Located about a 12-minute walk from Gator Golf and Adventure Park, and a 12-minute drive from Disney World, The Point Orlando Resort is geared towards travellers who require a hotel with on-site dining, a free Disney Park shuttle and extended kitchen amenities.
This hotel has 200 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a wetbar, an iron and ironing board, a desk, a dining area and a hair dryer. Rooms with a living area and sofabed, a jetted tub, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer and a separate bedroom are also available. Some suites sleep up to eight people. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting/conference space, a business centre, vending machines and free parking. A breakfast buffet is available for purchase daily at The Barista, which also serves light meals and snacks throughout the day. The licensed Cabana Bar and Grill also serves light fare, as well as drinks, and is located by the pool.
A free Disney Park shuttle is also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
Weekly housekeeping and daily towel service/bed-making is included.
Japan Food Aki Restaurant is about a 4-minute walk southwest of the hotel, while Universal Orlando Resort can be found 3 minutes north by car. SeaWorld Orlando is an 11-minute drive south and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is roughly a 20-minute drive eastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 13, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many lodgers were impressed with the hotel's location, finding it to be close to theme parks, shopping, restaurants, highway access, Universal Studios, Walgreens and Wet and Wild. One guest remarked, "Everything that you could need from theme parks, to drug stores, to souvenir shops, to restaurants are just minutes away".
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as helpful, friendly and professional.
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as well equipped, clean, spacious and quiet, with great views of the Disney fireworks and comfortable beds. A few lodgers did find the sofabeds to be uncomfortable, however.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the parking and the housekeeping.
A few reviewers complained about the hotel's parking. They reported there were not enough spots to accommodate the number of guests at the hotel, which resulted in having to park on the grass or farther away from the hotel, which they found to be an inconvenience.
As mentioned in the overview (and on the hotel's website), the hotel only offers weekly housekeeping and daily towel service/bed-making. Some reviewers were disappointed with the lack of daily housekeeping services.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 of 329
Orlando hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 1,891 reviews.Expedia.ca
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 1,616 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 165 reviews.
The author called the hotel on August 13, 2013 to verify some information.