My family and I absolutely LOVE WorldQuest Resort! We have stayed here our last three trips to Orlando. It's a beautiful resort that is only one mile from the main gate of Disney World and within ten minutes of Sea World and Universal Studios (both are a straight shot up I-4 from the resort). It's all two and three-bedroom condos with everything you need to feel at home. The beds are incredibly comfortable, there's a t.v. in each bedroom (as well as in the living room), you have a full kitchen with everything from cookware to eating utensils; this really saves money on food because it gets expensive eating at restaurants and theme parks every day, when there is a Wal-Mart less than five minutes away and you can get a few groceries and make your own food. There is also a large screened-in balcony with a full-size table and chairs offering a great view (of either the pool, the lake or the pond; I prefer the pond view from Building 5 because we have seen all manner of wildlife in there, including alligators and countless bird species).
The service is great. We had a problem on our first morning with bugs getting in through a rip in the screen on the balcony, but someone was sent up to spray the bugs and fix the screen and it didn't happen again. At the front desk they will try to accomodate room requests (we've always been able to get the building we wanted). During our most recent stay we hated the room we got because it was on the first floor and there were several air conditioning units beside the patio and the master bedroom window. It was very noisy and we asked if we could get a different room, the front desk said it was no problem and got us the best room we've had so far! Try to avoid getting a first floor room if you can as there are air conditioning units lined up along the patios that will block your view and be very noisy.
There aren't a lot of recreational activities at this resort, but what they do have is great. They have a fitness center, a large pool and a large hot tub. The pool only goes to five feet deep, which is perfect for me. I don't mind them not having anything else because we spend most of our time out and about in theme parks and such, not at the resort. My only real complaints are about the poolside Tiki Bar and the towel service. The Tiki Bar makes fantastic drinks, but they aren't ever open as late as they say they will be. It's supposed to close at 9:00 PM, but it usually closes before 8:00 PM. I personally think it shouldn't close until 11:00 PM, which is when the pool closes. As for the towel service, they charge you $5.00 a day plus tax to pick up your dirty towels and bring you fresh ones, otherwise you have to wash them yourself (each suite has a washer/dryer combo). I really think this service should be complimentary.
I don't have anything really bad to say about this resort at all. The rates are VERY reasonable for the amount of space and amenities you get, and you actually get a great discount if you book online 60 days or more in advance. If you are looking for something more than just a standard, cramped hotel room, you definitely need to give WorldQuest Resort a try!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mediterranean-inspired WorldQuest Orlando Resort is the perfect all-suite hotel for your Florida vacation. WorldQuest Orlando Resort is located just one mile from Walt Disney World and a short drive from SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Epcot Center. International Drive South, scores of delicious restaurants and designer shopping are minutes away. Each of our condominium-style 2- and 3-bedroom suites features a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, separate living and sleeping areas. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Worldquest Orlando Hotel Orlando