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Parkway International Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   6200 Safari Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34746   |  
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Ranked #9 of 158 Hotels in Kissimmee
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“Great Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We stayed at Parkway International Resorts from Feb 15-22nd & we loved it. From the outside of the buildings it looks kind of run down, but once we walked into our room we were very impressed. The 2 bedroom/2 bath condo was perfect for us traveling with a 11 & 15 yr old & the rooms are spaced out for privacy.

Having our own in suite washer & dryer was awesome. It was great to be able to wash clothes & towels whenever we wanted to.

We had great service from the hotel when the chain to flush the toilet broke in the master bath, maintaince was there to fix it within a hour of us reporting it to the front desk.

We were only approached once to attend the time share presentation & it was by a phone call, all we said was we were just heading out to the parks & they just said thank you & did not press us any furthur.

We checked in late at night so the front desk had told us to return the next morning to receive our offical parking pass, but we just used the same one they gave us at check in and we had no problems, i just think it is a way they can ask you to attend the time share presentation in person.

Would be willing to stay here again on another visit to Orlando

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Things to know before you go: Wireless Internet doesn't work well at all, pool chlorine is high, pool, hot tub, and tiki bar close Early, security insure that everyone is in by 10pm which We didn't like because after all your on vacation. Also the pool area gets kinda crowed early so get there early to reserve your spot or bring your own lawn chair. The room was nice & clean perfect for us four. I enjoyed the spa tub in the master bedroom but another lady I met said hers was super loud. There are no elevators that didn't bother us a bit and we were on the top floor but just a heads up incase you have someone in your party that can't handle the stairs. The trails were nice but don't really lead to anything (no shopping, dinning). All the staff were very helpful & kind. At check in they were happy to move us close to the pool area. The kids enjoyed the play area. The game room was fun on a day when it rained a bit. We enjoyed a game of shuffle board. Overall we had a great time.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

nice place, a little dated but we read previous reviews so we had expected that. not a lot of people there in feb. so if you like to avoid the crowds this is a good time to go. temps were 70 to 80 all week 13th to 18th. only complaint was that resort is 3 floors and it was quiet in the rooms unless someone was staying above you. if you get lucky and your upstairs neighbor is considerate you can tolerate it. but lets face it most people on vacation especially with kids are not thinking about their neighbors peace and quiet so it can be very annoying especially at night. just a suggestion to managment maybe when it is not crowded maybe you could stagger rooms so nobody would be staying above you from the crowd i saw there this could have been done easily. i liked this place and the price was very reasonable but the noise from above would probably keep me from coming back. also chairs and couch very uncomfortable.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakcksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

We traveled w/our kids ages 4 & 2 & my in-laws for a 2 night stay at Parkway International. It was a wonderful stay! It is a timeshare resort but we declined the "breakfast invitation" & they didn't press on any further. The rooms are very big & VERY clean! I was most excited about the cleanliness-I couldn't find any fault. We loved having a full kitchen with pots & pans & 2 bathrooms. I can't say how the service is at the front desk if you were to need something, b/c we only stayed 2 nights. It was perfect & we'll definitely be back! OH & eat at Charley's Steakhouse right next door-best steak i've ever had!

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Falcon, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

First let me say that we own at Parkway International, but I am going to make every effort to give an objective review. We were also there during a week of poor weather, although we travelers may not realize it, the weather can tilt our opinion, but I will try and not have that affect my review either.

We had one week on deposit with the Resort program itself that was going to expire soon so my husband and I decided to use it for our first vacation without our boys in 15 years. (It was also the 1st time we stayed here at our home resort). For this purpose the 2 bedroom suite was a perfect size, we did not use the 2nd bedroom but the 2nd bath was a nice plus, but if we would have had our 3 boys with us, it would have been tight for us. There were not many draws offered in the master bedroom either.

General info:
This is a mature resort, old is not the right word as the units were all re-done within the last 5-6 years. The first building done (the building we stayed in and own in, "C") shows the most wear. The guests who stay at Parkway are also more mature than many other places we have stayed, some in age, all in behavior, some both. With that said it is also a great place for kids with many activities. Maybe not the best place for singles and those who enjoy a "night-life" or "partying" atmosphere. It has a laid back, festive feel, but not rowdy. Staff was fine, they where neutral about us and we were neutral about them.

M-F they offer coffee, orange juice, packaged muffins or bagels, granola bars and packages of oatmeal. Not a full continental breakfast by any means, but we made good use of it.

All units are 2b/2b with a king size bed in the master and 2 twins in the 2nd bedroom. I understand they can prep some rooms to have 2 king beds by putting the twins together for you. There is a mini W&D, full kitchen, dining room, living room and a screened in patio. The suite has outside entry both in front and back - loved that! The rooms are decorated in an African Motif. Nothing showed much, if any, wear and tear but neither was it "fresh" or "brand new". Well appointed kitchen. Wireless I-net is free if you own here and maybe if you own at any Island One resort, but it was pretty darn slow, even with a strong signal.

The breakfast/lunch spiel after you check in and are getting your parking pass is a timeshare tour for Vacation Village at Parkway, the neighboring Resort, we own there too. We bought our 2b/2b there from private owners, but we did do the timeshare tour at VV@P about a year ago and it was one of the most horrible experiences of our life, we will never do it again!

This is a timeshare resort and like all the timeshare resorts we have stayed in, daily housekeeping does not come standard, so be prepared to make your own bed.

Supplies we found in our room:
TP
Paper Towels
Kleenex
Trash Bags
Liquid dish detergent
2 single size packs of dishwasher detergent
1 single size washing machine detergent (we use and are happy with the 2-n-1 wash & dry sheets)
1 Caf & 1 D-caf coffee
Sugar/Sweetener packages & powered creamer packages
Small soap bars

Pros:
• Location, location, location - just east of I-4, it is only minutes from Disney and a short jog up I-4 to Seaworld, Discovery Cove, Universal, etc. Publix is just a couple blocks west and about every place you can imagine to eat is within a 5 minute drive.
• Quiet - you might think that a resort so close to a main drag and interstate would have a traffic noise problem, but the lush vegetation totally insulates out all traffic noise!
• Attractive grounds - really one of the best, mostly natural landscapes we have seen. The nature walk is a nice bonus too!
• Awesome jetted tub, but do not care for it's location. I like the configuration of having a nice jetted tub where you view the bedroom and the TV versus the bathroom and bowl.
• Very pretty pool area and finally a true Hot Tub!
• Comfy bed but the pillows where a little too plump for me.
• Not a single bug in sight.

Cons:
• In an effort to conserve energy, they go way over board using the energy efficient light bulbs making the entire unit way too dark! I finally had to just start leaving lights on so as to not have to wait for them to "warm up".
• Carpet in the living room. We prefer tile. Regardless if it looks dirty or not, I always "feel" like carpet is dirty unless it is brand new.
• No door on the laundry area so you could not close off the sound of the w&d.
• TV - The size in the living room is fine, the one in the master is small (sorry, forgot to look at the 2nd b.r.), but the worst thing is the lack of selection. Only the most basic channels. Why does TV matter when in Orlando? Well when it rains, or is cold and you can't hit the pool after a day at the parks, it might be nice to wind down with a decent movie, not possible here unless you like only the oldies. But, with that said, the current rack rates to stay here may be worth the trade off.
• Pool was too cool for the season, we could have swam if it where warmer. We visited the Resort where we will be staying Dec of 2011 and tested the pool temp there, it was very warm and swimmable even with weather barley hitting 60º.
• The exercise room is sad, depressing and packed with way to much stuff! I love to work out, but I walked in then right back out.

The resort is above "Average" but "Very Good" is not quite right either. Wish I could give it 3 1/2 stars = "Good".

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LaCrosse, WI
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Have been to Orlando six times and this is by far the best accomodations we have ever had. Our Garmin GPS took us right to it. Having such a huge room was wonderful, especially with a family of six in one of the rooms. The kitchen was large and had everything I looked for to cook meals from pots and pans, baking pans/sheets, utensils, dishes, silverware, etc. Had a hand mixer, blender, coffee maker, sandwich grill, knife block, cutting board. My family enjoyed the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom, but there was also a walk in shower in there. They accomodated us by placing our two families next door to each other. We had a ground floor room which was good with little children and a 7-8 months pregnant woman (note-no elevators!). Having a washer and dryer was wonderful and soap was provided for it as well as for the dishwasher and dishsoap. No, there is no shampoo provided but soap was provided. Parking was right outside the door. There were tennis courts and a pool area which the kids used and enjoyed. There is a little strip mall behind the hotel with a grocery store and restaurants. The grounds were clean and beautiful. We were located in the building furthest from the front office and it was very nice and quiet there. When we arrived they told us after we signed in (and had provided our vehicle information) that we needed to go into a side room and get our 'permanent parking pass' from a gentleman but we politely declined and walked out of the lobby (we got no parking tickets while there either!) No one called us to ask us to a "breakfast", etc, until the day we were leaving and then they apologized for calling when told them we were checking out. Everyone was polite. I can see no point in buying into this time share as the rates were excellent to just rent and not have the other hassle/obligation. The location is excellent-easy to get in and out of and it is close to all main attractions. We have found the place we will always stay on our future visits!!

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Not a bad place to stay for the money. Probably will need a car to get to the hotel. Staff pleasant and the rooms clean but starting to show there age. Our room not ready so we were changed to a poolside room. Wouldn't recommend staying in one of these as the noise from the bar, pool and the music from7 in the morning is a bit much. We were there in winter and the cleaners cranked the music up when cleaning early in the morning!
Ove ll a good place to stay with easy access to all the theme parks and local shopping. Great having a kitchen to be able to prepare our own food.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Parkway International Resort

Address: 6200 Safari Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#8 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Parkway International Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious two bedroom condos (up to six people), fully furnished, living room, dining area, full kitchens, washer/dryer, in-room safe, whirlpool, 2 heated swimming pools, game and fitness room, organized activities, volleyball, racquetball, BBQ/picnic area, children’s playground, one mile from Animal Kingdom®. Shopping, restaurants, and golf nearby. AAA 3-diamond property. ... more   less 
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