REVIEW

Floridays Resort Orlando

This 20-acre, all-suite resort is enthusiastically welcoming to the entire family, including Fido, and runs complimentary shuttles to the theme parks.

By Cherylann Taramykin , Monday, Feb 28, 2011, 12:00 PM

(Courtesy Floridays Resort Orlando)

Floridays Resort Orlando

About this Hotel

Price From $139

’Hood The resort’s 20 acres are set right off International Drive, in the middle of the city’s attractions district. SeaWorld, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios are all a short drive away, and restaurants and designer outlet stores abound right outside the grounds.

The Vibe Made up of fully furnished two- and three-bedroom suites complete with kitchens and private balconies, the resort is enthusiastically welcoming to the entire family, including Fido. Mediterranean design touches like carved faux-stone archways and columns, iron scrollwork, custom tiled walkways, and warm hues (terra-cotta, green, and gold) create a serene ambience. The concierge, fitness center, meeting facilities, and other hotel services balance out the residential feel.  

Rooms Beautiful woodwork in the dark-walnut kitchen cabinetry, the carved window valences, and the slatted headboards complement the earthy colors and granite counters in the kitchen and bath areas. Kitchens are fully equipped with appliances, dining service for six, and a breakfast bar; washers and dryers are also on hand. Comfortable beds are topped with white triple-sheeted blankets, chartreuse chenille coverlets, and terra-cotta floral pillows. The master bath has an oversize stall shower and Jacuzzi tub with an optional shuttered opening to the bedroom. 

Plus A "zero-entry" lagoon pool (meaning the pool has a kid-friendly walk-in ramp) with an interactive play area, and an open-air bar and grill with poolside waiter service. There’s an on-site café and market, plus grocery delivery service available prior to arrival. A smaller lap pool is ideal for adults. Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the theme parks. Dollar Thrifty Car Rental offers deals to guests of the resort through the resort website.

Minus Some rooms have limited views.

Free Wi-Fi? In common areas; free wired Internet access in rooms.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Discover, MC, Visa

Other Rate Details A two-bedroom, two-bath condo from $139; three-bedrooms from $189. A $11.25 per night mandatory resort fee covers the in-room Starbucks coffee, shuttle service, and Internet.