Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

Kissimmee, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

This sprawling resort, bordering Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, offers so many amenities and activities that you never actually have to set foot off the resort to have fun! Enjoy 54 holes of challenging golf, 3 video game arcades, a family-fun centre, and 3 fitness centres. There is also a 12-acre waterpark with unique water features, water slide, swimming pools, and a 1,200ft lazy river-style pool, plus spa tubs. Although each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen, there's absolutely no need to cook if you don't want to, with a choice of 8 restaurants quite literally on your doorstep! For delicious fare from Key West, head to Breezes in the West Village. There's also grilled specialties at River Island Grilling Company, and casual fare at the Anchors. 2-Bedroom Apartments cater comfortably for up to 8 and 3-Bedroom Apartments can accommodate 12. You'll feel so at home, you may never want to leave.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Babysitting service
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Close to all of Orlando's fun attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, shops, restaurants and diners.

Hotel information

2 and 3-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, a separate dining room, a family room with pullout sofa sleeper, full-size washers and dryers, TV with DVD player, coffee makers, furnished balcony or patio, and in-room safe. 


Each 2-Bedroom apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the guest bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 2 full bathrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children. 


Please note that as these are privately owned units we are unable to provide accessibility such as fully accessible or ground-floor confirmations. 

Each 3-bedroom apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the second bedroom, 1 queen-size bed and 1 pull-out sofabed (size can vary) in the third bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 3 full bathrooms, sleeping maximum 10 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Apartments River Island are located in the resorts 12-acre waterpark village, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, and family area with double pull-out sleeper sofa.

  • Exclusive Benefit - Resort fee waived for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers  (Saving of $30.00 per day)
  • Special Offer - Book between 1st April - 12th June 2024 for Travel between 1st April 2024 - 21st December 2025 to receive your first 7th night free. Blackout dates apply. Free night applied to cost displayed. Offer subject to change.

20-minute drive (depending on traffic) to Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort™ is a 20-30 minute drive (depending on traffic). Complimentary self-parking available. Free on-site shuttle to transport guests within the resort. 

Paisan Pizzeria and carryout located in the North Village (pizza and Italian favourites available from 11:00am-10:00pm). Breezes Restaurant & Bar located in the West Village (Key West inspired cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Tradewinds Bar (open air poolside dining and drinks located in River Island). River Island Grilling Company (casual dining for breakfast and dinner). The Palmer Lounge (located in the East Village, offering quick-service food from 10:00am-4:00pm). Anchors (quick-service dining and bar located in River Island). Currents Cafe (serving Starbucks® coffee, pastries, ice cream, and other grab and go items). Leeward & Windward pool bars (located at either end of the River Island pool complex, serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). Breezy Treats (offering sweet treats, located in the West Village). 

Daytime includes Bingo and FUN Team poolside activities. Nighttime entertainment includes the Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, family and adult karaoke contests.

12-acre waterpark with water features, water slide, pools and lazy river-style pool (7 pools in all across resort), plus spas, and interactive fountains. Poolside cabanas*. 2 children's playgrounds. Rock climbing wall*. 54 holes of challenging golf* and 2 miniature golf courses*. 3 video games arcades, a family-fun centre, and cinema*. 3 fitness centres, tennis courts, basketball, pickleball, and racquetball courts. WaveRunners™*, paddle boarding*, tubing*, kayaking*, fishing*, pedalos*, pontoon boat rental*, and water skiing*. Live entertainment. Swampy's Adventure Club for kids and teens with age-specific activities and events (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge service. Range of shops.

A resort fee of $30.00 per day has been waived for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers. 

Please note that as these are privately owned units we are unable to provide accessibility such as fully accessible or ground floor confirmations. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: at least 1 adult must be 21 years or over to check-in.

Please note: there is a local charge for tubes on lazy river.

Please note: each hotel has their individual room cleaning operation, which may mean your room isn't serviced every day, please check with the hotel reception team on arrival for further details.

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May 29, 2024 jay092024

Overall this was a good stay, but I did contact the resort, as I forgot my electric shaver in the bathroom drawer. Supposedly it was never found, and I have not found a shaver to equal the shave I got from that one. I guess the room cleaners are enjoying it.
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May 29, 2024 PJPitts

Room was out of date and dirty. Broken and stained furniture and linens. Most staff interested in was about upselling the vacation club. So many staff standing around socializing with other staff instead of helping customers (both in restaurants and check in). Son slipped on water leaving elevator and called front desk about running / puddles of… Read more
Room was out of date and dirty. Broken and stained furniture and linens. Most staff interested in was about upselling the vacation club. So many staff standing around socializing with other staff instead of helping customers (both in restaurants and check in). Son slipped on water leaving elevator and called front desk about running / puddles of water in front of elevator. Nothing was done to correct issue. Entire week had the issue. Major disappointment Read less
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May 29, 2024 VanDam_Clan Belleville, Michigan

I have been traveling to Orange Lake for over 25 years. I started as a child with my family back when it was just one village with the olympic pool and now as an adult with my own family. It is one of our absolute favorite vacation destinations... a tropical paradise hidden in central FL but close enough to visit the beach or Disney! You feel so… Read more
I have been traveling to Orange Lake for over 25 years. I started as a child with my family back when it was just one village with the olympic pool and now as an adult with my own family. It is one of our absolute favorite vacation destinations... a tropical paradise hidden in central FL but close enough to visit the beach or Disney! You feel so removed from the hustle & bustle of the surrounding area as soon as you enter the grounds. We spend most trips just hanging out at the resort because there is so much to do with the lake water sports, pools galore, the lazy river, water slides, arcades, dive-in movies, pool-side bingo, gyms, golf, dining, live music in evenings, ice cream shop, putt-putt, hammocks, or the mini adventure park. We are timeshare owners in the East Village but have stayed in each of the four villages and in all diffrent room sizes over the decades. I understand how confusing and intimidating this large resort can be so I figured I would share these resort map photos of each village that show the amenities and history. The West village was the original and those units are almost exclusively all single-story units; the main clubhouse, registration desk, arcade, theater pool, and lake are in that village along with restaurants, putt-putt, golf and more. The North village was next and those units tend to be two-stories; that village has a lagoon pool complex with small rock slides, arcade, pizza place & golf. The East village is when they started with the high-rise buildings (screen-in patios) and is almost exclusively a golfing village with great views and the golf academy, also two small pool areas, nature trails, & views of Disney's fireworks. The most recent is the River Island village where the lazy river & water slides are located along with another huge clubhouse, arcade, gym, shops, dining, putt-putt, hammocks, play ground complex and so much more. We love staying in any village honestly, but prefer the units that have the screened patios (East & River, some North). Hope this helps, enjoy your trip! Read less
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May 27, 2024 Jason D

Exchanged timeshare points through RCI for a pretty bad first impression of Holiday Inn Club Vacations. The Orange Lake Resort, an IHG Hotel - West Village definitely needs to have their rooms fumigated (or at least some, strong wet smell as soon as entering the room.
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May 27, 2024 sannettecarter Greenbrier, Tennessee

Have stayed here multiple times and have always been very pleased. Rooms are very spacious, and well maintained. So much to do at resort for all ages, could just stay there and have a great time.