My husband and I just stayed there for a long weekend getaway without the kids.
It’s a huge, sprawling resort. And while it does not feel overly themed, it’s quite pretty. We loved our time there.
But if I am to be honest, it doesn’t feel particularly immersive. I would almost agree with the statement that it almost feels like being offsite.
The rooms are about to undergo refurbishment, and it does feel like the place could use a little sprucing up. I did not care for the “hallways” - those really need some love and attention as some of them were not just unattractive but almost sketchy looking. They could do a lot to warm them up and make them more welcoming. The decor was fine and the bed was comfortable. I enjoyed having the couch to lounge on in our studio.
What we liked most was the proximity to Disney Springs, especially in the Congress Park area where our room was located. From there, it was under 10 minutes to walk to the Marketplace. In fact, Starbucks was a shorter walk than the walk to Artist Palette, the resort quick service location. And the view from there was pretty amazing
Overall I would very happily stay there again, but it would not be my first choice unless it were another Disney Springs focused trip. I’m not sure the kids would love it (the feature pool is pretty cool but not close by and the quiet pool was nice but … well … quiet). But for what we were after - alone time just us grownup types - it was perfect.
Hope this helps!