I booked this hotel inadvertently through a Priceline "express deal" since it was the cheapest hotel in the area I selected that met the minimum requirements for a three-star hotel out of all the flashy names of upscale hotels they said I might get. The rooms have definitely been nicely updated, however, the outside of the hotel looks very dated and I think painting the orange doors a different and more modern color would do wonders to improve the look of the resort, but let's face it, the word spa needs to be removed from the hotel's name. The outside of the resort does not really inspire much confidence when it comes to safety but it is nicely cared for and the three pools are rather large and have a decently tropical vibe. Once you enter your room, though the hotel feels much newer and they definitely did what they could to upgrade the rooms and make them feel as updated as possible. The furniture is pretty nice, the bathroom is good (although there was a stray straw on the floor that was not ours), and the bed is quite comfortable which is nice after a long day at Disney World.One thing definitely worth noting about this hotel is its location. You cannot really get much closer to the main entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort unless you stay onsite which is a complete ripoff since these rooms would be twice as expensive there. All you do is make a right out of the hotel, follow the signs for Disney World, and you are there around five or so minutes later. You can even hear and kind of see some of Disney's fireworks from the hotel which can be cool or annoying depending on how you want to look at it. Overall this isn't the nicest hotel near Disney but it is certainly one of the closest and if you can get it for a good price then it's a pretty good choice, just don't expect much of a resort or spa.
I was so tired from driving that I stayed at the first place I saw, and that happened to be this one. We arrived around midnight and checked in. I asked if we could check out an hour later since we arrived so late, and was told that we could do that even though "the maid won't like it." The motel certainly has no bells & whistles, but it seemed okay. I did find two dead bugs in the corner. We were preparing to check out in the morning when the phone rang. I picked it up and there were just beeps. It happened again about 10 minutes later. We ended up heading to the office about half an hour past checkout, which was half an hour early since we were told we could stay over an hour. Apparently the person we spoke with the night prior didn't pass the message along and the morning clerk was quite irritated with us, telling us that the phone calls were them calling wondering why we hadn't checked out yet. I would pass on this motel; there are many others - mostly name brand - pretty much right next door.
I am just returning from staying here in January 2014. My family stayed with 4 adults and 3 children. The place was very clean, and the location is great. We had 3 comfortable rooms and two clean bathrooms. It is not a luxury resort, but clean and well kept. The kids appreciated the space to run around in and I appreciated the nice kitchen and the washer dryer. it was also great to park right outside the door, especially when carrying in sleeping children after a day in the parks. The clubhouse was very nice, but we were so busy we hardly saw it. The pool was very clean and nice but too deep for the small children we were traveling with. I would definitely stay there again. It was a great value, and very comfortable.
Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay with Beachtree. We have a son and a daughter, so we reserved a 3 bedroom, which gave each of the kids their own bedroom. It eliminated the sibling arguments, which was a big plus. There is a Super Walmart nearby, so we were able to buy lunch meats, bottled water, and breakfast items to keep in the kitchen of our condo. I know we saved a lot of money by doing so. Our condo was very convenient to Hwy 192 & I-4. The kids wanted to go to Universal Studios, which was a quick drive down I-4. The condo was extremely clean, and offered more than enough space for our family. Our next trip to Orlando will definitely include staying at Beachtree Villas.