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Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive
Ranked #68 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have visited Florida and Orlando 7 times from the UK in the past 12 years with our 3 boys who have all grown up loving the parks and everything that Orlando brings (as teens it's now the size of the food plates !). Our hotel of choice by a mile is the Vistana Villages and we have come back year after year -we tried a couple of others but nothing was as good frankly. It has a fantastic pool ,or should I say pools, as there are a few including a quiet pool - which is where we go now the boys are older. The pool stays open until 1am which makes for great post park late night swims to cool down and take out the excitement of kids before bed time.

The apartments have been refurbished over the years and we visited this year and were impressed with the new decor in our 2 bed apartment. Having 2 bedrooms means everyone still gets some privacy and for us the benefits of an apartment with the facilities of a Villa, but not miles out of town, and with such a great pool and communal areas has always worked.

Only surprise was that in refurb'ing the apartments they did not refurb the main bedroom en-suite - just seems a odd they didn't ?

I would fully recommend this hotel for people looking for the flexibility of a villa (kitchen, space - it easily accommodates 5) but want the convenience of a hotel (maids, bar, large pool, location on quiet end of I-Drive mid way between Disney and Universal). As I said, we have been a few times and taken our boys from aged 3 through to 20 and it has never failed to deliver.

Staff are excellent, food is good, rooms are great, price is reasonable and location is A1 !

I'm sure by this review you can guess I'm a big fan of this hotel/Resort :-)

Room Tip: Go for a high floor - the frogs around the lakes can be noisy , plus views of the storms are awesome...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear DesB68,

On behalf of Sheraton Vistana Villages, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to hear that our Property Location, Room Feature, Resort Amenities, and staff interactions were able to meet your expectations. Your recommendation is extremely important to us, especially when you have been a loyal and frequent visitor to our property. We hope that we were able to deliver quite consistently enough to gain your trust as a permanent Vacation Destination for many years to come.

We like to think that our property has a unique sets of features and activities to be able to tailor to multiple age groups, from children and adults alike. Your statements confirm this for us. We thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to your next stay and another enjoyable time.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is our second stay at the Vistana, and this time our condo was even nicer as it was in the new "Keys" area of the park. The apartment is so spacious and clean, with a lovely well equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer just in case, that it really is a home from home, and you can save a fortune by buying breakfast things to have in your room - also means you don't all have to get up at the same time. We had a two bed apartment - one double bedded room with a separate room containing sink and giant bath, leading on to another room with loo, sink and fairly basic shower. The kids had twin beds - both huge, and their own bathroom with bath/shower, sink and loo. There is also bedding to turn the sofa into a bed, if you want a bit more space or have a snorer in the party - this was also a very comfortable bed so you could easily sleep 6 in the apartment at a pinch.
The pools are lovely and clean with things to entertain all ages from play areas to volleyball, the Keys has its own smaller pool which is lovely to cool off in after a day at the parks.
We only ate at Flaglers restaurant once this time but it has plenty of choice, we also got a take out delivered to the apartment one night, all very nice food.
The location is perfect if you're visiting lots of parks, you're close to SeaWorld and not too far from anywhere, so as long as you've got a car getting about is very easy and being on International Drive means you get signposts every now and then to help you find your way out of the Disney maze.
I would highly recommend this hotel, and will definitely stay there again if we visit Orlando, I don't think the place could be improved on - well maybe a power shower but I'm quibbling.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new "Keys" area, as long as you have a car to get to it - otherwise...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank PingPong100
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Dear PingPong100,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us.

We here at Sheraton Vistana Villages take feedback extremely important in order to be a successful vacation destination. Hearing that you would like to highly recommend us for an ideal vacation experience is very comforting to know that we are doing something right.

We are happy to know that our Villa features, property location, and resort amenities were able to meet your travel expectations.

We will be sharing your recommendation for the power shower with our Engineering Department for further consideration.

Again, thank you for your comments, we appreciate your business and loyalty and look forward to your next visit.

Regards,
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here for a week at the beginning of August and cannot recommend it highly enough. We had a two bedroom villa which was enormous, spotlessly clean, generally well equipped. As Florida newbies we didn't really know what to expect but in the end we wished we had an extra couple of days to make the most of the hotel pools and facilities!
We were in building 5, opposite the main pool which was perfect as it is quiet but close by - the pool is huge and stunning, with lots going on - everyone was very friendly and the kids loved the late evening swims and volleyball games. It's lovely just to wander around the grounds and spot the turtles, ducks, cranes and geckos.Wifi worked really well for all of our devices, housekeeping was fab and it was great to be able to get pool towels.
The hotel is well positioned for Universal, Discovery Cove (best day ever!), Sea World and Aquatica. There is a Publix less than two min drive away, also close to the Orlando Premium Outlets Mall which is worth a visit.
The ITrolley stop is just outside the main gates but be warned in early evening it can take 45mins to get to the main drag of International Drive (stops 34-30) due to all the pick-ups despite what they tell you! Otherwise its only about a ten min drive to the same area and some good restaurants (Bahama Breeze, Houlihans, Tony Romas all good family fare).
My only complaints would be that supplies from the onsite shop are expensive ($2.95 for a gallon of water v 83cents in Publix) and the drinks in the Flagler bar are not great quality for the price. food good though! But we would totally come back - what a great hotel!!!

Room Tip: buildings 5 and 6 are close to pool, have great views, without being noisy
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Sarah G
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Dear Sarah G,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us.

On behalf of everyone here at Sheraton Vistana Villages, thank you for the multiple kind words that you have left for us, highlighting everything that we also feel to be very important to any vacation.

We are glad to hear that our villa accommodations, our resort location, resort amenities and the friendliness of our staff were able to meet or exceed your expectations. We do feel that we are centrally located to the local attractions and shopping malls, with enough distance to still provide a nice, quiet, and relaxing time while in Orlando.

We take feedback very seriously here at the property and we value each and every guest’s opinions. When you stated that you would like to return, it lets us know that we are doing things right and we would like to welcome you back to another enjoyable stay with us.

Regards,
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great time here! Clean, friendly workers, great pools and nice grounds. We traveled here with young children and the pools are suitable for all ages. Have nothing negative to say about this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Nicole0826
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2014

Dear Nicole0826,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us and TripAdvisor your feedback regarding your recent stay here at the Resort.

We are very pleased to read your review and to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that the resort with all its amenities and location was up to your expectations.

We really appreciate your business and we look forward to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous time again at this resort. Everyone is friendly and the location is great. Walking distance to the outlet shopping. The pool and facilities for the family especially kids was fantastic value for money. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and spacious. We will be back for a third time.

Stayed: April 2014
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2014

Dear megan m,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us and TripAdvisor your feedback regarding your recent stay here at the Resort.

We are very pleased to read your review and to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that the resort with all its amenities and location was up to your expectations.

We really appreciate your business and we look forward to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great time and place to stay! Rooms were wonderful and the grounds were spotless! All the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Having a villa instead of a room made our 8 days in Orlando much more fun and enjoyable and was also a great advantage to our budget! The only down side I can think of is they need more eating options available but the restaurant they have on property has excellent food just not a lot of options! We will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Debra V
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2014

Dear Debra V,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us and TripAdvisor your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

We are very pleased to read your review and to know that our hotel, the villa, the amenities, the grounds, the restaurant and the location were all up to your expectations and satisfaction.

We thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your next visit and another enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a really good stay in this hotel. Travelling with two children.

Key points
- check out the pirate ship and slide for the kids, kept them occupied.
- rooms were good size and kitchen worked well.
- Provided you have a car - good central location.

Room Tip: Wifi doesn't work contrary to what the hotel tell you. Was in room 28
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Byron D, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Dear SimpleReviews,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

We are very pleased to read your review and to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that the resort with all its amenities and location was up to your expectations.

We really appreciate your business and we look forward to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay.

Regards,
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Additional Information about Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive

Address: 12401 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821-6935
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Orlando
#51 Family Hotel in Orlando
#60 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $135 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Vistana Villages - International Drive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1037
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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