DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort
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I went to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. To get there, I flew on a plane. I stayed at the DoubleTree Suites by Hiton in the Walt Disney World Resort. I went to Disney's Animal Kingdom and had so much fun. I went on all the ridesand I got to see all the Disney characters. After that, I went to the beach and just relaxed for the rest of my trip, …
We didn't get to do Animal Kingdom justice so we decided to visit again on our last day.
The children were getting tired and the morning was another late start, but eventually we got there. We managed to convince the children to have another go at Dinosaur which had terrified them earlier in the week - we got a fastpass only to find out …
A welcome change from the norm - being cool rather than sticky hot all day!
I felt a little self conscious for the first part of the day, it was like wandering around a theme park but in your swimming gear! However, the queues were small and the slides were great.
Unfortunately we presumed a little too much from Dan at the …
Back to the Disney parks.............
We did lots of rides today. Everyone really enjoyed Soarin - a very clever ride that made you feel as though you were flying - my personal favourite of the day.
The kids loved Test Track flying along the track at 75mph!
They also loved the flight to Mars - well we should say flights …
A day away from the Disney theme................
The killer whales were amazing, they had such a wonderful relationship with their trainers and the whole affair was very natural - Jeff was blown away by this part of the day.
Feeding the dolphins was by far the best part for me and probably for the children. It was fantastic …
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort Orlando
I, like others, was concerned about several of the negative reviews on the property. However, as a faithful member of the Hilton family of hotels, I've got to say this is one of the best properties I've stayed at. It has minor faults like all places, but it is optimized for a Disney visit with children because of its relative location to the parks and downtown Disney; it's also close to Apopka-Vineland road, which has not only a host of familiar restaurant chains, but also several grocery stores from which to buy things like in room snacks and avoiding high room service charges--all within walking distance!.
Excellent Place to Stay
After making reservations I read the reviews and was concerned. My concern was for nothing! I was very pleased with the room, service, pool, breakfast, bus transportation and staff,. The ONLY problem encountered was service at the resturant (late, after 9pm). Over all I woud recommend this motel to anyone planning a trip to Disney or surrounding area.
My family stayed at the Doubletree for 2 nights in Feb. 2004. This was our first trip to Disney World with our 2 boys - ages 3 and 5. The location of the hotel and its amenities could not have worked out better. The hotel staff was extremely accomodating and the rooms were perfectly sized for the family. The large suite room with its own tv allowed my wife and I to wind down after the kids went to sleep. The free breakfast buffet was fantastic and the gameroom, pools and other features were a nice treat. The hotel location just inside the main gate was very convenient. The free shuttle bus service to the theme parks was dependable and comfortable. We also liked the fact that we were so close to non-Disney amenities and restaurants. A grocery store nearby was a great source of cheaper snacks etc. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other families. A great value and a great hotel!!
My family and I just returned from a week stay at this Doubletree.
Not worth the money
This hotel is old! The advertisement said it was 'recently renovated', but the bathroom was dingy, towels were thin, and the bed was uncomfortable. Will never stay there again. Paint on coffee table and breakfast table was peeling. Doors dividing the living area from the bedroom were broken and needed fresh paint as well. Fitness room is the same size as the couch and you have to go outside to get to it! Odd smell throughout the hotel. Wouldn't recommend this one to my dog.
We booked our reservations before checking into reviews and we appalled by the reviews we found on this hotel prior to our trip! Based on the reviews we were tempted to scramble around and find a different place to stay but our rates were so insanely good we didn't dare. I am so glad we decided to be brave! This hotel was not only clean and friendly but we didn't have to drive any place since the bus picked us up and dropped us off with accuracy. We stayed for 7 days with 2 adults and 1 child. The room serivce was pricey but when isn't it? We were quite pleased with the room, the pool was fun and clean and not as occupied as one would think for the season. All in all we would not hesitate to stay there again when we go to disney next. I hope this helps and you have a great time at your stay at this hotel, my husband said that the reason it got such a horrible review is that when people are satisfied they don't worry with commenting so it's typically the grumpies that have something to say. With that in mind I simply had to come and toss in my two pennies! :-) We stayed there in September of 2003!
I was very pleased with our accomodations at this hotel, especially for the low price. I was attending a conference but thought the room and hotel was well suited for a family trip to Disney World. The rooms were some of the largest I've ever stayed in. The 2-room suite would comfortably accomodate 6-7 persons and they kitchnette is great for those of us who don't like to eat out every meal. The staff was very friendly and I would definitely stay here again.
After reading several negitive reviews I almost decided to stay somewheres else. Glad I didn't chage my reservation. Our stay here was great. From the moment we checked in the staff was friendly and very helpful. The person selling tickets to the parks was wonderful....without her advice we would have missed Animal Kingdom, which was one of the highlights of our trip. The suite was attractive, clean, comfortable, and very spacious. The location is perfect for people planning on doing the Disney attractions. The hotel transportation was always on time and took us to exactly where we wanted to go. Plus the easy walk to Downtown Disney is an added plus, for evening entertainment. The pool and hot tub was very comforting after long days of doing the parks. We would stay here again.....without a second thought! I am a very demanding person.....so it takes alot to please me........Doubletree made our stay great!
We stayed at this property for 7 days during the last week of June 2003. We opted for this property because it offered the only all suite hotel on Disney property, although now we wish we would have paid the extra money and stayed on at a Disney-owned hotel. We received a fairly good rate ($139 a night excluding taxes) and there were four people in our party, three adults and one child. After our stay we would not stay here again. I have stayed at other Doubletree hotels and this one is below average. I guess Hilton does not need to keep up this property since Orlando and Disney are such a popular destination and this one is on Disney property. The decor is colorful and bright and the staff at the front desk is okay. The amenities were second rate. The children's check in counter and special gift consisted of a baloon and a 69 cent toy pulled out of a bucket.The room was second rate. The room smelled musty. The hotel had someone from engineering change the the filter in the air conditioning unit which helped for about 15 minutes. We were also told to keep the A/C at 67 degrees or lower to help draw out the moisture. This did not help as the furniture, bedding and carpet was embedded with mildew. While looking inside the A/C unit when the engineer change the filter, it was clear to me that the unit had not been cleaned, ever. I ran out to a store and bought a can of Lysol and sprayed everything down. This helped slightly. I know that Florida is humid why is it that some hotels in Florida control mold and mildew and others do not?The restaurant (Streamers) was below average. The food choices for dinner were limited and the "salad bar" has three items.
Great for families!
Just returned from a few days at this hotel (Oct 2002). This is a great choice for families, primarily from a convenience and "value for money" perspective. Each suite has its own sink, microwave (old model), small fridge and table/chairs for dining. Eating breakfast/supper in your hotel room can be a great cost savings! A free shuttle bus passes the hotel every 30 mins to bring you to any one of the 4 disney parks. Outdoor pool area is nice. True - the suites are a bit worn from wear, but are clean nonetheless and quite comfortable. The staff were nice-- helpful and attentive. I certainly plan to return.