JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Review

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4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando FL 32837
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Editor’s Review of JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

A serene oasis from the hustle and bustle of central Florida's theme parks, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers a luxurious and relaxing resort experience for family as well as business travelers.

Featuring 998 rooms, including 64 suites, and overlooking 500-serene acres of lakes, ponds and greens, the extensive 2003-built resort is known for its magnetic meandering lazy-river pool, lavish amenities and peaceful scenery.

Beginning with the grand lobby interior, complete with stone sculpture, stately arches and a majestic wrought iron staircase, and continuing with the lushly landscaped grounds situated at the headwaters to the Florida Everglades, the resort exudes a luxurious vibe that says, "it's time to
... more get down to the serious business of relaxation." From surrey bike rentals, kayak eco-tours and guided nature hikes to a daily activities program and a fun-filled pool complex that's rated among the best in Orlando, recreational options for families are truly impressive.

When it's time to refuel, a number of dining venues offer kid-friendly fare along with prompt and personalized service. From Cafe Bodega -- a terrific grab-and-go spot featuring organic, kid-friendly options and over 128 different beverages -- to lavish fruit-filled buffets at Citron, the resort caters to young-taste buds as well as short-attention spans. Kids even receive special treatment at Primo, an upscale adult-oriented venue where they can order up pint-sized portions of pasta, pizza and all-natural chicken fingers served with freshly prepared mashed potatoes.

Throughout their stay, families also enjoy access to facilities of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes next door, including a 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, a par-72, Greg Norman-designed golf course and Ritz Kids, a perennially popular, supervised children's program. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Top-rated lazy river pool
  • Luxurious accommodations close to theme parks
  • Family activities and eco tours
Family Interests
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1176 Reviews
Theme Parks or self-made fun?
Reviewed on 07/26/2012
My husband I brought our 8 year old on a long weekend getaway to the JW Marriott in Orlando because of its close (but not too close) proximity to all the theme parks. After doing some homework online it seemed this was a good ...
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Standard and Deluxe Rooms
Renovated in 2010 and 2011, resort guestrooms feature pillow-top mattresses, luxurious linens and an updated-design scheme, highlighted by green and aqua tones with gold accents. Deluxe Rooms (420-square-feet) contain one king bed and a sleeper sofa or two double beds and accommodate up to four guests. Rooms feature a desk with a chair, a lounge chair, a mini-bar, a coffee maker and a stylish valet for storing tea and coffee supplies. In-room plasma TVs have been enhanced with jack packs which allow on-screen viewing of multiple media sources, including personal MP3 players, laptops and CD/DVD players. Some rooms feature a balcony.

Executive Suites
Executive Suites, at 840-square-feet, are double the size of a standard room and feature a king bed in the master bedroom and a separate sitting room with a desk, a chair and a sleeper sofa. These accommodations feature two 32" flat-screen TVs and a balcony or patio with a premium lakefront view.

Deluxe Rooms and Executive Suites offer spacious marble bathrooms with lighted makeup mirrors, single vanities and Nirvae toiletries.

Grande and Presidential Suites
Luxurious Grande and Presidential Suites are also available. These accommodations may be booked directly with the property.

Pack 'n Plays (complimentary), rollaway beds (fee) and connecting rooms are available. Internet service is available for a daily fee. Each room contains two plush robes.

Nightly turndown service is offered. For those traveling with small children, high chairs and strollers (limited supply) are available upon request.

View-based booking options include "Deluxe View" and "Lakefront View." With regard to location, upper floor pool-facing accommodations with balconies offer the most scenic vistas. Families looking for some added elbowroom should consider booking an Executive Suite along with a Deluxe Room. This configuration provides a shared living space along with private areas for parents and teens to relax after smaller children are tucked in for the night.


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