Situated adjacent to the Grande Pines Golf Club, this all-suite hotel is well suited for guests who prefer self-catering accommodations with full kitchens. This hotel is a 6-minute drive from SeaWorld and Aquatica.
All one- and two-bedroom suites are smoke free and include a private balcony, a full kitchen (a stovetop, a fridge, a microwave, a toaster oven, a coffeemaker, cookware and dinnerware), a TV in each bedroom and in the living room, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a separate living room with a sofabed and air conditioning. Deluxe suites feature upgraded amenities like granite counter tops and flat screen TVs.
This hotel also offers two-bedroom villas, which are equipped with the same amenities as the suites, but also include a DVD player, an iPod dock, flat screen TVs and a soaker tub. This hotel does not offer accessible suites or villas.
Light housekeeping, which involves emptying trash cans and supplying fresh towels, is provided daily, while a thorough room cleaning is provided every seven days.
In-room Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee of $4 USD per 24 hours. Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.
A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 9 am. The on-site Calypso Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool and kiddie pool, a hot tub, arcade games, a fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk, concierge and ticket assistance, coin-operated laundry machines, a convenience store and a business centre.
This hotel is situated on a scheduled shuttle route for guests travelling to Walt Disney World® Epcot Center (connecting transport from Epcot to all major Disney theme parks, SeaWorld and Universal Studios). The I-Ride trolley (stop 36) travels on International Drive to various nearby attractions, including the Premium Outlets, restaurants and shops.
Access to Interstate 4 is 6 minutes away by car, while Universal Studios Resort and the Wet 'n' Wild theme park are both about a 12-minute drive away. Walt Disney World Resort is about 15 minutes away by car, while the Orlando Premium Outlets are about a 20-minute drive away.
The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 20 to 30 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on December 13, 2013: Wi-Fi fees.
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
The suites were often described as spacious and quiet, while some reviewers added that the suites were clean, comfortable and provided pleasant views of the golf course. A couple of reviewers appreciated the private balconies and the in-suite kitchens.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.
Many guests found the location central for accessing attractions and shopping by car, while a few reviewers said that the public shuttle service was convenient.
Several reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool area, while a few guests thought that the grounds were well landscaped.
A few guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast, while a few reviewers enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant.
There were a few concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.
A few guests thought that their suites were dated and these guests specifically mentioned that their suites could use new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint.
A couple of guests were disappointed that they did not receive full housekeeping service on a daily basis, while a couple of other reviewers complained about paying additional fees for Wi-Fi ($4 per 24 hours).
While some guests praised the food and selection at the on-site restaurant, a couple of reviewers found the breakfast dining room small and crowded.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 82% of 860 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #192 out of 329 hotels in Orlando, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 463 reviews.
The author called the hotel on December 13, 2013 to verify some information.