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Blue Heron Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   13428 Blue Heron Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32821   |  
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Jackson, TN
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“FANTASTIC!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Tower 2, being it is newer.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coral springs florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What more could you want, a one bedroom unit, two full baths, 2 bunk beds ( in an open area), and a full kitchen, living room and beautiful lakeviews. Great balcony overlooking the lake, you can see the Disney area fireworks from the walkways to your room, complex has workout room and pool area. What it does not have is a restaurant but has places nearby, even a few you can walk to, but a fantastic value for a family vacation. Good location but best if you have your own car but a shuttle is available. Also close to shopping.

Room Tip: Higher floors give you nice lakeviews and a chance to see the fireworks in the distance at night
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

First off, my family usually uses a Disney resort and stay inside the resorts. We booked late for the food and wine festival and, of course, Disney had nothing open that I could afford. SO....we found a great place with the perfect distance from Disney. We stayed on the 15th floor that overlooked the lake. We booked a one bedroom condo and they upgraded us to a two without charge. The room had a master, with one bed, another room with two full beds, and a set of bunk beds in the hallway. Washer and dryer. At night, families can catch all the local fireworks from the roof. The is a Starbucks just outside the lobby, CVS across the street. The condo was very clean and modern. Beds were SUPER comfortable. We loved it so much, we booked our Christmas and spring visits at Blue Heron. I love it and will return many more times.

Now some things to be aware of. I will let you know some things that should be noted. NOT negatives, just a heads up so you can prepare as we will for our next visit. There is very few cooking utensils, no cookie sheet, no large mixing bowls(in case you wanna make some Mickey pancakes, just saying), Salt and pepper shakers with nothing in them. No tongs to flip bacon. NO wifi in the rooms, only at the pool, only a wired connection and you have to sit at the counter by the phone. The iron in our room did not work. Shower head was pretty lame, bathrooms are amazing until you turn on the shower. The TV in the bedroom was a small flatpanel computer monitor, sorta. Although all the TVs in the house had DVD players and there was a large rental machine in the lobby. Great Idea. Now all the above did not cramp or down our trip, we made due. I just thought that I would share what I experienced so you can make your trip THAT much more enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Enjoyed the property. Organized and helpful. Kitchen was well stocked. Nice to have breakfast in the suite. Views of pool and lake were beautiful.
Used the shuttle to Disney and it worked out well. Everyone was very nice. Starbucks is right in front. Our sutie was down the hall so no noise.

Room Tip: no onsite restaurant. don't know about kids activities.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Having stayed on Int Drive, on US27 in villas and in the LBV area at Cyprus Point this is the 1st time we have stayed at the Blue Herron Beach Resort.

We have a 1 bed unit that serves our needs well and has an excellent view over Lake Bryan and the resort pool area.

The suite is clean, tidy, and well appointed, but the furniture is getting slightly tired.

Otherwise the location is perfect, with easy access to the I.4 highway, LBV, Kissimmee and all the theme parks.

My only tip would b to ask for a room away from the elevators as it can be a bit noisy when families etc are returning from a night out.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We are florida residents and when we go to the orlando area or I'm there on business we always stay at this resort which is at least 3 or 4 times a year. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms and views are amazing! We will be visit next week and will definitly be staying here again!

Room Tip: The higher the room the better views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just back from an eight day stay with my wife and daughter. The staff were very helpful and polite. The location is great for Disney, Seaworld etc, they run shuttle buses but we had a hire car (parking cost at the parks $14 a day) to get around. A number of restaurants within walking distance, Bahama Breeze was about half a mile away and great for seafood. The pools were warm despite Sandy sending the temp down to upper 60's (18-19C) for three days. I saw the pools being checked/cleaned everyday. My wife especially liked the hot tub - which was nice and toasty.
Having a kitchen with washer/dryer was great as we came home with most of our clothes being washed and stopped the house being turned into a chinese laundry.
We stayed in Tower 2, both bedrooms and living area had flat screen TVs with blue ray players. The parking was good, compared to the UK the size of the individual parking bays was large. If you get a hire car would recommend a sat nav - we hired from AVIS and the sat nav was an additional $71 which we only found out when we got there so it may be cheaper to down load the maps and take your own.

Both bathrooms were a nice standard.

The only minor negatives were that the carpets and sofas were a little tired.

Will return in a couple of years, will look to stay at the Blue Heron again and will be recommending to friends and family - you get a lot of space to make a home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13428 Blue Heron Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#51 Family Hotel in Orlando
#83 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Heron Beach Resort 3.5*
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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