I had the pleasure of staying at Delta Hotel in Orlando recently. It was a Priceline.com Express Deal find, so I scored a great price on it. I was not sure what to expect. The pictures on the website looked great, but the pictures on websites always look great. I arrived to find that the pictures did no justice for the hotel.
As a solo traveler, I’m always looking for hotels that offer a good combination of safety, quality and comfort. Delta is a new brand of Marriott Hotels, and it lived up to the Marriott name. I would definitely recommend this hotel for your Orlando getaway, and here’s why.
From the moment I arrived the experience was top-notch. I’d booked two separate reservations on Priceline, and Sydney seamlessly merged them together and got me checked in quickly when I arrived.
Now let’s talk about the Lobby Area. Upon entry, you are greeted with a bright and modern lobby. The best way to explain the lobby/bar/restaurant area is “open-concept.” There are multiple seating areas in the lobby – from comfortable chairs, high back computer-friendly tables, chic love seats, and booths. Centered in the lobby area is the bar with ample seating and a wide variety of libations. Next to the lobby is the restaurant and coffee shop, Peet’s Coffee. The restaurant has some basic bar foods. The jerk chicken I had was good, but menu options are limited. Great for a quick bite, but Uber Eats has a lot of choices for delivery, so I used that more than the onsite dining options.
The meal that I did enjoyed at the hotel was breakfast. For breakfast, the onsite buffet is the way to go. The buffet area is set off to the side of the lobby. There was a variety of breakfast items to choose from – eggs, bacon, fruit, cereal, bread/pastries, grits, etc. One can also order omelets and pancakes. Buffet hours run from 7:00 – 11am, so the early riser and the late riser can eat (or sleep) at their convenience.
Speaking of sleep, the bed was incredibly comfortable in the hotel’s spacious rooms. I was traveling alone, but I appreciated the ability to spread out as I wished. The rooms had a desk area for getting some work done. The bathrooms were average size, but modern. I loved that the bedside table had a charging dock with ample USB plugs. Nothing worse than having to charge your phone on the other side of the room.
While you’re letting your phone battery re-charge, you can recharge yourself at the hotel’s beautiful pool area. This part was my favorite. The pool area has two cabanas. The cabanas are first-come first-serve, so I wasn’t able to snag one, but there was plenty of other seating or lounging options. There was a small hot tub, but it was a hot summer day in Orlando, so I did not get in it.
If you get bored with the pool, there is a “Kids Zone” that has a foosball table, and a TV with video games. I put “Kids Zone” in quotes, because every time I went in, there were adults lounging there. The sofas in there were super comfortable, and it is a great area to stretch out, relax and watch some TV or play some games with friends.
Some additional areas and perks that I didn’t utilize are the fitness room and the free shuttle to Disney’s Epcot Center. The fitness area had quite a few exercise machines and free-weight options. The shuttle had three departure times, and the option for transportation to Universal Studios for a nominal fee.
Overall, my experience at the Delta Orlando Hotel was nothing short of fantastic. Special shout out to Ariel at the front desk who answered my many questions with a smile, and Jason who worked the buffet. The Delta staff made me feel right at home.
Solo Travelers, I would not hesitate to stay here on my next trip to Orlando.
Where do you like to stay when you visit Orlando? Drop some of your favorite hotels in the comments!