We stayed for a week from 7/30 - 8/6 in building 26 St. Augustine and had a great time. We spent time at the pool and enjoyed the gym as well. The kids loved the pool with the pirate ship (I did too!). We spent much of our time at Universal Studios and had planned other places as well but were pretty comfortable here so were happy with a lazy day in the room and at the pool. I found the staff attentive and quick to respond to our needs. There were plenty of activities including movie nights and Zumba. When it rained they called with the rain plan for their activities. We loved it!
After reading some of the other reviews here I was not sure what to expect but we are happy and plan to return. I like the fact it's off the main drag as it's calmer/ quieter. Plenty of food options nearby as well. We liked the Wood Grill Buffet as it had a large selection that kept everyone happy as well as great service.
One annoyance was that it is a timeshare and they claim to be low or no pressure but that is not the case. Knowing that was coming I scheduled the meeting for the last day so as not to sour the beginning of the trip. They kept repeating it was no pressure but 3 hrs into a 1.5 hr meeting we finally got out of there. asking if they would be looking at their next owners seemed pushy to me. I did not care for their sales tactics at all. They pass you from one guy to the next and then there is another to check you out of the meeting disguised as an exit survey. We did not get the timeshare despite liking the property but will be back. They offered a package of days and SPG points which I thought was better than the $30k they wanted for the 2 bed 2 bath. We do plan on going back and highly recommend the St. Augustine building. We got a great deal that was better than being an owner so can't recommend that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy spacious one and two-bedroom villas ranging from 500 to 1080 square feet, complimented by fully furnished kitchens or kitchenettes to make a sunny breakfast to a family feast with separate bedroom(s) featuring The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper, dining/living room, washer/dryer, free in room wireless internet, complimentary parking and no hidden resort fees. This resort is perfectly located on South International Drive on 95 beautifully manicured acres. Four unique pools including a quarter-acre pool with dramatic centerpiece waterfall, playful family interactive pools along with tennis, basketball, fitness centers and picnic areas with barbecue grills are sure to delight every member of the family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Hotel Orlando
- Vistana Villages
- Sheraton Orlando
- Orlando Sheraton
- Sheraton International Drive