We were on our way to Miami and decided to overnight in Orlando. I don't like driving for more than 7 hours if it can be avoided, so this was the perfect place to crash.
Unfortunately, we hit during one of the busiest weeks...and it showed. The breakfast bar was extremely crowded. The line for the waffles was at least 15 people long (they had 2 waffle irons in use). Most of the backup was caused by mothers who were using both waffle irons to make breakfast for their broods, instead of cutting the waffles in half or quarters and making the kids share until they could go thru the line again. One mother made 10 waffles (approx. 2 min each) - on the large iron and 2 on the smaller (4 minis) iron while we waited behind her in line. There is also very limited seating inside (2 small rooms) and the ones by the pool were fairly hot by 9am. I know that there is nothing the management could do about it, but I went to the Denny's across the parking lot and had breakfast rather than wait any longer in line.
The hotel is a very busy one, all year long, and the wear and tear shows. The bathtub had chips on the surface from something being dropped on it. The bottom of the bathroom door also showed much wear and chipping. If you are on the modest side and don't appreciate your curtains flapping open, join the group. We had to use a tote bag on the a/c unit to hold the curtains closed because the a/c kept blowing them open. Also, the ice machine did not work on our hall and I had to traipse around to the other halls to find a working machine.
OK. I have that out of my system! Good things: The room was clean and there were enough towels for both of us to dry completely! The bathroom were self-contained...Yeah. Hubbs didn't have to watch me trying to get into my jeans! The nightlight on the hair dryer actually worked...not just a little red dot in the dark. There were 2 luggage racks...another bonus. I have noticed that many of the hotels do not provide luggage racks any longer, so we have to use the desk, chairs, bureau or any other flat surface for our suitcases. This was luxury-having a rack for each of us!
We now know to avoid this hotel during the busy season, but we will stop here again if we are in the area during the slower months. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly.
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