If you are coming to Orlando or even if you are looking for a staycation idea, check out Doubletree Resort Orlando at SeaWorld. We were recently invited to visit as guests of the hotel to experience the resort and boy were we surprised. From the fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the smiles and excellent service of their employees we were happy from the time we arrived until we left. There was not one single thing I can think of that didn’t meet our expectations.
We were greeted with a warm welcome and as a thank you for sharing our experience with you they had lots of snacks for our kids and a bottle of wine for hubby and I to enjoy. It was really not necessary though because the things I find important were all done well. The room was spotless, the beds and sheets were soft on my skin and provided a good nights sleep. Actually, if I had to think of one thing that wasn’t perfect it was probably the pillows. I am not a fan of big fluffy pillows. I prefer squishy down pillows.
Did you know? The Doubletree Resort Orlando at SeaWorld is the BIGGEST Doubletree in the country! I’m really not surprised as it boasts three pools, an arcade, a spa, conference rooms, miniature golf, and so much more. The boys spent time playing golf and practicing their game while I enjoyed swimming underneath the waterfall of the lagoon pool. Hubby traveled the property and enjoyed check out all the crazy squirrels. They even named one of their bars The Crazy Squirrel after their little friends. At the end of the first day I escaped to the spa, L’Esprit Day Spa.
Although the day spa is not the focus of the resort, it’s a great added bonus especially for spouses of those who are here on convention. It’s also a great choice for us locals who want a little pampering or the vacation guest who needs to escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and just wants to be pampered. I chose a facial because it was a great way to get a little massage while working on clearing up my skin. It was nice and relaxing and my therapist was very good at communicating to me everything she was doing. She even gave me a waxing as my brows and lip were overdue. I was very happy with the experience and could recommend it confidently.
If you are looking for dining choices there are several to choose from other the The Crazy Squirrel I mentioned earlier. You can also check out the Sonoma Lobby Bar, Laguna, Barefoot Bar, The Market, and The Pantry. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Laguna on our second night and it was perfect. The ISLAND PORK NACHO was the table favorite featuring Sweet BBQ teriyaki pulled pork, mixed cheese, and pico de gallo. I never thought to do pulled pork bbq on nachos. What was I thinking? Definitely worth a trip just for those. We also enjoyed a nice wedge salad ($10) for an appetizer. The NEW YORK STRIP* Fingerling potatoes, asparagus, red wine & mushroom sauce we had was cooked perfectly and the side of mashed potatoes were out of this world with a slight touch of truffle (my favorite). Desserts were brought back to our room and devoured once our bellies had a bit of room as the portion sizes were slightly above average. All in all the experience at Laguna was wonderful and well worth another trip!
Don’t miss out on the breakfast buffet if you have a chance to hit it before you go out for the day. It will definitely fill you up with the wide variety of foods for the international guest. From fresh cooked eggs at the omelet station to meat/cheese trays there is everything including breakfast pizzas! The kids loved the choices (and the chocolate milk) and filled themselves up nicely in preparation to our short walk to SeaWorld for the day. Did I mention that Doubletree Orlando at SeaWorld is an Official Hotel of SeaWorld and within walking distance? Yes, there’s even a path out the back of the property leading to the theme park.
This looks like a fabulous place to stay! I could definitely use a nice getaway, especially if it was in Orlando!
I come to that area quite a bit because my brother lives in the area. I usually stay at the Hampton Inn, but I’ll have to check them out next time I’m in the area
Living in Orlando, I don’t get to stay at the hotels around here too often. This looks like the perfect place to take a staycation though and I’m glad you had such a great time.
It looks like an amazing place to stay! The food looks so delicious! I can’t wait to go back to sea world one day.
I like that the hotel has three pools since it gets so hot down there. Having lots of food choices around is a plus as well. Great post!
I’ve been to Florida but not Orlando. Keep saying I’m going to visit my cousin who lives there. These pictures make me want to plan the trip now. Looks like such a great place to stay.
I have just started to put a Disney trip plan in motion over the past week or two and this looks like a great place to put on my list of possibilities to stay. That room is fabulous and looks comfortable enough for all of us.
there was so much room with that living space dividing our room with the boys’
Looks like such an awesome place to stay, if I am ever there I might give it a look. The food omg looks so delicious and I am with you on the pillows am very particular.
I’m not sure how likely we will be to visit Sea World after all of the allegations came to light, but I would go here just to visit the fantastic hotel. The amenities look absolutely fantastic! What a great place to stay!
This looks like an amazing resort!!! I love to travel to Florida, the beach and sun is always amazing!
The resort is really nice and they even have a resident kitty!
Wow! It looks like they really set you up when you were there. I bet it was great! I don’t believe in SeaWorld but I’ll totally check out the hotel at least!
Everything about this looks like it was amazing. I am even a big fan of the big fluffy pillows so I would have been thrilled with those too.
LOL Rachel, most people LOVE them!
My husband loves the Double Tree Hotels. I’ve never stood in one but when he had travel baseball so his team would always stay. He said he gets the best sleep ever when he’s stood there.
This looks amazing! We’re definitely going to have to check out this doubletree next time we’re in Orlando!
I had no idea that Seasorld had a Doubletree, let alone the biggest one! I’m all about spa days. Your facial looks like fun! My pictures rarely turn out in those dim rooms haha.
Yeah, it was hard to get a photo but with ghost face it was a tad easier…lol
I love Doubletree hotels. Always a great place to stay. Food looks FAB.
I love the cookies at Doubletree. This looks like a fabulous resort! I’d love it.
The food really was amazing. The kids did room service one night and loved it. They did a BBQ burger and pizza.
Your entire trip looks like it was a dream come true, and the food is no exception! I would have gone for that alone.. 😉 Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us! 🙂
My son was just telling me he wants to go to Sea World. We’ve never been!
Sounds like an awesome place for a dream vacation. I will start planning for the next time I am down that way.
We are headed there in 2 weeks, can’t wait, now I’m even more excited!