Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando LBV is an Great Place to Stay! #Disney Good Neighbor Hotel!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



We shouldn't have been so late, and it was entirely no one's fault but my own. The kids were antsy, they wanted to go to Orlando. ;)  We left home so late that it was very much the p.m. by the time we arrived the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando / Lake Buena Vista.


We do not live super close to Orlando. In fact, it is a few hours away, so when we did finally pull in, the hotel was in 'relax' mode. It was still grand though, even with the 'careful, it's wet' fold outs strategically placed around the entryway. 


Then to make matters worse (for the kids), I started poking around to see what they offered. The kids wanted to go right to the room. They both love exploring hotel rooms. It's like being on an adventure! I get it, but I knew the room would keep. 

The first area I discovered was the information room. Oh how I loved this room!


Not your average brochure room, this one had a table that wrapped around the walls, and chairs so you could sit down and do some planning. If the kids weren't already in a hurry, I could have spent some time in that room, let me tell you!


There was a stamp machine in there too, which I thought was a nice touch. It's always more fun to send postcards from the destination and a stamp machine meant you didn't have to go to the post office to do so.


I wanted to look around more, but the kids assured me I could do so later. ;)  I obliged and took them to explore the rooms. Inside we found a bedroom with two queen-sized beds. Very comfortable beds, I might add too.

The next morning we decided to 'close Disney down!"

Close it down we did, but oh our aching feet!! These beds were amazing for getting some much needed rest, for our bodies and our tootsies!!


There was a chair at the end of one bed, and a flat screen TV on the bureau. We didn't use this, but it was nice to have the option if we had wanted it. There was a closet in the room too, with an iron and an ironing board.


The bathroom had two rooms with closing doors. The dressing area and the bathroom itself. This was nice because it meant showers could be taken while my teen did her make-up. Otherwise little man and I might have been waiting forever and day to get our respective turns in that bathroom...and that would not have been cool at all, we had Disneying to do!! :)


The living room area of the suite, and know that ALL of the rooms at the Hawthorn are suites, had seating , a coffee table (with more information on display about the area) and another flat screen TV.


The dining area was small, but perfect for our needs since it was just the three of us for this trip. 

The room service menu was extensive.

The menu for room service was extensive and chock full of delicious options. There were kids meals available too. Had we been staying longer than the weekend, we might have used the room service. We weren't in the room much though, since we did a double day at area amusement parks. 

A full-sized refrigerator, counter-top stove, microwave and all the utensils you
could possibly need were inside of the suite.

The room had a countertop stove, microwave, full refrigerator and freezer, and all of the items you might need to cook. If you look carefully, you can see the coffee pot in the right-hand corner there too.


There were dishes, glasses, paper towels, and more. There was also a dishwasher to use if we needed it. We did use the kitchen a couple of times. I rinsed our dishes and put them in the sink to load the dishwasher later. When we came back from the park the first full day we were there, housekeeping had done the dishes for us. Woohoo, delightful. I could get used to someone else doing our dishes. ;)


There was plenty of silverware for serving and eating.


There were specialty items and gadgets too. Really everything you could need to make a meal in the kitchen. 

The Complimentary Hot Breakfast Options Changed Daily!

While we're discussing food, let me tell you there was a complimentary huge, hot breakfast each morning. The items were different each day too. I like that they switched it up. Above you see but a small sampling of all that was offered. I'm partial to pancakes and my daughter likes sausage, so we were both delighted. There were also eggs, potatoes, cereal, bagels, fresh fruit and more...lots more!

The coffee never ran out.

The hot coffee was replenished often, and when you're running on restful (but not a lot of) sleep, this hot beverage is a necessity, not a bonus. ;)

This was the oatmeal station (yum!)

There were so many choices on each and every table (there were several tables), including this sweet set-up for my oatmeal. We were all happy to have the hot breakfast. It was a leisurely way to start our soon to be very busy day.

Seating just outside of the breakfast area
The lobby area was full of seating options. which was nice if you finished your breakfast first in the adjoining, open room. 

Forgot something? No worries, they have a store. :)
Hawthorn Suites took so many things into consideration for their guests. This little area to buy items was a handy touch. There were cosmetic, medical and food items. There were also cold drinks!

Game Room

the kids had a game room, 

Considerations Everywhere!

and there was even a pay phone!! I laughed but let me tell you, it was hard to get a picture of it because it was always in use.  Funny, right?!!

Business Center with Computer, Printer and Seating
The rooms had free WiFi, but if you needed it there was a rather large business area that had  a lot of seating, a few computers and a printer. It was very much like an office setting, and a great place to get necessary work done while the rest of the family played, if that was something that had to be done (thankfully that was not the case for me this trip, but...been there, done that).

Ample, comfortable seating.
Like I noted before, there was no shortage of seating. This little area here had a group of people playing a card game at one point, and I thought that was pretty cozy. They were laughing it up and having a grand old time too.

View from our Room
The pool area was full of thoughtful design and amenities too!! In addition to the awesome (heated) swimming pool itself, there was also a jacuzzi, ample seating...

Heated Pool with Drop-In Chair
a chair that lowered into the pool, a shaded (roofed) area, a gazebo, 

Pool Float for Guest Use
and they even had a float in the pool (kid not included, he's mine ;) ).

Grills for Cooking
Barbeque grills were placed in the shade,

Basketball Court in the Pool Area
and there was even a basketball court for the kids (or adults!) to play. I don't think I've ever seen a basketball hoop at a hotel. Such a grand idea!

Lots of seating by the pool that was shaded or not, your choice.
If you wanted seating in the sun, or the shade, everywhere you looked they had chaise lounges and umbrella tables and chairs.

Large conference room space
A conference room was just steps from the pool, and it had a high person capacity to be sure. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham was a great option for our weekend family vacation. It would also be ideal for an extended vacation, and/or for hosting a business conference (def. a great spot for a blog conference or event! Just saying. :) ).

Hmm, there is something (actually two somethings) unusual about this poster.
Do you see what I see? :)

This stand-up poster was right next to the elevator. DO YOU NOTICE TWO UNUSUAL things about it? Hint, one is 17 and on the left, the other is 8 and on the right. ;) Silly kiddos. :)

Buy your Disney World park tickets on site!

And, speaking of posters, this large one was in the foyer. It was a good reminder that you could buy your Disney tickets on-site if you wanted to do so. There was also a complimentary shuttle you could schedule, if you didn't want to drive. Like I said... considerations galore.

Parking is Plentiful and Free!
In fact, if you wanted to, you could just park your car when you got there, and not need it again until it was time to leave!

There were even things there that we didn't see or get to take advantage of, like the recreational area with a pool table, air hockey and foosball. If you go there on week days (we went for the weekend), you'll also find Social Hour with (2) complimentary adult drinks, and unlimited soft drinks. On Wednesdays, a light meal is always offered free... Manager's Reception..and you can get a complimentary hot dog or hamburger with an ice cold drink. Cool, right?! :)

We had a great stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Orlando

If you are interested in learning more, the address is: 
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
8303 Palm Parkway
Orlando, FL 32836

If you're headed to Orlando, the Hawhtorn Suites by Wyndham is close to everything!! Highly recommended: great for singles, couples, families and  awesome for business too! You can learn more by visiting the website. You can also follow along on Facebook. Twitter, and/or G+.

97 comments:

  1. Wow, one would never be bored staying there. Nice touch with the stamps and having the ability to cook in the room.

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  2. Sounds like a great place and I like it that you can good and eat in your room. Going out is tiresome if it's a long stay.

    Your son is so handsome.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. That sounds like an awesome place to stay. I will keep it in mind if I make it out that way :)

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  4. This looks like a great place to stay. The living room looks really comfy! The pool area looks nice too!

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    1. The pool looks so inviting, doesn't it?

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  5. I feel more relaxed having enjoyed this post. Looks like a 5-star experience all-around. I'm glad you got away and enjoyed the hotel and Disney World.

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  6. Taking kids to a hotel really gets them excited, I don't know why. I love this place, the rooms are spacious and there are enough of things to do for the kids.

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    1. The kids being happy with the stay is a big plus. Everyone should be comfortable on vacation!

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  7. Sounds like a fine good place to tuck your comfort in. I kind of chuckled at the telephone use thing!

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  8. Looks like you are having a very nice stay in the hotel, I am looking forward for the same experience!

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  9. Going back to Disney this summer, too and already have all booked, but will keep this in mind for the future now ;)

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  10. Looks like a great hotel! My boys would LOVE the fact that there is a basketball hoop! (and a pool of course!) It's the little things....ya know? haha :)

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  11. This looks like such a lovely place to stay! I hope to be taking my grandsons to Orlando in the next few years so I'll keep this hotel in mind!

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  12. I love the idea of a suite with a cooktop, frig, and utensils. We usually stay in our camper but would stay here if that wasn't an option.

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  13. Hawthorn suites are truly incorporated with all the major amenities and entertainment factors.

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  14. What a great place to stay. The kids have been wanting to spend the night in a suite somewhere this summer and this looks like a great place to start.

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  15. Wow, the room is huge. This is a perfect place to stay in Orlando. I wish I could fly there someday with my boys.

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    1. The hawthorn suites can be a great place to stay when we go here. This place is a one stop shop, nice!

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  16. A fun hotel for the family; the kids would love the pool.

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  17. This place is very fancy and the pool is so pretty! I want to say at this Suite in Orlando when I go to DisneyWorld! Looks like a lot of fun.

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  18. That looks like a great place to stay. Very nice and clean too. I love that when hotels look so beautiful. I'm sure it's a nice relaxing place to be too.

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  19. This looks like a great hotel for families. Nothing beats a relaxing place to unwind after a long day at a theme park.

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  20. This hotel looks so nice. I love the sleek look of your room. I am jealous, I wish I was in Orlando!

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  21. This would be living the good life, lol! I would be living at the pool, probably.

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  22. My kids were like that every time we stayed in a hotel. I don't know, but they really get excited. This looks like an awesome place to stay.

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  23. That place looks amazing! We love staying in a hotel. It's such a treat.

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  24. I will have to keep them in mind. I am planning to return to Disney sometime soon, and I will need a nice place to stay!

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  25. What a gorgeous place to stay in Orlando. The rooms look so comfortable and elegant.

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  26. This place reminds me a lot of the resort we stayed in whenever we went to Orlando... only we sure never had a big breakfast spread there. The complementary shuttle bus service to Disney is a great plus, too, because the cost of parking is pretty stiff. (It cost us sixteen bucks just to park the last time we went to Universal Studios!) I'd be tempted to try this hotel, but our son and his family don't live in Orlando any more. Now they're in Ocala. (Figures! They moved a few months AFTER we took ownership of a condo at the resort where we'd been staying in Orlando. Murphy's Law!)

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  27. Looks like such a great time. Hoping to sometime get to Disney and will need to look into places to stay. This looks great - jeanine

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  28. Rose, this sounds like a really great place :-)

    I'm lucky and grateful that I'm getting the opportunity to work from home in the near future... After 8 years of the long commute, I'm ready to have a little extra time at home and with Valentina ♡

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  29. Wow. If I didn't love staying on Disney property so much, this would be a wonderful alternative. Looks like a nice home away from home, literally!

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  30. What a thorough review of the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Orlando!
    You covered everything one might be looking for in a review and surely anyone looking for accommodation close to Disney should consider this awesome place. Would be great to know price points, whether it was worth it and Your Final Thoughts :) Thanks for sharing!

    Julie Syl Kalungi

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  31. Perfect timing! We were looking for a non-Disney property to stay at on our next visit. Planning on hitting the other parks this time!

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  32. What a great looking place to stay - it seems like they have a bit of everything to keep everyone sleeping well, feed and not board!

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  33. This looks like a great place to stay. We will actually be near Orlando in July and this would be perfect.

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  34. That looks like a nice hotel and place to stay if you choose not to stay on property. My kids like to play with displays like that too :)

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  35. I recently stayed at a Hawthorn Suites and I loved it there. The convenience of having a kitchen in our hotel room saved us so much money since we packed our own food for the trip.

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  36. Bwhahaha! I totally didn't see the sneaky guys hiding in the cutout! Silly boys! The hotel looks like it has everything you need for an enjoyable stay!

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  37. I'll have to show this to my mom because we all want to go to Disney but don't want to stay in Disney just close to it and this would be perfect.

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  38. I know there's a Hawthorn that's in Texas. We were supposed to be going there for Six Flags but unfortunately can't make it because something is wrong with my car. :( I have stayed at the Wyngate but the Hawthorn looks awesome too.

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  39. Love rooms that have a small kitchenette of sorts. Especially when you're a family full of hungry kids hahaha

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  40. The rooms are spacious, perfect for a big family to stay in. Kids love staying in hotels, it gets them excited! I think this is an awesome place for kids.

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  41. What a great place for families to stay. Super convenient and it's got everything.

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  42. I see this hotel around and never really knew the quality of it. I'm glad you had a great experience there, definitely will have to check it out then!

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  43. Wow, that looks like a great hotel. Seems like you could easily spend a week there!

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  44. It sounds like this was a great place to stay while on getting your Disney on. It appears relaxing and meets all the needs of a traveling family or couple while allowing for decompression time!

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  45. This looks like an excellent alternative to staying in one of WDW's expensive hotels (we have done this before, ouch).
    It looks like a top-notch place also.

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  46. I love hotels with little kitchenettes. I don't usually do a lot of cooking in hotels, but it sure is cheaper to heat up a snack than it is to hit a restaurant.

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  47. Suite! I mean, sweet! I might need a place to stay in Orlando this fall, with my middle kid's soccer team. Looks like it has all we'd need.

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  48. Thanks for this review. We are visiting Disney next year and haven't booked a hotel yet, of course.

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  49. Bookmarking this page for the future! I think we drove by this hotel when we were in Florida but we didn't know how nice it is! Now we know for the future.

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  50. I love that you mentioned the float, but said the hotel didn't include the kid - he's yours. Ha!

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  51. Free breakfast and coffee. Those are some of my requirements for a hotel. This one looks like a good one.

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  52. Oooo this hotel sounds fantastic!!!! I will have to keep it in mind next Disney trip!!!

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  53. Hawthorn Suites sounds like a wonderful place to stay with lots of awesome amenities to spend your valuable time. I love that kids play room & that beautiful heated Pool as well. Thanks for those amazing pictures.

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  54. Oh yes. I want to just sleep for a week and have room service!

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  55. This is good to know since we're in Orlando all the time Thanks!

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  56. The Hawthorn Suites sounds like an awesome place to stay when visiting Disney. I would love to stay there and love the information. The separate dressing room with a door and the bathroom is amazing along with the little kitchenette in the suite. Thanks for sharing this awesome place.

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  57. This looks beautiful! They have everything a family needs for a wonderful stay!

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  58. what a beautiful hotel. I love finding new places to stay.

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  59. What a fun place to stay. We have plans of going to Disney this summer. I will keep this in mind.

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  60. Looks like a great place to check in. Maybe someday if we were given a chance to visit Orlando, this will definitely on my first list of hotel choices.

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  61. Wow. The suite looks great. The room service menu looks impressive and so is the inbuilt hob and coffee machine. Yeah, i too like the concept of posting letter to my address from places I visit.

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  62. It certainly looks like a great place to stay. I love all of the great amenities and the family-friendly atmosphere.

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  63. What a great place to stay! Definitely family friendly which is a must!

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  64. It really does look like an amazing place to stay will be sure to check it out when I visit.
    I especially like the built in mini stove.

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  65. We have been to Disney Anaheim but not to the one in Orlando. Hawthorn Suites looks like a great hotel option specially for families. Was the price reasonable, value for money?

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  66. What a great hotel! We have stayed at a few Wyndham hotels and have always been very happy with our stay :)

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  67. This looks like a good option if ever we find ourselves in Orlando again. It had been a long time since we had been there. My daughter went there when she was 3, now she's 16!

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  68. Wyndham's always have nice hotels and suites! We've stayed in a few of them over the years and never had any issues. I like staying in their suite options. You have more room and can cook some of your meals in your hotel, saving you money!

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  69. I have enjoyed my stays in every Hawthorne suite I've stayed in. I haven't ever seen a brochure room like that or a stamp machine though!

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  70. Wyndham properties are always a safe bet! This hotel had so much to offer. You're right, you really didn't have to leave the property.

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  71. Such a nice place to stay! Would love to visit this place one day.

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  72. I will definitely keep this place in mind next time I am in Orlando, looks like a great hotel! Thank you for sharing.

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  73. Wyndham recently put up hotel(s) here in my country. I have not stayed in one of their hotels yet but looking at the photos, I'll definitely keep 'em in mind for my next staycation.

    Their bed looks uber comfy!

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  74. I feel you are having a nice and great enjoyment in the hotel. I wish I had the same experience soon. Get Latest Experience here too

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  75. There are two hidden faces in the incredibles photo. The place looks really elegant and the rooms are spacious.

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  76. What a wonderful hotel! It looks like they have all of the amenities that you could need and then some! I love it when hotels go above and beyond the norm, like the stamp machine! ;)

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  77. Thanks for the review. I'm attending a conference near Disney later this year and will need a place to stay. I'll have to check this out.

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  78. Wow! It sounds like the Hawthorn Suites is fabulous for families! I'd love to stay there the next time we're in Orlando!

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  79. I bet you guys really enjoyed your stay! If I was in your place, I'll surely enjoy everything plus the comfortable ambiance the place has, definitely worth it.

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  80. This sounds like a great hotel. Definitely a great affordable trade off for Disney Resorts!

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  81. Amazing! I will keep this in mind for my next journey

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  82. That looks like a nice place. We have not been on vacation in ages... its is hard to do when you have EVERYONE to plan for. lol.
    I want to go to Disney when Savannah is a little older.

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  83. The suite looks amazing. Everything a family needs. I drive my kids crazy too. I love to look at all of the pamphlets

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  84. what a fantastic place to stay. I love that you have more than a bed in the room. The kitchen is really a plus in my opinion-you don't have to eat every meal out and break the bank

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  85. This sounds like a really great place to stay!! I like the stamp machine too! Postcards are a lot of fun to send (and receive!!).

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  86. Thank you for sharing! You've done a great job highlighting all the reasons this property is worth visiting.

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  87. How fun is that Rosey. You always go to the most funniest places!! Love your blog.

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  88. Ohhh sounds like a wonderful place. I can't wait for our vacation with fam. It's been a while. Been busy with business but I make sure this year, we will have at least 1 or 2 vacay. Thanks for this. Bookmarked for future ref.

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  89. Looks like a great place to stay on vacation or on business travel.

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  90. Really looks great and seems and awesome family place for a vacation.

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  91. You sold me with that big breakfast and the basketball court. We are going to Orlando in October and haven't booked a hotel yet. I'm headed over to view the prices.

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  92. This place looks amazing, I love the rooms and the size and what they have to offer, I really like that they make sure your stay is comfortable.

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