We booked Best Western Lakeside through Virgin who gave it a slightly over optimistic three and a half star rating. We found it to be a clean, comfortable and very ordinary Orlando Motel with slightly above average accomodation in that it was cleaner and fresher than some I've stayed in, it had a hair dryer and iron and ironing board , coffe maker, fridge and colour TV in the rooms. (There is no microwave) .The pools looked clean and were in use by residents but we didn't bother, there were plenty of sun beds and tables and chairs.The rooms are the standard layout two double bed style ones any Florida traveller must be used to,there is a very nice breakfast room on site (Set price for breakfast buffet) which provides a very good breakfast and a believe kids ate free with an adult (we didn't take any children). Beware the concierge services whose main aim in life is to sell you time share, they can also sell you park tickets but I really dont believe they save you anything, be careful and unless you really want to spend hours being sold timeshare dont get sucked into the "quick" presentation. The reception staff were not really very helpful and just tried to fob you off onto the concierge people. The free transportation to Disney was useful and there were a few times to choose from to travel to and from Disney, this is helpful if you dont want to spend every waking minute in the parks . The transportation to Universal/Sea World only went at 7.45am amd back at 7.45pm which we felt was too long a day so we didn't bother. The free transportation to the small mall laid on by the hotel daily was very good, excellent "Fossil" out let store. There is also a "World of Denim" and many good eating places in easy walking distance of the Hotel we recommend the "Golden Corral" (just across the road if you dare cross it). There is a 24hr Walgreens just next to the hotel where you can buy basic grocery needs, milk, PG tips, bottled water, yogurt, shampoo etc.
So for position (very close to Disney, shops and restaurants) this is a great hotel. For style and comfort its slightly above average. We had a great holiday, but we dont spend all day at the hotel we were out there in the parks or shopping (We love the Florida Mall but there are plenty of shopping opportunities), if you are someone who likes to spend plenty of time at your hotel perhaps this isn't the right one, but it's a perfectly acceptable base if all your going to do is sleep have breakfast and then get out there. If your going to Orlando that's probably what you've got in mind any way ! so go ahead book with confidence if it sounds your type of place, we'd stay here again . The only thing we really missed was a comofrtable seating area in the room, no sofa , but we lived without a sofa for two weeks and we could do it again .
- Also Known As:
- Maingate Lakeside Hotel
- Maingate Lakeside Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside
- Best Western Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Kissimmee
- Best Western Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Florida
- Kissimmee Best Western
- Best Western Lakeside Orlando
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