Nice property overall. There are some signs of wear on the exterior, which is odd, since the building is only about three years old. They should fix the stucco as it indicates that other issues of maintenance may be deferred.
We met a delightful couple who lived full time at the building. This is a "condo-hotel" building with each unit individually owned. The couple added to the positive experience, as they shared helpful hints for our Disney vacation.
We did not like the transportation to the parks that was included for an additional $12.50 per day "resort fee". This was a fee that we were not expecting and it was not valued.
The rooms were very nice and clean and the views from the balcony were great!
The main street was very busy over the weekend, but not too bad.
The lack of continental breakfast was disappointing. I guess we just expected that one would be included as they are very typical.
The Internet access was great and the full cable TV menu was good.
The design of the units left something to be desired, as the bedroom was along the corridor and the noise from other guests early in the morning and late at night was magnified.
The parking lot was good and there is a Cici's Pizza in front, which provided cheap all-you-can-eat meals.
This is close to everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron Beach Resort, a lakefront resort featuring one- and two-bedroom, condominium-style suites is just one mile from the entrance to the Walt Disney World and located just off Interstate 4 at exit 68. In addition to our immediate proximity to Disney World, we are also just four miles from SeaWorld and their new water park, Aquatica. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are eight short miles north on Interstate 4. The Premium Outlet Mall, just one mile from our front door offers discounted merchandise from some of the world’s most recognizable names. We are in the midst of Lake Buena Vista, the primary tourist area where you’ll find hundreds of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.The Blue Heron Beach Resort offers one- and two-bedroom suites with living room and patio overlooking the resort pools and Lake Bryan. Each suite also has a full kitchen, dining area and two full baths. In-suite amenities include flat screen TVs with DVD players, high speed internet, washer and dryer and Jacuzzi-jetted tub in the master bath. Resort amenities include two heated pools, a kid’s pool, an outdoor hot tub, fitness center, game room, access to the miniature golf course adjacent to the hotel, and water sports available from our own docks on Lake Bryan. Services include a complimentary shuttle to the major theme parks. Parking is free. Our full service concierge can help you with car rental, attraction tickets and/or restaurant reservations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Heron Beach Hotel Orlando