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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love this resort

Apr 15, 2021 karetam Panama City, Florida

My family has stayed here at least five times since March 2020. We have always felt safe here throughout the pandemic. There are several different pool locations, so social distancing from others is easy. Highly recommended.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A gorgeous resort in a fantastic area

Apr 15, 2021 JerryApel

I visited w my resort and 4 other friends’ families, all w/ kinds ranging from 9-16. It was amazing! 7 pools, 8 restaurants/bars, golf, tennis and more right on site. We stayed in 2 bedroom villas in the West Village section. Each building was one story w 2 units in each, which was great because it was “apartment style.” The villas were… Read more
I visited w my resort and 4 other friends’ families, all w/ kinds ranging from 9-16. It was amazing! 7 pools, 8 restaurants/bars, golf, tennis and more right on site. We stayed in 2 bedroom villas in the West Village section. Each building was one story w 2 units in each, which was great because it was “apartment style.” The villas were gorgeous inside. We were easy walking distance to the 2 pools at West Village. The entire grounds are beautiful. Clean and well kept w gorgeous landscaping. You literally do t have to leave the resort if you don’t want to. That said, the local area has a ton to do. Lots of restaurants and grocery stores within a 10 minute drive. We also visited Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach while there, both were within an hour and a half drove, even w Spring Break traffic. We have an RCI timeshare and did a swap to stay here. It’s probably the nicest resort we’ve ever swapped to. Visit! You won’t be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Huge resort with lots of amenities

Apr 14, 2021 vannatte Noblesville, Indiana

Gigantic rooms. You could easily sleep 12 in the two bedroom with some air mattresses. Large dining table plus bar top seating. Huge master bath that is the size of a large bedroom. Tons of amenities (numerous pools with slides and a lazy river, activities, arcades, restaurants, mini golf, washer and dryer in unit, etc.). Highly recommend… Read more
Gigantic rooms. You could easily sleep 12 in the two bedroom with some air mattresses. Large dining table plus bar top seating. Huge master bath that is the size of a large bedroom. Tons of amenities (numerous pools with slides and a lazy river, activities, arcades, restaurants, mini golf, washer and dryer in unit, etc.). Highly recommend Pisano Pizza. Located right next to a toll road, Publix, Target, 5 Below, and numerous off-site restaurants. Olive Garden at the entrance of the resort did a great job on a curbside order. Check in was busy but efficient. The only issue we had was that they gave us a room that was not cleaned. We walked in and the housekeeper had just started cleaning it! It took her 2.5 hours additionally to finish. We had to move our luggage around and sit in the bedroom while we waited on her to finish. I asked for a manager to call to discuss it but they never called backed. Pretty disappointing for an RCI Gold resort. Outside of that issue, it's a great resort. Almost too much to do. Hard to decide whether to go to the theme parks or stay and hang out at the pools! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible Customer Service - Answering the phone - Over an hour wait on hold ...and I was here!

Apr 13, 2021 U5930LVmikes

I just spent more than an hour on hold in my room in the resort at Orlando. I dialed the phone number in the hand out they gave me at check in and and number on the room card for service and was unable to reach anyone for more than an HOUR! I had to get in my car and drive all the way to the main building to have someone hook me up to the internet… Read more
I just spent more than an hour on hold in my room in the resort at Orlando. I dialed the phone number in the hand out they gave me at check in and and number on the room card for service and was unable to reach anyone for more than an HOUR! I had to get in my car and drive all the way to the main building to have someone hook me up to the internet on a domain that was NOT offered in my room to begin with. I said that was not even offered and they said we know, but now you are on. What good is that! This is the worst service I have ever received in three countries and dozens of cities in more then 40 years.! ..........More on the lack of service at this resort. The mouse to my computer was left at the front desk and their security personnel can not drop it off because he does not have access to my building! What kind of outfit does not give their security personnel access to their buildings! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating overbooked

Apr 13, 2021 lindakayr2021 Manitowoc, Wisconsin

not prepared for the amount of people booked! Most restaurants and bars closed, causing long lines and wait times of 30-45 minutes for a drink! Very few chairs by pools, so people sitting on the cement. Need more pools for that size resort and capacity.