This is a tough review to write. On the one hand the Ritz Carlton very much lives up to its well-established name. The building and decorations are lavish. It has the 5-star dining. The bellman opening the door for you somehow remembers your last name when you come back into the hotel. I think if you're travelling on business or if you like alot of fuss made of you when you're in the hotel then this is probably a good choice for you.
However, if you're travelling with a child, there are just simply too many better choices available in Orlando to justify the expense in coming here. You really notice the lack of a kitchen or dining table very quickly. With suite hotels/resorts you also get the option of a 2nd room & TV which can help keep the peace and give everyone a bit of space.
On the upside it has a really nice gym.
The pool was very nice & grand. However, they claimed the water was kept at 84 degrees but maybe they were talking about another RC because the pool was freezing.
One complaint is the valet-only parking. The speed of car-delivery to the hotel varied tremendously. Anything from 5 minutes to a really unacceptable 20 minutes. Why not allow a self-park option?
For a short stay on business or as a couple this place works well. For anything involving children or a longer stay I'd highly recommend you check out the many options available in the Orlando area.
- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Orlando
- Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
- Ritz Orlando
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando
- Orlando Ritz
- Orlando Ritz-Carlton
- Ritz Carlton Orlando
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This brand new hotel is located 10 miles from Walt Disney World; 10 miles from Airport & 7 miles from Universal Orlando. ... more less
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