Radisson Resort Orlando - Celebration

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2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
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This 20-acre resort is 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort and within 8 miles of SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, and Universal CityWalk. read more
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The good: 1) Excellent location to get to Disney World (just of I-4 but not so close that you can hear the Interstate) 2)Sleep Number Beds (If you like adjustable firmness via an inflatable mattress with an airpump) 3)Can buy park passes at the hotel front lobby (same offers as everywhere else. ie no discount for one day only and discounts once you do multiple day passes, etc) 4) They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and seem to do their best to honor it. (Manager on Duty did his best to resolve an issue with their 3rd party shuttle service to Disney World) 5) Seemed like nice pool areas and main lobby/ restaurants. (we didn't have time to visit them) The bad: 1) You will be charged a resort fee a day (2011). This is NOT a resort. I booked through hotels.com and then had to pay the extra hotel resort fee for access to "internet, shuttles and other amenities at the hotel" 2) The hotel is old but OK. People are saying 30 years maybe. They were doing remodeling and renovations while I was there. 3) We asked to have a room far away from the elevators and ice machines. The woman said "no problem" and gave us a room two doors down from the elevator. 4) Their 3rd party shuttle service (Platinum Shuttle Service) was supposed to pick us up at 6pm at EPCOT. We got to the pick up location at 5:56pm and the shuttle was not there. Waited till 6:15 to find out the bus left early. After calls to Radisson and the shuttle service dispatch the shuttle service lied and kept changing their story saying they were there till 6:05 and left. Was told by one Radisson employee and the shuttle service we would just have to wait till 8:45pm till the next one (we had already been there for 10 hours and was 100 degrees. We walked fast and ran some to make sure we were at the pick up point before 6pm. There was 12-15 other people waiting there including a man in a wheelchair with his family). We called dispatch and Radisson back a couple more times trying to get it sorted out. After an hour of this nonsense the Manager on Duty at Radisson asked me and my wife to get a cab and he would reimburse us the fee($22.75). He did so and also comped us one days resort fee. The kicker about the shuttle service is that 10 mins after the pickup time another shuttle from Platinum Shuttle came by and asked why we had not been picked up yet. He tried to charge the different groups of people waiting there $3 each person to take us. He talked to the dispatcher and was told to butt out of the situation and leave us there. The shuttle was empty and the company could care less about us standing out there in the 100 degree sun on top of trying to squeeze extra money out of us (in addition to what the hotel pays them). My wife now swears she will never take a shuttle service and we will need to just drive our car and pay parking.
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Jul 24th, 2007
Orlando Sun Resort and Convention Center

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6375 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
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This hotel is located in Kissimmee (Maingate East), close to Arabian Nights Dinner Show, Celebration Golf Club, and Wide World of Sports. Also nearby are Stetson University Celebration and Old Town. read more
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When I booked it was called the Ramada Orlando Celebration Convention Resort. Somewhere in between the name was changed, which caused some confusion when looking for it. It is one of the older motels, however despite its age, it looked well maintained and was clean. When we checked in, there was only one set of towels, I called the desk, and more were brought right up within minutes. The only negative thing I can say is the wall unit air conditioner/heater was quite noisy when turning on and off all night. But that was just probably because I'm not used to hearing noises at night. The pool was too cool to be comfortable (February) but overall for the price it was a good place to stay, not far from Disney or I-4 and a breeze to get anywhere (if you don't get lost...lol). I would stay here again.
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Feb 23rd, 2007
Legacy Vacation Resorts-Orlando

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2800 N Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
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This family-friendly condominium resort is located in Kissimmee (Maingate East), close to Lake Cecile, Congo River Golf, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Also nearby are Old Town and Capone's Dinner Show. read more
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This resort is a timeshare property. It has been well maintained, but the suite we booked was supposed to sleep 6. Luckily, the 3 others we were planning to have join us had other plans, so only my spouse and I stayed there. The entryway is a very narrow hallway with a small bedroom on one end (2 queen beds), a very small bathroom in the middle and a mini-kitchen/sitting room/second bedroom combination that is also quite small on the other end. It was actually cozy for the 2 of us but I would not want to be the couple sleeping in the mini-kitchen on a fold-out couch. Also, bring coffee because the coffee maker is for one cup but the coffee provided is in a sealed filter made for a 10 cup brewer. The front desk staff would not let us have any extra time for checkout though we arrived at 2 a.m. and checkout is at 10 a.m. Of course, do read the terms and conditions when you book online because there are a lot of extra fees including taxes and resort fees. Also, the resort will put a "hold" on your credit card until they are satisfied that you did not take anything or damage the room. I have not yet had a chance to check my credit card online to be sure they cleared the hold but I would imagine that they did. Even so, overall, it was a comfortable stay.
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Oct 20th, 2007
Quality Suites - The Royale Parc Suites

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5876 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
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Located 1 mile from the grounds of the Walt Disney World® Resort, this Orlando-area hotel is also within 10 miles of SeaWorld Adventure Park and Universal Studios Orlando. read more
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This was quite a nice qaint hotel very well laid out with very adequite rooms and a nice pool area. All the staff was friendly and very helpfull. The only disadvantages were 1) the breakfast it was promoted as a hot continential breakfast with a good variety, not quite it was the same for 2 weeks with no fruit or yogurt and very little space to eat so people were fighting for tables every morning. 2) The fitness room had no free weights and the equipment that was there was outdated and a couple of machines didn't even work. 3) We had to ask the front desk daily for towels and toilet paper, there were 5 of us in a room and only 1/2 to 1 roll of toilet paper on any given day, in addition the cleaning person didn't vacume or mop the bathroom floor. 4) The complimentary shuttle that they have going to the various resorts could be improved with more shuttle service to and from the parks, almost everyday my family and I stood in the aisle with 15 other people and on 1 occasions we were in a Disney park running to the shuttle and were only meters away and it drove away on us, when I phoned the hotel we were told that they're on a strict schedule and they have to leave exactly on the hour, very disappointing.
3
Jan 11th, 2008
Orbit One Vacation Villas

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2950 Entry Point Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
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This family-friendly condominium resort is located in Kissimmee (Maingate West), close to Disney's Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Local attractions also include Wide World of Sports. read more
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The resort location is excellent. Especially if you are going to Magic Kingdom. The resort is dated, but acceptable. The premises are clean, the room was clean and they supply all the utensils for cooking. The staff could possibly be more inviting and pleasant. That is probably the only setback encountered. The guards at the security gates were always pleasant and had a smile on their face, no matter how early or late you would arriive.
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Jan 2nd, 2008
The Palms Hotel and Villas

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3100 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
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This Orlando area hotel is conveniently located in Kissimmee Maingate East area, and is just over a mile from Walt Disney World® Resort. It is 11 miles from Universal Studios. read more
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I believe the rooms need a little updating. Our room was confortable, although our room had a leak and water was all over the bathroom floor. The staff took care of us by offering to move us to an identical room or even upgrade us. I was not very happy about the resort charge of almost $70.00 to cover parking etc. As far as I am concerned parking should be included if you are staying on their property. Usually most people are on vacation and going to Disney etc and do not have time for resort type activities. The last day we were there it rained and there was thunder and lightning - the pool got closed and the manager left for the day leaving instructions not to reopen the pool. The weather got better and people wanted to go in and no one was available to make a decision. Very upsetting. Understand when it is thunder and lightning but it had cleared and no one could make a decision and they could not call a manager. Overall I thought the place was good for the money and I would stay again but I do wish they would rethink resort charges. The continentel breakfast every morning was one of the better I had ever had. Good work.
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May 25th, 2005
Clarion Suites Maingate

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7888 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
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This resort is located in Kissimmee (Maingate West), close to Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Blizzard Beach. Local attractions also include Wide World of Sports. read more
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This was our first stay here, and it went as smooth as I expected it to. It was clean, its was peaceful, it was safe, and it had wi-fi, which was important to me. If I had to complain about any one thing it would be the size, its comfortable, but for a suite, its to small. Its like any other average room but with a tiny retainer wall and pull out couch with TV, and that made it a suite. Not so much a suite as an added 8 foot space perhaps. But for the price and overall comfort, really it is what it is, and I would go back anytime I stay off Disney property. And until Disney realizes that paying for internet services in ONLY the most expensive resorts is unacceptable I will continue to stay in nice places like this.
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Oct 19th, 2004
Tropical Palms Resort

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2650 Holiday Trl, Kissimmee, FL
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Situated in Kissimmee's Maingate East neighborhood, this resort is close to Old Town, Arabian Nights Dinner Show, and Falcon's Fire. Local attractions also include Stetson University Celebration and Lake Buena read more
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Fantasy World Resort

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5005 Kyngs Heath Rd, Kissimmee, FL
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Located 8 miles from Sea World and 5 miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, this Mediterranean-style resort has hundreds of villas, a clubhouse and a new water area with swimming pools and water slides making it feel like a small community. read more
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We stayed at Fantasy World Club Villas the week of March 22-29, 2011 and were quite pleased. We were initially concerned to see some construction on the property, but after checking in and exploring the property and the villa we decided it really wasn't a problem at all. The staff were all pleasant. The grounds are well kept, although very basic. Parking is more than adequate. The villa we stayed in on Sea World Ct. had obviously recently been updated. The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean and the tile, cabinets, and counter tops were newer. The appliances were slightly older but all in great shape. The upstairs bathroom was roomy and had a tub/shower combo. The down stairs bathroom was a very small but offered a second shower, which was nice. Even with 3-4 people showering each morning, the hot water did not run out. The dining and living room areas were simple and offered enough space. Overall, the bedrooms were a little small, but cleanly decorated and nice. All of us (three adults and one child) had no trouble staying comfortable and we did not feel crowded.The beds weren't the best or worst we've experienced at hotels/resorts - they were just okay. Both bedrooms had big closets, which was nice for hiding luggage and our other things out of sight - more like home. The screened back patio was very large and furnished with a table and chairs. There were only two minor concerns I had with this place: (1) The stairs were quite steap; more so than normal. I had to ensure my 4-year-old was escorted up and down the stairs, as I was afraid he would fall. (2) The washer/dryer combo is located upstairs with the bedrooms and was VERY loud. I intended to do laundry one night while my son was in bed and it was so loud I had to postpone until the next morning. It even interupted us watching TV down stairs! I cannot comment on the pool or other amenities as we really didn't use any other than the free Wi-Fi, which worked fine. The photos we saw on the hotels.com and the resort websites all appeared to be truthful. The only difference I found was that the TV was not a flat screen as pictured, but rather an older model. All of the TVs in the livingroom and bedrooms were fine. Safety wise the property is well lit and we had porch lights in the front and back of the villa which we could choose to use if we wanted. The doors all locked securely. We will likely stay at this resort again in the future, assuming we can get as good of a deal as we did this time.
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Apr 3rd, 2007
Westgate Vacation Villas

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4000 Westgate Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
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Located just 1 short mile to the Walt Disney World® Resort main gate. On West 1-92 with free scheduled transportation to the theme parks and shopping, this 340 acre resort offers something for everyone! read more
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Stayed at Westgate Villa for long memorial day wknd. Absolutely loved the resort! Very family-friendly. Beautiful setting. Very clean. Various restaurants and giftshops located right outside resort. Plenty of things to do within the resort (boatriding, volleyball, disney movies, etc). Does have 13 pools located throughout resort but are all the same or very similar to each other. Only thing I would say is be very aware of sales staff trying to sell you timeshare. When we checked in they invited us to a presentation. They lure you w/ free gifts (giftcards, cheap theme park tickets). They say its 90 min but really at least 3 hours long where they use extremely hire-pressure tactics to get you to buy timeshare. If you refuse they have you sign a disclosure saying you cant go back to stay at the resort because its supposevely only for owners (or so they say, may just be a tactic to get you to buy). Other than that the resort itself is fantastic!!! Just be cautious of their "90 minute presentation". Could cost you half a day of your vacation.
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Jun 1st, 2007