SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites Hotels to open Friday at Flamingo Crossings

Feb 09, 2016 in "Flamingo Crossings"

Flamingo Crossings Marriott hotels
Posted: Tuesday February 9, 2016 7:36am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Flamingo Crossings will welcome its first new tenants on Friday February 12 2016 with the opening of two new Marriott hotels - SpringHill Suites and Towneplace Suites.

Each hotel has 1,500 square-feet of meeting space and shares a 4,700 square-foot outdoor resort-style swimming pool, 1,700 square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, Seattle's Best coffee bar, a full-service restaurant and pool bar. The hotels also feature a picnic pavilion, batting cages and a sports practice field - useful for those sports teams visiting EPSN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The location in Flamingo Crossings is just outside the Western Way entrance to Walt Disney World (closest to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort), putting travel time to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom at around 5 minutes. On-site parking at the hotel is free, and there is shuttle to the Ticket and Transportation Center - three times in the morning and three times return in the evening at $5.00 per person for a round trip. The hotels do not participate in Extra Magic Hours.

SpringHill Suites, with 248 rooms, offers suites larger than typical hotel rooms, with separate living, working and sleeping areas. In room TVs include Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Crackle and Pandora. Daily complimentary hot breakfast is included with each stay. Visit the site for more information.

TownePlace Suites, with 250 rooms, offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens for longer stays. Most rooms also feature the Home Office™ Suite, complete with The Container Store's elfa closet system. Daily complimentary hot breakfast is included. Also unique for the Walt Disney World Resort area is that the hotel is pet friendly. Visit the site for more information.

The addition of the Marriott hotels makes Flamingo Crossings a viable alternative to more expensive on-site accommodations for visitors to Walt Disney World, with a location that is as close to the parks as some on-site hotels, at very competitive rates. Two bedroom suites are available for under $200 per night, with king bed studio's at around $140 per night. 

Originally announced back in March 2007, the 450 acre Flamingo Crossings has been slow in development, with only the two Marriott hotels being built so far. The original development plans included 4,000 - 5,000 low to mid-rise, value-priced lodging units and 300,000 - 500,000 square feet of commercial space. Designed around a retail village, the development is planned to become a convenient shopping and service center for Cast Members, nearby residents and Central Florida visitors.

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JoesixtoeMay 31, 2021

Right me too.. I was like wha which waaayy?? 👈 ok.

mgfMay 31, 2021

It caused a minor panic as I was driving in to stay at the Townplace with small kids in the car who were not going to be visiting Disney this trip. It was late. I was tired. I was convinced I was about to pop out at the MK resorts for a second lol.

JoesixtoeMay 31, 2021

Sounds like a good plan. I hope you have a great time :)

DCBakerMay 28, 2021

tentaguasuMay 28, 2021

That sounds great. I won't be travelling until the end of the year. (I'm making reservations early because I'm expecting a flood of travel and increased costs as Covid rates go down.) By then... who knows about fastpass!

JoesixtoeMay 28, 2021

When are you coming down? If it's soon, then I doubt fastpass will be available. With saying that Homewood suites was Homewood was modern, clean and the line of hotels there I think have a nice cohesive design to them. The pool is nice, and the breakfast was decent. The area isn't very busy, but the hotels are. However you will at times here your upstairs neighbors a bit, not their voice but sometimes footsteps and the chairs screeching across the floor. I've never stayed at the Doubletree. I will say if your coming down soon, I doubt fastpass will be here

DCBakerMay 26, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites opening in July - https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcofr-fairfield-inn-and-suites-orlando-at-flamingo-crossings-town-center/

MattMMay 26, 2021

That is your preference, which is fine. But its still true that the other one is closer to most actual residential areas.

MattMMay 26, 2021

But you've got another one right up the road at Fowler Grove right?

castlecake2.0May 26, 2021

True, and for the most part it’s pretty hidden

drnilescraneMay 26, 2021

Probably will look just like Carribean Beach, which has the exact same issue with the backside of Bonnet Creek resort

DznyGrlSDMay 26, 2021

Yeah those sight-lines are going to get ruined

castlecake2.0May 26, 2021

Curious to see what they’ll do, hopefully more than nothing like the backside of rat

lazyboy97oMay 26, 2021

Afford it? Sure. But they make the people staying at Caribbean Beach look at the Riviera so I don’t think they care about sight lines from the hotels.