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Bluegreen Fountains Resort
Ranked #133 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
North Arlington, NJ
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6 reviews
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“We loved The Fountains and will be back...”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

I stayed at The Fountains August 13 - August 19 with family. Upon check-in our room was automatically ready and when we walked into the condo (Building #3) it was beautiful! All the rooms were modern and spotless. I had no problem hooking up my laptop and it worked like a charm the entire time. The resort itself is quite large and beautiful. The staff were very helpful and pleasant at all times. The resort is located on International Drive and we took the trolly whereever we needed to go (one way $1,25 can't go wrong). I thought the prices for food and drinks at the resort were reasonable and pretty good; especially the burgers and I can't forget that awesome potato salad!!!! We had a great stay at The Fountains and are already considering going back next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We have stayed at all Westgate Resorts, Vista Cay and Floridays and this is by far the best we have found our home in Orlando. Activities, activities, fun, friendly staff no need to leave the grounds most definitely my number one in Orlando. I can't stop thinking and talking about it no doubt about it I we have found it everything in one.

Room Tip: the 7th building had the most beautiful view .
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Minnesota
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We LOVE the Fountains! Kids-3, 9, 11-want to LIVE here. Pools are clean and fun. Rooms are awesome, updated, clean, with living space for all. You can save lots of money by cooking your own meals in the full kitchen and doing your own laundry in the facilities in room. So close to Publix, restaurants and all the parks. Very close to Sea World. Nice, safe area. Gated. We look forward to going back every fall. See you Fall 2011 Fountains!!!

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

This was our second time to stay at this resort hotel and it will definetly not be our last. The resort itself is huge with indoor/outdoor pools, water slides, small water park for younger kids, restuarants bars, BBQ areas and much more. The area is constanly being maintained and upgraded and constantly being cleaned from dawn till dusk.If you wish to use a BBQ, you make a call at the nearby phone and they come to clean and light the BBQ. The whole feel is that you are on holiday (vacation) and that they staff are there to do everything for you. We went for early morning and late evening walks to feed the huge turtles that live in the lake. We travelled with a 15,14 & 9 year old and all had a fantastic time. The apartments are huge with 2 double beds in the second bedroom alone, this also has its own bathroom. The kitchen area is well equipt as we cooked in it a lot. I can highly recommend The Fountains for familys.

Room Tip: Huge beds and rooms. 2 double beds in the second bedroom gives plenty of scope for extra travellers
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Puerto Varas, Chile
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

If you are in Orlando for anything remotely related to Disney this is an ideal hotel area to stay in. It's location can't be beat as well as the staff, the daily planned activities and the rooms. Although it was completely crowded while we were there the pool(s) are big enough to accommodate the amount of guests staying there. The only complaint would be the level of music out by the main pool (waaaay too loud).

Room Tip: The people I stayed with signed up for a timeshare package and got a great deal (almost free)
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

My wife, my two boys (4 and 9) and I stayed here along with another family July 23-30th. Our stay was in connection with attending a timeshare seminar where the owners of the property, BlueGreen, had us attend a 3 hour sales presentation (although they originally told us 90-120 minutes max).
The hotel itself is nicely situated, a short drive to all the major attractions (Disney, SeaWorld, Universal, etc) as well as close to shopping and restaurants. The hotel room itself had all the amenities that we both expected and needed for a family with kids - two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen and washer/dryer. Grocery stores were nearby which allowed us to stock up with drinks and food at a fraction of the price we'd pay inside the parks. And served as perfect spot to enjoy breakfast in our rooms as opposed to having to get up and out before breakfast service ended in a restaurant. The ability to do our own wash meant we could pack less items (wash and re wear them) plus doing a couple of loads the day before leaving meant coming home with next to no dirty clothes. Fast and easy to unpack.
The grounds were very nice, lots of green space, well manicured, flowing lakes and clean. The pools were outstanding. It was very hot when we were down, but the pools were mini water parks in their own, plus on nights when at the hotel, we swam until the pools closed at 10pm.
Our concerns were around our check in and the low level of organization and customer understanding that was applied. When we made the booking over 6 weeks prior to arriving, we advised we wanted both families to be in the same building (believe there were 8-10 five storey buildings in all). We arrived at 4:30, a half hour after 4pm check in, to find both of our families rooms were not ready. With check out time being 10am, we found it surprising that 6 hours later the rooms were still not ready. We were one of MANY families who we saw questioning this situation, we witnessed some families complaining loudly about still waiting for over 2 hours. The check in staff was not rude, but at the same time, not displaying an elevated degree of concern that our rooms weren't ready. They were quite indifferent about the situation, and advised us they'd call us when the room was ready. We left the hotel, only to be called 15 minutes later on our mobile phone to say room was ready. We went back to check in, to find out just one room was ready. We left, 15 minutes later, get call 2nd room is ready. We go back.. but room is in seperate building. Wait another 15 minutes while they fix that. I don't understand why instead of having us run back and forth, they couldn't just give us our room number and keys but advise us the room wouldn't be ready until "x" time. Very unorganized and frustrating, especially after just going through a day of traveling.
The room itself had all the amenities were wanted, but the furnishings were very out of date. Not dirty, but dated and stale looking. Conversly, the other buildings and sales display rooms were immaculate with new and updated kitchen cabintry, electronics, carpets & tiles and furniture. Example, we had dull pine cabintry, faded countertops and old TVs with the huge backs on them. The sales room had dark rich cabintry, granite countertops and flat panel TVs throughout. Our bathrooms were clean, but all the tubs had huge hard water stains. The water itself was on the smelly side and tasted awful. We had to use bottled water to brush and rinse our teeth. When we told the timeshare people that the room was not as advertised, they told us our building (number 4) was the only building that hadn't yet been updated with new furnishings, but not to worry about our future visits. I told them this was not a strong sales pitch, telling me "I know the room is not what we promised, but trust us, it will next time". I advised them they have one chance to sell me, and they blew it. I found it odd they would make this mistake, setting some one up in an old and tired building when you are trying to sell them on their 5 star world wide accommodations, but again attribute it to a young and inexperienced front desk check in staff.
Would I return? No. Would I recommend it to others? Yes, but with a warning. not. WHile I enjoyed our time there, I will stay with a better known and trust worthy name in Hotel suites such as Marriott or Sheraton.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the newer buildings. Stay away from number 4 for sure.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Michigan
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

My husband and I visited in Feb. and absolutely loved our stay! The staff was very inviting and the rooms were gorgeous! We are already planning on coming back later in the year!

Room Tip: Look around for specials when you find them, they're a steal!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bluegreen Fountains Resort
Address: 12400 South International Drive, Registration: 12450 S International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821-6936
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#113 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#126 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bluegreen Fountains Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 569
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within 54 acres surrounding the serene natural setting of Lake Eve, and located along popular International Drive, The Fountains offers everything you would expect from a world-class resort as well as the convenience of a central location. The Fountains has its own claim to fame- Bluegreen's Wakoola Springs. This 75,000-square-foot tropical oasis sets itself apart from an everyday pool with two water slides*, a zero-entry pool, interactive water fountains, two hot tubs. Cross over the two bridges on the campus and head over to one of two fire circles for evening stargazing and relaxation. With so many on-site amenities for both adults and kids, not to mention the hundreds of attractions in and around Orlando, you'll want to plan an extended stay to fit it all in. Our two-bedroom villas are richly appointed with all the comforts of home—and then some. Most feature a screened balcony overlooking the lake, a fully equipped kitchen and a garden tub. The decor is elegant and tasteful with many focused on water, lake or pool views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Orlando Fountains Resort
Fountains Hotel Orlando
The Fountains Orlando
Fountains Florida
Fountains International Drive
Fountains Orlando Florida

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