by Whitney Rife
Marriott’s Orlando World Center is a wonderland filled with activities for everyone in the family. Six pools are on the grounds, including waterfalls, waterslides and children’s pools. A sandy beach lies next to the pool. Children’s face painting, sandcastle building and teen volleyball are held in this area. Kids can also enjoy an indoor activity center, which presents a video arcade-type setting. An 18-hole golf course sits right on the property. At the end of the day, it may be nice for parents to visit the full-service spa. Many restaurants and lounges are at the resort, including three of the top dining options in the area: Ristorante Tuscany, Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse & Grille and Mikado Japanese Steak House. Most restaurants offer a children’s menu. Families should check out Solaris’s daily, 80-item breakfast buffet. This resort typically offers Orlando packages for the nearby theme parks.
Our Editor Loves
- Six pools
- Planned kids activities
- Many onsite restaurants
Stay 9/7 and 9/8/19. Valet parked, check-in went smoothly. Our room was freshly renovated in the east tower, 14th floor. Very nice, Beautiful view of the pool and epcot fireworks. Caviat: It was VERY freshly renovated and had 2 bathroom plumbing issues: The bathroom sink faucets were full of air pockets and forcefully spit water all over. Worse, the shower hot water took at least 15 minutes of running before it got warm.
Being we were only one night, we lived with both issues. Ate at Siro, the italian restaurant. Delicious meal, strong recommendation for the Lamb Bolognese.
The pool area was fab as usual, the staff exemplary. We take an annual weekend either here or at the nearby JW, we'll be back.
by Austin G
I went here for the Florida League of Cities conference and it was my second time staying here. Both times I had a great experience. The staff is super friendly, the food at the sports bar was great. The rooms are nice and clean and the resort itself is well maintained. The only downfall is this place is pricey, but your staying at a very nice and well run place, so it isn't a shocker.