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Old 11-19-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Reunion resort or Omni at Championsgate

We are traveling to Orlando during Feb. '13 and want to stay a few days off Disney.

We would like to stay at a hotel that will allow us to book a 1 or 2 bedroom suite. I've checked out the Omni at Championsgate and got a reasonable price for $379 that includes breakfast. Then I read a review for Reunion Resorts that looked great--there's a lazy river pool that's even larger than the one at the Omni. The rates at Reunion are similar to those at the Omni.

Our plans are to go to Legoland, Universal Studios, possibly Disney (we've been a few times already!), Seaworld and perhaps the Kennedy Space Center.

We just like a nice hotel with a lazy river pool in case the weather is good. Quality onsite dining is important as well.

I'm planning on doing a search on this forum for both hotels but wanted to know if anyone had any advice for one hotel vs. the other.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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you might also consider wyndham bonnet creek - the price pretty sure will be cheaper.

of your choices would go with reunion.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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We just stayed at the Waldorf Astoria in a 1 bedroom suite, we got a AAA rate of $370. I highly recommend the Waldorf, very nice hotel. The connecting Hilton has a lazy river.

We are at the Portofino Bay Hotel onsite at Universal currently and we are very under whelmed having just stayed at the WA!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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I have stayed at both Reunion and ChampionsGate. Both are fantastic resorts, but if a "hotel" atmosphere is what you prefer, then I think the edge goes to the Omni. Reunion is very spread out (you'll have to drive to the water park) and unless you're in the main building it won't feel like a hotel really at all. There are more food options at the Omni also. I did a full review of ChampionsGate just yesterday if it proves helpful
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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I have stayed at both Reunion and ChampionsGate. Both are fantastic resorts, but if a "hotel" atmosphere is what you prefer, then I think the edge goes to the Omni. Reunion is very spread out (you'll have to drive to the water park) and unless you're in the main building it won't feel like a hotel really at all. There are more food options at the Omni also. I did a full review of ChampionsGate just yesterday if it proves helpful
Agree. Champions Gate is much more of a hotel-like atmosphere. Great pool, and fantastic golf courses if you like to golf.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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I agree - the Omni is much more of a hotel atmosphere. We stayed at Reunion last year, but had breakfast (wonderful) at ChampionsGate a couple of times.

Reunion was very nice, and met our needs well...and we'll likely never stay there again. The area is slowly being developed, but it's pretty isolated - very few restaurants and services close. It's not terrible (probably a 10 minute drive to either the Omni or the strip where all the strip malls are), but other than the Omni, not much of that quality around. As a PP mentioned, you almost definitely will have to drive to the pool with the lazy river - it's very very spread out.

Having said that - you will likely have more room/amenities at Reunion than a suite in a hotel - full kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. For a week stay, that's important to us. We had a 3 BR/3BA at reunion that was about $1800 (pretty sure - but I'm close) for a week, so less expensive for more space, but fewer services. Feel free to PM if you have questions.
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