If you're taking your family to Disney World, you'll want good accommodation to complete your stay. Fortunately, family trips no longer mean sacrificing comfort in budget hotels. There are several hostals in Orlando, FL that offer affordable rates and family packages. J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes offers the feel of luxury villas and access to major shops, resorts, and Disney attractions - all at moderate room rates.
Twice the fun
The Orlando Grande Lakes comprises two of the nation's top hotels: J.W. Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. The result is a sprawling facility that boasts attractive suits and villas, beautiful manicured lawns, championship golf courses, and a variety of spas and pool resorts. Guests can get access to world-class amenities such as the Ritz-Cartlon Spa and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
The hotel's location provides access to major Orlando, FL attractions such as Walt Disney World, the Epcot Center and Disney's MGM Studios, the SeaWorld Adventure Park, and Universal Studios Orlando. A shuttle service will take you directly from the hotel to Universal and Seaworld. You can also drive to sites outisde Orlando, FL such as the Daytona Beach, Busch Gardens, Kennedy Space Center, and Central Florida Zoo.
J.W. Marriott combines the elegance of luxury resorts and the ambiance of family hostals. Children are entertained at a separate desk upon check-in, where they are given amenity kits and various accommodation options. A winding river pool allows them to explore the property and meet other young guests. An outdoor play area is shared between the two hotels, and dive-in pool parties are held regularly. There are also themed kids' suites, a children's menu at the restaurants, and a chidren's book and video library.
The J.W. Marriott lobby features a signature Spanish fountain reminiscent of classic villas. The elegant feel extends into the rooms, with their rich yet minimalist interior design. Each room features marble bathrooms, plush beddings, and spacious living area. As you step outside, you will be treated to 500 acres of landscaped lawn, pristine lakes and pools, and well-maintained golf courses.
J.W. Marriott is one of the largest hostals in the area, with 518 double rooms, 418 king rooms, and 64 luxury suites. There are also 65,000 square feet of usable outdoor space and over 100,000 square feet of meeting space. The Lazy River circles the property and offers a great view of the resort. J.W. Marriott amenities also extend to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and spa, where guests also get free access.
How to get there
From the Orlando International Airport, take the North Exit going to 528 W, then take Exit 3 goint south. Turn left at John Young Parkway, then right to Central Florida Parkway. You should find the hotel's main gate to your left. From the hotel, you can easily drive to Disney World, the Orange County Convention Center, major Disney tourist sites, and city facilities such as hospitals, post offices, and police stations.
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