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The Marriott Grande Vista is a very comfortable place to stay in the Orlando area. It is very central to about anything that you want to do in the area but is closest to Sea World. The complex is very pretty with the buildings either surrounding a small lake or the golf course. They have everything need for a nice vacation on property. They have many pools and some are smaller and quieter than the large pools for the kids. They have a small beach area near the main building. Our favorite activity is the golf course which is 9 holes for the more occasional golfer. There is also a good restaurant in the clubhouse so you can eat on property if you so desire. There is also food at 2 of the pool. The staff is always very pleasant. We come back time and time again.
"Well kept resort but understaffed reception desk"
First time I've stayed at this resort on the I-Drive. It's about a 20-25 drive from MCO and 10 to Magic Kingdom. I had a one bedroom suite with a full kitchen (dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, toaster), living room, dining room and kitchen bar, bathroom with a jacuzzi and a shower. Plenty of parking out front and golf course was visible from my room. I checked in at 6pm and the check in line was 10 people deep with two attendants. I was in the Elite line and that took 15 minutes with a third attendant. Checkout at 9am was better but the Elite attendant was uninterested and not too friendly.
"Happy Kids = Happy Parents"
We have stayed at the Grande Vista a few times and each time we come back it IS like coming home. The staff is prompt, courteous and helpful. The Family Fun activities are great and the best part is, we are right around the corner from our favorite park: Sea World and restaurant: Thai Thani. The units are clean, well equipped and spacious. Our 8yo twin boys LOVE (and HAVE loved) the Kids Zone since they were 14 months as well as the pools and the S'mores Night. A major highlight is Gatorland Encounters when someone from Gatorland comes and does a presentation at the Kids Zone. Basically, you can chill at the resort the whole week or park hop and recuperate at the Grande Vista after a busy day. It is a win-win and family fun spot anyway you look at it!
"Golf and location"
Marriott's Grade Vista has a nice nine hole golf course, not overly challenging but not a pitch and put course either. Great place to take a junior golfer and get a chance to stretch the game. Great practice range. Nice family vacation place convenient to the Orlando experience while also offering some cross-generation golf time. We spent Thanksgiving week here and enjoyed the location, the villas, and the resort's amenities very much.
"Mr & Mrs"
We stayed in a 1 bedroom Villa. Very very nice! We really enjoyed the screened in patio. They provided our coffee. Very functional kitchen. Price very reasonable! The only criticism I would have is there signs need to be lit. When you arrive after dark it was hard to see where we needed to go. We will definitely come back.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM