We stayed here for 8 nights and really enjoyed it - I pretty much loved everything about it. Here a few things about the hotel;
LOCATION: Great location. Near a lot of restaurants and places to eat - Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Dennys, IHOP, Cracker Barrel - just to name a few. Right next door to a Walgreens so you can walk over and grab anything you forgot. It's not RIGHT on the road (have to drive up a short driveway) which gives it a more private feel. On a road with MANY gift shops so you can easily get all your gift shopping done. Nice and close to all theme parks - a short drive (Or you can take the FREE shuttle). If you drive, turn left down Sherbeth (it's the street 2 or 3 stop lights from the hotel when you turn left). It is a much faster way to get to the parks and was suggested to us by a local who said not a lot of tourists know about it. We did it and beat the traffic and saved time.
CHECK-IN: Our check-in was really quick and easy. Just be careful if you try to check in early. We tried and there were no free rooms yet - this happens a lot there apparently (guess no one wants to leave!). Not that that is a bad thing - it's why there are set check-in/check-out times. However, when it was officially check-in time we were given a room with no problems.
STAFF: All very friendly, we never met a rude member of the staff. The woman who checked us in was friendly and curteous and even joked around with us a bit. The maids were all very friendly too. One came to clean the room in the morning while we were still getting ready to leave and she offered to open the vacant room next to us so that we could go in and finish getting ready. It was not needed since we were just putting on sun screen but it was a nice gesture.
ROOM: Had two beds, small round table for 4, night stand, TV, Long dresser that could also be used as a desk, sink and huge mirror were outside the washroom which I had never seen before but made getting ready in the morning a little easier. Rooms were clean, free of anything gross and the AC worked really well. Only bad thing about the AC is that it would shut off to regulate room temperature and would make a loud noise when it started up again. We didn't have the best view but we didn't pay for it either so we couldn't complain.
POOLS: There is a total of 5 pools at this hotel. Two large pools, each with a kiddie pool in the same area and one more large pool by itself. We did not get a chance to go swimming but they looked clean and must have been so because there were always people in them.
OVERALL: Very nice place to stay. I am glad we decided to go with this hotel over the cheaper lower quality ones we were originally looking at. This was definitely worth the money as it wasn't too expensive but it was a nice place. Waterfall infront of main building was a nice touch, has workout room, onsite restaurant, business centre, mini golf on site, free shuttles. It really has everything you need. I've really only read positive reviews on this hotel as well so it looks like most people have a pleasant stay - they even have a facebook page! Only real complaint was we had loud neighbours for one night but they seemed to leave the next day.
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- Also Known As:
- Maingate Lakeside Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Kissimmee
- Best Western Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Florida
- Kissimmee Best Western
- Best Western Lakeside Orlando