a traveler from Travelocity.com
on December 4, 2010
The Marriott World Center in Orlando was a very beautiful hotel. I loved my room and looked forward to returning to it each evening (to get warm). Being the world's largest Marriott does has its negatives though. The walk from my room to the site of my meetings was extremely far. I'm certainly glad that I'm not one that has bad joints or walks with a cane. There were many elderly and obese that needed to rent motorized scooters just to get around ( at $*/day).
The food was good, no complaints about that but extremely expensive. I was only one, but my meals always exceeded $*, even breakfast, and that was with a group discount.
I found the hallways extremely cold. I mentioned it to one of the staff and they said it was to accommodate the busy staff cleaning the rooms. A lot of money could be saved by keeping the temperature at a comfortable level rather than running the a/c so forcefully. Luckily I could raise the temperature of my room to a comfortable level. The hotel is divided into "towers", north, east, west, south. I would definitely recommend the East Tower as that is centrally located to many of the various restaurants. I tried to get my room switched to it, but it was full. The restaurant staff was all very friendly, professional. If you're on a budget, this is not the place, but otherwise go and enjoy.
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