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creamypuffs 12-01-2012 07:08 PM

Legoland hotels
 
Anyone recently stayed at a hotel near Legoland and can provide feedback?

I'll be driving up from West Palm Beach and hoping it get as close to the park the night before but I don't mind stopping even if an hour or less away from Legoland if it is on route from the south.

Any suggestions to look at? Doesn't seem like there are much choices in the vicinity of the attraction.

spiceycat 12-02-2012 01:04 AM

probably not - it is within driving distance of WDW.

that say here a link you can look up hotels on traveladvisor - but take each review with a grain of salt

here is a link to some hotels close to it

.https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&s...-8&sa=N&tab=wl


if this does not work - go to google pick maps - ask for legoland in florida find hotels nearby

if you have a favorite hotel near Disney that might be the best. now won;t go with a disney hotel unless you are doing WDW.

Lemonademouth 12-02-2012 01:43 AM

I have a friend who works at Legoland who says all the hotels near the park are pretty scary. You may want to look a bit further out, maybe even closer to Orlando if you're willing to drive the extra mile.

creamypuffs 12-02-2012 06:41 AM

I already did my due diligence research on tripadvisor and all the reviews were pretty scary for the ones nearest to Legoland but was hoping someone on the board would say otherwise as there are some decent reviews too.

We are driving up from west palm beach which according to google maps is 3 hrs drive and to Orlando is 4 hrs. I don't want to go all the way to Orlando because 4 hours is a lot.

Basically I want to drive up to closer to Legoland Sunday night and then layover. Monday morning I can hit the park as soon as open and by early afternoon, I would then check in at Disney. I really want to avoid going all the way to Disney Sunday night and then drive backwards to Legoland and then back to Disney.

Also hoping someone more familiar with the actual route from WPB to Legoland area, if there are any cities in between worth looking at for hotels. So even if I drive 2 hours north from palm beach and then stay at hotel that is still an hour south of Legoland, I am willing to so something like that. I just don't know the cities well enough in between.

LadyBeBop 12-02-2012 08:50 AM

It's about a half hour the other side of Legoland (heading towards Tampa), but have you considered Lakeland?

Checking Trip Advisor, I see a number of highly rated hotels there.

creamypuffs 12-02-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyBeBop (Post 46834625)
It's about a half hour the other side of Legoland (heading towards Tampa), but have you considered Lakeland?

Checking Trip Advisor, I see a number of highly rated hotels there.

I did look into Tampa but if we are driving past Legoland then I might as well drive to Disney for an extra night. But thanks for the thought.



Is the neighborhood where Legoland is located a small town or something?

spiceycat 12-02-2012 10:58 AM

are you coming on I4 - then when you leave I4 and go on us27 - there is Davenport. It is a fairly nice area and has some good hotels.

now if you are coming a different way - say it.

creamypuffs 12-02-2012 12:12 PM

I don't live in FL so will be relying in google maps and GPS for direction.

It seems like the most direct route is taking I91 N and then 60 west.

Seemingly there is a longer route taking FL700 west and then FL25/27 N. I will check out Davenport!

Thanks all!

spiceycat 12-02-2012 01:16 PM

yes winter haven isn't very big and worst the only thing it had as Cypress Gardens - when it failed it was several years before Legoland.

so if legoland stays and is successful - it will probably be at least another year before new or better hotels are there.

DOOM1001 12-02-2012 02:12 PM

I get to Orlando from Miami in 3:30 so I don't know how it could take 4 hours to Orlando from West Palm beach,more like 2:15.Okechoobee blvd. in West Palm beach is exit 99-100 on the turnpike,the 192 exit in Kissimmee that leads to Disney is exit 242 so I don't see how it could take 4 hours,driving around 70mph you see it should take about 2 hours.With that said I would agree that if you're not going to Orlando there's no reason to get a hotel there.I've driven to Orlando plenty of times going up US 27 and I've seen some hotels that look relatively new so they have to at least be in pretty decent condition.About 30 minutes south of Winter Haven I remember seeing a Holiday Inn express that looks pretty good and I have a family member who stays there whenever the auto racing team they work for has races at the Sebring speedway.I went to Legoland just over a year ago and I remember seeing a Best Western right by the park that didn't look that great but if you want to find something closer than Sebring I have to believe there's a newer worthwhile hotel closer to the park,the whole area from Winter Haven to I-4 looks to be in an uptick with more businesses.Otherwise look around Sebring as it's the best town south of Winter Haven,the problem with that is that you'll most likely take the turnpike to highway 60 to US 27,if this is your plan then look from Lake Wale to Winter Haven.

creamypuffs 12-02-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by DOOM1001 (Post 46836428)
I get to Orlando from Miami in 3:30 so I don't know how it could take 4 hours to Orlando from West Palm beach,more like 2:15.Okechoobee blvd. in West Palm beach is exit 99-100 on the turnpike,the 192 exit in Kissimmee that leads to Disney is exit 242 so I don't see how it could take 4 hours,driving around 70mph you see it should take about 2 hours.With that said I would agree that if you're not going to Orlando there's no reason to get a hotel there.I've driven to Orlando plenty of times going up US 27 and I've seen some hotels that look relatively new so they have to at least be in pretty decent condition.About 30 minutes south of Winter Haven I remember seeing a Holiday Inn express that looks pretty good and I have a family member who stays there whenever the auto racing team they work for has races at the Sebring speedway.I went to Legoland just over a year ago and I remember seeing a Best Western right by the park that didn't look that great but if you want to find something closer than Sebring I have to believe there's a newer worthwhile hotel closer to the park,the whole area from Winter Haven to I-4 looks to be in an uptick with more businesses.Otherwise look around Sebring as it's the best town south of Winter Haven,the problem with that is that you'll most likely take the turnpike to highway 60 to US 27,if this is your plan then look from Lake Wale to Winter Haven.

Hmm, for one thing we drive 55mph in NY, I guess it will be even less time than estimated if we can speed to 70! Is 70 the speed limit in FL?

I am adding in multiple rest stops for toddler and a pregnant woman! ;) I am using WPB as a starting point but we might be more south of that depending on where my relatives want to have dinner.

I will look at Lake Wale and Sebring too! Thanks for suggesting some more cities/towns!

DOOM1001 12-02-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by creamypuffs (Post 46837138)
Hmm, for one thing we drive 55mph in NY, I guess it will be even less time than estimated if we can speed to 70! Is 70 the speed limit in FL?

I am adding in multiple rest stops for toddler and a pregnant woman! ;) I am using WPB as a starting point but we might be more south of that depending on where my relatives want to have dinner.

I will look at Lake Wale and Sebring too! Thanks for suggesting some more cities/towns!

The speed limit on the turnpike will be 65-70mph,I drive 70-72 mph and I have 80% of the cars passing me at 80-90 like I'm standing still,so I wouldn't be thinking of doing 55mph on the turnpike,I-95 can be even crazier with heavier traffic.US 27 is a more rural road,especially south of Sebring,the limit there is probably 65mph outside the towns and 35-55 in the towns.If you're coming from West Palm Beach the most direct way to Legoland would be the turnpike to highway 60 and then take that west to US 27 north,so definitely look for hotels from Lake Wales to Winter Haven.On the turnpike the service plazas you'll have will be at mile markers 94,144 and 184 as hwy 60 is mile marker 193.Right now pretty much every plaza is under construction as they're all getting refurbished and might have limited services.After you get off at 60 don't expect much in the way of services until you get to Lake Wales at US 27.

creamypuffs 12-02-2012 06:18 PM

Doom... Thanks for the refurb info!!!! That is really good to know.

MattM 12-04-2012 08:36 PM

Stay at the Hampton Inn (by Hilton Hotels) in Lake Wales on US Hwy 27. It is less than 10 min drive from legoland, and there is also a shuttle that runs back and forth from the hotel to the park. The Hampton Inn is relatively new. There is also a relatively new Holiday Inn Express in Lake Wales as well on Hwy 27.

Both of these will be the most convenient to your route coming from WPB, as the earlier poster said, Turnpike north to SR60 west to US27 north.

Hope this helps.

swilshire 12-05-2012 08:40 PM

Lake Wales has hotels? :cool2: My husband grew up there and has taken me through town a couple of times in the past 35 years. It looked like it was sort of stuck in time from when he was a kid.

Sheila


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