Ok, so I'm wrapping up a 2 day trip here.. my first stay at a value. We are staying at the Pop Century. All my previous stays have pretty much been at what are now termed 'deluxe' properties. Poly, Contemp, Beach Club, and the Shades of Green (not a deluxe).
The property itself isn't bad.. the rooms are unfortunatly nothing more then a holiday inn express.. except the mickey bed cover and toliettries. Its actually worse in some ways.. no queen beds.. really basic furniture and small bathroom.
My beef is this is nothing like a 'resort'. It's more like living in the mall.
Its loud. The lobby is always a chaotic movement of people.. and loud. The Food court is REALLY loud.. and the shops and food are in the same space. Kids running rampent.. kids skateboarding on the curbs.. The pool deck is nothing special (only looking at the 'main' one in the 60s area). Even here at this time of year when the place should be pretty empty.. its still pretty loud with lots of people all over the place. I can't imagine what 'capacity' must feel like.
I wasn't expecting much.. I mean we are only here after the parks close anyways.. but there isn't even a hot tub to soak in! This is really just a really big motel.. not even much of a HOtel
Guess next time I come down for just a few days.. I'll just stay offsite and at least feel the hotel is relaxing.
I'll be a the Gaylord for the rest of the week.. that will feel like a REAL resort compared to this