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KD5
02-24-2008, 08:19 PM
For this trip my family of 5 decided to stay off Disney and chose the Star Island Resort at the recommendation of a friend. Has anyone ever stayed? Suggestions? Thanks!!:)

davinakb
02-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Read the TA reviews, will give you a mix of raves/rants to help you decide. We've stayed twice and I am in the group of being less than awed by the place (others find it fine for price). FWIW:

Good: big, spacious 2-3 bedroom, 2-3 bathroom units. Free WiFi. They do have some resort activities for families, if you want. Granite counters, TVs in every room, jacuzzi tubs. Full kitchen, nice for breakfast. Room for a big group is always nice.
Bad: old and dated, like the 80s Florida-style chic threw up everywhere. Very worn down, roughly used; think cheap and tacky with Days Inn-quality beds. Cleaning is an issue with me, I always have to give the place a once over before settling in. Last October the pool was freezing, hot tub luke-warm and staff did not seem to care.
Other: it is a TIMESHARE which means NO SERVICE. Do not fall for the 5-star self-promoting hype. You will do your own cleaning, no turndown service, etc. Spa is less than impressive, do not bother.
Cost: we've always had a good rate for the place, less than $80/night for 3 bedrooms (which is why we've stayed there); fine since were in the parks all day, but would not pay more.