- Reviews: 1219
Disney Old Key West Resort: Disney Resort Accommodation
We stayed here with Ann & Charlie and daughter Jenny. It is the perfect place for families.
The villa had 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and a nice veranda with lovely views overlooking the creek out back.
The Resort has all facilities needed including a nice pool, fitness centre and Café. Plus you can either take the free boat to Disney Springs or the free regular bus services to various parts of Disney.
I am already planning to come back and stay here with all of my family. I have no hesitation in recommending this place.
- Reviews: 3332
DISNEY'S OLD KEY WEST RESORT: AWESOME
Wednesday, October 28 to Sunday November 1, 2015
While attending the 2015 Orlando International Meet, Hans and I had the privilege of staying at DISNEY'S OLD KEY WEST RESORT in a Deluxe Studio Room.
Our room - #4220 - had a small kitchenette with a toaster, microwave, small refrigerator, coffeemaker and small bar sink. Disposable plates, bowls and plastic cutlery were provided as well as paper towels, dish soap and two dish towels. Coffee, creamer, sweetener and sugar supplied in small amounts.
The room had two queen size beds, a small table and two chairs, a 32" flat screen T.V. Inside the closet was a vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, and a safe. We also had a small patio with a table and two chairs.
Complimentary Wi-Fi service.
- Reviews: 238
Self Catering House in Kissimmee
We wanted the freedom to be able to come and go as we please, as well as to have our own space, so we booked into a 4 bed house with a pool in a gated community in Kissimmee. It wasn't overly expensive, in fact, it was really great value we thought.
The kids could play in the pool, while we chilled out on sun loungers. When we weren't going out for the day, it was the perfect place to go back to or relax in. It gave us the chance to go shopping and fill the fridge with stuff from the supermarkets that we couldn't get in the UK, like cheese filled hot dog sausages that my daughter just loved, and doughnuts in a thousand and more varieties :)
- Reviews: 1076
Contemporary Hotel: Deluxe Lodging at Disney World
The Contemporary Hotel was one of two lodgings available at the 1971 opening of the resort, complete with a dedication by Bob Hope. The centerpiece is a 15 story A frame tower with huge indoor atrium extending from the fourth floor Grand Canyon Concourse up to the roof, lined by almost 400 rooms. The absolute highlight, presumably revolutionary at the time, was the fourth floor access to the monorail which passes right through the building (image 1), allowing speedy access to the Magic Kingdom and with transfer EPCOT.
A second highlight is the massive mural (image 2) by Disney idea maven Mary Blair - a 1700 sq meter mural dominating the concourse and entitled Pueblo Village. Hand painted tiles feature stylized wildlife and Native American children. We missed it but on a facing wall is a mural of a 5 legged goat. Ms. Blair apparently housed doubts about anything manmade being without flaw.
Construction was also advanced for the time - a steel building into which prefabricated rooms were placed by cranes. The secondary building, where we stayed, is a three story annex, the Garden Wing. The main building offers views of the Magic Kingdom and the adjacent Bay Lake and manmade Seven Seas Lagoon but may also include views of the parking lot. The Garden Wing faces either a Mickey Mouse shaped pool or a garden, our view, peaceful and quiet. The two buildings do not have an indoor connection and it is a bit of a hike particularly if one's garden room is on the far side of the building.
The Contemporary tower building offers a multitude of services including a shopping arcade, a game room ( expensive ), and multiple restaurants of varying cost and formality.
The recently redecorated rooms in the Garden Wing maintain the contemporary decor. Large, with two queen beds, desk and chairs, and flat screen TV. The bathrooms are reasonable size with dual sinks. Closet space is more than adequate. That said, these rooms are certainly nothing special in decor or conveniences, just adequate. Housekeeping was superb, still surprised how well chaos became order while we were out of the room.
Depending on room location, tower rooms offer great views of the Magic Kingdom especially when lit up at night and a perfect place to watch the fireworks. BTW, for other guests, the fireworks are visible from a terrace on the fourth floor.
Pictures to come.
- Reviews: 951
Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter: Good place to stay
There's so much to decide on when picking where to stay at WDW. The places that access the parks the best are the most expensive. The cheapest are still decent quality - but the bus rides can take forever. We ended up choosing a middle ground with the POFQ. We were closer to the parks (still had to take a bus), but didn't have to pay the top $ onsite.
(When figuring the cost of staying onsite, recall that with the bus system, you likely won't need to rent a car, take a cab, etc. if you plan on staying onsite the whole time.)
The complex is fairly sprawling - there are seven buildings that house rooms. The theme, of course, is the Big Easy and Mardis Gras.
In the center of the complex are all the amenities - the bus stop, a food court style restaurant, arcade, fairly good sized gift shop, and pool. The bus stop is a little of a free for all. Buses pull up with a sign as to where they are going and everyone tries to cram on. We never did stop anywhere else however, as most of the buses filled up here. The food court is a solid choice for breakfast - you'll usually be out and about for other meals. The arcade is small and extremely expensive. The pool area is cool - nothing too deep, but lots of chairs, a waterfall, and a waterslide. Kids had a great time.
The hotel is also on the Sassagoula River. There's a walking path along this where you can walk to the Port Orleans Riverside, and also you can catch a boat here to Downtown Disney if you get tired of the buses. Note the boats can get full later in the day, so you may have a wait.
The rooms are in great condition, and the cleaning staff does a wonderful job, including leaving little "towel animals" for the kids. Rooms have refrigerators, safes, and I really like the curtain between the sink and sleeping areas - made it nice to get going in the morning without waking everyone. My understanding is they recently remodeled quite a bit - the beds seemed newer and led to very good night's sleep.
The staff is friendly, check-in and -out were very easy. All in all, this was a really good choice, especially for our first time there. Not the cheapest place, but a good balance of all you can get.
- Reviews: 1
Bahama Bay Resort: Bahama Bay Resort
The accomodations were very good. For the most part the employees wre friendly. one of my issues/complaints is I was on a second flooor villa and I think the third floor villa above me had a herd of cattle living there. I called the front dest a few times asking them to contact the individuals and let them know that they ahve neighbors below them. In my heart I don't think my concerns were ever relayed because the running,jumping and stomping never stopped. The resort also gave out a book which guest were suppose to be able to use coupons at one of the resturants on property and when I tried to use it each resturant told me I had to use it at a different resturant. Kind of a gimmick to get you in and get you to spend money. Be careful at the resturants because they charge an 11-15% grauity that comes as a surprise when you get your bill/check because its not posted anywhere and the waitress at the Tradewind resturant are awful.
The resort is very beautiful. The landscape is excellent.
- Reviews: 2
Mystic Dunes Resort Orlando, FL: The Largest, Most Economical, & Beautiful Resort
My family stayed at the Mystic Dunes Resort. It was only minutes from WDW and we had over 2200 sq ft! Our bill for 5 days was only $900, which includes 11% tax. We got the 3 bedroom suite, which is enough room for 12 people. You could easily get the 2 bedroom suite and cut costs. They had a 52" flat screen in the main living area. It is situated on hundreds of acres of golfing. The linens were white and super comfortable! We had two full kitchens, two full living areas, three full baths, and so much more. They have a free shuttle running every day. They have 4 heated pools with a 2 story slide at one. We loved it!
Prof Wendy Davis
Outstanding Qualities include:
1. Huge space
2. Beautiful accomodations
4. 4 pools
5. 2 story pool
- Reviews: 1
Holiday Inn Main Gate East: Great accommodations and fantastic staff!
I used to stay at this hotel with my family when it was a Travelodge. Wow have they made improvements! My new husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and couldn't have been more pleased. The hotel was clean and had a very pleasant atmosphere with bright colors and fun decorations.
Upon check-in, we were upgraded to a suite when the staff member found out we were honeymooning with them. We didn't even know it until we got to the room and opened our door. The rest of our stay was filled with hello's and smiles from all the employees.
We really enjoyed the pool area and the hot tub. It was great to have a place to relax after a long day in the theme parks! They have showers available in a building by the pool for anyone that would like to use them.
We also loved the drink bottles they had for $3.99. They were good for free refills on pop for your entire stay! What a money-saver!
The breakfast buffet is probably the only thing I would advise against. Not very many options and a steepish price made us regret getting it one morning.
The view of Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. and Old Town across the street were very pretty at night. The pool was nice and was only slightly chilly for it being October. Also, they are a Disney's Good Neighbors hotel so you can purchase tickets there at a discounted rate and it's sanctioned by the parks.
- Reviews: 1
Cumbrian Lakes Villa: Kissimmee's Best Vacation Rental House
If you can stay for 2 weeks, I would. It should be nice, and there are plenty of things to do. I wouldn't stay in a hotel, for that long stay in a rental house, is perfect for long term. I read about one on another fourm for $120 a night. The website is www.cumbrianlakes-villa.com
Everything a Vacation House should include, with 6 bedrooms, pool, and game room.
- Reviews: 3
Dolphin Hotel: Fantastic Location
We had a great stay in the Dolphin side of the Swan and Dolphin hotel. The room easily accomodated our family of 5 and through obtaining a 40 per cent discount (check their website for offers), this accomodation was more affordable than staying in a Disney property. This is a truly luxurious hotel and I never thought that I would be able to afford to stay here. It is in a fantastic location on the boardwalk. You can walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios and enjoy leisurely evenings on the Boardwalk watching the street entertainers. This gives you a little more freedom as you are not tied to waiting for Disney transportation even though this is available to guests of this hotel. Taxis are available on demand at the hotel lobby. Hotel residents also qualify for Disney's Extra Magic Hours which is a big benefit. The hotel has a good pool area and beach. You can lay on the beach and see the Epcot ball! This also means that you can watch the Epcot Fireworks from this area. The buffet breakfast was excellent as were the milkshakes at the ice cream bar. They were a little expensive but good for a holiday treat!
We had the most amazing view from our room which looked out in the direction of Hollywood Studios. We could see the Tower of Terror and the cliff that Mickey Mouse stands on in the Fantasmic show. So if we were in our room at 10pm we would draw back the curtains and watch the Fantasmic fireworks and look out for Mickey at the end of the show.
- Reviews: 1
Marriott Vista Grande Villas: Room Theft
We had a Nintendo DSi and game cards (value $500) stolen from our hotel room most likely by housekeeping.
Housekeeping did not come to our condo suite until the 7th day of our 9 day stay. During those 7 days, my son played with his DSi whenever he had free time. He left the game system on a table in the bedroom. On our 7th day at the resort we were out all day and upon returning we saw that housekeeping had come in (beds were made, linen and supplies were replenished) and the DSi was gone.
After a thorough search we called the front desk the next morning and someone from Loss Prevention came to take our report. He seemed completely disinterested and unsympathetic. After a day of no response, my husband made several calls to different hotel personnel but no one seemed to be able to address our problem. We had to deal with 3 different people from Loss Prevention before someone called us back. He told us that the housekeeper who came to our room was questioned and she said that she “did not see any DSi in our room”. He then told us to call their Insurance Company to make a claim. We wanted to know the name of the person whom had been in our room but was told that it was confidential information. We have stayed in many hotels before and usually a card is left with the name of the housekeeper. I don’t know why this establishment chooses to promote secrecy over accountability and transparency.
We felt that we were given the “runaround”, no one took us seriously and there was no policy in place to prevent or deter housekeeping theft.
We are very surprised and disappointed that the Marriot-such a huge and reputable (so we thought) hotel chain would operate like this.
We will not return to this resort again nor recommend it to anyone due to their shoddy handling of room theft. This could certainly happen again to us and other guests.
My 11 year old son felt very dejected and personally violated. He had over 250 pictures and creative art work stored on a SD card in the game system. This really put a black cloud over our vacation. LOCK EVERYTHING!!!
Great pool and grounds
- Reviews: 1
Reunion Grand Resort: Horrible service, great room
We visited this hotel as part of the Wyndham vacation program. Because of this, we did not owe any money on checkin. They asked for a credit card that I assumed was for anything we charged to the room. They swiped it and handed it back and told me that they had just charged me $110 for each night we were staying as a deposit. This was not advertised on anything we had signed previously to booking the reservation. When I protested they were very dismissive and told me that I would get it back within 5 business days of the time we left. If I didn't like it I could call my bank and get it returned.
On our second day our key reader on the door quit working. We called for service at 9:00 AM. We were told that security would be sent right away. At 10:00 we left for the water park. At 2:30 pm no one had fixed the door. We had to call security to come let us in the room. It took them 30 minutes to come. That person was not authorized to fix the door. He left to get a supervisor. No one ever came back. We made multiple calls to the front desk and were told they would send security. No one ever came. It wasn't until the shift change after 5:00 pm that we finally contacted people who were willing to help us. That means we went a whole day unable to leave the room without being locked out and despite being repeatedly told help was on its way no one was willing to fix it.
They say there are multiple pools and hot tubs. I was here for a week and could never find them. They aren't on the map we were given. There is a small pool by the villas and one on the roof of the main building.
There are also no shuttles to any of the parks.
I would not only NOT RECOMMEND this park but I would actively discourage any one from ever staying here!
The rooms are very nice.
- Reviews: 1
Cypress Palms Resort Hotel Orlando: Great for kids.. horrible for couples
I just returned from my stay at Cypress Palms in orlando. Although not an owner at this facility, I did exchange my week to at this location. While there I had a great experience with the concierge! She was extremely helpful not just for this trip, but also for an upcoming trip back to Orlando. Also the kids activities were great!
But in addition to that, I need to comment that after many years of timeshare ownership, this was my worst experience! The rooms were sub-par at best. Very old and not updated. My understanding was that the reoom was a non smoking unit. Understandably the resort was booked due to the holiday season, but there were no accomodations made for my sister in law (who is allergic to cigarette smoke) to have a filtration unit. I was not informed untill I called that I would not have a mid week clean up service. In all the years of making exchanges, I have never NOT had a mid week clean up service (unless I was there less than 4 days). Then the phone calls! The phone rang every morning about 7-730! That was really over the top! To make the experience even worse, I went to the update presentation and was belittled and rudely treated by the "Discovery" employee at the end. I was sadly disappointed and want to let the corporate office know that there are some significant issues with the Cypress Palms location.
- Reviews: 1
Marriott Vista Grande Villas: Bed Bugs!
The Marriotte grande Vista is a lovely place. We stayed there on the 23rd-30th of August of this year. Our room was real nice. The first night was ok but by the mornign my fiance' and I were bitten by bugs. That night we came to the front desk for them to do something for us. They had us put all our cloths in the trunk of the car and moved us at 1am. Loss prevention came that night after we got settled in and took a report. The next day they said the room was checked out and there were no bugs and if we needed it we would have to seach out our own medical attention. We did but as my fiance' and I have different insurance we had to got to different urgent centers at two different times. Funny thing is that these two doctors gave us the same diagnosis, and meds.....Bed Bugs!!! Ok so we still had access to our old room and looked at it days later and it was exactly as we left it! Even the tv was still on!! Well they offered to send our clothes out to be cleaned but our stuff would not be back till our return flight home would have landed. We had no clothes except the ones we were wearing and spent alot of time in our new room because we were bitten from head to toe. Nice vacation that we hadf been planning for a year. No theme parks! We had antibiotic cream all over us, and 3 medications to fix this mess. Funny...if our old room was ok why didn't the maid clean it up all the time we were there..yet she was at our new room every morning..hmm..now Liberty Mutual(there insurance) asked us to send all the bills and perscriptions ,so we did. They called today and said Marriotte was not liable. Way to trat a paying customer. I remember when the name Marriotte ment something to us little people. Not anymore. We were very discrete when we notified the manager because we did not want to cause alarm for business. Well, not anymore. I do hope they treat others better than they treated us.
Pools were nice.
- Reviews: 1
Wynfield Inn Orlando Convention Center: Resorts
My Fiance and I are planning our honeymoon and have decided to stay at http://www.swandolphin.com This is by far the most amazing Disney World resort yet. There 17 restaurants on the resort along with access to transportation to all of the parks every 15 minutes. I think this is going to be the best place for our honeymoon because it looks so romantic and elegant.
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