I used to live in Orlando and I went back for business. I booked a hotel using the Priceline Name Your Own Price feature and you never know what hotel you are going to get. I was okay with this since I knew any in this area would be fine. When I got the Westin I was excited - it is one of those hotels I remember seeing built but I never had a reason to stop by and check it out. Now that I have stayed here I want to only stay here in the future!
My favorite part is that every room has a balcony. And the sliding door also has a screen door. I left my door open the entire time I was in my room. You could hear the water noise from the fountain by the pool and it was just so nice! There are not a lot of hotels in Orlando with balconies so this is an excellent feature!
The Westin is located in an area where you need a car (although I would say that about ANY area in Orlando). It isn't a quick walk to the restaurants on I-Drive. I was thinking about ordering room service one morning but I really wanted to go sit by the pool instead. As I walked past the bar downstairs I noticed they had some basic breakfast foods for sale - bagels, muffins, coffee, juice - and my favorite - a granola yogurt fruit parfait! It was SO good I got it every morning I was there!
There is a Publix grocery store just south of the Westin and I had a basic two queen bed room with a mini fridge and small countertop area by the front door.
I spent all of my free time by the pool and it the hot tub and it was great!
I also asked to check out an hour and a half late so I could enjoy even more pool time before my flight. The front desk woman was so quick to say "yes" at my request it actually surprised me!
My only advice for anyone coming to Orlando: rent a car. I know there are buses and the I-Drive trolley. But they don't come very often in my option. You will waste too much precious Florida vacation time waiting on a ride!
One last compliment on the Westin - the shower! I was getting a little worried about using up all of the water in Orlando. The overhead square rain shower head is fantastic! I decided I was going to buy one for my house. Then I realized I would a) run out of hot water since I have a tank and b) my water bill would go through the roof!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard is the area's ideal Orlando Convention Center hotel. Located within the heart of numerous attractions and things to do in Orlando, this Orlando luxury hotel features 315 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites. Experience personal renewal and luxury at this Orlando hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Imagine Orlando Hotel Orlando
- Orlando Westin
- Westin Orlando