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Orlando World Center Marriott [In-Depth Hotel Review]

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The author stayed as an invited guest of Orlando World Center Marriott. All opinions are the author’s own, and Orlando World Center Marriott had no input in any part of this review.

I stayed at the Orlando World Center Marriott on Cinco de Mayo weekend with my best friend. This massive property was packed with amenities and activities, and we enjoyed exploring and eating our way around the resort.

See what’s great about this resort, from its tropical oasis, expansive suites, and numerous dining outlets to its Disney-adjacent location, numerous slides, and the chance to hold a baby alligator.

Booking Orlando World Center Marriott

The Orlando World Center Marriott property is the largest Marriott in the world, spanning 200 acres with more than 2,000 rooms, 28 stories, and over 500,000 square feet of meeting space.

Orlando World Center Marriott exterior
The central building at Orlando World Center Marriott had 28-story glass elevators.

Rates for this hotel started around $300 per night for a Friday to Monday stay like mine.

Orlando World Center Marriott 1 King Guest Room rate
Expect to pay about $300 per night on weekends.

I stayed in an Ambassador Suite with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed, which goes for $905 per night.

Orlando World Center Marriott Ambassador Suite 2 Queen Room rate
Member rates for an Ambassador Suite are about $900.

If you’re booking a room with cash, we recommend using one of our favorite Marriott Bonvoy credit cards. If you’re booking with Marriott Bonvoy points, a 1 King Guest Room starts at 83,000 points for a 3-night stay. You’ll also need to pay the taxes and fees, including the resort fee, which comes to $158 for the stay.

Holders of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card or Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card can use a 35,000-point free night certificate for this property. A single night for a king room is about 25,000 points.

Hot Tip:

Ready to go all in on Marriott? Read all about the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program in our detailed guide.

Orlando World Center Marriott Location

Orlando World Center Marriott is close to major attractions in Orlando, particularly Walt Disney World Resort. From the balconies in our suite, we could easily see Disney Springs, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT.

The resort is under 4 miles from Disney Springs by car and about 6 miles or less (about 10 minutes by car) from the Disney World parks. SeaWorld Orlando is about 6.5 miles away (about a 15-minute car ride), and Universal Orlando Resort is just over 10 miles (also about 15 minutes by car) away.

Getting There

If you’re flying in, Orlando World Center Marriott is accessible via Orlando International Airport (MCO), Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB). Though Kissimmee Gateway Airport is closer (10 miles from the property), MCO (17 miles away) is the airport most visitors fly into. (ISM serves private jets and doesn’t have scheduled passenger service.)

We arrived at MCO in the evening and took a Mears Connect shuttle for about $35 per person round-trip with taxes. Though we had to hike through baggage claim and past the rental car desks to get to the shuttle, it was an easy and efficient ride.

Our shuttle bus was ready and waiting for us and took off just a minute or so after we got on. Mears placed us on a bus with passengers traveling to the same area, so we had just 1 quick stop at another nearby hotel before we were dropped off at Orlando World Center Marriott.

Mears Connect airport shuttle
A round-trip shuttle from MCO to the hotel was just under $35, comfortable, and fast.
Hot Tip:

Mears Connect was a great way to get from the airport to the resort and back. The customer service was excellent, with regular updates on our driver status and clear communication every step of the way. Our rides were efficient, and the buses were very comfortable.

Checking In

We arrived at the resort a little before 10 p.m., just after the pool’s laser light show ended. The lobby was packed, but checking in took just a few minutes, as the front desk had several agents available.

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The front desk at Orlando World Center Marriott.

A separate line was available for Marriott Bonvoy elites.

Orlando World Center Marriott lobby check in desk
The Marriott Bonvoy elite check-in line.

As we checked in, the front desk agent gave us a quick overview of the property and handed us a dining guide and activity schedule along with the wristbands we needed to get into the resort water park.

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An activity schedule for the resort and water park wristbands.

Orlando World Center Marriott charged a $42 plus tax daily resort fee, which included Wi-Fi, scheduled shuttle service to Disney parks and Disney Springs, access to River Falls water park and Hawk’s Landing driving range, and 15% off Hawk’s Landing green fees. Note that the resort fee is not waived for Marriott Bonvoy members on award stays.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities fee list
We received a card detailing the resort fee benefits to take up to our room.

Lobby

The lobby made a big first impression with a soaring ceiling and a trio of glass elevators in the middle.

Orlando World Center Marriott lobby elevators day
This was the view as we walked inside the resort.
Hot Tip:

Wait until the hotel is quiet, either late at night or early in the morning, and take a ride in the glass elevators from the top to the bottom. You’ll feel weightless traveling 28 stories and get a great view of the area.

There was so much natural light from the lobby’s glass ceiling.

Orlando World Center Marriott lobby ceiling
The lobby had hallways and rooms that looked out on the scene below.

The Room

We stayed in an enormous Ambassador Suite. This 1,200-square-foot suite featured a living room with a sofa bed, a dining room, 2 bathrooms, and 2 queen beds. It had 3 balconies — 1 in the bedroom and 2 in the living and dining rooms — with views of the pool and laser light show.

Though it was just me and a friend on this visit, I could have comfortably fit my family of 5 in this room between the beds and sofa bed.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite full room wide
A view of the living and dining room looking into the bedroom.

Living and Dining Room

The suite featured a double-door entryway with a closet. The side table with a pair of lamps was a good spot to place keys and other items as we came in and out of the room.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite entry
The suite’s entryway.

The left side of the closet had an iron and ironing board.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room closet with iron
An iron and ironing board in the entryway closet.

The right side of the closet had a safe and extra blankets.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room closet with safe
The entryway closet safe.

The living room had a large seating area featuring a sofa bed, chairs, and an ottoman. Beyond that, the balcony doors opened for indoor-outdoor entertainment.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room
The living room in the Ambassador Suite.

The sofa bed was surrounded by small tables, and we could pull the ottoman over to prop our feet up after a long day!

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room sofa bed and seating
The living room seating.

The entertainment center was well-lit, with an illuminated entertainment center and 2 large floor lamps.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room couch and TV
The entertainment center.

Within the entertainment center were storage drawers and a minifridge.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room storage cabinet and refrigerator
The living room storage and minifridge.

Beyond the living room into the dining room was a dining table with seating for 8, another TV, and another storage entertainment center. Another balcony was also in this space.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite dining room
The Ambassador Suite dining room.

Bedroom

The bedroom featured 2 queen beds, an entertainment center and desk, a chair, a minifridge, a closet, a floor-length mirror, and an en suite bathroom.

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The bedroom in the Ambassador Suite.

The queen beds had a shared main headboard with lighting around it and an additional headboard on the frame. Each bed had a hanging lamp, and a single nightstand was between them.

With their all-white bedding and soft down pillows, we slept great on these beds.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom queen beds
Queen beds in the bedroom.

The nightstand between the beds had various papers, including a room service QR code. It also had a phone, an outlet with regular and USB plugs, and an alarm clock with more power and USB plugs. There was a shelf and a good-sized drawer in the nightstand, too.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom room service info
The nightstand in between the beds.

The entertainment center and desk were across from the beds. An armchair was in the corner near the balcony.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom dresser and chair
The bedroom entertainment center.

The desk was long with a glass top and a rolling office chair.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom desk
The bedroom desk.

The desk had a coffee station with a single-serve coffee maker and a box filled with coffee, cups, tea, creamers, and sugar.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom coffee
The in-room coffee station.

The bedroom had another large, wall-mounted TV, which featured cable channels and streaming. Although we could watch Netflix, YouTube, and Max, Disney+ wasn’t available. We wanted to watch “Avatar” after riding the amazing Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Animal Kingdom. However, we were able to find it on Max.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom TV
The bedroom TV.

Below the TV were storage drawers and another minifridge.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom dresser and refrigerator
Storage below the bedroom TV.

Past the TV was a small table with water and ice. The water bottles at the ice bucket were free, but the larger bottles were $6 each.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom water and ice
The in-room water station.

Toward the master bathroom was a short hallway with a closet and floor-length mirror.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom closet
The bedroom closet.

Within the closet was a robe and hanging storage.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom closet with robe
We found a robe in the closet.

The closet also had another luggage rack, a hair dryer, and another safe.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bedroom closet with safe
The bedroom safe.

Bathrooms

The Ambassador Suite featured 2 bathrooms, so my friend and I each had our own bathroom!

Dining Room Bathroom

The first was close to the dining room, not far from the bedroom. It had a toilet, a shower-tub combo, a large countertop with 2 sinks, and an illuminated mirror. A trash can and plenty of towels were under the counter.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room bathroom
The bathroom off the dining room.

Countertop amenities included thisworks soap and body lotion.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom amenities
Soap and body lotion on the counter.

The tub combo had an adjustable showerhead, a grab bar, and wall-mounted amenities.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite living room bathroom
The shower-tub combo in the bathroom.

The shower amenities were also from thisworks. featuring shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom amenities
Shower amenities from thisworks.

This bathroom had a clothesline, a nice feature for hanging wet bathing suits.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom clothesline
The shower had a clothesline.

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom was down a short hallway connected to the bedroom. It featured another long countertop with 2 sinks, an illuminated mirror, a toilet, and a shower-tub combo.

The vanity area had outlets on both sides. Below the sinks was a stand with numerous towels and a trash can.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom countertop
The vanity area in the master bathroom.

The countertop amenities in this bathroom were the same thisworks soap and body lotion. The big dish was nice for jewelry and other small items.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom sink amenities
Soap and lotion in the master bathroom.

This bathroom did not have a door to close it off entirely as the other bathroom had, but it did have a sliding door to enclose the shower and toilet room for privacy.

The shower had a rainfall showerhead and wavy-textured tile walls. Although I prefer walk-in showers, having 2 bathtubs is a great feature for families with young kids.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite bathroom shower and toilet
The toilet and shower-tub enclosure.

This bathroom featured the same wall-mounted thisworks shampoo, conditioner, and body wash as the other bathroom.

Balconies and View

The Ambassador Suite had 3 balconies and an excellent view from each. Whether we were in the living room, dining room, or bedroom, we could slide open the doors, take in fresh air, and peek out at Orlando. Each balcony had 2 chairs.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite balcony
One of the room’s 3 balconies.

When we first arrived, the night view of the pool was exciting. We were delighted to see cats climbing the pool’s rock formation and later found out the property cares for outdoor working cats to help with pest control.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite view pool at night
We spotted working cats from the balcony on our first night.

The next morning, we were treated to a lovely view of the resort pool and Hawk’s Landing golf course.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador suite view pool
The balconies had a pool view.

Beyond that, we could see more of the resort and the River Falls water park.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite view property
The resort and water park view.

From the bedroom balcony, we could clearly see the Aerophile balloon, Planet Hollywood Observatory, and Cirque du Soleil theater of Disney Springs.

Orlando World Center Marriott 2 Queen Ambassador Suite view of Disney
We could see Disney Springs and other Disney properties from the balconies in our suite.

Amenities

Orlando World Center Marriott had extensive amenities, including a pool and water park, golf course, miniature golf, arcade, resort activities, and a spa and fitness center.

Pool and Water Park

The major amenity at this resort was the pool. It was divided into 2 spaces: Falls Pool and River Falls water park. Together, the pool and water park had 2 lagoon-style pools, 7 slides (some with their own pools), a lazy river, a splash pad, and a hot tub.

Falls Pool is an enormous lagoon-style heated pool with zero-entry shallows and submerged sun shelves on both sides. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a laser light show at 9 p.m.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool
Overlooking Falls Pool.

The main pool area was huge, with the lagoon pool, a second level with a splash pad and hot tub, TVs, fountains, slides, and tons of seating with a large pool bar and patio.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool view
A view of the pool area.

With a beach-style entry, it was easy to get into the pool, which featured 4 large screens and several fountains at the edge. These screens showed dive-in movies on select nights.

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Falls Pool beach entry.

The pool’s second level featured numerous features, including a splash pad for kids, with a small slide.

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The second-level kids’ splash pad.

Beyond that was a hot tub — which looked Mickey Mouse-shaped to me!

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool hot tub
The hot tub was on the second level of the pool.

The pool deck also had a chess set.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool chess
A chess set on the upper pool deck.

Cabanas were at the pool level and on the second level. Daybeds and front-row loungers were also available.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool cabanas and daybeds
Cabanas on the second level of the pool.

Each cabana featured seating, a TV, a fan, a minifridge, and a safe.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool cabana
A peek inside the cabana.

The body slides, which dropped into separate pools, were on the other side of the rocks. Riders had to be at least 48 inches tall.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool slides
One of the slides at Falls Pool.

Lawn games were in the pool area, including cornhole, checkers, and giant Connect Four. A covered table offered craft activities.

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Lawn games at the pool.

Seating was abundant near the pool, with plenty of loungers surrounding all areas of the pool on the main and second levels.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool chairs
Pool loungers on the lawn near the pool and slides.

Some loungers offered umbrellas, too.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool deck
Umbrella-covered loungers at Falls Pool.

Each seat had a tag with a QR code so you could order food to be delivered to the seat.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool food code tag
We could scan this code to get food delivered to our chairs.

With heated water and the nightly laser light show, it was fun to visit the pool during the day and at night. The laser light show with music was nightly at 9 p.m.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool light show
The 9 p.m. laser light show at Falls Pool.

At the pool entrance, a small shop sold candy and rented tubes for the pool. It also had complimentary chilled water in dispensers.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool rental hut
The pool shop with rentals, candy, and water.

A towel machine was at the pool entrance. We had to scan our room keys to get towels out. Towels had to be returned to avoid a $25 per towel fee.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool towels
This machine gave out towels.

Beyond the main pool was River Falls water park, which featured large thrill slides, a splash lagoon, and a lazy river. The park was open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and entry required a wristband that we received at check-in.

Orlando World Center Marriott water park entry
River Falls water park.

The main attraction at River Falls was the large slide tower, which featured 3 innertube waterslides: Boomerango, Tail Spin, and Aquasphere.

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The slides at River Falls water park.

Like the main pool, the water park had a beach-style entry and chilled water dispensers. It also had a 575-foot lazy river with tubes below the thrill slides.

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The lazy river fed into the beach-style entry.

An attendant at the entrance helped with life jackets, floaties, and miniature golf supplies.

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The attendant stand at River Falls water park.

The water park had plenty of seating, including reserved daybeds and loungers with umbrellas.

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Plenty of loungers with umbrellas at the water park.

Some rooms had patios that led directly to the water park area.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities pool rooms
These rooms opened up to the water park.

Arcade

Close to the main pool on the first floor was an arcade featuring arcade classics such as air hockey, claw prize machines, and spin games.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities activities arcade
Some of the games in the arcade.

The arcade also had Skee-Ball and basketball.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities activities arcade
Skee-Ball, basketball, and more.

Miniature Golf

Outside, near the spa, fitness center, and water park, was a miniature golf course. It was very clean and well-maintained.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities mini golf
The on-site mini golf course.

Golf Course

The on-site Hawk’s Landing Golf Club is a 18-hole championship golf course that is just over 6,200 yards with a par-70 layout.

The resort’s guests get 15% off green fees and can walk to the golf club entrance from the resort’s front and side doors. The resort fee includes a bucket of balls and rental clubs for up to 4 guests.

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The walk-up entrance to Hawk’s Landing from the resort.

Spa

Next to River Falls water park was the spa and fitness center.

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The spa and fitness center entrance.

I didn’t do any spa treatments on this visit, but I was greeted by 2 friendly gentlemen who gave me a quick tour.

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The front desk at the spa.

The spa lobby had seating and retail shelves.

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The spa lobby seating and retail.

Within the spa was a locker room. Each locker had a keypad and contained a robe and a couple of towels.

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The spa lockers.

A secondary seating area had complimentary tea with an electric kettle.

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Tea at the spa.

A steam room was connected to the locker room and bathroom.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities spa steam room
The spa steam room.

Showers were in the bathroom.

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Spa showers.

Shelves in the restroom featured additional towels and necessities.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities spa bathroom
The restroom shelves.

Fitness Center

The fitness center was next door to the spa and was a single large room with numerous treadmills, bikes, weight machines, and free weights.

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Some of the fitness center equipment.

The fitness center provided lockers, towels, and water.

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Lockers, towels, and water at the fitness center.

For outdoor exercise, a running track started at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club and wound around the property back to the front door. This lovely path was shaded with lots of trees, plants, and flowers.

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The running track entrance near Hawk’s Landing.

Parking and Shuttle

Orlando World Center Marriott offered several parking and transportation options, including self-parking, valet, shuttles, and ride-shares.

Parking was $32 per day for self-parking or $50 for valet.

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The valet desk at the front door.

A screen inside the front door offered updates on valet service so guests could wait indoors.

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The indoor valet service monitor.

The space had a large, covered drive with at least 6 lanes. These were used for guests unloading and loading, ride-share and taxi pickup, and the resort shuttle.

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The large, covered front drive.

Ride-shares, taxis, and the hotel shuttle picked up at a covered seating area. Our ride-share drivers had no trouble finding us here.

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The covered ride-share waiting area.

The resort had a free scheduled shuttle to the Disney parks and Disney Springs. Reservations were required for the shuttle and were available up to 3 days in advance. However, I was able to book the shuttle on the go at Hollywood Studios’ closing time to get back to the hotel.

Hot Tip:

Many Orlando hotels offer free shuttles to Disney and other area theme parks, including Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels.

Information Desks

Guests could utilize the local information desk in the lobby to buy tickets to Disney World and other Orlando area theme parks.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities information desk
The lobby information desk.

Another desk on the pool-level floor had additional information. With signs for vacation packages, this looked like a timeshare desk.

Orlando World Center Marriott vacations desk
Another information desk.

Gift Shops

The property had a couple of gift shops. The small lobby shop featured apparel, small gifts, necessities such as chargers, over-the-counter medication, and snacks.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities lobby shop
The lobby shop.

A larger gift shop downstairs near the pool and pantry had boutique clothing, gifts, bags, jewelry, and more.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities gift shop
The large downstairs gift shop.

Business Center

A small business center near the elevators and close to the conference center had a couple of computer stations, printers, and phones.

Orlando World Center Marriott amenities business center.

Conference Center

The conference center at Orlando World Center Marriott has 500,000 square feet of conference and event space, which is part of what makes this the largest Marriott in the world.

The property has numerous ballrooms, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, more than 100 meeting and event rooms, and outdoor event spaces.

The main conference center space was just off the lobby along a naturally lit hallway.

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Walking into the conference center.

Among the meeting rooms and ballrooms was a central bar that could be used for events.

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The conference center hallway bar.

Additional meeting and ballroom space was in the North Tower.

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More conference space in the North Tower.

Activities

A standout feature at Orlando World Center Marriott was the numerous activities available each day. In addition to the main amenity activities — the pool and water park, golfing, arcade, spa, and fitness center — the resort had daily activities every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When we arrived, we received a schedule detailing the activities available each day for the entire week. There were so many things to do, including aqua fitness, scavenger hunts, movies, arts and crafts, trivia, and fish feeding. Some of the activities required a fee, but there were always at least 4 or 5 free activities available each day.

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The Orlando World Center Marriott activities schedule.

My favorite activity was the Gatorland Experience. A representative from Gatorland brought a snake, tarantula, baby alligator, and more. My friend had a large ball python around her neck, and we got to hold a baby alligator!

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Gatorland brought a baby alligator named Willie Bite to the resort.
Hot Tip:

There wasn’t a lot of shade at the Gatorland Experience, so arrive early and snag a seat at one of the patio tables with an umbrella!

Margs and Guac Class

In addition to enjoying the restaurants and pantry, we got to participate in the resort’s Cinco de Mayo Margs and Guac class at the chef’s table within the kitchen.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage margs and guac class chef
Chef Ana had us well-prepped with perfect avocados and everything we needed for fresh guacamole!

One of the resort’s chefs taught us how to make fresh guacamole. We shook our own margaritas and tasted Lobos Tequila, including the limited-edition anejo and extra anejo aged in sherry barrels.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage margs and guac class
This event was fun and educational.
Bottom Line:

Learn more about the hotel’s amenities in our detailed guide to things to do at Orlando World Center Marriott.

Food and Beverage

Orlando World Center Marriott has 9 dining options, including a breakfast buffet, room service, pool bar and grill, Italian kitchen, and Japanese steakhouse. We received a sheet at check-in with all of the dining hours so we could keep track of them.

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Orlando World Center Marriott’s dining options.

We ate well at this resort, and I was impressed by all of the healthy and flavorful dishes available. It was easy and delicious to eat the rainbow here!

Room Service

Room service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily. You can use a QR code on your mobile device to order room delivery.

We arrived late after a delayed flight and had no interest in doing anything but eating and passing out, so room service was perfect for our first night. We ordered a vegetarian banh mi, falafel, and fruit. Although we ordered room service, we didn’t realize until later we could have gone down to the pantry to get these items ourselves — but it was nice to stay settled in the room anyway!

My friend liked her falafel, and we both appreciated the fresh fruit, but I was disappointed by the banh mi. It didn’t have the crusty bread or flavorful pickled and spicy vegetables this sandwich is known for. It was good enough for a late-night meal, but nothing like the banh mi I get at home in the Houston area.

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Room service from the pantry.

Latitude & Longitude

Latitude & Longitude is the resort’s main restaurant. It offers a daily breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a dinner buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. on select evenings.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Latitude and Longitude
The entrance to Latitude & Longitude.

We could order off the menu or visit the breakfast buffet. There was no question we wanted to hit the huge breakfast buffet! The full breakfast buffet was $34 for adults or $16 for kids 4 to 12. The continental buffet was $24.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage breakfast buffet menu
The Latitude & Longitude breakfast menu.

A highlight of the breakfast buffet was made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and French toast. At the omelet bar, we could choose a ham and cheddar omelet; a signature omelet with chorizo, bacon, mozzarella, and pico de gallo; an egg-white veggie omelet; or build our own from the toppings available. The Mickey-shaped pancakes were available with or without chocolate chips.

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The busy made-to-order omelet and pancake station.

The buffet’s hot items included biscuits and gravy, various sausages, bacon, breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs and egg bake, and waffles.

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Hot buffet items.

The cold buffet featured numerous cut fruits, including strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, grapes, berries, and melons. Overnight oats were also available at this station.

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The buffet fruit station.

Salads, cold cuts, and cheeses were at what we dubbed the “breakfast charcuterie” station. This station had smoked salmon with tomatoes, red onions, and capers, along with vegetable and pasta salads.

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The breakfast charcuterie bar.

Whole fruits, cereals, fruit water, and yogurt were near the buffet entrance.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage breakfast buffet drinks and cereal
These waters were refreshing!

The bread station had sliced bread, bagels, English muffins, and pastries including croissants and muffins.

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Breads and pastries on the buffet.

There was a conveyor belt toaster for the bread and bowls of butter and cream cheese next to it. Dispensers contained various jams, jellies, and honey.

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The toaster oven and toppings for bread.

We thoroughly enjoyed this breakfast buffet. My friend got a soy milk latte and made a breakfast stack with potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheese, and veggies with fruit and salmon on the side.

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Breakfast stack and latte from the buffet.

I had a delicious breakfast charcuterie plate with fruit, cheese, pasta, salmon, and breakfast potatoes.

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Breakfast buffet charcuterie.

A bar was just outside of the restaurant.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Latitude and Longitude bar
The bar at Latitude & Longitude.

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse

Mikado is Orlando World Center Marriott’s Japanese steakhouse with tableside teppanyaki. It’s open daily from 5 to 9 p.m.

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The Mikado entrance.

Mikado’s menu featured sushi, teppanyaki, and small plates.

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The Mikado dinner menu.

The drink menu was just as long as the food menu, with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, sake, Japanese whiskies, and traditional Japanese Highball.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado menu
The Mikado drink menu.

After spending part of the day in the Orlando heat, I enjoyed the refreshing kappa nomu cocktail, similar to a mojito, with vodka, aloe liqueur, mint, cucumber, lime, simple syrup, and soda.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado mimosa
The kappa nomu cocktail.

Our teppanyaki dishes came with a starter of miso soup served steaming hot.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado miso soup
Miso soup at Mikado.

Another starter was a fresh salad with ginger dressing.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado salad
Fresh salad starter.

We also ordered a couple of sushi rolls to share. First was a “Beauty and the Beast” roll featuring shrimp tempura, crab salad, and cucumber with eel and tuna. The torched salmon roll featured spicy tuna, salmon, cucumber, spicy mayo, and black tobiko.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado sushi
Torched salmon roll.

Then, the teppanyaki chef fired up the grill with meat and vegetables, putting on a show as he prepared our meals.

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The teppanyaki chef at Mikado.

I got tuna with noodles, onions, mushrooms, and zucchini. This came out great!

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado tuna hibachi
Tuna teppanyaki.

My friend got the salmon, which came with onions and zucchini. She’s allergic to mushrooms, so Mikado prepared her dish separately from the rest of the meals on the grill.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Mikado salmon hibachi
Salmon teppanyaki.

Siro Urban Italian Kitchen

Siro Urban Italian Kitchen is in the lobby and open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, serving classic Italian food.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Siro Italian Urban Kitchen
The bar at Siro.

We visited Siro for an after-swim snack. With a couple of glasses of prosecco, a beautiful burrata appetizer with heirloom tomatoes, and tiramisu, this was a delicious way to celebrate our last night in Orlando.

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Burrata, tiramisu, and prosecco at Siro.

Falls Pool Bar & Grill

Falls Pool Bar & Grill is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

As the name suggests, this casual dining outlet featuring tacos and burgers was on the Falls Pool deck. You could order at the shaded bar, from the bar’s patio seating, or from your lounger or cabana at the pool.

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The Falls Pool bar.

The patio was shaded by large umbrellas.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage pool bar patio
The Falls Pool patio.

We visited on Cinco de Mayo, so I ordered a classic margarita and chicken tacos to enjoy while watching the laser light show. The chicken tacos didn’t have much flavor, but the margarita was refreshing!

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Falls pool bar tacos
Chicken tacos and a margarita from Falls Pool Bar & Grill.

Lobby Bar

The lobby bar is between the front desk and the patio. It’s open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. daily, and sushi is available from 4 to 10 p.m.

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The lobby bar.

The bar had plenty of space, with a long main bar and various seating, including tables and sofa benches.

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Seating in the lobby bar.

The seating at the lobby bar extended outside to the patio overlooking the pool, where a few firepits were available.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage lobby bar patio fire pit
Lobby bar patio seating with a firepit.

The sushi bar featured chefs creating sushi rolls, and we could watch it all come together.

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Sushi chefs at the lobby bar.

High Velocity

The High Velocity sports bar and grill is in the lobby just beyond Siro and is open 4 to 10 p.m. and offers a lunch buffet on select days from 12 to 2 p.m.

Central Pantry

We enjoyed Orlando World Center Marriott’s numerous restaurants, but I was impressed by the huge resort food market featuring shelf-stable and cold snacks, drinks, made-to-order food, and frozen yogurt.

The pantry featured numerous tables with pastries, snacks, and candy, including specialty and allergy-friendly snacks, that could be taken to go.

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Central Pantry was large by hotel market standards. This was just the snack section.

The cold drink coolers went on forever, with sodas, tea, coffee, kombucha, sparkling water, wines, beer, canned cocktails, and mixers. In addition to the cooler selection, a few shelves nearby had bottles of liquor and wine.

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Drink coolers at Central Pantry.

An open cooler near the drinks had chilled grab-and-go snacks and meals. Another side of the cooler had various sandwiches, including the banh mi I ordered from room service.

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This cooler had salads, snack plates, and more.

Microwaves were available outside of Central Pantry near the arcade for any items guests wanted to heat up.

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Microwaves in the hallway near Central Pantry.

A hot food menu offered a selection of items that could be prepared hot. At breakfast, this included bagels, eggs, oatmeal, and breakfast sandwiches. Ordering was easy at the kiosk under the digital menu.

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The Central Pantry hot food breakfast menu.

I was excited to see ice cream freezers and frozen yogurt in various flavors, perfect for grabbing after swimming at the pool just a few steps away.

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The frozen yogurt wall.

Another shelf featured complimentary snacks and drinks for Marriott Bonvoy elite members to choose from each day.

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Marriott Bonvoy snacks.

A dining area was just outside of the Central Pantry; this is where we could take our food and sit down to eat.

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage pantry seating
The Central Pantry dining area.

Starbucks

The lobby Starbucks was open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and almost always looked busy!

Orlando World Center Marriott food and beverage Starbucks
The lobby Starbucks.

Service

We felt spoiled rotten at Orlando World Center Marriott. I’m sure some of that had to do with visiting on a media stay, as we were privileged guests and the team made sure we had access to the resort’s best highlights. Still, we experienced great service even when we weren’t being shown around the property. Our front desk experience was efficient and friendly, the bell desk was quick to find bags, the breakfast buffet was always fully stocked, food was delivered quickly and with a smile, and our room was immaculately clean. Every staff member we encountered at the resort was pleasant and helpful.

Final Thoughts

I expected a lot from this massive Marriott resort, and Orlando World Center Marriott delivered. With numerous amenities, activities, dining, and attractions, this was a great place to stay and be entertained. It also had an excellent location, so we were able to take quick trips to Disney parks. This is a great Orlando resort to visit whether you’re hitting theme parks or want to enjoy the pool, water park, and other amenities on the property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Orlando World Center Marriott have a shuttle to Disney World?

The Orlando World Center Marriott has a shuttle to Disney World parks and Disney Springs. There isn’t a shuttle to Universal Studios.

How far is Orlando World Center Marriott from the airport?

Orlando World Center Marriott is 17 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO), about 30 minutes away by car depending on traffic. Expect to pay about $35 per person round-trip for adults traveling on the Mears Connect shuttle from the airport to the resort. A one-way Uber runs about $40 to $50.

What time is the laser light show at Orlando World Center Marriott?

The laser light show is at 9 p.m. each night at Falls Pool. You can view it from the pool, the lobby bar patio, or guest rooms with a pool view.

Is the pool heated at Orlando World Center Marriott?

Yes, the pool is heated at Orlando World Center Marriott.

Does the Orlando World Center Marriott offer free breakfast?

No, Orlando World Center Marriott doesn’t have a free breakfast. Latitude & Longitude is open for breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with a breakfast buffet. A continental breakfast is $24, and the full breakfast is $34. Kids eat for $16. Central Pantry offers breakfast starting at 6 a.m., and there’s a Starbucks in the lobby.

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A long-time points and miles student, Jessica is the former Personal Finance Managing Editor at U.S. News and World Report and is passionate about helping consumers fund their travels for as little cash as possible.

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