by Whitney Rife
Windsor Hills boasts that it’s the closest resort to Walt Disney World, outside the Disney family of resorts. This hotel is great for any large family reunions, as you can book six-room homes that sleep 12 people. Select properties have kids’ rooms decorated in Disney themes. Kids will want to leave Disney to get back to the hotel pool, which has a huge waterslide. A resort recreation area has lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball, a putting green and a children’s playground. Children will enjoy climbing around in the castle-themed jungle gym and fighting off dragons.
Our Editor Loves
- Large pool and playground
- Close to Walt Disney World
- Rentals with amenities of a home
Be warned... whilst all the villas and the communal areas are great you have to get past the rude, obnoxious gate staff first. Even my children asked "Why didn't those people say please or thank you?" Manners cost nothing, unless you are a gate person at this place.
Our family of four visited this resort for 5 days/nights and we really had an exciting experience...so much so, that we will definitely return. The resort is centrally located to amusement parks and shopping and there are numerous restaurants in the area. We rented a townhouse (3 bdrms, 3 bthrms) which was a short walk away from the resort’s community center. Our children (15 and 9) both enjoyed the amenities in the center. The townhouse -7660 Fitzclarence - was exactly as pictured on the webpages we viewed and the owner was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. There were a few areas of the home (literally about 3) which we noticed could be cleaned better but that didn’t affect our over all stay. The one inconvenience, which wasn’t a fault of the resort, was the abundance of the annoying love bugs which descended on the area making walking around outside a little unpleasant!