Recently returned from a 10 day stay at Floridays in Block A (nice and quiet) with a family of four (13 & 11 year old). We could not fault the accommodation albeit a little dated but great size, well equipped and a joy to have two big bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full size American kitchen, lounge, dining room, three tv's and full laundry facilities.
The grounds were immaculate, the staff were very friendly and the pool was more than adequate for relaxation and swimming after a busy day in the parks. The location was particularly convenient for Sea World and Aquatica, an easy drive to Busch Gardens and excellent shopping at nearby Publix and Premium Outlets, South of International Drive.
One major negative though and that was the shuttle bus provided by the hotel/Universal. We had planned to use this most days to visit the Universal parks but had an horrendous experience on day 1 to Seaworld. The bus was jam packed (standing room only) when it picked up at Floridays and on collection at Seaworld to the point that it was UNSAFE. The AC was faulty and the 2-mile route took us around 45 minutes in unbearable conditions whilst we dropped off at other hotels. When we discussed it with the concierge we were told that this was usual and advised to drive and park at the parks in future. This meant hiring a car and paying around $13 - $20 a day for parking at the parks - something we hadn't budgeted for.
The hotel charges a hotel fee each day which includes parking, wifi and the 'free' shuttle bus. Our gripe was that we were out of pocket on car hire and parking due to our bad experience with the shuttle. We raised this with two different managers at the hotel and was promised that someone would look into offering us a refund on our daily hotel fee but so far no one has come back to us with the promised phone call and email. Disappointing particularly as the accommodation was so successful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named TripAdvisor's #1 Family hotel in the U.S. in 2013, Floridays Resort Orlando is a luxury, all-suite condominium-style Orlando resort, located in the heart of the action near Lake Buena Vista on International Drive, just a few miles from attractions and steps away from sensational shopping and dining. Our spacious 2- and 3-Bedroom Grand Suites are perfect for families looking for spacious accommodations, with 2 full baths, master suite with en suite bathroom, full kitchen (for a self-catering experience), dining and living room area, and balcony or patio. Scheduled theme park shuttles included. WiFi throughout the property and in every suite. Consistently in the top 5 on TripAdvisor, the guest experience is unparalleled in the Orlando hotel market. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floridays Resort Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Floridays Hotel Orlando
- Floridays Orlando Hotel
- Floridays Orlando Resort