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Marriott's Harbour Lake
Ranked #15 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Virginia
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“Better than Expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

Our family really enjoyed our stay here. We have 3 kids (15, 14, 11) I thought the place would be a little too young for them, but they had a great time in the pools and playing putt-golf. We didn't get much time at the resort was our only complaint as we spent 5 days hopping parks at Disney World. We also had some rainy days where we had to stay inside. The staff are very pleasant and welcoming. We stayed in building 14/15 and I recommend this building. The far end of the building away from the center of the resort is near the freeway so you might just request that you get a room nearer to the pool. We were in the middle and we had no freeway noise. The view from this building is the lake and it is very nice compared to looking out to a street or other buildings. We had been asigned to bldg 33 which was the furthest from everything and we asked for building 14/15 on recommendation from a review. They found a first floor room in bldg 15 which was great. The rooms are tastefully decorated and our kitchen was well stocked. They provided paper towels, dishwashing soap, dishwasher soap, plastic garbage bags and dish rags which some resorts leave up to you or give only enough for 1 day. This hotel is closest to Sea World and a 10-15 minute drive to Disney. We would definately stay here again with kids. In a few years though our kids will probably out grow it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

My young kids loved this resort with its activity slides and boats in the pool areas. It felt safe and secure, and had a good activity programme.
However i felt that it lacked the usual feeling of luxury that i have come to expect from Mariotts vacation club. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped.
My main criticism of this resort is its closeness to the I-4 motorway. I could here the traffic from my room 24/7 and found it impossible to use the balcony because of the noise. I would recommend asking for a room located at the front of the resort, furthest from the I-4. The location was good, as Disney, Universal and Seaworld theme parks were all within 10 mins driving distance. I would recommend thisresort to those with young children, but think that other could be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Wyoming, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2009

We stayed in the recently renovated building. Our 5 year old daughter really enjoyed having her own studio apartment. We were able to see the Sea World fireworks every night from either screened balcony. Our daughter did not want to go to Disney, instead she wanted to swim in the resort pools - even though we have our own inground pool at home. We enjoyed the putt putt golf, food at Harborside, and the sundae bar in the pirate cup. The location is great. Only miles away from Sea World, Outlet Stores, Downtown Disney, and a multitude of restaurants.
We have stayed at other resorts that had more swimming pools, golf courses, and restaurants. However, we think this resort was more child friendly. Also, you were able to walk everywhere within the resort.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2009

I have stayed at all Marriott Villas in Orlando now, apart from the Sable Palms, for some reason I had always avoided Harbour Lake (or Horizons). I certainly do not know why now. The pools are great for young kids, both are zero entry and have great things to play with. The villas are nice, we actually had a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom, both were nice.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Commack,NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2009

Just returned from a fantastic vacation (7-31 thru 8-15) at Marriott Harbour Lakes and can not wait to go back next year. I don't know where to start so lets begin with the actiivities which are led by some of the greatest individuals in the world the Pirates (Sara, Tiffiny, Erica, Bryan, Jason, Amelia, Andrea & of course Britania). They kept the activities going from morning to night for kids and kids at heart. Great Going guys another fantastic year.
The rooms are very large and spacious easily had enough room for my family of five (2 adults, 1 teenager & two 10 yr old boys). A total home away from home.
The staff is very freindly and accomidating to all your needs. There is no real restruant on site but there is an excellent BAR & Grill at the Pirates Pool. The food is really good and not very expensive. Matt the bartender makes some of the best frozen drinks in the world!!!!!
We went to the parks on several days but the kids just wanted to stay at the resorts so next year we will not be going to any of the parks. JUST CAN'T WAT TO GO BACK.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

Checked out today building 28. It was good, only wish there was a flat screen in master bedroom. I have 10 year old twins who could not get enough of the pirate ship and slide. The putt putt course was fun. We must have played 5 times per day. Pay the $25 weekly fee as it is worth every penny. Could use a little more lighting for evening play. We did not have daily housekeeping service. You take care of this yourself. You call for what you need and they bring right up to you. Good activities for both kids and adults. would recommend without reservation.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Elizabethtown, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2009

Having reviewed several resorts, we chose to stay at Marriot's Harbour Lake. It looked like it would be a good choice for our family. If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't have even purchased SeaWorld or Busch Gardens tickets; the resort was everything we needed!
The room was very, very nice and perfectly clean. It had a washer and dryer in the room - very convenient! The room was incredibly spacious, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen, and a nice balcony. Ours had a beautiful view of the lake behind the resort. We found it very quiet and relaxing. You had to really, really be listening to hear any kind of traffic noise.
The best part of the resort, however, was the staff and the activities. Our children (and ourselves!) really enjoyed participating in the activities and events, from making tie-dye tee-shirts to Texas Hold 'Em tournaments and karaoke, we had a great time just being at the resort! The pools were incredible; our children loved them and just couldn't get enough swimming. The mini-golf course was very enjoyable and laid out very well. The additional amenities, such as gas grilles, pool tables, ping-pong tables, basketball courts, playgrounds, gas fire pit, docks, sitting areas, arcade, Nintendo Wii tournaments, excercise room, and bars added greatly to the resort. The staff, to me, was the resorts greatest asset. We didn't speak to any staff member who wasn't smiling, cheerful, and very helpful. They were all very kind and gracious to us and to our children. Even the DJ who ran the karaoke night was very entertaining and friendly. (Special props to Erica, who led our Texas Hold 'Em tournament! Very good hostess!) We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Harbour Lake. As my wife stated, "All we needed was more hours in the day!"
We will certainly plan a return trip, and we highly, highly recommend this resort to anyone who is traveling with children! It is very kid-friendly and safe!
Thank you to all of the staff!!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Marriott's Harbour Lake
Address: 7102 Grand Horizons Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821-7378
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Orlando
#125 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Harbour Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 900
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