This hotel is situated within a 10-minute drive of Interstate Highway 4 and Highway 429. Offering multiple on-site dining options and many on-site recreational amenities, this property is well suited for families looking for a resort-style experience.
This property is smoke free and all rooms include individual climate control, a hair dryer, a TV and DVD player, an iron and ironing board and a safe. Studio villa suites include a kitchenette (microwave, mini-fridge, toaster and coffeemaker) and are furnished with two double beds.
All other villas are equipped with a full kitchen (including cookware and dinnerware) and a separate sitting area with a queen sofabed. One-bedroom villas are furnished with one king bed, while two-bedroom villas are furnished with one queen bed and two twin beds.
Two-bedroom deluxe villas also include an in-suite washer and dryer and a furnished balcony. These villas have one king bed and two double beds. Two-bedroom villas with a loft offer the same in-room amenities as the two-bedroom deluxe villas and also offer two twin beds in the loft space, sleeping up to 10 people. Two-bedroom villas of all types also include a jetted tub.
Wi-Fi is available on site for an additional fee of $10 for one day, $25 for three days, and $40 for one week.
Free parking is available on site and pets weighing less than 60 lbs are permitted for an additional fee of $80 per stay (a refundable $75 deposit is also required).
There are multiple on-site dining options including Cordovano Joe's Authentic New York Style Pizza, Drafts Sports Bar and Grill, Hershey's Ice Cream Shop, Sid's Bistro, Banana Cabana Poolside Bar, Joe's Marketplace and Deli and Starbucks Coffee. Room service is available and a common BBQ and picnic area is also available.
On-site recreational facilities include 14 outdoor heated pools, 14 hot tubs, a children's wading pool, a playground, a games room, sports courts (basketball, volleyball and tennis), paddle boats, a fishing lake, a marina and dock, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bicycle rentals, mini-golf and a fitness centre. Scheduled adult and children's activities are also available.
Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a 24-hour business centre, a gift shop, a Disney movie theatre, indoor and outdoor event and meeting spaces with catering services, concierge services and an ATM. There is also an on-site attraction tickets desk.
Free theme park transportation is available to both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Shuttle transportation operates on a schedule and seats must be pre-booked with the concierge desk.
The Walt Disney World Resort is about 13 minutes away by car, while SeaWorld Orlando is a 16-minute drive away. The Wet 'n' Wild Water Park is 20 minutes away by car, while Universal Orlando Resort is about a 22-minute drive away.
There are several golf courses located within a 15-minute drive, while the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores are about 17 minutes away by car. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about a 30-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on May 13, 2013: Wi-Fi fees.
Many guests seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stays at this resort, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, and several reviewers mentioned that they were return guests.
Many guests described their units as clean and a couple of reviewers specifically complimented the housekeeping staff. Several reviewers found their rooms to be well appointed with modern furnishings and well stocked with updated amenities. One guest said that her villa was amazing. A few reviewers described their units as spacious and quiet, while a few guests found their beds comfortable.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and attentive service. Some guests also found the staff responsive to their requests, while other reviewers were happy that the check-in process was efficient.
Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing theme parks (including Walt Disney World Resort) and shopping by car. One guest mentioned that the evening fireworks at Disney could be seen from the resort.
Several guests were impressed with the extensive selection of on-site activities and dining options. A couple of guests described enjoyable meals at the various on-site restaurants.
A couple of reviewers thought that the property in general was well maintained and beautifully landscaped.
A couple of guests thought that this resort offered good value for the money they spent.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 78% of 913 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #14 out of 48 speciality lodging in Kissimmee, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 1171 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 13, 2013 to verify some information.