by Wendy Irvine
This brand new hotel opened in October 2011 and offers 400 guestrooms and suites all facing the private 10-acre lake boasting a beautiful view for every room. Choose from two queen beds or one king bed or select the unique family-friendly rooms that include bunk beds. All rooms include a small refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and robes. (Sadly no coin-laundry in the Wyndham.) The Junior Suites and Presidential Suite sport full kitchenettes. Guests staying on the two top floors, the Concierge level, will have entrance into the Concierge Lounge, which serves continental breakfast, evening receptions, and more.
The zero-entry, lagoon-style pool is heaven for kids — and the two hot tubs are a sight for sore parental eyes. Fancy cabanas decked with a TV and “cabana concierges” (who cater to your every whimper) are on hand. A full-service spa offering outdoor treatment rooms, salon, fitness center and kids’ club are yours for the asking. The resort is just off Epcot Drive and adjacent to Disney World — and a forty-five minute drive to LEGOLAND Florida.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts are upscale hotels located primarily in the U.S. The hotels hold many activities for kids and family-friendly promotions, with onsite dining and an array of rooms and suites to fit families of all sizes. Read more about Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Our Editor Loves
- Minutes from local attractions
- Zero-entry, lagoon-style pool
- Shuttle services
Friendly staff, especially Debra at the breakfast buffet. Wonderful service. Everything was great. Only draw back is that if my children were with me the pool closes pretty early so they wouldnt have been to happy but, since I was with all adults it wasnt a problem.
It's not like Disney. The rooms were nice and comfy and clean, but here are some big cons to the pools:
Pool slides close early at 6pm.
Pool towel service ends early at 7pm.
Karaoke with rap singers ruined the atmosphere at one of the pools.
No lifeguards at the pools.
The grounds were pretty but some smokers killed the nice effect.
Pros: we saw a bunny, lots of ducks, and a huge road which was fun for our kids. Our biggest peeve is that the pool slides should have been open longer.