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Old 08-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
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Springhill Suites vs Residence Inn

Hi all, I have a question about these two hotels...

If anyone has been to either recently can you help.

We are a party of 6, 2 adults and 4 teens.

I originally had 5 nights for Springhill Suites. I got a great rate at 69/nt however it has double beds/sleep sofa and one bath. The reviews are so so on tripadvisor. This hotel also has a $5 per day fee.

Residence Inn has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. I got a rate there for 112/nt with a stay 5 discount. The reviews on tripadvisor are horrible with one showing a picture of a roach. There are no resort fees here.

I am so confused. I want to stay at a Marriott (budget) because we belong to their rewards program so I want to earn points.

After our Marriott stay we will be moving to POR for a few days but because we need two rooms there our stay prior has to be budget!

Also, which resort is better traffic wise? I know where Springhill Suites is located and it is a traffic nightmare at times. I am not familiar with the location of Residence Inn and traffic. Oh and we are arriving on Sunday Aug. 11.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Always go for more space! Sharing a double bed is brutal. Plus with 6 people getting ready with only 1 bath is tough. And I absolutely would not stay by the outlets.

That said- we have stayed at both the SHS and RI right off of I-4 by Sea World, an exit or 2 down from outlets and the road is much easier to access. Don't forget with RI you also get a full kitchen. And they have a bigger breakfast area and selection.

I don't know if you have looked into condos. Lots of last minute deals, around $100 a night, for a 3 bedroom,2 bath in Windsor Hills which is really close to WDW and very popular. I gave stayed there in a 5 bedroom and a 3 bedroom condo. Condos come with a splash pool plus the huge resort pool. Downfall, breakfast is not included.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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This is the Marriott Village Springhill suites, right? I have stayed at the MV Fairfield Inn and Courtyard.
I cannot imagine have 6 people in 1 of these hotel rooms at the MV. This place is just ok. It is fine, but is in need of some refurbishment.

Which Residence Inn?

I really would recomment renting a condo with 6 people just to have some separate bedrooms and more than one bathroom. I can't imagine having 4 teens and 2 adults share 1 bathroom.

Get on vrbo.com and homeaway.com now and look for some last minute deals.

Even better, I just looked on the TUG last minute forum and here is something that looks like it will fit you at Bonnet Creek:
http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196431

Believe me, Bonnet Creek will seem like luxury compared to the Marriott Village.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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This is the Marriott Village Springhill suites, right? I have stayed at the MV Fairfield Inn and Courtyard.
I cannot imagine have 6 people in 1 of these hotel rooms at the MV. This place is just ok. It is fine, but is in need of some refurbishment.

Which Residence Inn?

I really would recomment renting a condo with 6 people just to have some separate bedrooms and more than one bathroom. I can't imagine having 4 teens and 2 adults share 1 bathroom.

Get on vrbo.com and homeaway.com now and look for some last minute deals.

Even better, I just looked on the TUG last minute forum and here is something that looks like it will fit you at Bonnet Creek:
http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196431

Believe me, Bonnet Creek will seem like luxury compared to the Marriott Village.

Thank you so much! I just sent an email to see if Bonnet Creek is still available. Keeping fingers crossed!
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You are welcome and good luck!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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You are welcome and good luck!
It was already booked. Only thing left was a 3 bedroom for more money than I wanted to spend.
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Try Ken at vacationupgrades.com. He might be able to get you Bonnet Creek.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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I've never stayed in a Residence Inn in that area, but generally, they're very nice. The 2 bedrooms we've stayed in have always had a queen in each bedroom plus the pull-out in the living room, so there's lots of room to spread out. Plus you have a full kitchen and a nice breakfast. They usually have free dinner Monday through Thursday, but I don't know if that's the case in tourist areas.

That said, I would check VRBO and see if you can get a condo at Windsor Hills or Windsor Palms. It will give you even more space, and a lot of owners will have good discounts for last minute bookings.
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