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Sheraton Vistana Villages vs Marriott Grand Vista, where would you choose to stay?


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Jan 18, 2007
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Laguna Niguel, Ca
taking kids to disneyworld thru exchange ii...

can't decide which of these 2 resorts to stay at? which is nicer? newer? sleeps better? faldo has a nice course on site at the marriott... which has better pools? better restaurants, etc. overall better vacation resort is......?

also for sheraton vistana village, in ii what is the difference with these (3) designations svv, vkw, or vvm? is one building newer?


Robert D

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Jul 31, 2006
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Austin, TX
We've stayed at both the past two years and I liked Vistana Villages better. They are both very nice but I liked the pool areas at VV better and also like the fact that the hot tubs at VV are open until 1:00 a.m. and only until 10:00 p.m at GV. When you spend a long day at the parks then go out to eat, many times you don't get back until close to 10:00 p.m. I'm not sure but think that vkw is the Key West section, vvm is Amelia, and svv is the Bella section which is the oldest. We stayed in Amelia which is the newest section but a long way from the pools. I think all of the resort is nice but if you like flat screen TV's and granite countertops, I think you would need to stay in Amelia but that might have changed since we were there. If you trade into Bella, I think you can request to stay in the other sections.


Jun 3, 2008
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toronto, ontario, canada
I haven't stayed at Vistana Villages yet, just bought there.
But I have stayed at marriott a few times and I really liked it there.

But one thing is that they do not have a disney shuttle service.
I think VV does have one.

the golf course and restaurant at the golf course are nice at grand vista.
You can play 9 holes in the morning before going off to disney for the day.

The smaller hot tubs around the complex were not closed at 10 pm.