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 :-)
- 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