Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Review
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1500 Masters Blvd, Orlando FL 33896
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Editor’s Review of Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
From a distance, the Omni Orlando duly impresses with a palm tree-lined entrance and formal arches proclaiming "Champions Gate." The sumptuous lobby is decked in sparkling chandeliers and miles of creamy marble floor -- all overlooking a view of a lazy river, pools, golf course greens and Orlando sky.
This place has it all. Well, obviously, in Central Florida they don't have a beach, but besides that if you stand near the Omni's pool, close your eyes and sway a little -- you'll swear ... more you're in Maui. Located an easy 35-minute drive to LEGOLAND Florida in one direction and a breezy 30-minute drive to Disney World in the other, you can easily get to the mini-figures and ditch them for this incredible hideaway when you need to chill. And hideaway is an apt description of the Omni Orlando. This jewel of a resort is definitely off the beaten Disney path -- and good for it! -- you'll find yourself thinking. With so much hub and bub in Orlando you can easily end your trip needing a vacation from your vacation. Not so at the Omni Orlando.
Let's start with the Omni's pools. There's a lot of them. You'll find a beautiful zero-entry family pool with it's own water slide. Immediately next to it is the 850-foot foliage-laced lazy river -- a magnet for kids and adults alike. Nearby are two whirlpools and an elegant quiet pool flanked by spiffy cabanas for weary adults.
Need more? The Omni has 36 holes of championship golf, tennis, walking paths, a gleaming fitness room and a European spa. Kids receive a backpack brimming with toys upon arrival and milk and cookies delivered to the room on the first night. Camp Omni Kids Escape offers an active kids' club every evening so adults can get away and play.
But the Omni had me at their luxury villas. These two- and three-bedroom marvels stun with Pottery Barn-like decor, full kitchens, garden tubs and a washer/dryer combo. For those preferring a traditional stay, the Omni also offers lovely guest rooms (with refrigerators) and several full-course and casual dining spots.
For the LEGO-fanatics in your family you might want to book the Omni's LEGOLAND or LEGOSCAPE packages. In each you receive LEGOLAND Florida tickets for a family of four and a lot more depending on which package you choose.
The only downside to our stay at the Omni was that we planned two full days at LEGOLAND Florida and didn't pack in as much lazy river time as everyone needed. (We'll get it right next time.)
Our Editor Loves
- Luxury villas with washer/dryer and full kitchens
- Elaborate pool system with lush-lazy river, pools, waterfall and water slide
- Welcome backpack for kids and Camp Omni Kid's Escape
- Laundry Service
Our Member Reviews 2115 Reviews
Out of This World Birthday Celebration!
Reviewed on 05/13/2013
This hotel was the perfect place to stay for our family for our youngest daughter's second birthday. We had so much fun at this resort. It had a lot of fun things at the resort like, a water slide, a lazy river, an arcade, etc. ...Read full review
Great pool but be prepared to pay extra for everything
Reviewed on 11/30/2011
Hotel was very nice and the grounds are beautiful. My son loved the pools and the lazy river. The grill at the pool was great too. THe other hotel restaurants are very pricy. The staff was great. Very helpful and friendly. ...Read full review
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RoomsThe Omni Orlando is broken down into one main 16-story hotel with villas off to the side. Usually, when I think "Villa," I think "pricey!" I was startled to learn that the Omni has two- and three-bedroom villas with complete kitchens and a stacked washer/dryer available at friendly prices.
Picture it: a full kitchen in these villas equals no expensive dining bills, and everything you need to keep your eating-machines in calories (and you in caffeine) is here, including pots, blenders, knives, an oven, a coffee machine, a dishwasher and more. But the greatest sight to a traveling parent? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a stacked washer/dryer. No coins required.
Each bedroom gets a bathroom. The master bath has a garden tub and a separate, large shower. Every room has a huge flat-screen TV, giving us four TVs in our two-bedroom villa. The dining room is huge, and a small den off the foyer offers privacy if you need time alone with your TV.
The villas also enjoy their very own dedicated concierge (who seemed disappointed that we didn't give him a task), quiet pool and health room (small, but impressive). The villas also have their own parking, relieving you of long schleps to the car with luggage.
If cooking on vacation sounds counter-intuitive, the Omni Orlando's main hotel wing offers eight room styles including the budget-friendly deluxe rooms, the family-friendly studio suites and the everyone-friendly Presidential suite, delivering more square footage than my house. (A palatial spread really rounds out a trip, don't you think?)