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Maingate Lakeside Resort
Ranked #94 of 153 Hotels in Kissimmee
Wales, United Kingdom
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“OK but noisy!”
Reviewed June 7, 2004

I agree with most of the other reviews in that the Motel rooms could do with a refurb. I travelled with Virgin Holidays which classify the Motel as 3+. I would classify it 2+. Saying that, there were definately more good points than bad. The rooms were cleaned every day (even on Memorial Weekend). Clean sheets and towels ED. The pool temp was like stepping into a bath (although there is no shallow end for small kids - 3 FT 6inch).

The free breakfast is very good if you can get up before 9.00am and are prepared to Queue for 10 minutes. Hurricane Sam's, Breakfast and Pizza Hut all reasonably priced. Very close to Disney and good choice of local resturants if you are driving.

My biggest complaint is the AC units. They are so noisy that we turned them off at night and suffered the 75 degree night time temp. Not Good !

  • Stayed May 2004
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Reviewed May 26, 2004

Stayed for 4 nights to go to Disney. Pool area was nice and there was a kiddie pool if that interests you, although it wasn't cleaned during our stay. Room looks good at first glance and is spacious and clean but could use some serious renovations; peeling paint, rusty bath, stains in cieling and walls and NO soundproofing. Everything is super loud! We got up early on the first 3 days so it wasn't a problem, but if you are a late or light sleeper, beware. The good side was that the staff was friendly but the bad was they were not informative at all. THey don't even know Disney park hours or have any brochures even though they're 10 minutes away! Also, the free shuttle only goes at scheduled times so you don't have very much freedom there and our driver was 45 minutes late to pick us up at the end of a very long day! The breakfast was great and very assorted. IF you pay more that 80$ a night you may be disappointed. We walked into the La Quinta maingate property and it seemed a hundred times nicer and wasn't painted with all the tacky murals on the outside. Check the reviews and good luck!

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Reviewed May 12, 2004

My husband and I stayed here for two nights for a total cost of £52, booked through Expedia. A real bargain! The location was excellent, just 10 minutes drive from the Disney parks. The rooms were spacious with two double beds. The bathroom was tiny but well equipped! The Lakeside Inn itself is well equipped and we had breakfast both mornings in the little deli! A treasure of a find and if the price is right, we will return!

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Reviewed May 7, 2004

I had a great trip. We arrived at LaQuinta on May 1, 2004 ans stayed until May 8, 2004. The staff was courteous and was willing to help. The hotel is on the older side. Everything that the hotel claims to have is available, but is quite older than the pictures on their website indicate. I did not eat in any of their restaurants, but they looked great and were very clean. The food also looked good. The playgrounds were nice for the little ones. Security was seen many times, which gave a safe atmosphere. The rooms were clean and having a fridge in the room was great. There is a Walgreens within walking distance to the hotel and restaurants (Ponderosa, a chinese res., Sizzler, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, Golden Coral, and more) were very close. Overall, I would recommend this hotel highly. I was very happy!

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Reviewed April 29, 2004

The hotel was very shabby and in need of a good clean and redecoration. I found it very strange that there were no washroom facilities at the main pool. However the pool bar staff Mario, Bob and Paul were fantastic and really helped to make our holiday enjoyable as well as the girls Margarita and Miekla from Hurrican Sams.

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Reviewed April 25, 2004

I stayed at this resort in late April and would recommend it to a budget traveler who is looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. The layout of the motel really gives it a resort feel for far less than a resort prices. I strongly suggest you request a 2nd floor room if you are not an early bird. If you are an early bird then go for the bottom floor and let the other get a bit more rest. The breakfast was terrific. We paid in advance and it was great to have that expense taken care of. I could have done without the timeshare salespersons who are selling "discounted" park tickets. The pool and pool bar were very nice and the room was adequately clean. The grounds just okay. My only real complaint was the shuttle service to the theme parks. In order to go to MK we had to leave at 7:30 or 11:00 AM...too early & too late! We ended up driving which cost an additional $8.00 to park. The resort will charge you $3.50 for resort fee which includes newspaper, transportation, phone, safe, etc. I was pretty annoyed by that. However, I would stay again and would recommend it to anyone not looking for something fancy.

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Reviewed April 23, 2004

La Quinta was very affordable, and its description seemed too good to be true. But it was very large and impersonal. When they forget your complimentary coffee in the room - it takes several calls and then your own search party to find someone, anyone, to get help (with other things too). Playground was in disrepair. Lake was kind of skanky. Game room was smaller than my bathroom. Beware - all you can eat brekkie - they add on sales tax and beverages - inflating your tab considerably. Biggest annoyance - the staff pester everyone walking in the door to sign up to a 'seminar' on timeshare purchases. Like that's why you're in Florida anyway. Otherwise, for $59 a night, you get what you paid for.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Property: Maingate Lakeside Resort
Address: 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #94 of 153 Hotels in Kissimmee
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Hotel Class:3 star — Maingate Lakeside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 475
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Maingate Lakeside Hotel Kissimmee
Best Western Hotel Kissimmee
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