We did not come to Orlando for the theme parks. We came to shop and took that in mind when we chose this hotel. We read the reviews and wasn't sure we could believe the superlatives when we saw the price.
Well, I should have believed. Though we were concerned about how close we are to I-4, but we don't hear the traffic. Instead of being a problem, the freeway allows easy access to the shopping areas.
When we arrived, we had no difficulty parking -- plenty of free parking available. That's a big plus for us. When we entered the lobby, we were greeted by the front desk staff. We were checked in by a very friendly young lady who explained the location of our room, the times for breakfast and the evening dinner/reception, the location of the pool -- all we needed to know.
There are 3 elevators! We've not had to wait more than a couple of minutes -- another plus. We're on the 5th floor and have a view of a lake. The closest to a complaint I have is that the outside of the window needs cleaning. So how much time do I spend looking out of that window? Only long enough to notice the exterior is dirty. Not really a problem!
The room is large, has a king-size bed, a microwave, a fridge, and one of the nicest showers I've seen in a hotel room. The room is l-shaped with a desk in the 'L' -- allows one to work and one to watcj TV or sleep. And, it is absolutely spotless. We're more than comfortable.
Last night, we went to the Drury's evening meal. BTW, three alcoholic drinks per person are included. They have a limited choice-- wines (both reds and whites), bloody mary's, margueritas, Unlimited sodas are available (also free). We had choices: salad, soup, nachos, pasta, meatballs, baked potatoes, hot dogs (a hit with the kids staying here). Wouldn't call it gourmet fare -- but certainly adequate for those who have been running all day and are low on energy. the big surprise here is that the evening meal is offered every night -- not just Monday thru Thursday to attract the road warriors. And if the in-house menu doesn't appeal -- there is a variety of restaurants close by. Everything from fast food and pizza to full-service, all within a 5-minute drive.
We turned in early, slept soundly, and woke in time to have a hot breakfast at the hotel. Scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, cook-it-yourself waffles, juice.... You'll find something to appeal to your morning appetite.
We stopped at the business center. Four computers and a couple of printers -- larger than I've found at most hotels. And there's a guest laundry which is never a bad thing!
So, we've got plentiful, free parking, friendly staff, clean and comfortable, breakfast and dinner (of sorts), a pool, a business center, laundry, large room, plenty of elevators, all for less than $100 per night. What's not to love?
Ask to be on the side away from I-4. The end rooms are L-shaped.
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