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“Great Value in Condo near Walt Disney World - Big Family Accomodations” 4 of 5 stars
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Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   8545 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747   |  
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Great Value in Condo near Walt Disney World - Big Family Accomodations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We just returned from the National Football championships in Kissimmee Florida and a week at the Lighthouse Key Resort. Although we were not there to go to the parks, we were able to sneak to them a few times! Let me say, LAST YEAR we took a big trip to Florida and stayed on property, and I have to say, I think we were closer to the central park station (monorail/boats) from this condo, then we were at our on property (overpriced) disney resort (the carribean). This is a terrific value and beautiful accomodations for a long stay in the Orlando area... Let me tell you why:

1) Location:
as I said, we were MINUTES from the central ticket / parking location for magic kingdom/monorail station. There are great kid friendly (read: KIDS EAT FREE) restaurants closeby (Houlihans, Ale House, Texas Roadhouse, Mcdonalds) within a mile if not walking distance, and a Super Target for groceries and essentials.

2) Kitchen:
FULL kitchen. Granite counters, full fridge, microwave, stovetop, oven, toaster, coffee pot, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, ANYTHING you need to prepare a meal.

3) Laundry:
Full size washer/dryer in an IN ROOM laundry room

4) Room:
I stayed in a 3 bedroom/3 bath condo. 2 masters with onsuites, HUGE JET tubs, double sinks, separate water closets, 3rd bed with two twins and hallway bathroom, dining room, living room, TVs in every room with satellite HBO. great balcony overlooking a lake, definately ask for this view. gorgeous sunrises. Comfy, stylish furniture.

5) Parking:
Free - Gated during the day -

6) Clubhouse:
beautiful, good pool and hot tub (not great jets, but the hot water does the trick after day of walking). Had a full size gameroom, theatre room showing free movies a few times a day, snack bar and bar ( we didn't use any of this)

7) Service:
We had a few things break - Staff was right there to fix them, apologize, etc.... we had one mid week maid service. Very nice.

PRICE PRICE PRICE.... I had a deal with football, but I know that the prices are pennies on the dollar compared to on property.


So the few things that were not so great, just to be aware of:

1) Mattresses: OK, not great. SHEETS, thin need replacing (I am just being picky...) could use more pillows (I would bring my own next time)

2) I didn't see a "spa" so if you are going for pampering, I would pick a higher scale more expensive resort. this is for families going to the parks....

3) Hallways are dark and are a bit old, smell of old stucco when we first got there, I paniced a bit, but once I was in my room, it was 100% great!

4) Lake can be a bit noisy at night... resort across the lake has nightly dance party of somesort. pretty loud if your sliding glass doors are open.

5) LOTS of turkey vultures. pretty weird.

Final word: GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES who want to cook, sleep, have elbow room, etc. very nicely appointed with nounessential frills. Makes you feel great about what you are paying for.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the LAKE - its gorgeous and the sun rises over it... BUT if you are sensitive to e...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is the perfect place for a large family or group who is visiting the Orlando Theme parks. We rented the 4 BR 3 BA condo, which has 2 master suites. The other bedrooms have a queen bed and a trundle bed. The living room has a sleeper sofa, but we found that the master bedrooms had plenty of space to put kids on the floor in sleeping bags, leaving the living areas open for use in the evenings. The condos are beautifully appointed and furnished, fromthe crown moldings, granite countertops, jacuzzi tubs in the master baths, to the fully stocked kitchen (appliances). It is a very quiet, gated community, with a lovely pool area, theater, arcade room and spa. While you don't have the convenience of being in a Disney resort (with free shuttles, etc), this is only about 10 minutes from Disney, MGM, and Epcot, and the price difference is worth it. I would highly recommend this to any large group planning a trip to Disney. You will not be disappointed. Also, there is everything that you need nearby....a Publix supermarket, a Super Target, a wonderful pizza place (Flippers), and a wide assortment of restaurants and fast food places. You also do not have to get out on I-4 to get to the Disney parks, as it is a straight-shot down 192 (Irlo Bronson Parkway) to the entrance ramps to the Disney Theme Parks. When booking at Lighthouse Key, be sure to check on the vacation specials tab, as we were able to get a free night using the October special. They also run specials for free park shuttle service, so don't miss out on their current special.

Also, don't be deterred by the inconspicious sign at the entrance (it does not properly represent the property), or the obvious stop in construction (it appears that more units are planned for the future, but we really liked the small size of the property, so this was a plus)

In short, this is a beautiful place in close proximity to the area attractions, with plenty of food options nearby, for a very good place. What more could you ask for?

Room Tip: You may want to ask if your room faces the lake or the parking lot. We faced the parking lot, which...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Our first time with this resort. I booked for all of us two units for 6 days--had 3 nd 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor & 1st floor last july 2012. This was so far the best resort we've ever stayed. Clean nd large rooms more than enough space for parents and kids, lots of restaurants nearby, accessible to groceries, gated resort, equipped kitchen and quiet complex, They also offer a shuttle to some of the disney locations which works for 3 different families with kids ranging from 4-13 y/o having only one huge van since we dont go to same area attractions daily. My friends was so happy with my choice. Planning to stay here again next time we go back to Florida, soon! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: building 1 is closest to the lounge and pool area..
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kissimmee, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

the good-beautiful and great location. all the good resturants are close and disney is just 5 or 6 miles. arrived early and they gave us early check in.

the bad-every thing is closed,the deli, and the bar, we have a 2 bed room although the bed in the second room is unsleepable its a trundle bed. we asked to be moved but they said they were full. funny the parking lot is empty and when I went on line they had plenty of units available. we asked for wash cloths, they were out of them. Best of all I was in the tub and cut my head on the very sharp handle they offered me a bandaid I asked the management to look at the handle but they sent a maintenance man that didn't understand why he was here. I went to the clinic and receive 4 staples. I was also disappointed in how dirty the pool was. We travel 4 weeks a year and never had all this go wrong, will never come back here.

Room Tip: do not get a room with a trundle bed, be careful in the bathtub very sharp handle if you hurt your s...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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LHKGM, General Manager at Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
We too are disappointed the resort did not meet your expectations. Our team was responsive to the issues you experienced and it was our understanding that you were satisfied with the efforts to resolve the issues during your stay. It is always our intention to provide the very best vacation experience for all of our guests. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you to restore your good faith in our Resort and serve you again in the future. I can be reached at 321-329-7000 ext 205
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Laura Sherman
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was our first stay at Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa and we will stay again. The rooms were very clean and spacious. I loved having a utility room with a full size washer and dryer. We had everything provided that we would need. Everything looked just as it did on the website. We really enjoyed the pools. The spa are was immaculant and comfortable. The location was perfect! We look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed in Building 2, Room 202, nice view, but not enough to see the fireworks from the park. Room again is wonderful, just need to do a little cleaning with the spiders and ants (especially these somehow coming from the window edge). Second time staying at the place in for three weeks in August 2012.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I stay at this resort every year. The condos are large and beautiful. The master bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. Large washers and dryers in every unit. It seems like one of them breaks every visit. Perfect resort to stay at if you are competing in a sporting event at the Wide World of Sports. Brand new restaurants located close to the resort. The pool is clean. The only downside is that you are not allowed to bring outside food into the pool area. You have to order from the pool cafe.

Room Tip: Request to stay in the building closest to the pool.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Lighthouse Key Hotel Kissimmee
Lighthouse Key Hotel
Lighthouse Key Resort
Address: 8545 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#4 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa features spacious vacation condominium rentals 4 miles from Disney with 2-4 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, and covered patios. Resort amenities include: a full service spa, gourmet deli & sundry shop, heated swimming pools, meeting space and more. Disney ticket specials with every reservation! ... more   less 
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