Our family of four decided to stay at the Residence Inn prior to a Disney Cruise in June 2012 and were very happy with the accommodations- we had a one bedroom suite. The breakfast buffet was super and the staff friendly. While the property is not close to the beach (about 1 mile drive across A-1A), this is a great choice if you are looking for a comfortable stay near the port restaurants and cruise ships. Another positive to the property is that it is only a 40 minute drive to Orlando International Airport. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a good, clean, family-friendly hotel to spend a few days in before or after a cruise. If looking for another option close to or on the beach and a stand-alone family-resort 'feel' check out the Ron Jon Beach resort as an alternative (negatives: no free breakfast and a higher nightly rate).