I live in Orlando, and trust me, you can get some pretty shady hotels and deals -- especially when dealing with time shares. It's clear that many, many people got this hotel either for free or at a deep discount because of a time share pitch. Or they possibly went for the free Disney and other tickets that are offered, and got sacked with the same sales pitches. If you go those routes, it's not Wyndham, but the real estate people -- it happens all over Orlando, if you take people up on their "free/discount" offers. Why oh why would you bother yourself with real estate people while you're on vacation? It's not worth saving a few bucks!
We did not! We actually paid $134 to stay for 1 night in the mid-sized 1,050 sq. ft. suite (bedroom plus living area and kitching). We were NEVER bothered -- NOT EVEN ONCE -- with timeshare sales, free tickets, etc... I don't think people realize what they are signing up for when they go for free/reduced accommodations and/or tickets. Not worth it at all!
The value is outstanding for Orlando, and it's not far from Disney's main "World Drive" at all. The 1,050 sq. ft. layout is ideal for couples and families (up to 4, 5 or even 6!) alike. The larger unit could even take 12 (although 8 would probably be more like it). It's roomy, has all the appliances and services you want. Two sinks, a bath/wirlpool and separate shower, etc... Even the toilet was well laid out as it opens to both the main room and the bedroom.
My wife and I went to Typhoon Lagoon for the day, then crashed for the night -- including an excellent dinner at the clubhouse. The clubhouse is so well done and the staff very accommodating that we are considering hosting an anniversary party there next year. I don't know what people are complaining about -- the clubhouse was the best detail yet (and we're not golfers at all)!
Some key things to know about the hotel ...
1. These are Villas! They take up a lot of room!
This is not a hotel, but spacious Villas of 650 sq. ft., 1,050 sq. ft. and even larger 2-bedroom that is larger than my own 3-bedroom house! These are easily 2, 4 and 6x the size of a typical hotel room. As such, the campus is very large, and there are not going to be a pool next to every building (of dozens). You either have to walk or wait for carts to shuttle you around.
If you don't like that, then stay in a hotel where the rooms are 250 sq. feet and they can pack 1,000 within the same building. That way, you can always reach the pool or anything else. Yes, they are renovating 2 more pools that will make them more accessible to each building. The fact that they are Villas -- with less than 50 units/building and not hundreds like a hotel -- is why not every building has a pool.
I don't know why people don't get that. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. This isn't a hotel with lots of small rooms in the same vicinity.
2. The staff was courteous! Took care of my wife and I!
Maybe it's because I'm a Wyndham ByRequest member (which is free to join), but they took care of me every step of the way. I booked last second so they didn't have me in their system when we showed up. But at no time did they cause me grief or question my reservation. Although it took a bit longer to manually enter me into the system (I was given apologies several times by several people), they took care of me and called my wife and I up to make sure everything was okay about a hour later.
Check-out was cake. No hidden charges.
We had no problems with the condition, sheets, etc... We had fresh towels and other things. We didn't book a time share or other retail pitch, we booked a "stay" -- so that's probably the difference between our stay and most of the other reviews here. And we books all for about the same price as a Disney hotel room that would be 1/4th the size.
Wyndham takes care of you. Real estate and other people giving you "freebies" cost you more in the end -- that's not Wyndham. ;)
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