My wife and I stayed here for a week in early January of 2013 with our three month old daughter…. everything was great and I would absolutely stay here again. We had a one bedroom grand suite and it was perfect for our needs. The bedroom was a good size, the bathroom was huge with the best shower I have ever been in and the kitchen was the size one would expect to find in any normal sized apartment. The bedroom closet and linen closet in the bathroom made for plenty of storage for suitcases and odds and ends. We had requested a crib and it was waiting in our room upon or arrival. The kitchen was very well stocked with equipment to the point that we had trouble finding places to store the food we bought at the grocery store. The keurig coffee maker was nice and we got two k-kups each day with the maid service… but sometimes they were decaf. The daily maid service was excellent, especially since we sometimes didn’t leave the room until mid-afternoon. They say it isn’t a full maid service, but to be honest, I didn’t really notice any difference from other hotels; they make the beds, tidy the whole place and give you more than enough fresh towels. Overall everything was very clean and seemed well maintained. Our view was nice in that we faced Universal Studios so we could watch the short fireworks show each night… but it also faced some industrial/parking areas. Having laundry and a dishwasher was great as well; we brought a few dishwasher tabs and laundry soap packets from home so we didn’t waste money buying an entire package at the grocery store in Orlando. You would think that since this is a family destination the hotel would be full of loud kids... but that wasn't the case. It was very quiet.
Others who said this isn’t really a “resort” are right. It is an apartment-style hotel… but that wasn’t an issue for us. The “restaurant” in the lobby is more of a coffee shop and I think if you paid for the “breakfast” you’d be getting ripped off. It looked more like a continental breakfast with and egg and bacon warmer added; you could definitely eat better and cheaper in your room. We didn’t use the bar/grill at the pool, but it seemed nice. The pool area was smaller than expected, but nicely done. Upon check-in the front desk was very helpful… they gave me maps/information and even a printed out sheet with the addresses of shopping, grocery stores, attractions and theme parks so I could just put the addresses into my GPS; that was a very nice touch. The only real negative I have is that the internet (which is wireless and free-of-charge) was slow most of the time… but I didn’t have any trouble with it not working.
The location was great. Close to the airport, malls, outlets, a Walmart with groceries, Universal Studios and Disney was only about ten minutes away with no traffic. Although it’s only a block off of International Drive we didn’t go there at all… it seemed pretty “junky” for lack of a better word.
Overall, it was a great stay and I would come back/recommend The Point Orlando.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This full-service, all-suite, newly renovated luxury boutique hotel is quaintly tucked in the heart of Orlando on Universal Blvd, just minutes from International Drive and close to Universal Studios. The Point Orlando Resort provides a tranquil Florida experience that will have you feeling right at home. The Studio, 1 Bedroom Suites and 2 Bedroom Suites offer a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit your needs while enjoying resort-style amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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