It is a winner, this is a huge addition to the Orlando travel scene. I put this near the top, as staying just one minute walk from any of the orlando theme parks is something very unique. Returning to the hotel is all smiles, since there is always a live music atmosphere with hidden speakers all over the grounds. If you want to pop back to the hotel room for a drink, sandwich, or cocktail is too convenient. Is this the place to stay for easy Theme Park access.
There is plenty to do right next to the hotel. Do know that the Hard Rock restaurant is not at the hotel. I agree that easy access makes it extraordinary. The main restaurant is at City Walk, and at the hotel best is the poolside cafe. The Cracker Barrel restaurant is a short drive or a five minute walk from the Hard Rock Hotel. We only left the hotel once in the car, for breakfast, I had big plans for us at the Orlando Cracker Barrel.