First off, my family usually uses a Disney resort and stay inside the resorts. We booked late for the food and wine festival and, of course, Disney had nothing open that I could afford. SO....we found a great place with the perfect distance from Disney. We stayed on the 15th floor that overlooked the lake. We booked a one bedroom condo and they upgraded us to a two without charge. The room had a master, with one bed, another room with two full beds, and a set of bunk beds in the hallway. Washer and dryer. At night, families can catch all the local fireworks from the roof. The is a Starbucks just outside the lobby, CVS across the street. The condo was very clean and modern. Beds were SUPER comfortable. We loved it so much, we booked our Christmas and spring visits at Blue Heron. I love it and will return many more times.
Now some things to be aware of. I will let you know some things that should be noted. NOT negatives, just a heads up so you can prepare as we will for our next visit. There is very few cooking utensils, no cookie sheet, no large mixing bowls(in case you wanna make some Mickey pancakes, just saying), Salt and pepper shakers with nothing in them. No tongs to flip bacon. NO wifi in the rooms, only at the pool, only a wired connection and you have to sit at the counter by the phone. The iron in our room did not work. Shower head was pretty lame, bathrooms are amazing until you turn on the shower. The TV in the bedroom was a small flatpanel computer monitor, sorta. Although all the TVs in the house had DVD players and there was a large rental machine in the lobby. Great Idea. Now all the above did not cramp or down our trip, we made due. I just thought that I would share what I experienced so you can make your trip THAT much more enjoyable.
- 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