Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

Kissimmee, Orlando

The hotel

This sprawling resort, bordering Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, offers so many amenities and activities you never actually have to set foot off the resort! 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

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

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. 2-bedroom apartments offer over 1,200 sq ft and sleep maximum 6 adults and 2 children. 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.

3-Bedroom Apartments feature over 1,700 sq ft of space and sleep maximum 9 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.

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.

  • Resort Fee Waived: for all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $7.95 per day.

5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort™ is a 20-minute drive away. Complimentary self-parking available.

Paisan Pizzeria and carryout located in the North Village (pizza and Italian favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Breezes Restaurant & Bar located in the West Village (serves lunch and dinner for casual family dining), Tradewinds Bar located in River Island and adjoining to River Island Grilling Company (casual fast food for lunch and dinner), Anchors located at River Island (premium sandwiches and salads, and fast-food favourites for lunch only), Windward and Leeward Pools Bars located at River Island Village (cocktails and small snacks serving lunch only), Currents Café located at River Island Exchange (coffee and tea, pastries, sandwiches and ice cream for breakfast and lunch).

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, interactive fountains, River Island with Fun zone, 54 holes of challenging golf*, 2 miniature golf courses*, 3 video games arcades, a family-fun centre, cinema*, 3 fitness centres, tennis courts, basketball and racquetball courts. Live entertainment. Activity centre offering a retreat for kids and teens with age-specific activities and events.

Free on-site shuttle. Concierge service. Business centre.

* 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 Grounds and Amenities are awesome

Aug 1, 2021 debbanooch East Haven, Connecticut

Units are a little outdated, but amenities are great. When called for services they responded quickly. Staff was great but long lines to check-in.Great Location close to Disney and all parks I highly recommend. Look at at 2nd market to buy, worth the money if your a Disney person!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed with dated room (East Village Owner)

Jul 30, 2021 sonicm Brooklyn, New York

My family and I are owners for over 20 years. This is the first (and last) time I will stay in the East Village. I was very disappointed with the condition of the room, it is extremely dated and worn. It is time for the Resort to upgrade these rooms. We enjoyed our stay, just not the condition of the room. I have pictures to show the damaged… Read more
My family and I are owners for over 20 years. This is the first (and last) time I will stay in the East Village. I was very disappointed with the condition of the room, it is extremely dated and worn. It is time for the Resort to upgrade these rooms. We enjoyed our stay, just not the condition of the room. I have pictures to show the damaged dining room chairs, the mold in the main bathroom suite, the tired and stained rug and the TV that needed to be upgraded years ago and the remotes that never work. Also, upon checking in they now have you go onto another line to get your room key and parking pass. This is an unnecessary waste so they can get you to purchase theme park tickets. Not all of us staying need them. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleased!!

Jul 27, 2021 micheleg993 Jackson, New Jersey

I am here now on my third day of vacations with a group of family members. This place is beautiful. I didn’t know what to expect and read some unpleasant reviews so I was nervous. The place is so clean and the rooms are so spacious and everything we needed! We travel a lot and have high expectations. So far I haven’t seen one thing to complain… Read more
I am here now on my third day of vacations with a group of family members. This place is beautiful. I didn’t know what to expect and read some unpleasant reviews so I was nervous. The place is so clean and the rooms are so spacious and everything we needed! We travel a lot and have high expectations. So far I haven’t seen one thing to complain about! Yes the line to check in is long but that is everywhere now due to covid protocols. It’s the new way of life everyone needs to adjust to for at least a little while. But even so, they had every single counter open and did their best to get people in and out. I have timeshares to many places and this is one I may consider in the future. Every staff member so far has been a pleasure. The pools are clean. The grounds are immaculate. I’m impressed and will be back . Read less
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Jul 26, 2021 Safari641224

This resort has great amenities and is very well maintained. We love the location of the resort and have been there many times over the years. The units are always clean, updated and comfortable. The location of pools and amenities is very convenient no matter which area you stay in. Staff is friendly and accommodating and the food in the… Read more
This resort has great amenities and is very well maintained. We love the location of the resort and have been there many times over the years. The units are always clean, updated and comfortable. The location of pools and amenities is very convenient no matter which area you stay in. Staff is friendly and accommodating and the food in the restaurants is always very good. We always enjoy our time at this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worse check-in process

Jul 26, 2021 fhaile04

I checked into Holiday Inn Orange Lakes last night and it was by far the worst check-in process I have ever experienced. Walked in the door to check-in @ 7:13pm and didn’t walk out till 9:14pm. At the first desk, we informed the rep we needed a building with an elevator. Proving this reasonable accommodation is pretty basic customer service. She… Read more
I checked into Holiday Inn Orange Lakes last night and it was by far the worst check-in process I have ever experienced. Walked in the door to check-in @ 7:13pm and didn’t walk out till 9:14pm. At the first desk, we informed the rep we needed a building with an elevator. Proving this reasonable accommodation is pretty basic customer service. She assured us we would in a building with an elevator. We signed a paper and got our packet with the resort map and room number. After “checking-in”, she said we had to wait in another line to get the keys and parking pass. I told her I had my 5 kids waiting in the car and they were hungry and tired from the long day of traveling so if could she just give me the keys and I would come back for the parking pass. She said no I had to go to the other line. Now I have been a timeshare owner for 10 years so I already know the other line to get a parking pass is a marketing strategy but have never had my room keys that I paid for held hostage over a time share presentation..That line took over 1 1/2 hours. By the time I got back to the car, all of the kids were starving and exhausted. We rush to get them to the building just to find out that it does NOT have an elevator. At this point, I couldn’t make the kids go back to check-in. Both my 4 and 5 year old passed out before we could even get them something to eat. I am hoping to go to check-in this morning and Holiday Inn Orange Lakes will correct the issue. Read less