Road Trip: Embassy Suites Resort, Orlando

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Road Trip Orlando Embassy Suites Resort

Not all Orlando resorts are created equally. Some have kiddie pools, others have a playground and every now & then you’ll find games. We’ve found a resort with everything- the kids didn’t want to leave, even for theme parks! They have a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, fishing pier, indoor & outdoor pools, splash park, poolside games (jenga, giant connect 4, etc), board games, breakfast fun station… and… and… and… the list goes on.

The Embassy Resort was exactly what I look for when we #RoadTripSimply… lots of opportunities for memories without the stress of too many decisions, too much driving and too much money.

Here are a few reasons we love Embassy Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista. We’ll start in the glam lobby:

Embassy Suites Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista
Remember the I-just-stepped-into-a-1990s-jungle-Embassy Suites? You won’t find those anymore. Embassy’s brand-wide redesign is clean and classy with grand gathering spaces the whole family will feel comfortable in. This location takes the experience even further with the new resort concept launched here in Orlando!

Grand Spaces for Gathering Embassy Suites is very accommodating for families and is our favorite chain. We love the 2 room suites and the cook-to-order breakfast each morning is hard to beat. Embassy Lake Buena Vista is a resort property and wowed me from check-in to complimentary evening cocktails & snacks. They offer extras like shuttle services, valet parking and a weekend’s worth of activities. You can also get free internet access and late checkout when you book your next stay at Embassy Suites Hotels. <-That’s an affiliate link- click for special offers.

Hilton Honors Orlando Embassy Suites
Embassy rolls out the red… err, BLUE carpet for Hilton HHonors members. Priority check-in, extra treats and a special floor are some perks HHonors members can look forward to.

Venus Le Spa = Easy Relaxation No one wants to admit it, but vacations can be stressful and can leave you more tired than a week at work. That’s not the #RoadTripSimply way! Instead of overplanning, leave time for relaxation and for last minute discoveries.

Venus Le Spa was a last minute discovery for us. This display in Embassy’s lobby tempts guests to carve out some “me time” while visiting. My hubby freed me up and Venus Le Spa made room for an appointment on a busy Saturday. 90 minutes in the spa is 90 minutes of guaranteed relaxation no matter how busy the rest of vacation is!

Embassy Suites Resort Orlando Spa
If you were even *thinking* about some spa time, let me tip the scales for you. DO IT! The rest of the family can enjoy other amenities while you recharge.

Fun Kids Activities On our way to the bank of elevators, the kids spotted this sign across the room:

Embassy Suites Resort Activities Director
The resort’s activities director hosts activities for kids during breakfast every morning.

It led to an impromptu Mariokart tournament…

Hotel with Video Games Orlando Embassy Suites
Our children made new friends taking turns playing Mariokart in the atrium.

…and marked the gathering place for fun, games and crafts every morning during breakfast.

Kids Activities at Embassy Suites Resort Orlando
I always knew my children were SUPERHEROES in disguise! They colored these masks during breakfast one morning.

Family fun just starts there… elsewhere on site there are boxes of board games for family game time and they also host “dive in movies” at the pool regularly!

Spacious Rooms Upstairs, the 2 room suites perfectly accommodate families big and small with a pull out couch in the living room and either 2 queens or 1 king in the bedroom.

Embassy Suites Resort at Lake Buena Vista boasts updated suites with a clean, modern look.

Thoughtful Touches for Kids and Grown Ups! We went outside after unpacking to explore the grounds. It was evident that the resort welcomes families at every turn. For example, the fishing dock has rocking chairs for relaxation and they have a couple of small ones for littles!

Embassy Resort Orlando Fishing Dock
The girls fell in love with the kid-sized rocking chairs on the fishing dock!

Little ones aren’t the only ones pampered at Embassy Suites Resort. They sell s’mores kits for kids… and cigars for grown-ups. Hubby and I slipped down to the cigar lounge one evening to relax by the firepit.

Cigar Lounge Embassy Suites Resort Orlando
Most of the property is non-smoking. The Cigar Lounge is a classy space away from the pool where smoking is allowed.
Cigar Lounge Embassy Suites Orlando
Cigars remind me of my uncle… I love the aroma!

You could spend a weekend at the resort and not leave. Cornhole, jenga, a pool table, a giant connect 4, and board games in the atrium… everywhere we turned we found a new way to make memories. They offer complimentary shuttles to theme parks, I Drive and shopping if you do decide to leave. This is one vacation decision that’s easy! Stay at Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista!

Road Trip Orlando Embassy Suites Resort

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista
8100 Lake Street, Orlando, Florida

Our family experienced Embassy Suites as part of a Media Trip weekend. We were grateful for their hospitality and are happily sharing our experiences with you. No bias needed; it was amazing!

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