JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
What We Love
- Massive guestrooms with marble baths and pillowy beds
- Greg Norman-designed golf course
- Tons of activities for kids and adults alike
What To Know
- Family-friendly but oriented towards the convention crowd
- Connected to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
- Free transportation to and from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Guests of the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes benefit from the best case of keeping up with the Joneses. You see, this JW lives in symbiosis with the Ritz-Carlton next door, sharing spas and the Greg Norman-designed golf course. The JW splashes out in Spanish revival style in 998 guestrooms and 64 suites, which all come with spectacular lake or golf course views. Though it caters to the convention crowd (there’s more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space if that’s your thing), the resort is extremely family friendly with a lazy river pool complex, an arcade room and kids programming. Five eateries and a Starbucks keep you fueled; the best of the bunch is organic Italian Primo, one of Orlando’s top tables.
In the Area
One of the primary reasons for being in Orlando is having fun in its theme parks, and the resort obliges with free transportation to and from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. One of the benefits of being connected to the Ritz-Carlton is that you double your fine dining options. Don’t miss NORMAN’S featuring celeb Chef Norman Van Aken’s acclaimed New World Cuisine fusing Latin, Caribbean and Asian flavors with European techniques.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed over the duration of a company conference she attended.
The place is absolutely fantastic. Beautiful presentation. Spacious rooms, with a spotless and large bathroom. The bathrooms had a stand-in shower and a tub. The smart TVs were huge and made for a good late night experiences.
The pool and garden area outdoors were gorgeous, and with the Starbucks downstairs, made for a good spot to enjoy one's coffee and croissant.
The staff was very courteous, friendly and helpful.
Definitely worth a stay if it's within your budget.
Absolutely terrible service. Made a booking in October for a February reservation. At the time of booking called hotel to guarantee connecting rooms, which I received. I have Marriott (now Bonvoy) Platinum Elite status and spend 50-70 nights a year in hotels, many with Marriott hotels. At check in we were told despite our guarantee that no connecting rooms were available. Were told they would give us rooms right next to each other and instead were given two rooms at opposite ends of the hotel. Given it was 11pm at this time (after already waiting an hour), no choice. We did ask about them calling others hotels or the sister Ritz next door or and were told they don’t do that. When we asked for a manager we were told given the time none was available.
When we complained again were told why don’t we upgrade to the presidential suite for additional $600 per night, which still only has one bedroom. So let me get this straight, you now want me to pay $600 more per night and still not even get the rooms we were guaranteed? How is that a solution? Again were told a manager would call us back, which did happen the next day.
If have young kids, please learn from our experience and do not stay here. We have continuously been met with abject apathy and it’s very clear that the hotel does not really care about its patrons. I won’t ever stay here again and quite honestly questioning whether I should stay at another Ritz, Marriott, Starwood hotel again.
This resort is beautiful and comfortable. They have room service with affordable options. The rooms are spacious and with new amenities. There are 75 inch TVs in each room. The bathrooms have a full walk in shower and separate tub.
Beautiful hotel in sunny Florida. This property is beautiful, with a family, friendly pool area and all the amenities you will need. There are many restaurants and bar areas inside the hotel. The rooms are spacious and very clean.
Beautiful national ethanol conference here lots
Is good friends great conference area lazy river pool bar good food high class place beautiful weather hot tubs oil nice staff easy access Uber several times anday