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Old 09-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Marriott Cypress harbor vs Floridays

We always try to stay at a area hotel a few day before we go to our DVC .We hav e styaed at the Cypress harbor befoire and thought it was very good.
We are thiniking of trying Floridays this trip. Any thought on how they compare??
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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All I can say is name brands like Marriott and Hilton ensure a high level of quality. I don't know about Floridays. I would not try it if I were you. Cypress Harbour is a great resort.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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All I can say is name brands like Marriott and Hilton ensure a high level of quality. I don't know about Floridays. I would not try it if I were you. Cypress Harbour is a great resort.
What an odd thing to say. Your advice basically amounts to "I haven't tried, and you shouldn't either"

OP, I haven't stayed at either of the resorts you asked about, but I have researched Floridays as I am planning a trip in Feb. Tripadvisor has it rated as #2 of 332 hotels, and it was the Travellers's Choice award 2012 winner.

Based on my research and the Trip Advisor reviews (4.5 stars with 2922 reviews) I would be happy to stay there if it fit in my budget.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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What an odd thing to say. Your advice basically amounts to "I haven't tried, and you shouldn't either"
It's all about trusting a brand name. I did try Orange Lake for a week and found that it was no where near as nice as the Marriotts I had stayed at. It was the only time I went with a non-name brand and ended up regretting it. When people travel they can look to names like Marriott and Hilton and trust that the experience will be top notch. I have never been to a Hilton or Marriott in Hawaii but would not think twice about going there and would expect to find the same level of quality. As for a resort named "Floridays", I definately don't have the same level of trust and would not try it. I have been to the Marriott Cypress Harbor a number of times and can tell you it is a fantastic resort.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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My cousin stayed at Floridays, loved it and says she would not hesitate to go back! I'm possibly looking into staying there. FWIW.... I friend of mine has stayed at a Hyatt before and said she would never go back so there is times that the name brand resorts disappoint ;-).

(Edit) Sorry, I meant to say a Hilton.... OP just do your research and pick a stay that best fits you and your family!
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My cousin stayed at Floridays, loved it and says she would not hesitate to go back! I'm possibly looking into staying there. FWIW.... I friend of mine has stayed at a Hyatt before and said she would never go back so there is times that the name brand resorts disappoint ;-).

(Edit) Sorry, I meant to say a Hilton.... OP just do your research and pick a stay that best fits you and your family!
Sure, that's true but this thread is really mixing apples and oranges. Floridays looks nice to me but is a hotel resort while Cypress Harbour is a timeshare resort. The brand name timeshare resort companies - Hyatt, Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Marriotts, Sheratons and others - tend to be the leaders in updating their accommodations and that generally makes them a notch about other timeshare resorts and typical hotels. No matter how you cut it there's just more to do at upscale timeshare resorts like Cypress Harbour and the interiors are fairly large two bedroom villas at CH as opposed to smaller hotel suites like at Floridays. If you need three bedrooms, which they have at Floridays, you can't get that at Cypress Harbour. I think Floridays will provide a better vacation experience than many other Orlando options but I don't think it's in the class of the Orlando-area Marriott timeshare resorts.

While I also find Hilton hotels to be lacking, I truly believe the Hilton Grand Vacation Club timeshare resorts are far superior to their hotel cousins.

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