Good for families or groups
12/09/2016 MoonWorshipper, Largo, Florida
We chose this hotel because we were a group of friends (5) and wanted much more space than a standard hotel room, needed a kitchen and wanted to split the cost. I have stayed at other Best Westerns an... more
We chose this hotel because we were a group of friends (5) and wanted much more space than a standard hotel room, needed a kitchen and wanted to split the cost. I have stayed at other Best Westerns and been very happy.
I think this villa complex used to be apartments just by the layout of the property and the layout of the villas. We got a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa which is two stories with 2 bedrooms and a bath upstairs and the other bedroom with its own bath downstairs. These can sleep up to 8 or 10 if two are children. The kitchen was small but adequate and was stocked with dishes, glasses, some pans, utensils and a few other things. There was a coffee maker and a toaster which is great in addition to a full-sized fridge. The living room area was really small, but had 2 end tables, a queen sleeper sofa and a large chair. We had to pull in the chairs from the patio just so we could play cards. Each bedroom was large and the beds were all very comfy. Each room had a nice flatscreen TV with cable.
The grounds were beautiful with ponds, lots of trees and flowers and boardwalks with benches. The pool was nice and large and there was a hot tub. There were not enough chairs and tables and you had to wait until someone left to get a spot even though there might have been about 20 people out there at most during the day. There was plenty of room for more chairs. A few were broken.
The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, but we didn't try it. There are so many other places to eat within a short distance.
There were a few things that we had to request help with from the front desk. The air filter in the AC unit in our villa looked like it had not been changed in months and the pull cord on a ceiling fan in an upstairs bedroom was missing. These things were quickly fixed by a maintenance man. In the upstairs bathroom, the end panel from the side of the vanity was completely missing. Maintenance didn't know what to make of that. Oddly, there is NO AC VENT in the upstairs bathroom so it got really hot in there after a shower. The upstairs bedrooms are 8 degrees warmer than the temp you set downstairs on the AC so snag the downstairs bedroom for yourself and toss the kiddies upstairs.
Overall, this property fit our needs and was conveniently located near everything. It was about $265 a night in May of 2016 which is a bit steep (to me) when I could have booked through Magical Memories and gotten a large 3-4 bedroom condo for under $180 per night, but our group organizer found this. I would recommend it for groups or families for the convenience, location near theme parks and proximity to a mini golf course (next door). less
Joyce L, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Saratoga Resort Villas, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us positive detailed feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to utilize the amenities we have to offer. Thank you for pointing out specifics about your experience; always a plus for our future guests to get a visual of what to expect. We hope you were able to relax after a long day of visiting local attractions. Come visit us again the next time you are visiting the area with your family.