Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
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... After lunch Gary and I went for a ride on the Carousel while the kids did Space Mountain. We tried our Pirates ride again, which was still closed with no set time for reopening. So we did the Jungle Cruise which was pretty lame. It was a boat ride around a river with mechanical animals in the water and a tour guide making really bad puns. We also checked out the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor show which was amusing.
By this time it was about 3.30pm and ...
... gave us some lettuce leaves to feed them and straight away one of the giraffes dipped their head in to get fed. While we were all looking at her another giraffe snuck up behind Kirsty and came in for her lettuce leaf making her jump a little. It was amazing to be this close to them and something we will never forget. You have to be careful as they swing their necks all over the place so you have to duck around them. Kirsty even got to feed one straight out of her ...
... by native African wildlife including gorillas, hippos and exotic birds."
Joanne did not feel up to walking along this trail so she waited for us to complete this attraction. The kids and I really enjoyed this trail and I took many pictures of the animals.
We then proceeded to the Wildlife Express Train - "Ride the rails on this rustic locomotive that travels behind-the-scenes from Harambe, Africa to Rafiki’s Planet Watch."
... high temperatures and higher humidity. Only one rumble of thunder, so far, though.
The check in procedure was long winded and slow made more so by the "oh so helpful" booking clerk trying to move us into a disabled room near the lobby (actually the room is fine it's the people who are disabled) and the need to explain the new RFID bracelets.
You don't get plastic key cards any more (well you do but only as a backup as this system is still ...
... big ants or anything, but still had fun playing for a bit while mom-mom and pop-pop rested and called home.
We went into Muppets 3-D, which Caitlyn didn't like as much as Mickey's PhilHarMagic, but she did enjoy it. She doesn't know the characters as good, so that played a little part of it with her. She still giggled when she got wet and such. We walked out of there and saw Lightning McQueen and Mater in a 'garage' off to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
2 Adults and 2 Children 8-8 . We stayed 9 nights June 2004 . The first room we received at check -in hadn't been cleaned . No problem our room was changed and we received complementary breakfast coupons for the Hotel breakfast .
I did a lot of research prior to the trip. It worked out perfectly. Spent 5 days at the various Disney properties with the Passporter ticket (bought discounted via the Disney website) and they were easy to access to and from the hotel. (Have a roll of quarters for the toll roads.) Went to Costco and Sam's Club and stocked up on food and drink to have at the room. It was great to have a separate room and TV for the kid. Pool and hot tub were nice. The Staff did an amazing job-even washed our clothing, at no charge, when the coin operated machine was broken. With the package from hotwire we got the entire trip for less than buying the 3 tickets directly from the air carrier. Using the passporter we could rest up and have a day off from the Disney walking experience. There is a lot to do in the area and this Hotel is a great home base.
Great hotel for a Great Price
This hotel is located in a very pleasant, park-like setting with several other hotels--convenient to the airport, freeways, and a straight shot to Disney World--all for $59.00 a night for 2 rms (500 Sq Ft.)with dividing doors, frig and microwave. We were able to save 2 days of car rental because of the hotel location and the shuttle that runs every 20 minutes. Beds are wonderful; place is clean and great looking. The only downside was the restaurant, which had slow service and average food. Hotel is within walking distance of several chains, such as TGIFriday's. All in all, this is the best hotel experience we've had for the price (and actually better than many at quadruple the price!)
We spent three nights at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport during Easter break and it was really nice. I was travelling alone with my children and I felt very safe in the hotel, which was important to me. The suite was large, the beds comfortable. The sofa-bed is best for a child, though. The indoor/outdoor pool was wonderful, and very warm. The shallow end is indoors (about 3 feet at its shallowest), and there are plastic strips that you can swim right through to get to the deeper part of the pool, which is outside. Most importantly, the entire staff was friendly and courteous and went out of their way to ensure our comfort. Room service food was average, but delivered in a very timely manner. Noise from the airport was minimal. The hotel is far enough from the Disney attractions to keep it quiet, but still within a 20-30 minute drive. Complimentary shuttle service from the airport (they cheerfully picked us up at 2am!).
Worth the money
The hotel was clean, and the rooms were a nice size. It was also nice to have a microwave and a refridgerator in the room. The pool area looked nice and the indoor section made it usable under any weather conditions. The only drawback is its distance to any of the theme parks, but for the price it is well worth the 25 minute ride.
Just returned from a quick weekend stay in Orlando to see the Braves play in Spring Training and needed to stay near the Orlando International Airport due to our friends very early return flight on Sunday. This hotel is literally the closest hotel to the Airport (other than the in-terminal Hyatt) and is no more than a five-minute ride from the parking lot. We drove to Orlando on Thursday evening and stayed at the northside Hilton Garden Inn at Lake Mary (highly recommended, too). Stopped by the Sheraton Suites at 10:30AM (in route to the airport where we were to pick up our friend at 11) to get a quick look at the property and to inquire about an early check-in (around 1PM).The hotel is located off of Semoran Boulevard (the main road exiting the Airport) in a very lovely, almost-resort like area with other hotels including the Holiday Inn Select, the Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn and others. All of these hotels surround a lovely lagoon (complete with park benches and ducks) and is a nice setting for a morning walk. The Sheraton Suites is a smaller property, three stories and only 150 suites.The lobby is small, but elegantly furnished, lots of dark woods, giving it an old English club feel. Small bar and restaurant located off of lobby continued the theme.At the front desk, we were quickly and warmly greeted by Kiara, and inquired about an early check-in so that we could head for the pool. She did a quick check, nothing was available at that point, but assured me that we could get into our room by 1PM. Picked up our friend at the airport and headed to T.G.I.Fridays across the street from the hotel complex for an early lunch. Several other restaurants are within walking distance of these hotels including Chilis, Tony Romas, Benningans, and a Cracker Barrel. Saw several fast food places a bit further down the road including a Dunkin Donuts and a Burger King. A Walgreens drugstore is within walking distance, too, and opens at 7AM.We arrived back at the Sheraton Suites a bit earlier than 1PM (12:30) and fully expected to check our bags. However, Kiara greeted me with a smile and with a your suite is ready, Mrs. B and efficiently checked us in. The entire front desk staff was quite gracious and as other early arrivals came in, were greeted and treated in the same manner. Very impressive.We were given a third-floor suite with a view of the grounds and again, were quite pleased upon entering the suitesurprisingly, it looked exactly the way it does on the website! Ive stayed so many places where the website did not accurately depict the accommodations or the property, and have almost come to expect that. The Sheratons website address is sheratonairport.com and I encourage you to check it out.Living area of the suite has a very comfortable sofabed, upholstered club chair and rolling ottoman, lots of lighting, television, writing desk, and a dry bar area with a small refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, ice bucket, glasses, etc. DÃ©cor is lots of brocaded fabrics, lovely window treatments, dark woods--again, giving it that old English country home feel.Bedroom (separated from living by French doors) contained two double beds (kings are available), another television, and a large marble vanity. Bathroom is located in the bedroom (my only complaint for a suite, but the norm), and is small, but beautifully done in marble. Beds were very comfortable with lots of down pillows, but will be even more so when the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds arrive later in the year. (Theres a display of the Sweet Sleeper bed in the lobby and the staff is very proud that the beds will be there soon). The sofabed was already made up with clean sheets, and blankets and extra pillows were found in the closet.Hotel has a heated indoor-outdoor pool, beautifully landscaped with lots of rock and palm trees, indoor Jacuzzi and weight room all located in the same area. Towels were available and plentiful, and we ordered drinks (very good, usual hotel prices) through the bar located just inside. Cant comment on the food service, as we ate all of our meals off property, but did chat with another guest at the pool who made mention of ordering room service several times, so it must have been adequate. According to Starwoods website (which I checked for availability late Thursday evening in case the three of us felt too cramped in the suite--which we absolutely did not!), the hotel was completely sold out, yet I never felt that throughout our entire stay. We stayed out by the pool all of Friday evening and only shared it with about 4 other people. Same thing with the Jacuzzi late Saturday night. We almost felt like we were in a small, boutique property with just a few guests. Was very quiet, very peaceful, very relaxing. Not the most convenient location for a family doing the Disney theme-park thing every day, but just wonderful for three adults looking for a mini-spring break getaway. All in all, a wonderful experience here. Stay here with confidence.
Very nice, very good value, stay there!!!
Very nice and clean rooms, very good value, we booked online and got a suite for 50 bucks a nite. Excellent staff. It takes only minutes to airport and shopping. I would definitely stay there again.
Although I guaranteed with a credit card, they oversold the hotel and put me in a conference meeting room. No coffee maker, no soap in bathroom, no movies on TV. When I finally did get a coffee maker, it blew coffee all over the walls but not in the pot! The vending machines ripped me off for bottled water the front desk couldnt help out because vending services are owned by a different company. The food in the restaurant was terrible.
Great for business travel
A great place to stay to catch the early flight. If you arrive late, dinner might be a problem, but otherwise this is my 1st choice for Orlando.
First, my trip started on a sour note -- my plane was delayed for several hours. I called the hotel to inform them that I would be coming in very late and if I could get an upgrade. I received a suite with a balcony with no problems -- and the suite was accessible to the elevator and stairway.