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Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL

Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL

Specialties

The Hyatt Regency Orlando is a custom-built Orlando destination catering to the meetings and conventions industry nationwide. The hotel is a masterpiece of contemporary design and luxurious decor and furnishings. Our luxury accommodations match world-class lodging with a convenient setting. Conveniently located in the midst of the 7 million square foot Orange County Convention Center and the only hotel located across the street from the centers main entrance.

History

Established in 2013.

 

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Rating: 4.13

Address: 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL, 32819
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Comments (243):

1. Camju E.
Classy place to stay at! Esp to those who have a history with this place ;)

28/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Swarup B.
we had high expectations staying here.  upon arrival the room seemed nice and then we started walking about.  first off, there was a ton of water under the bathroom sink.  so i dropped a few towels on top of the water before i went to call the reception.  but before i could do that i noticed something on the bathroom counter and immediately ran for the phone.  now this is the an abridged version of the conversation w/ the concierge:

Me: I have 2 complaints
Concierge: Sure what are they?
Me: First there is a ton of water in the bathroom and it looks like the place wasn't cleaned properly.
Concierge: Sorry to hear that, we'll send someone up.  What's the 2nd complaint?
Me: There's a freakin' DEAD COCKROACH on the bathroom counter!!
Concierge: Really? That's pretty disgusting?
Me: Um... you think?

needless to say they moved us to another room.  but they offered just an apology and that was it.  i would think a dead filthy insect would warrant a bit more than a "I'm Sorry!"  oh well.  the room was the same and they are nice but nothing better than a decent marriott.

the hotel itself though is beautiful and hence the 3 stars...

28/02/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. David W.
What a horrific experience with the spa.  I called from out of town to make a reservation for a guest.  It was gift, which I said explicity, and gave them my credit card number and authorized a 20% tip.  Any decent spa around the country could pull this transaction off...but not the Peabody.  Instead, they gave me a courtesy call 24 hours before...I was at a football game, so I couldn't hear anything and hung up.  No return call  the next day for the appointment, so I figured everything was fine.  Instead, they forced the guest I made the appointment for pay in full.  Never once was I informed that the call the day before was to reauthorize (which seems totally pointless) and even if that was policy, surely a call at the time of payment would be appropriate.  What a joke.  Stay away.

17/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Miss Foxy O.
Aside from the fact that unless you are attending a conference, convention or trade show, there is absolutely nothing whatsoever to do in the vicinity, this hotel is quite nice. In other words, if you have to be here, this is a nice place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful, rooms well appointed and maid service exceptionally good.
There is also the odd and sort of endearing tradition of The Ducks. Supposedly the original owner of the Peabody went duck hunting one day with some pals, exceeded his/their quota for the hunt, and so brought home to the hotel a bunch of ducks in order to shoot them the next day... or something. After seeing the ducks playing and splashing in the hotel fountains, and generally acting like pets instead of food, he thought better of offing them and decided to keep them. So they have become a tradition (keeping ducks in the hotel-the original ones are long gone) and each day, they are brought down the elevator from their private quarters and a red carpet is rolled out (I'm not making this up!) and the ducks waddle over to one of the indoor fountains where they swim about happily for most of the day, then are collected in the same manner and taken back to their quarters for the night. It sounds stupid, but it's oddly mesmerizing to watch this little procession taking place. And it brings all the guests together to witness the funny event...People take pictures and chuckle and it's kind of...cute.
The restaurants are typical hotel fare-mediocre and very overpriced. I bought a tuna sandwich and a soda at the carry out one day and it came to $19!  But hey, it's not only the ducks who are captive. There really is nothing else around, unless you want to walk a few blocks to some other overpriced eating establishments and some pretty boring shops. Or you can take a shuttle to Disney World, but that's another story for another review for another day.

14/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. Prakash S.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights.  Our room was quite spacious and very clean.   The bed especially, super comfortable.  

Very nice hotel for a retreat from the kiddie world of Orlando.   Still child and family friendly.   Great to watch the march of the ducks.

I'd suggest going out for breakfast though as the b-line diner is quite expensive for simple grapefruit, coffee & danish.    Grapefruit it'self is almost $5.

13/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Libby N.
At the moment, the Peabody is in the midst of major renovations. Expect jackhammers at 7am, water shut-offs, lack of hot water, and constant hammering. While they very nicely switched my room  after the first power tool wake-up call, the sound wasn't much better on the higher floor.

The staff is pleasant and the hotel itself is lovely. I wouldn't return, though, until I was absolutely sure the renovations were complete. For the price, I was expecting a far more peaceful, less frustrating experience.

16/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
7. Patrick B.
This is a fine hotel... The breakfast buffet is great (complete with a full-time omlette/waffle chef), the pool is nice and the rooms are comfortable and not cheap-looking either. The gym is small, but usually has open machines, even when big conferences are in town. The 24 hour snack shop in the lobby is pretty sexy as well.

I asked about the duck as the logo and there is a long complicated story about how the ducks walk from the lobby into the fountain every morning. I'm wondering... what are they doing in the lobby all night?

11/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Karen S.
Just spent a wonderful long weekend at this amazing hotel/resort. The service couldn't have been any better - really - it was by far the most pleasant hospitality experience I've ever had. Every staff member, from the valets, the front desk, the bellmen, housekeeping, servers, bartenders, pool attendants - everyone was above and beyond nice, friendly, service-oriented. These people have been trained well and the company must treat their employees well for them to behave in such an exemplary manner.  We ate at three of the property's restaurants - the B-Line Diner, Napa and Coconuts - all were excellent.  We rented a poolside cabana for an afternoon and loved the amenities and special attention we received. Their beds are heavenly and the rooms spacious. The bathrooms feature a television in the large vanity mirror, lots of counter space and a pair of comfy robes.  Rooms have mini frigs, nice comfortable desks & task chairs, seating area with table and lovely furnishings.  We'll go back again!

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Cw M.
Beautiful hotel with friendly Staff :-)

29/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. David H.
Although the hotel was nice, the worst part of this place is their parking situation.  I was here around December 2008.  We had to valet unless we wanted to park in this small lot about a quarter mile away.  Valet was like $18 a night too.  It also took about 20 minutes to get our car when we were ready to leave.  Try to avoid all the I-drive hotels if you are visiting unless you want to walk to everything.

04/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. San N.
There's really no reason for me to be in Orlando or on I Drive.  However, if you are here for a conference as most people are and don't want to be near screaming kids, this is a great hotel.

Service - Polite and very accomodating.

Price - Great for what you get.  Pretty cheap rooms if you shop around for prices.  From CA, I booked a flight and hotel for 2 nights for $450.  

Pool - Didn't ever look busy.  Plenty of space and lounge chairs.

Rooms - Average size, robes, room safe, plenty of towels, flat screen tv, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, tv in the bathroom, water bottles, and morning paper.  Beds and pillows are a bit soft for me.

Location - On I Drive across from the conference center.  With in walking distance of shops and restaurants and a short taxi ride to Disneyland and Universal.

Miscellaneous - Love the ducks in the pond and how everything had the duck logo.  Business center, gym, bar and plenty of restaurants on the grounds.

12/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. D J.
Nice looking hotel, rocks bar overcooked my kobe sliders

07/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Kevin R.
Simply fantastic.  Here for a conference and experienced excellent service, room upgrades, and a feeling of being valued and welcomed.  I would come back any time, any moment.

17/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Dan M.
This is a very nice hotel. Love the whole ducks theme.

The room itself is nice. It was clean. The beds could have been more comfortable than they were.

Also the TV was unimpressive. I was expecting an LCD for a place like this.

The in-room bar was cool.

The operator was very knowledgeable.

Their airport shuttle service is worthless.

4/5 overall.

25/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Heather L.
This is my second evening of six at this hotel and I love this place. Not ever ever coming back to Orlando, Florida but this is the place to come if you do. The weather here sucks by the way. Humid and disgusting. Anyway, back to the hotel. It's very large and reminds me of something you might find in Vegas. Very high ceilings and marble floors. You have the option to Valet or self park and self parking is free. That never happens in a large hotel. They don't even nickel and dime you for internet acccess. It's free throughout the hotel.

It is connected to the convention center so if you are here for a conference then this place works out well. There is a rental car place in the hotel so you can pick up from the airport and return to the hotel. Unfortunately they aren't open all night like the airport.

When I checked in they only had double beds when I had requested a king. When I "politely" asked for a king the woman at the front desk upgraded me to club level and got me the room I wanted as well. Talk about good customer service. Club level is awesome. Free food and free booze. Always a treat. The gym is fabulous and so are the grounds, pool and rooms.

They are very expensive. Conference rate is $193 per night. That's quite expensive but a great rate considering their rooms are over $300 a night usually.

One star off because Orlando sucks and their weather is even worse.

09/10/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Alfred W.
This is a very nice modern hotel. I stayed there for business and it was great. The decor is modern and tasteful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurants and bars are good too.

28/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Kellie C.
Alrighty, now this place is really cool for a certain group of people or a litlle weird and a little left to be desired for the money.  OK, COME WITH EXTRA COINS FOR THIS TRIP KIDS.

You had to pay for your valet or park in a lot 2 blocks away because they were doing construction...There was a resort  fee per day for 2 bottles of water and a USA Today. Really..ok....im in club swank so I roll with it. The extra spacious lobby  and bar is definitely a fab little place to hang.

OK ,now for the spectacle. This hotel is known for its famous duck walk....no this isn't the new soulja boy dance...ITS REAL DUCKS KIDS..equipped with a DUCK MASTER (he's of the human variety), that take a walk down the red carpet..OH WAIT..after they get off the elevator...yeah they ride the elevator from their penthouse....I'm sooo not making this up.  They do this twice a day 11am and 5pm.

The room was nice..small flat screen in the bathroom but no flat screen in the mainroom.  I thought for sure this place would have one....

The hotel overall was cool, but I think the rates are to pay for Donald, Daisy,  and the fam's  penthouse.... maybe I shoulda been a duck.

14/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Mary I.
HUGE hotel, excellent service. Good Food. The weather was fantastic which had nothing to do with the hotel but the pool was great. Top notch!!

20/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Lynn H.
Stayed here for a few nights last summer when I was in town for business. The hotel lobby is grandiose and the food at Capriccio Grill was quite good. They were way over-booked for some youth group convention or something - seriously, the lobby and elevators were ALWAYS teeming with teenagers - so I got offered a "upgrade." The "upgrade" was meh - a room on one of the floors that gives you special access to the complimentary continental breakfast and special concierge service, but the room was small and instead of a real bed, I had a Murphy bed. Not exactly the luxurious sleep that I needed after long days at work.

Cute little features included the duck-shaped soaps and the daily duck walk to and fro the lobby fountain.

01/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Jason M.
Attended a reception for 50+ here and the staff was very friendly, the cocktails flowed, and the ambiance was very nice.  The only let down was the hourderves.  Nothing offensive, but nothing remarkable.

30/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Brian S.
Positives - easy to get to, great bed, good AC, nice restaurants

Negatives - Valet parking takes forever, room service menu is limited,
club room snacks are nothing special,1,000 kids running around for something called pro-Scout.

The parking situation really dinged this hotel, we had to wait over 30 min on Saturday to get our car to drive to a wedding and barely made it. Also, the club room was nothing special in addition to running out of the food they did put out and explaining there was no way to get more. Next time in town, staying at the Ritz

28/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Diana N.
I just spent two weeks at the Peabody for my company's start training.  This is a nice hotel, although, I don't think the rooms aren't much differentiated from the other hotels.  However, it is VERY clean, which is more important.  In fact, the hotel manager came by every other day to make sure our rooms had been cleaned!  That's dedication.

The highlight of staying at the Peabody is seeing the ducks!  So cute.  They come out at 11am and 5pm every day.

The hotel catering is okay.  Maybe we just got sick of the food after eating it for ten days straight.  There are lots of nice bars to hang out in the hotel lobby, and the hotel provides you with two trolley passes each day so you can go up and down International Drive.  

The Peabody has a lovely outdoor pool and jacuzzi.  We managed to sneak in a few hours of sun on a day when class ended early.  It's relaxing and chill.  Service at this hotel is impeccable.

21/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Dd H.
While I really enjoyed the hotel the spa was disappointing at best.   I paid $150 for a mani/pedi and then they charged and extra $10 to scrub callases (spelling?)   which were not bad.    I certainly would have expected for the $90 pedi which wasn't the basic, NOT to be charged extra for something you normally get included in a pedicure.

What is more disappointing is that when I asked at the front desk to check on why this wasn't covered they said they would definitely check and call be back or contact me...... well it has been several weeks and no followup.    While it isn't a big amount, it is the POINT of this.  

Definitely would NOT recommend the spa.   It is high priced, you have to pay "extra" and NO followup.

Sadly this cast a negative shadow on my stay at an otherwise great hotel :(

18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. Tressi J.
This is a nice hotel, but I expected more for the price. I stayed there about a year ago and barely remember the room. That must mean it was just typical. But very clean, which is always a plus!

21/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Mary Beth L.
Attended a conference at convention center and stayed here.  Very convienient and a quick walk across the street to the covention center.  Also a5 min walk to the pointe with some great restaurant choices.  This is a certainly a 5 star hotel with all the amenities.  Rooms spacious and well appointed.  Wifi throughout, frig.. Desk..  Bed was comfortable, and that is from some one with a bad back.  Two pools, one a nice quiet lap pool no families, and spa.  Lovely lobby bar, and  store for basic needs and a little shopping (at hotel prices) . The service was outstanding needed to print out my boarding pass and the conceriege service did it for me, when I asked where I could do that.   If money is not a concern or doing a special night out then this is the place to stay.  But it will take you a day just to figure how to find things.  Three quality restaurants.  All worth trying, and very different.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Mukul B.
The Peabody Orlando is amazing!  The new tower is beautiful with all modern amenities.  Some people may be put off by the $15 service fee, but if you use the gym (which is easily the best hotel gym I've ever been to) or wifi it's not actually a bad deal.  The grotto pool has a nice hot tub, waterfalls, and slides.  The fullsize windows offer a gorgeous view of the lake and pool if you're on that side of the hotel and on a higher floor.  The food options can be a bit expensive but not out-of-line with competitors, and the free-delivery-on-pizza may make late-night munchies a bit more acceptable cost-wise.

24/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Piper D.
Nice hotel, but their cleaning staff is terrible. We went to check out the ducks and when we got back, a maid was in the process of throwing away several personal items, including some pastries we had driven all the way to New Smyrna Beach to get (some were even for set aside for friends we were meeting later in the day). They were ruined and all she had to say was a half-hearted "sorry" as she ran out of the room. Don't trust the cleaning staff at this hotel. Put the Do Not Disturb sign up and lock away anything you don't want taken away.

16/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Julia L.
This is the worst wireless connection I have seen in my life. I don't understand how they can even consider themselves a conference hotel with 11mbps in the rooms. They brought me a wireless adapter that was supposed to help...10mbps. Then, they tried to convince me that I could use their VPN but I explained to them that I needed to connect to my own VPN so that wouldn't work...they tried to argue with me that it would. The technician was then supposed to send his boss up to take a look...I'm still waiting for that.

13/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
29. Kiyomi C.
Glistening marble. Modern comfort. Mediterranean accoutrement. Ducks!
I spent two nights at the Peabody Orlando and tried to appropriately appreciate this lap of luxury that I happened upon on my business trip. So they didn't have a standard room... Instead they gave me a suite with a turned-down Murphy bed. It was just as comfy and had the pleasure of my own sitting room to boot. Carpaccio, the Italian restaurant is good - particularly the linguine pescatore but beware... Just as any other place in Orlando, it's over priced. The promise of free wifi ultimately persuaded the powers that be to accommodate us at the Peabody so hurray for common sense! It's conveniently across the street from the convention center and has awesome facilities like an Olympic-length pool. The famous ducks apparently (I didn't get to actually see it) march into the common fountain area in the center of the lobby, hang out there all day , and then march out around 5pm. All set to a live piano in the lobby/bar/fountain area. Did I mention that the hand soaps are in the shape of ducks?
The downside- housekeeping will tap on your door at 8:30am on the day you check out. This happened last week to me in a NYC hotel as well... Sounds like this might be common practice but still contrary to good customer service. This is the main reason they have less than a perfect score here. The beds are comfy, everything is clean and in good condition. I would stay here given another chance. I hope to visit the pool and spend some time with the ducks in future.

17/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Diane O.
Loved the big room. The bedding was great. Stayed here for a conference. The disappointments were the rough towels and the dirty duck palace. I expected so much more from the duck hype.

22/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Kim P.
Pop into Napa for a very fresh meal.  Very friendly, the staff can answer all questions regarding the organic farmer whom they use for the meal prep!

15/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Chad R.
They actually have a duck march.Through the hotel!!!
Part of the hotel is stuck in 1980 and the new part that is still being build will be amazing. Just make sure you ask which section you are in. This hotel is best for business travelers who plan on attending a convention. Otherwise its too far from most attractions, although I-4 is close and if you rented a car can quickly access most places.

25/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Billy F.
As a business hotel, the wifi is very very poor. They actually charge you $10 a day for a wifi network that is unprotected and requires no password. Meaning, you have access to it if you don't pay. But, they will try to scam you into paying for it.

For a high end hotel this place sure does nickle and dime you.

09/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
34. Jack K.
Awesome.
Bed was comfortable, clean, and linens were pressed nicely.   Bathroom was roomy.   Nothing bad about the place except just be prepared to tip everyone because they bend over backwards to serve you.  
If you can afford it,  stay there:)

13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Dustyn S.
Gorgeous hotel. Must make your way to the old lobby of the hotel at 11am and 5pm to watch the March of the Ducks!

03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Jason S.
Outstanding. Directly across the street from the massive convention center. So close, I was able to quickly ferry bags/purchases back and forth in minutes. If you're going to a convention, you can't do any better than this.

Hotel is clean and modern. Duck themes EVERYWHERE. Did I mention clean?

Rooms were excellent. Modern and clean. Beds ultra comfortable. Bathrooms hyper-clean and a nifty tv embedded in the mirror.

Our room was on the 7th, right next to the elevators. I thought, uh-oh. I'll have to listen to the ding of the elevator all night. Nope, barely heard it. And speaking of the elevators, damn fast. Like ridiculously fast. 5 seconds from lobby to the 7th.

A pleasant surprise for sure. I would absolutely stay here again if in the area. If going to a convention, 100% staying here.

15/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Brian M.
I am not easily impressed, but this is an impressive hotel.

Was it expensive? Yeah, a bit. Was it worth every cent? Yes it was.

From top to bottom, from the finest restaurants in the hotel (and there were three), to the "funnest" bars (and there were three), it was AMAZING. I will tell you now: if you can afford to stay here, you will have the time of your life. Best place on International Drive, maybe best place on the planet.

Am I prone to hyperbole? Yes. Have I stayed in a more customer-focussed, simply-delightful, make-you-feel-like-a-king hotel?

Nope.

Best humongously pool complex? Check!

Best restuarant in town? (Napa, take a bow.) Check!

Best service it town? You know the sort of service where it's so good that you almost don't notice it? That's the Peabody. Check!

I want to die in this hotel. I don't know who you people are but you absolutely NAILED the customer experience thing. I want to marry my human children to your hotel children. It's that simple.

P.S. We left some clothing in our room. The Peabody shippped it back to us in Canada. Free. Just think about it. We'd left, we were no longer paying customers, and we were still treated like royalty

Now where is that sixth star?

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Jason B.
Gorgeous hotel. Excellent ambiance, food, and service. Loved everything except the sewage aroma near the Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill. I didn't know if it was just me being overly sensitive, but I observed other guests commenting on the foul smell also. Would be 5 stars if it weren't for that.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Laura G.
Clearly The MLBPA has some taste. I definitely enjoyed my stay here. I came for a trade show and the room was built in to my cost.

I thought everything about the hotel was nice. The room was nice,clean and comfy.  As almost everyone had said the TV in the bathroom was awesome. Not that I would need the TV, but since it was there I made a point of turning it on while in the shower.

We had breakfast and a working lunch during the trade show. The lunch was so so good. Tons of choices really good chicken and steak. Delicious deserts. Not your typical buffet lunch.

They have nice piano bar in the lobby, with actually decently priced cocktails. It looks a lot swankier than it really is. But still nice. The food at the restaurants are pretty good. I think they have 4 or 5 restaurants. The pool area is huge too. Top Notch.

The hotel is also really close to the Pointe, which has a movie theater and tons of places to eat and shop. They even have an awesome comedy club! So you don't have to pay for a cab or Mears to go anywhere. If you're  only in town of a conference or trade show.

22/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Lisa V.
Great hotel, absolutely enjoyed our week stayed. The staff were friendly and professional. Worth the costs....will stay there again the next time we are in town.

10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Scot H.
beautiful facility.  convention and meeting areas are very clean, useful.  the staff was very helpful and respondent.  dock loading/unloading not perfect, but we did okay.  pool area is beautiful, restaurants were all fantastic.

04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Roger B.
Excellent hotel for an event or convention!  I attended a company meeting here for a week (about 400 people) and this place was Awesome! Everything I saw was very impressive, first-class service and presentation. This place is new and huge and very fancy.  The pools are visually excellent and they even have a water slide. The room that I was in however was less fancy than what I had expected considering the rest of the hotel. The lobby and meeting areas are First-Class, but the room I was in was nice, but I've seen much better and expected better. The room was still nice though.

29/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Nicole L.
Love it.

26/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Carina B.
I stay at The Peabody every year for a trade show. The convention center is right across the street. I love staying here, its a great hotel. It was recently renovated and is better than ever. Even though I have to work like a dog during the day at the convention center, my time at the hotel feels like a vacation :)

PROS: as close to the convention center as you can get, beautiful, clean, spacious rooms, nice bedding and towel, iPod speakers in room, amazing pool, variety of great restaurants, helpful staff, great gift store, overall very nice hotel,

CONS (not really); mediocre room service menu, otherwise a great hotel

09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. willi p.
I just hosted a social at the Peabody. 150 people were very well taken care of. The food was exceptional, but I really do not like basement ballrooms that hotels have for social functions. It is just hard to make them elegant, and they have so many big ballrooms at the Peabody a small gathering can be harder to find.

I think next time I would look for a nice local restaurant that could have hosted a private party. I presume there are several because of the "convention" economy.

30/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
46. Shellie H.
Just stayed for one night. But it was a great experience. Friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere made for a wonderful little getaway.

15/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Vickie H.
Didn't stay here, but attended classes for my conference here.  Astonishingly beautiful.  Had an amazing breakfast catered at one my meetings.  People who stayed here raved about the rooms.

28/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Jack H.
4.5

The Peabody Orlando is a very beautiful property. Traveled there over the weekend for a wedding and stayed in the Club Level for several days. The rooms were very clean, and the housekeeping service was top-notch. All of our needs were met, and our requests were met promptly and without fail.

Here's a brief rundown of the experience:

* From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel welcome. The valets do a wonderful job of making you feel special. The check-in process was rather painless, and the room was up to our expectations. Bed comfy, room cool. Free Wi-Fi and turn-down service nightly.

* The Club Level rooms give you access to the Private Lounge on the 26th floor. Really nice views. The lounge offers complimentary Continental Breakfast, Athletic Club privileges, valet parking, hors d'oeuvres and more. The lounge staff was very accommodating, particularly due to the fact that it was flooded with small children. Wasn't quite expecting that, but there was a dance competition of some sort at the hotel that weekend and large families were everywhere. I guess it's a crapshoot depending on the weekend you go. We were looking forward to spending some quiet moments in the lounge to enjoy the "off the beaten path" vibe of the lounge. A few things derailed our efforts. My wife nearly got run over by a group of hungry kids lunging at the fresh cookies our first night. The next morning, when looking for a seat, we found a baseball cap wearing man sprawled out on a sofa snoring away, and a lot of guests showing up barefoot, in robes etc. So we ended up grabbing our food, coffee and snacks and headed back to our room.

* We grabbed a bite at the 24-Hour B-Line Diner when we arrived. Both of us decided on the blackened Fresh Fish Sandwich. Excellent. Service was outstanding here and it was a great spot to grab a quick meal after arriving very hungry.

* There are two pools. One is located at the Mallard Tower. It's quiet there, and the pool itself is long and there are plenty of chairs available. The other pool is at the newer wing. It's a "grotto" style pool and is much more aimed at families. There's a water slide there, and a few other kid-centric areas. The poolside bar, "Coconuts," offers some nice lunch options. You can sit there and eat, or wait staff will come to you and you can place your orders with them. Again, the servers were very attentive and accommodating.

* After a night out at a restaurant nearby, we went out to the patio deck of "Rocks," their nightclub. After sitting there for a few minutes a waitress came out and asked us "what do you want?" Not a great first greeting. After asking her for a drink menu, and not seeing her again for several minutes in an empty-ish bar, we decided to leave. This was by far the exception to the rule. A visit to "Napa" made it all better. Great bartender there, but I've forgotten his name.

* The Fitness Center was very nice. Modern equipment, free weights, nice locker rooms.

* Finally, the duck march. Very cool, but with a lot more pomp-and-circumstance than I remember from previous visits. Definitely cool to check out and the ducks will chill in the fountain all afternoon if you want to see them without the crowds all around. If you want to see the march, I'd suggest going up one floor and peering over the balcony. That's the best view.

We'd definitely make a return trip to the Peabody Orlando. Not only is it a great location, adjacent to theme parks and close to the restaurant and shopping areas, it's an affordable luxury hotel that has a lot to offer everyone.

09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Janet S.
Modern decor, Service friendly and efficient,  beds super comfy, great food and drink on site and duck shaped soap in the bathroom, just as it should be.

17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Sarah M.
I had a great experience here in the Peabody. I stayed over the Mega-Con weekend last March and couldn't have been happier with my overall experience.

My best friend and I got a room so that we would not have to commute to the convention center nor have to deal with the outrageous convention center parking. Our experience from last year told us that during the weekend the closest parking areas fill up almost immediately and we did not want to have to walk in the heat from one concourse to another! So we got a room at the Peabody and were thrilled to be staying across the street from the Hall in which our Convention was held. We could even see the banner from the 8th floor room that we were on.

The room itself was decadent. We were very impressed. There was a TV in the bathroom mirror and a gorgeous king bed. The bed was like sleeping in a cloud and when you add up an entire day of being on your feet in a crowded convention plus a hot shower in their amazing bathrooms plus a bed that feels like heaven - lets just say I passed out almost instantly. We were even late for the next day's festivities because we did not want to get out of bed!!

It was a great experience because whenever we got bored or restless with the convention, we could just hop back across the street and either take a nap, explore the hotel, get a snack in any of the restaurants or even just hang out by the pool.

The hotel staff were very courteous to ourselves and, we were surprised to see, even some of the other guests who were dressed in costume! Instead of being ostracized, many were stopped and complimented by the staff. I can't say as much as for the other guests of the hotel but, considering what everyone was paying for their rooms and suites, it's nice to know that discrimination wasn't part of their repertoire.

We didn't order room-service because, frankly, nothing on the menu struck a chord with me. Nothing seemed too extraordinary and I do remember being remarkably surprised at the lack of desserts on the menu. I always just assumed that room-service meant ridiculous amounts of chocolate and sweets delivered to your door late at night.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and something that I plan on repeating each and every year that I attend Mega-Con. My stay and experience here was worth every single penny.

28/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
51. Michael C.
This is a great hotel to stay in. There are e Hotels in this chain. It is family owned and run. You will see the same people here year after year. They will all acknowledge you, the sign of a good hotel.

The ducks are awesome. Its a signature of the Peabody Hotel. They march them down from the elevator each day on a red carpet, to spend time in the fountain. Then home each night to the duck palace.

as I said, very well run. Great hotel

20/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Denise M.
Update on the duck soap issue - As mentioned in my earlier review I stopped receiving duck soaps on day 4 of my stay. I noted this in the official customer survey sent to me by the hotel.

Yep, you can see where this is going....

The day after submitting my survey, I received an email from the Peabody thanking me for my stay and for taking the survey. They also asked if they could send me more duck soaps! Are you kidding? Of course you can!
About a week later I received a little package with 7 additional duck soaps.

That's class people! GREAT customer service. I wish I could live at the Peabody and when I'm in Orlando I will continue to pretend I do.

04/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
53. Jenny P.
Best conference hotel ever!!! Pool is off the hook! Waterfall and water slide! Room was super clean and sleek! Don't get me started on the bathroom! OMG! They had a little screen tv built inside the mirror! The sink is sooo roomy and they even had a scale in the bathroom! They had a mini fridge which was a plus! They have a live duck feeding at the lobby pond every morning which was pretty cool.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Julie N.
Great location if you're attending a convention across the street as it's less than 5 minutes to walk.  There's also several restaurants on the same side of the street that will take only 10 minutes to walk to.

The hotel room I had was in tower 1 (older tower), but my room was modern and very comfortable.  I really thought the floor lights with motion detectors were great when I had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.  You can also watch tv in your bathroom mirror while you brush your teeth if that's your thing.

I enjoyed breakfast at 2 different restaurants and they were both good and served quickly.

The speed of the elevators was awesome and I was on the 15th floor.

The only downside for me was the level of service from the reception desk and concierge.  I couldn't get my hotel receipt when I checked out because their system was down.  They sent it to me via e-mail, but copied some strangers as well.  With the concierge, my co-worker left me a package with them and I had some trouble receiving it.

This was my 2nd time at this hotel and I look forward to going back.

23/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Daisy D.
I lucked out when I stayed at the Peabody. I was able to get a room for my niece and I for $80/night. Priceline Ninja!

The room was gorgeous. The bathroom was huge for only two people. We were up on a higher floor and had a nice panoramic view, but due to it's I-Drive location, the view was less than perfectly desirable. A lot of land for the new convention center had been cleared, so there really wasn't too much to look at. The room service we had for breakfast was good.

I loved the processional of the ducks. I didn't know this was a regular event before I stayed there or about the original location in Tennessee. Would I stay here again? Yes. Would I pay full price to do so? Probably not.

Review Update (01/12/14): Have not stayed at this hotel since the Hyatt group took over. Sorry to hear the ducks have been retired.

21/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
56. Melissa M.
My executive floor corner suite and the spa were in new tower 2. Which has just opened for business with tasteful and spacious decor. Unforunately the view is dismal.  Unprotected wifi is not free. Beautiful lobby.  Awesome gym for workouts.  Latest technology: large HD TVs and TV screens in the bathroom mirror. Nice fresh pressed linens, comfortable beds with pillow tops.  clean spacious suite. Turn down service was irreproachable, giving the suite a second cleaning by the evening. Excellent laundry and dry cleaning service. Great sound insulation.  Friendly and very helpful staff. None of my special requests were turned down. Excellent communication between hotel staff. All knew what what was going on with my account, experience and special requests. Executive lounge food was fresh and good but the lighting was flat in the worst way.
The Rocks lounge bar provided comfortable couches to "melt into" while people watching or reading and sipping passionfruit green tea and listening to the jazz singer and piano player.
Had the best surf and turf at the Napa restaurant downstairs. Cute ceremonial "duck march" everyday at 11am and 5pm in the atrium bar lounge.  I suspect the ducks somehow knew I am a French deeply passionate foie gras lover: they kept counting heads and napping with one eye fixed on me. Even though I'm an avid animal lover, I'm also unforgivable for unrepressed moans while fully indulging foie GRAS, whether seared, torchon or terrine. It was indeed a restless week for the ducks during my stay!
Huge convention space. Highly recommend.

16/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
57. Jamie K.
We had out sorority spring dinner formal here a few years ago. The staff was friendly and attentive. The Peabody provided everything! Plus they didn't confine us to one area. We were able to wander up to the top floor where they have live ducks and swans walking about. We saw several birds walking freely in the lobby. Very cute!

We ended up staying the night and our room was great. My only complaint was the noise level in the morning. There were tons of kids running around. But that is expected in most every hotel in the theme park area.

25/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Herm T.
Would of been 5 stars but the pool was closed for a week.. Could of told me that before I made the reservation.. I did not want to use other regular pool.

17/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Kevin B.
Recently stayed here for a business function. GREAT HOTEL! A huge thing for me is that the windows open in any hotel. Air flow is crucial and the giant windows in each room crack open about 5 inches. Another fantastic feature was the TV in the bathroom mirror. Biggest and best surpirse was the NHL network in the cable package....made my 4 day stay even easier.

Had a chance to see the "famous" peabody ducks as well, a cute show for kids to check out. They have several pools and dining options in the hotel, and are in walking distance (5-10 minutes) of several more restaurants/bars/mini golf.

On the business side, the rooms were adequate for our needs and they provided healthy snack options for breaks. Meals were good for mass produced buffet style. The dessert options were delicious as well.

21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Stephen T.
The best accommodations we experienced in recent times! It's not cheap but the food, rooms and ambiance of this hotel is top of the line!

23/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Sue T.
Beautiful hotel in Orlando.  Was there for a conference last month and never had to leave the hotel.  Was not prepared for how huge it was--definitely got my cardio in going back and forth!  But loved the facilities and the TV in the bathroom mirror was uber cool!!  

Loved the ducks!  And not a sign of that famous mouse anywhere!  Ducks rule at the Peabody!  

All in all, a beautiful hotel, and the food service at my meetings was absolutely fantastic!  Best food I've ever had at one of these events!

24/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
62. Jessica R.
When I first arrived, I noticed a well-staffed reception desk with a lot of smiling faces.  I got all giddy inside because I'm a sucker for employees with good customer service practices.  It's very rare to see and was a relief compared to my last stay in Orlando.  The gentleman that checked me in was really nice but unfortunately, the King room that I requested when I booked was now a room with 2 double beds.  Not what I wanted.  If I wanted to sleep on a double bed, I would book at a Howard Johnson.  Despite my unhappiness, the best he could do was give me a room with 2 queen size beds.  Whatever, it was late and I didn't want to argue so instead of accepting his offer to pay $60 more a night and upgrade to a suite, I took the 2 queen beds.

While I was waiting for my room keys, I looked around the lobby.  Gorgeous.  They just dumped millions into renovation and it showed.  He handed me my stuff and made me sign a piece of paper saying I'd be charged an extra $16 per night for internet and newspapers, etc.  I hate places that nickel and dime you like that.  So, basically, people that don't use the internet or read the newspaper are paying extra for nothing.  Stupid.

The room was nice, new and clean.  The bathroom was great and the mirror had a built in TV.  I spent a lot of time taking bubble baths and watching the news.  The bed was comfortable and there was an ipod dock so I could fall asleep to my favorite music.  The colors were calm and soothing with no tacky chain hotel finishes.  The view left a bit to be desired but I'm not much of a 'room with a view' type anyhow.

I ordered room service a couple times and the prices in the book are not consistent with the prices on the bill.  That pissed me off.  Another thing that pissed me off was that they wanted to charge me $5 for a wineglass and another $3 to have someone bring it to me.  Meanwhile, they'll bring me a corkscrew for free.  See what I mean about being nickel and dimed?  I told them to keep their wine glass and just bring me the corkscrew.  I'm not too good to drink my wine out of a water glass.

The food selection here is minimal.  They have a 24 hour diner (B-Line Diner) that offers standard breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  The dessert offerings were impressive.  Cakes and tarts and pie, oh my!  The prices were a bit much but I suppose when your options are limited, it doesn't matter.  I didn't eat at the Napa Restaurant because the prices seemed a bit much for a solo dinner.

A few complaints:  The carpet by my bathroom was soaked for much of my stay.  I don't know where the leak was coming from but for a newly built tower, it probably shouldn't be happening.  Upon closer inspection, the carpet had a musty smell, so it was not a new problem.  I probably should have told management but didn't want to be bothered.  Also, I could hear the elevators constantly and I was pretty far the elevator bay.  I couldn't wrap my head around it.

I avoided the duck parade because I'm sure I'd want to rescue the little critters and set them free.  They say that they're housed in a special duck suite.  I'm sure that means a dark, cement room somewhere.

18/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
63. Biggy B.
NO BONES ABOUT IT......THIS IS A FIVE STAR !!!!!!!!!!! I was just here for a long weekend..grounds are beautiful, pools were great 2 of them kiddie/family pool & adult pool with great hot tub...very nice to chill out in the evening.....I have stayed at most of the high end hotels in Orlando & this hotel is at the top end for sure...see the duckies you will laugh ur a** off....

04/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Lori R.
This just might be our all-time favorite hotel,  and we've stayed in some very nice ones, including several 5-star ones in Vegas.  
   I "won" this off Priceline and was thrilled, as we have visited this hotel in the past just to see the duck "parade".  We arrived Friday, April 15th for a 3-night stay, and did not want to leave!  From the moment we arrived, we enjoyed every minute.  Everyone was so friendly and helpful!  
  We got a room in the new tower, which was awesome!  Loved the built-in tv in the large round mirror in the bathroom. (which doesn't get fogged up)  What a nice touch to have the sensored nightlights that come on as you step around the rooms in the dark.  The bed and pillows could not possibly have been more comfortable!  
    Speaking of comfortable, they really have thought of every need...robes, a refrigerator, a safe, even an umbrella.  They have some really cool "stock the fridge" packages you can purchase. (which didn't appear to be as outrageously expensive as you might expect)
   Absolutely adored the duck theme everywhere...from the cute little duck soap in the bathroom, to the ducks on the bathmat...every time you turned around there was another cute duck to admire.  And, of course, the duck parade is not to be missed! (Be advised that children might see a part of nature they might not have seen before...we've witnessed this a couple times with the amorous ducks).
     We tried the Beeline Diner a couple times and found the food to be pretty darn okay, although a tad expensive.  I will say that I enjoyed a chardonnay that I feared would be ridiculously expensive there, then was very pleased to see it was only $6 per glass.  Also, saw some earrings in the gift shop that I liked and was stunned that they were just $9.99!  Yes, you heard right!  ( the protein drink my husband bought there was $5 though...who got the better deal?  HAH!)
     Valet parking was $20 per day plus tax.  Service was quick and friendly for it.
     There is a "resort fee" at this hotel, which is pretty darn typical for the nicer hotels in Orlando, so it was to be expected. It was nice though that this meant internet was available.  This was invaluable to us when we found out that tornadoes had hit our home town while we were gone!
   Would have loved to stay longer and try out the fitness center, perhaps the spa, and some of the other restaurants.  Rocks Lounge had live music Friday night when we checked in, but we were too tired to go enjoy it.   We spent two whole days in parks, so we spent way less time than we would have liked in the hotel itself.  
   I might add that we are not pool people, but seeing the pool from the hall window near the elevators from our 13th floor made us want to be pool people and have the time to experience it.  Water-slide included!
    The ONLY thing we disliked about The Peabody was that we only had 3 nights there!
  Now please excuse me while I go check our lottery ticket to see if we can go back tomorrow!

24/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. Sarah W.
This was my first time in Orlando, and I stayed at The Peabody all week for work.
Wow, this place is huge! Totally got lost the first day trying to figure out how to get to the convention center, but once I figured it out, I didn't mind the walk.
My room was good, nothing special, but nicely updated with a fridge that you can actually use. I didn't have to pay extra for it, so that was a plus.
I loved the bathroom for only one reason: There was a TV in the mirror and I could take a bath and watch TV at the same time! I know, I know, but it's the little things, especially when you travel a lot.
If you don't already know, The Peabody is known for it's ducks that live there, and it is super cute for the kids. Twice a day there is an Emcee who tells the story of the ducks and parades them out to a courtyard fountain.
The only thing I didn't like about this hotel was that in all the restaurant/food choices they offered (typical over priced but they all are), I could not find a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. Lots of sugary pastry options, but I just wanted a plain bagel! Maybe they fed them to the ducks...

24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. Lynn L.
One of the better hotels I've stayed in recently.  The staff are super friendly and helpful, particularly the concierge desk.

I was fortunate enough to get upgraded to a small suite in Tower #2 (the newer tower), and it was gorgeous!  Sofa and chairs, granite coffee table, dining table.  The room was huge and very comfortable, furnished in complementary earth tones.

The bathroom was also large, with a TV in the mirror, and well-stocked higher end toiletries.  Complimentary robes to use during your stay, large shower, and great water pressure.

I have no complaints, and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if in town for a convention!

07/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Picture Attached A.
Opportunity to meet people for great conversation or to hook up: 5/5
Rooms: 2/5
Location to amenities: 4/5
Quality of hotel guests: 4/5
Sound proof rooms: 0/5

The only reason to stay at this hotel is if you company is paying for it and you're stuck traveling to Orlando for a conference.  If this is not the case, then save your money and jet off to Vegas where the hotels are much nicer and literally a quarter of the price.  

The hotel has 7 bars all of which are great for trying to pick up the educated and upper class guests.  If one bar isn't quite your style, just venture off down the hall to the next.

The rooms are nothing worth mentioning.  The only place to fuck is on the bed or floor.  The rooms and hall are not sound proof either...so anything you do everyone will hear...which may or may not be a positive or negative for you. The upside is that the concierge will bring you condoms if you ask.  The b-line diner has exquisite desserts available at all hours and room service is 24/7 if you need a recovery snack.  

Anyone who gets the Duck Master in bed is my hero.

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Keyshaun S.
Beautiful hotel. 24 hour room service what every hotel needs. The pools are amazing and the hotel bar is very cool too. The gym is state of the art and the staff is great. There are bars and restarants right around the corner so there are plenty of things to do.

30/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Cathy L.
The Peabody is a breathtaking hotel with a classical ambiance. My boyfriend & I stayed here for one night for my birthday and it was definitely on the pricey side.. $16 parking was ridiculous and we had to walk all the way to the hotel entrance. Their systems happened to be down at check-in and it took them nearly 30 mins just to check us in but Melissa was nice about it. We paid for the Executive Suite which was supposedly bigger than the normal rooms & had a nicer view but I was disappointed to find out that we were assigned to the 4th floor with a view of an ugly rooftop. Considering the hotel website stated "Our Executive King features a sitting area with sofa and an upgraded view," this is a huge factor as to why I gave the hotel three stars. I expected way more for the price I paid. Despite that, the room was nice & cozy, the bed was comfortable, the TV in the bathroom was awesome!! At first our WiFi wasn't working but I called concierge & they connected me to tech support who fixed the problem right away! I don't think I'll be staying here again in the future, but it was definitely a wonderful experience.

15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Nathan T.
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The Quick:
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If you have the option of staying outside the Disneyworld Resort, the Peabody is a cost-effective, 4-star business/luxury hotel in the Orlando area.

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The Details:
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In regards to high-end, luxury hotel options outside the Disneyworld Resort, there are numerous options, such as the Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, and Waldorf Astoria. All three live up to their respective company names and provide room rates to match that much touted reputation.

Just a smidgeon below that elite group is the Peabody Orlando, essentially a business hotel trying very hard to fancy itself a five-start, luxury hotel.

Decor/Exterior/Design:

There is no mistaking the hints of five-start luxury in the hotel's designs: a grand, marble-filled lobby, large HD (every channel is in HD) flat screen TVs, plush and comfortable beds. There are towers (each appropriately named Mallard Tower 1/Tower 2). One tower, #2, is the newer of the 2 but I cannot tell you the difference in room design as I was unfortunately housed in the older tower #1.

My room, while you can tell has been built some years ago, has been meticulously renovated with new furniture, new bed, and new bathroom interiors. On the flip side, however, is that the bathroom is still unbelievably cramped and the walls are thin and prone to exterior noise. Generally-speaking the room is small, but comfortable, modern, and clean.

Please note that they do offer WiFi throughout the hotel. However, it's not considered free b/c you are obligated to pay a 10 dollar/day resort fee which includes wifi, among other things such as gym access, etc.

Service:

So here is really where the luxury brands leave other hotels, including the Peabody Orlando, in the dust.

First of all, i checked in somewhat early (12pm) and they got me a king bed room as requested. However, i specifically requested the front desk to provide me a room away from the elevator to avoid hearing noise in the middle of the night. The front desk receptionist had signaled that she understood my request, yet when I arrived to my room, low and behold our room was right next the elevator. I subsequently called the front dest receptionist and explained the situation. However, the receptionist responded in an irritated manner, implying that b/c I checked in early there will be no other rooms available. While I understood the predicament of my situation, why did the receptionist not present me w/ a choice to wait or get a room near the elevator when we first met at the front desk? I ended up settling w/ the room.

Furthermore, on the last two days of our stay, around 8-9am, there were be scraping sounds originating from one of our walls. It actually turned out to be painters painting the side of the building (we were in the last room of the hotel). We informed the receptionist about this and offered to upgrade us to a better room, but of course, they only offered this on the day of our checkout.

Overall impression:

In the end, I felt for a decent price (150-200/night), the Peabody is a good choice for people wanting to stay in an upscale accommodation outside of Disney World. It has many, many amenities (pool, spa, restaurants, in-hotel rental car kiosks, etc etc), luxury accommodations, renovated rooms. However, for those who expect a 5-star hotel will ultimately be disappointed as  the service aspect of this hotel falls short of the likes of Four Seasons, Ritz, etc.

02/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Veggie L.
This review is for July 2012 I seriously don't understand how the heck this hotel has 4 stars. It's old and quite dirty. It's a typical convention center hotel. The work out room is great. The rooms are dirty. The bathroom had plumbing issues and while I was checking out of my room the plumbing gurggles and erupted like a volcano. SO GROSS!!  To see other peoples crap explode all over a room is unfathomable. When I called down to the front they got someone fairly quickly- no apology. Nothing. I would not reccommend this hotel to anyone.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
72. Nancy B.
Everyone was going out of their way to be friendly and helpful - from the front desk to the porters to the business center staff. I don't normally expect this level of service at a regular hotel. The pool situation here is plentiful and nicely laid out. Lots of food options (including in-house pizza delivery until 3am) but given that I was here for a conference I only had mass produced conference fare which was definitely above average. The bed is really comfortable and the rooms overall are spacious, clean with good temperature control. Minus one star for no coffee/tea in the room. Minus half a star as no one told me that during my stay the hotel was transitioning from the Peabody to a Hyatt Regency so I completely missed the very last procession of the Peabody Ducks! Apparently this hotel is close to many Orlando attractions so maybe I will be back one day.

30/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Rachel J.
Great service, beautiful hotel, good restaurant choices, and fabulous pools!

We were greeted by Ralph at the front desk. He was friendly and sharp. Great first impression, and the rest of the staff we saw were bright and friendly all week long.

Our room was lovely, and the view of the lap pool was nice too.

The location is great - close enough to Disney parks, but far enough away to have somewhere to unwind.

The hotels concierge and Mears desks were very helpful and the staff was friendly there too.

I will always consider staying here as a first choice when in Orlando.

02/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. Jorge L.
I am giving it 5 star because of its room quality, cleanliness, service and room features. Bathroom mirror has a TV that allows me to listen to news as I shower. So i listen to CNN and as they discussed the gory details of uprising in the middle east I was shampooing my hair and soaping myself. Fun!

At night, when I go to the bathroom, the floor light is activated to guide me. Keep moving or else it will turn off at certain time - sensor gets activated by movement.

The room is decent in size and has an Orlando feel.

Service? Impeccable. Bell boy arrives in 5 minutes so make sure that your bags are ready when you call for a service.

I am happy with the restaurant service.

Food in the restaurants is adequate. There's a 24-hour feel good bistro that serves greasy "feel good" food.

Price is worth it - you get what you pay for. This is more of a business hotel so there isn't a lot of children. Dress up when you go down to a restaurant or convenience store as you might see a client or two.

The staff was clueless where Kinko's was - took me hours to find it only to find out it was just, literally, across the street.

Over all, I am happy with this hotel.

29/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. L H.
This is a very nice, but pricy, hotel. It's close to the convention center, with a walkway right to it, and close to many place to eat. The grounds are very large , though, so place often are a bit more of a walk than you may realize when first glancing at a map. The only keeping me from five stars is 1) the price and 2) being woke up early (8:00 am) twice by the cleaning staff. I traveled from the west coast, so this was like being woke at 5:00 am. I was not pleasant to get knocking on the door when I was still sleeping.

06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Faith M.
I had the opportunity to spend a night in the recently constructed tower of the Peabody hotel in Orlando in November 2011.

The room, with its minimalist décor, was rich in super contemporary gadgets, the coolest of which being the flat screen television housed within the lower third of the bathroom mirror, taking the whole TV-in-the-bathroom thing to a whole other level of swankness.

Soft blue motion lights beneath the dressers in the bathroom and the nightstands in the bedroom calmly illuminate your path when the room is dark, like during a late-night run to the facilities.

The Peabody Dream bed was the most comfortable on which I've ever laid my limbs.  The plush pillows and thick comforter were soft, down-like, and envelope you like memory foam.

Yet with all the sleekness and comfort provided in the room, I was surprised that the towels, washcloths, and bathrobe were of average quality.

Nonetheless, the Peabody boasts a number of eateries, a spa, a gigantic curvy pool, marching ducks, and more oohs and ahhs than I have time to mention.

01/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Regis C.
This is no doubt a beautiful property. In fact, I am quite surprised it is labeled a Hyatt Regency and not their higher end lines Grand or Park Hyatt. The rooms are spacious and more upscale than your regular four star Hiltons, Marriotts etc. Bathrooms have a built-in tv in the mirror, so right there it is putting you on notice that it wants to be in company of Four Season and Hitz Carlton properties, and in my opinion it is not too far from that objective. The travel booking site I used rated this hotel 4.5 star, and I think that is an accurate rating. The service is excellent, with plenty of staff to meet all your needs. The fitness center is outstanding, and they will even bring a set of free weights to your room upon request and free of charge. Nice touch. The hotel has numerous pools, too many to count. The one I used was almost of olympic size, heated and  just awesome. My intention was to give an excellent online rating for this hotel until I ordered room service, a simple pizza. What it was delivered was a disgusting pie about 90% dough and 10% toppings. The quality of the meager toppings, cheese, olives, mushrooms, and sausage was abysmal, like they procured it from a dollar store. Then I felt sick afterwards. You have to try very hard to mess up a pizza, but the Hyatt Regency Orlando manage to do it. Ordering their in room dining marred my up until flawless experience, thus my average rating. My advice is to stay at this property but steer well clear from their in-room dining which is not in line with this otherwise classy hotel.

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
78. Paul L.
We had our customer advisory board meeting here 2 weeks ago.  This is a classy hotel that's got a lot going for it, and they have a lot of things right.  Things like those crazy motion-triggered foot night lights in every room, and the in-mirror video - nice gadgets, but they also set the hotel apart from the wanna-be's. And then there are the incomparable ducks, which capture everyone's affection, kids and adults alike (except for maybe serial killers). I'll have to add a link to the videos I took.  If you're thinking of holding meetings here, first check out the F&B charges - they are steep as a steeple.  Otherwise, pretty much everything was top-notch, but we did find it odd that, unlike other classy properties, they do not replace your soap/shampoo etc., meaning the second day you're there, they don't automatically give you another little bottle of shampoo, or a second bar of soap since you're already using one... just kind of unusual.

22/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Andrew A.
This is a great hotel if you're in Orlando and you hate to venture out into suburban hell, or whatever this swampland has turned to.

Generally, the service is good, although special requests tend to puzzle the staff. My room had a rancid mildew smell when I came into the bathroom. I called downstairs and went to the pool. Then, the odor spread to the beds. ????

I ordered a bottle of Scotch to forget the ordeal, and I didn't worry so much.

24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
80. KELLY W.
No need to say a word, it's perfect.

07/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Meghan C.
Stayed at this beautiful hotel for a conference. TVs are inside the bathroom mirror, so you can watch the news while you're getting ready! The bed...oh my! They were so very comfortable, and the pillows were like sleeping on a cloud. Also loved the duck march - very neat thing for kids and adults alike. Room service was also very quick. Only very minor complaint: the check-in line tends to get a little long, but it is to be expected for a hotel of such a large size.

02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. Jennifer L.
I had a great stay here.  The rooms were nice, and large, and clean.
Room service was a bit slow and confused.
I don't like not having a stocked mini bar - I thought the packages you could request were cute, but when I get in and would just love to grab a snack or a drink because I've been on a plane all day, I'm bummed when there isn't anything available.
I would definitely recommend it, and they have tons of great meeting space available if you're looking for meeting venues.

04/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Kent M.
First time stay here. Best Of. Great food in Capriccio Grill. Just fab beyond all expectations. Very nice standard room. Will surely stay again. Thanks folks. Very well done.

06/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. ramesh m.
Very good experience with this hotel. After spending our entire day in the park and coming to this hotel, made us feel like home. The swimming pool was awesome. Its provided with warm towels and also has hot water pool. Rooms are very clean. We got Club access which came with breakfast, snacks and drinks. The club room is open 24/7. We also had a great time in gym. Over all very happy customer.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Jessica M.
The hotel was nice. My only complaint, which is disgusting,  one of the pillows on my bed had not been changed. Looks like someone with mascara slept on it and there was a spot on it that looked liked someone drooled in their sleep. Next time in Orlando I would probably not stay here.

04/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Lisa R.
I recently stayed here for a convention at the OCCC.

What can I say, CON-VEN-IENT!!!! Right across from the main door, west concourse. Walk the length of the hotel and it connects directly to the walkway to north south concourse.

What can I say about the accommodations!? WOW! My room came with a mini fridge which you typically don't see with the larger hotels. I was very pleasantly pleased to not have to pay the extra for one.

I had a couch and a chair and both were VERY comfy. If you have ever stayed for business in a hotel and taken a couple of meetings in, you'll understand how important the comfy couch is. This was like being on a couch from home, most hotels my back is killing me within a half hour.

What was the best thing about my room? There was a television in the bathroom mirror! Who wouldn't be fascinated by that?

Hotel staff was very friendly and no issues the entire stay.

I did enjoy breakfast at the B-line diner most of the mornings. Hashbrowns were great, pancakes/hot cakes equally so, omelet not so much. I made it through about a third of the omelet and really couldn't eat much more, it was grainy and undercooked and the flavor was really not good. One of the days I also received a chipped/broken glass one of the days. The service was average, some days it was good others it was less than to be desired. I came back for the food, so what can you say.

My only real downside was that I did have to stop and get my bill on the way out. I do prefer for the bill to be delivered before I go so I don't require the additional stop. Somewhat annoying, but manageable.

17/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Katie G.
I was recently at the Peabody for a convention across the street. While the location is great/very convenient, I was not impressed by the customer service. The in-room wifi Internet (which you pay for) did not work and it took numerous calls down to both the front desk and IT department to have someone actually attempt to help with the issue.  The ultimate "resolution" on their end was that it must be my computer, versus their network.  However, the wifi worked fine on my computer in all other locations, just not the room.  As a business traveler that needs to rely on internet accessibility while on the road, I will most likely elect to stay at a different hotel due to this experience if I have another convention at the Orange County Convention Center.

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
88. Jonathan L.
Hands down one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. The hotel was huge, clean, and glorious. The staff was helpful. Checking in and checking out were painless. Concierge was helpful. Housekeeping was attentive. The hotel was able to accommodate all of our requests. Would definitely stay here again.

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
89. John G.
Gorgeous hotel.  Nice restaurant.  Great pool.  Respectable fitness center.  The only reason this place doesn't get five stars is because their bar didn't have nbc sports network so I could watch the Devils eliminate the Flyers.  Other than that I had a great experience.

10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Angel S.
This hotel was amazing! We enjoyed our stay immensely. It was designed thoughtfully with both single adults and families with children in mind. The proximity to attractions made the location perfect and the amenities were phenomenal.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Tracy B.
Just got back and the stay here was nice. Stayed in the older tower the room was nice. A few things could use improvement. Mainly the carpet seems like it gets wet a lot so in areas it is pretty crispy. Most everything was fine and staff were more than accommodating. Upon check in the first room we got had a soaked hallway. Like the bath had overflowed. They didn't hesitate to move us and upgrade us. However , a BIG convention came in a few days later and at that point I think we would have been hard pressed to have been moved or upgraded. There was a slight odor in both the first and second room but not so strong to bother us. Sort of a mildewish smell.

There were plenty of nice things at the hotel. The wifi is in your' resort fee' so no problem using it there. It worked pretty much throughout the hotel and pool area. I did have a bit more trouble using it on my droid not sure why.
Ha d no trouble getting cabs here and they also have a I-ride trolley in the area. The hotel will give you free passes for it. It pretty much takes you through out the immediate area.

I mainly wanted to say I frequented the coffee counter as there is no coffee in the rooms.
The little counter off the lobby area, Coffee Etcetera was very friendly. They don't make blended cold drinks there like Frapps but the do have a sort of a similar premade drink.
Unfortunately it isn't 'frozen' or even super cold. It's okay in a pinch. Starbucks isn't nearby. When it wasn't working an employee named Precious was more than happy to make me her own iced mocha coffee concoction. Pretty good and cooler than the other type. She and Tiffany and a man( forgot his name ) working there were all more than friendly.

All in all I enjoyed the one week stay here.

10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Santiago R.
A great 4-Star stay. Definitely a humongous place with a nice historical value to it. Service was great, in-hotel prices mehh, not a fan. Yet, truly the definitive place to stay in Orlando, by the International Drive and close to everything.

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Kristin L.
I'm an Orlando resident but this is my go-to place when I want to get away for a weekend. It's pricey but spacious and gorgeous. I highly recommend becoming a Peabody member -- and they also recognize Magical Dining Month and other yearly specials.

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Jonah K.
Favorite hotel in Orlando, near the theme parks. Well run and nice hotel, the dining options are decent. Great convention center as well for smaller conventions.

11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Esther B.
A one night stand was simply not enough, and left me wanting more. I just love this property. Contemporary, stylish, high ceilings, great art and decor...every last decorated detail is totally my style. I regret not having more time to enjoy the pool, the restaurants, the spa, and I really want to come back. As far as the room goes, it was fine. Nothing spectacular, but clean and comfortable and nicely decorated.

Let me not forget the ducks! OK, fine it's a gimmick, but it's cute and original, so just go with it, people! Make sure you don't miss the ducks.

I look forward to visiting again and really enjoying the property next time. A review update will follow when I do. Will a fifth star be in order? Maybe!

16/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Steve S.
Ducks on a red carpet (and everywhere else)...cute, especially for the kids.  Clean...just as expected...just like a Motel 6.  TV in the bathroom mirror...really?  Service...absolutely middle of the road.  Price vs. value...that's the question.  At more than $200 per night, one should not need to bring a coffee pot...or pay $4 a cup from the lobby barista...seriously, when was the last time you stayed at a business hotel that didn't have a coffee pot in the room?  And, 500+% markup on inexpensive wine from wait staff that you had to wave down after 5 minutes of sitting in a nearly empty lounge...hmm.  Next time I'll be pay more attention and doubt that a repeat stay is my future.

As the Yelp* tagline for two stars says, "Meh.  I've experienced better."  Actually, much better...

12/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
97. John B.
Luxury hotel with vast convention and exhibit space.  Rooms are well appointed, though somewhat dated, yet very clean, spacious, and well kept.  Extras like small flat panel tv built into bathroom mirror are a tad over the top. Duck shaped soaps are cloying and do not lend themselves well to actual use.  Enough with the damn ducks already. Toiletries seem like cheap Travelodge bottles with a Peabody label.  Not impressed.  Towels are plentiful, but rough, not soft and luxurious as they should be.  Room service is pricey to begin with, then add $3 delivery charge, 24 percent service charge...not a gratuity mind you, because the bellhop is also waiting with his hand out...outrageous.  Beds are very comfortable and big flat screen hdtv with hbo is a nice but expected perk in a hotel of this caliber.  One of the better in room wifi connections I have experienced.  Reliable and fast.  I find it annoying that there is a charge to use the fitness center, so I protested and ran outside in the sea of humidity known as Orlando.  And finally, the bullshit $10 day resort fee is not appreciated.  Apparently it covers your two daily complimentary water bottles and high speed internet.  However, it feels nickle and dimey...why can't this mandatory fee simply be rolled into the room rate? I will never understand this practice.  Not a bad place to be stuck at a conference.  Gorgeous hotel pool, but frankly, i'd prefer a Westin or W.  It just seems like 1998 here.

22/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
98. Christine L.
Stayed here while attending a conference which was in the West Hall. Great weather to make the 5 minute walk across the street.

I will admit the lobby was intimidating. It's quite a grand entrance, and by that I mean, it's freaking looooong. It seems to never end. Beautiful though.

Our room was in Tower 1, it was nicely renovated and had all the amenities one would need. Now about that TV in the bathroom mirror... it was a bit much but hey maybe people really need that.

If you don't like ducks, this isn't the place for you. They're all about the ducks. They are cute, but they are everywhere. Things shaped like or had pictures of ducks: soap, butter, elevators, room card, etc.

Wifi worked well, but is not protected and yet we paid extra....??

15/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Richard T.
This place is the best, the ducks are cool and the place is just great.  Had an issue with kids crying in the next room, they upgraded my to a jr, 2 room suite.  we had a great time and enjoyed the restaurants and great local.  The pools were heated at christmas and was able to enjoy them as well.  And did I mention the place is crazy about the ducks that swim in the fountain all day.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
100. Eileen Z.
An absolutely stunning hotel with lots of history.  From the ducks walking through the lobby to the beautiful new rooms in the tower everything Peabody is top notch.  We stayed here during our visit in Orlando and was not at all disappointed.  The rooms are stunning the pool and poolside service was excellent.  everything was clean and service was excellent.  It is what you expect from a 5 star hotel.  The Suites are absolutely stunning and quite roomy.

07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Mark L.
This place is just over the top. I don't know if I could ever afford this place on my own, but thankfully, my employer paid for a week-long training here.

Firstly, the place is HUGE. Not overwhelming, but it's more a classy convention center inside with hotel elements sprinkled here and there. There are several options for pools and hang-out spots.

I spent a long night at one of the hotel bars, making friends with the bartender. What a classy dude. After five drinks, I started to ask some pretty ridiculous bartending questions but he was a good sport and even let my friends and I sample some experimental drinks for free. Needless to say, I tipped him well.

So the rooms match the luxurious interior of the entire hotel. Spacious with large beds and up-to-date decorations and large HDTV. Heck, there was a TV in the mirror of the bathroom. I watched ESPN while I took a shower; I mean, if that isn't the sign of a killer customer experience, I don't know what is. Joking aside, the rooms do not disappoint in size or decor.

As you will probably read repeatedly in other reviews, the Peabody has this gimmicky tradition of letting these ducks play in the fountain and march around. I actually only saw this on the last day, but was not surprised to see that even animals life in luxury at the Peabody.

I hope I can make it back here for pleasure one day.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Joshua U.
Middle-end hotel with high-end aspirations. I really like the Peabody. But I've never been in a hotel that thinks itself high-end that nickels and dimes every customer as they do. They make you pay for wifi, the rooms aren't all that big, and some of the gimmickry (tv's in the bathroom mirrors for example) are a bit Kitsch. If you're at a conference, be prepared to be shut off from the world. They will charge you $100 to access the hotel's wifi network.

That said, the hotel is generally very nice and I like some of their schtick. The duck thing is a lot of fun, and I very much enjoy speaking with and watching the duckmaster. They must be good to their employees as well, since we are always waited on by the same bellhops, the duckmaster has been the same every time, and I even recognize their desk staff (I come up twice a year). Overall, it's great, but ti's nothing to write home about. If you're looking for luxury, I'd pay a bit more and stay at one of the suites in the Omni. But if you want something that isn't waifish like a Holiday Inn, and affordable enough as well as comfortable, I highly recommend the Peabody. It's worth staying in once, and if you do, make sure to see the Imperial duck march. You won't be disappointed, and you will remember it forever. The display is fun for all ages, and quite wonderful to the eye.

01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
103. Brian A.
Perfect for Orlando ... great rooms ... killer pool ... and a great bar staff.

I believe I wowed them with my ability to do a bar mat shot!

Good times!

05/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
104. Charles S.
This is by far the best hotel in Orlando.  But expensive. ... The ducks waking from the elevator  to the pond in the bar is priceless.

12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
105. Anvinh N.
My girlfriend's family and I stayed here when we went to Orlando. I would HIGHLY recommend the Peabody to anybody looking to have a good time. The service was superb, they had multiple bars opened late, we had a terrific view of the pool, and best of all we had a TV embedded into the restroom mirror. That is so crazy..

13/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Jey J.
Decided to stay here for a Orlando vacation and aside from the decent deal I got online, I wanted to try this 4 1/2 star hotel. To my surprised, I didn't expect this hotel to go way beyond my expectations.

Room
Spacious, soft king size bed, tv easy to use 42" flatscreen with HD channels. (awesome)

Gym
Cardio room with treadmills with built-in tv monitors. Elliptical and bicycling machines. Enough machine for everyone. About 10 treadmills, 6-7 ellipticals/bicycling machines

Separate room with weight sets with FULL WEIGHT SET RACKS!! (very impressive)

Also another separate room for weight set machines. They have a wide variety weight machines and looks like it a complete set.

24 hours dining that's a plus. Especially for the drunkies that come in at 2 in the morning..

2 open bars.

Cafe bar

Pool/ jacuzzi outdoor bar scenery

housekeeping did a very good job at cleaning up after me, and if anyone knows me they would know that's a difficult task. ;)

seeing this hotel in person IS WAAAY better than looking at the pictures online, you'll fall in love with this place.

Lastly, Employees and Front-desk Reps are super nice and very accommodating, they waived all my room fees and upgrade fees (which was cool)

I would stay here again..

05/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Amir A.
Excellent Hotel! The room and the bathroom was very nice and clean. The bed's are very comfy and I had a great view. The Valet was very friendly and so was the other hotel staff. It an be a bit pricey but it's totally worth the stay. No complaints about this place!

07/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. Carrie S.
I just finished a stay here for a meeting that I helped to plan, and I have to say, the Peabody was fantastic.  Actually, all the Peabody's I have stayed in have been truly great hotels.  I am a typical JW Marriott/Renaissance/Hyatt/Wyndham hotel user.  I like the higher end, but not premium end hotels.  I would say the Peabody falls into this category.

My room was fantastic.  Clean, roomy, lots of great and unique amenities, and I was in the main tower so I was close to my essentials (spa and gym).

The convention facilities are wonderful  I cannot say enough great things about the convention staff (Kevin was our CMP here, and he was wonderful).  They really take care of you here.  I will be suggesting this hotel for future meetings with my company, as this is a great location to Disney (close but not too close,,,I really don't care for Orlando because too many kids drive me crazy.  Not a lot of kids at this place).  Its also very convenient to and from the airport, and there is a grocery store and other restaurants near by.

I would most definitely stay here if I ever come to Orlando for personal reasons.  Like I said, just far enough from the crazy of Disney, but close enough to enjoy the weather.

16/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
109. Nikhil P.
There's something about a hotel that has a television embedded into its bathroom mirror that makes you feel like everything is gonna be OK.  This was definitely  up there as one of the hypest hotels I've ever stayed in.  Thanks to a business paying our tab, we felt like ballers of the highest order.  16th floor view in Tower 2, overlooking a ridiculous pool, surprisingly decently-priced food with great portions, beds that felt like they came from where the sun hangs out, and free WiFi.  (For everyone!)  The place is totally huge so you can easily get lost in it, but it's a lot of fun and there's every amenity you could ask for.  I think it's pricey -- I don't actually know -- but the hotel is totally sick.

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Gourmet G.
After spending a day at the various theme parks in the Orlando area dealing with families overrun with hyperactive kids, staying at the Peabody - which caters to corporate types headed to the convention center across the street - is the best way to calm your jangled nerves and attain inner peace. The public rooms are grand, with gleaming marble halls lined with priceless art and artifacts, and the grounds are landscaped with soaring palm trees, cascading waterfalls, and exotic orchids among the many blooms. Even the least expensive accommodations - decorated in shades of beige, bronze, and sage green - are spacious, with two doubles or one king bed and a sitting area with an overstuffed chair and ottoman. Telephones have two lines to accommodate dataport connections, and wireless high speed Internet access is available. The marble bathrooms include a miniature TV, hair dryer, designer shower amenities, and plush terry robes. The property features a health club with state-of-the-art equipment, Olympic-sized pool, four tennis courts, and a variety of dining options, from casual to elegant. The hotel is famed for its mascots, the Peabody Ducks, five mallards which, at 11:00am every day without fail, waddle off the elevator and into the lobby to spend the day frolicking in the atrium fountain until 5:00pm, when they return to their no doubt luxurious quarters. Needless to say, the main restaurant - dubbed Dux in homage to the feathered quintet - does not serve roast duck or foie gras.

17/07/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Luke T.
You've prolly heard, there is a duck parade here.. go check it out..

Great convention space.

There are 2 towers of for hotel rooms. Get into the new tower. Its nicer.
There is bar with a patio , sorta overlooking the pool.. the patio is a good place to smoke a cigar..

I can;t remember a thing about the food..

I do remember having a cigar every night there for 5 nights and the service was attentive and professional..

24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Adrian C.
Great place to stay! Super clean!! Classy. Love the TV in the bathroom mirror, but didn't like the surprise $30 parking/hotel fee.

26/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Rick M.
Stayed for Fathers Day - Great hotel and service was fantastic -

17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
114. Sydney S.
Stayed here for a convention that was being held in the hotel's convention center down stairs. Our company got a group rate, so I didn't have to spend as much as the room actually cost, which was nice.

The staff at the front desk were kind and helpful, but whoever controls staffing needs a jolt to the head. When you have a group f nearly 3,000 staying in your hotel for a convention, all checking in and out on the same days... you'd think you'd staff appropriately for that.
NOPE.

Luckily I was smart and arrived a day before everyone else so I didn't have the headache checking in, but checking out was a complete nightmare. Hour long wait for the bell hop, Even worse for the front desk, and don't even get me started about the refrigerators...

The rooms themselves though are incredibly lovely. Beautiful feather pillows, most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in, ipod clock dock, and a freaking TV in the mirror in the bathroom!

The refrigerators are a whole thing though. Each room has a mini fridge in it, which is great if you are there for a convention for a few days. You can go down to the WalMart up the street and buy some food and stock your little fridge. However, they are high efficiency refrigerators, so the outside grows incredibly warm... making a lot of people thing that they are broken. I can't even imagine how often the Peabody moves people from room to room or replaces refrigerators. But here is the part that really shocked me...
The bell hop doesn't have a fridge to put cold items in! So if you arrive early and want to check your stuff into bellhop before you can check into room, or if you check out before you leave and need to store your items with bell hop... you better hope you don't have any cold items.. because they can't be accommodated.
When we checked out (check out is at noon) we still had the rest of the convention to attend (went until 5pm) and we were moving to another hotel that night that was on Disney property so that we could enjoy the next 4 days at DisneyWorld. This meant that we wanted to take all our food items from the Peabody with us to the new hotel; milk, beer, cut mangos, wine, hummus, olive tapenade, and some other things. When we took a bag of all the food items down to the bell desk though, we were told that there is no where to put the items or to store them for the next 5 ish hours.

So I went to the front desk and begged them to help me. The girl at the front desk was kind and helpful and put my items in a Peabody bag, wrapped it up tight, and wrote my name all over it. She told me it would go in their personal fridge in the back and to just give my name when I left so it could be retrieved for me.

I go back at the end of the convention to retrieve my items.
Nowhere to be found.
I'm not sure if it was incompetence on the part of the taker or the retriever, but somewhere they screwed up. I complained. They gave me $20. I left satisfied, but still irritated that they don't have a fridge in the first place.

But other than this nonsense, I was very please with my stay at the hotel, and - if given a discount again - would be happy to stay at the Peabody.

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Stacey C.
Very large conference center that can hold a 6,000 people conference.  Rooms are normal size, nothing too different.

This conference is definitely more organized than at MGM las vegas when it was a big mess during lunch.  

Here at Peabody, they have multiple food stand set up and also pre-order lunch option.  One of the better conferences... not sure about Orlando tho just bc there isn't much to do except shopping in the evening....since days are spent in workshops.

As expected, everything is over priced.  An ice cream bar was $5!  Eeek!

28/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Brian C.
This is easily one of my favorite hotels in America.  While it's best if you're a conference goer at a nearby facility, even a vacationer can find greatness in its services, facilities and amenities.  

The rooms are amazing.  The conference space is huge.  The common areas are inviting and comfortable.  The pool areas are some of the best the area has to offer.

19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Pamela M.
All the comforts of home....and a few you never considered!

Let' s just get this out of the way.....I loved this hotel!

We had a corporate seminar here and everything was first class. The meeting rooms, the banquet service, front desk service, room appearance, valet......everything.

The traditional duck walk, the duck soaps in the bathroom, motion sensor floor lights at night, and the TV in the bathroom mirror.....all made this hotel very special.

If your in Orlando, book here! If you live in Florida this is a perfect location for a stay-cation.

Enjoy!

19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
118. Christy C.
My husband and I stayed at the Peabody last weekend to celebrate my birthday. This was our fist stay at this resort and it did not disappoint. We got a great rate, considering it was a last minute reservation. We were offered complimentary valet as part of the special that they were running. Our room was located on the 25th floor. We had a gorgeous view of the city and the pool. The room was spacious and cozy, but also had modern elements (TV in bathroom mirror, etc...). We just didn't get to see the ducks that people always talk about. I would definitely stay at the Peabody again! This was by far one of the best places I've stayed at in the Disney World area! :)

Pros: Awesome Beds, Location, Great Dining Options, Good Service

Cons: Self parking garage is a bit far (although we did valet) - That's all I could think of!

30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Craig B.
The hotel is in a perfect location. Centrally located for those in meets or conferences at the OCCC. Bring the family and they can go to sea world 2 miles away or they can relax at the HUGE pool.
The property as a great gym, an adult lap pool, and its located right next to a ton of restaurants. I would stay here again for business and /or with family.

05/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. Gaby B.
Beautiful Orlando Hotel
Close enough to the theme parks yet far away from the massive crowds of tourists with a bunch of children.

The hotel its self is beautiful, it has a convention center kinda thing on the first floor, a bunch of restaurants, two pools, tennis courts, a gym
oh and SUPER CUTE mallards that swim in their fountain from 11am-5pm.
Service everywhere was friendly, the rooms was clean (also there was a tv in the bathroom mirror? ) kinda pointless but still cool. Mini fridges in every room ( however, they are empty)
The B-line diner was pretty expensive for mediocre food, but I was lazy and did not want to leave the premises, also the store where they sell things like medicine, snacks and toiletries was expensive also, but if you don't feel like taking the 5min drive to Walgreens its an option.
Overall I had a pleasant stay and I hope to stay at the hotel on my next trip to orlando.

17/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Frank S.
So I stay in a lot of hotels and attend conferences all over the country. This particular event was not only well done from the minute I stepped on thenproperty I was gated with friendly, interesting staff who seemed to see me as an individual and not just one of many guests.

The conference facilities rocked as did the catering. For a small group of 200, neither lunch or evening social felt skimped on. Today the organizers opted to hold an entirely meat free lunch. While this would normally been a reason for me to skip out. The entire series of dishes on the lines were fresh, well seasoned, hardly and I barely missed the meat. Both evening socials were creative and the staff seemed to enjoy them as much as we did.

I also ate in two of the three restaurants and they each were 4 stars. From the b-line diner to the napa ca cuisine. Both offered a good selection of dishes there were prepared well. Prices are not cheap but well worth it and in keeping with quality I would expect in a facility of this caliber.

My only  negative was the charging/holding  of $70 per day for each day of stay for incidentals. That seemed an excessive amount of money to have on hold for an entire stay.  Especially in that I was traveling solo at a conference rate.

We all loved the duck shaped soaps and butter molded ducks!

17/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. .Hon H.
Pretty much a disaster, customer-service wise.  We had booked a couple of hospitality suites and several rooms at the Peabody in connection with a conference.  Starting at least six months ago, I began getting emails from the hospitality department about ordering F&B for my suites.  I explained to them that any functions we would host in the suites would consist of a breakfast for 5-6 people, and a lunch of about the same size.  We'd also need go have beverage service (coffee and the like) and snacks.  No evening functions, nothing elaborate.  I also told the coordinator that I would not be able to order anything until we got closer to the date of the event since we had not yet begun to schedule any meetings.

Well, that did not deter them.  I was receiving emails every two weeks demanding my orders.   I repeated to them that I would not have information about the F&B orders until we got closer to the date of the conference, i.e. a few days before.  They kept insisting that they needed the information NOW.  I finally spoke to the hospitality department and told them I would only need to coordinate through room service.  I turned my orders into room service a few days prior and had to constantly keep on them tor receive confirmations, acknowledge my requests, etc. etc.  

It seems that the folks in the Peabody Orlando have email addresses, but they don't know how to check them.  Why would you tell me it was OK to send orders via email and then not check it?  I left a few voice mails for the room service manager and never heard back.  Turned out that he was out of the office and no one else checks his vmail, nor is there an out of office feature on his voice mail.

An entirely frustrating experience that should've gone much more smoothly, considering the amount of money we paid for the suites and refreshments.

04/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
123. peter c.
Great Job!

I just stayed here and I have to say they do a great job.  The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly and the management seems to be on top of everything.

I stayed at a club floor and was very impressed with the Club Room in terms of service, food quality and choice.   We have already planned our next trip here.

Thanks!

08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
124. Rachel G.
Excellent choice for a stay in Orlando. Convenient location. Beautiful property. Not overrun with kids so the pool experience is relatively delightful. And no resort fee, which seems to be par for the course at hotels in this area.
Only a couple of issues... Don't see why you should have to pay for self parking. And there are per person charges for the shuttles to theme parks.
Other than that it was a great experience!

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
125. Wayne C.
I liked the design of the room, and the pool view was great. I stayed in the main tower. Staff were friendly. Being from New York City, I usually expect staff to just direct customers to places, but when I asked a room keeper how to get to the pool, she took us directly to the pool, which was unexpected, but greatly appreciated. The pool was nice, although during my stay it was (the weather) a little chilly, would have liked the water to be warmer. Overall nice stay, would do it again, but...

The resort fee, which supposedly covers the weak in-room wifi signal, coffee (at an early time only), 2 bottles of water per day and some other things I think. During my stay, I paid my two day resort fee, yet didn't use the wifi as I have my own data plan on my mobile device. I didn't get any bottles of water at all. I also didn't get any coffee as I am on vacation, waking up early just to grab coffee doesn't sound very pleasing to me. So I pretty much paid an extra ~$20 for no reason other than a money grab.

The parking fee needs to be cheaper. Self park costs a bit too much for the effort that is necessary for the customers to park and get to their car. Another negative is, where are the vending machines? I went to the vending room on my floor and only saw an ice machine. My girlfriend and I were thirsty and it was a bit frustrating as I have stated earlier, we didn't get any bottles of water that we were supposed to get with the resort fee that I paid. We thought it was a joke so we went to another floor and it was a similar scene. We went down to the shop at pool level and it was closed. At that point we just head back to bed as it was late and didn't want to bother with it any longer.

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
126. Tom B.
As with any Hyatt, the grounds are beautiful and impressive.  The staff is empowered and savvy enough to provide the best experience possible.

12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Lisa N.
Fabulous hotel!

Took a last minute trip from Tampa to Orlando and pulled into the Peabody at 2am on a weekend night. We were able to negotiate a great rate (no resort fees or parking fees) and paid upfront for a two night stay in an upgraded king room.

We stayed in the newer tower and our room was amazing. Probably one of the nicest hotel rooms I've ever been in, if not the nicest. There were lights under the nightstands and in the bathroom so you could walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night and your way was lit up. The room also had a chair, sofa, nice view of the grotto pool, desk, cordless telephones, fridge, safe, and a TV in the bathroom mirror!

We ordered room service when we arrived. It was $25 for a club sandwich. It was a good club sandwich, but come on. We found out later that there is a 24 hour diner in the hotel that we could have gone to instead and saved the $$. Oh well. Next time.

We walked around and visited many of the hotel amenities including: The Rox bar, the fitness center, two of the gift shops, and the grotto pool. We saw the ducks in the fountain but managed to miss the walk both days of our stay. FYI- the duck walk is at 11am and 5pm daily.

We spent an afternoon at the pool. The food is overpriced, as are the drinks but it is a great environment with friendly staff. The pool area has several pools, including a kiddie pool, a water slide, and a hot tub.

Everything was very well taken care of. The maid service was prompt and efficient and even folded up clothes that had been left on the floor. Overall, a five star experience. Our next stay in Orlando will be at the Peabody.

15/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Kate T.
Although we missed the ducks, we enjoyed a beef carpaccio and drinks at the bar. Very nice atmosphere, with a trendy touch to the bar, and a view of the pool with outside seating to enjoy on a nice day.

25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Elizabeth F.
This review is for the Peabody spa. We booked a spa day about a month ago and I really enjoyed it! We rented a cabana by the pool for the day with their holiday special, then all treated ourselves to pedicures and massages in the spa. When you book anything at the spa, you get unlimited access to the spa all day, which includes private hot tubs, inside and outside, showers, bathrooms, locker rooms, the gym, and some amazing mango ginger water. (Seriously, I want this in my house at all times).

I got the Orange Cream Pumpkin Pie pedicure and it was fabulous! It was 80 minutes and included brown sugar scrubs, a pumpkin puree mask, and a wonderful paint job. Not sure it was entirely worth the money because I was hoping it was more massaging but I was left with the hot towels for a good 15 minutes when I would have preferred to just have been getting massaged that whole time.

I also got a massage and although I don't remember who my massage therapist was, it was a great massage. They have nice rooms, with great beds  - the beds form to you so you don't have to manually put the pillows under knees and ankles.

The cabana by the pool was nice as well. The pool was pretty dead, but the cabana deal included waters, sodas, pretzels, and chips and lounge chairs reserved just for you to enjoy. You can order regular food and drinks should you decide.

The spa also does free valet which ended up being kind of a mess at the end. We didn't leave until later but there was a mix up with the validation and our cars being in the "self parking garage" even though we did valet.

I recently came back here to get the gingerbread manicure and it was similar to the pumpkin pie pedi, as it scrub and some massaging but again, it wasn't anything that I felt was above and beyond regular manicures, so I didn't feel as though it was really worth the price. I had the same valet problems too which is just annoying, especially the second time around.

Overall, nice place to go and relax. I would come here again but probably be more particular about what spa services I got.

20/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
130. Simon L.
Now a Hyatt, but still a very nice and classy hotel. From the moment we stepped into the hotel, we were treated very well. The front desk was very polite and made us feel welcomed. They kindly gave us a free upgrade to a patio suite that was absolutely amazing. The suite was 75% windows with a beautiful view of the city. The suite had 3 TVs (including one in the bathroom mirror), free wifi, and a fridge. From our patio, we watched people swim in the pool, watched traffic build up during rush hour, and the best part, we watched the fire works from Universal Studios. There was a bit of a wasp problem on our patio in the beginning, but a quick ring to the front desk and they had some guys with bee spray hunting for the nest. Even though they couldn't find it, they did spray all around the patio to keep them away. Overall, a great hotel and a great stay.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
131. Tresha G.
I have visited this hotel on three separate occasions for the Zumba conventions. This is a nice hotel that accommodates the thousands that attended without any major  hiccups. I have not rented a room from them. Even with the discounted Zumba rate it is out of my budget price. If I could I would like to.

Don't forget to see the ducks swim in the indoor pond.

12/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
132. Colleen B.
Review for the Spa and Hotel Pool only!

Booked a girls day at the Spa! We were literally looking forward to this day 2 weeks in advance. It was our holiday gift to one another. We booked massages and pedis and got a cabana by the pool. It was supposed to be glorious and relaxing. However, due to some issues, it was just lovely, nothing above and beyond anything else I have ever experiences so I was a little let down.

Spa:

It's a lovely spa. Everything was relaxing, the mango-ginger signature water was to die for and they had complimentary teas and nuts. The ladies giving our pedicures were fabulous, so friendly and informative, they made us feel extra comfortable. The masseuse was lovely but the massage was just okay.

I went for the seasonal orange cream pumpkin pie pedi:
Relax into a warming whole milk softening soak before experiencing a richly scented brown sugar scrub for the legs and feet in preparation for a nourishing spiced pumpkin puree mask. Legs and feet are then wrapped in steamed towels to help sooth away holiday stress. Legs and feet are then massaged with a silky soft honey suckle orange cream.

Did it smell good? Absolutely. Was there tons of relaxation? Not really. I was expecting a little more than just the small, maybe more massaging or detail to relaxation but it was just a regular pedi that smelled really good in whiff.

Valet is included in the SPA as well as full access to the private outdoor spa pool area and gym. The SPA was lovely and the steam room and hot tub were nice. I wasn't a fan of the hot tub being right in front of the showers, just didn't make for a full private and relaxing area. Everything was super clean!

Pool / Cabana:

The Cabana special they were running was for $125 for up to 4 people including:
All day use (10am to 6pm), Private Seating, Flat Screen Television, Refrigerator containing chilled water and assorted sodas, Chips and Pretzels, Pool Towels, Outside of your cabana there are 4 lounge chairs reserved for you to enjoy.

The pool was so empty we could have just took over a small area to ourselves without the Cabana but we already pre booked it. It said their would be aroma therapy towels, there were not. They mentioned on the phone when booking that the best area for sun was on the opposite side of the bar (where two other cabanas are) so we went with that. There were 4 cabanas on our side but we were the only occupied one. The downfall... it was RIGHT next to the kiddie sprinklers. Are you kidding me? Thanks for the heads up =( That heavens it wasn't too busy to the point of constant little kids screaming, I was very disappointed we did not get that heads up though. And who puts private cabanas in front of the kid area?

Our servers were awesome, props for that! Food was good and came quickly. I did like having our own fridge too, helped with drink access.

Service:

While we were laying out, we were approached with our bills from the spa and the girl arrived with all of the wrong information on our bills, not reflecting our correct services or deals we booked online via FL specials. She apologized and left to get it fixed, she came back and it was still wrong. We gave her one card for the cabana and once adjusted, other cards for our spa services. She ran the wrong cards for our services... sigh... we were so frustrated at this point we just allowed it and figured the differences in cash and paid each other. For a top notch place like the Peabody, I thought for sure the service would blow me away... it really put a damper on things. Also, one of the ladies I was with had her boyfriend call ahead of time to take care of her bill and along that process, they messed up her massage appointment time, originally scheduled for the morning, they canceled it and could only fit her in later in the afternoon. I don't understand how they messed that up. Everything was correct in the notes in the system, and it was supposed to be a surprise and they almost gave it away to her over the phone =(  

Overall the location is gorgeous and you really do forget you are in a tourist area, a fabulous get away for the day. I really hope the next time I attend something here, the service is as impeccable as the ambiance.

05/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
133. Ben K.
The only word that can describe this place is perfect. I usually just pick the first hotel that looks nice and offers the cheapest rate but I will continue to stay at Hyatt locations going forward. This was my second experience at a Hyatt and the company will have a life long customer due to this experience. The facilities are immaculate and the staff is wonderful. My room was pristine and had a clean/modern decor. There was even a TV embedded in the bathroom mirror and the place felt so relaxing. They have great amenities and a world class pool. The valet remembered my name without even taking the ticket during Labor Day rush hour and the front office staff was helpful, friendly and polite. I recommend this hotel to anyone planning on a trip to the Orlando area. It's only a 10 dollar cab ride to Universal and surrounding parks. The prices are very reasonable and you definitely get more than you pay for. Top class, keep it up Hyatt!

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Dianne D.
They squeeze every nickel and dime out of you. They charge you for everything possible. Which I wouldn't mind if I got what I was charged for. They charged for wifi (of course) which doesn't even work majority of the time. The rooms are small and what I hate most is the super thin so call comforter they give you. No coffee in the room. Yet, they charge you for a resort fee. Why? When there's no accommodations in your room. If you want bottle water then you will be charge. If you want to use their gym there is a fee. Your getting the idea by now.... As I said if you want coffee there is a fee and you have to go down stairs and get your cup of coffee ONLY from 8:30am-930am.

Service is good though. Staff very helpful and friendly

01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
135. Patrick C.
My overall experice with the Peabody was one of contrasts.

I get that this is a "High-end" hotel. However, when I pay a high-end price I better get a high-end experience. In that the Peabody did not deliver. I profess to liking the finer things for myself and I don' t mind spending the money to do it, so if your going to charge me for it the product better deliver and I feel that the Peabody did not.

+'s:
The pool is great
The staff was courteous and knowledgeable
The mirror with the built-in TV was nifty
Pillows on bed were heaven

-'s
They nickel and dime your for EVERYTHING
Room size was mehhh
There was truly nothing "unique" about this place
Did I mention they nickel and dime you for everything...?
Fee for low bandwidth internet connectivity only to turn around and make it free for a mobile device, but they don't tell you that..?
Business center was a RIPOFF to the point of being totally useless!!!

I don't understand these high-end hotels that charge you for some of the most basic services that "lower-end" establishments offer for free and than justify it by saying it is a "premium" experience when clearly it is no where near that. It's almost as if they are intentionally trying to convince you you are stupid.

Overall I would say I had only a So-So experience at this hotel. for what I ended up paying I would be more willing to look at other hotels in the area before I returned to the Peabody and for me that says a lot.

18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
136. Candace R.
As far as hotels go, this was definitely a 5 star visit. I stayed here for work attending a conference in the OCCC. I had heard good things about the Peabody, and was pleasantly welcomed when we checked in late Saturday night. I had a king room in the new tower which was really nice. They have nightlights that come on automatically and a tv in the bathroom mirror which are pretty fancy. The bed was very comfortable, and they have a fridge which was convenient (though it's extra for a microwave). I ordered room service three times during my stay, and ordering was an easy process and the food was definitely good (though pricey, but that's what you expect).

The hotel is HUGE, and a little intimidating at first but got used to getting myself around. I got coffee and a muffin from the little shop by the gift shop, which was good but nothing special. I had no complaints during my stay and would definitely visit again.

20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
137. Amy B.
I had a very good time at this hotel during a conference. I would venture so say that it was one of the best that I've ever stayed in. The room was clean, the conference space was well organized, the staff was very helpful and of course the ducks were fun. The ducks were probably more fun for me because I used to have a pet mallard duck as a kid. My duck was imprinted on me just like those ducks are imprinted on the duck master. What fun to sit in the bar and admire them! One might not think that watching some ducks go about their ducky lives in a fountain would provide much entertainment but it is just thing to help clear you from brain overload during a conference. They add a certain relaxed atmosphere to the bar.

A quick word too about the awesomeness of the location. Perfect. I would stay here for any reason at any time when in Orlando.

06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Trina E.
Peabody AKA Hyatt Regency...What a beautiful hotel, One of the best hotels I've seen in the world...What makes it beautiful?  The Staff everyone was friendly and helpful!  We will definitely come back!

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Nadia A.
I stayed at the Hyatt last week while attending the Zumba convention. I would have rated this hotel 5 stars due to their amazing staff and awesome rooms,  but the one thing that really bothered me was how they handled my credit card. I was sharing my room for the 5 days I was there and my roommate for the time payed for everything when she made the reservation. Because I was the first to arrive, as expected, I was asked for a credit card when checking in. Of course I didn't mind this at all as it has happened at every hotel I've stayed at before. However, throughout the 5 days, random holds of different quantities were being place on my account. My roommate and I talked to the front desk and they assured me that the money would all be released after check out. I was ok with this and let it all slide. Everything was ok  and as promised, all of the holds were released on Sunday and my money was returned. I get home on Monday and check my account, make sure everything was ok, and continue about the routine of bill pay. Yet, to my dismay, I wake up on Tuesday morning only to find that my account is overdrawn by $468!!! I immediately logged on to check what was happening and realized that all of the charges from the Hyatt were added once again...ALL OF THEM!!! I thought they were no longer able to touch your credit card once you've checked out?! Of course I immediately contacted the Hyatt and my bank and after an hour phone call, they finally decided to give me my money back with a, "6-8 business day delay". Luckily I was able to get my money reimbursed and the overdraw fees reversed. Although everything else of my stay was amazing, this really bothered me and is making me rethink my visit with the Hyatt for next year's convention.

24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
140. Arry Y.
I got to spend several days here as my hard-working husband worked a sales conference - so I got to really enjoy the hotel.  Wasn't exactly the hotel with the personal touch that I prefer - but a great experience/stay despite that.

Hotel=
- Room: very comfortable.
- Bathroom: fancy, even with a flat screen TV in the mirror
- Room service: tasty, pretty fast, great service
- Pool: really nice.  I can see it being fun for both kids and adults
- Poolside bar: great service, great drinks, good food (great fruit plate)

Ducks=
- Yes, it's true.  There really are ducks.  11AM and 5PM in the main lobby fountain.  The ducks ride the elevator down, walk down this red carpet and into the fountain for the day.  In the evenings, they walk back up the red carpet, up the elevator, and into their duck "palace".  Totally worth seeing.

B-Line Restaurant=
- B-Line restaurant: great service, made custom salads for me daily with all the vegetables in the world I could think of.  I am so thankful they did that for me.

Napa Restaurant=
- Fancy.  AWESOME brunch in the morning - I had my garden omelet freshly made for me.  I ate a ginormous pile of delicious fresh fruit.  Service was great.  Dinner was good too - we got treated to some delicious wines.

Piano Bar=
- Good service.  Nice band that plays there.  Good drinks.

Spa=
- Hotel spa: AWESOME.  I did the full body scrub, massage, eye moisture service, ... by the way, the mango-ginger water they have there is AMAZING. I went the days after and kept getting my water-bottle filled with that stuff because it felt soooo good to me.  Really great service.  I spent several hours just lounging and reading my book there too after all of my services.

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Stefanie R.
One of the best places to stay at in Orlando near Disney. Beautiful hotel! We enjoyed our stay totally.

01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
142. Makena K.
The Peabody Orlando just became one of my top 3 favorite hotels to stay in Otown.  We stayed in the new tower.  It was clean with contemporary decor. I love the TV in the bathrooms even if there was only a couple channels.  The bed was super comfy.  Our room came with a desk, sitting area with a huge TV (don't ask me how big), iPod docking station so you can play your own music & a refrigerator.  

Quick tip:  If traveling without children, the old tower pool is better to catch some rays and relax. Most families choose the new pool because of the beach, children's pool and slide area.  The upstairs pool was pretty empty in the midst of spring break.

We enjoyed the jazz singer at the lounge.  Yummy martinis.

Extras: $25+ to valet park, $10 resort fees which includes wifi (that was super slow BTW). The coffee from the coffee shop is $9, a slice of key lime pie is $8.  No soda machines anywhere in the hotel.  The fountain soda from the B-Line Cafe is $4.  You can buy it cheaper from their gift  for 2 for $6 for 20-ounce Coke bottle.  

Last tip. Upgrade to a club suite if available for $95 and get continental breakfast, free valet, water, soda, hors d'oeuvres from 5-7, desserts pre-bedtime and a room in the new tower.

We will definitely come back again and again. LOVED it.

PS.  Please bare in mind that the 5-stars comes ONLY from compairing Orlando Hotel experience only.

PPS.  Rosa, night time supervisor gave us a tour and took us up to the Duck Palace.  It was under construction that night. When we came back to our room, there was a Peabody runner duckie with several duck soaps to take home
with us and a sweet note from her. We appreciate it Rosa:))

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
143. Lee T.
very modern, clean, and also great location !

13/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
144. Scott M.
I am reviewing the Peabody as a business traveler and as a conference hotel, not really addressing how good it might or might not be for a family visiting the theme parks.

My room was a Club Level room, which turned out great for.  I am not a big breakfast person the Club Lounge has a light breakfast in the morning that was perfect and provided a quiet place for me to read my Wall Street Journal and catch up on emails on my laptop (WiFi in the Lounge). The Club Level might work out well for families with the breakfast, light snacks and beverages you can get throughout the day. (yeah, I know, I said I wouldn't review it for families, but the thought crossed my mind).

Club Level rooms are well appointed and I found the beds very comfortable.

I loved the public spaces and the pools were great, also pluses for families as well as the business traveler. And as a frequent business traveler I am pretty jaded, but even I had to smile at the "marching of the ducks" and made a point to not miss it every day.

In short, the Peabody is my first choice for being close to the OCCC and wouldn't be a bad choice for a non-business stay. The staff is well trained and professional and the setting great,

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. Elizabeth P.
Few hotels have impressed me as the Peabody in Orlando.  It is by far one of the best hotels I have ever been to.  Luxurious, excellent service, clean, modern. exquisite food in the restaurants and beautiful pool.  I loved watching their trademark duck procession and hearing all about how they keep (spoil) the duck families in the hotel.  I also really liked the cool tv screen in the bathroom mirror.  Can't wait to return.

06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. Charlie B.
My stay was fantastic. I appreciate the fact that there is food available at an affordable price 24/7. Convention goers from other hotels were getting their coffee and scones here and not at the convention center. Forgetting my ties, I was able to get a few in the gift shop very reasonably priced ($20). During my stay there was an evening social for those attending the convention. The staff was friendly and very accommodating and the food was fantastic. The file mignon sliders, fish tacos, lobster and macaroni, truffle and macaroni, etc...all some of the best I have ever had.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
147. Liz F.
The Peabody is everything a 5 star experience should be and it certainly comes with the price tag.  I'm so grateful that I got to experience this place via a business trip.

The staff is outstanding.  People want nothing more than to make you comfortable, entertain, and wine & dine you.  What more could you want?  

The hotel is massive.  It probably takes a solid 7-8 minutes to talk from one side to the other.  The pool out back with the slide and grotto was nice, but I preferred the nearly olympic sized pool on the recreation level (life was hard making that decision).  There were hot tubs at the pools.

The room was amazing.  I slept on a cloud and watched tv while I took a shower, just because I could.

Beware that dining options aren't cheap but food is good.  Short walk to lots of shopping and free trolley rides to everything.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
148. AaronErin D.
This was our first stay here since it changed from The Peabody, still offers the same amazing service which is a positive. The prices are very reasonable especially during their off season. This hotel is extremely big and still very clean. We are bummed the ducks are gone but a lot of the same staff still work here. Great atmosphere in the bar/lounge area, very friendly bartenders. We are usually here for work so I am disappointed we haven't been able to enjoy the gorgeous pool area we can see from our room window. Hoping to enjoy the spa during another visit as well. We will always continue to stay here while in Orlando, it's a great spot for the conventions, Sea World and even Disney.

28/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
149. Terra M.
I last went to Peabody Orlando 7 years ago... wow it has changed. This place was so classy I felt like I had to get dressed in a pencil skirt after a 14 hour travel day. Just as well, made me feel like i was some important CEO sipping a $14 martini. This is a full star hotel... so if you go in here being cheap you are better off down the street. (Hey that rhymed. lol)

If you check out my pictures... you sill see some of the features... besides the sensor nightstands with lights and tv in the mirror. The bed was comfy and huge.

I do have one complaint though... something I remember from back in the day in 2007. I could still hear the neighbors. I heard them flush water, use hangers in the closet, and bumps. For $200/night... I shouldn't hear even a peep. I would have thought they padded the walls more when they remodeled.. but oh well.

I really wished I could have had a chance to go in the pool. I went down and it looked like recess in middle and high school. Kids were everywhere. It would have been nice to have an adult only facility. Some of us like kids but don't want to hear them crying MOMMA at the top of their lungs after a long night of martinis.

TIp:
Make a reservation on their website instead of at the desk. Sometimes their prices are cheaper than online travel ones, too.

04/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Rachel J.
I have never been to a hotel with friendlier staff!! And I mean EVERYONE, not just bell service and front desk.  EVERYONE we met. The pool was beautiful and I loved the little, fenced off wading pool for my toddler. Even though he was scared of it, the splash pad area was super unique.  Also couldn't get enough of the 24hr diner!! Perfect! Really fast service, delicious hash browns. We had a great time at this hotel!

30/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
151. TJ L.
I've enjoyed my stay here ZERO COMPLAINTS ... Great service, perfect location & awesome food -enough said.

18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
152. Leala V.
Visited the Peabody for the day for a conference. The lobby is fancy and there are a few interesting restaurants to visit.  There is seems to be plenty of convention space if you wish to have a convention here or another event. All the technical equipment worked well. The catered lunch was very tasty. We had a sandwich bar. My only complaint about it was that they should have had the bread before the meat in the sandwich line. The highlight was the dessert bar. The desserts were deliciously bad. I particularly enjoyed the carrot cake and red velvet cupcakes. I could have kept eating but I would have had a sugar meltdown.
Parking in the garage for the day can run you $10.

12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
153. Jessica S.
Love my room. Comfy bed. Good pillows, not hard but not too soft or too high.  Great bathroom with a tv, scale, and light up magnifying mirror. My room had an ok view, nothing killer but not a wall either. Convention accommodations were good. Coffee was awful, food was good. Room service was yummy but they charge a $3 delivery fee plus 24% service charge and then tax so a chicken sandwich and slice of key lime pie, no drink, was $34, which is overpriced.  The staff was wonderful and welcoming. Didn't make it to the pool but it looked lovely. Self parking is $16 per day. All in all I will definitely stay here again.

26/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
154. Lauren R.
A great place to stay!  The service is impeccable and the rooms are comfy and clean.  

The staff is friendly and helpful.  There are some spots where the wifi has some issues, but overall a great place to stay.  It was a little cool for me to test out the pool, but it looked clean and had plenty of space.  Everything is clearly marked in the hotel, so you should be able to find your way around the vast property.  

The food provided for a large convention was pretty good as well.  Everything was super fresh and served at the perfect temperature.

Like other reviewers have said, if you get a chance, check out the duck presentation.  It was definitely for the kids, but it was still fun to see.

20/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. Krystle I.
Peabody Orlando is now Hyatt Regency Orlando, but I can't find the Yelp page for the new hotel name.

I love this hotel. I was here for 3 nights last week and everything about my stay was flawless! I was on the 14th floor in a Metropolitan Suite, which had a patio and a nice view facing the pool. The room was very clean, had a mini fridge, and a TV in the bathroom mirror. The bed was the most comfortable bed I've slept on in a hotel. Though the wi-fi inside the room was spotty at times, it worked great for the most part.

From check-in to check-out, the service was excellent. I called the operator twice to order items from their "Convenience Collection" and they delivered my order without delay (for FREE!).

I got a workout in during my stay and the gym was awesome. It was huge and there were plenty of machines, mats, weights for any type of workout.

I also had the opportunity to visit the spa while I was there, and had a positive experience there as well.

Lastly, I was there for a conference, so I did have the "hotel food" plenty of times. Not the most amazing, but it is a little better than what you would typically expect from a hotel banquet!

All in all, I felt very comfortable at this hotel (not something I usually say) and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area! THANKS HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO!

25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
156. Candi K.
I decided to surprise my husband with a "nice" hotel experience on the last day of our short trip to the Orlando area in November. With the holiday special they were running, the Peabody was a fraction of its normal cost, and on par with a lot of moderate hotels in the area, so I jumped on it.

Check in was relatively fast (maybe 5 or 10 minutes). My husband parked the car in the garage, and by the time he was back, I had keys in hand. We had a fifteenth floor room with a nice view of the pool area. Clean, comfortable and well appointed (as it should be for their normal rack rate). Greatly enjoyed the lovely linens, towels & robes. So much so, that I fell asleep around 10 instead of going downstairs to enjoy a drink as planned. Oh well.

The room was great for lounging the next morning until we ventured down to see the ducks parade in, and then managed lunch at the diner and an afternoon on the deck of the rooftop pool. Very relaxing and quiet.

Staff overall is friendly & helpful. They seemed genuinely happy to help, whether tipped or not. If I could get a similar deal, I would definitely stay here again. Alas, my budget doesn't allow for hotels of this caliber most of the time, so I suppose a future visit would be far, far in the future.

30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
157. Danielle W.
My parents stayed here while in town for a conference.  I didn't get the chance to fully explore the hotel, but I hung out in there room a bit and let's just say it's f-a-n-c-y.  My two favorite features were the television in the bathroom mirror and there was this little light that came on under the bedside table when it detected that you'd stepped down out of bed.  Additionally, the bedding was super comfy and it looked like the pool area was really nice.

The Peabody is located right near a bunch of restaurants and such so it was easy to meet up with my parents and walk down to find dinner.  And don't even get me started on the ducks.  My mom said they had duck shaped butter at their meals and she sent me home with duck shaped soap which is so hilarious; I've named them and have them sitting on my bookshelf.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
158. Bill S.
Worst bed I've ever slept in. Ended up on the floor. If you are in the hotel business. Make sure your beds are at least somewhat comfortable. If they are not nothing else matters. Stayed 1-3-15. 22137. Very discouraged.

04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
159. JAN I.
Great hotel that is close to the convention center and universal studios. Rooms were modern and loved the tv in the mirror. Loved the 24 hour diner downstairs and there are more restaurants by the hotel or a short drive away. We took advantage of the rental car service in the hotel and when it was time to return the car we just gave it to the valet. Awesome hotel to venture out of the Disney World area and be able to venture out to see the rest of Orlando.

24/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Nicole Y.
Very clean rooms with friendly staff members. The beds are plush and so comfy!  Huge bathtubs, and a tv in the bathroom mirror, how cool! We stayed for the 4th of July on the 22nd floor so we could see the fireworks at Disney from our window (a little far away but still cool). There's a number of restaurants within the hotel with a coffee shop, diner, fine dining, room service, and a bar by the pool. There are 2 pools, but I learned that towards the end of our trip, I just saw the one our room faced. There was a couple conventions going on during our stay so there was a ton of people in the lobby area at all times (I'm sure there always is though, the hotel has over 1,000 rooms!)  it's $16/ day for parking and the wifi is also additional (expected with such a large property) I would definitely stay here again in the future!

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
161. Steve S.
Been a while since I last stayed here, but this was the first hotel where I can honestly say I was treated like royalty.  Until my stay at the Peabody I was used to staying at Ramadas, Holiday Inns, and Courtyards...not a place like this.  

Located right across the street from the Orlando Convention Center, this is the nicest hotel in the immediate vicinity.  If you can find dates when they are running specials you'll save a bundle.  I disagree with some of the other reviews about the room size-I was perfectly happy with my room, it was actually quite large and comfortable.  However, I agree with the reviews that talk about being nickeled and dimed.  I absolutely HATE being charged for wi-fi, so much so that I've chosen NOT to stay in hotels because of it.  

Staff and service here has been nothing but top notch-always service with a smile and always trying to make your stay the best that it can be.

It's cheesy, but go see the ducks.  It's really cute.

19/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Andre R.
Very very nice hotel I believe 4 restaurants that you can choose from stayed here for surf expo. It is huge 31 floors tall in one tower there are two towers. We stayed in the metropolitan suite very nice big and view of the city the bedroom is all glass very very cool. We also has Club Lounge privileges and the lounge is very big great and  beautiful view great food and I got to hand it to them the people that work there during breakfast and Hors d'oeuvre  are unbelievably nice and make you feel at home they always ask how are you ? How was the expo ? And when we were leaving they all came to say good bye. Great hotel great people great rooms couldn't ask for more. And just one thing the hotel was formerly the Peabody and is NOW Hyatt owned the duck pictures are all very deceiving the hotel does not do the ducks anymore and the pictures on yelp are all pre-Hyatt pics. I was disappointed that they tossed the duck idea because my children were excited to see the ducks.

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. Kalynne M.
Fantastic experience from the moment you check in!!! True luxury and service! I feel pampered and like I'm on vacation every time that I have stayed here. The rooms are awesome. When we travel with the kids they hang out and watch tv in the bathroom....they think they're so cool! The club access is unbelievable. They have a wonderful breakfast and great snacks in the afternoon. The pool is lovely and the staff has activities with the kids and keep them entertained for hours. The bar service is impeccable. I can't wait we are going back in a few weeks!!!!

25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
164. Phil H.
Easily one of the best hotels I have stayed at over the years while attending a convention. Quick walk across the street to the older building and connected by an overhead walkway to the newer "south" building of the Orange County Convention Center. Contemporary and stylish with a Las Vegas vibe to it without the cheese factor.

Hey, most everyone has heard about the processional of the famous Peabody ducks. You can catch this parade at 11am and 5pm as they walk the red carpet to the indoor fountain room where they hang out all day, and then back down the carpet to the elevator where it brings them back to their night time home. Sure, it's a fun little gimmick and a piece of the Peabody history that is worth seeing at least once if staying here.

The Peabody property is huge. This hotel houses restaurants, bars, meeting rooms, convention space, a pretty large well supplied health club, spa and a monstrous pool. You walk around and marvel and the high ceilings, beautiful columns, artwork, lighting, and decor. The front desk staff is professional and courteous. In fact, it seems as if everyone I came in contact with here is attentive, friendy, and courteous to the 9th degree. A few minutes after I entered my hotel room the front desk person who checked me in called to see if all was ok with the room and if I needed anything. That is personal service!

The rooms are just terrific. Sleek and chic in a modern minimal decor. I was in one that felt like a mini-suite. As you enter there is a nicely appointed bathroom and across from it a seating area with mirror to get ready. You walk around the corner to the actual bedroom area where you are greated by a huge flact screen tv and and even an ipod stereo desk clock unit. Amazing amount of windows that let in a lot of natural sunlight. The real treat here is the ultra cool tv in a mirror in the bathroom which is great for when getting ready in the morning. Some nice bathroom amenities by Gilchrist & Soames, and soap in the shape of a duck. There is even a digital scale in here - but I refused to step on it! Fancy schmancy!

The Peabody Dream bed is extremely comfortable and totally dreamy. There are a bunch of plush pillows and a thick comforter on top that envelope you into a peaceful slumber. I had a wonderful night of sleep in this sleek room and woke up totally refreshed.

If attending a convention in Orlando and have a chance to stay at the Peabody it is totally worth it if at least to experience it just once. Many times there are discounted deals available as I was able to take advantage of. The associations that set up these trade shows usually have deals with the hotels in the area so check first before reserving a room.

I would love to stay here again just to enjoy it's impeccable services, facilities and amenities.

18/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
165. Paul M.
Had a great last minute three night stay. This was one of the few Hyatts that had availability in Orlando the weekend I stayed (huge conference hotel). The night manager Steven S. really took care of me even with a late night arrival. Fantastic service!

25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
166. Ha N.
How Peabody made the most over the top hotel on International Drive in 4 easy steps:

1. They put ducks in the hotel. "Oh, like in a nice pond or something?" No. They line them up with a red carpet and have them march behind a man in a red coat with a cane. "Oh okay...and where do they put those ducks at night?" They put them up in a penthouse on the top floor. "Word?" Word.

2. They put a TV in the bathroom mirror. "You mean on the counter?" No. IN THE MIRROR. With anti-fog and everything. So people can watch ESPN while they floss.

3. They keep those rooms SPOTLESS. "Oh, so they have housekeeping come in everyday--" NO. They have housekeeping come in a dozen times a day to fluff those pillows. If I so much as sit on the bed to put on my shoes, somebody comes in to fluff away my assprint in under 60 seconds.

4. "Do they have complimentary breakfast?" No, because that's for peasants. They don't put microwaves in any of those rooms either. Because microwaves are ovens for peasants. "But what if someone needs to heat up a hot pocket they brought with them?" They'll charge you by the minute to have a special hot-pocket heater boy do it for you.

Bottom line:  This is one fancypants hotel with great service at a luxury pricetag. Kids love the ducks, adults love the modern luxury amenities (at the expense of convenient mid-range ones like microwaves, complimentary breakfasts, or shuttle service), and everyone loves the killer view and pampered treatment.

14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
167. Diana M.
This hotel is beautiful!  The staff is amazing and the conference we attended was so well executed.  I can't believe how smoothly everything went.    Not to mention the eclectic duck ceremony they host twice a day.  

Their pool area looked awesome as well but I wasn't here long enough to check it out.  This is the perfect hotel if you are coming with your family or for business!

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Susie K.
I accompanied my husband to Orlando for Cisco Live. We chose the Peabody due to its close proximity to the convention center (the most convenient location) and stayed here from a Sat to a Fri. We arrived extremely early on Saturday and luckily they had an available room for us. I wasn't a fan of the smaller room (and I'd be the one hanging out in it the most) so we upgraded a notch and got a larger room in the Mallard Tower. It was very spacious with a separate seating area and a vanity for me! Yes, the Mallard Tower is the older building, but when we looked to switch to the newer tower due to our a/c not working so well, I didn't like the size/layout of the room. We decided our current room was better. We had another minor glitch in that our fridge was not working, but that was fixed by giving us another working fridge in the room.

Should I need to return to Orlando to be near the convention center, I would stay here again. The convenience factor is huge, but the service is what sold me. It was impeccable. Every single person is incredibly accommodating and nice! Really made our hotel stay and minor blips easy to get over. Although I wish the rooms had coffee makers. Another plus are those like me who do not have children. Luckily, there are two pools. The grotto pool is the huge one w/ the waterfall close to the parking structure. The quieter lap pool is also large and catered more towards adults. I loved this area. While the husband was in his classes, I was relaxing by the pool. More hotels need two pool areas like the Peabody. I also got to check out the lovely fitness center (didn't use it), and used the spa twice. Wish the spa was larger with a hot sauna as well as the steam sauna.

Peabody also has a few restaurants. I recommend Napa for lunch and dinners. B-Line Grill was gross and Capriccio not very good either. I also recommend self-park. I'm normally a valet girl b/c I'm lazy, but every time we valeted, it was backed up and took forever for our car to come out. The parking structure is conveniently located a short walk from the hotel. It was faster and a bit cheaper to park this way.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
169. Andre F.
Service.  Service.  Service.  This hotel is incredible in how service is consistently excellent.  Every single employee should be proud to work here.  I was here on work,  and from the management to housecleaning,  every interaction with the staff was pleasant,  accommodating and easy.  It's easy to give them five stars.

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
170. Carrie G.
Very nice and clean.  Friendly atmosphere. You could get lost in this hotel! :). The ducks were cute, the restaurants had great food and the tv built into the bathroom mirror was pretty cool.  I subtracted a star because we stayed here for three nights- spend over $1,200 for the room and we asked for an extra 2 hours later for checkout and were denied.  First time that has ever happened at a hotel.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
171. Pam P.
Awesome workout facilities!  Wish I would have found them earlier in my stay.  Nice Weights and incredible Cybex assortment (3 rooms' worth).  Also a large room devoted to the aerobic seekers with treadmills, ellipticals, & steppers.

Obviously this is an old hotel tower that has been redone.  Was on the 25th floor (Club Regency access) though it did not feel lavish as I anticipated.  Nice, yes.  Lavish, no.  See pix posted of my room.  Bathroom & room are larger than most however.

NO USB ports anywhere for charging electronic devices that I ever found.

?Pillowtop bed Bed was very nice to sleep in, despite my preferring a "firm" mattress, so I was pleasantly surprised.
"Swamp Cooler" appearing hvac system in the wall corner bump-out but had a modern digital thermostat that was appreciated.

Was a bit disappointed in the Club Regency, after having first seen the dinner, then the breakfast-time spreads, that the lunch/afternoon "light" snacks were nothing but containers of nuts/trailmix.  
The breakfast-hour and dinner-hour Club Regency spreads were awesome, and I did not have to attempt to dine out alone in Orlando.  This was my FIRST Club Regency type of hotel experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the variety even though I can't eat all the selections!  See pix.

I stayed at this hotel because of a conference in the West OCCC.  Being female, and traveling alone, I appreciated the definite quietness of the limited-access floors and the elevators that did not service lower floors.  

I can tell you that I will seek this level of service out again, at my next conference.
I'm not sure how many different "maids" I had;  the first one was fantastic (?Elana?), then the name card was blank for 1-2 days.  The next "maid(s)" was/were not as thorough as the first one.  Small details are noticed (like chronically not hanging up the hotel robe like the first "maid" did every day).
I'd like to compliment Michael at the front desk, for even though I never met him in person, I spoke with him before I arrived to arrange a "real" refrigerator in my room and he most graciously filled the request so that I could store my special milk (I have several food intolerances and it is just easier for all involved to have a fridge!)

Paid $223 a night, and the Taxes/Fees were: 6% Occupancy Tax ; Resort Fee ($20/day); Resort Fee Tax ($1.30/day); 6.5% State Tax; 1% OCCCD Surcharge added additionally.

14/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. K T.
Exceptionally friendly, helpful staff.  I was offered a complimentary room upgrade and late checkout.  Everyone from the front desk staff, to the bell hops, concierge and room attendants were lovely.  A well oiled machine that is used to handling large volumes of people extremely well.  Room was large, clean, and had a comfy bed.

25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
173. David S.
This is a fine dining type of restaurant which definitely lives up to its name.
The service is impeccable from the staff that serves you, to the host and hostess, the bar tenders, and everyone in between. We went to 2 different bars in the lobby of the Hotel/Restaurant before dinning and all our drink were brought over same with our tab.

I order the duck, with shrimp salad, asparagus entrée. It was all really good, the duck was cook to the perfect temperature, the garnish was not over cooked and served at room temperature just like I like it. I was there for business and our table was served all together, our drinks were always topped off, and everything from the first course to the last was brought out in clock work time efficiency. Everything tasted great and cocked to perfection. Very good service, I will be back again and again.

#30daysofyelp

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. Ebony K.
Hyatt Regency (formerly the Peabody Hotel) has done some serious upgrades since I last stayed there (which was well over 10+ years ago) There are still remnants of the former hotel lingering but all in all the upgrades are very nice. I do miss seeing the ducks every afternoon as it was quite adorable but alas all good things must come to an end. The room I was in was quite nice, however a couple of the lights did not work so it made for getting dressed a little tricky. I didn't call maintenance as I am one of those that really do not like people in my room when I am there so I usually only have made service every third day or as needed. A cool feature that I did like was having a TV mounted within the mirror in the bathroom. Seriously how cool is that. ( yes I was amused shoot me) Partner that with the massive gym they had and this woman was one happy camper. I look forward to staying there again next year when I there for Premiere Orlando.

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Toree P.
I loved every second about staying at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.  From the time I stepped out of the cab on arrival to stepping into my cab upon departure I had a first-rate experience.  When I checked in the staff was very friendly and explained everything about the hotel.  When I got up to my room it was everything I expected from the Hyatt brand.  The room was clean, had soft robes in the closet, a fridge, and amazing beds!  When I walked into the bathroom I was stopped dead in my tracks.  There was a TV in the bathroom mirror ..... A TV IN THE MIRROR.  I was never leaving.  The pools (thats right there are 2) were clean and the towell hut was fully stocked.  The pool-side drink service was friendly and quick.  The hotel lounge had decent priced drinks but it was a little small.  The B-Line Diner was a great spot that we found and it was open 24 hours a day!!  They had me when I walked by and saw there Nutella Peanut Butter Cupcake ... OH MY.  During my time there I spent most of my time in the conference center.  I cannot say enough amazing things about this conference center staff.  The food was amazing and the staff extrememly courteous.  When we left from our closing banquet, the wait staff had lined the hallway to cheer us and wave goodbye.  Such a great experience all-around!

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
176. Simon A.
The Former Peabody Hotel is Now Owned & Operated By the Hyatt Regency, and It Is Still A Fabulous Facility!  Look Enough to Have to Visit A Few Times For Annual Convention & They Provided Top Shelf Hospitality Start to Finish with Close Awards Banquet Dinner & Fun

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
177. Cait B.
Stayed for the week for work, it was very pleasant and professional. I received good service, the in house dining centers were good, and the pool was wonderful.

The room service food was the worst I'd ever had (the service itself was fine)

07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Megan C.
I am a Hyatt employee and stay here sometimes under my employee rate...gorgeous, every time. The service is wonderful, the rooms are spacious and beautiful, and it is in a prime location to all Orlando has to offer.

This property definitely encompasses the Hyatt way.

25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
179. Tina P.
Stayed for work. Massive hotel. Beautifully redesigned. Concierge was extremely helpful. Nice selection of restaurants and room service was delicious. Not sure I'll ever be back in the Orlando area (never say never), but if I did have to go back I would choose to stay at this hotel!

03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
180. Ashley W.
We love the Hyatt and will definitely be back! Staff was so friendly and helpful with everything. Not to mention the place is beautiful!

15/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. Maya C.
My mother and I had a function across the street so it was convenient, not to mention how close it is to the Pointe Orlando. We were able to walk over and see a movie at Regal Cinemas. We didn't partake in any of the amenities though. It's a nice hotel.

22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
182. Andy J.
My girlfriend and I visited Orlando in early November. We booked our trip on orbitz and got an awesome deal.  The room was great.  The bed was ridiculously comfortable.  There was even a TV in the bathroom mirror!  Our cleaning lady, Judy was especially accommodating and helpful. Judy was just the sweetest lady in the world.  It seems like she was always around in the hallway ready to give us what we needed.  We ended up eating at the diner every morning for breakfast - meals were big and reasonably priced.  The gym was very impressive and had up to date equipment, a fitness room and spa. We still talk about how great this hotel was.

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Jiamu S.
To be very honestly, this is the worst experience I had ever have to live in a hotel. Totally not about the room situation, the room is great, but related to the service and the feedback.

When I lived in the Hotel for 3days from Aug 29th to Sep 1st, from Friday to Monday morning. My girlfriend lost a valuable black skirt which was in my bag in Sunday when we were still living in the hotel.

Later on, we told the whole thing to a security manager face to face and he told us he will figure out who was the cleaner of the day and give us feedback as soon as possible. But until we checked out and 2days later, No One Calls Back!! Then we made several phone call to the hotel, even worse, all the people answering the phone evade their responsibility to each other but no one help to resolve. All in all, if you don't want to lose something, don't live in this shitty hotel!

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
184. Felix L.
Best in Orlando. Put modern flavor into the former peabody hotel.
Staff are very friendly and welcoming.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
185. Jamie W.
This place is HUGE but for $99 a night, it was a pretty good stay. The main pool is nice. Not deep enough to really swim (there is also a lap pool on the other side of the property), but it was fun to lounge out while waiting for our flight and enjoy a few pre-flight beverages. Everything here is quite pricey. The room might have been cheap but all of the restaurants, bars and shops were expensive. Overall, we enjoyed good customer service - needed a wine opener and one was delivered within a few minutes and the front desk people were good.

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Lola B.
Beautiful hotel!  Lots of great restaurants, staff great, pool area was fabulous!  Only problem is with guests.  Lots of Brazilians who are rude and have unruly children.  I don't appreciate kids running down the hallway while I am trying to sleep or in the lobby yelling.  Staff needs to ask parents to keep their kids under control.  That is the only thing that could have made my visit here better.

21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Bill K.
A nice hotel. Some of the things which we have become accustomed to being provided free of charge are not free here, such as breakfasts and newspapers, but the rooms, convention areas, and restaurants are top notch.  Quite a lovely place.  

Excellent fitness center, but the hotel is so huge just going to your room is a pretty good workout.  Nifty little features in the room such as automatic night lights and a TV built into the bathroom mirror.  A little stingy with the freebies, as "luxury" hotels often are.  Good security and low noise level.  About $225 or so a night for a basic room, but right across the street from the Orlando Convention Center so that's a savings in time and transportation if you're here for a convention.  Desk people, restaurant people and housekeepers were all quite friendly and laid back.  A good experience overall for my once-per-decade Hyatt stay.

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Seamas F.
Beautiful Hotel in a great area. Only flaw is hidden fees from parking and resort fees but still a great value. Definitely will be staying here again.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
189. Melissa M.
Rooms are mondern and clean. Very nice place. The pool area is amazing and service was outstanding. Definately would visit again without a doubt.

17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Barbara M.
The smallest room I have ever stayed in during the last couple of years! The carpet in the room is not clean.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
191. Garfield A.
On arrival staff were very friendly and helpful. the views were amazing. The room was neat and a good size, however the floor needed an obvious vacuum and the bed sheets were stained. I asked (twice) for the sheets to be changed and the new sheets had pen stains.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
192. Leighton D.
What a difference a brand makes. Definitely see the improvements.

I stayed in the Peabody a few years back, and vowed to never come again. The service was absolute crap, and the shine that it had when I grew up, had tarnished. The staff was VERY rude, and never really made you feel appreciated.

In comes HYATT... and I can say truthfully, that I have stayed about 5 times since the brand change, and every time, it has been an EXCELLENT experience. The few holdovers from the Peabody, that are still there, are AWESOME, and as a whole, a staff that appreciates the guest, and what you would expect from the Hyatt name.

If you are staying on International Drive, this location is a must stay.

Pros.
Large rooms, Some with Balconies. Very Clean.

Hotel Lounge with a club/bar feel that you would find in Vegas. Even with live music.

Awesome Fitness Facilities.

Location. Walking distance from MANY restaurants, movie theaters, and clubs.

Cons:
$26 Valet parking/$16 Self Parking, on top of the $20 resort fee. (Would have rather have one, or the other for guests, even for a "converted credit" system, since the garage is also used for Convention center overflow.

The "long" walk from the garage to the hotel. Expect 7-10 minutes to/from your room.

12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
193. Gigi A.
Seriously a great hotel. We were there for just one night but made the most of it. Their pools ( I think 7+) are worth checking out, no matter who you are. They have atleast 2 kiddy pools and one with a slide that the kids will love. They also have one with a waterfall thingy falling into it. We checked out the hot tub which was nice and spacious.

The staff are wonderful although the food at the restaurant inside the hotel was not that great. They were not very friendly and ended up charging me for the complimentary breakfast! It was quickly fixed with a phone call but still annoys me because they didn't even tell us that we were going to get charged and we were at the comp breakfast area.

Our room had a pool view and my friend needed a comb that the hyatt delivered to the room (so convenient!) Wifi was great in our room on 13th floor. They had some beautiful displays and a giant christmas tree in the lobby. Gorgeous hotel that I'll probably stay at again when in the area.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
194. Bennet M.
Stayed here for an event for work and must say that I love this place. The hotel was nothing but superb and the staff was very friendly. I had a great room with the pool view. I beleive there are two pools at this hotel. The view I had had no slides. Very calm and nice. On the other side, there's a awesome looking pool that had slides and I believe they played a movie at night for the kids to watch in the water. How about that? Relaxing on your tube floating in the water watching a movie. AWESOME! I didn't get to enjoy the pool but it just looked great.
I didn't eat here because I had plans with friends while I was in the area. We went to enjoy City Walk at night (which is great btw) and have some drinks. They do have Starbuck's product in this hotel for us coffee drinkers. The staff def kept this hotel clean. Parking in the garage is $16.00 per night and valet is $25. They have two towers so be sure to take the right elevator.
The only thing that I did not like about this hotel was that the pillows were way too soft. I mean soft to the point of the feeling that you weren't using a pillow. It sunk down. I like a little firmness. The TV in the bathroom was cool, used it while I was curling my hair. The remote sucked but it didn't matter. I just turned it on because it was there. I would def stay at this hotel again.

26/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Andrea R.
We originally planned on staying 2 nights in Orlando, but then decided to add on an extra night to make good use of our 3 day park pass.  The wilderness lodge (where we had a reservation) was booked, but we were able to score a night at the Hyatt Regency for just $80.

We were only here for 10 hours (and sleeping for 9 of them), but during that hour we were awake I was impressed. And so was my 3 year old since she exclaimed "WOW" as she ran the door towards the gorgeous gigantic Christmas tree.

Everyone who works here was very friendly. They even brought us baby wipes when we realized we forgot them. It took them an hour to bring them to the room, but still easier than running out to the drug store late at night. Our room was clean, comfortable and stylish...including a beautiful view of Orlando. The experience was very comparable to other Hyatt Regency hotels I've visited.

While visiting Disney I like staying at the Disney resorts for the complete experience, but I would stay here again for future trips to Orlando that don't involve visiting the big mouse and friends.  I didn't get the chance to check it out myself, but my husband mentioned they have a pretty nice pool for hot Florida days.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
196. Gabe F.
Very nice and clean! A great place to stay if you are here on business, or if you are not looking for a resort. That said, there is a nice pool area with a water slide and a spa area.

08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. Sara J.
This was my second visit to the hotel, I had stayed here on a previous trip before it converted from Peabody to Hyatt. While I am bit sad the ducks are gone the hotel has maintained its high standards and is still my top choice when I am in town for a conference.

The location is wonderful for the convention center, it is literally across the street and makes going back and forth very easy.

The hotel is very clean and well taken care of and the pool is great, I recommend giving yourself plenty of time to take advantage of it.  

The room has everything you would expect from a hotel of this caliber and a few extras such as motion sense floor lighting, an in-mirror bathroom tv and an enormous tub.

The hotel is a little pricey but if you are traveling for business and need to be at the convention center this will make your trip very easy and relaxing, worth the money.

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
198. Jessica K.
I love this hotel! Hyatt is probably my favorite hotel chain. Every time I'm in Orlando, it's for work and I stay at this property because it's next to the convention center. The hotel staff is always on point, making sure I have everything. And the diner inside has a good quick and easy option. Oh! And the piña coladas at the poolside bar is amazing!!!

18/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
199. Sandra O.
I LOVE the web check-in.  I did my check-in while waiting for the shuttle.  That made my hotel arrival a breeze.  Everyone has been wonderfully attentive.  Very clean room.  This is right across the street from the convention center, so it's ideally located.

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Jennifer N.
The Hyatt is such a nice hotel!

First of all, it's very much catered to conventions, meaning you never have to leave the property.  They have a fitness center, bars, restaurants, shops, and lots of room to walk around and explore.  Everything is clean, and the service is great.

The only downside is that the conference center food is not that good.  At all.  It tastes obviously mass produced, and is usually sitting in a vat of hot oil or sauce.  Not that great, and not that healthy.

But, if you stick to the hotel, you won't be disappointed.  It's also walking distance to a great outdoor mall with more shops, and plenty of restaurants from Capital Grille to Maggianos to Frozen Yogurt.

10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
201. eric j.
Good hotel, though aging.  Front desk staff are very efficient.  Pool service as well as Rocks, are slow and inattentive.

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Melissa S.
In 2 days of being here I don't have many complaints. I'm thoroughly impressed.

Pros:
-our pool view from the 18th floor  (we could even see fireworks from Disney every night)
-overly helpful staff
-multiple in-house restaurants, spa, etc
-central location in Orlando
- TV in the bathroom mirror
-comfy bed
- huge pool
- 9a-9p quiet hours (we didn't hear a peep)
- down the street from Seaworld
- pool games for kids

Cons:
- $20 resort fee
- $16 parking
- food is a little expensive (as expected) & not great quality
- wifi isn't fast/clear according to my bf

10/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
203. Paul H.
This is a nice busy location. While I did not have any problems during my stay, I was disappointed that they do not have refrigerators in their rooms only "coolers" which is plain silly. I stayed here for a week to attend the DSA convention.. I also feel that there is very little attention to detail with room cleanliness. They need to be more attentive to dust and deep cleaning of the rooms.

I can state that the staff throughout the hotel are extremely friendly and customer service oriented, this is a huge plus.

THE WIFI IS HORRIBLE AND EXTREMELY SLOW! DO NOT PLAN TO USE WIFI.

14/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
204. Amy B.
This Hyatt is a really nice, truly enormous hotel in spitting distance of Orlando's convention center. I attended a multi-day business meeting here and was pleased with my comfortable and luxuriously appointed room.

I was disappointed that some small amenities were missing from my room. There was no remote for the television built into my bathroom mirror, so I wasn't able to use it (please, no need to weep for me. I overcame this significant hardship, somehow.). There was also no room service menu, which meant that I ordered "some kind of chicken sandwich thing if you have it" and probably didn't optimize my options. Room service did not supply me with a room service menu, either, even though I mentioned the lack of one. Again, please dry your tears.

These small oversights aside, I thought the hotel was lovely and the staff universally helpful. I also appreciated that it was possible to run in the hotel's neighborhood, which is not always the case in Orlando. I'd stay here again.

01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
205. Robert R.
This is a huge hotel and is very nice.  We were there for a conference, so only got to use certain amenities.  The conference facilities were top notch, but the food was just ok.  some better than others.

If you are going here for a conference, you probably won't need a car.  take a cab to the hotel and most everything you can walk to.

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
206. Gerri G.
This place rocks! Customer service is above and beyond! Need I say more? Oh yeah, this is also one ginormous place as it is a convention center. Stay here, you won't regret it

19/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
207. Wonder Woman V.
Great stay. Very clean and friendly staff. Love the tv in the bathroom mirror.

The rooms are spacious,  the only negative is that their hallways are not decorated.  Makes it feel not fancy as the rest of the place.

10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
208. Sally L.
Wonderful staff who are so friendly and available for anything.  Will absolutely return.  No military discount, but offered an awesome upgrade.  Great people!!!

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
209. Megan C.
The space here is really nice, but I had a few problems with the cleanliness of my room. Specifically, it did not look like the sink vanity was wiped down. There were a few hairs from the previous client on the sink and in the tub. Also, there were q-tips on the vanity. I'm not sure if there were used or not-yuck! Also, the little chair by the coffee maker in my room was ripped. Finally, the hotel didn't have the room I requested ready when I arrived so I was given a different room. I didn't arrive early or anything, so I don't think this should have happened. Overall though, it was bad and the common areas of the hotel were actually pretty nice, including the lobby and courtyard on the 2nd floor roof. We had a reception there that was really nice. The food was also pretty good.

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
210. Alyssa M.
The rooms here fell extremely high tech and newly upgraded, everything is clean and modern which made my stay here feel so fresh.  If you go to the club room here the breakfast and cocktail hour have very good selections and views.  The hotel has so many amenities including multiple pools and restaurants, location is great, and staff is so accommodating - my stay here was very easy and relaxing.

10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
211. Amy C.
This is our second time staying at this hotel and we really enjoy it!  It's a beautiful and modern hotel with very friendly staff.  We had a tougher time this trip because they allowed a group to reserve and close the adult pool... The family pool is wonderful for children- but not so much if you just want to sit, read, relax and enjoy the sun.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Janeth O.
Stayed here for a couple nights everything was great.  My 7 year old loved the pool!!  

Really big hotel, wasn't expecting it to be as big as it was.  Great customer service, food wasn't anything to rave about, typical hotel food.  I would like to point out that they serve Starbucks which was great lol.  I love my coffee.

We will definitely be back!

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Tony J.
I recently stayed at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly The Peabody Orlando for only one night, across the street from the Orlando Convention Center where my convention was held. The main reason for me to stay here was because of the close proximity to the convention center at a reasonable convention hotel rate compared to further away hotels at the time.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando is also located just a short drive from Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO). I had no time for Disney.

As most Hyatt's, it features luxury hotel accommodations, which I greatly appreciated.

I arrived in my rental car and appreciated that there was no self-parking fees. The main hotel check-in line was rather long so I went to the Hyatt membership check-in, but, that did not work out so I ended up back on the regular check-in line, which was subsequently processed very quickly. Because of my Hyatt membership status I was given an upgraded king size bedroom #22312 on the 22nd floor with a great view as you can see from my pics. The cost of the room was not inexpensive. It cost me $226 inclusive of all fees. I thought that was expensive for this area.

I really liked the hotel property especially the convenience to the convention center. The pool area was very nice, but, I had no time for the pool. Another plus for me was the fact that their coffee shop served my #1 Starbucks coffee.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. Danielle C.
Sitting in the lobby waiting for a room when you've had it booked for 7 months is unacceptable. Yes, there's a convention. But after all, that's why I'm here! Now missing the second half of the day's sessions. So disappointing.

07/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
215. Kelly P.
Fabulous Napa Bar overlooking their outdoor pool area which includes a gorgeous waterfall & fun water slide. Modern hip interior, spa service, shops, restaurants & conference capacity for large companies. Great location for my national meeting this week!

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Tiff L.
I stayed at Hyatt Regency Orlando for a work event and I was unfortunately booked in the older tower. Looking at my coworkers' rooms in the new tower, I really regret not requesting a room change.

The old tower has awful carpeting and dim lights.  My bed was comfortable with mountains of pillows but some coworkers got rooms with Murphy beds!

I find it surprising that a hotel like Hyatt does not offer complimentary bottled water in rooms - instead they are priced at $3.00 each..

I enjoyed their list of complimentary accessories and items for rent - slippers were brought to my room, vanity kits and yoga mats are also a few things you can request.

I loves the fitness center! Upon entering, you can take a headset and as many towels as you need and head to either the weights section, cardio section or even the room strictly for core workouts! The change rooms were clean and has everything including hair dryer, q-tips, panty liners and more towels! The shower stalls are stocked with shampoo/conditioner and body wash.

My favorite part of this hotel is the pool! Towels are provided and you can order food and beverages from the Coconuts servers who come to your tanning chair. The hotel's free wifi has reception at the pool too!

This Hotel is our company's go-to when we have events happening in Orlando, but if I was traveling on my own for vacation, I would not be happy with the water charges..

08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
217. Tara P.
Awful experience. When we first arrived, they asked if we wanted to valet or self park. Self parking was only 3 dollars less so obviously, we chose valet. To our surprise, the next morning our iPad and gopro were stolen from our car. We were not accommodated in any way (meaning they didn't seem to care). When we asked security to check the cameras he simply said "we don't have the manpower to go through 12 hours of footage". Wouldn't you think they would be accommodating??! I would never expect a free night or anything like that but if they could at least act like they cared, that would be great. I will not return to this location. Valet at your own risk.

16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
218. Jane M.
This was a good surprise. I love Hyatt hotels and this one did not disappoint.  We arrived very early, about 10am and our room was available within an hour. Our room was spacious and well appointed.

I asked for extra towels and they were delivered..

The pool areas, there are two, are very different. One is more family oriented and one more of an adult pool.  The only complaint I have is that they allow smoking at the pool and frankly I find this so disruptive to my stay that I can't believe it is allowed in this day and age.

The family pool is great for kids with waterfalls, a beach and fun slides.

Coconuts, the pool bar has great food and terrific servers.

The Regency Club is terrific and staffed by a wonderful team.

The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The meeting space is lovely and the food is very good.

The wifi is very strong but doesn't work well out by the pool, they need to work on that.

The spa and fitness center are very nice as well.

You are given passes to the trolley everyday and that is a great value too, the trolley takes you up and down International Drive to shops, restaurants and attractions. You can also walk to many restaurants and shops as well.

I would recommend this for families and business travelers alike.

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
219. Stephen D.
Beautiful... And busy place to stay.... All the staff are courteous and helpful. The rooms are clean with plenty options for dining... And as other reviewers have commented the TV in the bathroom is awesome. Watching the news while I shaved. It is a connected world we live in. We hope to come back and have time to enjoy the pool and Spa available on site.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
220. Lucy W.
Very cool feature- when you walk into the bathroom and don't turn on the light, there is a motion detected blue night light that will turn on which gives enough light at night to see where you are going but you don't need to turn on the full bathroom lights...and it only comes on when the bathroom light is not on.  I need to get me one of these!

I stayed here for work and was assigned a room in the newer tower (to the left if you are facing the front desk) on the 21st floor, even though the room number started with a 22...weird.   Since I was on a higher floor, I did have a nice view from huge windows in the room and while I was waiting for the elevator.  The elevators are numerous and very fast...much needed with such a large hotel.  The standard rooms are large, clean, and have all the amenities of a nice hotel.  Beds are very comfortable with very smooth linens.  Bathroom, with the aforementioned cool nightlight, is spacious with lots of counter space.  The in-room wifi and resort fee was free with our work event, so not sure what would be charged if staying here outside an event.

Gorgeous giant lobby with a well staffed front desk and busy bell stand.  There are multiple restaurant, coffee and bar areas in the older & newer parts of the hotel, so you don't even have to leave the hotel if you don't want to.  Convention space was great and very large, but be prepared for a long walk from the lobby area.  No wonder there are so many couches and sitting areas everywhere...it is so you can rest while walking around the hotel.  The hotel is also right next to another convention center...I can just imagine the traffic if there were large events going on in both venues. There are nods to the Peabody Hotel with duck references (I still wish they have the twice daily duck parades) in some places...my favorite is the duck in the marble floors in the elevators.

Parking, while some grumbled about the cost and it being a short distance away, was actually way more convenient than having to valet the car...I saw some lines of people waiting for their cars often, while I passed by and went directly to my car.  The location on International Drive gives access to all major highways (with easy drives from airport and to most local attractions), and a good variety of nearby restaurants and shopping.

12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
221. Gregory D.
I am verry impressed with the staff. They are accommodating and attentive. I had good vibes since check in. They hooked me up with late checkout because I sat in traffic all day to get there. I recommend this hotel to a anyone and I stay in many. Great experience and I will be back!!

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
222. Magdiel M.
Just ok for the price. I am giving three stars because the room was decent, the pool was nice but the rest deserved less than a star. 1st $20 Hotel fee(suppose to be for useless wi-fi , non visible shoeshine, etc...) 2nd $18 parking a day which is ok for big cities w/o space and 3rd very flat service; no considerations even if you write on your reservation that is your anniversary. I was happy anyway because I keep my expectations low. :-)

26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
223. Crissy H.
What an amazing hotel - great staff, beautiful decor, amazing sleeping rooms with the most comfortable beds. Two things that I thought were pretty cool with the sleeping rooms where

1 - In the middle of the mirror in the bathroom is a TV. Yes that is right a TV. You can watch your favorite shows when you are getting ready.

2 - The rooms had these sensor lights that will go on in the middle of the night to light up your path for you when the lights are out. Very helpful for when you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
224. Lavinia C.
When I arrived to check in, I was quite impressed with the entrance and the feel of the hotel from the start (but then again what else would you expect? It IS the Hyatt). I went to the front desk to check in and the gentleman there was exactly that -- a gentleman. He even told me about Hyatt Gold Passport to rack up points and get free night stays (eventually), which I signed up for (it's FREE!!!)

Then I went up to my room which was amazing! It was clean, elegant, had two beds (so I could jump from one bed to the other like I used to do when I was a kid, haha... jk), had a TV in the mirror in the bathroom so I could watch TV while getting ready, and it was really spacious! I loved how clean and neat the room was! The only thing I didn't like is that when housekeeping would come to clean and remake my bed, they would turn the air down to like 63-degrees! Who does that?! I'm from the desert, I don't do cold. But that was an easy fix... I would just turn it up again when I'd get back to my room, and voila! Perfection! Oh, and the view from my room was overlooking the pool which was awesome! I would absolutely most definitely stay here again!

05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
225. Rebecca T.
this property didn't nail it this time.  we have stayed here a few times, with a lovely experience that has brought us back.
but this time, they overcharged my card, there were no bottles of water in our room (as normally provided) , they wouldn't let my fiance' up to the room.  Check in was a bit chaotic - perhaps it's a holiday thing, but when you're located in a heavy traffic/convention area, the flow should be handled systematically & the service should remain consistent.  considering the price of the room, it should have been handled with panache.
I'll have to update on our next stay - everyone deserves a redemption (possibly to a suite upgrade or dinner credit =)

16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
226. Rich T.
In a balance of comfort, price, and quality of leisure life here in the Hyatt, I am very pleased I chose this hotel. It radiates a quiet comfort that makes me feel very welcome.

My path here was right through the hotel's website. Skipping the buying services like Travelocity and Priceline, I have found all travel related services work much better when I talk to them directly. Paying them directly cuts out the middleman the hotel might be giving a percentage to, thus it comes back to me in different ways.

The Hyatt Regency almost made me forget there was an Orlando and Universal Park to visit upon my stay. Our room was as clean as sterling and it had a very comfortable feel to it that just sunk in. Walking around the hotel and taking in its many amenities made me want to walk slower, as if I would get more out of it.

Though I only had a short time to spend at the pool area, I enjoyed sitting in the abundant sunshine while reading the weekend edition of the WSJ. While the paper documented the world out side, the cascading pool area kept tugging on me to dive in, which I eventually did.

What sparkled more than the hotel itself and its luxurious amenities, was the diverse staff on hand to gel get my car, make coffee, freshen up the room, or simply point me in the right direction. One could tell that the Hyatt had an excellent training program as I marveled at their exceptional manners and helpfulness.

As I have traveled all over the USA either by plane, car, train, or tour bus with a band in tow, the Hyatt hotels represent a rarely quality to me that is sometimes even better than going home for me.

15/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
227. Yvelin R.
Stayed here twice before for work related events. This hotel is huge and breathtaking. So beautiful. Service was amazing both times. They will hold your luggage for you if you check out but won't be leaving until later. There's tons of restaurants bread by and some in the hotel itself. The gym was fun but I only used it once, don't feel like working out much while away. Their pools are awesome. They have slides (maybe only one, not sure now since I had a couple of drinks at the time). One of the pools has a cascade and they have a jacuzzi as well. Overall great experiences.

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
228. Ken H.
Stayed here during labor day weekend for two nights to visit the amusement parks over the weekend.  Due to outbound flight delay and luggage delays, I arrive hotel much later than expected.  However, front desk agent (her name was Nicole?)  quickly checked me in, offered me a nice room and also explained to me in detail about this hotel and the places to eat around this area during wee hours and some local's tip for theme parks.

The room itself was updated and clean.  Definitely up to Hyatt's standard.  Strong AC and nice pressures in shower.  HD TV, Grand Hyatt Bed and decent wifi speed.  What else can you ask for?  The grounds were amazing.  Beautiful landscapes.  Multiple pools where the bigger pool have water slides and activities for kids during the day.  There are also tennis courts on site.  Multiple dining options on site and I have tried their 24 hours bistro dining too which was reasonably priced and taste good too.

As a Hyatt diamond member, I was able to use the club lounge as well.  While their hor d'oeuvres served good amount of food, but breakfast time should really consider adding a hot egg dish although it is not required by the brand standard.  However, their fridge always stock with ice cold water, which is appreciated.

This is one of the biggest Hyatt hotel (in terms of room numbers) in the world and I am glad that the management took time and keep this property well despite this is a mix convention / theme park hotel.  When the price is right, I will not hesitate to stay here in a heartbeat!

Tip: Resort fee covers i-Ride tickets.  It actually worked quite well as the hotel is quite close to Seaworld. Great for families.  It also takes you up to the outlets too!

25/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
229. Scott T.
Very nice hotel used to be the Peabody. It's one of the largest convention areas and resorts that doesn't have a casino in the state of Florida.

You definitely have to bring a little cash with you when you come here and say I've been here a couple of times and things are pricey but that's what you get when you stay at a high-end joint.

I love the TVs that are in the bathroom mirror it's pretty cool!

Being from Memphis I really liked the Peabody concept and I always liked having watch the ducks go into the pond.

Not sure why the Peabody sold out to Hyatt but according to the concierge they said the Hyatt has a better brand reputation and they been staying full due to be change of names.

They have a great swimming pool so bring your bathing suit and be prepared for Florida sunny and then rainy days!

19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
230. Dianelvis P.
Beautiful hotel, exceeded expectations. My favorite thing was the piña coladas and coconut shrimp by the pool, a just have

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
231. Genesis A.
This hotel has accommodated us very well. The staff were friendly and amiable. The valet was a little pricey but expected. We stayed one night in the hotel so we had to check out by 11 am the next day. The gym had many work out room were each room had their own purpose: weight lifting, tired mills, yoga room, stretch room, etc. on our way out I called to ask for someone to help me with the luggages and the door man was very helpful. Overall, we had a great stay.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
232. James Y.
In room dining menu is weak, really weak. Huge hotel with thousands of guests but a menu that reads like a Motel 6. Ordered the Steak Frites but won't do that again. Steak was ok but the frites are pretty much inedible. Not good. Such a nice hotel but I guess management gave up on first or even second class room service. Probably a business decision, which I understand, but nonetheless a disappointment for this guest.

Next night I ordered a shrimp cocktail, a Greek salad, a glass of the cheapest Pinot Noir on the menu, and "a glass of water" - which is what I ordered but they sent a $7 bottle. $71 dollars for this mistake. I guess shame on me since I've been fooled twice.

BTW I had lunch at the Urban Tide at this resort today by myself. Waiter got the drink wrong and couldn't remember the entre I ordered (swordfish), which was under-seasoned but at least warm.

Why not try to get food service right? Really puzzling for such an amazing, new property.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
233. Dorothea P.
This hotel was great! The staff was friendly, the room was clean and spacious. I loved the decoration which was duck themed. The bathroom had a tv in the mirror which gave it a very modern touch. House keeping was fast and friendly and the check out was easy. The only thing that took a little while was valet but then again valet is slow pretty much everywhere.

22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
234. Francisco M.
My review is based solely on the banquet aspect of the hotel. My company held its annual breakfast at the Hyatt Regency this year and it took place in the Regency ballroom which is enormous and holds easily over 1,000 people. Let me say that this hotel is gorgeous on the inside, very luxurious which I expected considering this used to be the Peabody.

The parking is a hike from these ballrooms, a good 10 minute walk. If you decide to self park, you will be paying $16.00 whether you're there for an hour or the whole day. I find that to be too expensive, it should really be based per hour especially for those that are not staying at the hotel. There's no parking attendant in the garage, you pay at one of those self pay machines and insert the ticket into the machine at the exit. If you choose to Valet, I believe it's $26.00 plus tip which again, seems way too expensive.

The ballroom itself is like any other ballroom I've seen in my life, just a giant space to accomodate people. I was disappointed with the breakfast they served us, definitely not up to Hyatt's standards. The scrambled eggs were runny which is definitely a big no no, the bacon was burnt to a crisp and the hash browns were very spicy which I've never encountered before. They offered fresh fruit and that was probably the highlight of the breakfast. The service was underwhelming and the server we had was a bit rude and didn't offer up a smile. I asked her for a soda and she acted like I was asking for the world, yes I got notorious eye roll which I despise. I'm not sure whether the Hyatt employs these people or if they come from some outside agency but regardless, customer service needs to be a priority.

I walked around the hotel just to look around and I came across the pool area which looked very tempting. I saw some waterfalls as well as a small water slide along with hundreds of chairs to relax in. They offer a cafe as well as a small dining area that serves sandwiches and desserts. I have no idea what the pricing is but I'm sure its expensive given everything else was not cheap.

Since I live in Orlando, I will probably never stay here because when I do vacation, I tend to leave the Orlando area for more exciting destinations. I also try to avoid hotels that charge for parking, I feel its really ridiculous considering they are already charging you a premium with the room rate along with all the other fees they tack on, greed at its finest!

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
235. Kimmy L.
We came with a group of 5 and stayed for 4 nights during a Universal Studios Orlando winter vacay. This hotel is huge and gorgeous. I still can't get over how nice the gym and pool were. They even offered workout classes and a sauna!

Our hotel rooms were the perfect size and I always love hotels that have TVs in their bathroom mirrors - I am a sucker for putting makeup on while watching a movie.

The walls were thick enough that we didn't hear other guests or hallway noises. There are quite a few restaurants in the hotel including a 24 hour diner which we enjoyed for a late dinner.

The service and staff were all friendly and the hotel is the perfect location to the parks and town centers nearby. Plenty of places to eat/drink!

The parking lot was a short 3 minute walk from the hotel with a clearly lit path from the lobby to the garage. We will definitely be staying here again!

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
236. Liz B.
I may update if things improve but the adjoining rooms I specifically requested and which were blocked for me yesterday were apparently given to others, and we were here early.

Worse, the check in receptionist sent us upstairs under the guise of heading to a different pair of adjoining rooms, but they are not adjoining at all.

I feel like I was sent up to the adjoining rooms deceptively, like a bait and switch as I  was considering canceling the second room.

My night will be anxious worrying about my elderly family members who can get confused, hoping they don't go for a walk and get lost.  They plan to switch us tomorrow.

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
237. Walter J.
This has to be the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at.  

It is my understanding that it was originally called the Peabody Hotel and has some history in Orlando.  It is now owned by Hyatt.

The hotel has two absolutely gorgeous resort style pool areas, a bar that looks like something out of a movie, and a conference center that is really impressive.

First class all the way.  This is a five star resort style hotel that is going to cost you... but aren't you worth it?  lol.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
238. Jessica M.
The staff here is so incredibly friendly! I was beyond impressed with how gracious and kind every employee was while I was here for work. Everyone from events & banquets to the front desk, bartenders, and bell staff were truly a joy. It's practically impossible to be in a bad mood here because you're surely going to bump into a genuinely happy employee!

The hotel can be a little confusing to navigate, but that's not their fault. They took over the old Peabody Hotel a few years ago and expanded/renovated the place.

I also love how close it is to the restaurants around the corner (see Cuba Libre & Tommy Bahama reviews)!

12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
239. Debbie P.
Always a pleasure to stay/work at a Hyatt.  2 meetings - 1 dinner & 1 lunch.  Mark Rijnart was amazing to work with during the planning stage thru execution.  Last minute changes were handled with ease and grace!  Yonicel Palacios, our meeting captain, was on top of every detail and had an amazing crew to back her up.  Can't wait to come back to Orlando.

20/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
240. Bonnie C.
A large spacious convention hotel right on International Drive. I booked a hotwire deal and got this hotel. It worked well for us because it turned out to be the same hotel that my husband had a convention at so we didn't have to change hotels after the weekend. The fitness center is better than most fitness centers at hotels and the Spa looked nice but I was too busy exploring Orlando to spend time at the spa. The Concierge is really nice and they will give you free tickets to the I- Drive Trolley. Just know if you use the trolley for Universal you will have to walk from the Wet N Wild stop about a mile to Universal and it can be hot. The I drive trolley will take you to restaurants, the Eye, shops, Sea World and Outlets from this hotel. The hotel is within walking distance to the Orlando Pointe for great access to restaurants, Victorias Secret and movies. However if you are coming for the Disney parks I would recommend staying near Disney. We spend $70 for a taxi RT to the Disney parks and then rented a car for $43 to go to Downtonw Disney. This Concierge does sell a Mears Shuttle to the Disney parks for $10 RT but only runs scheduled times and requires advance notice something we did not know until later in our stay.
The rooms are nice and the bed has great fluffy pillows. There is a TV in the mirror of the bathroom. My favorite part was the complimentary water each day. So many hotels charge $5 a bottle of water and I was grateful for this perk. One thing I learned going to the Disney parks is to bring a water bottle with you and you can refill at the water fountains located near most restrooms. Exploring Orlando theme parks in the hot humid heat will leave you dehydrated and I was super impressed of the free water bottles left each in the room. They even give you a fridge in your room which is great for families.
The hotel also has a National car rental desk and you can rent a car for $43 a day less expensive than cab rides.
They have a 24 hour diner and the food is actually really good. I went there three times for breakfast and once for take out dinner. The desserts are beautiful in the case and hard to pass up.
There is a bar in the hotel which stays busy most evenings due to their convention business.
The main pool area is really nice too with a bar area. There are other pools located on the property too if this one becomes busy with young kids.
There is also a tennis court on the property. There is a daily resort fee of $20.
This was a great stay and we enjoyed our time at the Hyatt Regency.

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
241. George D.
For many years this hotel was known as the Peabody.  You know the ones with the ducks in the fountain.  It is now a Hyatt.  I was attending a gala one evening.  Found the lobby of this hotel extremely beautiful, and a luxurious.  

Great location, right across the street from the Orange County Convention Center.  All the employees that I countered this evening were very kind and courteous.  As all these hotels go, they are massive.  And massive parking garage is to go with it.

Just a word, if you want to self park in the parking garage, expect a little bit of a walk until you get to the main lobby.  Other than that, a great experience.

10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
242. Wayne S.
Used "Hotel Tonight" for the last minute decision of staying in Orlando.  The mattress was actually amazing.  Had to take a pix of it and come to find out it's their own brand.  So that's what the snap-shot was for.  

Overall it was a good brief experience.  The TV in the bathroom mirror didn't work and the bathtub drain was semi-clogged.  It wasn't worth the call to engineering since we were just using the room for the night.  We just happen to get the room half off because there was a HUGE conference that started on Sunday.  We got lucky and ... now that we've been there, we'd stay there again for the full price.  Was well worth it.

19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
243. Danielle H.
This Hyatt Regency lived up to what you expect with this brand's name!

Arrival:
Figuring out what entrance and where to go was confusing.  On our second trip around a bell hop/valet parking guy got our attention and provided instruction and information.  We chose valet parking because we were already super confused with all the activity and different entrances and an apparent lack of parking.  The valet/bell hoo dude was friendly and professional.

Check In:
The check in process was quick and easy but the line was long.  The check in desk was adequately staffed with six employees.

Room:
We had a room in the 18th floor tower two.  It was nice, crappy view though (we didn't want to pay $20 more for a 'good view').  I believe tower two is for vacation/leisure and tower one for business/conventions etc.  The downside about the hotel room was hearinf fire truck sirens and all of the neighboring doors slamming closed.

Amenities:
The only amenity that we used was the swimming pool outside of tower two.  We did not go to the pools near tower one nor did we use the gym or the tennis courts. The resort section of the swimming pool was very nice.  One pool is a zero entry pool with two entries that was the perfect for our children.  There is a water slide, a second deeper pool with fake rocks and a water fall, a kiddie pool, and a hot tub.  They have two handicap pool access assistance machines that we observed.

Over All:
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.  The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional.

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0