My mom and I stay at this hotel maybe twice a year to visit a local theme park. If you get a room at a generally cheaper price than the regular listed price (internet-only deals, etc...), expect to get the slightly less brilliant version of rooms for this hotel. You get what you pay for.
The beds, bathrooms, towels and counters are clean no matter which price point you choose, which is a MUST for me. The rooms are average as far as amenities and general layout, but tend to be cleaner than most average rooms.
Some of the carpets could be cleaner in my opinion, but I always bring slippers because I don't like to walk on hotel floors with bare feet, so it's fine. Some tile areas (bathroom and sink areas) have mildew and/or dirt stains in some of the corners. As with the carpets, I just don't step on them with my bare feet and can disregard those small areas as long as the main things (bed/sheets, bathroom, surfaces and towels) are clean.
So far we've had 50% of our tubs drain very slowly and that can be an annoyance, but it's not a deal-breaker for this hotel. Some of the doors appear slightly warped (you can see sunlight around some of the door jambs) which does make outside noises more audible, but the locks in all our rooms so far have been well-maintained and sturdy enough for security, so as long as you're not in a heavy traffic area it should be quiet enough. However, you definitely want to get a room away from the pool during crowded times to avoid extra noise.
In addition to the extremely convenient location to most Disney parks, there's a pharmacy store (CVS or Walgreens) adjacent to the hotel so you can pick up snacks, water and anything else you might need. There are also a few restaurants within walking distance and a mini-golf course next door. That means you don't necessarily NEED to get into the car and brave the heavy Kissimmee traffic to eat or entertain yourself.
The staff has always been friendly and helpful, and there's a concierge desk for any who wish to purchase cheaper theme park packages at the hotel. During peak check-in, check-out times, be ready to stand in line for checking in, out and concierge info as it can get pretty hectic and some guests hold up lines with additional questions. Be patient or schedule your arrival accordingly.
All in all, this is a nice hotel in a convenient location, and I would recommend it as well as stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Maingate Lakeside Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Hotel Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Kissimmee
- Best Western Kissimmee
- Best Western Lakeside Florida
- Kissimmee Best Western
- Best Western Lakeside Orlando
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