We are not Time Share Owners but stayed at the Blue Heron Beach Resort for 4 nights a week ago. I had seen the Resort advertised in our AAA Magazine and booked a one bedroom unit and requested Tower 2, for the AAA rate of $96 per night. When we checked in, the front desk clerk informed us they had upgraded us to a 2 bedroom unit in Tower 2, 9th floor. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! It was beautifully decorated in the tropical theme, immaculate, great view over looking the lake, pool, etc. The balcony was about 30 ft. long with sliding glass doors going out to it from the living room and master bedroom.
The living room was large with sofa bed and matching love seat, plus a comfortable chair, TV and separate sterio unit. All tile floors except the bedrooms had carpeting.
The kitchen had all the dishes, silverware, pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, electric can opener, everything one would need. Electric range/oven, micro wave, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with ice maker, and stackable washer in dryer with sliding pocket door to close off the sound when running, just off the kitchen. Oh, I forgot to mention, granite counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms. The kitchen over looked the dining area with a large glass top dining table with 6 dining chairs, plus the granite counter with two bar stools.
The master bedroom had a beautiful, comfortable king sized bed, beautiful dresser and end tables, TV, large walk in closet, and large master bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower.
2nd bathroom in the hallway next to the 2nd bedroom had two twin beds, nice sized closet, dresser with TV and night stand.
Just inside the entry door to the condo was an elcove with bunk beds.
We use to live in Orlando so come to visit the area often and from now on we will not stay anywhere else. Our son and his family were staying on the Disney property but they have said that from now on they too will only stay at Blue Heron Beach Resort. One night we had our son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren come and stay with us. They all loved it!
The resort is located just a short distance (about 1/4 mile) from the Disney Village/Lake Buena Vista also known as Downtown Disney. The resort has free shuttle service but we had our own car so did not use it. There is free parking in the 2 level parking structure and in the open lot.
Plenty of restaurants, shops and drug stores in walking distance from the resort and we even had a pizza delivered one evening.
We were asked if we would like to sit in on a time share presentation but when I indicated we were not interested in being owners, the lady was very pleasant and did not press us.
In all the hotels and resorts we have stayed in all over the main land United States, Hawaii, Canada and Europe we have never had one that can compare to this resort. I will be posting photos on Tripadvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron Beach Resort, a lakefront resort featuring one- and two-bedroom, condominium-style suites is just one mile from the entrance to the Walt Disney World and located just off Interstate 4 at exit 68. In addition to our immediate proximity to Disney World, we are also just four miles from SeaWorld and their new water park, Aquatica. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are eight short miles north on Interstate 4. The Premium Outlet Mall, just one mile from our front door offers discounted merchandise from some of the world’s most recognizable names. We are in the midst of Lake Buena Vista, the primary tourist area where you’ll find hundreds of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.The Blue Heron Beach Resort offers one- and two-bedroom suites with living room and patio overlooking the resort pools and Lake Bryan. Each suite also has a full kitchen, dining area and two full baths. In-suite amenities include flat screen TVs with DVD players, high speed internet, washer and dryer and Jacuzzi-jetted tub in the master bath. Resort amenities include two heated pools, a kid’s pool, an outdoor hot tub, fitness center, game room, access to the miniature golf course adjacent to the hotel, and water sports available from our own docks on Lake Bryan. Services include a complimentary shuttle to the major theme parks. Parking is free. Our full service concierge can help you with car rental, attraction tickets and/or restaurant reservations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Heron Beach Hotel Orlando