Orlando, Florida, USA - March 10-15, 2013

Airport Information and Transportation

Arrival Coordination

The Orlando International Airport has a large atrium area just outside of the gates 60-129 security (before descending to lower levels (A or B) for baggage claim) which is a natural meeting place for those who would like to meet up and travel together to the IETF 86 meeting venue. There is a fountain in the middle of the atrium area. For those whose flights land at gates 1-59, walk through security, past the food court to get to the atrium area.

The best options for traveling to the Caribe Royale Hotel are via shared shuttle van or by taxicab. Please see our airport information page for details.

Arrival Coordination

Departure Coordination

Sightseeing and Things to Do in the Orlando Area


Fitness Center

The Caribe Royale has a fitness center for guests aged 16 and older. Use of the facility is complimentary. Please note: The hotel requires that proper athletic shoes be worn by all guests who use the fitness center. Crocs, sandals, flip flops, single strap Velcro shoes, open toe or open heel shoes, ballet type shoes and hard sole shoes are not permitted.


The hotel also has shared tennis courts on a first come, first served basis. Use of the courts is complimentary for guests of the hotel, no appointment needed. Rackets and tennis balls are available upon request for a nominal fee at the fitness center.


The Caribe Royale has a full sized basketball court. The court is open to all guests on a first come, first serve basis. Basketballs are available for a nominal fee upon request at the fitness center for your convenience.

ATMs & Money Conversion

There is a SunTrust Bank branch in the Orlando International Airport (MCO), as well as a number of ATM machines. There is also a currency exchange in the main terminal (“landside”) outside security to gates 1-59, and one “airside” by gates 60-99.

There's an ATM in the Convention Center across from Carribean 1; the fee is $3.

Electrical Plug / Outlet


Cellphones / Data

Miscellaneous Information

Caribe Royale's FAQ covers details like parking (it's free) and laundry (coin-op machines are available).

Walking to/from Grand Beach Resort


CVS (0.2 miles- across the street from the IETF 86 meeting venue). WARNING: this location does not have a pharmacy.

7-Eleven (0.2 miles- across the street from the IETF 86 meeting venue)

Halal Market (0.9 miles) 3262 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL

Walmart Supercenter (1.2 miles) 3250 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL

Kash N Karry Supercenter (1.2 miles) 13400 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL

Publix (1.7 miles) 2909 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL

Target (2.0 miles) 4795 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL


**At the Caribe Royale**

Cafe Largo - open 24 hours, market-style dining, pizza, deli-sandwiches, salad bar, snacks. Eat in or take out.

The Tropicale - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, full service casual dining restaurant

Calypso's Bar and Grille - open 11:00am-6:00pm, poolside

Parrot Isle Lobby Bar - open 5:00pm-1:00am

The Venetian Room - elegant AAA Four Diamond fine dining restaurant.

**Dining Nearby**

The Vista Bistro at the Buena Vista Suites Hotel is a steakhouse open for lunch and dinner. Vista Bistro meals can be charged to your folio at Caribe Royale.

Hawk's Landing Steakhouse & Grille is located in the Orlando World Center Marriott, about a mile from the Caribe Royale (the property directly west on World Center Drive, across S Apopka Vineland Road).

Also in the Orlando World Center Marriott is the Mikado Japanese Steak House, a Tappan Yaki restaurant, and High Velocity, a sports bar.

**At Downtown Disney**

Bongos Cuban Cafe - Cuban

Cap'n Jack's Restaurant - casual dining, crab cakes, pasta, etc.

Fulton's Crab House - fresh fish and seafood

House of Blues - southern-inspired cuisine

Paradiso 37 - featuring North, South and Central American cuisine, international wine and tequila bar

Planet Hollywood

Portobello - Country Italian Trattoria

RAGLAN ROAD Irish Pub and Restaurant - Irish food, beer, and featuring live music

Rainforest Cafe


Wolfgang Puck Cafe

For all Downtown Disney table service restaurants (some of the above have quick (window) service available) reservations are recommended. Call 407-WDW-DINE, or you can reserve a table online from their Web site using Open Table.

**At Universal Citywalk**
**At Pointe Orlando**

Kosher on Wheels serves shawarma and falafel from a food truck north of Seaworld. It's out of the way, but attendees at the recent NANOG meeting were fans.

Nile Ethiopian vegetarian mains ~$10, meat $12-14. Zagat 26. The atmosphere is low-key, but the food is great. ~8-9 miles north near Universal Studios at 7048 International Drive.

Habibi USA Totally not-chain authentic Lebanese with excellent service. From $20. About 3 miles north. “Confirmed delicious.”

Social Event & T-shirt Tickets

IETF 86 Social Event information. The IETF 86 Social Event is hosted by Comcast and NBCUniversal.

Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

In the Caribe Royale

Java’s Coffee Café - open 6:30am-11:30am. Located in Tower II, poolside lobby level

Café Largo - open 24 hours

Outside the meeting venue

Starbucks (0.9 miles) - located in the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center

Starbucks - 13401 Blue Heron Beach Dr. (really on Apopka Vineland, just north of the Dunkin Donuts)

Dunkin Donuts (0.8 miles) - 13605 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL

World of Coffee (0.8 miles) - 15533 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL

Visa Information



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