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“Satisfied with several set backs!” 3 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Grande Vista
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5925 Avenida Vista, Orlando, FL 32821   |  
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Ranked #47 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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“Satisfied with several set backs!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Although the resort was very appealing there were some obvious set backs. For one the pool needs major refurbishing. The beds are not comfortable. We paid to stay an extra night but are key did not work and had a cold sleepy baby wait for someone to open the door for over 15 minutes. The cleaning service was just ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous week at Marriott Grande Vista. Fifth time to Orlando, stayed at Cypress Harbour last two times, first time to this Marriott. Grounds are beautifully maintained, everything sparkly clean. Had read previous reviews that internet was not great-we had perfect internet with five bars the whole time. Read that some rooms needed freshening-we stayed in one of the older rooms as we preferred to be near the lobby and fitness center. It was remodeled two years ago and still looked fresh and beautiful. Fitness center was beautiful, machines had perfect lake view. We spent a lot of time in the enclosed patio overlooking golf club. Just a fabulous relaxing stay. Golfed, spent a few days at Disney parks,went to Kennedy Space Center.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We arrived early (around 12n) and was prepared to kill a bit of time before check in, which is at 3pm, but our rooms was ready, how nice. The lake view is spectacular.The property is well kept and the location is great, close to the restaurants. I will definitely stay at this lodge again when visiting the area

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We've stayed a couple of times at this Marriott resort in Orlando, most recently in Nov. 2012. First off, the location is superb - you're literally right down the street from SeaWorld (if you care), but a quick 10 min. drive from Disney parks, Downtown Disney, Universal and other attractions. The location was super convenient, especially after a long day at a theme park.

The facilities and grounds are very well maintained and the staff were always friendly. Our rooms had everything we needed for a week-long stay and the kitchen came in handy. I used the fitness center a couple of times and it's well-equipped, but it does get a bit crowded in the mornings (and kind of annoying when some people bring their cell phones to talk while on the treadmill...ahem).

I have only 2 complaints: 1) The sofa beds are pretty uncomfortable. My daughter and I had to keep swapping so that one person didn't have to suffer the whole week. 2) The wireless internet is great when no one else is using it, but in the evenings it becomes worthlessly slow. They need to upgrade to wireless N, and ensure they have enough bandwidth for all the guests (their wireless G tells me they didn't anticipate the smartphone era).

Otherwise it's a really nice place and I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Valkyrie_Kate
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Monroe Township, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed here for a week in October while visiting Disney World. We have 2 8 year olds, so extra space is very appreciated! Our room was a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with a full kitchen and washer dryer. Master bedroom has a king size bed, jacuzzi tub, shower, 2 sinks and a toilet (toilet and shower in separate room). 2nd bedroom had 2 queen beds (not in all rooms) and a bathroom with tub/shower, sink and toilet. Living room/dining room was comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. 3 flat TVs. Beds were comfortable. Everything was in perfect working order. The two main pools are gorgeous. There is an ice cream parlor, spa, and fitness center. Parking was never a problem, although resort was sold out. There were many activities for all ages, but unfortunately we did not have time to try any. There is a bar/grill near the pool, a full service restaurant, and a pizza/express. We did not eat at any so I can't comment.

Close to Seaworld and a short drive to Disney Parks.

Will definately be returning but perhaps next time we will spend more time at the resort, as it really looks like a lot to do and fun!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Have stayed here before but this was our first time in a 3 BR. We stayed two weeks, first of which four of our best friends stayed with us. The second week our daughter, her husband & our two grandkids came. The 3 BR units are on the ends of each building & our beautiful view overlooked the lake & we could see the main part of the complex on the other side which our side was connected to by a walking bridge. We prefer staying in the West Village. It is the newest area of the property but all areas are very nice. Check-in was a breeze & everyone at the resort was so friendly & helpful. Lots of activities for the kids. Grandson loved the fishing in the lake. They rent a rod & reel for $5 & he caught a huge bass. S'mores every night 8pm. Nick's Grill was great for breakfast & dinner. Pizza Hut Express & other small deli restaurant good also. Exercise room was very well equipped. My friend the first week got me started & I went every morning for about an hour. Had to work off some of all the calories I was eating. Pools & grounds were awesome! Can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Check in was a breeze. Room was large & very clean with large comfortable bed & good shower, also very quiet.
All staff we interacted with were very helpful & friendly.
Bar & table areas were clean at the poolside restaurant, food was just fast food burgers etc, but reasonably priced & tasty.
The resort was huge but handy for the Orlando attractions.
Would certainly use again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marriott's Grande Vista
Address: 5925 Avenida Vista, Orlando, FL 32821
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#17 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#39 Family Hotel in Orlando
#42 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#68 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Grande Vista 4*
Number of rooms: 1616
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient to Universal Orlando®, Walt Disney World®, and SeaWorld®, this 164-acre resort features one- two- and three-bedroom Orlando golf villas and three championship golf courses. Villas overlook a scenic lake and feature spacious living and dining areas, full kitchens, washer/dryer, and a master suite with an oversized soaking tub. ... more   less 
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