We’ve been fans of Rosen Hotels and Resorts in the Orlando area since we first arrived more than two years ago. In the time since we’ve visited for a number of reasons, been their guests so we can try them and share what they have to offer, or attended a function, but whatever the reason, we’ve come to really like the Rosen family, from the rooms to the food to the actual people – the family – who are there to welcome you and make you feel at home. Led by Orlando hotelier, Harris Rosen, the Rosen “family” is just that, and so here I share with you some of my favorite reasons why you should consider a Rosen stay on your next Florida visit.(Click on photos to go to the Rosen Hotel Website and plan your stay)
Rosen’s Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
is located “at the backdoor” to Disney World and as you know,
“backdoor guests are best.” Literally just outside of the
entrance to WDW and the Downtown Disney area, this Rosen lets
you be right in the heart of Orlando’s energy and activities
while doing so at a family-budget level you can handle.
This comfy hotel was recently renovated and offers
up a great room, plenty for the family – kids – to do when not
at the parks, and decent, hearty food.
Rooms in the Clarion Inn LBV are roomy, comfortable,
offer plenty of space, and I love the bathrooms. With the
door that slides across you can use the bathroom while the
kids (or dad) are still asleep and not bother anyone.
The in-room fridge, microwave, and coffee bring a value-added that
even many higher priced rooms in the area go without!
Ozzie’s Spash Zone is just for the little ones – a wet-playland
where they can feel safe while having fun. There are two pools on site as
well and plenty of fun can be had in The Sunshine State. A
gift shop-convenience store lets you pick up what you
forgot or dine in-room on snacks or other items.
And great meal options mean something for the whole family.
We found the food to be tasty and hearty – pricing decent -
and the range means mom can be happy with what the
kids are eating, while kids will like what they get.
Rosen Plaza gets you into the heart of Orlando’s convention and
visitor district along International Drive, with the Orange County Convention Center
a doable walk away. Stay in rooms that are comfortable and ready
for tourist or business-person and enjoy the comfort of a
Rosen in the convenient location of I-Drive’s heartbeat.
Renovations mean your comfort is seen to while you’re
busy life keeps on moving. You’re going to find the rooms
large, easy to use, and when you’re getting ready, everything is right where
you need it. Plus, you’re in the heart of convention-land, so walk or ride
work is as close or as far as you want it to be.
Starbucks, a bar, Jack’s Place (an outstanding steakhouse)
and more provide whatever you need from donuts to coffee to
something stronger. You can stay right here and have everything you
need to work or relax
And if its business you need, there are plenty of rooms
and space to fill the need – right downstairs.
Rosen is known for its efforts to make the business
traveler comfortable and productive and the Rosen Plaza
plays an active and respected role in that.
Harris Rosen shows off the Skywalk – the connector between Rosen Center and the
Orange County Convention Center next door. In only a few steps you can cross in the shade
from your hotel with plenty of meeting space to the
giant bounds of OCCC and expand your meeting
world to new heights.
I have not yet stayed at Rosen Centre, but I’ve eaten here and number
of times and I can tell you, the food is amazing.
We’ve attended a number of openings, events and functions
and if you are looking for a party to throw, Rosen Centre
is the place to throw it! The ambiance is wonderful, hip and fun, and
did I mention the food?…
Rosen’s Shingle Creek, their premier property in the Orlando area
sits near all the activity of the area, but pleasantly away from it all.
Nearby you’ll see and visit OCCC, Walt Disney World and Sea World.
But at Shingle Creek you’re going to feel “away from it all”
Rooms are large and as you’re going to find at
any Rosen, the beds are comfortable and
the folks who put things together really thought about what
you’d want and need. They bring it home, making you feel