Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Orlando, Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations is in the entertainment district and close to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and SeaWorld® Orlando. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Discovery Cove and Aquatica.
Make yourself at home in one of the 504 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or 3 spa tubs and enjoy other recreational amenities, which include outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. If you’re planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar and a pool view. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Orlando? This resort has facilities measuring 960 square feet (89 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We had several nights at this hotel as part of the enticement to sign up for the Hilton timeshares, so we decided to give it a go. We won't be back here.
The hotel itself is simultaneously in a good location and a horrible location. It's great, because it's literally down the street from Disney Springs on one end, and it's at the end of International Drive by the convention center at the other, so it's very well situated for any activities. It's horrible, though, because it's in the middle of a lot of construction, including expansion of its own property. There isn't a sign that alerts you to where the turn-in is, except for a small one that's overshadowed by the Ruby Lake Overlook subdivision sign. The turn-in has no light, either, but at least it has its own turn lane. Don't expect any type of landscaping, either.
Drive down the bumpy brick-paved road, through a couple of roundabouts that are themselves under construction, and you'll arrive at the gatehouse. As long as you're on the list, you're cool, and there is a separate gate to use once checked in. If you're just checking in, you'll pull under the portico, but you'll be confused as to where to go. It's *very* evident where they want you to go to spend your money on a timeshare, but the lobby is down the sidewalk to the side, with minimal signage. Apparently the store and restaurant are there as well, but we didn't use them.
We were in Tower 2; there are 5 more towers planned. It has it's own parking garage, which was convenient, and directions to get there are straightforward. Spots are very tight, so don't be surprised to find people parking like they color - outside their lines. If you park on the 3rd level, there are spots open to the sky, which means you'll be subject to rain if you're forced to take one of those. There are only 3 levels of parking, so anything past the 3rd floor requires use of the elevators.
Elevators are big and fast. You can fit pretty much everything in them in one trip.
Our room was very big. We had almost a full kitchen, living area, French doors to the patio and bedroom, and a separate door to the bathroom. There was another door to what we would find out later is a studio room. Depending on what you purchase as part of your timeshare, you'll get access to this room as a second bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, but we weren't owners at that point so we kept it locked. It smelled musty throughout our stay, which told me that this was either a specific room for potential "investors", or that they simply don't have the clientele to make this room needed very often.
Everything was spacious, but not very bright. The main light came from outside through the doors. The balcony is huge, with room for a chaise and breakfast table. It overlooked the two pools, lake, and had a view of the back of what was probably Tower 1. The doors going to the bedroom are translucent, which is fine if all the lights are off at night, but, if you have even a single nightlight on, there is a definite glow. The main bedroom has lots of room to spread out in; it was almost the size of a regular bedroom. The bed was comfortable, but the pillows were standard hotel pillows which went flat if you looked at them. Temperature controls were picky. We could get the temp hot or cold, but nothing in between. This made it interesting for those in the bed and those sleeping on the pullout. There is a stackable washer and dryer, which is nice because you don't always find that in a room.
Moving into the bathroom, it, too, was huge. There was a standalone deep tub, but without any jets. Strangely, the knob to the tub was on the wall behind the tub, which meant anyone using it would have to either stand up to turn the water on/off, or simply stay out until it was full. The shower was glassed in, and that's a weird experience, watching yourself shower in the mirror. I did like that it had dual shower heads, one soft and one firm, depending on your needs. The door leaked like a sieve, though, no matter where we had the heads pointing, and the floor and towel/mat were always soaked each night. There was also only 1 spot that I found for hanging used towels, and no where for washrags to be stored. The final night we were there, we had no hot water, so it was cold showers all around.
Speaking of towels, because this is a timeshare, there is no housekeeping. What you use is what you use, but you have to request more towels and you have to make your own bed. We put in a request for more towels, and they showed up over a half-hour later after multiple calls to housekeeping and housekeeping calling us to see if we had received them yet.
The toilet sits in what amounts to a closet that has a lockable door to the main living area, and a pocket door to the bathroom. The pocket door locked too easily for my liking having a 6-year-old with us.
While it was a good-sized room for a party of 4, this is where the good stuff ended. The overall lack of housekeeping, the time it took for basic requests to be met, and the drive to the middle of nowhere, especially at night, killed the vibe for us. I will say, though, that I liked the fact that WiFi was continuous once activated. I didn't have to re-register every day once my session expired.
We stayed here as a couple (no children) during our Disney World vacation. While the location was a little further than the Disney resorts and Good Neighbor hotels, it was not so far to be inconvenient. The reason we decided to stay here rather than one of the Hilton properties closer to Disney Springs is the washer/dryer! I love to stay in places that offer this in-room washer/dryers because it means you can wash your clothes from the day each night and return from vacation without 2 suitcases full of laundry! This resort is a few years old but still appears brand new! The balconies are HUGE, and it's nice to have a full kitchen and the extra space that the living room offers. The price couldn't be beat either! Parking was free and convenient - never had to hunt for a parking spot as there was always a spot right up front! The one issue that we had was that housekeeping left our refrigerator open one day and we lost our bacon, eggs, and milk - thankfully, we didn't have much else in the fridge! Otherwise, I highly recommend this property if you book it as a hotel through Hilton (rather than any other kind of timeshare thing). Unlike some reviewers, we did not receive a daily call about the "breakfast" - just a voicemail, so it wasn't annoying. This property is far enough from Disney that you get a nice little break from the theming.
The Parc Soleil is always a fun place to go to. They have 2 pools to accommodate your needs. The rooms are always spectacular and we so enjoy it there. The only true negative is they want to get you in for their sales pitch, and offer the FREE GIFT... with many strings attached... if you go in with eyes open, its not so bad.
Parc Soleil is a great place to stay from if you're looking for a business trip to a family get together. It's convenient to parks, restaurants and shopping. A good restaurant on site and two pools make it easy to stay right there. Try the walking track around the well landscaped lake.
Great location close to Disney and other attractions Nice rooms could see fireworks from balcony Great staff. Nice pool area. Nice walking trail and fitness center. Some construction going on but could not hear from room.