Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando
We are staying at the Bonnet Creek Resort and it is awesome! There are slides and lazy rivers, perfect for everyone all ages.h
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando
My wife and I with two teenagers stayed the second week of March. We were guests of a friend but I don't think we stayed in his unit. The kids had such a great time they lost interest in going to the parks and the two days we did go were in a hurry to get back to the lazy river. Our balcony overlooked the golf course but it's not open yet and we had view of MGM's tower of terror. We watched their fireworks the first night but then found out that from the other side of the building we had a much better view of EPCOT's. Eating was limited but we took a tour and they told us a restaurant is about a year away and there would be 3 or 4 in a Wymdham hotel within two years. There was a temporary workout room. Their gym wasn't built yet either and there is supposed to be a spa also. There was only one building open it looked like two more were almost done. On the tour they showed an incredible 4 bedroom unit. Bigger and nicer than any timeshare I've seen. Expensive everything. I've toured Disney and Marriott in Orlando and the Disney on the Florida East coast. No comparison. This was maintained much better and I think that after the golf and restaurant opens I'll probably join. I would highly recomment this place for anyone staying in the Disney area.
Great Family Place
We enjoyed the last week of September at Bonnet Creek with our son and his family. The pool and lazy river were the delight of our two granddaughters. Disney staff in the welcome center at this resort were helpful with making plans for our days at Disney. The resort staff made every effort to make our stay enjoyable. Our two bedroom deluxe accomadations were beautifully decorated and supplied with all the comforts of home. We drove ourselves to Disney for our convenience, but the schedule seemed adequate to use shuttle busses. We plan to return next year.
Lovely place to stay
We stayed at Bonnet Creek Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2005. My parents are owners with Fairfield resorts and my inlaws went too. There were 8 in our party, including two kids under 5, and our accomodations were quite comfortable. We had 3 bedrooms and two baths. The rooms were lovely and the service was great.
I am writing to describe the transportation because this is what I wanted to know about before I got to the resort. Right now, the bus picks up at the resort at 8:20, 9:20 and 10:20 am to take you to Disney's TTC where you get onto Disney transportation to your park of choice. (The bus holds 36 people, but they also have vans and cars that are sometimes used. There are no car seats for kids.)
When you get on the bus in the morning, you have to tell the driver what time you want to be picked up in the afternoon and at what park. (The bus picks up at assigned times at each park, the earliest being 3 pm at MK and the latest being 10 pm at Epcot. You can get this schedule by calling the resort--they'll put you in touch with the transportation folks.) There is a standard pick up point at each park. If you decide to stay later or want to leave earlier, you must notify the bus company and switch. (We just kept the transportation handout with us at all times so that we could call if we needed too.)
We have a 5 year old and a 21 month old. We had hoped to send the baby back with grandparents during the day and keep the 5 year old with us at the parks. However, because the buses don't run continuous, we had to wait until the assigned pick-up times, which are too late in the day for a kid who is an early riser and regular naper. We ended up driving to the parks and paying $8 a day to park so that we could send some of our party home early and the others could take the bus later.
In addition, MK is open until 9 pm two days a week right now. However, the last pick up at MK is 8:45 pm, before the 9 pm fireworks. So, we stayed for the fireworks, took the monorail to the TTC then took the other monorail to Epcot to pick up the 10 pm shuttle back to bonnet creek!!
My parents were told that when bonnet creek has more towers up, ie more volume, they will have more regular bus service. I don't know when that will be. For us, the bus schedule was really limiting.
On the other hand, the buses were clean and the service was good.
Let me first say, my husband and I visit WDW annually. We have stayed on several WDW properties. This time we spent 7 days at Bonnet Creek and 3 days at the Shade of Green (military resort on Disney's property) at Magic Kingdom. We loved Bonnet Creek we are owners there. I must say we were pleasantly surprised how close we were to everything. We never use the Disney or anyone's transportation anyway. We always rent a car, I hate buses and hate the amount of time you spend waiting for a ride home. Nevertheless, I observed the bus schedule for Bonnet Creek to the parks; it picked up 5 times a day the first pickup at about 8:00 am next, 10:05am and so forth. We stayed during off peak time and the last park closed at 9pm and the final shuttle returning from the parks was about 10:15p.m. Bonnet Creek is literally located right next door to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to give you an idea how close it is to "Disney".
We could see the Epcot Ball and the fireworks from there every night from the resort. It took us about 7 minutes to get to MGM and Epcot and about 10 minutes to get to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parked. Downtown Disney is a straight shot and 5 minutes away. Publix Grocery store is 15 mins. But at check in they will give you a set of directions to just about everything you need. O.K about our room nicely decorated. Leather furniture. Kitchen stocked with all things needed and ice maker. Nice Decor I'll post pictures. We were on the 6th floor. A saving grace for me was the VOIP phone system High speed internet, could use my laptop with no charge to me in the room. There is a library and 2 computers with free internet access of the lobby area near check in. There's a Lazy River and pool. I loved it. The only minor problem we encountered was check in, I love convenience and it took a little over 15 minutes to get checked in. Not really a big deal but I didn't want to give a biased review.
We loved it
we are owners of the bonnet creek resort and this was our firs trip there to check it out. we found the accomodations wonderful, the view from the balcony excellent. everyone was nice, all the staff, helpful and the guests staying there were very nice and polite. good food at the little cafe they have. when this is all finished it will be a nice place.
the only thing is that bus service is at certain times but they are currently working with disney and setting up a system in the future. if you drive, go the boardwalk, park your car and ride the bus out front of boardwalk or take the ferry to mgm or epcot.
the shuttle was good also that they use and picked us up on time at the animal kingdom when we wanted. because we did not have children with us, we didn't worry about staying late.
all in all we are going back next year and taking our grandkids. we were very very pleased.
This is not as nice as it claims to be
We stayed at Bonnet Creek August 6th through the 13th. It was nice and clean. The sales pitch on it is not accurate. This may be in the gates of disney but it is not Disney. The biggest downfall is that the transportation is very weak. You only have a few times they will take you there and bring you back. It's not like disney buses running all the time. If you wated to stay at Disney for the shows at 9 PM you would have to find another way back. There last shuttle was at 8:45 .
I dont wat to sound like I hated the resort, because I didnt. I am just saying that they make it sound alot better then it really is. Maybe in 3 years when they are all done building they will have the services that they should have, but they dont as of yet
The room was nice. We had a 3 bedroom. There 3 bedroom was about the same size as the 2 bedroom we stayed at at the Marriott Grande Vista. Now That place was nicer in my book. Any questions about this just email me anytime.
Great resort in a great location
This was our first trip to Orlando and we were pleasantly suprised at the quality of the resort and the location. It is right next to Disney's Caribbean Beach Club and down the street from MGM Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, and Downtown Disney. It has a lazy river, pool, two hot tubs, kiddie pool, recreation area with pool table and pingpong, a fitness center, and a small bar/snack bar. The rooms are large with leather sofa and chairs, bar stools at the kitchen counter, all the pots, pans, and place settings you need. It includes coffee maker (with free coffee), refrigerator, stove/oven, washer/dryer, balcony, toaster, iron/board, jacuzzi in the master bathroom, large shower, and oh yes, the pool is open 24 hours! The staff is very knowledgeable about the area and helped me find grocery stores and even the best places to eat. They have a free shuttle to the Disney parks, however, they don't pick up after the parks close. If you get a rental car, there is plenty of parking at the resort. You pay $8/day to park at the Disney parks and can use the same parking pass all day at all the parks so you can come and go as you please. The resort is building a golf course on the north side of the 2nd tower and it should be awesome. As of now they only have 110 of the proposed 744 units open so we were lucky to get in at this time of year. I would recommend this resort if you want to relax after a long day at the parks!
Very Nice! Accomodates Little Ones
Bonnet Creek is a fantastic facility! The rooms were clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was helpful and friendly. My favorite feature had to be the water playground for kids. I have a 3 1/2 yr and a 1 1/2 yr old and they loved playing in the kiddie pool and with the spray tubes/guns. There is also a lazy river, a large pool and a hot tub. I recommend taking a day off from Disney to enjoy Bonnet Creek's pools and relax!
This has to be one of the best places to stay in Orlando. The facility is awesome and as more sections are opened it will be even more incredible.
First Class, 5 Star, Gold Crown for sure!
We arrived around 8pm, and check in was very quick. A 100.00 pre authorization was charged to my credit card for room incidentals.
Our room was a 2 BR Deluxe which was in Tower 1, and overlooked the parking lot. I would have rather had a room overlooking the lake, but that's ok, as the room was very very nice. Decorated in darker tones, with walnut and cherry furniture, I found the room to be one of the nicest timeshares we have stayed in. It helped that everything was brand new. The floor plan was a split bedroom type with the master on one end, and the 2nd bedroom on the other end. Of course, the master had king, and the 2nd two fulls. There were two bathrooms, with the master having a Jacuzzi tub and a large shower. The master bath was huge! There were televisions in the Living room (which by the way, had leather furniture), and both the master and 2nd bedrooms. There was a VCP in the Living room. (Fairfield should get with the times and put a DVD player instead of a VCP.)
The kitchen was very well equipped, even including Tupperware for leftovers. A starter package of coffee was also appreciated.
It should also be noted that in the kitchen, there is a new Cisco IP Phone, which is supposed to have a high speed internet connection. We couldn't get ours to work, and I had to call the desk to report it. Actually, the phone stopped working altogether. Everything was corrected the following day, and the Internet connection worked well.
During our stay, we took advantage of the heated pool, and lazy river, which was even open late at night. Everything was very nice, and the zero depth entry to the pool was enjoyed by the little ones.
During our stay, we attended the 45 min "owners meeting" where they tried to sell us points at Bonnet Creek. They claimed that only Bonnet Creek owners will be able to stay there. What a bunch of BS that was. Of course that goes against Fairfield's entire concept. Needless to say, we didn't buy more there (we ONLY buy resale points). We were able to get discounted tickets to Islands of Adventure for attending the meeting.
All things considered, this resort will truly be Fairfield's flagship property. The only non-Disney timeshare inside the gates of Disney will go a long way. The resort is definitely First Class, 5-star, Gold Crown!