The Grove Resort Orlando
Updated: Jan 2, 2019
I recently stayed at The Grove Resort in Orlando while I was attending a conference. I chose this hotel as I knew it recently opened. The rooms are all condo style so you will have a full kitchen, washer/dryer, dinning room, living room, etc.
Upon arriving at MCO, it took a little over 30 minutes to get to the hotel. It really is in the middle of nowhere. When I checked in, they upgraded me from a one bedroom unit to a two bedroom. I didn’t need the two bedroom as I was alone but I took it anyway. The walk from the lobby to your unit can be a bit of a hike so, if that is an issue for you, make sure you request a room close to the lobby. My room was a hike to get to so I want others to be aware as this is a pretty large resort. They have a nice restaurant on site as well as a market/gift shop, large arcade, three pools and a small water park. I was able to get some time in at the water park and used the lazy river. I thought the water park was really clean and there were ample towels. They do have a restaurant/bar in the water park so you can pretty much spend the whole day there if you wanted to save money and not have to go to one of the disney water parks. It is always worthy to mention that they have a boat and paddle boats that you can take out on the lake for a nominal fee.
LOBBY: I thought it was nice and clean. When I checked in it was not busy so I was able to get checked in right away. The restaurant/bar, market, and gift shop are located in the same vicinity. Valet is located right outside or grab an Uber.
ROOM: As I mentioned earlier, the room was spacious and clean. I was able to use the dryer to dry my swim shorts after returning from the water park. My favorite park of the room was that they had Tommy Bahama shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I buy all of my clothes from Tommy Bahama so seeing the brand in the room was pretty cool. The only thing disappointing about the room was the fact that the TV’s have on demand movies which include adult films. I don’t think this was a wise move seeing that they are catering the resort to families. Have some class people.
POOL: I didn’t have time to use any of the three (3) pools on property but I did go around the lazy river about 50 times. I did have a few hot dogs and a cheese burger at the restaurant located inside the water park. It thought it was convenient to eat there rather than walking back to the restaurant located near the lobby.
MY RATING: I give it 4 out of 5 stars. A couple complaints. They only provide housekeeping on certain days which is a bummer. I like my room cleaned everyday. The other complaint was the on demand adult films in a family marketed resort.
DAMAGE: Staying at The Grove will set you back $199 a night for a one-bedroom and up to $299 for a three-bedroom. These rates are before tax and the resort fee.