We stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Resort for a total of eight nights. Our goal for this vacation was relaxation for the bosslayd (I took my work with me). We did not visit any of the area attractions. We exchanged here through RCI into a one bedroom. The resort is easy to get into and out of; but it is B-I-G. The resort is close (which is a relative term in Orlando) to all the major attractions. The resort is very kid friendly, with planned activities everyday (for both adults and children).
The unit was sized well for the two of us. Not the biggest 1BR we’ve stayed in, but very comfortable none-the-less. The unit was clean and well maintained.
The kitchen was adequately stocked. It had all the usual cookware and glassware. The kitchen had granite countertops and the appliances were towards the higher end of others we’ve seen in timeshares.
We did have one problem during our stay. The bosslady didn’t sleep well the first couple of nights. When we informed the front desk they immediately sent a maintenance guy to check out the bed. As it turns out, the resort is in the process of replacing older bedding (we had an older mattress). The quickly replaced the mattress and box spring, which made the bosslady happy and she slept well for our remaining time.
This resort is easy to get to from I-4 (except for the traffic). It’s also “close” to all the major mouse attractions. We saw a lot of people walking within the area to nearby places to eat, shop and the like.
The resort is in excellent condition given it’s age. There were always maintenance personnel working on various aspects of the grounds/buildings. The resort was impeccably clean and I’d say well maintained.
We ate at the “Tiki” restaurant, from which I highly recommend the pizza. It is made fresh and, while kind of pricey, it’s well worth it. Another good place to eat was Landry’s Seafood, which is located across the street. If you plan to eat there, check with the concierge desk for the free appetizer.
Check-in was pretty easy, and all the staff we had interactions with were superb. To a man (woman) they greeted you with a smile and happy greeting. Checking-out was a breeze by simply dropping our keys in the dropbox when leaving the resort. There were no unexpected fees on our bill.
I would recommend this resort in a second.