I live by Trip Advisor reviews, so I have to write this one about Silver Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL. We stayed here Dec 27- Jan 3, 2014 with an RCI Exchange (still here). Here are the pluses:
1) Great location- 2 mins from Disney, and close to shopping, restaurants, and urgent care (I'm a nurse, so that's important). Also close to everything else- Universal, Sea World, Outlet malls, ESPN wide world of sports, and so much more.
2)Really nice condos. We were in an updated unit on the Silver points side (800 bldg, unit 8302). We had a 2 Br/2Br condo with a huge master bathroom, spacious living/dining, full kitchen fully stocked, washer and dryer in unit, and screened in balcony with access from the living area as well as the master. The decor is really nice and up to date. Flat screens on the walls and DVD players in the unit. There are 3 pools, all heated, and one small one was right across from our building, so we have a nice view from our balcony. We also had a trash room on our floor. Some of the other units that were not upgraded did not have: w/d in unit, elevators, or trash on their floor. They had to go outside (thankfully we didn't).
3) The staff have been super friendly. We checked in early and they accommodated us. Then we found out we had a lockoff unit that would not work for our family, and they switched us to another unit that was just as nice.
4) The main pool and cabana area are really nice. There is a deli in the main reception center. I haven't had any food from there, but the prices seem reasonable. There are also free fairly new movies at their theater twice a day, and a tennis court and playground.
Here are the minuses (not many):
1) There is no golf course on the resort (I could care less, but my husband does).
2) There is free wifi, but it's hit or miss (my moms just went out as I'm typing this on my phone).
3) It's not a huge resort, like some of the others in this area. It's big enough to be a resort, but not massive like the marriott or Sheraton Vistana.
All in all, this place is really nice and I would definitely stay here again. There's nothing really negative to say about this resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silver Lake Resort, Orlando's Best-Kept Secret. Our Luxurious Resort is located 2 miles from Walt Disney Animal Kingdom Theme Park; seven miles from Walt Disney World Resort and just minutes away from other Central Florida's premier attractions. Whether you love your easy access for travel to the local attractions or a nice quiet vacation stay, either way we can accommodate the vacation you desire. *Resort Amenities:23,000 sq. Ft. Clubhouse.9,000 Sq. Heated swimming pool. Zero entry pool between 1000 building and 900 building. Satellite pool adjacent to main pool. Newly renovated cabana serving food and drinks. Large outdoor whirlpool spa, children's pool, outdoor BBQ grills. Gift and convenience shop.Golf simulator, arcade room, enclosed children's play area.Movie theatre, video rentals.Fitness center with sauna, tennis court/basketball court.Business center .Shuffleboard court. *All Villas/Suites Feature:Air conditioning/heat.Television with cable hook-up including HBO.Ceiling fans.DVD players.Fully equipped kitchens.Washer/dryers.Screen patios.Jacuzzi and separate shower area.Built-in hair dryer.King, queen, full and/or sofa sleeper. *Now Completed:316 designer furnished villas now completed32 one bedroom villas84 two bedroom villas104 two bedrooms split villas 72 three bedroom villas Awards:RCI Gold Crown Resort since 1993.Charter member of RCI Points Resorts.Member of American Resort Development Association (ARDA).Member of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silver Lake Hotel Kissimmee
- Silver Lake Resort Florida
- Silver Lake Resort Orlando
- Silver Lake Kissimmee
- Silver Lake Resort Kissimmee, Florida