"Parking equipment broken for my whole stay"
When you enter the pay parking by the conference center there is no indication that their credit card is not working on the exit. Luckily I had $22 cash to pay the first day. After that is was broken every day. Pretty inconvenient.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and enjoyed every minute. The room was beautiful and had a memorable view of Seaworld.Robert at check in was a terrific help and was very professional and accommodating. Pool area is very nice and is good for the kids too. Wayne at Tradewinds cafe was great as was one of the breakfast and evening managers. I believe he was from Miami originally. Tradewinds has delicious and somewhat special types of foods beautifully prepared, we went here each day. Lobby is good for kids to unwind a bit too and the fitness room is adequate. Our check in bellhop was great and he also picked us up one rainy day @ Aquatica, which was above and beyond and well appreciated. Seaward and Aquatica are great parks and very reasonable. All of this is highly recommended.
Stayed for the first time at this property. We are Marriott members. Jay line at the elite desk could not have been more helpful and great to deal with. The hotel is beautiful and the grounds and pool area are great for kids. Would stay again
"Love this hotel!"
We stayed for one night over this past weekend in an outside balcony king room with pull out sofa. Room was super clean, nice furnishings and decor was updated and really nice. We went to Aquatica and Sea World which are both walking distance - although Aquatica is a bit far. We had great weather so no one complained about the walk. Sea World is right across the street. We've stayed at several other Sea World hotels in the past few months and they don't compare to the Renaissance. The Renaissance is far superior. I visited the fitness center while there and it was fabulous. Lots of equipment and cardio machines and a separate room with a barre, bosu balls, kettle balls, bands, etc. I was able to do barre/pilates work after my run. Cardio machines had disposable earphones, a water and a towel set up. The whole place was really clean and updated. We didn't use the pool area but it looked really nice. Having Starbucks in the hotel is great. We went there a couple of times. We ate at Tradewinds for the buffet breakfast and it was great. Anna was our server and she was very sweet and helpful. Didn't eat at any of the other restaurants. I must note that the $25 resort fee is OPTIONAL. Several reviewers complained about this, but they will not charge the fee if you ask them to remove it. However, we gladly paid for it as it included local transportation, upgraded wi-fi for up to 6 devices, free breakfast buffet for 12 and under, bottled water and a few more things I can't remember. It was worth it to us. The self parking fee is $22 but we parked and walked, so didn't have to pay the $15 parking at both Aquatica and Sea World. Also, if you stay here and are going to Sea World parks, you can get a quick queue pass from the concierge which costs extra $$ if you buy from Sea World. The only complaint I had is there was a conference and we heard them cheering at night. I'm guessing the rooms with atrium (inside) balconies heard it even louder than we did. I turned on my white noise app and all was well. This is a great hotel and we will definitely stay here again.
"Best Hotel for Sea World stay"
Wonderful property for a Sea World visit. 5 minute walk to park. Free front of the line access for rides(once for each ride). Starbucks, ice cream shop in hotel. Nice pool and small water park for younger kids although teens still enjoyed slides. Nice large rooms. Prices have gotten higher over the years but still a good value. Note resort fee of $25 and parking fee
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