I would love to submit a review of the Hard Rock Resort hotel as we just got back being there for two nights over the Christmas weekend. I thought it was exceptional because most of the town was closed up on Christmas Day except for the Christmas Day Parade at the Magic Kingdom and all the fun stuff at universal. I was really surprised that how much most everything including the cityfishorlando.com restaurants in Orlando close down on Christmas Day and it actually starts Christmas eve because the restaurants close really early.
We came for the fun and if we weren't staying right here near the theme park activities and Citywalk, the rest of the area was pretty much closed down like up and Altamonte Springs or Maitland for examples. I think December is a great time to come up here and enjoy all of the activities outside because it's decent weather in Florida as compared to Wisconsin or Minnesota.
The hotel is extremely pretty on the inside because you can look at the walls and see music memorabilia. It's all about movie stars and music stars. Enjoy the comforts of home and really good cotton sheets on the bedding. This is a big upgrade from All-Star Movies resort which is very nice in its own right but not the same as this luxury accommodations. We came for the Screams and Laughter and that's what you want when you're vacationing in this prime time zone.
We picked Orlando because it's one of the Top Spots with Children and we want to make them smile. We didn't get a chance to take advantage of the Universal Cineplex movie complex, but would really like to next time. Make sure you stop over and look at Moe's Southwest Grill Menu Ingredients because you get to pick and choose everything on your burrito. Having all the Citywalk Restaurants is a treat for sure and adds a lot to the experience.
Make sure you look at the Portofino Bay Hotel as an option when looking at a very close comparable since it's right next door and owned by the same loewshotels.com company. We stayed one time at the Springhill Suites and would recommend them for sure but it's much better to be right here. Give this a high five-star recommendation.