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. Driving time from airport: 55 minutes.

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.

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.

5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort™ is a 20-minute drive away. 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 $7.95 per day has been waived for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers. 

* Denotes local charge.

Plesae 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vactions at Orange Lake Resort East Village

May 18, 2022 turpincharles

My experience at Orange Lake Resort was absolutely great and especially the room I stayed. It had a great view of the 16th or 17th hole of the legends course. The surrounding things to do was a +. I will definitely bring my kids the next time I come this go around was work/golf.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best vacation stays we’ve ever had. Definitely will be returning to IHG resorts in the future

May 18, 2022 916seanb Upper Marlboro, Maryland

This was our first time staying at this resort and we were very happy with the accommodations. Are we arrived On a Wednesday afternoon and there was no line for check-in and the receptionist was very professional and did a great job helping us to check in and know where we’re going. The room was spacious clean and well equipped. We were with three… Read more
This was our first time staying at this resort and we were very happy with the accommodations. Are we arrived On a Wednesday afternoon and there was no line for check-in and the receptionist was very professional and did a great job helping us to check in and know where we’re going. The room was spacious clean and well equipped. We were with three teenagers and there was plenty of space for them to have their own space and not be cramped together. We had a two bedroom unit with two bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils and made her stay very enjoyable and comfortable. And I would highly recommend this resort to traveling families. We didn’t have a lot of time to use the amenities as we had day trips planned, but there seem to be plenty to do and the grocery store was just a few minutes drive. The resort is quite large but there is a shuttle service and stops throughout the resort to make it very easy to get around.And all of the staff that we ran into are very friendly and answered any questions that we had. Great place to stay! I don’t think you’ll regret it if you give it a try. Read less
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May 17, 2022 Alicia G Norristown, Pennsylvania

i had a dope 2 bedroom villa in west village. room 2283. the lake was in our backyard. lots of wildlife to look at. very close to the pools. again i had a wonderful vacation. the kitchen is the best part as you can grocery shop at walmart about 8 minutes away. love all the pools. and love taking the trolly to river island for the day. cant say… Read more
i had a dope 2 bedroom villa in west village. room 2283. the lake was in our backyard. lots of wildlife to look at. very close to the pools. again i had a wonderful vacation. the kitchen is the best part as you can grocery shop at walmart about 8 minutes away. love all the pools. and love taking the trolly to river island for the day. cant say enough good things about orange lake. i will be back every chance i get !! :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic, spacious, everything you need!

May 12, 2022 Lyssamissa88 Waukesha, Wisconsin

We just stayed here for a week in the East Village. Wow! This place is amazing. The condo was way bigger, updated and clean than I was anticipating. From photos I thought it looked a little run down, but our unit was updated, fresh and super clean. The kitchen and bathrooms are a little dated but very well appointed and the bathroom was huge! We… Read more
We just stayed here for a week in the East Village. Wow! This place is amazing. The condo was way bigger, updated and clean than I was anticipating. From photos I thought it looked a little run down, but our unit was updated, fresh and super clean. The kitchen and bathrooms are a little dated but very well appointed and the bathroom was huge! We loved the jetted tub! Everything with the layout made sense and just functioned beautifully. Our girls had their own room, bathroom and you could close a pocket door to that whole area. Our master was huge, with a window that led out to the screened in balcony with a view of a pond. Lots of wildlife! The first night we saw an alligator being trapped and removed! So that’s good to know they are staying on top of the large ones. I think my biggest complaint would be the beds. It could have been more comfortable with better blankets. The comforter was stiff, I kept having to really grab it to wrap around my body. I’m not a great sleeper though, so many people may not have any issue with that. The resort is ENORMOUS. Like, when people say it’s big, they’re not lying. We were told all of Disney World could fit in it. Think of it less as a resort and more of its own little town. But, the shuttles make it really easy to get around. We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely consider going back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Place to Stay For 6 People

May 11, 2022 roshanmassey Boston, Massachusetts

Spacious rooms. Good facilities. Lots to do, especially Lazy River. Several choices for swimming pools. Tennis and Pickleball courts. Close to all grocery stores, shops & restaurants. Also good eating places in the resort