LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

Legoland, Orlando

The hotel

Filled with creative LEGO® theming inside and out, the village-style holiday resort features brightly coloured bungalows grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped “coves” named after popular LEGO® Minifigures. The fun begins almost immediately, thanks to a drive-through check-in process that will take you from your car to your cove in minutes. Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO® sets, the bungalows include a cosy area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain. Along with picturesque lake views and a giant LEGO® lighthouse featuring a daily complimentary breakfast buffet and souvenir shop, highlights also include a large swimming pool complete with sandy area for building sandcastles, complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from LEGOLAND(R) Florida theme park, a pool bar and a hands-on LEGO(R) building station.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Free Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Free Breakfast
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Within ½ mile of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven. 45-minute drive to the theme parks of Orlando.

Hotel information

166 rooms in 83 bungalows, spread between 13 coves. All with creative LEGO® design, LEGO® bricks to build with, patio, separate children’s sleeping area with privacy curtain, WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, and LEGOLAND® Times Newspaper. Beach Bungalows have 1 king-size bed, a bunk bed, and a pull out trundle bed (for 5th person), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children.

  • Resort fee waived: For all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $20 per day.

Complimentary self-parking. Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance. Complimentary parking in LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s main car park. Driving time to airport: 60 minutes.

Sandy’s Castle Restaurant (family buffet menu, open for breakfast and dinner, complimentary breakfast). Bricks Beach Bar (made-to-order food, drinks and cocktails, inside lighthouse and poolside).

Swimming pool. Sandy play area. Outdoor play areas.

Guest services. Palm Tree Traders gift shop. Drive-thru check in. Complimentary WiFi.

Resort fee waived: For all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $25.00 per day.

*Denotes local charge.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure, NINJAGO and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group. LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT is part of Merlin Entertainments plc.

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Sep 9, 2019 kv_and_sv Lawrenceville, New Jersey

stayed for two nights with my 7 year old lego-obsessed son and his dad. loved everything about this hotel - the kids have tons of fun in the lobby building, meeting characters and running around / the lego-theming is wonderful from the elevators to the halls to every detail in your room / the rooms are a good size with separate kids bunk bed area… Read more
stayed for two nights with my 7 year old lego-obsessed son and his dad. loved everything about this hotel - the kids have tons of fun in the lobby building, meeting characters and running around / the lego-theming is wonderful from the elevators to the halls to every detail in your room / the rooms are a good size with separate kids bunk bed area / free breakfast is pretty good as far as breakfast buffets go / proximity to the park cannot be beat, its literally RIGHT THERE so you don't have far to walk and there is a separate security screening for hotel guests. this is pricier vs. the beach retreat (across the street, stayed there last year and loved that too) but for the conveniences you can argue that its worth the extra cost. will definitely go back - especially b/c they are expanding and building a new pirate themed hotel next door! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing visit to the hotel! Thanks Judy at Bricks!

Sep 8, 2019 Madmaggie42

I will start by saying this is not a review of the park, just the hotel. Honestly the hotel is so much better than the park. The service is better, the entertainment for the kids is awesome. It’s so convenient to have a bar and a restaurant flanked by so many LEGO play areas. My kid had an amazing time. The staff at the Bricks restaurant made our… Read more
I will start by saying this is not a review of the park, just the hotel. Honestly the hotel is so much better than the park. The service is better, the entertainment for the kids is awesome. It’s so convenient to have a bar and a restaurant flanked by so many LEGO play areas. My kid had an amazing time. The staff at the Bricks restaurant made our dining experience the best I’ve had at any of the Orlando parks. (I’ve been to all of them) I huge thank you and shout out to Judy!! She’s an amazing server! Not only did She make sure we were all satisfied with our meals, she was attentive to all of our needs. This was only a day trip for us, but I’m really looking forward to staying a few days here in October. Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 anr1992

I am a pass holder and I have never seen the park as busy as it was yesterday, Sept 7th. With the number of people in the park I was amazed at how many kiosk were closed. In the water park only thing open was the grill, the drink refill station was broken, the icee hut and taco stand never opened. The lockers were out of order in water park. It… Read more
I am a pass holder and I have never seen the park as busy as it was yesterday, Sept 7th. With the number of people in the park I was amazed at how many kiosk were closed. In the water park only thing open was the grill, the drink refill station was broken, the icee hut and taco stand never opened. The lockers were out of order in water park. It just was not the normal experience. I am hoping it will be better the next trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you don’t mind staff busting your door down to search your room at 1AM then go for it!

Sep 2, 2019 JG849 Clearwater, Florida

We booked the legoland hotel 5 months in advance. We booked 2 rooms. One room was my daughter, son in law & 2 granddaughters. The other room was just my husband & myself. I specifically called & wrote on our reservation that we required adjoining rooms since we were only going for my granddaughters birthday. If it wasn’t for her we would not be… Read more
We booked the legoland hotel 5 months in advance. We booked 2 rooms. One room was my daughter, son in law & 2 granddaughters. The other room was just my husband & myself. I specifically called & wrote on our reservation that we required adjoining rooms since we were only going for my granddaughters birthday. If it wasn’t for her we would not be staying here. We paid $350 a night per room for a total of $1400. Upon arrival we were not put in adjoining rooms. We were actually not even on the same floor! That was the first of many issues. They did move our room so that we were across the hall from each other. At least we were close. After getting checked in We went downstairs to let the kids explore and play. We decided to grab a table in the skyline lounge & order some snacks & drinks. Our server was Garrett. He was very attentive and took care of everything we requested. We actually moved to his other table and decided to have dinner there as well because of his excellent service. We brought a cake for my granddaughters bday and we all ordered dinner. We had a table of 8 for dinner. We spent quite a bit at this restaurant. Imagine our surprise when we asked them to hold the cake and bring it out after dinner, they could not!! We were even told they were not allowed to sing to a 5 year old unless we bought the additional $140 Birthday package! We spent $1400 for 2 rooms for 2 nights and they can’t even sing to a child!? This was ridiculous! Strike 2 but wait, it gets better..... The kids played for a while in the play area and they had a blast. The hotel really is set up just for kids which is cool. The elevators were really neat when you get in they start doing strobe lights & play music. It’s a dance party while you’re riding the elevator the kids loved that. We tried to sign up for the Lego model building class but they said they were all full. We purchased the Smore’s kit’s for $10 each but we weren’t able to use them until the second night. They said that buying the kit doesn’t actually get you a seat at the Smore’s event. There are 2 restaurants in this hotel. Skyline lounge has a lunch menu & dinner menu, they are the exact same menus and there is not very much variety. If you eat there twice you’ve pretty much tried everything if you’ve purchased appetizers as well. For breakfast there is a free buffet in Bricks. They are also open for dinner which is a buffet as well. It is priced at $21.99 per adult. After eating breakfast there and hearing people say that it was a lot better than the dinner we definitely did not want to try the dinner. It was not very good. The pool is very small it is only 3 feet deep and it is very strict. The kids did have fun but the only thing different than another pool besides it being extremely small is that there are floating foam Legos in the pool. They do have lifejackets available for the kids to wear which is a plus. They have a cabinet that holds beachtowels and requires your room key to access them. You have to return each towel into the shute because they apparently have a chip in them and are tracked back to your room. Failure to put each towel back into the bin before you leave the pool will result in a $20 per towel charge to your room! This pool does have lifeguards on duty which is also very nice. After 2:00 PM you can order food to your lounger. This pool does not even open until 11 AM and closes at 9 PM. There is also a mini golf course which is not really that big but they charge you an additional $8 per person to play. (That should probably be included in Thor resort fees they charge you) the food was actually pretty decent at Skyline until I found a hair in my Greek salad. I still paid $12 for it. The pizza was actually pretty good. The salsa wasn’t that great. The spinach dip was kind of watery but still tasted decent. The chicken wings were a really good size and buffalo had a little bit of spice, they were actually really good. The cheeseburger was 16 dollars and it really wasn’t very good. We felt it was rather dry. The Pulled pork taste like it was microwaved and overcooked. The kids meals were $10 each but they did include a drink and were a pretty good size. They included applesauce, fries, chocolate milk & very dried out overcooked kraft Mac that looked like it was stuck to a bottom of a pan. The rooms are basically your standard hotel room with bunkbeds squeezed into the front entryway. It’s no bigger than a normal hotel room. The blankets were not adult size, they’d be good for LEGO people. We had a mini fridge that was loud and leaked. The room always felt damp. The carpets felt wet. I had tissue paper in the gift bags that felt wet. It’s like the AC didn’t work properly and the room stayed moist & humid. The tub was low and the bottom looked dirty. The toilet had a separate section to pull down for small children. There is a scavenger hunt in the room for the kids. They are awarded with a little LEGO gift when they solve the puzzle. They also leave apple juice for them in the scavenger hunt safe compartment. I must tell you that WiFi is free but doesn’t work at all. Oh yeah, parking is on the other side of the construction zone. That’s fun dragging kids back & forth through. The dark wood furniture is beat up and chipped all over. The TVs were both rather small and the main TV was even hung crooked on the wall. The bathroom lighting is horrible. The shower head was nice & had good water pressure. The towels are outside the bathroom on a dirty old shelf. They also only leave 1 set of towels for each registered guest in the room. The tub sits low so water easily splashed out onto the floor. You better not need another towel because your only allowed 1 per person! There are also no usb plugs and outlets are very scarce. We checked in on Friday night & hung out at the hotel for the evening. We planned on not leaving at all on Saturday but we had to leave for dinner since we wanted to go someplace that allowed a birthday celebration without paying an additional $140. We went to azteca and had a delicious dinner. They sang & brought the cake out for us. Of course that cake had been beaten up at that point since the LEGO hotel refused to allow us to use it Friday night as planned. We came back after dinner and went to our rooms. We let the kids open gifts and went to bed. We were sound asleep when someone started banging on our door at 1am. They banged and banged then started blowing up our room phone. My husband goes to the door to see what was going on. He was greeted by a rude hotel employee that swore our smoke alarm was going off in our room. He told her it was not and that we were sleeping. She pushed her way into the room, turned all the lights on and proceeded to search our room at 1AM!! Obviously if a smoke alarm was going off we would know it. You would also be able to hear it at our door. She acted like we did something wrong. Thankfully we did not have kids in the bunk beds right by the door. Unfortunately she ruined our evening and we were unable to get back to sleep. I attempted to complain to management in the morning. I spoke to a very rude woman named Dawn. She could care less. We paid $350 for that night and were unable to use our room due to hotel staff busting in to search our room at 1am! I honestly could have let everything else slide that had happened up until this point but that really took the cake! Additionally, my husband left in the morning to go grab coffee since the line to get into Bricks was very long. They charged him $24 to park. He told them we were at the hotel but he was told to ask the hotel for a refund. We went to the hotel desk, waited in line only to be told We then had to go wait in line at guest services at the park. We wasted 30 minutes waiting on that approval and then another week before the refund was actually processed to our card. I must say that the management at this hotel is by far the worst ever! They are rude & have no respect for guest comfort or privacy. I will be contacting the division of hotels & restaurants to report this mess. I attempted to resolve it with the hotel first. Dawn made it very clear that she is aware that this happens at this location very often. They are looking into why but there’s nothing she can do. The strange thing is that we spoke to another family that said the same thing happened to them at 2am the night or morning before. What a joke! Of course no sleep the night before made for a horrible trip to the legoland park the next morning. That entire event ruined our trip. Then to have the poor management give me the attitude of “oh well” that made it even worse. The hotel was actually the best part of this weekend trip. If you can deal with the fact that the staff have no respect for guests then it is a fun place. If you or your children will be freaked out by staff busting in to search your room in the middle of the night then you should probably stay at the Marriott. At least they have respect for their guests. A final note, I also attempted to email the legoland corporate customer service prior to posting my review. I wanted them to have one last opportunity to fix this mess. They never even replied. Read less
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Aug 30, 2019 Simone R

Legoland is a fantastic place for families who have children who love Legos, however the construction happening at the site right next to the hotel is an unwelcomed sight. There was equipment and workers everywhere. I was extremely disappointed. As for the hotel and the parks, my daughter had a wonderful time. The complimentary breakfast is… Read more
Legoland is a fantastic place for families who have children who love Legos, however the construction happening at the site right next to the hotel is an unwelcomed sight. There was equipment and workers everywhere. I was extremely disappointed. As for the hotel and the parks, my daughter had a wonderful time. The complimentary breakfast is wonderful and I think there’s something for everyone. They also have model building classes where the kiddies can build a model which was said to be exclusive to the parks. There are lots of activities to do at the hotel once the parks close, so the fun continues. On our first night, my daughter and I won family trivia game night! #queensandprincesses and on on story night, she was Little Red Riding Hood. I also think guests of the hotel should get a discount like the season pass holders do for purchases. My daughter wants to return, but I wouldn’t want to go and have to deal with the hassle of navigating around construction or looking at the mess! Maybe once the new hotel is complete... Read less