Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration
What We Love
- Free shuttle service to theme parks and outlets
- Suite-style accommodations with full kitchens make it ideal for extended stays
What To Know
- A $16.95 resort fee per night will be collected by the property.
- Room service is limited to Luigi’s Pizza, but takeout is available from Fuego restaurant
- For an additional fee, babysitting services are available through Kids Nite Out, grocery delivery through Garden Grocer
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This five-story hotel in Celebration, Florida, offers easy access to Orlando’s theme parks and attractions: Walt Disney World is just two miles away, and Universal Orlando is 13 miles. The round exterior follows Celebration’s classical design scheme in yellow stucco with white woodwork and a brick façade. The interior gets more creative, with rich mauve accents and Spanish Impressionist murals on select walls that point to Melia’s Spanish roots.
Bed and Bath
This all-suite property has 240 spacious units with one or two bedrooms. Suites come with full kitchens that feature stainless steel appliances, toasters and microwaves, plus white ceramic dishware. The property draws a mixed clientele of business travelers, families and extended-stay European guests. The decor is simple: King beds with white duvets and striped headboards, living areas with brown leather couches, side tables, and round dining tables with four chairs. There are small flat-screen TVs in the living rooms and bedrooms, and tubs in all the bathrooms, along with Melia brand amenities.
Inside the Melia’s round exterior is a large central courtyard with a circular zero-entry pool that follows the lines of the hotel. An island hot tub and deck space with ample chairs and tables make it easy to hang out, and the pool stays open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Just off the small lobby is the restaurant. The downstairs gastropub offers tapas, including camarones al ajillo and ham croquettes. A curved white staircase leads up to Fuego, the formal restaurant, which is open for à la carte breakfast and dinner. Try the grilled New York strip steak with porcini butter, paired with one of the Spanish wines available by the glass or bottle. And, although not part of the hotel, guests also have access to the Celebration Golf Course, co-designed by the Robert Trent Joneses, senior and junior, as well as the three-level Celebration Health Fitness Centre & Day Spa, which has an indoor lap pool, a spinning studio, a Technogym and Life Fitness equipment, as well as a full-service spa offering Eminence treatments. An on-demand courtesy shuttle makes stops at the golf course and fitness center, as well as a Publix grocery store and downtown Celebration.
In the Area
A courtesy shuttle offers scheduled drop-off and pickup service at Disney World’s Epcot (which is connected to the other Disney parks via the monorail), along with Universal Orlando, Seaworld Orlando and the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Or stay close and explore Celebration, the New Urbanist planned community built by Disney in 1994. Multiple walking and biking paths lead through open park space and down picket fence–lined lanes. The Norman Rockewell–esque downtown features a pretty lake and a few blocks of shopping and restaurants. Don’t miss the Spanish-Cuban paella at Columbia, an outpost of Florida’s oldest restaurant.
How to Get There
My wife and in-laws stayed for a week in Oct. 2018 while visiting the parks.
The location is great and is close to all the Disney parks. It's a bit of a hike for Universal and Sea World though.
We had no problems outside of the air conditioning going out on Day 2. A call to the desk and the issue was fixed the following day. The room was cleaned and maintained every day by staff.
The bed was incredibly comfortable and felt great to collapse into following long days spent at the parks.
The pool was great. I wish there was an outdoor bar for pool access so I didn't have to go inside to grab a drink. There were attendants walking around, but I often found they weren't close to me when I wanted a drink. Also, I wish they allowed outside food and drinks in the pool area (not in the pool), but in the table areas, where it would have been nice to have a lunch outside.
I really wish the property had better access from the main highway though. The route to get in the parking lot was very confusing upon arrival.
My husband had surgery last week at Celebration Hospital and we stayed the week at Melia Suites. I must say that this hotel made my husband's stay very comfortable, despite the pain, because of the caring staff, the incredibly clean room and the atmosphere overall. We absolutely love Melia and we will be going back in 6 weeks for my husband's follow-up appointment. We wouldn't stay any other place! Never before have I ever felt so comfortable and "at home" at a hotel.
The pool is beautiful with lots of games around and a smoothie bar. The restaurant has a great happy hour and the food is wonderful. Try their delicious brick oven pizza. Yum!!
I can't say enough about this hotel's staff and their compassionate and caring service. Don't forget to see Nicole at the front desk if you need anything!
Thank you Melia for a hotel well run with such wonderful, friendly people who couldn't do enough for us. I wish all the hotels would take a lesson from Melia.....the perfect place to visit!!
The hotel was very nice with nice rooms and caring employees. The breakfast was ordinary, good for a free breakfast but not worth the extra cost. Remember they charge an extra daily fee of $20 but even with that I believe it was a great deal. The extra fee covers parking and the internet, not breakfast.
This was a nice place to stay for our 3 day training trip. Fridge was included which was nice, but they charge for snacks and drinks in the room. Coffee was "free", but they charge a $20/day fee for "amenities". Not bad if you are going to the parks, but we didn't stay for those. Overall a good price @ $100/night. Did not try the breakfast. Room cleaning daily, but they did not provide extra sugar packets on last day of visit for coffee.
Bed was very comfortable and the hotel was quiet. Staff were very pleasant and would definitely recommend!
Large property, pool area is nice. Restaurant is nice. Employees very accommodating. I stayed in the family suite. There is no stove, however there is a stovetop with minimal utensils. There is also a microwave and fridge in the suite. Bedrooms were nice size and still allowed privacy if needed.
The one downside is that it site a little hard to get to once you get off the highway, signage leading up to the resort should be a little clearer.