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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Ranked #74 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Upon arrival we were very impressed with this beautiful hotel and grounds. Our room had a stunning view of the pool and golf course. The swimming pool area is exquisite with huge pools and lazy rivers. All staff members were friendly and helpful. We only had a few minor issues none "show stoppers". There isn't a place to hang a hand towel by the sink, the shower door was hard to open, the soap dish in the shower had widely spaced drain bars which allowed things to drop straight through to the floor and the bed was just a bed.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This was a beautiful and CLEAN hotel. The pool was absolutely amazing! The only issue I had during our 5 day stay....the bathroom is extremely small and if you'r even slightly large you'll never fit in the shower. If you are a female...good luck shaving your legs in the shower or applying any type of makeup in that room. Overall a nice place to stay but unfortunately for us...we'll be trying somewhere else the next time.
One more note...the breakfast is by far the BEST I've ever had the pleasure of attending on a package!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stayed at the resort for 3 nights . Very beautiful. The staff is very courteous and helpful. The resort was absolutely a dream. The pool and lazy river is such an added bonus for the grandkids and kept at a comfortable temp. We had a small balcony which gave us great views of the area. Very close to Seaworld and Universal. About 20 minutes from Disney. Nothing is very far if you have a car. I found the Valet parking staff to be extremely pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed my conversations with them as they brought my car around. Since the Valet staff was our first point of contact they set the tone for the wonderful service we received for our stay.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights after going on a Disney Cruise at spring break. Rooms were top notch and bed very comfortable. The grounds are fabulous and our kids (9, 11, 14, 17) loved the pool and lazy river. We wish we had more time there. Easy access to the local theme parks. I think it's much more worth your money to stay here as far as quality of the room and resort, than to spend more money at Disney hotel; unless, of course, you want the free transportation and the experience of being on the Disney property. We had a rental car so it didn't matter.

The breakfast was excellent; ours came with our room package.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Recently attended a multi-day company meeting with (2000+) attendees at this hotel location.
The property was grand with resort pool and very well laid out. the Rooms were as to be expected from a high end Marriott property nice soft pillows and comfy beds. Food was also very good but somewhat limited in choice. Staff was extremely helpful with anything they were asked.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Travelled here for conference. Rooms were beautiful. My daughter had a large corner room that was perfect for a family with a baby. Plenty of room for all the baby apparatus. There was no balcony in that room. Again safe for children. Great views though. My room was centered right over the fountains and lazy river. I had a fantastic balcony. The view and sounds were spectacular. A person could go to Orlando and spend the entire time at jw and be very happy. We spent extra time I. Orlando do after the conference and did just that. There is so much beautiful open space and so much to do. The family loved the lazy river. Lots of space to relax. Many jacuzzis. Food available at pool side. Great food by the way at the conference. Beds very comfortable. Great showers and separate tubs. Price is high. But experience is lovely. We were even able to rent car right on site.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We have visited the JW many times. The lazy river is a HUGE selling point for us, since we have 5 kids! Bring your own float or just buy one for a mere $7! The Ritz is next door and you can walk to its Spa or play golf on its beautiful course. I think all, if not most, of the rooms face the pool/golf course.
I agree with the other reviewers, the JW is definitely KID FRIENDLY! From the pool, playground and even in the restaurants! This is a must stay, if you are in for a conference, want to go the the theme parks but away from all the congestions, or if you're from Florida and just want a quick and simple get-away! It's very close to all the major highways. A Starbucks is on premises, a bit pricey, but if you need your morning coffee, you'll pay anything!
Ask for their current special. We got a room with a view, free self-parking ($18/day), and free breakfast ($25/adult) for two adults for each day we stayed and $25/day resort credit to spend!
One last thing, since we traveled by car, we brought a cooler for the ride, filled with everything from food, to snacks, to alcohol. The bell-hop asked us if we wanted it in our room! They brought it up and we saved a lot of money and time!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Address: 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837 (Formerly JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes)
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#17 Green Hotel in Orlando
#20 Business Hotel in Orlando
#30 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#32 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: C$309 - C$963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes 4*
Number of rooms: 1000
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a truly memorable luxury experience at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. We welcome you to our resort in Orlando, Florida, which sits in a superb location just moments from Orlando's best-loved attractions. Each of our nearly 1,000 hotel rooms and suites feature elegant decor and luxury amenities, including marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. Pamper yourself at the onsite Ritz-Carlton spa, or tee off from our Greg Norman-designed golf course. Children will enjoy our Lazy River outdoor pool, as well as a host of special programs created just for them. Though you might be excused for not wanting to leave the resort, you should certainly take advantage of our prime location near Orlando's legendary theme parks. We offer shuttle service to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort - making it easy for your family to enjoy the best of the area. ... more   less 
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