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Star Island Resort

Kissimmee, Florida

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  • Get five-star treatment at Star Island Resort. This 65-acre Mediterranean-style timeshare resort offers one- and two-bedroom suites, two- and three-bedroom deluxe suites, and mini-suites, all professionally decorated with a fine attention to detail. Villas accommodate from four to 12 people and most are equipped with a full kitchen and dining facilities, private balcony, master bedroom with king-size bed, whirlpool and separate shower.

    Shine like a star after a morning at Star Island Resort's world class spa. Choose from a full menu of pampering and therapeutic treatments including massage, seaweed wrap, and full body mud mask.

    If you've gotta get the blood pumpin', a variety of recreational activities are at your disposal. Celebrity Fitness at Star Island is a spacious workout facility offering scheduled aerobic classes and personal trainers. Resort amenities also include a golf driving range and putting green, water sports on Lake Cecile, two pools with children's area, bicycles, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, pool bar, picnic areas, and a lake-front boardwalk for a nighttime stroll.

    Star Island Resort is near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Take a day trip to see the Kennedy Space Center or Daytona Beach. Just down the street are many fine eateries such as the Olive Garden, Cattleman's Steak House and TGI Friday's.

    This resort has two different management companies: Fairfield and Celebrity Resorts. When inquiring about a unit for sale, be sure to find out which management company handles that unit.

  • On-Site
    • Babysitting Referral
    • Bar
    • BBQ Area
    • Biking
    • Boating
    • Car Rental
    • Children's Pool
    • ClubHouse
    • Fishing
    • Game Room
    • Golf
    • Hairdresser
    • Health Club
    • Kid Friendly
    • Lake
    • Live Entertainment
    • Maid Service
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Playground Area
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Security
    • Snack Bar
    • Spa Services
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Water Skiing
    • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
    Nearby
    • Drug Store (2 miles)
    • Grocery Store (0.5 miles)
    • Medical Facilities (1 mile)
    • Movie Theater (3 miles)
    • Ocean (60 miles)
    • Shopping Area (1 mile)
    • Theme Park (2 miles)
    • Video Rentals (0.5 miles)
  • Reviews

    • Avatar for debbiea144 debbiea144
      Avatar for debbiea144 debbiea144

      What a lovely resort! And so ideally located! Very close to all attractions and not a hassle getting onto the main roads. Even close to the Sam's Club, a perfect place to buy groceries or even get a pre-cooked pizza and a 5-berry shake (our favorites). This is an elegant place, and if you play or would like to play tennis, then you will be in heaven, because they even have free lessons. Other extras like the bouncing thing for little kids make this a special place to stay. Staff are super nice and accomodating. We loved it, and will definitely return!.

      Oct 1, 2011
    • Avatar for josephc268 josephc268
      Avatar for josephc268 josephc268

      Our grand daughters and us own 2 units at star island. It is now totally renivated and beautiful. It has any and all things to do for all ages. It's staff and house keeping are great . Excellently located, can walk to all stores or resturants. For us , it has to be rated one of the best in the area. 5 minutes to the gate of disney , 10- 15 to seaworld or universal. 5 minutes to our favorite italian resturant , Pacchino's. Once you go there , you'll have no regrets

      This reviewer has multiple ratings
      • Overall Rating
      • Resort Location
      • Staff/Service
      • Cleanliness
      • Sleep Comfort
      Jun 25, 2010
    • Avatar for bobr27 bobr27
      Avatar for bobr27 bobr27

      My wife and I just returned from Star Island and in spite of the cold weather, enjoyed our stay. The staff is cheerful and helpful. The "A" unit, in which we stayed, is bigger than most lock-offs and comfortable. The decor, while dated, is currently undergoing substantial improvement. Our tour of a newly refurbished 3 bedroom unit was quite impressive. It's location is very convenient to the attractions, restaurants and shopping. We would highly recommend this resort.

      Mar 11, 2009 (Updated Mar 27, 2009)
    • Avatar for lindam426 lindam426
      Avatar for lindam426 lindam426

      My sister & family and I are leaving Star Island on Sunday, 10/19 after a week in a lockoff unit in building 19. My unit in the 40 building was unavailable as both the 39 and 40 buildings are undergoing a nearly total renovation. New deco, new furniture, upgraded to garnite coutertops in KIT, glass tile in MBR bath, and all new LCD TVs are just a few of the positive improvements. Drawings are shown for a NEW lazy river to be added past the two pools now at the resort. A fully redone model unit is available to walk thru- showing an IKEA style kitchette with dishwasher for the "A" unit. The new colors and style is comtemporary is so nice. I was told NO SPECIAL ASSESSMENT planned.

      My sister enjoyed the Tues AM FREE tennis lesson, working on her weak 2- handed backhand stroke and went back for the 1 hour $15 stroke of the day class on Wed. She has plans to take another "Stroke of the day" class on Sat morning. She didn't have time to take a private lesson. All of us have enjoyed the FREE in room WIFI, resort pools, and quiet location. While she had concerns about the age of the resort, we are both amazed at the perfectly groom grounds with mature landscaping and exceptionally clean unit. Every minor request is attended to by the friendly staff - discounted tickets to Kennedy Space Center, access to the model, another access code to the internet, directions to the Hard Rock Casino, etc.

      Don't dismiss this resort - it is a jem located near the Mile 11 Marker on RT192 and very near the RT 535 intersection (700 ft), behind TGIFridays.

      Oct 17, 2008 (Updated Oct 22, 2008)
    • Avatar for timothyj36 timothyj36
      Avatar for timothyj36 timothyj36

      We just got back from Star Island Resort and it was wonderful. The unit was large and very clean. The staff was prompt and courteous. They have several activities from swimming, tennis, basketball, Karoake, etc.

      I know some people have complained about the decor - but we did not find it that bad. Our unit was very clean and the accomodations were well maintained. I understand that the plan is to upgrade the color scheme soon.

      Can't wait to return.

      Oct 20, 2008
    • Avatar for tomp53 tomp53
      Avatar for tomp53 tomp53

      we stayed at star island in may,2007

      in our opinion this resort is a hidden gem

      close to disney, lake buena vista mall, super walmart and numerous restaurants and specialty stores

      the on site food, services, poolside entertainment, activities and friendly staff are welcome

      we stayed in a 1br deluxe which was outstanding. the 1br suites have a mini kitchen and no washer/dryer which is ok if that meets your style

      this is one of our favorite resorts in the wyndham system, and i have just booked a week over july 4th

      Apr 20, 2008
    • Avatar for tom1935 tom1935
      Avatar for tom1935 tom1935

      In April, the wife and I (Senior Citizens) found the grounds and our suite to be better than some Marriott timeshares in which we have stayed. Our completely outfitted 3 bedroom lockout was more than adequate for ourselves our 2 invited guests. The master bedroom has the largest king sized bed I've ever seen and the whole unit was in immaculate condition.

      The resort has all kinds of activities if you wish to participate. Breakfast at Disney World and a side trip to Cape Kennedy made our week's stay very enjoyable and we would highly recommend staying there.

      Jun 26, 2007 (Updated Dec 29, 2007)
    • Avatar for missy1998 missy1998
      Avatar for missy1998 missy1998

      Wonderful family resort. Excellent amenities, grounds, activities and very close to Walt Disney World and other Orlando attractions!

      Aug 7, 2007
    • Avatar for garyr30 garyr30
      Avatar for garyr30 garyr30

      My wife and I stayed for three (3) nights starting on 5/17/07, for our anniversary. The one (1) bedroom suite in which we stayed was large, well appointed, and clean.

      The only thing we noted was the lack of the Unit's washer and dryer; apparently (per the front desk staff), Bldg. 22 has an extra bathroom in the one (1) bedroom suite configuration in lieu of the Web Site defined washer/dryer. As such, if you stay and will need the convenience of a washer/dryer in the unit, it is suggested it be verified that your unit includes one.

      We are rating Star Island as a 4 as the Resort is older and needs a degree of TLC in some respective. However, we enjoyed our stay and the location is very nice relative to a significant number of restaurants and the access to Disney, SR 535, and I-4......we enjoyed ourselves.

      May 22, 2007
    • Avatar for adahiscout adahiscout
      Avatar for adahiscout adahiscout

      It has been a few years since were were at Star Island--and in January at that so it wasn't really pool weather. After reading some of the reviews, however, I can't help suggesting that we ask more details when booking a unit. A mini-suite will not be big. That is why it is called "mini' and why it costs fewer points than something called a 1 or 2 bedroom deluxe.

      However, it is more important that usual to ask these questions when booking at Star Island. Normally, the A unit of a lock-off is the larger one but both sleep 4. Here, one section of the lock-off had 2 double beds in the bedroom and a sleeper in the living room plus only a partial kitchen while the other had a King bed and a sleeper--but it was the larger of the two and had a jacuzzi and full kitchen. Anyone using the sleeper must go through the bedroom to reach the bathroom. While this arrangement gives great flexability when you are using both sections of the lock-off, it can be puzzling if you need to choose one or the other.

      Several new buildings have been added since we were there. I hope that this slightly odd configuration has been changed. The 2 double bed side should, at least, have a full kitchen.

      Apr 7, 2007
    • Avatar for holly263 holly263
      Avatar for holly263 holly263

      My husband and I are NOT owners, but were very impressed by this resort. After reading some negative remarks posted by others, I just wanted to input my opinion of the place. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very, very nice. We had a two bedroom lock out and it was fantastic. There was a lovely full sized kitchen and wonderful garden tub and huge shower for two in the master bedroom. The place was clean and beautifully decorated. The only bugs I saw was a few ladybugs and since those are extremely helpful to the environment we left them alone and they left us alone. The only negative was the parking We had to park several spaces away from the building in which we were staying, but we were ok with that. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay to enjoy all Kissimmee and Orlando have to offer. There was so much to do on property that my son (15) chose to stay there instead of going to Disneyworld the last day we were there. We had a wonderful, verey relaxing, enjoyable time.

      Mar 18, 2007 (Updated Mar 18, 2007)
    • Avatar for scitter scitter
      Avatar for scitter scitter

      Mini suite was nice and clean but was basically nothing more than a one bedroom efficiency hotel room. It was really a disappointment for fairfield especially after all the bragging of it being a great 5 star resort. We only found only 1 hot tub in the whole resort which was full with about 20 people most of which were children climbing all over the occupants. Hats off to the people who are too ignorant to control their kids. Not to mention the teenagers out of control in the pool, all of which seemed to be with the same group in the hot tub. Nobody wants somebody elses brats climbing on them in a hot tub. Overall it is a nice resort but needs more hot tubs and internet IMO. The pool and hot tub issues bugged us enough to let our room sit for the week and we booked a second room at Cypress Palms which was much better for relaxing.

      Sep 1, 2006
    • Avatar for roseofsharonss21 roseofsharonss21
      Avatar for roseofsharonss21 roseofsharonss21

      Just returned from a week at Star Island. Our 2 bwdroom lockout unit was very nice and roomy. The kitchen was well appointed. The master bedroom was dreamy. The living room couch looked kind of worn. The grounds and amenities were excellent! Had a wonderful time. A super walmart is within a very short drive.

      Jun 14, 2006
    • Avatar for douglas52 douglas52
      Avatar for douglas52 douglas52

      We stayed only one night to catch a flight home from our early stay at Fairfield Daytona Ocean Walk. After staying at Fairfield Daytona Ocean Walk, this resort was quite a let down from what we had in Daytona Beach. The room was a one bedroom deluxe. It did not have all the equipment in the kitchen. The resort is in a very nice setting. The room we stayed in was on the first floor. The Drains backed up in the shower and whirlpool tub. It was not a pretty sight. I would not recommend this resort to anyone for this reason. I think this is something that housekeeping would have known a head of time before they check someone in the room.

      Jan 24, 2006 (Updated Jan 24, 2006)
    • Avatar for bill9044 bill9044
      Avatar for bill9044 bill9044

      Front desk mgr. was very rude and had a very bad attitude.I refused to stay the first three night.II tried to to straighten things out.I finally accepted a room..Dirty couch..Another day and another room.A lot of the employees at this resort need to be advised that without customers they will be working elsewhere. This resort has all the bells and whistles however, there is no accountability by some of the staff.I would liken this as a cancerous attitude.

      Apr 23, 2005
    • Avatar for luis226 luis226
      Avatar for luis226 luis226

      We stayed in march of 05 we found the resort to be a very clean and enjoyable place to stay. The staff was frienly and very helpfull. This resort has 2 large pools which is great if you have kids at diffrent ages. The rooms where very clean abd spacious. I will defenatly recomend this place to anyone. Its also close to all major attraction.

      Apr 5, 2005
    • Avatar for brenfrah brenfrah
      Avatar for brenfrah brenfrah

      This resort was so bad that RCI actually moved us after the first week. We were allocated an apartment which had most of the equipment broken and the bedding soiled and dirty. They moved us to another which although larger was still not much better and we had to strip the bed and wash covers ourselves. We were so glad to be moved.

      Apr 1, 2005
    • Avatar for russell141 russell141
      Avatar for russell141 russell141

      I love this place! It's especially nice for adults. The rooms and facilities are quite elegant.

      There's a wonderful workout center with spacious locker rooms that each have a private whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. There are plenty of great tennis courts, too. The day spa service is a bit extravagant for my tastes, but with the mid-week discount it's even affordable. So is the hair style salon. Even the deck parties and live poolside entertainment are first rate.

      You have all the amenities of a much larger resort...water sports, golf, outdoor running course...all in a private club atmosphere. This is the first place I look when I travel to Orlando for business trips or working vacations.

      Jan 15, 2005
    • Avatar for eric_h eric_h
      Avatar for eric_h eric_h

      We stayed at Star Island in Aug 2004 through an exchange. I have to disagree with Interval's 5 star award. While overall the resort is nice, it lacks some of the finer things such as daily maid service and daily towel exchange. Another Interval exhange guest compared it to an apartment complex rather than a resort. I found the staff to be helpful for the most part other than in the fitness center. The trainer there was more interested in her own workout than helping the guests with the equipment. The overall condition of the resort is adequate. Maintenance responded quickly to my many requests, but the maids should report obvious problems while cleaning instead of letting the next guest resolve the problem. The sales people boast of projects being planned, but my overall opinion is that things are falling apart faster than they can afford to repair them. I might rent a unit there through Redweek in the future, but I will never exchange my 5 star unit for it again.

      Aug 26, 2004 (Updated Aug 27, 2004)
    • Avatar for beth60 beth60
      Avatar for beth60 beth60

      Lovely units, lovely grounds, beautiful pool, great staff. One of the best resorts I've stayed in around the Orlando area. Close to lots of restuarants. Hope to go back soon.

      Jul 14, 2004
    • Avatar for gary326 gary326
      Avatar for gary326 gary326

      While just returning from a one week vacation from Star Island Orlando(June 5th -June 12th i wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at Star Island.. contrary to what some other people have written everyone there was so nice and helpful.. the pool area was wonderful .clean and enjoyable.. our rooms were spacious and each time we asked for assistance for anything at all the staff couldn*t have been more helpful.. we would definitly stay here again.. everything was centrally located and all in all we loved staying at Star Island.. Keep up the Good Work.. signed Linda S. Forked River New Jersey

      Jun 16, 2004
    • Avatar for herb1 herb1
      Avatar for herb1 herb1

      Just completed a stay during President's Day week 2004 with my family. We had a large 3 bedroom A/B lockout unit for a family of four. My 12 year old daughter had a kick using the smaller lockout unit like her own apartment. These units are BIG. We would have had plenty of extra room for the Grandparents had they been with us. The resort was very nice and centrally located in Kissimmee near grocery stores and restaurants for dining out. I was impressed by the onsite facilities (i.e. Spa, driving range, putting green, tennis courts, fully equipped workout room, pools, two lakes... wow!!!) We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future.

      Feb 23, 2004 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for tonymo1 tonymo1
      Avatar for tonymo1 tonymo1

      Star Island has outstanding service, food, scenery and accomodations. It's everything the high-class traveler expects and more.

      Feb 18, 2004 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for susanalderden susanalderden
      Avatar for susanalderden susanalderden

      We have owned a week here since before it was even built. We bought it in 1993. The unit and the entire resort are beautiful. The condo's are huge and can really save a family money because you can cook some of the meals right in your own condo. There are also a few BBQ areas with charcoal grills to use. The pools are great. The health club is awesome. It has the latest state of the art health club, over 5000 sq. ft. It is only 4 miles to Disney.

      The only reason that I would not give it a "5" Star rating is because it needs a restaurant or two on site. That would make it ideal.

      Feb 9, 2004
    • Avatar for etienne etienne
      Avatar for etienne etienne

      My family and parents stayed here for the Millenium week. We stayed in a 3-bedroom unit. Service was wonderful, staff extremely friendly, and though it took me a day or so to learn my way around, the concierge was extremely helpful. A variety of planned resort activities kept the kids busy when we weren't out enjoying the myriad of things to do in this region. We had a fantastic week and even rented (for a whole lot more) a second week to extend our stay.

      We went back in 2002 and had an even better time since we knew what/when/where to go! Highly recommend this area and this resort.

      I took a star away because there were things we had to ask to be "repaired" upon our check-in. For these prices, this shouldn't happen!

      Dec 27, 2003 (Updated Dec 27, 2003)
    • Avatar for nhsaif nhsaif
      Avatar for nhsaif nhsaif

      the exercise facilities are fantastic

      Nov 2, 2003 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for sdscully sdscully
      Avatar for sdscully sdscully

      We stayed in a one bedroom lockout. The people in the other unit were so noisy, I knew everything going on. Their TV had to be up against our bedroom wall. It was a bit nerve-wracking. However, the service was great. I asked for an iron and board and had one within the half hour. Same with coffee pot. The unit was adequate for our needs, but I wish I had had a handicapped unit at the time, because I was recovering from a broken leg. The spa was wonderful and even though the sauna didn't work, I enjoyed the spa very much. I would stay at Star Island again, but in a regular unit, not a lockout. We got the unit on a spur of the moment thing, so I really can't complain about the unit itself.

      Aug 28, 2003
    • Avatar for pamraymond pamraymond
      Avatar for pamraymond pamraymond

      Close to everything, yet private. Great rooms, great pools. We especially enjoyed the free gold balls for the putting green.

      Aug 28, 2003 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for bsavage1 bsavage1
      Avatar for bsavage1 bsavage1

      Room was unimpressive, 2 lights out in master bath, wrong size sheets for sofa sleeper, couch in living room was soiled. Tiny balcony porch (not screened). Only eating place to order food on resort was pool bar with hot dogs and burgers (prepackaged). Driving range was nice, water sports and jet skies not available on Sunday. Concierge did not answer phone.

      They did replace the bulbs and bring correct fitting sheets quickly. Does not compare to Sheraton Vistana in any way. I was disappointed and will not stay there again.

      Jul 23, 2003 (Updated Jul 23, 2003)
    • Avatar for sandra0628 sandra0628
      Avatar for sandra0628 sandra0628

      We stayed at Star Island July 12-18, 2003. The grounds was okay a little over grown to me and the lake and boating could have been better as well. The 3 bedroom villa was wonderful we had both sides A/B, they were clean and well decorated. They offered lots of activities for the children and a welcome party for guest on Wenesday, all for a fee of course!

      Jul 20, 2003 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for squirttle squirttle
      Avatar for squirttle squirttle

      Its been a few years since I visited Star Island. I found my stay to be very enjoyable. The rooms and grounds are kept very nice. I took the tour in hopes of purchasing a unit, however the timing was not conducive for us, but the sales people were wonderful and not pushy at all.

      Mar 13, 2003 (Updated May 17, 2004)
    • Avatar for ddkeeb ddkeeb
      Avatar for ddkeeb ddkeeb

      This is a beautiful place. My six year old nephew was more impressed with the luxurious rooms than with our hotel at Disney! The pools are heated and felt lovely at night.

      Jan 4, 2003 (Updated May 17, 2004)
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