Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

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Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

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Dive in to this Sea World Hotel

The Renaissance at SeaWorld has an amazing location within peaceful, relaxing surroundings within easy reach of Walt Disney® World, SeaWorld® and Universal Studios®. Prepare to be amazed as you enter into the enormous atrium lobby and begin your SeaWorld adventure. Enjoy spending some downtime by the pool, sample delicious cuisine at the on-site sushi bar and take advantage of some great partner benefits including a complimentary SeaWorld shuttle service and Quick Queue access. An excellent choice for a great-value theme park break.

  • Location: Close to SeaWorld
  • Early Park Access from 8am to SeaWorld and Aquatica (selected peak season dates)
  • Free shuttle to SeaWorld and Universal parks
  • Early entry to SeaWorld on select dates
  • Fun pool area with slides

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted
  • Check-in Time:
    03:00
  • Check-out Time:
    22:00
  • 781 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

3686 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1995
  • Very Good 1134
  • Average 333
  • Poor 133
  • Terrible 91

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 20, 2018

Great choice for the I-Drive/Sea World area!

Tampa, Florida

This Renaissance is one of the larger hotels in this particular brand and is one of the nicest. Rooms surround a 10-story central atrium that houses 3 restaurants/lounges, a Starbucks and FedEx. Check-in was efficient and thoughtful - I was granted an upgrade to a 1 bedroom suite as an Elite member. The room was comfortable and modern. The only downside (and one of just a few reasons I did not give this property 5 stars) is that "connecting doors" are very thin - you can clearly hear people in adjoining rooms. I used earplugs to sleep, which worked well. The Starbucks is a genuine store and has plenty of staff and seating. We did not eat on property other than breakfast one day - via room service. The meal arrived right on schedule and was perfectly prepared; however, the coffee was bitter. I used the fitness center and was very happy with its size (6 treadmills, 5 ellipticals, I think) and selection of free weights and machines. We had drinks at MIST in the evening and were very, very impressed with our server, Vivianna, who went out of her way to accommodate a special drink request. Ok, here are a few areas where they fell a little short: $25 resort fee is, in my opinion, excessive when 1) it was 35 - 50 degrees outside - way too cold for pool/hot tub and 2) even still, I did not see anything at this hotel that was extraordinary (e.g. river pool, wave pool, tennis, etc. Perhaps it was there, but again, it was too cold to go outside. Second, check out awkward bordering on rude. I went down around 7:30 to grab coffees and then walked over and requested to "check out" as I had hoped to just walk directly from our room to the car. The front desk clerk was the only person there, and I was the only guest. She looked at me and said the cards would be deactivated and inquired if I needed access to my room (a fair and good question). Here is where it went off the rails: I said no, that is ok, my wife is in the room, so she will let me in, whereupon she said, "well, then you CANNOT check out." I was completely perplexed by this response and asked why not? I travel all the time and check out then go grab my bags...she replied that as long as someone was in the room, I could NOT check out. I then asked her to clarify if that meant I had to bring my wife and all our luggage down before I could check out, and she said (in a brusque tone) - "if you want to". I said I would prefer not to do that but do I have a choice? I added that all I wanted was to get my bill. She replied that she could CLOSE OUT my account and give me the bill but reiterated that I could NOT check out until my wife and I left the room. What? Does that mean I have to come back again? To which she reluctantly said "no". Sheesh - why the hard time?? IT should have been clear - even if I was using the wrong terminology - that what I really wanted was to get my bill so I could simply depart from my room to my car!!
Jan 18, 2018

Good restaurant at hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

good sushi restaurant called Mist at the hotel. Shout out to Jessica who was a very attentive waitress at Mist. The restaurant also had the biggest screen TV, which was great for following the current sports action. Wine list was a little skimpy but sushi was good and reasonably priced.
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