Clean, new, and quiet
Posted Dec 7, 2016 on Hotels
Overall a good value for your money. Rooms are spacious, very new, very clean. There is a little kitchenette, fluffy towels (a rarity!) and nice views.
Staff was very cordial. When you buy tickets they do try to sell you on the 90-min homeshare presentation for free tickets (worth $100), but if you politely decline they aren't pushy, as other reviewers mention.
You get two free coffees or waters a day in the "Marketplace" which is a little small and carries just the basics. We chose this hotel for the on-site restaurant but ended up not eating there. We arrived late the first night and waited 20 mins at the restaurant but nobody paid attention to us, so we got a pizza from the marketplace right before they closed.
Hot tub was nice. The main pool was undergoing construction. We were out all day anyway, but if we'd had kids I would've liked to know beforehand before booking.
There is nothing within walking distance - just to get out of the property is a few miles. We got around with Lyft and Uber and it was fine. It's right between Universal and Disney, so if you're going to both it's a great midpoint.
They do charge an additional resort fee ($25+tax) so budget that in when you reserve.