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Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas
There are so many places to go and things to see in the Walt Disney World area that it might be a good option for your family to consider staying offsite. I know that may sound like sacrilege, but you can sometimes get more for your money and more flexibility offsite. One of the offsite places we’ve stayed is the Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas in Kissimmee. Find out what we thought about our stay there!
Last year, we stayed two nights at the Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas. [Please note this was a free stay courtesy of the resort.] I think this is the perfect place to add to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing our reviews Disney Springs hotels and other off property options at or near Walt Disney World.
When we arrived, we went into the lobby to check in. The staff members were very nice and helpful. When we needed some directions, I asked one of the ladies at the desk. I wanted to avoid the interstate as it would have been backed up at that time. She told me the way she would go as a local person, and it was so easy and not very crowded at all.
The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas looks like a gated townhouse community at first glance. We stayed in the two-story villa pictured above, and there was ample parking to be able to park right in front of the door.
This particular villa is a two bedroom, two bathroom loft villa. As we walked in the front door, there was a bedroom immediately to our left. Attached to this bedroom was a small bathroom with shower.
As we walked past the bedroom, we could see into the living area. Just as we reached the living area, there was a small kitchen on our left. While the kitchen is small, it is more than adequate to cook meals here for a week if you wanted to. If we didn’t want to cook, there is also a restaurant on property.
At the back of the living area are the stairs going up to the loft and second bedroom, as well as the sliding door that goes out to the patio.
And talking about the patio… Look at the view! There is a small lake/pond out there. One of my first thoughts was whether or not there were gators out there. Not out of fear, but because I really wanted to see one live and in the wild.
Next, we took the stairs up to the loft and master bedroom. The loft area would be a nice place to sit and read. The bathroom up here has a tub and shower. Talking about the tub, this is a deep tub!
The pool is located behind the lobby, and there is a really nice sitting area there. This was not a really busy time of year, and it was the middle of the day. This means that the kids had the pool to themselves! They had a ball!
I really didn’t want to go swimming because I wanted to take a walk through the beautiful grounds of this resort. Some of the buildings are connected by these walkways over the water. After seeing the sign about not feeding the gators, I asked an employee if they had any gators here. She told me that she would hear reports now and then of a small gator that would be seen early in the mornings. Alas, I never got a chance to see the gator while I was there.
Besides having a restaurant, there is also a small game room and a guest laundry. This was the perfect place for Marvel Boy to relax and recharge his batteries before heading to Walt Disney World for a marathon day.
The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas is a nice secluded place, seemingly separate from the tourist area while being close to almost everything. It didn’t take us too long to get to Walt Disney World from the villas. Isn’t that what we all look for in lodging in a touristy area? Secluded while being close to the action?
And speaking of being close to the action… The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas is extremely close to Give Kids the World, Walmart, Chick-fil-A, and Medieval Times. This resort really isn’t that far from the major area attractions, either. It is about 8 miles from Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld Orlando. It is around 12 miles to Universal Studios. The Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas is located at 4787 Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (192) Kissimmee, Florida 34746. We also hit an outlet mall that had a Disney Character Warehouse that wasn’t too far away, either.
Disclosure: We did receive two nights comped lodging for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Hotel Reviews | Disney Springs & Off Property Loop:
- 1st Stop – Adventureland Pam | Wyndham Bonnet Creek Review
- 2nd Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- 3rd Stop – This Roller Coaster Called Life | Hotel Review: Best Western Premier Saratoga Resort Villas