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Photo Tour of A One Bedroom Suite at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando, Disney Springs Resort Area

By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of the Doubletree Suites, see this.)


The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando in the Disney Springs Resort Area–an entirely different hotel than the two other Hilton-flagged properties in Disney Springs, the Hilton Buena Vista Palace and the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista–offers several suite types in a long fortress-like mid-rise building.

One bedroom suites with a king bed, or with two queens–each also with a sleeper sofa–are available. Two bedroom suites, with a king bedroom and also a two queen bedroom, are also available. No suites have balconies, but a few first floor suites in the back by the pool and tennis courts have patios, and are bookable as a separate class, as are suites with pool views. (Views generally are of the parking lot or of 535, but there are enough trees in this area that they aren’t too objectionable.)

This photo tour is of a one bedroom suite at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando with two queens and a fold out couch.

The suite is about half a living/dining/kitchenette space and half a bedroom/closet/bath space–see the floorplan above.

The kitchenette has quite the long counter, and comes only with a microwave, mini-fridge, small sink and coffeemaker. The microwave is set into the cabinet–you can see it just above the center of the table.

Here’s the mini-fridge–the absence of a little freezer compartment makes the microwave less useful.

The coffee service.

The table is larger than it appears in my images. But it still seats just four–two fewer than the suite will sleep. There’s plenty of space on this side for a larger table…so this is a bit of a miss. Note the connecting door between the table and the couch. Since all rooms here are suites, there’s another one bedroom suite on the other side of that door.

Further back is seating for four or five on a couch, easy chair, and an ottoman/coffee table that can also serve as a seat.

Here’s a closer view of the couch and easy chair.

The couch folds out a queen-sized bed. Comfort is adequate for youngsters–although most will want to put the youngsters into the back queens, so that the living/dining space can be used after they are asleep, which complicates things a bit.

Across from the seating area is a surprisingly small TV above a storage cabinet.

The TV cabinet has a couple of drawers…

…but is mostly empty space.

The bedroom area–and the bath–is accessed through a sliding door next to the TV cabinet.

The two queen beds are a bit cramped on their sides.

The beds from the back of this space

A closer view of one of the beds–note how close the right side is to the wall.

Between the beds you’ll find this bedside table, with a small drawer and a storage cubby below.

Across from one of the beds in the back corner is a dresser and a larger TV, though hard to watch from the bed closer to the bath.

The dresser has four large drawers–plenty for the four people this space will sleep.

The other part of this room is a hallway that leads to the closet and the bath.

One side of this back hall has a long table. This suite would function much better with a door between this hall and the area with the queens, and also another door, to the living area, where the long table is. That would let the folks sleeping in the living area enter the bath area without going through the bedroom area.

Note the safe in the closet. My book is six inches by nine inches, so this will fit several laptops.

The other side of the closet.

The undivided bath has but a single sink–although there is another sink in the kitchenette.


A tub-shower combo fills out the other side.

Frankly, a room that sleeps six ought to have a divided bath. This, the cramping of the queens, the small TVs, and the needlessly small table make it hard for me to be keen on these rooms.

But you will find them available for less than half–sometimes a lot less–than any Disney-owned accommodations that sleep six.  However, before booking them, consider booking two connecting rooms at the Holiday Inn just down the street. You’ll lose the spacious living area and its seating and dining table, but pick up another bath, another microwave, two (albeit tiny) freezer compartments in the mini-fridges, and more comfortable and/or less cramped beds.


This review continues here.





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