We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Gardens by EVRentals
Nearby Hotels
USD 161
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
USD 141
USD 134
Staybridge.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Savings alert! 24% below average rates

The price you found is 24% lower than this hotel's average rate of USD 177/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

USD 137
USD 113
HolidayInn.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Savings alert! 14% below average rates

The price you found is 14% lower than this hotel's average rate of USD 132/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

USD 134
USD 123
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
USD 252
USD 184
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Savings alert! 16% below average rates

The price you found is 16% lower than this hotel's average rate of USD 219/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

USD 146
USD 112
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
USD 194
USD 185
Priceline
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Disney's Pop Century Resort(Orlando)(Great Value!)
USD 209
USD 160
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
USD 595
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Savings alert! 18% below average rates

The price you found is 18% lower than this hotel's average rate of USD 726/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

USD 511
Orbitz.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Reviews (28)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
14
6
2
2
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
14
6
2
2
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsadult resortgreat condotimeshareunitproperty
Filter
Updating list...
9 - 14 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were to stay at the another resort called the Gardens which was scary. AFVClub was able to switch our reservation the next day after a stay in a hotel for a night. The Sheraton Vistana was excellent. Right off 535 near Disney. The condo was excellent. Big bathroom with large rooms. Clean and courtesy. Security was excellent on this gated community. We go to Disney about once a month and have stayed at a lot of different resort. This was one of the best for sure. Thank You for rescuing us from the other resort.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Armed Forces Vacation Club
Thank zippiwatches
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
1
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The resort was average. The amenities are shared with the Parliament House, a gay resort, such as pool and beach. There is a security guard that you have to check in/out. Sometimes they are there and awake.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Armed Forces Vacation Club
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 June 2016

#1: It is not a resort. There is NOTHING but one building and a parking lot. This is a timeshare that never got completed. There are no amenities of any kind - not even a lobby or front desk - EXCEPT you can walk to the Parliament House next door and use theirs. That trek is across the rubble of what was supposed to be the pool and an area where they had their sales office/trailer.
#2: It was promoted as a gay-men-only timeshare. Most of the timeshare owners are gay men who got suckered into buying a unit. Many have threatened lawsuits because of the failure of the management to follow through with their promises. Many of them still show up for their week, because they get full privileges at the gay motel next door (Parliament House). This creates problems both for some guests who didn't know the gay connection, and for timeshare owners who were promised a gay-men-only retreat.
3: The location is in a seedy part of NW Orlando, near the Citrus Bowl. It was much worse, but is slowly developing as the Orlando economy recovers. Nevertheless, there are many sleazy clubs and video shops in the area, and its not a place you want to walk around at night.
4. If you are gay and/or gay-friendly, you can enjoy the nightlife at the Parliament House next door. That is the substitute for the planned facilities at the Gardens that were never built.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Parliament House will hear party noise late into the night.
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
3  Thank jim g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Was a bit hesitant about this property based on previous reviews about the sketchy area. However, the location was convenient for our business trip and we elected to press forward and try it out. Very glad we did, because this is an excellent property! We had a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit on the ground floor. It provided all the conveniences and amenities of home, and we felt both safe and welcomed. The room we got was exactly as represented on the property's web site, both tastefully decorated and well furnished.

The best draw for this place: most definitely the large size of the unit. Master bedroom had a sliding glass door to the large patio, equipped with a table and four chairs to enjoy the fresh air. Would have liked to have screens on the sliding glass doors so that we could keep them open (and keep the bugs out), but the unit was air conditioned with ceiling fans in all the rooms which negated the need for fresh air. The master bathroom was absolutely huge, with a large 2-person jacuzzi tub and an incredible triple rain head walk-in shower large enough for a party of a dozen or more! The double sinks on opposing sides of the bathroom made for a very convenient experience for two to use the facilities concurrently, brushing teeth and the like without getting in each other's way. In fact, this bathroom was larger than some apartments I've lived in when I was much younger!

Kitchen was well stocked, with everything you'd need to cook for and/or entertain a party of 8 (or more). Fridge with auto ice maker, nice stove/oven, microwave, and all the appliances you'd need. Was a little surprised there was no bottle opener, but that was such a small thing we worked around it. There's a cafe style bar with stools and a small separate dining room.

Lots of electric outlets throughout the place. Was very happy with the ability to plug in chargers and computers, but was a bit surprised there was no reliable wireless. There was, however, a free hard-wired ethernet cable that worked great for my hubs but not so great for me. I have a notebook computer with no ethernet port, so I had to rely on my phone's hot spot to use the Internet. Not a biggie, but worth mentioning.

Laundry facility was on the ground floor and had one washer and one dryer, each for $1.50 per load. They provided soap and dryer sheets, so this was very nice. The laundry wasn't much to speak of but was functional. The dryer stuck ... meaning that the dryer continued to spin while the door was open. I guess if you just waited until it was completely finished, it would have been great. However, the time was extraordinarily long and the clothes were dry well before the expiration of the dryer's timing mechanism. Wasn't a show stopper ... just carefully removed a few things at a time and folded them on a nice table that was covered with a clean sheet (another nice touch).

Parking is free, and it's guarded 24/7 by a small guard shack. The guards were very helpful and pleasant, and they watched over the area and made us feel very secure.

Check-in: The check-in is at The Parliament, which is their self proclaimed "Orlando's premier gay and lesbian hotel/gathering place." We loved the friendly, capable service and the warm greeting. We felt welcomed on check in. You can use all their facilities, including a nice pool, small restaurant, bar, and beautiful "beach" area out behind their facility. They've made a relaxing beach area complete with chaise loungers to watch the lovely sunsets over the lake. We took full advantage of this and enjoyed the peacefulness amidst the area's residences.

Logistically, it's an easy-on to either the local 408 toll road or the I-4 east/west freeway into Orlando or down to Universal, Disney, and all the other attractions. There's a WalMart near by, and it's very close to the Citrus Bowl stadium. We found several restaurants in the proximity, including many fast-food chicken places (Popeyes, Church's). A really good, expansive buffet restaurant is within five miles (Hibachi Buffet) that just opened and is well stocked and affordably priced.

Like previous reviewers (and the property's web site) recommend, use caution when bringing children. There are some wonderful events in the evenings where some alternative lifestyle comes into play, and that merits discussions with children especially if you are utilizing the Parliament House facilities (pool, restaurant/bar, beach area). We enjoyed karaoke night as well as toga night, but we are adults who embrace the uniqueness that everyone brings to bear and, being in the military, we appreciate (and have been well exposed to) diversity among our fellow humans.

Room Tip: Ground floor was great to observe various fauna. Third floor provides a great sunset view over the lake.
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled on business
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Navy_Lady
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Staff was friendly and accommodating. I stayed 7 days at the Gardens Resort. The room itself was nice. There was a bug in the couch, but it's Florida so occasionally insects will slip in from opening the balcony door. Fairly new appliances. Security guy was always in the booth monitoring the parking lot. The only flaw is the location of the resort. It isn't in the best neighborhood. If you have a car you'll be fine.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Armed Forces Vacation Club
1  Thank Aliciaa403
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews