We had a BLAST! Antonio was wonderful at check in (and check out as well). Everyone was very friendly & kind. The other guests that we met seemed to be great. Everyone was just so happy. The pools are great and the hot tub is even better after a long day of walking around Disney World. I did hear from other guests that they were approached regarding timeshare opportunity. I didn't qualify for that though, so I have zero information about it. We didn't get to check out too much of the property because there just were not enough hours in the day. My next trip will be longer so I can enjoy the resort amenities.
The rooms are a bit dated. Some upgrades wouldn't hurt. We had a wonderful time and felt very safe. Safety is a huge priority to me being a single Mom traveling with teenage children. There is a guard at the gate that you must check in with until you get your parking pass. And then that is checked every time you enter the property. Security also drives around the property regularly making sure the guests are safe.
Be sure to read your resort policies. There are additional fees for things like "extra towel service" and internet fees for using the lobby's PC and printing fees (per page). All of those things can add up. Just be sure to read them so you won't be shocked at check out. I read mine!
Two thumbs up! Thank you for a great 4 night stay!
Traveller from Fulton, NY
Star Island Resort and Club is located approximately 4 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort and is close to all popular …More
So, I've been to this hotel many times. When I was younger I used to go with my family - and this time I went with my boyfriend. It may not be a 5 star hotel but it sure does exceed its "3 star rating" it has free breakfast every morning from 7am-10am. They have a wide variety of things to eat. They also have a pretty large pool, jacuzzi, and a tiki bar that's open from 3pm-10pm everyday. They have an arcade room downstairs that's pretty fun to do when there's nothing else to do. Also, it's a block away from Old Town and fun spot USA. You have a wide variety of restaurants and places to eat within walking distance. Room was very clean! And the cleaning ladies were very nice as well. I would consider this a 4 star hotel - the only thing I would recommend the hotel to do is to renovate the rooms a little and make them more spunky! Other than that GREAT STAY !!!
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Along with Maingate West, this area caters to guests of the Walt Disney World® Resort. Maingate East is popular with families who want to explore Walt Disney World® Resort and other nearby theme parks on International Drive. Area accommodations include traditional hotels and motels, condominiums, and vacation homes. Celebration Golf Club, one of Florida’s best courses, is nearby.