by Jackie Perrin
Re-opened in 2010 after extensive post-hurricane renovations, this family-friendly, 14-story, 323-room property features a beach-entry heated swimming pool, a game room and microwaves, mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi in guestrooms. Most rooms have balconies. Kids ages 2 to 12 eat free with a paying adult at Palm Breezes Restaurant. Shop for souvenirs at an onsite Disney Gift store, which offers free package delivery from Disney theme park and resort shops.
Our Editor Loves
- Free transportation to Disney theme parks
- Within walking distance to Disney Springs
- Beach-entry swimming pool
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
The hotel is very interesting due the localization.
10 minutes walking to Disney springs and 20 minutes by shuttle to disney complex.
The crew at the restaurant is great.
The front desk has people that eant to support you all time, and people that do the rules and nothing more, so if you receive a NO WE CANT, try again at another shift.
A great option
My husband was in town for the Microsoft Ignite conference and this hotel fit the bill for being in the conference block (meaning shuttle to get him to/from the conference) and it fit the price range for his company's travel policy. I had not initially planned to come along so I wasn't on the initial booking, but the front desk was able to shift him from 2 beds to 1 at check in. The room was quiet, even though we were on the freeway side, and the only time I heard anyone in the hallway was when the elevator stopped on our floor - even then it was just a light beep since we were directly across from it.
I left the hotel anywhere between 9:30 am and noon for my daily adventures but regardless of my departure time, the room was always serviced before I returned. The 2 bottles of water each day were a nice touch, especially with as hot and humid as it was the week we were there! We also enjoyed having the option of eating in the restaurant downstairs or having it brought up as room service. We did avail ourselves of this option our first night since we were exhausted from traveling. The food was great even though the menu seemed to be a bit limited.
The hotel's proximity to Disney Springs was perfect and we ate most of our dinners at the variety of restaurants there. It was also very easy to navigate from the hotel to the other locations I visited while in town. While we didn't go to any of the Disney parks, I liked having the option of taking a shuttle from the hotel instead of driving myself.
If you are looking for a perfect hotel for being out of the hubbub of Disney while still being close to the action with all the associated resort amenities, this is the place for you!