Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando, Westwood Blvd
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We had quite a long trip up to Orlando from the Keys with loads of straight roads. The highlight was passing through Lake Placid where there are loads of lakes. Didn't see any scary big Crocs though! We arrived at the Hawthorn Suites and again were pleasantly surprised. This hotel has definitely been the best value for money so far. Free internet, …
... Rose and Crown pub. We were served by a delightful Scottish waiter from Aberdeen. The food was absolutely delicious and we had just finished our last mouthful of dessert when the illuminations fireworks show began... The fireworks launch from barges in the middle of the World Showcase lake and are breathtaking in their scale and drama... once again all set to powerful and stirring music. The boys fell asleep on the bus on the way ...
... and some rescued turtles. One of these had a huge chunk missing from his shell and couldn’t use his back legs, but he seemed pretty happy.
As well as all the parks, we also went to the cinema three times, saw a Bon Jovi tribute band at Downtown Disney, went to watch wrestling (Olly's idea!), did lots of shopping at the outlet malls and ate way too much food! There were so many all-you-can-eat buffets around our hotel and we definitely made the most ...
... to locals and volunteers.
I also got money from the currency exchange. This way I can get food, a taxi, and survive if something goes amiss finding base. No reservations once I am within my new family, but have to survive a whole lot of navigating through airports and new places first! Having the currency makes me feel like the trip is so close... This time next week I will be in the Philippines!
... visits. I would do 2 days and then take an off on 3rd day. It really can get that tiring and what good is it if you fall sick or suffer a heat stroke!! Check the weather, water parks are fun in the rain but in places like Hollywood studios and Magic Kingdom, it better not be raining on the day of your visit.
- Maximizing ROI: This I learnt from a cabbie who dropped me back from SeaWorld (thanks Irwin). You need one full day at both Animal Kingdom and Magic ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando, Westwood Blvd
First night Air did not work properly in Bedroom,Slept sitting up on Sofa so I could Breathe
filter was Clogged fixed 2nd day-Wow what a difference The tub Dripped constantly never got fixed-very annoying-Blanket for the sofa bed was torned and had difficulty getting another one -pillows for sofa bed were all lumpy and old
Breakfast was fine- staff was very nice but had difficulty fixing problems
Hotel needs updating A/C setup only one to a suite is not adaquete two rooms need two air conditioners
Loved the free breakfast
We stayed here for 2 weeks in 2002. The rooms were spacious and clean.
There was maid service daily they changed the beds and put clean towels out. The hot continental breakfast was great which we ate by the pool every morning. The I ride trolley was great as we did not have a car and there were free transport to the disney parks. The only draw back was that the hotel did not have a bar but we found one just around the corner and they served cheap food too. I would stay here again on my next trip to Orlando.
Very Nice Stay
Hotel appearance very nice. Free breakfast was great and filling - especially with 4 kids. Pool was nice but two warm considering it was already warm outside. The hotel could use some updating but am not complaining. Could never ask front desk any questions as they were always on the phone. I-Trolley was fun - and convenient. Sofa bed was fine but already broke when we got there. Only hotel I know where the windows actually open - which was great. Great view of the pool which was bad because the kids kept wanting to go to the pool. Room Service from area restaurants was fantastic! Highly recommend this hotel for convenience and rate. As long as you don't mind outdated appearance could be 5 star.
well for starters we booked online they sent brochures and they looked great we were excited we were staying at the westgate lakes for a week then we were going to stay here for 3 more days .so on our back to westgate we said lets see what this place look like when we arrived there was only 1 person at the front desk so the guy gave us a key to a 2 bedroom it was terrible bathroom had olive green towels from the 70's how ugly thn the stove had rust on it fridge was small compact size tv small,overall terrible & small dusty looking pool was very small after looking at how these people don't clean i went back to the front desk told the guy to refund my money cause the room looked like you would catch something from this nasty room this was in august the hottest month in florida never again will i book a room online or trust a brochure if you have more bad reviews then good ones stay away from that place if i knew about tripadvisors before it wouldn't have happened
My family of 5 has stayed at this hotel on 4 separate occations and in 4 different locations in the hotel. Everytime we have been there, the rooms have always been clean and tidy. The kids love the clean pool and playground. The breakfast in the morning was always a time of excitment for the kids (lots to choose from). The staff has always been helpful.
We loved staying here! The extra space was wonderful. We had a king suite with a separate bedroom. The area by the sink was spacious, and nice to get ready at in the morning. The kitchen had a very small refrigerator, but it was fine for soda and beer. The bedroom was nice sized, and the bed was comfortable. The living room was nice, the tv was kind of small, and the lights would have been better if they were brighter for reading. The free breakfast in the morning was good. There were scrambled eggs every day, and rotated sausage and ham, and pancakes and french toast. They also had fruit, cold cereal, instant oatmeal, toast, english muffins, juice and coffee/tea every day. We looked forward to breakfast every morning.The hotel wasn't luxury, but it was clean and nice. The pool area was pleasant, and the pool water was very warm (the weather was chilly when we were there). The jacuzzi was nice too. I would definately stay there again. I think that you need a car to get around, but the location is very good, right off International Drive. For a family with kids, it's especially good, free breakfast and a good amount of space in the rooms to spread out helps to make the vacation more relaxing.
Air conditioner made noises in the middle of the night. Hot and cold faucets reversed. Spray off side of shower nozzle sprays all over the floor. Rooms were clean - nice to see green towels instead of white.
Pool very nice. Small enclosed playgriound area off of pool area. Nice breakfast buffet
Whether you have just spent several hours on the road or have just arrived from down the street, this hotel would have been a nightmare. I saw this hotel's rooms on the website and still could not have imagined that the furniture would look as nasty, old, and uninviting as it did.
this was a bad choice as the room was grubby.The sofa was so dirty to touch and awful to sleep on for my husband as none of the 3 kids would sleep on it.It made a noise all night as it was so old.3 kids and myself used the beds in the room and every morning the fitted sheets were off the bed as they didnt fit. We had to ask for extra towels every day as we were 5 and toilet roll. One of the cooker rings didnt work at all. The breakfast was good and the pool was good. Expedia.com advertise the hotel as having a daily newspaper and grocery list which we never saw once.They also say they have a free socialin the week with drinks and food but the hotel dont have that sevice.
We have stayed at the Hawthorn suites twice and are thinking of going again this year.We all loved it .It was just off international drive so was nice and peacefull after a long day at the parks. I recommended it to a friend in 2001. and they liked it too. It is spaciouse,clean and a lot of Americans stay there.The maid comes in daily and there is complimentary soap and shampoo. The complimentary shuttles to the park are great ,and the i-ride stop is also just outside the hotel.you will love it.