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
We were excited to book a Melia property in Orlando after staying regularly in European Melia branded hotels. Our reservations were mixed up and then after much overcharging and conflict our room was still not ready to check in to at 4:30 PM. We should have been charged for 1/2 day at that point.
Although the property is comfortable it is by no means a resort and the resort fee is ridiculous. I would not recommend it stay here again
Melia never seems to amaze me. Will definitely stay here again! Diana Was extremely helpful with check-in / accommodating and the bellman Donovan was very friendly, helpful and professional with our room move!
Cannot say enough how much I enjoy my stays here. this is the 3rd time and each time seems to get better and better. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and having a kitchen is a plus. having a larger refrigerator allows for drinks and leftovers and even storing food to cook yourself.
close to the highway, close to the major attractions. clean and nice. not much capacity at check in, luckily i came at a time it was not busy. just one check in desk. but everything very nice and well kept.
The hotel is decent, it's clean and quiet which is what we really wanted however we felt the pictures online were quite deceiving. Hotel looks much larger and just completely different than in person.
The staff are nice, the facilities look nice though we did not get a chance to use the pool area. Rooms are large and clean and the only complaint about the room was the water pressure. Very low pressure in the rooms. Thought that maybe it was a room issue, but during our stay after our cruise, we experienced the same pressure in a different room.
For the price we paid and what we wanted out of a hotel (just a clean quiet place for our family), the hotel is nice.