This property caught my eye while driving down I4 and I started to see it on the travel sites so when an opportunity to take a mini vacay in Otown came up I was excited to book the B Resort and check it out.
Upon walking through the entrance the gleaming white and vibrant pops of color interspersed around the lobby instantly grab your eye and the techno/trip hop music they have piped in add to the flavor. They have definitely captured the Miami/South Beach vibe if this is the theme they are shooting for. There was barely a line at check in so we pretty much walked right up to Zach ('B Spontaneous') who assisted us. Despite being wowed this far with the hotel I was worried we might get stuck with a less than desirable room. Zach thankfully upgraded us to a "Captivating" room in the main tower and upon entering the room we were very grateful for his kindness.
From the look to the design to the layout of the room we were impressed with the accommodations. Blue is definitely a recurring theme at this hotel as the hallway walls, accent wall in the room and the carpets were all a deep rich blue, which is a pleasing contrast to the stock beige most other hotels use. As well the whimsical and quirky touches we discovered around the room just added to the charm.
After we settled in we were eager to explore the rest of the property. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is completing certain areas so the bar by the pool was non existent and the gym only had a plastic partition separating it from everything else but everything else was spotless and new-looking. I will add that they must pump a pleasant but not overbearing fragrance throughout the public areas of the hotel as we enjoyed the same scent in the lobby as we did on the 14th floor. We definitely enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing in the adjacent whirlpool. Heads up again to the music being played around the pool area as it definitely sets the SoFlo vibe.
The beds were fantastic; the kind that makes you sad to get out of. They struck that sweet balance between pillow-top soft but firm enough so that they are not mushy. And we definitely enjoyed the extra large flat screen television in the room. I am not sure of how many inches but I know it was substantially larger than the 32" you typically find in hotels nowadays.
Now as magical as this place has been thus far there were minor flaws. I am not sure our room was vacuumed after the previous guests vacated as their wrappers and clothing tags were on the floor when we walked in and the all white tile shower had a few noticeable stains on it. I'm sure most hotel showers have stains and discolorations but if you're going to do all white anything other than white will be magnified. Those flaws notwithstanding we still loved the room.
Clearly I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. It is the fact that you can tell the owners want to craft an image for the hotel and they consistently achieve all over the property. It is the attention to detail I appreciate the most and the B Resort is now my favorite place to stay when in the O.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B Resort and Spa, an Official Walt Disney World(R) Hotel, is a new lifestyle resort near the Downtown Disney(R) area. The resort features 394-newly renovated guest rooms and suites that showcase stylish, yet playful, decor and are equipped with the most desirable amenities. Guests are invited to enjoy incredible onsite amenities, such as the zero-entry pool; creative culinary concepts, FreeB WiFi and the B Indulged(R) by AVEDA full-service spa. Guests can ride the complimentary shuttle to all Walt Disney World(R) Theme Parks and the Downtown Disney(R) area, receive preferred tee times at Disney championship golf courses, and explore the nearby, expansive retail outlets. Whether planning a fun-filled vacation or attending the corporate event of the season, B Resort & Spa, located in the Walt Disney World(R) Resort, is where you'll want to B. ... more less
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