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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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We loved our stay!! They were very accommodating, let us check in early and upgraded us for free to a 1 bdrm poolside suite!! Everything was clean and the breakfast buffet was always fresh!! Will definitely stay again on our next visit to Disney!
We had a great time staying at the Melia Orlando--we had a 2 BR, 2 BA suite for grandparents, parents and one child. It was very large and comfortable. The hotel had a nice pool area and otherwise had good amenities. Convenient shuttle to Disney and other properties. Also free van service to Downtown Celebration. Great value for the rate charged.
My husband brought me to Orlando for my birthday and we stayed at Melia Orlando. Asmaa checked us in and she was very welcoming, professional and friendly. The hotel is exceptionally clean and our suite was outstanding. We stayed at Gran Meliá in Puerto Rico in 2008 for our honeymoon and we received exceptional service and our stay here at Melià Orlando was just as good with such a nice hotel concierge.
I booked a room at Melia for two nights, 2/16-2/18/19. When I arrived at the hotel with my sleeping toddler, I was told that the hotel was overbooked. There was "nothing they could do and many customers were having this problem since so many had booked through third-party applications". When this began happening, Melia should have alerted third-party applications that their rooms were overbooked, and called their customers who booked directly to tell them to make other arrangements. Unfortunately, the whole city was booked solid so we drove 6 hours home, losing our reservations in Disney the next day (which we were still charged for), and Melia never followed up with customer service as they said they would.
The WORST, in my opinion, is that I was HOLDING MY SLEEPING TODDLER, and customer service KNEW I was facing a long drive home... Aryelit V. offered me THREE FREE DRINK VOUCHERS AT THE BAR.
Seriously, what? What would three free drink vouchers do for me, if I'm about to get in a car with my three year old and drive six hours home?
Over all the place is clean and rooms are acceptable. However, our car was vandalized and broken into on the property. The security in the parking lot is clearly lacking. The response from the manager on duty was not great. Later though after three calls we were contacted. I probably would not return there. We had drive back 250 miles with no driver side window.