|We have been very pleasantly impressed by this hotel, which was new in
the summer of 1999. It is cleverly designed, and so far it seems to be
The accommodations are compact but you don't feel crowded (I'm talking
about 4 people in a suite) because they have arranged things cleverly with
windows and mirrors in the right places.
Each suite consists of three small rooms and a bathroom. The kidsuites,
where we stayed, have a small "master" bedroom with a king-sized
bed, desk, closet, nightstands, TV, etc. and a door. The bed accommodated
suitcases underneath it. I think there was an ironing board in the closet.
The children's room has bunkbeds (standard twin size) and a sort of
folding cot for a third child. The kids room has no closet (just
drawers) and no door (just a curtain), but it has a TV with a Nintendo
system (you can rent games in the lobby or bring your own) and the sound
system can be adjusted so that if only one child is watching TV, the sound
comes out only over his bed. It's very compact--sort of like a small cabin
in a boat. The decor is charming. Kidsuites have themes, such as Coca Cola
Polar Bears, Rain Forest, Endangered Species, Camp Kellogg, etc. We stayed
in a Coca Cola Suite one time and a Rain Forest the second time. With
small children, it might be good to request suites without large dangerous
looking animals (I heard of one small child who was frightened by the lion
painted on her wall) but most kids seemed to love their suites.
The living area had another TV, a sofa bed, a rocking armchair, a small
table and three chairs (there is a fourth chair at the desk in the
"master" bedroom. There is a half-size refrigerator, a
microwave, a coffee maker and a sink, all nicely fitted into a corner with
cabinets above and below. They include a roll of paper towels.
The bathroom is spacious, with lots of towels, a make up mirror, hair
dryer, etc. I liked the many shelves they had in the bathroom, so that we
could leave our different toiletries handy but not on top of the sink
where everyone else bumps into them.
For us the bunk beds are a godsend. Our kids don't like to share a bed
but when we're traveling we can't always get two connecting rooms and a
lot of suite hotels only have a sofa bed for the kids.
We also find it convenient to have a fridge and microwave in our room,
and the cooked breakfast is a good deal.
In the evenings when we weren't at the parks, the kids enjoyed the
family Kareoki and the game room.
There is a little (decorative) lake behind the main building and a sort
of enclosed veranda where adults can sit with drinks or snacks in the
evenings which we found very pleasant.
It is not luxurious, but it is comfortable, and we really felt that we
were getting our money's worth. It is so close to Disney that it doesn't
make any difference in the time it takes getting to the parks.