Maingate Lakeside Resort

Address: 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida, 34747-1727, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Walt Disney World Resort area of Kissimmee, is near Disney's Animal Kingdom, Bonanza Golf & Gifts, Orange Blossom Balloons, and Magic Sunrise Ballooning.
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          • Restaurant
          • Swimming pool
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking
          • Pets allowed


          • Business Services
          • Kids activities or Babysitting

          TravelPod Member ReviewsMaingate Lakeside Resort Kissimmee

          Reviewed by rg500

          Cheap and Adequate and Clean

          Reviewed Jun 20, 2016
          by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Tied but adequate.After leaving our cruise we quickly cleared again US Customs and Immigration and met up with our transport and were delivered back to the Orlando area and our connecting transport to Kissimmee. This city is the home to Disney and associated theme Parks such as Sea World. The resort is just of I-292 and offers 6 blocks of units. The room was not available until 3pm so we left our luggage and visited Bonnett Creek.
          the resort consists of 15 buildings a games room and one (1) computer with printer in the lobby along with a ticket sales desk but beware one side is a time share "discounted theme park tickets" ok if you want to fill in 2-5hrs. The whole resort delivers but is in need of upgrades from simple painting to redoing the bathroom. The restaurant well its there physically but only operates as a buffet breakfast bar 7-11am at $6.99 plus tax and 15% tip. A bar is listed and again physically exists but try to get served oh go to the pool (one of three) The screen again exists at one pool for the 8pm movies but gee the image non existent is hard to take night after night well every night.The pools are all kept in good condition. Breakfast while adequate needs a broom through it especially the older lady who makes omlettes. Often not present and when present cant understand English. She may be chargd with keeping the rest of the foods replenished well sorry failed again as witnessed by the continually empty milk jug at the creale bar never saw her fill it once during my 5 day stay. Maybe it was the bacon she tendered. One day for 20minutes she was absent "cookin the bacon'returned to put far too much in the serving tray then guess what when back into the kitchen to "cook more bacon"Yes a small shop operates some hours selling Pizza as well as general items but hey just across the road is a 24/7 Walgreens that supplies basic foods,cold & frozen products clothes pharmacy items and a lot of associated items. Food is also available within a short walk at Wendy's & Burger King or an excellent C hinese buffet just across the lake,Staff including the house keepers are friendly and efficient in their work.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Maingate Lakeside Resort Kissimmee

          Great Value


          I though the hotel was a great value. It was close to Disney and the pools were very nice. Although we had a few problems, the staff was friendly and they were fixed right away. Nobody's perfect! If there is a problem let the hotel and give them a chance to fix it. Try this hotel. I think that you will have an enjoyable stay.

          Superb Hotel


          I was very impressed with this hotel. Having read some of the reviews on the internet I was very unsure that we had done the right thing by booking this hotel. When we walked in we were greeted by very friendly staff, checked in quickly and was shown to our room. The room was clean and the maid service was superb. The pool was warm and there was towels provided both in the room and by the pool.I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends.

          Not what I expected


          I was disapointed when we entered our room. The first thing that my eye noticed badly water stained carpeting at the doorway. Our main living area was clean and dust free, but the air conditioner was filled with mold, and smelt. The bathroom was filthy...mold build up on the tile and around the grab bar, the tub looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time. I ended up cleaning it myself as I would not shower in such filth. Also water temperture was not consistant while showering. The bathroom ceiling was dirty. What was good about the hotel it was very convient to the major theme parks. The pool was nice, I found the staff that I delt with friendly.

          Great value for the money we spent


          went there not knowing what to expect from this hotel because the price was really low, first impression was were can i find a new hotel, went in to check in and thought not so bad main entrance let's check out the rooms. we too were given a room the furthest from entrance( have to tell you that 1 minute walk to the restaurants is a killer) know matter where you stay in this hotel you have a pool, ice machine,pop machine & laundry room within a 1 minute walk & that is if you walk really really slow. this hotel is a bargin fo the money would stay again everyone was very friendly pool was great kids never wanted to leave. if you are expecting a 5 star resort pay the $ and stay some where else for the money you are paying here you really can't go wrong . i give this hotel a thumbs up.

          FAR Below Expectations


          I requested they switch my room because the bathtub was filthy. Unfortunately, the second room was worse. Not only was the bathtub disgusting, but there was mildew on the ceiling. I didnt ask for a third room because I was too scared to see what it would look like. I stayed because the room was paid for and I wouldnt get a refund. I bought flip-flops for the shower and a can of disinfectant at a nearby drugstore. After my first shower, there was a white stripe in the bathtub. Apparently, my flip-flops lifted the dirt off the bathtub. Don't even get me started on the mattress... DON'T STAY AT THIS HOTEL. You're on vacation - pay an extra $20 and get yourself a room youll enjoy. Believe me, you wont regret it.

          Hotel this is not what you expect


          We arrived in Orlando for our thought to be relaxing vacation to find out that the Four Points Sheraton did not exist and was somehow purchased by La Quinta as of Jan 01/2003. "Strike One". Only a small sign stating the change was posted and extremely hard to locate the hotel. First and foremost why were we not informed by the company that this change was to take place. "Strike Two" The staff and personnel at the resort claimed they knew the change was happening for four (4) months. La Quinta hotels and resorts may live up to a certain standard of hotels in different areas, but this one was not even close to the standard of a Four Points Sheraton. Secondly the room that was promised was not even close to our expectations. I

          recommend that you stay far away from this hotel?? or

          establishment until it is completely renovated unless you like dirty rooms, damp sheets, mold smelling rooms, and occasionally some running water this is your place. "Strike Three Your Out"

          Sheraton four points by smelly lakeside


          Arrived from England, checked in quickly. Was given a room in the furthest away block from all the amenties as possible, put this down to being from England and on a package holiday! The pool was no where in sight! First night settled into bed, got up to use the bathroom, whats that noise i thought, when there happily strolling across the side was the biggest cockroach i have ever seen! Not one to usually complain, i was straight on the phone, they did move us straight away to the room above us. The surface of the rooms were clean however look more closley and you were sure to find cobwebs and badly stained carpets. Still not being happy with the room i decided to take things up with the holiday rep the next day, they weren't very helpful, needless to say they are probably the biggest holiday provider in the uk, and they name this hotel a flagship hotel and give it 4 stars!

          Arriving back at the hotel they then gave us a choice of a further 3 rooms, next to the pool which was a bit better however the standard of the rooms weren't! Decided to make the most of it however and got on with the holiday, luckily we didn't find much time to spend in the hotel! Breakfat buffet wasn't that good, other services in the hotel were very expensive, easier to walk 5 minutes onto the main road for them. Staff didn't appear friendly or welcoming.

          Posistives about the trip, yes there are some!

          Location for the hotel is good, transfers were good from the hotel, good location for non drivers able to walk to quite a few restraunts and shops.

          We did have a fantastic time on holiday and we will be going back however not to the four points.

          I'm sure if your from America and your doing Disney for the weekend on the cheap it would be satisfactory for you, but like us from England search around a bit more you will find better!

          Sheraton Lakeside


          Sheraton Lakeside is the best hotel we have stayed at. Stayed twice and would certainly stay again.



          The hotel fell far short of our expectations.

          It was not a good sign that a guest was demanding a room change as we were waiting to check in.

          Our first room was dirty and the second only marginally better.

          In all we saw 4 guests complaining about their room.

          The whole site had the feel of having seen better days and in need of a major refurbishment.

          As always we enjoyed Orlando but the only good thing that came out of staying at the Sheraton 4 Points Lakeside was the willingness of Virgin Holidays to compensate us for the poor standard of our accomodation.



          sheraton is the best hotel ive ever been to!The rooms are spotless .The staff are ever so friendly . The swimming pools are big. They have a breakfast shop ,a greenhouse restaurant, an arcade , a play area and amini golf coarse . Its really close to the parks only 1.5 miles. If i had to rate it out of 100 it would be 100 it definetly deserves its four points.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Maingate Lakeside Resort Kissimmee

          3.00 of 5 stars Good

          Travel Blogs from Kissimmee

          Redacts- the new buzz word

          A travel blog entry by rg500 on Jun 20, 2016

          4 comments, 58 photos

          Australia may have Pauline Hanson as a Savior but here in Kissimmee (near Orlando) in Florida I was served by Jesus at Wendy's restaurant but even he takes second place to Donald Trump as the only way out and back to Democracy for the United States.( Who needs to go sight seeing when its all alive and happening hour by hour here. I …

          Arrival day

          A travel blog entry by alisonreid on Aug 12, 2015

          2 photos

          ... we were greeted by a lady who said "how y'all doin'?!"
          Despite the pain - and the secret tears in the bathroom, the trip wasn't too bad. Everyone was very supportive and accommodating and Phil - my husband! - has been so incredible!! He would have carried me the whole way if that would've made this easier for me. I still can't believe that he's taking me to Disney world!!!! I am SO incredibly blessed to have ...

          Day 10 Christmas Vacation

          A travel blog entry by ekramarczyk on Dec 30, 2014

          10 photos

          ... the boat and had so much to take in. Today was much different than in years past. We didn't have Kaleb with us for the first time while at Magic Kingdom because he will be going with his mom. Our plan was to go and just takes in the sights. We really didn't think much could be accomplished with just us and our 19 month old daughter. Boy were we shocked! There were a few things that helped this trip be one of most productive trips. First, the rain came down a little harder as ...

          A truly magical day.

          A travel blog entry by rachinamerica on Jun 30, 2014

          8 comments, 10 photos

          ... progress which was cute. It showed how technology has progressed over the 20th century, and it was nice to sit in an air conditioned room for ten minutes. After this we were ready to go home but Tom wanted to at least walk through Frontierland land and there is a train that you can catch right around the Magic Kingdom. So we hopped off in Frontierland ready to walk through quickly. This of course was never going to happen. We saw the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and after ...

          Animal Kingdom

          A travel blog entry by jessnye on Mar 06, 2014

          1 comment, 7 photos

          ... we saw a giraffe play fighting with an antelope and then it began chasing it across the field. It really felt like we were in their environment not them in ours. We also saw warthog, lion, white rhino, crocodile and a couple of hippos. The rain started to increase so we put our ponchos on and headed to the kali river rapids ride- expecting to get a only a little bit more wet. How wrong were we, we got saturated! So we decided to ride ...

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