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Silver Lake Resort
7751 Black Lake Rd., Hwy. 192 and Sherbeth Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34747 (Walt Disney World Resort)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 157 hotels in Kissimmee
Galion, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing and Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed at Silver Lake Resort for 4 nights , for a Cheer Competition. Almost thought we should just stay at the Resort and relax it was so comfortable. Quiet, Clean, Comfy! Bar with food at the Pool, very reasonable prices for the Food and Beer. Did not try to nickel and dime you!! Friday night amenity $!.00 hot dogs with all the toppings and a bag of chips. Pool absolutely beautiful and clean. No problems or complaints, what more can I say? Would definetly stay again and recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in April 2013 and were disappointed on a number of matters. We were expecting at least a 4 star resort [ It was shown as a 5 star] and while the accommodation was at the 4 star level everything else failed miserably. Firstly when we booked in the staff while were reasonably friendly, there was no concierge to assist us with out luggage. Luckily we had wheels on our suitcases. We were told that our room was in the 900 building and asked if we would like to have security show us the way. Doubts about the safety quickly sprang to mind. I noticed security on the gate when we entered the grounds, but surely we did not need some ‘strong arm’ to escort us? When we enquired as to how far the room was, we were told about 20 yards. Maybe maths was not the front desk assistant's best subject at school as the distance was well over 400 yards. Again thank goodness for wheels. After spending 26 hours either on or waiting for planes to get here from Australia, we were expecting better. Rating 0.
Nevertheless, a minor setback surely. It was the first of many to spoil our holiday and by the end the best thing was leaving. Following the concierge issue, we entered the room and were again back on a positive. Maybe not the 5 star which the resort so freely uses to describe their resort but it was a 4 star although the furniture was very dark and not inviting. Accommodation rating 4.
After travelling for so long we were also looking for a meal at a restaurant but all that was available was the poolside cabana. Only takeaway standards achieved here and a very limited menu. If the food menu was limited the drinks [especially wine] was worse. A supposed 5 star resort should have a decent dining area. After a sleep, our next episode was breakfast. With no dining area and the cabana opening at 10.00 am the gift shop was the only option. But it too did not open until 8.00 am and so a coffee in the unit was the only way to go. What a disaster. The coffee tasted like the mud had been scraped off the bottom of my boot and there was also something else on the boot.
We waited patiently until 8.00 for the gift shop/grocery shop to open. The breakfast menu here was laughable to say the least. Every item on the menu had cheese in some sort of manner included. We managed to keep our choice down and decided that we would just have to dine out. How silly we were. You see the resort is fairly isolated and they advise you not to walk along the road as there is no pathway. We bought supplies at the gift shop/grocery and thought we would just have to prepare our own even though it is one thing we do not like to do while on holiday. We were told that we should have hired a car and we said that if the resort is a 5 star we expect a reasonable dining area. The look of disbelief on their faces was unbelievable. Food rating 1.
Eventually we went against the advice and walked to Highway 192 where there are many food outlets in the form of either restaurants or fast food. But the only decent coffee was at McDonalds and that only rates a low 3 and you have to be desperate.
Then there is the wifi. You have to pay and it does not work all the time. So many times I was in the middle of something and lost the connection [frustrating]. Another issue with some although not for us was the late check-out time. There is none and you have to sign a form acknowledging this. Overall Rating 1.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Altough this resort is listed as a "5"star resort, I rate as a "3" star. Yes, it has all the great amenities, however it falls a little short on some small things. We stayed in a newer room in Bldg.#900, extra large king bed (very comfortable by the way), flat screen tv, large closet, nice bathroom, and a small enclosed patio. It had a microwave, small college type refrige, coffe pot. But, no cups, silverware, only a wine opener, meat shears. Also, we had to pay an additional $26.75 for internet service (2) devices. But you also got a few bennies for this price, free USA newspaper everyday, 15% discount on food at the cabana. This is really a timeshare resort. Every morning at around 8:15, your phone would ring asking if you wanted to attend a breakfast and hear a 1 hour talk on the resort. Also with the size of the entire complex they only had 2 washers and 2 dryers to do laundry. We happen areserving this resort through the AMERICAN LEGION membership. The price was just right. If we had to reserve this on our on we could not afford it. If we had to do this again I would only go through the AMERICAN LEGION and request a larger room that has a full kitchen and washer dryer. Also parking is at a premium. If you leave to travel about the area and return to your building later in the evening you will not get a parking spot at your building.

Room Tip: Ask for a bldg. that has the newer rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We arrived on April 13 do not try to checkin before 4 if you have a special request.My cousin and I went to visit Margarita for our parking pass and signed up for free breakfast on Monday and receive discount ticket offers and 2 bonus weeks and $$.We went to the worst RCI breakfast and since we were cousins not elgible for ticket promotions PROS.The resort is beautiful with plenty of activities for adults and children.Pool open 8am till 11pm.Pool side bar 11 till 10.Store has all items to buy for weekly stay and makes killer subs.Game and fitness room are comfortable.Grounds are secure.There is a variety of eats on 192W and the best are Millers Ale House family friendly sports bar and Chuys Mexican restaurants.Plenty of shopping outlets, Malls and Disney Marketplace.The 2 bedroom is spacious and liked how bedrooms are not ajoining.Dining living and laundry room with a jetted tub and huge shower in Master.Cons.The breakfast,No music after 9pm cause they have to play real loud and there are rooms off the pool.last but not least All parks are overpriced.I would like to suggest everyone spend a day here in the sweetest place on earth HersheyPark Pennsylvania for a third of the price.

Room Tip: Request a renovated room and make sure you get all offers you have been promised.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at Silver Lake Resort over Christmas vacation and were very impressed. The one bedroom unit was very nice and plenty spacious. The grounds were well manicured and the main pool area is beautiful (there was also a smaller pool right by our building). There were a nice assortment of other amenities including a tennis court, basketball court, game room, and convenience store. My only complaint is the propensity for resorts like Silver Lake to charge for wifi. Wifi should be as available as cable television for guests.

The location of this resort is slightly off the beaten path and yet so convenient to Disney. There is very little traffic and you can be at Disney in just a few minutes. It is worth the stay at Silver Lake just for the convenience of not having to battle traffic.

Grocery stores and restaurants are close by so there are plenty of choices whether you prefer to eat out or cook in the unit.

We will definitely return to the Silver Lake Resort.

Room Tip: Request a room in the buildings that have been renovated.
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  • Stayed December 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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Dumont, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I was a little leery booking this resort due to the mixed reviews, but have to say what a great place! We are RCI members and booked a two bedroom unit for spring break to take our daughters to Disney. The two bedroom unit was very spacious! One of the largest we have stayed in. The unit and grounds were very clean and tidy, although there is no daily housekeeping, which is a nice treat when you are on vacation. The pool and activity center was spectacular. After spending a day poolside with numerous activities for the kids, we found our kids were just as happy poolside as at the parks. Get the activity schedule for the week once you arrive, and don't miss the kids pizza / movie night. Kids get pizza and games and movie in the resort movie theater for two hours one night during the week while the parents get a quick bite out or some time alone! Very well run!

Room Tip: Make sure you take the backway/ shortcut to Disney parks. If you exit from the back of the resort i...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Clifton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My daughter and I just spent three nights at Silver Lake and it is the second villa unit we've tried in the area. It is just off of the Walt Disney World property. The units are large (a one bedroom had two bathrooms and room for six to sleep comfortably), quiet, clean and full of amenities and looked out on a nice view. Only problem was the need to carry everything up two flights of stairs but some units have elevators so ask if stairs are a problem.

Room Tip: Ask if you need an elevator because some of the older units are all stairs to upper floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Silver Lake Resort

Address: 7751 Black Lake Rd., Hwy. 192 and Sherbeth Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34747
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee > Walt Disney World Resort
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#16 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silver Lake Resort, Orlando’s Best-Kept Secret. Our Luxurious Resort is located 2 miles from Walt Disney Animal Kingdom Theme Park; seven miles from Walt Disney World Resort and just minutes away from other Central Florida’s premier attractions. Whether you love your easy access for travel to the local attractions or a nice quiet vacation stay, either way we can accommodate the vacation you desire.*Resort Amenities:23,000 sq. ft. clubhouse.9,000 sq. ft. heated swimming pool.Zero entry pool between 1000 building and 900 building.Satellite pool adjacent to main pool.Newly renovated cabana serving food and drinks.Large outdoor whirlpool spa, children’s pool, outdoor BBQ grills.Gift and convenience shop.Golf simulator, arcade room, enclosed children’s play area.Movie theatre, video rentals.Fitness center with sauna, tennis court/basketball court.Business center .Shuffleboard court.*All Villas Feature:Air conditioning/heat.Television with cable hook-up including HBO.Ceiling fans.DVD players.Fully equipped kitchens.Washer/dryers.Screen patios.Jacuzzi and separate shower area.Built-in hair dryer.King, queen, full and/or sofa sleeper.*Proposed Future Amenities:Full deli and convenience store.Sand volleyball court.Two additional tennis courts.50,000 gallon outdoor swimming pool.*Development Plan:When fully developed, Silver Lake Resort will consist of 632 designer-furnished vacation villas. One, two and three bedroom villas will be offered with square footage ranging between 735 and 1907. *Now Completed:292 designer furnished villas now completed32 one bedroom villas84 two bedroom villas104 two bedrooms split villas72 three bedroom villasAwards:RCI Gold Crown Resort since 1993.Charter member of RCI Points Resorts.Member of American Resort Development Association (ARDA).Member of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce. ... more   less 
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