- Convenient International Drive area, close to restaurants and theme parks
- Set on lovely, landscaped grounds
- Sharp, contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
- Many rooms have private balconies or patios, some with pool views
- Heated outdoor pools plus kids’ pool and hot tub
- Large, modern fitness center with locker rooms, sauna, and steam room
- Poolside restaurant, lobby bar, and Starbucks coffee in the lobby
- Ample event spaces and meeting rooms, plus business center
- Included Wi-Fi and shuttle service to Universal Studios, Disney, and SeaWorld
- Coin-operated laundry and kids' facilities including a playground
- Obligatory resort fee (which covers Wi-Fi and shuttles)
- Small bathrooms
- Not all rooms have mini-fridges
- No elevators (though accessible rooms are available)
- Breakfast not included in rooms rates
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Oyster Hotel Review
Sprawling resort with lovely grounds and thoroughly contemporary style
This sprawling resort offers stylish interiors and a host of features to satisfy family needs, as well as those of business travelers, leisure tourists, and guests seeking event space. Composed of nine different two-story buildings arranged in a campus setting, the property is set on lovely, landscaped grounds dotted with palm trees, immaculate lawns, and greenery that provides a lush, tropical atmosphere. Paths meander through the grounds, which include fountains and a large lagoon. The spacious lobby features stylish, contemporary furniture that includes white and blush-tone sofas and armchairs paired with striking black-and-white patterned seating as well as chic coffee tables and bookshelves filled with various tomes. The soft and neutral hues of the lobby -- mostly cream and beige colors -- make the space feel light and airy, and provide a good contrast to stylish wooden furnishings and details. There's a large lobby terrace with white patio furniture, twinkle lights, and lots of potted plants and flowers. The resort does have a busy and hectic vibe throughout, from the pools to the restaurant and other common areas, but that's the case at most Orlando-area hotels, especially those in the immediate area.
Convenient location close to restaurants and theme parks
The Wyndham Orlando's location, wedged between busy Universal Boulevard and International Drive, is a good compromise for proximity to some of Orlando's most popular business and theme park hubs. It's about a 10-minute drive to Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Disney, and a five- to 10-minute drive to the Orange County Convention Center. Shuttle service runs between the resort and Universal, SeaWorld, and Disney World, though renting a car is advised -- the roads are loud, busy, and far from pedestrian-friendly. The new Orlando Eye ferris wheel is just a five-minute walk from the hotel, and there are plenty of chain and local restaurants in the area, plus all of the requisite tourist traps (hello, Ripley's Believe It or Not - Orlando). Orlando International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Sharp, contemporary rooms, some with private balconies or patios
Rooms are sharp and modern, with style-conscious decor that includes black-and-white geometric print carpeting that pairs well with wooden headboards, which also feature a geometric design. Beds are topped with crisp, white linens and large pieces of colorful abstract art adorns the gray walls. Neutral hues throughout the rooms are invigorated by pops of color, like red chairs and closet doors. All rooms include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffee/tea facilities, iPod docks, work desks, and electronic safes, but not all room have mini-fridges. Suites offer more space and include large living rooms and dining areas with chic decor and furnishings, plus some have wet bars and mini-fridges. Family Fun Suites with bunk beds are also available. Many rooms have private balconies or patios, some overlooking the pool. Bathrooms are a bit small, but clean and contemporary, with light-up mirrors, granite-topped vanities, and shower/tub combos (suites have separate soaking tubs and showers). Some guests have complained about noisy air-conditioning units, and prospective guests should also note that there are no elevators, and those with mobility issues should request ground-floor accessible rooms.
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Two outdoor pools, large fitness center, and on-site dining
The hotel’s extensive, landscaped grounds include two heated outdoor pools one of which is adjacent to a kids’ pool and the other paired with a hot tub. Large terraces surround the pools and are lined with red padded loungers and umbrellas. There is a well-equipped fitness center with modern machines, weights, medicine balls, and flat-screen TVs, as well as locker rooms with showers, a sauna, and a steam room.
The hotel’s lobby bar serves cocktails and other refreshments, as well as small bites, while breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be had at the on-site Gatorville Poolside Bar & Grill, which also offers a kids’ menu. Breakfast is not included in room rates. There’s an ice-cream parlor that serves coffee and breakfast pastries along with frozen treats, and Starbucks coffee and pastries are also served in the lobby’s Barista corner in the mornings. An on-site shop sells a variety of snacks, personal items, and souvenirs.
The resort offers extensive meeting facilities and event space as well as such services as event planning, audiovisual equipment, and full catering. There’s also a business center on-site. Other amenities include coin-operated laundry facilities. Families are well catered for here with lots of kid-friendly features including a playground and organized activities. There's an obligatory resort fee that covers such services as Wi-Fi and shuttles to Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld.
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