If you are looking for an affordable hotel that's near Disney but want more than just a place to sleep look no further, the Melia Orlando Celebration is your answer! The Melia Orlando is a Good Neighbor Disney hotel located 10-15 minutes away from the parks. It has everything a resort would offer but the prices of a value hotel.
When you enter the lobby you are met with modern decor with a touch of farmhouse vibes. There is a grab and go in the lobby that will meet your needs if you are running out the door for a day of activities! This convenience is perfect for any park bound guest!
One of the major advantages of this hotel is the rooms. Other than the rooms for 2 people all of the other rooms for 2+ have a small kitchen and table. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a stovetop, a coffee maker, and a toaster oven. It has everything you would need to bring some of the amenities of home with you on a vacation! Not to mention, these offerings could help save money but making meals and snacks in the room! We also love the kitchen table in the rooms so we can eat together easily whether we cook, do take out or order room service.
The highlight of your stay at Melia will definitely be the pool which is found in the center, surrounded by the entire hotel. This is honestly one of my kid's favorite pools in the Orlando area. There are multiple entry points including a zero-entry side. You can find both basketball and volleyball in the pool and if that's not enough to keep you busy there are tons of games poolside! There is minigolf, Foose ball, ping pong, a giant connect 4 and cornhole. There is no way your kid can get bored at this pool!
If you are hungry the 360 American Bistro is located right next to the pool with an indoor entrance off the lobby. The food is delicious here and what I love about this restaurant is the options it offers. You can sit down for table service, take the food to go to eat in your room or by the pool, or order room service and have it delivered! They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
As a Disney good neighbor hotel, the Melia also offers transportation to the parks for no additional costs to guests. We started staying at the Melia two years ago and consider this place a gem in Celebration. I love that we can stay so close to Disney for a very affordable price and enjoy the amenities of a resort at the same time! I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a great place to stay in the Orlando area! If you are interested in booking use code 609230GEN for up to 50% off your stay!