My family and I recently traveled to sunny Kissimmee, Florida for a family vacation, and it was a week that I will not soon forget. We visited Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park, SeaWorld Orlando, Downtown Disney, local beaches, and more! It was an exciting and action-packed week of adventure and discovery.
Upon arriving in Kissimmee, we decided to check in to our hotel and unload all of our luggage before checking out the area’s attractions. I knew that I would be impressed with our hotel the moment that we pulled into the parking lot. The Country Inn & Suites Orlando Maingate at Calypso Cay Resort (say that five times fast!) was beautiful, clean, and very welcoming – and that was just what I determined from the parking lot!
The desk managers were all so very friendly. They welcomed us in, explained the free shuttle service to Disney theme parks and SeaWorld, as well as the resort amenities and planned activities. Throughout the week, I called down to the desk a few times to ask questions, and I received the same cheerful service every single time.
Our suite was truly a home away from home for the week. Danger had her own little nook, almost a separate room, with bunk beds and a television to occupy her downtime. My husband and I had a king-sized bed, flatscreen television, reading chair, and a desk in our part of the suite. We were very comfortable, and never felt like we needed a break from each other during our vacation because we each had our own “zones.”
The room also came equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker to aid us with mealtime and snacks. While we could have walked downstairs to fill up on coffee, I will admit that it was so nice to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee in our own room (thanks, Andrè!)
We also enjoyed having other amenities at our disposal, like an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and Pantene hair products. The Country Inn & Suites did not cut any corners, and really made us feel at home.
The Be Our Guest breakfast was so diverse, and we filled up on lots of healthy options each morning before starting our daily exploration. Breakfast choices ranged from freshly made waffles to muffins, cereals, doughnuts, fruit, yogurt, and more! There was a little something for everyone at the breakfast buffet, and we were always very impressed with the selection. We opted to sit outside on the patio each morning for breakfast. I cannot think of a better way to have started our days!
Other amenities that we enjoyed were the two swimming pools, playgrounds, Read and Return library, mini golf course, and outdoor picnic areas. There was always something fun to see and do around our resort, and it fast became a favorite Kissimmee attraction.
At the end of our trip, my husband commented that the Country Inn & Suites hotels are very nice. While our first overnight stay at a Country Inn & Suites was last October during the #MomCountry event, we now have a favorite hotel chain that we will seek out in future trips, especially the Calypso Cay location in Kissimmee.
Where is your favorite family vacation destination?
I was provided with a special media rate during our weeklong stay at the Country Inn & Suites Orlando Maingate at Calypso Cay Resort. All opinions come from my personal experiences at the resort.