This resort is an all suite, owned-unit facility; with short term rentals. we stayed two nights. They do charge a $10 resort fee, which covers wi-fi, parking and a few other odds and ends (but not breakfast).
It is located within an easy walk of Wet N Wild at the north end of Universal Blvd. I had read somewhere that is walking to Universal, but would not recommend trying that! The immediate environs are empty lots or industrial sites. Not super attractive, but that will surely change in a few years as growth comes there. Plenty of free parking.
The rooms are overall nicely appointed. A few oddities; very loud bathroom fans, a big gap at the bottom of the outer door that lets in light that might be annoying to families sleeping in the living room. Our unit had a huge bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped.
Breakfast was very mediocre. See picture--that's the entire breakfast bar. It consisted of two chafing dishes of hot items, a very limited selection of cereal, yogurt, breaks, coffees and juices. However, I will say it is probably worth the $10 charged since it is adequate and time-wise very convenient. Many guests seemed to partake in breakfast.
Staff and management was very nice and friendly. We didn't have any real special requests, but there was always someone around to ask a question or help around the pool, desk area, etc.
The pool area is nice enough. Note that you will run into squatters who take the chairs. The pool goes from 3' to almost 5' if i recall, and the water is nice there. Towels are plentiful. There is a bar outside too though I did not use it. There is a very small fitness room with some worn out equipment.
Overall: I'd rate this hotel a B-.
One important note: on TripAdvisor, I'd seen this was one of the top romantic hotels in Orlando and that was an important reason I chose it. I'd suggest that is far from the truth. The clientele tends to run to long term stay people, extended families (both kids and vertically with grandparents), a lot of non U.S. nationals. Think people bringing in cases of beer to hang out by the pool all day! Not trying to be judgmental with those descriptions, but just pointing out it is not romantic. There were very few couples that I saw, and I would look elsewhere if that's your intent.
- 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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