We stayed overnight for an early morning flight.
To say that the property is undergoing renovation is an understatement--they started construction in November!
Upon arrival at a back entrance, we found the "front desk" in an office. The staff was busy watching a Nascar race and ignored us, until we finally asked where to check in. We are elite Marriott members, and are accustomed to some check in amenity. To our surprise we were handed a paper bag with a Hershey bar,chips, and Oreos.
We were assigned a renovated room that was of average size for Orlando. The furnishings were modern and obviously new.
The bed linens were not Renaissance quality--the sheets were very scratchy polyester blend, not the usual 100% cotton. The towels were new, just too small. The bed was very comfortable.
There was a microwave and mini refrigerator, as well as the customary coffee set up.
The "restaurant" was in a meeting room and closed when we arrived (7PM); however there are several resaturants within walking distance. We expected that there would be a bar, but that too was non existent. Not sure if room service was available.
We had planned to watch an HBO special and could not find the channel for it. When we contacted the front desk, we were informed that they did not have HBO. After much channel surfing for something else to watch, we found that they did indeed have HBO--so much for the informed staff.
The airport shuttle worked well--we arrived with plenty of time to spare.
In summary, the Renaissance is fine for a quick stay, not for a vacation. From the quality of the room, it would appear that when renovations are completed, the Renaisaance will be a first class place. Until then, beware .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests will love the updated oversized guest rooms, 24 hour room service, local dining options and proximity to all Orlando attractions. Complimentary WiFi in the lobby, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, on property dining options, and resort style pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Orlando
- Orlando Renaissance