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.
How to Get There
Our trip to Melia Orlando in Celebration was superb. They always provide top notch service and strive to to ensure your vacation is what you would expect. The amenities are wonderful and location to Disney parks is without question a great bonus. This is a great place for families and couples. Enjoy.
I was told multiple times that I would hear back from management regarding an awful experience I had at the hotel, but did not. I reached out via phone on many occasions (voicemail boxes were full) and email as well.
Check in: Room not ready, did receive and larger room, but lost the pool view we requested. Overlooked a dirt lot
Pool Area: Very pretty, but pool was freezing and the hot tub was cool
Room: We had a very large 2 bedroom with kitchen, living room 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies. It was huge. Ice was on an entirely different floor. The walk from the car to elevator to room rivaled a Disney hotel for distance.
Dining: Drinks are pricey. And we had to ask twice before my husbands was delivered. We shared a pizza and it was delicious. Paid and all was good. Till we checked out and it was charged again to our room. I have no idea how as we did not even give our room number and paid with a debit card. I believe the waiter must have looked us up by name.
Facility service charge: Ridiculous when our service was less than stellar. There was no security we saw. A homeless woman was walking back and forth with her shopping cart all one day.