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... the grounds. Oh my, it looks like the South Pacific with all the flora and fauna including many little friendly lizards. The pool was wonderful looking. There were little bridges and walkways, a sandy beach with hammocks, swings and palm trees that give you a sense of paradise.
Next on the monorail we traveled to The Contemporary. It was obviously built in the 1970's. It's a huge and in my opinion, ugly building with tacky murals on the inside. ...
... chrome and red leather complete with booth jukeboxes! Milk shakes all round! The afternoon arrived and off to Boggy Creek.. Airboat ride! Much to 'Chad's' (the driver) amusement he ended up with me quizzing him about the engine- he was surprised when I asked what type of Chevy engine it was :) 505 cubic inch big block pushing 475 horses ...
... by any means, and we arrived early, took the first bus on the tour to the launch sites (there is a fleet of 44 big buses just for these tours!), vehicle assembly building (third biggest building in the world by volume) and the Saturn 5 rocket display.
The Saturn was the power under the Apollo space capsules that did all the moon walk stuff, and boy it's seriously BIG!It's 363 ft tall, hence the big assembly building which housed up to 4 of the rockets at ...
... whole thing at the end was purely for me, but I was informed they do this at the close of every day, all year long. Whatever, it was for me.
There were two water parks in Disney that I went to. These I did on my own, which is a slightly odd experience when you’re surrounded by thousands of families. I kept thinking the FBI were watching me again. Why would a guy in his mid twenties go to a water park on his own? ...
... all of these were on one plate at a time!
When we could barely move, we left and got the monorail back to Magic Kingdom. The older boys were beginning to admit to feeling a bit tired - and also a bit hot as by now we definitely didnt need the hoodies - we needed sunscreen instead.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Suites Maingate Kissimmee
Stayed at the hotel May 31- June 3 & June 6-8 (We were supposed to leave June 10th, but we were so frustrated with the unconcerned attitude of the desk staff that we left early and stayed elsewhere). The hotel is generally clean, breakfast was very good (lots of competition for the waffle makers - you'll need some patience), lots of variety for breakfast -- eating area is too small. Pool was very large and clean, but kiddie pool had lots and lots of bugs. We found one 2" cockroach in our bathroom -- I called the front desk and they did not care one bit. Beds themselves were very comfortable, but the mattress cover has plastic between two layers of fabric, and it was impossible to get a good nights sleep (that's the whole point of a hotel -- right??). We sweated like pigs all night long, and the mattress pads made plastic crackling sounds, and got all bunched up & lumpy. We called housekeeping to see if we could get something different, and they did not return any calls. Desk staff did nothing to help -- just said, "Keep calling housekeeping". Pillows are only about 2" thick -- like sleeping on a pancake. Again, could not even get them to bring a few extra pillows so that we could be comfortable.
I stayed here in October 2003 with my three children (8, 10, and 15) as well as my grandparents (in their 80's). We were very pleased. The rooms were spacious and clean. My kids loved the frozen drinks from the poolside bar. All the staff we dealt with were very pleasant.
We just returned from a week stay at the Comfort Suites Maingate.
Just what we were looking for
We wanted a reasonable priced motel, very clean with a nice pool and continental breakfast close to Disney. We were very pleased. The pool area is very pleasant and large with a bar, the breakfast offerings were good, although it got a little crowded at times. The staff was super friendly and the room was very clean. Also, a grocery store and several restaurants within walking distance.
I booked this hotel based on all the positive reviews. I must say I was disappointed. The suite was supposed to accomodate 6 people. We have a party of 5, were trying to save some money on hotel. Boy! we were wrong. Let me describe the negative sides of this hotel: (1)The 2 queen size bed were fine, but the sofabed was terrible. It was old and way too soft. We ended up with a person sleep on the sofa, not on the sofabed. (2)Breakfast was so-so. Shouldn't have said it as a deluxe continental breakfast. If you go after 8am, chances are you have to wait for a table. (3)Hotel is very cheap. We have 5 people, but only gave us 4 sets of towel everyday for 6 days. We have to ask for more everyday. Shampoo bottle was very small and can only used by 2 people.
Great for the money
Very reasonable hotel. Convient location near many stores, resturants, and even a grocery store. Staff extremely helpful and cheerful. Basic accomodations but good for the price. Shuttles were crowed but since they were free they were more affordable than a car rental. Stayed for 10 days loved it and would definitely go back there again.
I decided to stay here based on the reviews I read, and I have to say I was pleased. I didn't expect this much for the price we paid. The area was great, especially since we didn't have a car with us. It's right next to a shopping area with good restuarants like Fridays, and Giordano's, which has amazing stuffed pizzas. There was a goodsized supermarket right there, not a dinky one like the other "supermarkets" you see along the road. There's a public bus stop very closeby, so if you don't have a car but want to visit different areas, it's very easy, and cheap too. We especially liked that fact that the hotel offered shuttes to Universal and other places besides just Disney World. The shuttle drivers were extremely nice and very helpful. I don't know how crowded the shuttles get during the peak season, since they do make multiple stops, but they weren't too bad when we went (early January).
Quite a let down
I booked this hotel based on the good reviews. I must say that we were disappointed. The hotel was very dirty. The staff were indifferent at best. The breakfast buffet that everyone raved about was not that great. Maybe I am spoiled d/t staying on Disney property when we visit Orlando but this hotel was really not what I expected.
Great for families
Stayed for 2 weeks. Cont. breakfast ok - toast cereal, donuts, yogurt, etc. Great swimming pool and deck. Hot tub was hot. Rooms were kept clean and were a great deal. Close to Disney and shopping. Staff friendly. Would stay again. Very quiet except for our kids.
Great hotel at a reasonable price
Spent one night at this hotel and it was great. Clean, good staff, reasonable price. It was very enjoyable. We left a travel clock in the room and it had been turned in by the housekeeping staff and I was able to pick it up later in the week.