"8 day stay"
Top notch staff. Great pool and water park. Very nice atrium Location away from hustle and bustle. Good sized rooms. Extra charge for outside balcony. Wifi seemed slow. Resort and parking fees too high.
"Great value close to all of the parks"
The rooms were large with a living area and we had a balcony overlooking the atrium. The service was helpful and they even did a stellar job of returning our lost and found items. The pool is heated and was very large. They had activities for kids like balloon animals and activities for adults like wine tasting. We took the free shuttle to Universal Studios which went quickly even with stops at other hotels. We utilized the Starbucks for breakfast each morning. My husband also ate at the sports bar late night. The biggest negative was the WiFi in the rooms which was pretty much unusable because it was so slow to load. It comes as part of your room's resort fee so you end up losing money on that. Staying at a Disney resort can be costly and this is a great alternative.
"A large hotel next door to Sea World"
I was attending a big convention and in Google maps the walking distance to the convention was shown rather short and practicl. In reality we were not adviced to walk as one needs to walk on or close to the road which was not considered safe. We had bus service from the convention and that worked well. We had a junior suite which was large and comfortable. The pictures on the website are possibly a bit nicer than reality generally speaking. I am however a fan of many Renaissance hotels, especially the new ones. There is nothing going on close by excluding Sea World which did not interest us this time. If you are not attending a convention in the big convention center nor Sea World, this may not be a very interesting location. The hotel atrium is very large. The sushi bar is good and so is the restaurant Trade Winds. Fine service and you can get a good breakfast and dinner there with very nice waiters, and the price is right. The Boardwalk bar was not as good as the other places to have a drink or food or maybe it was the service that we did not like there.
"Decent hotel for business or pleasure"
Just finished a weekend business event at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World. Just because of its location, directly opposite Sea World, this is more a family vacation hotel than a business hotel, by my observation of the guests. That said my staff told me they were happy with the hotel, absent one accident when a new food smoker in the restaurant emptied one of our rooms. All resolved though. I really appreciated the gentleman we had serving us in the executive boardroom. He was very unobtrusive and discrete, which is sadly remarkable in my experience. Many hotel staff just burst into meetings with food, but this server was a real pro. I ate in the Tradewinds restaurant. Service and food good, that latter though rather too much salt. Room service was timely and decent the two times I used it for working dinner. Laundry returned on time. I struggle these days with where some hotel brands are supposed to fit in their group hierarchy. This is complicated by the fact that one hotel within a group may be quite different from another. In this property's case I'm not sure where the Renaissance brand fits any more in the Marriott/Starwood lineup. (A bit like Crowne Plaza in the IHG group). It used to be higher-end. Now, not so sure. The rooms were nicely finished, I had a roomy corner suite which had lots of room but lost utility for business by not having the bedroom separate. I will say I don't think the bathrooms are finished to the standard of the bedrooms and in my experience were a bit short on amenities -- soap/shampoo/lotion/conditioner only. Wifi was good. Our group had it free, not sure it is generally. There may be device limit... I got my laptop and tablet connected fine but never could get my phone connected even when I tried to pay for an additional connection. I would be happy to stay, or hold a company event at this hotel again.
I stayed here for the Partner Summit Conference 2017. The staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby was spacious and modern. There was several restaurants, a Starbucks and a gift shop. There was always complimentary water in the lobby as well. My room was very spacious and comfortable. The beds and linens were fabulous. I slept so well. I was there for business but it was in the heart of all the attractions! Sea World was literally across the parking lot and I could see Disney Springs from my room. I definitely recommend staying here. And I will be 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: 11:00 AM