We just completed our second stay at the WorldQuest Resort, and have had excellent experiences both times. I simply do not see where there is a better value in this area. We love this place because it provides all the comforts of home. I could not believe how spacious and well-equipped the units are. For our recent stay, we had a 3 bedroom unit, and it was huge!! Both of our boys had their own bedroom, and we had a full master suite! I loved having drinks on our screened in lanai each day after crazy, hectic days in the parks. We had a beautiful view of the lake and the pool. We also love this property because it provided calmness for us at the end of our crazy days in the park. This is a not a resort where you will find theme characters, etc. If you are looking for that, then definitely stay elsewhere. We appreciate a place where our children can unwind and leave the overstimulation of the theme parks behind. We don’t need Mickey Mouse on our hotel room walls.
There were several specific things that make me think that this property is the best you could do in this area. Here are some of them:
The Spaciousness of the Units: Each unit is 2 or 3 bedrooms. They are the size of a fairly spacious apartment, and come with fully equipped kitchens, a screened in lanai, a full sized washer and dryer, 2 full bathrooms (one of them with a jetted tub!). Each evening, my husband and I really appreciated that we could relax in a separate living area while both of our children were safely snoozing in their OWN bedrooms. After wearing yourself out in the Disney parks, et.al., this makes a big difference in your “wind down” time. It’s like being at home, which is really nice. You’re not having to crouch in a corner while your children sleep – keeping the TV on low and whispering.
The Breakfast: We capitalized on the breakfast each morning. It’s a true continental breakfast, which means that not many hot items are offered, but the offerings were plentiful enough for us to get a decent breakfast into us each day before leaving for the parks. In my opinion, a light breakfast is best anyway, because it’s likely that you will have a heavier lunch than is typical when you are at Disney, Sea World, Universal, etc. There were bagels, pastries, cereal, fruit, peanut butter, cream cheese, juices, coffee, milk. It was certainly enough. It was also enough to be able to have something different every day. Having the breakfast each morning will save you a lot of money in the parks.
The Pool: During both of our stays, we reserved one day of our vacation for a pool day. This pool is so clean and beautiful. It does not have waterslides or anything like that, like some of the surrounding resorts do, but we liked that. We want where we stay to have a calming atmosphere, and this place definitely has that. That being said, our children certainly were not bored at WorldQuest. They absolutely loved the pool! Also, there is a bin of pool toys over by the bath house that are offered to the children to borrow, free of charge. We really liked that! Lastly, the pool chairs are so nice!! There are so many free standing umbrellas so you can shade your area, and the chaise lounges are well-cushioned. Additionally, towels are provided at the pool, so you don’t have lug room towels down with you. It’s the little things, you know. Such a nice place to relax!!
The Security: We feel like the place is safer than some other surrounding resorts. There is a security gate that you have to stop at to enter. The security man even called on the one night that we ordered pizza. Also, we had a problem on our last night with some rowdy guests. It was clear that they were very, VERY excited to be there and were running up and down the stairs and all over the resort grounds until 12:30a.m. Why anyone would be so inconsiderate – especially in a resort that obviously caters to families with young children who are ALL getting up to go to Disney World the next day, is beyond me. But, alas, people are jerks. Anyway, security was called and the situation was handled swiftly and effectively.
The Full Kitchen: Having two small children, words cannot express what a convenience this is for us. The full fridge/freezer is so great to have. We are able to bring all our own snacks, and that saves us a lot of money. Also, it’s nice on the nights when you are very tired, to have a means to just cook an easy frozen dinner at a home base, instead of having to pile in the car and go to another restaurant (especially if you have to fussy, tired children). The corkscrew and wine glasses are nice for mom too.
The Value: I simply have not found a better value that is closer to the parks. This resort has it all, and we recently stayed in a 3 bedroom unit for $89 a night!!! That was a February deal that was offered to Facebook friends, which I thought was awesome! When we stayed there before, it was a 2 bedroom for a little more than $100 a night – still a really good deal. The folks at WorldQuest are very good about answering questions and offering great deals for their friends online.
Convenience: You’d think with all of this, that it would be fairly far from the parks. It’s not!! It’s very close! We did not use the shuttle at all because we wanted to have the convenience of our car. It took us minutes to get to each of the Disney parks and to Sea World. It was very convenient.
All in all, we know that we will be back to WorldQuest. Unless you are fixated on staying at a Disney property, this is a great value, and an oasis of calm in the middle of all the chaos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mediterranean-inspired WorldQuest Orlando Resort is the perfect all-suite hotel for your Florida vacation. WorldQuest Orlando Resort is located just one mile from Walt Disney World and a short drive from SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Epcot Center. International Drive South, scores of delicious restaurants and designer shopping are minutes away. Each of our condominium-style 2- and 3-bedroom suites features a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, separate living and sleeping areas. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Worldquest Orlando Hotel Orlando
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