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“Good Hotel with some Nice Touches (but a little "Tired" around the Edges)” 4 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-8092   |  
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Ranked #51 of 329 hotels in Orlando
Orlando, Florida
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Good Hotel with some Nice Touches (but a little "Tired" around the Edges)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We wanted a hotel close to Sea World so the Renaissance was in a perfect location (it's walking distance to Sea World).

Check-in gave us surprise by offering us a glass of champagne (or sparking wine) a truly nice touch. The staff were also friendly and accommodating. Once we we headed to the room I was struck by the 70's / 80's interior. I'm sure the Renaissance was state-of-the-art pad back in 1984 when it was built. Today it looks a dated.

The room was good. Plenty of space for everyone. The bathroom was fine although the toilet and washbasin are not separated which can hold up morning proceedings!? I was also surprised the wireless internet was $15 per night - far too expensive for 2013! The parking is also expensive at $16 per day (ouch)!

Overall a nice, but not great, hotel ideally located next to Sea World.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy that you found the location of the hotel very convenient, and enjoyed the space in the rooms. Our prices are in line with the resorts in the area, however, we understand your expectations and we will take it into consideration. Thank you again
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  • Sleep Quality
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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and I just spent 3 days at this facility celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. From the moment we pulled up, every staff member was efficient, very courtious and unquestionably enhanced the stay. Special kudos to:
Merisa at the front desk--was amazing and started the trip off perfectly.
Jamie, restaurant hostess--she was incredibly pleasant, efficient and helpful. Greatly enhanced our dining experience.
Carlos, our breakfast waiter--again, pleasant, efficient and very helpful.

Also, the hotel itself was beautiful. The facilities we used were excellent and the grounds were beautiful, as was the pool area.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation stay, Joan and Robert

Room Tip: Corner suites are spacious, comfortable and have pleasant views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Joan and Robert, thank you so much for the nice comment. We are very glad that you chose us to celebrate such a special occasion as a 35th Wedding Anniversary! I cannot wait to share this wonderful review with Marisa, Jamie and Carlos. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Rated a 4-star hotel, I booked my family for a 2 night weekend with a good deal I got from a travel web site. I am glad because I wouldn't pay any more than what I did for our stay. The hotel lobby was indeed a 4-star even with some of reviews here not too amused with the fake aquariums surrounding the restaurant. It was nice to look at - 100 yards away and not any closer. Our good size room had a partial view of the pool and SeaWorld on the 7th floor. We have stayed in bigger and more updated rooms for a lesser price. The GOOD: Check-in/out was a breeze, Clean room and lobby, big double-sink bathroom, location is convenient to SeaWorld, I4, and International Dr. The BAD (Inconvenience): Wi-Fi is extra $$, Parking is extra $$, NO FREE breakfast, Shower head is very low (I'm only 5'10"), poor sound barriers from rooms next door. The UGLY: The bath tub drains very slow with water still standing in tub after full-drain, out-dated colors in room and bathroom. OVERALL: my wife and I would rate it Good, a little above Average - only TripAdvisor does not have that rating. We did not get to use the pool area which seems to look nice from above.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you found the location convenient, as well as the check in process. However, we regret that we were not able to pair your expectations. Thank you again for the comment, the feedback helps us to continuously improve.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I've stayed at a lot of hotels in Orlando but this is my absolute favorite! We're talking Disney Deluxe resort quality at less than 1/3 of what they charge. The beds were so comfortable, plus they brought us a rollaway immediately at no charge. The towels are probably the softest hotel towels I've ever had and the rooms are large with a little balcony overlooking the lobby. Excellent customer service, a Starbucks and ice cream shop in the lobby. They have a great pool with 2 jacuzzis and even wheelchair lifts in the pool and jacuzzi, a kids splash area with a double slide and even covered seating. We sat by the outdoor fire in the evening which was very cozy and great for people watching or hanging out with friends. With our sea world annual passes we got free Quick Que passes which is great if your taking turns riding when you have small kids, and being so close to the park meant we could go back to the room for a break.

Room Tip: Interior rooms have a little balcony that overlooks the beautiful lobby and keeps the room nice and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for the details on the review. We love to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that we are your favorite hotel in Orlando! That means the world to us. Thanks again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our stay happened to be an unplanned quick get a way that my husband suggested on Christmas Eve of all days since we don't celebrate the major holidays, but decided to enjoy our days off with our son in Disney. For being such short notice, the hotel was easy to book, the staff was very self sacrificing, and extremely accommodating. The room was absolutely fantastic! I really want to give credit to the great management staff. One in particular stood out. Upon check in the evening of Christmas eve, AND at check out the very next day on Christmas day was Rafael Lebron. He remained cheerful, professional, and efficient while we observed him juggling multiple tasks during such a busy season. Great job Rafael! Because of you, we will definitely return back! And my son told me to tell you "Thank you," for the lollipop! =)

Room Tip: Every room has a view of the beautiful atrium with sky lit view. Anything more would be icing on th...
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  • Stayed December 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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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you so much for posting the review. How nice to have a very spontaneous trip that became a wonderful experience. We shared the comment with Rafael and he was very pleased to hear your son liked the lollipop. We hope to see you and your family in the near future.
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We booked this hotel to extend our vacation after a cruise. What was suppose to be a 2 night stay turned into 3 when a snowstorm hit home. All the staff were very friendly and helpful from the bellhop to security but none more so than the reception desk staff who were more than accommodating as we changed our reservation multiple times due to flight delays. The concierge service was great ensuring we maximized our stay with tickets and recommendations for Sea World and Universal. The room was nice, nothing special as we overlooked the roof of the event rooms. The food in Boardwalk bar was delicious but felt the drinks seemed a little pricey. The pool was fantastic and we loved that we could get drinks and food there without leaving the pool. The great service would have me definitely staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MSP
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

the front desk staff was terrific! so friendly and helpful! i usually dont request much info from them, but they were full of info to share. As a result, we ended up with a free back stage animal rescue tour at sea world, free quick queue passes to jump to the front of the line at SW, and were reminded that the kids water slude area was going to close shortly for the day, so hurry out for a quick swim.
And as a nice touch - a glass of champaign upon checkin. Mmmm,...

They are Literally across the street from seaworld, thus cross the street and your there! so very very convenient! This saves SW parking and even enables a quick trip back to the room if needed.

Our room was huge - one of the biggest we have had, and faced the SW park. very nice pool area to enjoy, beautifully landscaped.

biggest complaint - paying $16 per day to park.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RenaissanceGuestSvcs, Manager at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind words about the friendly and helpful staff. We love that you took advantage of the perks we offer and that you enjoyed the spacious room. We hope to see you again.
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Orlando Resort At Seaworld Hotel
Renaissance Orlando Resort At Seaworld Hotel Orlando
Renaissance Orlando Hotel
Renaissance Orlando
Renaissance Orlando Resort
Orlando Renaissance
Renaissance Hotel Orlando
Renaissance Orlando Resort Seaworld
Address: 6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-8092
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#25 Family Hotel in Orlando
#36 Business Hotel in Orlando
#51 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#51 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#54 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dive in and discover your perfect Orlando vacation at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Welcomed with complimentary champagne or sparkling cider, you’re the king of the sea when you stay at the Renaissance. Among the largest guest rooms in the area, choose a room with one king bed and sofabed or a room with two queen-sized beds. All include a 32-inch plasma TV and oversized bathrooms with double sink vanities topped with Aveda shower products. Conveniently located to three awesome theme parks, the Renaissance also offers additional coolness for every guest. Health nuts: enjoy the workout facility, accented with personal flat screens on your treadmill of choice. Caffeine-aholics: there’s a REAL, full-sized Starbucks located lobby level. Dining options include Mist Sushi & Spirits serving sushi and handcrafted cocktails; Tradewinds Restaurant serving American comfort food; Palms Pool Bar & Grill which offers free WIFI and casual dining in a relaxing setting and Boardwalk Sport Bar, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy refreshing beverages, imported and domestic beers and light snacks. Competitive siblings: duke it out in a mean game of Foosball or Ping Pong. Luxury-seekers: indulge in the lavish Neu Lotus spa. Catch a wave of family adventure as you splash the day away with the kids in the on-site water park, R Aqua Zone, complete with a thrilling 120-foot water slide, water jets, a rain tree, and more. Papa Penguins and Mommy-mermaids glide in the signature pool or bask in the sun loungers. As night falls, cozy up at one of the fire pits and let your day melt away. Provide your family with the resort that has all the right touches for an exquisitely fun experience. It’s all here. Take the plunge. ... more   less 
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