Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
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OK, but make sure sure you stay in the tower....
We stayed at the Sheraton World Resort for 3 nights in April 2003, at a very reasonable rate, but what's not clear when you book the room is whether you will stay in the tower, which looked like a 'proper' hotel, or in the low-rise 'motel-like' rooms that are dotted around the gardens. Since the room was booked through a tour operator, I'm not even sure if there are two classes of rooms, but make sure you check this when booking. The garden rooms are OK but a little gloomy and walkways are a little tatty.
The gardens and pool areas are lovely and the children made good use of the miniature golf course. The restaurants are nice and served an interesting selection of dishes, and there is a pizza take-out which is handy but very expensive. The reception area is lovely and has talking birds in cages.
Overall, a lovely hotel but stay in the tower or you'll feel slightly hard done by.
One more thing, as other reviewers have mentioned, they automatically add a charge for shuttles, newspapers etc that we never used or received. They took the charge off when challenged but this practice needs to stop. One final personally annoying thing that happened was that my final bill was about $2 for a phone call which I paid by cash.
However, when I got home from my holiday, I noticed they has also charged my credit card. I know it's only $2, but still.......
I enjoyed my stay very much
I checked here before my stay at Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, and I decided to change my reservations from the resort area to the tower. I stayed for 7 nights on the 10th floor of the tower. I enjoyed it... the housekeeping was very prompt and friendly. The landscaping is gorgeous. It is expensive to eat there, but you can drive to Wal-Mart (if you want drinks for the room, etc) in about 5-10 min. if you take I-4. The personal pan pizzas are a great value at Max's Deli in the resort. They are deliscious and about $4.50. I enjoyed the pools very much, but they closed at 10:00. I'm sure that's good for the family atmosphere. The workout room does have a strong smell of ben-gay or something like that. The people I spoke with who were staying in the resort section had no complaints about their room, but I don't know what building they were in. I would stay there again, I have no complaints.
Not even close to The Sheraton standards
The Sheraton World Resort - Sea World area - Orlando, FLThe Sheraton World Resort is basically broken down into two distinctly separate hotels although you may be unaware of that fact when you book a room with them. The first is the Tower rooms which is made up of new, luxurious, well-appointed, spacious rooms befitting the name Sheraton. The other, commonly known as the "blocks" are where most of us end up. These buildings are your basic, two-story, outside entrance hotel rooms not unlike those you find at most Travelodges. The rooms consisted of the standard two beds, a small round table with two chairs, dresser with TV, one sink vanity and small toilet/tub room. There are coffee pots, fridge, ironing boards and irons but believe me, you pay for these items in the end**The carpeting didn't match the drapes at all and the drapes were hanging haphazardly where the velcro (yes, velcro) wasn't holding well. The tub was black on the bottom from years of scrubbing. There was mold around the perimeter of the tub and the grout was discolored in many places on the floor (if it had been discolored all over, it might not have been as noticeable). The beds were absolutely awful. Mine was very lumpy, springs were cutting into my ribs and hips. My sister in laws was so hard that we actually picked up the mattress to see if there had been a board placed under it.When we returned to our room on our second day, our dirty linens were still laying on the floor in the bathroom. The shower and tub had not been rinsed, as evidenced by the hair conditioner still in the bottom of the tub from my morning shower. The ironing board and iron were still out, left where they stood.The outside door had such a gap around it that a tiny little lizard decided to make its way in for a short visit. Luckily, it decided out was an even better place to be and left as quickly as it noticed us.The pool was nice and fairly clean too. The spa was warm and seemed well-maintained. The grounds were landscaped moderately except at te and attractive. Room service trays could be found everyday sitting in walkways, around bushes and at the vending areas. The parkinglot was rented out along the outside perimeter to portable storage units, giving the place an industrial look.On checkout we were shocked to find that even though we had pre-paid, we had an $81 bill!!! When questioned about these charges, we were told that it was for taxes, one movie rental ($10) and **resort fees. When asked what exactly a resort fee was, the clerk said that it covered the cost of the shuttle, the in-room coffee pots and other "amenities".It should be noted that on our second day, we asked to be moved to a tower room but were told that we would be required to pay more to be "upgraded", which we declined. Moving to a different hotel wasn't an option either because the hotel had a fee for cancelling all or part of your reservation.This resort claims to be within walking distance to Sea World but believe me, its not. It also claims to be a 3/4 star resort which again, it is not. There are many other choices in this area which will provide you with better accomodations for the same (or even lesser) rate.
Nice landscaping....but that's it!!
We stayed in building 11 and the room was bad. It was very outdated and the water smelled. Pool in the middle was cold and ran out of towels. Food was expensive and not very good. Blue Marlin does not serve baked potatoes?!? What kind of place is that? Room service food was left in hallway for three days. I have to believe there is a better place to stay in Orlando for the amount we spent!!
Stay away from the old "resort" blocks - shabby, damp, smelly and old. We had to request to move to another room. Blocks 1 & 2 are fine as they have been refurbished. Pools are terrific for everyone, food expensive in the hotel - cheaper anywhere outside, rooms clean and tidy. 'Guest Services' are rip off BEWARE ! all they want to do is sell timeshare. Hotel is perfect for family and a good base for sightseeing in Orlando.
Good Hotel but....
Just back from week stay at Sheraton World Resort. The accomadation is split between 'resort' & 'tower' locations. When we arrived we were put in block 9 in the 'resort'. This accomadation altho' clean etc can only be described as old & shabby and in need of an overhaul. It is certainly not what I would call 3/4 star. However front desk very helpful and moved us straight away to the 'tower' which is only 2 years old and much more modern and a better standard. Good services including room service, which was quick & easy. The other alternative is blocks 1&2 which have just been renovated. The resort is hugh and very well kept, clean and the staff helpful, food at hotel expensive, go out to eat ten times cheaper. Three pools altho' the centre one not heated and like a ice pool, the others are fine. Good central location and would go back again. Avoid the front information desk to buy any tickets etc, they were expensive and kept trying to get us to go to timeshare every time we spoke with them which was very annoying. Overall good hotel & location
Sheraton world resort
we went to the sheraton world resort for a conference, rooms $120.00 a night, we were sent to the " resort" section because we needed an adjoining room. it was wet, moldy and stinky. the conference food was lousy. they did not take anything off of the room rate and on top of that they charge you and extra $8.oo a day per room for coffee( which we never drank) parking( no car) newspaper(.50 in the giftshop) and transportation to the parks( and it was easier to ride the I Ride) we will not return. the resort landscaping was lovely as were the pools but not worth it to stay t6here again.
I loved it
Excellent fun resort. Huge place. Great food. Gameroom.
Nice, inexpensive, central but.....
Stayed at the Sheraton World hotel End of August beginning of September, near the end of the season. The place is nice and clean but the bell hops were not really interested in helping, and our room was quite a way from the central bit of the hotel.
The receptionists were Very kind and helpful, but the information desk - which is Not part of the hotel - would tend to rip you off, referring you to expensive deals.
It is best to eat out, and an I-ride which is a bus service which runs every 15 minutes costs 5 dollars for 5 days, will take you to places where you can eat all you want, at half the price of anything at the hotel.
My family and I have just come back from 2 weeks at the Sheraton World Resort and found it to be a lovley resort. set in beautiful grounds with 3 good sized clean pools. Very clean at all times and the bell hops were very helpful and they could not have been more helpful even the cleaners round the resort were very freindly and helpful. Good sized rooms completley cleaned every day with plenty of facilities. The buffet breakfast was a bit expensive but very nice all the same. Very close to all the theme parks and a walk away from sea world. A bus stop right outside the hotel on a bus called I ride took us to nearly everywhere we needed to be and we had free transport to Disney and Bush Gardens and back again by very informative bus drivers. A bus from the Hotel took us to the Space Kennedy Centre as well.
We will definately be returning to this resort on our next visit.
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