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Old 05-02-2013, 09:42 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by The V Gang View Post
Next year we srd heading offsite. I would love to hear about where u stayed as I sm totally unfamiliar with the offsite resorts.
In terms of condos, the best deals were very different the last two times we went, so you'd probably do better to ask in the "Orlando Hotels and Attractions" for the best current deals. And you'll need to consider whether you want to stay in a condo, a house (or a house with a private splash pool!), or a hotel (or a hotel with hot breakfast...). You'd get more space than onsite for less in any category, but which one would make you happier is a totally different question!

If you want daily maid service, for instance, you'll probably want a hotel, because most houses and condos are cleaned weekly or in between rentals and having the maids more often would be an extra fee. Hotels again if you want a hot breakfast but don't want to cook, although I believe there are a couple of condos that offer it. If you just want to feed the kids cereal for breakfast, a condo or house would have a better dining set up than many hotel suites. You should usually reserve a condo out further than you would a hotel room. And so on.

As I said, staying offsite requires more research. But if you ask in the Orlando Hotels forum, plenty of people happy to offer recommendations in every category and warn you about resort fees and point you toward the deals.
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