A "green resort" that is really just a cheap motel
Posted Jan 11, 2017
I visit Orlando frequently, not as a tourist, but because my family lives there, and have stayed at many International Drive lodgings. This one bills itself as a resort, but it's hardly so grand...just a large motel akin to a Days Inn in terms of accommodations and facilities. There is a big show about how green they are, but somehow all their environmental interventions save them money and cost you comfort or cash. For example, instead of rugs in the room there is very unpleasant faux-wood laminate flooring, ostensibly to prevent bacteria and bed bugs, which I'd more likely believe if the flooring weren't so low-grade. (I have laminate wood flooring in parts of my home; the quality of this flooring is beyond chintzy.) Similarly, if you want your room cleaned (beyond fresh towels and the bed made), there's a surcharge, ostensibly to minimize environmental harm via cleaning solutions. Meanwhile, the shower drain was clogged, the bedding was flimsy, the walls were thin...in short, a mediocre hotel pretending to be something it's not.