Orlando World Center Marriott reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

6669 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

A great conference or Disney family resting place

apexadamhrebeniuk (Pasco, Washington) on Feb 15, 2024

I visit each February tied to a business conference. For a resort hotel it’s a very good stay and the conference facility is high caliber. A bit about the standard room amenities, PROS: Updates resemble modern 2010s. Comfortable and functional furniture. Fast Elevators On-site aquatics and fitness meets a families needs in style, including water falls, tiered seating and for extra $, lazy river etc. Food Bistro choices without having to leave the enormous property. Service people maintain a great attitude and friendliness. Check in desk staff are ok. Conference staff servers and hospitality = 5-star CONS: No self serve carting luggage option. You must use a bell hop (but they’re awesome and fast). Self parking for a fee with a 6min shuttle or a 10min long walk (but indoor). Shuttle folks are attentive. This last trip our bathroom had a mildew odor. No microwave No true mini fridge but a 45deg marginal glass door cooler.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Yet Another WONDERFUL Stay!!! Marriott Orlando World Center Continues to Impress!!!

AttorneyVin (Florida) on Feb 07, 2024

Dates of Stay: Sunday, 1/7/24 - Friday, 1/12/24 Total Nights: 5 In a nutshell, the Marriott Orlando World Center continues to be a leader in the Orlando Theme Park Region! Featuring truly wonderful service and staff, an excellent location and endless amenities, this is one of the best Resort-area properties to pick from on your next trip to Orlando and the Central Florida Theme Parks! Now, for my detailed review: I must disclose that the Marriott Orlando World Center has always been one of my go-to properties in the Orlando Theme Park Region, including an annual week-long conference stay. With each stay, the Marriott Orlando World Center continues to impress, and I have honestly never had a poor experience at this excellent Resort! For more information on several of my prior experiences at this property, feel free to take a look at some of my prior reviews, which can still be found on TripAdvisor: -January 2023, entitled: "Post-COVID, Marriott Orlando World Center Continues to Shine!! GREAT Service & AMAZING Property" (posted January 13, 2023) -January 2020, entitled: "Another PERFECT Stay - An AMAZING Resort in a GREAT Location!!!!" (posted 1/23/20) -January 2018, entitled: "Spectacular Property!! Great Location, Perfect Views & Amazing Staff!!!" (posted January 25, 2018) One of the reasons that I keep returning to this amazing property is its central location; the Marriott Orlando World Center is, as its name implies, right in the center of the World's Best Area ... the Orlando Theme Park Region! Within 10-20 minutes (depending on Orlando traffic) you can easily be at any of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Within 20-30 minutes, you can also easily be to either Sea World or Universal. So, you truly are right in the heart of the Orlando Theme Park Region. You are so close to the action, if you are in certain rooms and locations on property, you will actually be able to see the Theme Park Fireworks each night! Not only is this Resort conveniently located to all of the theme parks, it is also quite a quick drive to or from the Orlando International Airport -- just 17-miles from your plane, you can find this vast resort! Mears Transportation -- the largest operator of airport-to-theme park shuttle service -- offers one way transfers for $22. Or, if you prefer a more personalized touch, the region is extremely ride-share friendly, and you can quickly and easily get to this property using any ride-share service with fares ranging from $35-$50, depending on time and surge pricing. But, if you do not want to rely on ride-share or other transportation services, rental cars are plentiful within the Orlando region. And, should you opt to rent a car, the Marriott Orlando World Center has more than ample parking -- unlike many other theme park properties! Parking options include Self Parking at $29/day or $47/day for Valet Parking, which may seem high but is certainly in-line with (if not cheaper than!) other local resort properties! Keep in mind, as this is a VERY large property, you will want to carefully select where you park, as you have multiple options for Self Parking depending on which Tower your room is located in. The property's large main parking garage is at the far end of the property, connected to the Convention Center via a sky-bridge. This garage is a bit of a walk, but it provides covered parking -- which is quite nice in the Central Florida Storms -- and it provides easy access to the South and East Towers. Additionally, there is a large surface lot near the back of the property which provides convenient parking for both the North and West Towers, as well as easy access to the East Tower. Depending on the location of your room, you may find it more convenient to utilize the surface lot; however, even if you opt to park in the covered garage, the Marriott Orlando World Center offers a convenient shuttle between its Parking Garage and the Main Lobby. One thing to keep in mind when considering this Resort to others in the region -- especially if you are planning for a long stay -- is the vast size of this Resort compared to others in the region. While some smaller resorts offer plentiful activities, none come even close to all that can be found within the massive grounds found at the Marriott Orlando World Center! The Marriott Orlando World Center lives up to its name, and truly is a "world" within itself, offering countless activities to keep you and your traveling companions fully entertained during a lengthy stay! Its most wonderful feature is its truly wonderful pool complex, offering some of the best aquatic fun that you will find at any Resort in the region. The Marriott Orlando World Center offers the relaxing "Falls Pool," complete with a beautiful rock grotto and its namesake waterfalls -- along with a slide tower that features two 200-foot twisting slides and a separate 90-foot speed slide. Additionally, "Falls Pool" has a nearby "Kids Splash Zone," offering a very shallow area with bubbling waters and a small slide suited to the younger crowd. Finally, the Marriott Orlando World Center offers something that no other Resort in the region does -- its own full-on water-park! Called "River Falls," the water park at this property is truly amazing, featuring a wonderfully relaxing lazy river and three massive, theme-park level water slides! And, throughout its entire pool complex, you will find plentiful seating to allow for a great pool day, including numerous premium seating options -- such as Cabanas and Day Beds -- if you wish to pamper yourself. Finally, the Marriott Orlando World Center has gone high-tech when it comes to pool towel distribution; it features automated self-service pool towel stations where you simply swipe your room key to select a set number of towels and then you easily swipe back in and return those towels at the end of the day. In addition to its vast pool complex, the Marriott Orlando World Center offers numerous other wonderful activities! It features a truly heavenly spa that is one of the best in the region, as well as the 18-hole "Hawk's Landing Golf Club," a Jack Nicklaus Course that is within walking distance of your room! And, as if that wasn't enough, to keep you in shape while on vacation, you will find a great walking/running trail that runs throughout the property, along with a well-equipped gym and tennis and volleyball facilities. All-in-all, the Marriott Orlando World Center will offer you so many different activities and amenities within its Resort Grounds, your stay will never seem long enough! Now, to discuss the elephant in the room -- much like others in the region, this property is a "Resort" and thus you will be subject to the obligatory "Resort Fee" that so many properties in the Orlando Theme Park Region now require. As inflation continues, these "Resort Fees" at all properties in Orlando have risen accordingly; but, the $42 "Resort Fee" at the Marriott Orlando World Center includes a lot of wonderful services, such as: -Enhanced in-room wireless internet for up to 6 devices -Daily scheduled shuttle service to Disney Parks & Disney Springs for up to 4 guests -Access to River Falls for up to 4 guests -Access to driving range, including bucket of golf balls and use of rental clubs for up to 4 guests -15% discount on retail greens fees at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club The shuttle service to Disney & Disney Springs alone vastly exceeds the cost of your Resort Fee. One-way ride-share services to the Disney theme parks range between $10-$20 depending on timing and surge pricing, so you get a great value. Additionally, the Marriott Orlando World Center is one of the few properties that actually has transportation to Disney Springs -- most properties just drop you off at the Magic Kingdom's Ticket & Transportation Center, but you are provided with more convenient transportation when you stay at this property. Oh, and unlike many other properties in Orlando, "enhanced" WiFi at the Marriott Orlando World Center truly is "enhanced." A quick speed-test at various points throughout the property during the week revealed speeds in excess of 30Mbps. This speed exceeds other local properties and allowed for easy virtual work opportunities and the use of Streaming Services -- however, you likely won't need to access Streaming Services as much like all Marriott-flagged properties these days, all guest rooms are equipped with Marriott's internet-equipped Smart-TVs that allow for easy and instant access to several Streaming Services. But, should you need more than is accessible via Marriott's services, unlike many properties, the TVs have easily accessible HDMI-ports to connect your devices. All-in-all, wonderful services and multimedia capabilities are included at the Marriott Orlando World Center, allowing you to remain productive and entertained throughout your stay! As for Dining at the Marriott Orlando World Center, you will never run out of options as this vast property has more dining options available than any other Resort in the region! And, for a Resort in the Theme Park Region, food is actually reasonably priced and is always quite good! Some of the many options include: Central Pantry - unique to the Marriott Orlando World Center, this is a great option, offering numerous easy grab-and-go meals during conference sessions. Additionally, it offers numerous hot and fresh-cooked menu items. Finally, Central Pantry offers up an assortment of excellent snacks, desserts and beverages -- including beer, wine and liquor -- available to take back to your room. Additionally, the Marriott Orlando World Center features a wonderful and unique Marriott Bonvoy Elite recognition -- the "Elite Sweets" selection at the Central Pantry; each day, Elite Members can select from an assortment of wonderful treats as a recognition of their loyalty. We certainly loved the chocolate covered pretzels and jelly beans each day! Falls Pool Bar & Grill - offering beautiful views of the pool, excellent bar service and some wonderful and reasonably priced food options! Latitude & Longitude - offering a truly wonderful breakfast buffet daily! And, unlike many Marriott properties, Platinum-and-higher Elite Tier Members of the Marriott Bonvoy Program have access to the large Continental Section of this Buffet as an Elite Welcome Amenity Option. You will find the Continental Section to be very well stocked, but should you wish for the full buffet, it is available to Platinum-and-higher for a very reasonable $10-upcharge. Mikado Japanese Steakhouse - a wonderful hibachi venue, which is unique to the Marriott Orlando World Center as no other Resort in the region offers on-site hibachi dining! It has some of the best Hibachi steak that you will ever find, along with absolutely amazing dining staff! Siro Urban Italian Kitchen - offering great service and selection, this truly is a must-dine! The pasta options were absolutely AMAZING, especially when combined with some of Siro's excellent Italian wine options! High Velocity Sports Bar - a relaxing place to dine and enjoy sporting events on numerous large televisions. Like all other options on property, it not only offers stellar service but also great food and drink options! All-in-all, with so many dining options, you will never run out of places to dine during any stay at the Marriott Orlando World Center! As for accommodations, all rooms at the Marriott Orlando World Center were recently renovated and all now offer high-end Marriott Smart-TVs, modern furnishings and more than ample electrical outlets, both regular wall sockets and USB charging ports. Bedding and bath amenities are the Marriott-norm, and the property once-again features full housekeeping service -- something that many local properties have done away with! The Marriott Orlando World Center is such a vast property, it offers several different room types and views; and, it offers some of the most spacious Suites that you will find in the region. Regardless of what you pick, you will certainly find a wonderful and comfortable stay at this beautiful Resort! During our stay, we tried out one of this property's beautiful "Three Bay Vista Suites." Located on the 27th Floor of the East Tower, it provided so much space to work and relax during the week, along with breathtaking views! For more information on our Suite, several photos have been attached for your review. To sum up this lengthy review, the Marriott Orlando World Center truly is a spectacular property that continues to impress with each stay! It is in the truly perfect location and always offers stellar service and amenities! Do not miss out on your chance to stay at this wonderful Resort on your next visit to the Orlando Theme Park Region!!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Good Family Hotel

Holly W (Boynton Beach, Florida) on Jan 28, 2024

So, the hotel is very busy, a lot of conferences taking place, but it’s a good hotel. Very big so easy to get lost. The check-in was different, we were told our room wasn’t ready but would give us a different room, we didn’t have a preference and never even knew about “another room” so why say it don’t know. Apparently, they did that to our whole Gorup. Very odd. We were put in the back by the golf course view which I lied, not noisy and quiet. The grounds are huge, we didn’t get to go in the pool or river falls but looked fun and would definitely come back for it. Over all good stay, no issues just a weird first encounter.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Great evening viewd

Mark T (Orlando, Florida) on Jan 27, 2024

Request a room with a view of the main pool and you will be treated to the pools laser show but also you get to take in Disneys fireworks. A fantastic way to end the day. Titanium members qualify for a complimentary breakfast. The hotel also has its own mini water park with lazy River and a couple of slides

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Be careful about self parking

BG1111111 (New York City, New York) on Jan 27, 2024

The largest Marriott in the World, there is plenty to like including the location. The parking was not a pleasant experience however. We were told by the check in associate that the Parking garage would be the best option for our East Tower room. He didn't mention that we should take the shuttle - so when we saw the pedestrian walkway - we took it. And for the next 20 minutes wandered through the massive convention center area trying to figure out where to go. I wish we had been given a better idea of what to do after we parked. We were also told we only needed our room key to exit the garage. While we were leaving, there was a line of cars backed up, at both exits, because the room key "scanners" were not working at the exit. Add to that the majority of the exit gates were blocked with orange cones - presumably because they were not operating properly. There were lots of frustrated people pressing the "call button" at the exit, which seemed to take several minutes for each car. The property is the largest Marriott in the world. One would think they could keep the garage exit gates working properly - or hire an attendant to assist. It is not a good look for what is otherwise a nice property.

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