Rated 4 out of 5 by JackieD Great for Families
From check in to check out, the staff was so pleasant to deal with. The pool and pool bar were fantastic for everyone in the family. The breakfast buffet was superb!
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBill Expectations Significantly Exceeded
I was extremely surprised at how well-run and accommodating this hotel was. It is an older building, lacks many suites, but is in excellent shape and is very well-run by excellent staff. It was among my most pleasant solo stays I've had. It was Thanksgiving weekend and there were a lot of families with kids,all well-behaved, excited at being at WDW. The Resort fee included WiFi for everyone and transport to the park, excellent there. Very nice courtyard with pools for the kids in safety and all that. Fantastic value for a family.
From my standpoint as a solo Platinum Guest, I received among the best and most sincere welcomes and accommodation at one of the more modest properties. Everything I had intended to ask about was offered straightaway. I was there to meet friends from abroad and I was close to good roads, eateries and all the rest.
Yes, this hotel is relatively modest, but the people make the hugedifference.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Soapguy It is what it is, the old safari with a new paint job
I laugh when I read the comments people make here. I am a SPG lifetime Plat. Member Been staying here since my kids were little.
My wife and I still come back 15 years later because the rooms are clean, the resort is close to everything and some staff are outstanding.
For what you pay or the points required if you are staying as a SPG member this is a great value.
Yes the air conditioning rattles, but it works
Yes it's loud in the pool or the halls, your at at hotel close to Disney resorts what were you expecting
It's clean and cheap book it and enjoy
December 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Franky did not honor my reservation
I reserved a family suite, way in advance, at least 1 months via my starwood account. I have 3 kids, which were very excited about the family suite, which had bunk beds, and superior location. However, they told me they were sold out of that room when I got there, and gave me a regular room, even after I complained and showed them my printed confirmation. I asked them whats the purpose of making the reservations, but they could not really give me an answer, just kept on telling me they were sorry, and that if I wanted, I could stay at another hotel. It was late, spring break, and I really feel they took advantage, as I was not going to be able to get another hotel at that point. Furthermore, they charged me the same rate, refused to lower the rate even though they did not give me the room I reserved. It really set a bad mood for my entire vacation, and almost ruined it. We also got stuck in the elevator, and it took a long time to get out. I would never stay at this hotel again, and will let every one I know not to stay there either. I am also going to report them to Starwood as not honoring reservations.
April 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ftveir Renovations renovated away everything good.
I used to stay here regularyly and was looking forwards to my return. It is renovated..for the worse. New parking charges,nowhere to park for check-in (I had to park illegally).No SPG Platinum regognition. Forced to wait in a line 25 minutes for check-in and when I asked why Platinums have no line was told, "We treat everyone the same." huh.Room had bunk beds!!! For all you buinsiness tavelers and folks who travel, child-free, this was just stupid. New pool is pretty but service awful. Ignored by staff even though I was the only one at the grill.I asked for late check out but maid ignored DND sign and disturbbed me anyway. Management refused to help. Won't be back.
February 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by gerry237 Not a 5 star hotel
Just returned very disappointed with the Sheraton. We vacationed from March16-26.The shuttle service to and from Disney was scheduled, if you plan on using this, you are on their time, not yours. You pay $19.95 plus tax surcharge daily. We had the "peace and quiet "sign on the door but the maid still used her key to try to come in, not once but twice, after I told her we will take the sign off when we are ready. The hotel is very loud, you hear traffic all hours of the night. Never will stay here again, we paid for a 5 star, it was a 2 at best. It would have been cheaper to stay on property. Lesson learned. Needs improvement!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gingerbard Took great care of me and my dog!
I drove up here from South Florida because I was running the Disney Princess half-marathon. I was greeted at the door because I had the dog. Bard is an English bulldog and is very sociable. As soon as the lobby staff started to pay attention to him, the ham was off and running. Check-in was seamless as always and my status was recognized. I got an upgrade which was wonderful considering how crowded the hotel was. I got help up to the room because Bard's crate is heavy which was great. The front desk staff advised me to speak with the valets and bell hops to make sure Bard was walked which I did the next day. They pretty much fought over who was going to walk the dog first!
I got back from a busy day at the park to find Bard completely passed out in his crate. The valets had him out most of the afternoon and I gather the office staff pitched in as well.
The morning of the race, the front desk staff was nice enough to take pictures of me and my best friend in our outfits. They assured me someone would walk the dog so I didn't have to worry about hurrying back from the race.
I got back from the half-marathon and even though the restaurant was closed for breakfast, someone from the front desk raced in to ask the chef for one more breakfast since I had run the race. Best post race meal in a while.
While the parking is a bit tight and sometimes the pool gets rowdy at night, I love this hotel. I travel 10 - 11 months a year and know that a hotel is defined by its people and its service. Looking forward to coming back in December!
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GB930 My home away from home
This hotel is deceptive...from the outside it doesn't look like it would be the outstanding hotel that it is. The rooms are very nice and so is the lobby area. The pool is so wonderful you could just stay there for a few weeks. The staff took such great care of me while I was there...which was an extended stay. Victor always had my breakfast ready for me...and my dog. All the front staff was excellent...Kenzo and Jonathan to name a few. While I'm not an overly formal guy I still do appreciate excellent service and this hotel does service right. Even the men who worked in the little food mart were so nice and helpful. I was there for almost a month and during my checkout there was an issue and Brandi, (one of the managers there) was so very helpful, understanding and honest.(My dog loved her and she's a great judge of character). I appreciate the way things are done there and I look forward to returning next month for the holidays. Get a room near the pool and the kids, young and old will have a great time!!! Close to Disney and restaurants, outstanding staff and grounds. Great job everyone!!!
November 30, 2014