Orlando - Orlando business travel
Nov 13, 07, 3:03 pm
I am considering attending a training course in Orlando for two weeks. Unfortunately, it is the two weeks before Christmas. I am single and do not have children so my tollerance for "little ones" is pretty low in forced situations. Does anybody know if there are good business hotels located in Orlando that won't be full of kids? I will obviously be studying most nights and would like to be able to concentrate without wars being fought in the halls.
I should also note that I haven't been to Orlando yet so I am the one flyertalker that hasn't. Considering this is the 100th post, maybe that's not saying much.
The theme park areas, particularly I-drive will be loaded with kids. If you go downtown you should be allright and will be able to take advantage of Lake Eola, downtown eateries, and nightclubs if you are interested.
Where is your training course? It is much easier to give you an area recommendation if you post that. Also, do you have any hotel preferences? With a 2 week stay you should be able to rack up a fair amount of points.
Nov 13, 07, 7:52 pm
If you go downtown you should be allright and will be able to take advantage of Lake Eola, downtown eateries, and nightclubs if you are interested.My thinking exactly - specifically, the Grand Bohemian (which is no longer affiliated with Westin, but is now a member of Preferred Hotels):
Nov 13, 07, 8:22 pm
Embassy Suites (Downtown) -- request a balcony room, but even if none are available, prepare for a whomping big breakfast in the atrium. Some kids, but more likely school tour groups than grubby kids with family. Nice place.
Courtyard by Marriott (Downtown) -- ask for a jacuzzi room. But if you don't get it, forget it. Kinda dumpy.
Sheraton Orlando (Downtown) -- standard issue, nice downtown hotel, no kids around whenever I stay there
The Bohemian is also very nice, and puts on a nice show for Christmas (giant lobby Christmas tree)--generally no kids around
Nov 15, 07, 11:31 am
I like the Hyatt at the airport. I stay there often and have never had a problem with loud behavior of anykind. If you do stay there request a room with a runway view.
Nov 15, 07, 11:43 am
[QUOTE=flyingcat2k;8724071]I am considering attending a training course in Orlando for two weeks. Unfortunately, it is the two weeks before Christmas. QUOTE]
Much depends upon where your "Training Course" will be held, for Orlando sprawls across the swamp and sawgrass, and there are parts overrun by crumb snatchers and ankle biters, and other areas where the gators keep the population below the threshold of your pain. Even in kid-unfriendly parts of town, during the "Season" many hotels may be over-run with swarms of swarmy brats, although with most schools not releasing inmates until Friday, 21DEC, you may get out of town prior to the arrival of the hordes...
Nov 19, 07, 10:21 am
In speaking with a co-worker who attended it last year, the training was held at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista. She didn't know if it would be at the same hotel this year but my experience is that 2 week training seminars move around too much. I don't object to Best Westerns although the quality varies the most of any chain hotel. I think BW is more of an association rather than an actual franchise such as Hilton. From the description, it was near Disney Town and not too far away from Disney World. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. I did look at the Embassy Suites and would probably stay there if this hotel is chock full of dotting parents and their bratty offspring. Don't get me wrong. I like kids but I do expect them to mind their manners and respect other people and their property. Some parents feel this is unfashionable.
Nov 19, 07, 10:32 am
ANY hotel in Lake Buena Vista is more than likely going to have children in it, and probably lots of them. LBV is not close/convenient to downtown, so if you want a downtown hotel that is less likely to have lots of kids, then you'll absolutely need a car and you should plan on at least 30 minutes each way depending on traffic. Grand Bohemian is nice, but check parking fees before committing. Sorry!
Nov 23, 07, 12:24 pm
I wanted to thank you all for the advice. I don't think I will be going this year due to lack of a training budget but I will know where to go next year. The next session is in March during spring break. Sounds a lot more fun than Xmas with the ankle-biters.