WE LOVED RUNAWAY BEACH CLUB!!! – First of all, it is an excellent value for the price you pay !! One thing to remember is to make your reservations thru Runaway Beach Club, not Mike Ditka Resorts..with making your reservations with Runaway, everything is handled onsite…not somewhere else..Yes, one of the two pools was closed, but only for improvements, there was still another pool, and a hot tub, to be used.. They don’t give you a lot of the extras..but enough to get started…because it’s more like a condo, not a hotel room, you get a full size washer/dryer/refrigerator/stove/microwave/toaster..etc. so it’s like being at home…and there is a Walmart, basically less than a mile away, so it’s very convenient to go get what you need… Our unit was amazing…we loved everything about it !!!We thouroughly enjoyed our stay !!! When our room wasn’t exactly the one we wanted, the front desk was very accomodating… I would especially like to personally give a very big “Thank You” to JESSICA who worked the front desk the day we were there… She went above and beyond what she would’ve had to do to make us happy !!! I can’t say enough about her kindness and patience… She is a definate asset to this company !! People don’t understand that when you don’t make your reservations thru Runaway Beach Club that you don’t check in on site…THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER !!! MAKE RESERVATIONS HERE/DEAL WITH PEOPLE HERE !!! Would definately stay here again and look forward to our next vacation with Runaway Beach Club !!! Thanks Again !!!
I WOULD COME BACK! – I arrived at last minutes notice after leaving a resort I would not stay at if I had the choice of sleeping on a park bench or there, I’ll be on the bench (Club Orlando). I arrived only to find that the site I found the resort did not indicate I’d have to drive 2 miles to check in. I did not have a car since I was at a convention all week and took the weekend for my hubby and kids to come up. I originally booked Mike Ditka resort which is 1/4 owner of the resort and why the confusion is there. I would directly book through Runaway Beach Club trust me! I was able to cancel through them though and book directly with Runaway. 1 bedroom Suite was large enough for 6 people and was neat and tidy. The front desk staff was GREAT!!! Art is an asset to them. Diana went above and beyond the call of a manager! Hats off to them both.
HAPPY ABOUT GROUPON DEAL – I was very apprehensive about staying here after reading reviews that were very mixed but had two nights of Groupons and added an extra night @ regular price. Very reasonable to be so near Disney and the other attractions. My daughter and her family were coming down from Baltimore for a visit in Georgia and few days @ Disney. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the accommodations large and clean – plenty of room for 4 adults and 3 very active children. We were there for three nights beginning May 14th. The only thing I would recommend is to make sure you get transportation vouchers when you check in if you think you MIGHT use the shuttle service. I didn’t because I knew we would be driving but thought one or two of us might take the shuttle one day and never received the vouchers I was told would be delivered to our room. It wasn’t a big deal because we probably wouldn’t have used them anyway. I called before our stay to find out what was provided and what I needed to bring since it is a condo not a hotel and was told there would be one set up of detergent etc but would need to bring more if I thought we would need it. There was no kitchen liquid dish detergent nor any clothes detergent but we had taken our own so it really wasn’t a problem. I was also told that we could wash our towels but would be charged if we requested clean ones be delivered. My grandchildren really enjoyed the pool area. My daughter and son-in-law were very pleased w/ it also and they stay in lots of very nice places.
ENJOYED OUR STAY – We were very pleased and satisfied with our stay at Runaway Beach Resort. The staff was very accommodating at check in, the Villa was fantastic and very spacious and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool area. I would definitely recommend for a family friendly resort and easy access to the main roads.
GREAT PROPERTY FOR THE PRICE – Nice clean and great location. these are condos not hotels so if something needs attention normally we take care of it ourselves so we can get on we the fun. I had no problems with anything and I will use again.
VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE – Just wanted to write a quick note regarding Art at the front desk. Our room was incorrectly booked for a 1 bedroom instead of a 2 and he bent over backwards to fix our problem. He made us feel very welcome when we first arrived and answered all of our questions. Also, Manuel was very helpful in moving our luggage from the first room to the 2 Bedroom. He made sure everything was working properly and we had all that we needed.
NICE STAY – We recently were in Kissimmee for the holiday weekend. The staff was great! Art was very helpful with checking into the resort and making us feel at home. We had moved to this resort after having problems in the hotel we were staying at. The room was very clean and was a great value for the price. No problems and we would return again in the future
RUNAWAY BEACH CLUB NICE PLACE – Just finished a memorial weekend stay and once I got involved with the Runaway Beach Club things were good! Initially, I purchased the weekend stay through Expedia for a great rate. But once I arrived I had to check in at Mike Ditka’s offsite office??? They put us in a small room (which was not what I paid for) that couldn’t sleep all of us; I called Mike Ditka’s office to get the room changed and the girl told us that was the only available room and sorry about your bad luck? After sleeping on the floor I woke up and went to the onsite office (Runaway’s) and told the staff of my problem. The hotel desk clerk Art told us not to worry he had a room for us but this was a different management company and I needed to cancel the reservation with Mike Ditka and check in with Runaway, which we did. (MIke Ditka’s didn’t even care a little bit that we were canceling). Art at Runaway’s was super accommodating and helped get us situated in our nice spacious suite and made our party feel very comfortable. There is a HUGE difference in management companies at this facility. Use Runaway’s management and enjoy a pleasant stay!!