Disclosure: I was given a discounted media rate for two nights to facilitate my review.
Is the Nick Hotel worth it?
The answer to that question is a resounding YES!
My kids and I just returned from 12 days in Florida. In my infinite wisdom, I decided that getting up at 4am to make a 6am flight was the right way to start our trip.
Pretty sure I was
on crack sleep deprived or into my third glass of wine when this was decided.
Nick Hotel Experience
As you can imagine, we were all tired and cranky and yet the adrenaline was pumping from excitement to start our adventure. Not necessarily the best set of circumstances to start a 12 day vacation with 3 kids and a single mom.
The Nick Hotel thankfully overcame some of my not so well thought out flight time decisions. You may be able to tell from that picture up there that the pool was a huge hit and just the right way to turn attitudes around.
The kids had gift baskets waiting for them in our room thanks to the Nick Hotel marketing team. Can’t tell at all that C was excited about this can you? ;).
This was a blogger perk, but I bet you ask to have them waiting in your room to surprise your kids when you make reservations (after paying for them of course).
Nick Hotel Suites
We stayed in a two bedroom Spongebob themed suite which can sleep up to 6 (2 in master bedroom, 2 in twin bunk beds in kids’ room, 2 on sleep sofa in living room shown above). It had a kitchenette – small fridge, sink and microwave which is awesome when traveling with kids.
You’ll notice there were not Nickelodeon characters in the master bedroom which I appreciated.
Flatscreen TV with all the Nick channels and “normal” channels, as well as a desk aren’t pictured.
I loved the Nick Hotel Suites set up. Having the living room sitting area and separate bedrooms was perfect.
Nick Hotel Activities
We originally had plans to go to a theme park every day when we were in Orlando, but the kids liked the Nick Hotel pool and activities so much that we ended up changing plans to spend a day hanging out at the hotel.
We caught the Double Dare show (FREE – but make reservations at guest services).
We watched movies by the pool at night.
We were photobombed by Spongebob.
We ate breakfast with the cast from Spongebob. By the way, you don’t have to stay at the hotel to do this and the food was AMAZING.
Too many choices to list plus cooked to order Eggs Benedict or omelets, bagels with lox and cream cheese, breakfast burritos, and all the normal stuff plus some.
Who SHOULDN’T Stay at the Nick Hotel
- If you are looking for a quiet, romantic getaway the Nick Hotel is not the place for you.
- If you are uncomfortable seeing people in bathing suits and flip flops.
- If you are impatient with slow elevators and loud children racing around with excitement.
- If you can’t stand Spongebob Squarepants and his friends.
- If you don’t want your kids to love their hotel room.
- If you are allergic to fun.
Nick Hotel Highlights
- Multiple lifeguards in the pool keeping an eye on your kids (we even saw them tested periodically with kid dummies to keep them on their toes).
- Starbucks on-site.
- Lots of cute photo opportunities around the site.
- Very comfortable beds and TVs in each room – living room, master suite, and kids rooms.
- FREE entertainment.
- Restaurants on-site including sit down options, carry out pizza, and Subway.
- Drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, available poolside.
- Reasonably close to theme parks without paying resort add on fees or parking fees.
Any questions I didn’t answer? Please feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer!