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Old 08-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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My Nick Hotel Review

First let me start off by saying that my family loves Disney World. We usually stay on property even if we are planning to go to Sea World. We decided to do something a little different this year. My daughter loves Dora so we decided on the Nick Hotel. This hotel was not cheap. I think we paid about $205 a night. We stayed three nights. We were not impressed at all. I hate to be negative but I just wanted to post the reasons why we did not like the hotel, it was not worth it's price tag. Here are the reasons:

1. Way to crowded!!!! We went to the pool one evening and there were atleast 200 people in the pool. Kids, adults - people were everywhere. I was too nervous to let my kids who are 4 and 5 swim. There were people jumping off the sides of the pool, throwing balls etc. I only counted 4 lifeguards. There was NOT enough supervision for this crowd, believe me. We also tried the pool at 9 am the next morning. Same thing. The slides opened around 9:15 and by 9:45 lines were everywhere. My kids were ready to go because they were getting ran over or cut in line.

2. Filthy. There were babies in the pool with expanding diapers and no bathing suit. The diapers were so filled with water they were literally coming off. Also the maid service was a joke. The grounds and the halls in the hotel (steps) were just gross.

3. Noise, we could here children running up and down the halls until 2 am.

4. Expensive- The food was way overpriced. They will even charge you $5 if you don't return your towel. Every activity cost money and is way overpriced.

I can say that the best thing about the hotel was the arcade.

I know there are different strokes for different folks. We just will not return to this hotel again. We did try to check out early but they were going to charge us one night stay plus a $75 check out fee. We just left first thing in the morning and came back late at night. All in all - For $205 a night I would of rather been on Disney property, it is much cleaner. I've stayed at POP Century in summer and thought it was crowded, this was 3 times that.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Doesn't sound like a relaxing stay to me. I'm all for the kids having fun, but if I'm paying, I want to stay somewhere where I can relax. I bet you scored major points with the kids on this trip. It's too bad Nick doesn't do more to keep everything clean and under control. With a hotel geared to kids, you think management would make that a priority.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:29 AM   #3
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A friend of mine went for 2 nights last summer and said the same exact things about the hotel. Dirty, crowded...and way overpriced. They nickle and dime you for everything. Glad my kids do not know about this hotel! We have gone twice this summer to the Animal Kingdom Villas for 1 night by renting points on the Rent/Trade board...staying in a studio for under $100/night and my kids loved all of the free activities, new water play area and the pool at the resort.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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Wow, it does sound like your family had a bad time there. I think it is a hotel that just can't handle the overflow in crowds. We were there in March and loved it but the hotel was only about 1/3 full. We will be going back in October. But we have a $99.00 a night deal. For $205 I would have rather been as Disney too.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Judging by your review, I think I will stay clear!! I have looked at this one a few times online as a possible future stay. Something different to try. But when I would travel would be a high season - So, I think I will stay away!!
Sorry, you did not enjoy your stay.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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My son looooves Spongebob Squarepants so I was check this out. And it looks like it could be crowded.
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