My family stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas last year and loved it! It’s 3.5 or 4 stars (depending on the site you book it on). It has 7 pools, tennis courts, mini golf, playgrounds, 3 restaurants on site and is really great for families. They have 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom villas that are really nice and spacious. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. I’d say it’s comparable to a deluexe hotel onsite at WDW.
The 2 bedroom villa had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, dining room, 3 TVs and a washer an dryer. It was pretty new inside, looked great and was very clean. We had daily housekeeping.
If you go to the Marriott site directly to book I have found them to have the best rates. If you have AAA or CAA you can get a big discount. They are surprisingly affordable. I think the rooms are around $115 USD and up for the 1 bedroom villa and around $194 USD and up for the 2 bedroom villa. Price depends on the time of year you book and what discounts you get.
The resort is only a 10 minute drive to WDW…so it’s closer than some “onsite WDW hotels” if you have a car to get to WDW.
I spent a month researching hotels last year and this hotel had it all: tons of amenities, great location (close to WDW, shopping and restaurants), plus there was no resort fee. We got free parking, free wifi internet and free access to the resort and daily housekeeping. Before booking a hotel, check if there is a resort fee as it can add an extra $30 to $50 per night to your hotel cost.
We liked the place so much that we are staying there again this summer.