Sunday, June 15, 2008

And we're back...Part 1

I think I'll give you a little bit each day this week so I have plenty of blogs to write and I can keep you all in such suspense as to how our trip went. I know it was only a 2 day trip but I have a lot to say! ;)

Friday night we checked into the Holiday Inn SunSpree. It was an okay hotel. It had some nice features but a Disney hotel it was not. Dh commented on how dirty it was (I never noticed) and how there were people smoking everywhere (did notice that). It had a kid's movie theatre, arcade, kid's pool and regular pool, and "basketball court" (maybe a quarter size one- out in the parking lot). It also had a kid's check in desk where they could get goodie bags although all I saw were some coloring pages and single crayons. The rooms were called "Kid Suites". They were a slightly larger than average hotel room with half of the room partitioned off into the Kid's Suite. Our KS had bunkbeds, a toddler bed, and a TV and desk/dresser area with 2 kid size chairs. #1 problem- it was dark in there but we could live with that. #2 and major issue- the bunk bed ladder was loose as was the top protective railing! We had Logan sleep in the bottom bunk and Ian in the toddler bed. We brought Bella's pack n play so she had her own familiar bed. There was also a small kitchenette in the room. We had a king size bed that was no lie- ROCK HARD. We would have slept better on the floor. Both dh and I are complaining about back pain from sleeping there. We did nothing but toss and turn. Horrible. Dh says never again will we go stay somewhere that's not Disney. I say we'll just find a better hotel or a condo. Here are some pics of the room...

There were 2 chairs and a small table as well as the tv stand/dresser across from the bed.

The TV and desk are off to the right

Kitchenette. The safe was under the counter.

Decent size bathroom- the whole right side was mirrors. The sink is behind that wall.

Bella hanging out on the king size (and royally hard!) bed.

Part 2 tomorrow...


Kandee said...

Sorry to hear there were issues with the hotel. It's always hit and miss when all you have are internet pics to go by, before you go. Our bed at Nick Hotel was hard as a rock fun...I feel your back pain.

Melodie said...

We had the same problem with the painfully hard bed at the Nickelodeon Family Suites. And we're going back there in a coupole of weeks. I don't know if I'll be able to take a full week on that horrible bed.

Working Mama said...

Nothing makes you appreciate your own bed like staying somewhere with rock hard beds! Just hug your pillow a little tighter tonight to let it know you missed it! LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm with Robert. I like staying at a Disney property. We just vistited Port Orleans and DT Disney on Friday and it was great, I can't wait to stay in August!