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Marriott's Imperial Palms Villas
Ranked #195 of 339 Hotels in Orlando
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Boston
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39 reviews
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“Great for families”
Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here the last week of May. Very clean and spacious condo/villas. People who complain about walking to the other pool should just stay at the other Marriot. The pools on site are just fine. Very clean grounds and seems to be well kept all around. The villa had afull kitchen, 2 baths and 3 bedrooms. We had absolutely nothing bad to say about the property. The staff seemed nice as well but I really never came into contact with them much. Worth the stay if you wanna be close to the parks and have all the amenities.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Guelph
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed here recently in one of the Imperial Villas and I take no issues with the cleanliness or layout of this hotel. The large main pool is about a 8-10 minute walk from the room, but was very nice. There were also 2 smaller pools within 2 minutes from the room. They do have outdoor BBQ's for use, but 2 didn't light properly. The check-in staff wasn't that knowledgable, but everyone else was great. 10 minutes to Disney, and 2 minutes to the Interstate hwy. I will stay at this hotel again while in Florida.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

After staying at numerous Marriott resorts my wife and I both feel that this was perhaps the worst resort we've ever stayed at. The logistics of having to take a shuttle to the Marriott world resort pool and having to walk through a lobby of a hotel with my family in swimsuits and carrying toys while business convention attendees were everywhere should've been embarassing to Marriott. Furthermore the activites that were offered by Marriott Imperial Palm Villas were a very big disappointment. Most of the programs for kids charged a fee that was as much as if parents were to take their kids off site to participate in the same activity.

While checking in, I arrived at the resort at 12:00pm hoping to check in early if possible seeing as though I had three children anxious to go swimming and start their vacation. I can understand the room not being ready right away but after I checked back in at 2:00pm and then again at 3:00pm the room still wasn't ready. I was awaiting a phone call all afternoon to inform me that the room was ready and then all of a sudden at 4:00pm which is the official check in time, the room was miraculously ready.

Furthermore the websites for these resorts advertise access to the Marriott World Center pools with a slide. No where does it mention limited hours of the slide because it needs to be staffed by two Marriott employees. This brings me to another concern, on two occasions during our one week stay children needed be assisted by adults who were not even in the pool after a child went down the slide. Both times a child was having difficultly swimming after landing in the pool and the slide attendant who was poolside say there and watched. They're quick to say they're not lifeguards so what's the point of them sitting there? I also witnessed a poolside attendant sleep for a straight 30 mins which was noticed by multiple parents. The attendant who was at the top of the slide even noticed the poolside attendant sleeping and made mention to another employee however nothing was ever done about this. The pool area was filthy and not up to Marriott standards at all.

We have never complained about a Marriott property in all the years we've stayed however we will not be recommending this any of the three resorts to located in this complex to anyone we come in contact with. We will stay at the Horizons resort from now on where we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the past!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, NS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

I was at the Marriott for a conference and we got one of these villas and let me tell you, this was one great property to stay.

Although I must confess that the staff could have been friendlier and more acommodating, these villas are very comfortable and perfect for a family on their stay in Orlando.

Its location is super convenient and it is minutes away from Downtown Disney.

I would certainly recommend this property, although it is a bit pricey for what you get.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed at the Imperial Villas in late February (right before spring break). While the exterior of the property looked a little drab, the interior space was just the opposite. The 3 bedroom unit was an amazing set up for traveling families. The master bedroom and living room are sort of removed from the other 2 BR's making it ideal for families b/c the younger ones who go to sleep earlier won't be right next to the adults having dinner or sitting in the living room.
The laundry room had full size (not stackable) washer and dryer.
Kitchen was large, lots of counter space, granite counters, dishwasher, full size fridge etc etc. Beds/mattresses seemed new and comfortable. all 3 BR's and the living room had flat screen tv's. Nice screened patio attached to unit with full size dining table).
Staff was warm and friendly. It was about a 10-15 min walk to get from our villa to the Marriott Resort hotel (with big pool and several restaurant choices). We found the 2 smaller pools right outside our doors were more than adequate for our baby to swim in and a lot more convenient, but if you have bigger kids who would enjoy the "fancy" waterfall, etc, you can easily go to the big Marriott next door (villa renters have "rights" to the full Marriott property)
Disney attractions, Sea World, etc were all close/easy drives. Whole Foods and wal-mart were also easy/close drives.
The only negatives about this hotel are the exterior appearance (painted in a "seafoam" like color that looks very hospital/institutional/dreary to me) and very low water pressure in showers (but this seems to be standard in Florida, not just this hotel). Neither factor took away from our overall experience or satisfaction.
Room was in terrific condition.
There are also tennis courts, basketball courts but we did not use.
I would definitely recommend this option again for anyone traveling with children. The in-room laundry and kitchen make a WORLD of difference!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Staying here from 2/27 - 3/4 under our Interval International timeshare. 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment is very spacious, and semi-clean, but I don't think the bathrooms were really disinfected. There is a lingering smell in one of the bathrooms that is very strong. Also there are no mats/rugs on the bathrooms floors. I did notice a small blood stain on the floor that I had to call to have them come and clean. And as a timeshare rental there is NO cleaning service...
The outside of the facility looks like a motel...I'm not really impressed. Better off staying at the MArriott World Center with more perks and amenities.

Noise -- the apartments are all adjacent to the hall or golf course. Don't expect any privacy, but expect to hear people walking by talking loudly in the wee hours of the morning. Walls are super thin.
One plus is that it is the closest non-Disney property to Disney, and that works out well with the kids...other than that, I would have prefered to stay at a more commercialized, and cleanly facility.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Central PA
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is the second time we've enjoyed a stay here. We traveled as a family of 4 and invited BIL with his family of 3 to stay with us. The villa was very spacious and clean. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us. The resort had the playpen and high chair waiting for us. BIL said they were great for the baby. Having young kids, it's always nice to have the kitchen and laundry facilities in the room. The TV's were nice and new. Hubby wished he could take the main living room's tv home with him. The pool was clean and a great temperature for the little ones. It was wonderful to have the option of using the World Center facilities as well as the Imperial Palms resort. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You can practically see the entrance to the Walt Disney World property (probably could if there were no trees) and is within 6 miles of SeaWorld. It's also within 3 miles of a Super WalMart for all of you shopping needs. To top it off, there is no smoking allowed past the front sidewalk, so the room and balcony was always smoke free.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Marriott's Imperial Palms Villas
Address: 8404 Vacation Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6377
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#44 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#48 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Imperial Palms Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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