We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando in January, 2010 with two young girls, aged 5 and 2. Its location near Seaworld was convenient to the airport and major attractions. As expected, the staff was superb and did not fail to attend to any detail of our trip. Each visit past the front desk was a chance for the girls to have a cup of ice cream, and everyone was quite tolerant of the kids in this very adult establishment. The highlights of this property for us was the pool, more specifically the pool this hotel shares with its sister resort next door, the JW Marriott. It was a paradise for the kids, and they would have stayed there all day if left to their own devices. Owing to the very slow time of year for tourists, it was relatively deserted, and we found no need to shell out for the rental of tubes to float on the lazy river. The golf course looked very inviting, and the entire property was impeccably maintained. We got a nice tour of the property after a guided kayak tour, which was fun. Note to families traveling with youngsters: some of the restaurants in both of these hotels are talked up by hotel staff to be casual and family-friendly, but I would suggest for breakfast or brunch only; older patrons/romantic couples were definitely not amused by our kids, no matter how well-behaved. The beds and pillows passed a stringent comfort expectation set by my wife, who slept like a baby each night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 500-acre nature inspired luxury resort is located 10 miles from Walt Disney World; 10 miles from Airport and 7 miles from Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy on-site eco-tours, kayaking, fishing, tennis courts, championship golf course, award-winning spa with adult-only pool and dining by James Beard award-winning chefs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Orlando
- Ritz Orlando