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Review of Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

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Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Ranked #143 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Winnipeg, Canada
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good Value for the Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just returned from 7 nights at Disney All Star Sports resort - we stayed October 19-26th. I'll be upfront in saying we booked this hotel only because of the free dining plan that was included and it was not our first choice in Disney properties most specifically due to the bed options being only 1 king or 2 doubles.

Check in was smooth and quick although we arrived at 1am so it wasn't overly busy, nor were there many people milling around the lobby at that hour. We were provided with our wristbands and my daughter's 1st visit button and we were off to bed.

The room was quite small. Two adults and a 4 year old and we were very crowded in the room to say the least. There are only king & 2 double bed options available - no queens. If they put queens in there, there would literally be no available space in the room to move. We made the doubles work although it was tight sleeping quarters. The room was clean - Disney bedding, pictures, soap, mickey ears towel design on the bed upon arrival. The towels were so soft - I'm not sure if we got a new batch but all week our bath towels were unbelievable - the softest I've ever had in a hotel. Housekeeping kept the room in tip top shape. The bedding was comfortable as were the pillows - with varying degrees of firmness. The fridges however have been pulled out of all the rooms due some recall - some people were notified, we were not. It was inconvenient but it is what it is - not all hotels have fridges and I would assume they would do their best to accommodate someone who really needed one. Again, just another thing for some people to bellyache about - no fridge - boo hoo. Room temp was adequate as well - nothing new - set your thermostat. Not sure about this motion sensor another writer spoke of - our room was cool and comfortable every day we returned to the hotel and it was hot, hot, hot.

We paid for the preferred section as it was recommended by another person who visits Disney often - which is in building 1 & 6 (surf building) - good call on that. Close to the lobby and transportation. Well worth the money as far as I'm concerned. The resort is huge and the rooms at the back are really quite far away from the main building and the bus area. However, as the restaurant is closed, if you're in the back section it's a very quick jaunt over to All Star Music were you can utilize the food court without worrying about the shuttle. We walked from building 1 and it took 10 mins so it's very close. The rooms I did find a bit noisy as there is an outdoor walkway in front of each of the rooms and you will hear foot traffic and people talking as they go by. We also hear toilets flushing in other rooms but the pressure in that flush scared the heck out of me the first time so it's bound to be heard in other rooms. As far as people noise from room to room - none - neither side to side nor up or down.

The food court is under renos so they have a grab and go. Decent selection for pre-made stuff. Bread, bagels, danish, muffins, sandwiches & salads for lunch - drinks & dessert including ice cream bars. The area was clean and well staffed. There are options for everyone - for those who complain due to dietary needs or self imposed restrictions such as a vegetarian there are limited options but that happens everywhere - they cater to the majority and there is something for everyone, there just may not be a large selection. As well there is no arcade as the grab & go is set up in this area but again, you can use the other all star arcades for your tokens.

Bus transportation - I just can't say enough about it. From the airport shuttle to the shuttle to the parks and the shuttle to & from the other all star resorts for the restaurant - fantastic. Why anyone would want to stay off of Disney property and fight traffic and line ups is beyond me. Service was fantastic, drivers were friendly and helpful and we never waited longer than 20 minutes at the most and that was a very rare occasion where we had obviously just missed one.

The pool is open quite late - in fact, I don't think it really ever closes. The lifeguards blow the whistle at 11pm saying they are off duty and to swim at your own risk but people were in the pool well into the early hours of the morning. Our room faced the pool and we heard no noise at all from swimmers on any of the nights we were there although our pool didn't seem to be overly busy. There was no noise from the movie under the stars as other writers have suggested - unless you're outside or at the movie itself. People are watching the movie, not making loud noise - and the movie itself is only loud enough to be heard for a couple of rows of chairs. It was not heard in our room and we were very close to it.

The meal plan was great as were the new wristbands. We ran into a slight problem with the pin on my husbands wristband and it was fixed immediately by staff. The food at All Star Music was pretty good. The eating area was crowded as others have stated but no more crowded than any other food court. To suggest it was bursting due to the overflow from our restaurant being closed is ridiculous. It's Disney people - it's just that busy. We took the shuttle over a couple of times and each time there were under 10 people on the bus - 10 poeple doesn't add chaos to an already busy place. The food was of good quality - better than I expected for a quick service cafeteria style restaurant. Good selection as well. The only thing I didn't care for was having to stand in multiple lines for food - burgers one line, quesedillas another, etc etc. By them time you got all of your meals, the one you got first was cold.

Overall, I would recommend this resort and I would not hesitate to stay here again. It is good value for the money and after all, how much time do you really spend in your hotel room anyways. Clean, affordable and comfy - what more can you ask for. We have stayed in many places. in many countries and there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this resort. People just need to have more realistic expectations. If you have a complaint - lodge it with the resort - they'll probably fix it before you feel the need to lodge your complaint in this forum.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the pool are quieter
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Recently spent two nights here and enjoyed our stay. The Resort is very, very clean. If I could find rooms like that when traveling, I wouldn't mind staying in hotels. Great attention is paid to cleanliness. The only problem we had is that the restaurant was closed - we knew this in advance - so that created a bit of a problem but them ran a shuttle to the other All Star resorts. For some reason they have pulled the refrigerators from the rooms due to some type of problem but then again, we just used our cooler and their ice. The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and friendly. A very good experience and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Excellent hotel, very kid friendly

Would be using you again

Large swimming pool usually gets packed, however the small swimming pool less busy. Good transport to all Disney theme parks. Decent cafeteria on site but mcdonalds is around the corner if you would prefer an alternative.

Room Tip: We stayed near the rear swimming pool
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LX1986
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Avon Park, Florida
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stayed over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (Oct 13 & 14). This is the second time we've stayed at the All-Star Sports Resort and just have to say it continues to meet our expectations of a Disney value hotel/resort. The staff is consistently friendly, and provided a quick and smooth check-in upon arrival. The rooms are clean and basic, no complaints on this visit. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay at Disney where you can park your car (for free, btw) and just take WDW transportation to all the parks, this is the place for you. One thing to mention: their on-site food court was closed during our visit and is scheduled to reopen in December 2013. They do have a "grab & go" shop in the old arcade with snacks, breakfast items, etc. and offer a shuttle that will take you to the other all-star resorts' food courts.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanD2370
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Canberra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed here for five nights in October 2013. We found the front counter staff to be very helpful when checking in. The room was of a suitable size, the bathroom a little on the small size. The room was very clean, no issues there. The towels were quite worn and really needed to be replaced. As we were travelling for several weeks, we were really happy to have a laundromat in the complex. I would recommend this for people on a budget.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane707
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Richmond, Texas
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went the first week of October and the cafeteria was under construction. I didn't know that when I booked and I don't recall there being any notice of that on anything I read but that was the biggest inconvenience. They shuttled you to the other resorts to eat but it's alot of hassle really. And once there it's overcrowded b/c you have the overflow of this resort. Also, we were in the 9th building which is WAY back by the baseball pool. Far from the entrance when you just want to relax! Lots of walking. Price isn't bad but I don't know if I would stay again. Had a very Motel feel. Toured the animation resorts and will try our best to stay there next time. You get what you pay for but it's not horrible.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Momof2travelerTXNY
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New Port Richey, Florida
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147 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I spent our 38th wedding anniversary at Disney World and our experiences at the Value Resorts (Sports, Movies and Music) have been a pleasure, to say the least. Clean, Clean and Clean. Did I say Clean. We have stayed in 100's of hotels in our working careers as both of us were traveling company representatives and we can both honestly say you will not be disappointed with the value resorts at Disney. The rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay with easy access to everything necessary for a pleasant vacation even if you did not bring the kids. But if you did, bring your camera, because they will be smiling the entire time both at the parks and at the entertainment provided by the resorts themselves. They will love the swimming pools. Disney is truly the Happiest Place on Earth....even for adults.

Room Tip: Ask for the Value Resorts because the $80/ night Rooms are just as nice and clean as the $170/ night...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bob M
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Additional Information about Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Property: Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Address: 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8437
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#102 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#128 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Disney's All-Star Sports Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get in the game at this Resort hotel that salutes the world of competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis. Go the distance and don't be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty decor starring some of your favorite Disney characters. ... more   less 
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