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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Had another great stay at the JW. Arrived Friday and had drinks in lobby lounge, Jaime Lee, took awesome care of us, remembering all of our names and had 3 separate checks with our group and she managed awesome. Had bar snacks and our favorite cheese board. We were upgraded to a pool view, front desk staff is always friendly and efficient. This is our 3rd stay at this property this year and we love it. The lazy river is wonderful. I would highly recommend this property . Only disadvantage is room service is always busy, my daughter tried for over an hour with no one answering. My wife finally had to go to the front desk to place an order and as usual they were awesome and accommodated. I had 2 rooms and they let my guest have a late check out. Whenever I call, I usually get Gloria and she is so pleasant. Can’t say enough about the staff and service. Thanks for yet another great stay. See you soon.
Our king room was spacious, included coffee maker, and we chose a pool view- beautiful evening out the window and nice view of a big section of the pool. Service was good, the restaurant was not crowded at all for 9 a.m. breakfast.
Easy to check out pool floats, all a good island paradise feeling. The poolside restaurant has good casual food- burgers, nachos, plus more, all served reasonably fast and hot.
There's a Starbucks at the Lobby level near the shops, good for snacks all day. Valet service is included in the facilities fee; it's fast and courteous.
Be sure to walk over to the Ritz next door - sharing amenities with Marriott, and there are restaurants too. You can use the Ritz pool if too many children and splashing at the Marriott lazy river.
Check out the herb garden - walk to the left of the pool area when going out to the pool - they've expanded the garden and it's beautiful!
Overall this was a good weekend with family members from kids to elders. We enjoyed it once again and will be back.
This property is probably the best Hotel resort in Orlando. There is a farm to table restaurant on property & a lazy river that takes 30 minutes to lap it’s so big. Definitely going to come back here again