Our little family has just returned from a wonderful vacation to Florida! While I am more than a little sad to be home already, at least I have some great memories (and pictures) to get me by until next year. We visited the Orlando area and were very fortunate to get to spend a night at Nickelodeon Suites Resort. I have fond memories of watching Nickelodeon as a kid, and now my girls watch, so when the opportunity to visit the hotel presented itself, I was pretty excited to book our stay.
All Guests Ages 4+ Get a Wristband
We booked a "Premium 2-Bedroom Spongebob Suite" which faced the Lagoon Pool area which was pretty great. The suite itself was perfect for our family. You enter through the living room/kitchenette area which is a good size. The living room area included a pull-out sofa (which we did not need on this trip), a chair, and a 32-inch flat screen television. The kitchenette area included the sink, mini refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker.
On the Comfy Sofa
Enjoying a Snack at the Table
A Folder with Some Useful Information Including this Welcome Note!
A Special Surprise Awaiting Our Arrival
(Messenger Bag, Spongebob Stuffed Toys, and Vials of SLIME!)
The girls' bedroom was a semi-private room (there was no door to separate it from the living area, but there was one to separate the 2 bedrooms) that was adorned with a Spongebob wall mural and included 2 twin beds, a 20-inch television, a small closet, and a dresser.
Excited to See Their Room!
Wall Mural Part 2
Wall Mural Part 3
Snuggling in Their Comfy Beds After an Amazing Adventure!
The master bedroom was a private room and included a very comfortable queen bed, a desk/vanity, a closet (with a safe, iron and ironing board inside), a dresser, and another 32-inch flat screen television. There was no Spongebob wall mural, but there was a pretty cool painting hanging.
Doorway Shot of Master Bedroom
The Side Table, Bed, and Vanity/Desk
The Painting, Television, and Dresser
The Girls Exploring Mom and Dad's Room
The bathroom was a pretty typical bathroom, and I don't have much to say about it, but one thing about it made me pretty happy- with the rest of the toiletries, next to the shampoo, we had CONDITIONER! I hope I am not the only person that gets excited when a hotel includes conditioner in the "toiletries package".
So Pleased by the Inclusion of Conditioner, I Took a Picture!
So, the room was great, but honestly our family's favorite part of the hotel was the Lagoon Pool. There were lots of people present, but it did not feel over crowded at all. Drew had a blast playing in the water tower area, which was designed for children (of all ages) that are 40-inches and taller. Reese, who was not tall enough to enjoy the water tower, did have fun in the pool and there was a special, smaller scaled play area for children that are 40-inches and smaller. There were plenty of chairs to sit and relax in, towels and life jackets available at the poolside desk, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, and drinks available at the Lagoon Grill and Bar, lifeguards, basketball court with multi-height hoops, a miniature golf course (which we LOVED), and cabanas (if that's your idea of relaxing poolside and you make a reservation).
Heading Into Lagoon Pool with the Large Water Tower in the Background
One of the Cool Sprinklers in the Pool
Drew Coming Down the Water Slide
And Down the Larger Water Slide
Smaller Play Area for Kids Reese's Size
Climbing up the Rope Bridge
And Down the Slide She Comes!
Time for Miniature Golf!
And an "It Went In" Dance!
In addition to the Lagoon Pool, Nickelodeon Suites Resort offers a ton of fun stuff for families. You can shop at the mall, enjoy a movie at the 4-D Experience Theater, Meet and Greet your favorite Nickelodeon characters (we got to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after we finished swimming the night we arrived and some of the Spongebob Gang the next morning during the character breakfast!), get SLIMED, and so much more.
One of the things we missed out on, but really wish we could have participated in, was Double Dare Live. Double Dare was my favorite Nickelodeon show growing up, and I would have loved to be in the audience. If our girls were old enough, I might have even considered having us "try out" to be contestants!
Me and the Girls with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and April O'Neil!
Double Dare Live Picture Courtesy of Nickelodeon Suites Resort
4-D Experience Theater Picture Courtesy of Nickelodeon Suites Resort
Mass Sliming During Our Visit
List of Characters at Breakfast!
Most of the Characters Came Right to the Table to Take Pictures and Sign Autographs- Here We Are with Spongebob Squarepants!
Here We Are with Squidward Tentacles!
Oh My Gosh, It's Sandy Cheeks!
Mrs. Puff and Patrick (not pictured) Stayed in a Separate Area for Photos and Autographs
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Our entire family had the SLIME of our lives at Nickelodeon Suites Resort and I am looking forward to making plans for another trip there, hopefully next year! If you are interested in a visit, be sure to check out their Special Offers for fantastic package deals and join the Nick Hotel Club for the latest news and more special offers.
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Special thanks to the wonderful team and staff at Nickelodeon Suites for making our stay so enjoyable! We can't wait to visit again!
*Disclosure: My family received a special media rate, which allowed us to visit Nickelodeon Suites Resorts. All thoughts and opinions shared are 100% my own, and your experience may differ.