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MGV, Horizons, Cypress Harbour, Sheraton Vistana Villages vs hotel...

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Anyone know what kind of cooking and fridge facilities these places have in their studios?

I'm heading down to Orlando on business alone and will rarely be in the room. I'm holding a reservation at the Ramada for a hotel room which includes a limited breakfast (donuts, coffee, fruit) which will basically cost roughly the same as the places above. Location wise, all would work for me and are available. I've been hesitant to book the Getaway since it's nonrefundable.
 
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For Cypress Harbour, MGV, Horizons, there will be a small fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and plates and utensils for four. Can't answer for the hotel or Vistana though.
 

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Cypress Harbour doesn't have studio units. All are dedicated 2BR and have a full kitchen.
 

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Cypress Harbour doesn't have studio units. All are dedicated 2BR and have a full kitchen.
That is a good point. I should have caught that.
 

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Since this trip is for business and you're travelling alone, If I were you, I would pick the Ramada. First reason is that you can cancel if needed. Second, for the same price, you get daily maid service. It's not a big deal, but sometimes it's nice to come back to a made bed and fresh towels. I don't see that much benefit to staying at a studio at a timeshare. The kitchenette may be useful, but it seems you will probably be eating out frequently anyways. The convenience of having a continental breakfast every morning at the hotel is probably more valuable as you will probably be out for the rest of the day. The only thing is that if you have a Marriott Rewards card, you can get 7 elite days counted towards the different award levels, so if that's the case and you're close to reaching the next level, I would take MGV. Horizon's would work too, but you would be surrounded by kids!
 

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I wouldn't stay at a Ramada, if I had the choice to stay at Grande Vista. The closer you get to the dates, the cheaper that Marriott will become, too.
 
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