My wife and I stayed here for a week in early January of 2013 with our three month old daughter…. everything was great and I would absolutely stay here again. We had a one bedroom grand suite and it was perfect for our needs. The bedroom was a good size, the bathroom was huge with the best shower I have ever been in and the kitchen was the size one would expect to find in any normal sized apartment. The bedroom closet and linen closet in the bathroom made for plenty of storage for suitcases and odds and ends. We had requested a crib and it was waiting in our room upon or arrival. The kitchen was very well stocked with equipment to the point that we had trouble finding places to store the food we bought at the grocery store. The keurig coffee maker was nice and we got two k-kups each day with the maid service… but sometimes they were decaf. The daily maid service was excellent, especially since we sometimes didn’t leave the room until mid-afternoon. They say it isn’t a full maid service, but to be honest, I didn’t really notice any difference from other hotels; they make the beds, tidy the whole place and give you more than enough fresh towels. Overall everything was very clean and seemed well maintained. Our view was nice in that we faced Universal Studios so we could watch the short fireworks show each night… but it also faced some industrial/parking areas. Having laundry and a dishwasher was great as well; we brought a few dishwasher tabs and laundry soap packets from home so we didn’t waste money buying an entire package at the grocery store in Orlando. You would think that since this is a family destination the hotel would be full of loud kids... but that wasn't the case. It was very quiet.
Others who said this isn’t really a “resort” are right. It is an apartment-style hotel… but that wasn’t an issue for us. The “restaurant” in the lobby is more of a coffee shop and I think if you paid for the “breakfast” you’d be getting ripped off. It looked more like a continental breakfast with and egg and bacon warmer added; you could definitely eat better and cheaper in your room. We didn’t use the bar/grill at the pool, but it seemed nice. The pool area was smaller than expected, but nicely done. Upon check-in the front desk was very helpful… they gave me maps/information and even a printed out sheet with the addresses of shopping, grocery stores, attractions and theme parks so I could just put the addresses into my GPS; that was a very nice touch. The only real negative I have is that the internet (which is wireless and free-of-charge) was slow most of the time… but I didn’t have any trouble with it not working.
The location was great. Close to the airport, malls, outlets, a Walmart with groceries, Universal Studios and Disney was only about ten minutes away with no traffic. Although it’s only a block off of International Drive we didn’t go there at all… it seemed pretty “junky” for lack of a better word.
Overall, it was a great stay and I would come back/recommend The Point Orlando.
- Also Known As:
- The Point Orlando Hotel Orlando
- The Point Hotel Orlando
- The Point Orlando Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This full-service, all-suite, luxury boutique hotel has a combination of junior suites (sleeping up to 4), one-bedroom suites (sleeping up to 4) and two-bedroom suites (sleeping up to 8). One- and Two-bedroom suites include a full kitchen, washer/dryer and balcony or patio. Junior suites include mini-fridge and microwave. The resort is a Universal Partner Hotel, and located less than 1 mile from Universal theme parks. It offers scheduled theme park shuttles to Universal, SeaWorld, Wet 'n Wild and Walt Disney World. And the Orlando Convention Center is just 2 miles down the road. Resort amenities include an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness center and lobby lounge. Daily buffet breakfast is served at The Barista. After 11 a.m., guests can get snacks, coffees and sandwiches. And the new poolside Cabana Bar & Grill serves a varied menu of sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Plus, you can get frosty drinks and cocktails, all served poolside. This resort is consistently rated in the top 10 of 339 hotels in Orlando, by TripAdvisor reviewers. ... more less
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