I stayed here for 3 nights last weekend and was very impressed with everything you get for such a reasonable cost. The room wasn't anything fancy, but I never expected it to be. It was clean, basic and had a fridge and microwave, which was handy. The beds were comfortable - again, not fancy but they were just fine. The room was large and I appreciated the amount of space. For one person it was more than enough, and I could see a family of three or four fitting easily as well.
Customer service was wonderful from everyone at the front desk, the gift shop, housekeeping and at the on-site restaurant. Housekeeping was very on top of things each day that I stayed there. I'd originally booked one night and then added an additional two nights - they were easy to work with on how to handle checking out and back in and I was able to just stay in the same room so I didn't have to move my things.
The grounds are very well kept up - I saw groundspeople working each of the days and you could tell by looking around that they take pride in the appearance of the property. The covered pool area has a nice area around it for hanging out in either sun or shade. I didn't go in the pool but watched lots of families having fun. I was very impressed by the back area that has a beautiful pond with small beach areas, firepits, benches, a gazebo and a fountain. It was so peaceful and you could hardly tell that you were at a 'budget' resort right off the main tourist strip. There's also lots of opportunities for athletics, with a baseball field, basketball court, and soccer goals set up. This would be perfect for a school or sports group.
I was surprised by a couple of things, including the fact that the rooms open directly to the outside with no interior hallways, and the rooms have tile floor, no carpet. Neither of these were a big deal to me, and I can see where tile floor is easier to upkeep. There were a couple of worn spots in the bedspreads, but they were clean and functioned well. The television channel selection wasn't great in terms of number of channels, but there was a good variety, including both local channels and Showtime.
It wasn't the quietest hotel I've ever stayed at but certainly not the loudest either. If you're near the pool, then you'll get noise from families playing there, and if your room fronts on a parking lot there will be vehicle noise, but that's par for the course at this type of hotel. I didn't notice anything I would consider out of the ordinary. During the day there was noise from the groundskeepers, but again, that's to be expected and I was more than glad to see how much care was being taken into keeping up the grounds.
The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. I had a grilled chicken caesar salad and it was one of the best I've had at any restaurant. Service was excellent, the prices were very reasonable and I would definitely eat there again.
Overall I was very happy with the quality of my stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good value on a place to stay in the Orlando area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Champions World Resort and Nature Park is situated on 15 tropical acres just 3.5 Miles from the Walt Disney World(R) Resort. The hotel offers scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney World(R) Resort Parks, the Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall, Sea World, Aquatica, and Universal Studios.After a long day at the parks or shopping til' you drop, come back and relax at one of the 3 heated pools (one covered for year round enjoyment) or just grab a drink and relax in the Jacuzzi. Uncover the hidden secret that makes this hotel so special by visiting the 5 acre nature and jogging park. Three separate ponds complete with sandy beaches, paddleboats and lounge chairs. You will also find picnic tables, grilles and a Gazebo for family enjoyment. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy our multi- purpose sports fields, basketball courts, sandy volleyball, fitness center and kids playground. Champions Restaurant is open for your dining pleasure or to watch your favorite sporting event in the Lounge. Champions World Resort has something for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Champions World Hotel Kissimmee
- Hotel Champions World