"The resort was very nice. For the most, it was quiet and relaxing. The room was super nice. The pools were nice and clean and the grills were a plus. ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Orlando awaits you at Blue Heron Beach Resort. You'll be within a 15-minute walk of Lake Bryan and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Disney Springs®. Highlights at this beach condo resort include 2 outdoor swimming pools, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

All 240 condos feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 2 bathrooms. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include jetted tubs and free toiletries. Furnished balconies, living rooms, and dining areas are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

At the condo resort's own poolside bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to mini golf. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a theme park shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Orlando condo resort include Discovery Cove and Aquatica.

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

One-Bedroom Family Suite - Sleeps up to 6

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Two-bedroom Sunrise Suite - Sleeps up to 8 people

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Blue Heron Beach Resort ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Would stay here again

Pros: Overall just a super nice and clean facility.
Location: Very close to all the outlets, Disney and much more.
The resort was very nice. For the most, it was quiet and relaxing. The room was super nice. The pools were nice and clean and the grills were a plus. Plenty of parking. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from McDonough GA on Jun 26, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2017 by Guest Relations

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us.I was happy to read your very positive comments about our pool and hotel location as well as plenty of parking! We are glad you stay was a relaxing one and do hope to see you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Quiet and comfortable

Staff was very accommodating and professional. We had plenty of privacy and the location was excellent. We will definitely be returning!

Posted by , from D on May 24, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2017 by Guest Relations

Thank you for the 5 out of 5 review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time your travels bring you back to the Orlando area.

5 out of 5

It's a great hotel next to a lake

It's a fantastic hotel great view next to a lot of places to eat and shop close to the theme parks no more the a 10 to 15 min cab ride

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 17, 2017 by Guest Relations

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is fantastic to hear that our suites were enjoyable for you and your group. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our convenient location nearby the grocery stores, shopping malls, and attractions and do hope to have you return!

5 out of 5

Best Place ever

The stay at Blue Heron was beautiful. The staff was nice, property was clean , the room had a beautiful view. The pools and hot tub were clean and refreshing. We were able to see Disney fireworks from our room and the moon was just beautiful.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2017 by Guest Relations

Thank you once again for choosing our resort and we hope to welcome We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the friendly guest service provided by our front office team as well. We are also thrilled that you and your family enjoyed our pool area. Certainly, there is nothing better than to relax by our beautiful pool after a long day at the parks. Please give us a call the next time your travels bring you to Orlando!!

3 out of 5

What Matters to You this could be a fit.

Pros: Pool tiki nature trail
Cons: Dated rooms old mattresses no ice
Location: Everything nearby
Overall great location with beautiful lake views. Super nice pool with tiki bar. rooms and corridors are extremely dated. Paint falling from ceiling in large pieces. Beds should have been replaced 20 years ago. Couldn't get a decent nights sleep at all. Tried sofa bed. It was even worse, was made up of springs with a cover. You are literally laying on direct springs with no padding or mattress what so ever. The little bunk beds are your only solution if you come alone and aren't over 5' tall.

Posted by , from West Palm Beach on Nov 14, 2016

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1 out of 5

The big BUT!!!

Pros: The hotel had/has the potential to be GREAT. Wonderful pool great exercise room, friendly staff, ample parking, game room, VERY close to Disney.
Cons: ROACHES... lots and lots of roaches. Had the chance to talk to other guests on other floors and they either had the same experience or looked fearfu
Location: Lots of restaurants from $ to $$$, quick access to disney and I-4 In house pool and hot tub with a bar. shopping and starbucks within 50 feet!!
ROACHES A difficult review to write. Upon checking in the staff were GREAT. First visit to the room-6th floor of the 16 story building-found the view to be fantastic overlooking the pool and lake, and Disney Springs on the other side. Well furnished and clean. Great place.....ahhhh but the surprise was a shocker!! Saw some roach evidence and had a phone message that they would be spraying. That was a Thursday I think. Bugs on Friday with a call to manager..promise of more spraying. Nothing viewed on Saturday but we were out to the parks and such. Saturday night I watched a college football game on TV from 8-11:30PM and KILLED 26 ROACHES during the game!! Called the manager the next day and was told they would spray again and that Monday they would have a professional company in. Number of sightings decreased but at night the little buggers were still out cruising around. I think the building is infested and we left worried that we would be bringing them home to our house, so our suitcases stayed in the garage for a couple of days. SO far SO good. The rate for this facility was VERY attractive, but I am not sure I would be able to return without a couple of cans of spray in my suitcase. Would definitely not send a friend there. OH-26 dead does not count the ones that got away.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016

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2 out of 5

need improvement

Pros: The room was nice
Cons: hotel amenities
Location: mini golf close by
Very Disappointed with the hotel amenities,false advertisement no arcade room or fitness open 24/7. Only a small pool-bar open for drinks be careful when booking this hotel specially when traveling with kids.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 23, 2016 by Guest Relations

We do apologize that we weren't able to meet your expectations during your last stay with us. The HOA who manages the exterior of the resort has closed the Game Room. As for the Fitness Centers they also manage those but our website notes; "The fitness centers are open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily." not 24/7. I am sorry the Tiki Bar was not what you expected but so many guests love it and the food choice items as well as beverages. We do, however, appreciate the feedback provided so that we can improve our service moving forward.

3 out of 5

Uncomfortable Beds; Great Location

Staff was very friendly. Location was great with restaurants that were walking distance. Pool area was very nice. Beds were very uncomfortable. I would not stay again.

Posted by , from miami on May 17, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2016 by Guest Relations

We are happy and honored to receive such great comments about your recent stay with us. I am sorry the bed comfort was not to your liking. We do hope you will return and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

2 out of 5

Needs updating

Pros: Beautiful pool areas and hot tubs. Game rooms were fun. Lobby was a great place to visit for places to see and visit.
Cons: Rooms need to be updated. Furniture was older and had stains. Better detail in cleaning and maint should be more aware of problems.
Location: Great location to anything around the area from coast to coast. We went to the ocean side and gulf side with no problems.
We stayed there last year and were exited to go back for the amount of room we got for the price. Checked in late and didn't notice things until the next morning with our 2 kids. Shower handle came right off the first time we used it, closet doors fell off when we opened them to put away clothes, furniture and chairs had stains on, bathroom smelled very musty and moldy and there were small bugs in the kitchen area my 6 year old kept telling me to kill. I let the staff now about the issues but housekeeping doesn't come until you check out and they give you plenty of supplies for the week which was fine with us. In my opinion the resort needs to be updated and cleaned much better. Our socks were grey from the dirt on the floors. Bathroom corners were filthy, tubs needed to be caulked to reduce on the smell and water damage. It's a great area to get to anywhere in Orlando or outside the area but until they update things, we will go somewhere else and pay more if we need too.

Posted by , from Wisc on Jan 21, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very Relaxing stay

Pros: The living room and the balcony facing the lake were my favorite places to be.
Cons: The staff could be more helpful. I was pretty much on my own getting help with my luggage and looking for a luggage cart.
Location: Disney world and all the things that go with it, right up the road! Several restaurants and a really cool putt putt golf course in the front area.
I really loved this room, more like an apartment. It was nicely decorated and felt like home for the week I was there. It was in walking distance to several restaurants and a Walgreens for groceries and things. Since I didn't have a car it was great getting around. I will stay here again and bring my family next time!

Posted by , from Colorado on Jan 20, 2016

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Property Features

Blue Heron Beach Resort offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a children's pool. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Blue Heron Beach Resort. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Orlando condominium resort is smoke free.

  • 240 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2007
  • Bar by the pool
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (26.1 km / 16.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Blue Heron Beach Resort offers 240 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3.5-star condominium resort have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Orlando condominium resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Entertainment

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is near several night clubs and bars, and one mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World. The resort offers weekend poolside entertainment during peak seasons.

Nearby Activities

The Blue Heron Beach Resort occupies 900 feet of lakeshore, with a private dock. Lake activities include motor boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking—either on site or nearby. Water skis, boats, and other rentals are available from an independently operated water-sports center just a short walk from the hotel along the lake. The center can also deliver personal watercraft to the hotel's own dock.

The hotel has one large family pool, one small intimate pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor spa tub.

Numerous public golf courses in the area include Celebration, in the nearby planned community of the same name, and Orlando's own Crooked Cat. The Hawaiian Rumble Adventure miniature golf course is next door to the hotel.

Nature-lovers may want to visit Blue Spring State Park, the winter home of Florida's exotic (and endangered) manatee population, 40 miles away.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 45.00 per accommodation, per stay

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Blue Heron Beach
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Condo
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Condo Orlando
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Orlando
  • Blue Heron Resort
  • Heron Beach
  • Heron Beach Resort
  • Heron Resort
  • Blue Heron Beach Hotel Orlando

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

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