Because we are Disney World Annual Passholders, my family visits the Kissimmee/Lake Buena Vista area several times per year. Since most of our day is spent inside the parks, my philosophy is to have a safe, clean, budget-friendly place to sleep and unwind; then, use the money you save creating an unforgettable memory with your family.
This was my second time staying on this property. My first experience was in a King room on the first floor with no problems at all. Upon arrival, I was asked if I had a preference of which floor to be on. I chose the first floor because of my previous experience and I bring a lot of stuff, but the room I was given did not quite live up to that. The furniture seemed to be in poorer condition than before, the carpet seemed worn, and as I was hanging up my shirts, the clothes racked dislodged from the wall.
I'm usually a "live with it" kind of person. But, not wanting to be accused of damage, I chose to speak with the front desk clerk. Her name was Chris and she was so nice and very accommodating and presented the option of having the rack repaired the next day or moving to a different room. Not knowing what the repair would entail, I chose to move and was given a third floor room. The difference in quality from the first floor room was amazing. I think it's because everyone wants a first floor room.
What I like: large rooms, clean linens on the bed, a fridge and microwave, in-room safe, a modest pool, and a breakfast that can at least "get you going". The breakfast was cereals, breads with butter/jam/peanut butter, coffee, juices, bananas, yogurt, and oatmeal with toppings.
Located about 1 mile from US 27, the hotel is in the less-traveled section of Hwy 192, and is away from what I call "creative driving".
What I wish was different: the road construction on Hwy 192 can cause traffic delays and can extend the time it takes to get to the fun. It looks like they are adding a new lane, so once that is completed, things will improve. I used my GPS and found a couple of ways around the congested areas.
Other things: Within a 5-10 minute drive, there are several restaurants, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, etc. We like having a healthier, non-theme park meal at Sweet Tomatoes. From the hotel to the Magic Kingdom parking lot takes 20-25 minutes. Other Disney parks are slightly closer.
Helpful hints: keep your expectations realistic (don't expect a 5-star accommodation if you are not willing to pay for it); allow time to get where you want to be; take advantage of the pool and quiet time; don't let others dictate your experience--make your vacation what YOU want it to be.
Thanks, Days Inn! We will see you again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only minutes from the magic of Orlando, Days Inn Clermont South hotel near Disney World is the perfect destination for a vacation to remember. With free parking for your vehicle and a convenient location near Interstate 4 and Highway 192, we make visiting world-famous Orlando attractions easy.After a sound sleep with new pillows and bedding, start your day with free Daybreak continental breakfast and a free USA Today. Check your email with our free Wi-Fi Internet access before cooling off in our outdoor pool. Take advantage of our free shuttle service to the Disney attractions. Hotel include microwaves and refrigerators, and we offer non-smoking accommodations. ... more less
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