Maingate Lakeside Resort in Kissimmee, FL

7769 West Irlo Bronson Memorial HighwayKissimmee, FL 34747
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A convenient and affordable hotel located adjacent to Walt Disney World® Resort and near other top attractions including SeaWorld® Orlando, Maingate Lakeside Resort offers standard guest rooms that feature lake or pool views, cable TV, mini refrigerators, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy three outdoor pools, a mini golf course, children’s play areas, a fitness room and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kissimmee Travel Experts
  • Conveniently located 2 miles from Disney World and 11.7 miles from SeaWorld.
  • Take advantage of the complimentary theme park shuttle.
  • Pet-friendly rooms and amenities available. Pet fee applies.
  • Minimum check-in age is 21.
  • Enjoy the 3 outdoor pools, 2 kiddie pools, and poolside cabana bars.
  • Breakfast (fee).
  • Free Wi-Fi.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Basketball Goals
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Business Center
  • Children's Pool
  • Children's Program
  • Express Checkout
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Playground
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Sun Deck
  • Wedding Services
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from Maingate Lakeside Resort
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm
For your next Disney vacation, the Maingate Lakeside Resort is the perfect place to call "home" in Orlando. Situated on 24 acres, our hotel offers all the amenities of a true full-service resort and a location convenient to all of the region's premiere attractions.

Everything you'll need for the perfect Walt Disney World vacation is on-premises, just a short walk from your spacious guest room. Recreation, dining shopping, nightlife, meeting facilities and more.... and it's all located just 1.8 miles from the entrance to Walt Disney World Resort and just minutes south of Orlando, Florida. We offer scheduled shuttles to all the major theme parks. We are a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel.

The Maingate Lakeside Resort proudly offers 651 spaciously appointed guest rooms each complete with cable satellite television with ESPN and Disney, high-speed Internet access and refrigerator. This Kissimmee hotel's additional amenities include three swimming pools and two children's swimming pools, extensive exercise facility, arcade and an on-site miniature golf course. Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants on site, plus the hotel offers kids eat free program.

This Kissimmee hotel also features more than 3,200 square feet of quality meeting, wedding and banquet space accommodating up to 100 people in each of the two meeting rooms. The Maingate Lakeside Resort is close to a variety of attractions and activities including the annual Daytona 500, Firecracker 400, Bay hill Golf Classic, Disney Golf Classic and Disney's Magic Music Days. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Kissimmee, make a reservation at this Kissimmee hotel today!

The hotel charges a handling fee for all guest packages in the amount of $5.00 per package. A $25.00 per night PET FEE is charged/ non refundable, as well as a $100.00 PET DEPOSIT (refundable).

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

10 Reviews
Jason R.
Meriden, CT
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Stay"
November, 2017
This was my first time going to FL and I booked this hotel with my Disney ticket package. Pulling up to the hotel it seemed beautiful already! problem was I had a hard time trying to find my room because there was about 5 different buildings :( we walked into our room my wife, son, and I and we got a room with two beds. the sheets looked outdated but the beds were comfortable. We then decided to go swimming and the pool was super big and warm! Didn't know at night they also show a movie so we got to swim and watch a movie super great hotel!!
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Reserve Orlando Customer
Davie, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Not a "Resort""
July, 2016
This MOTEL is not what it looks on the website. They have 5 stunning pools, ah one per building and not maintained. The pool water was hot and had lots of chlorine. My husband found a roach in the bathroom. My lil one has asthma and mildew is his number one trigger, and yes it was bad when in just a few hours he was sneezing and then thethe wheezing came. We had to checkout and check into a different hotel because my childs health was compromised. One of the hotel staff did say, that they have had mildew and bed bugs in the past. I would have to say a positive would be it's location and the various establishments near by. I purchased this as a package deal that included two parks.
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Tip: Looks and smells like a motel on the side of the road. But, the front desk staff and restaurant buffet staff are friendly.

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Paul Della Rosa
Parker, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Maingate lakeside resort"
July, 2016
The rooms are average, clean. Could use an upgrade. They are worth $50 per night, not the $125 they say they normally get. The pool was very nice.
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Tip: Their breakfast buffet for $7.95 per person. Go to Dennys for better food.

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Francisco Hernandez
Houston, TX
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good for the price"
July, 2016
It was an average room. Ok as far as clean. Not exactly was seems in the pictures.
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Tip: Expect what you pais for. No microwave.

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Erika McCracken
Houston, TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Only stay here if you cant afford anything else!!"
June, 2016
HORRIBLE place inside. The outside is cute and the pool looks good. BUUUUT then you go inside. The instant you are there at check in they try to get you to buy more stuff lol and then when you get to your room it is just horrible. The inside of our bathroom was moldy looking and had a couple roaches. The "Cleaning" man thought that my money left on the counter was his "tip" he said because he took it! It took me 3days to get it back because he was always "busy" or not around. Just would not stay there again. Was not pleased at all. The hotels we stayed at on the way down for only $42 was nicer! (road trip from texas). Thankfully we didn't spend much time in the room since we were at Disney.
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Tip: Roaches, Theft, Dirty

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Robert Castro
Miami, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2016
Great room , no wait, no hassle, really recommend it to everyone!
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Tip: Stay at main gate lake side resort

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Leslie Medina
Jacksonville, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June, 2016
Quick check in, clean rooms and good location
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Tip: Good location

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Linnaea Arford
Fort Wayne, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2016
I called ahead to see if we could use the shuttle to Disney the day we were staying the night. I was told ues no problem. I arrived and asked about the shuttle and eas told that I needed to be checked in to use the shuttle. She told me they had never done that. I told her what I was told over the phone and she handed me a blank room key and said it might work. I actually had no problem but it caused a great deal of anxiety. Room was ok but not worth the price.
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Tip: Shuttle times to Disney are extremely limited and there is no guarantee you will get a ride.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Jackie P
Tampa, Florida
"Not so great"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
The place centrally locates in Kissimmee. Which means you’re close to all gift shops, and dining within walking distance and also close to the Disney parks. We picked this hotel due to its location to the Disney’s ESPN fields as we were there to see my nephews compete in soccer and were just 2 miles away. But the resort is far from a resort. It’s needs LOTS of attention!!!! We got there and it was a bit of a wait to check in which is a bit to be expected for a Friday night. The complex itself is pretty large. But when we got to our room that’s where you can notice the TLC it needs I included some pics of our room. Stained dirty carpets, found Cheetos under 1 of the beds, the bathroom ceiling above shower was peeling and chipping away. The cabinet where the fridge goes was broken and dirty looking. The beds were not comfortable at all. Holes in the wall in random places. For having to pay $11 a night additional for resort fee you certainly expect resort quality. Also visited 3-4 ice machines on different buildings and none of them were working. Ended up having to buy a bag of ice at the Walgreens near by. Certainly will not be spending another visit there till they upgrade.
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Diana M
"Painful night"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
Just an awful hotel, please don't ever stay in that hole. Bathrooms are filthy, carpet smells, even the toilet tank makes an awful noise. We really had a painful night and couldn't sleep. Management doesn't care about complains.
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Laura K
"needs updating"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
This could be a nice place. The carpet needs to be taken out and re done the bathroom needs major help. Also they need to get real about what they call a resort fee. They have the nerve to say parking is in the resort fee.... Never have I been to a place this bad and charged for parking and wifi that does not work and a mini fridge that freezes all my food items. We stayed for almost 2 weeks and even tho the price was decent for the type of place this is, the so called resort fee made it NOT worth it. Out of 13 nights being there, they said they can only refund 3 nights of resort fee. This is ridiculous. Manager at front desk needs to be people friendly. If I didn't have to worry about resort fee we would stay there again, even tho it is dated. But because they want to get every penny out of you, we will not be returning.. so which one makes more money.. a non returning guest but they got their $11 a day resort fee or a guest who may have stayed there 7 or 8 times a year.!!
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Campinas, SP
"Bad Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2018 NEW
Wi-Fi doesn’t work,bed very small,beathtub dirt and clogged,bad smell “smokers beside us,noise,etc! We Will not be back any more! We hope that They change it fast as possible, if no they will lost many guest!
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Joe V
"Creaky old Main Gate, great for budgets, is almost OK"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2018 NEW
The faded sign for Main Gate says it all really - the gate is creaky and old. The ‘resort’ is a collection of two story buildings with external stairways like a 1970s/80s ‘motel’ – ala Holiday Inn or Howard Johnsons. There are two central pools and the resort is situated on (as signs indicate) alligator and poisonous snake infested ‘reserve’ – keep to the paths, the signs warn. To be fair, this is standard Florida, but there seemed to be excessive signage – either the reflection of a real threat or advice to parents to keep kids on a short leash. There are positives. Its name reflects its proximity to Disney, I’d say about 15 minutes (max) in good traffic. Entry is and out is easy. The 192 Irlo-Bronson Highway, post-crash, is being developed, with Margaretville being built and new shops and restaurants springing up to compliments the usual chains – from McD and Dennys to Olive Tree and Longhorns. The staff are friendly and casual. The price is cheap, especially helpful for families on a budget and considering the cost of park entries. You have to be careful though; there is a ridiculous $11 a day mandatory ‘surcharge’ for amenities like pool access and WIFI. When we were there, it was too cold to swim and as we were in one of the farthest buildings from the centre, WIFI was not available. When I mentioned this to reception, they causally mentioned this was the case, but no refund on the $11 – it’s an ‘amenities package’ and I still could have used the pools. As we were there for one night I wasn’t going to have a knock down drag out fight over it. However, another guest ahead of me in the line was complaining about the same thing. The site she booked through did not mention the ‘surcharge’ and neither did one site through which I made the booking. I didn’t see evening meals menus or food for the on-site restaurant, but the breakfast buffet is typical – slightly below average in quality and range, but filling. The price does not reflect the quality – you’re paying for convenience. There is also an on-site Pizza Hut (woo hoo!) The room interiors are dated and tired. Two or three dark curly hairs in the obvious places, but reasonably clean. There was only one towel and for some reason I couldn’t find the correct number for reception on the 1980s phone – or the direct dial button wasn’t working. No matter - as we left for dinner, I popped into reception and more towels were on the bed when we returned. Check out was ok, but another person on reception helping would have useful. In short, this is a tired old remnant of the 70s and 80s. Not much has been done to modernise. Its size means it turns a profit, especially with hidden charges, but the owners are milking this old cash cow until is literally drops dead. But there are far worse places to stay and for larger families of four on a budget it’s perfectly acceptable. If you need more than one room, hire a villa, like at Windsor Hills even closer to Disney or other such estates. You’ll get far better accommodation for your family, without paying for non-existent WIFI.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maingate Lakeside Resort

How many units are available at Maingate Lakeside Resort?
There is a total of 651 units available at this property.

How many different buildings comprise your units?

Maingate Lakeside Resort consists of 15 low-rise buildings spread across 24 acres in Kissimmee. 

Do you have a restaurant on-site? A lounge? Café? Gift Shop?

Yes. The following restaurants and dining options are available:

  • Hurricane Sam's Bar & Grill 
  • The Greenhouse 
  • The General Store & Deli
  • Pizza Hut Express
  • Poolside Bars 

Do you have a minimum age required for check-in at Maingate Lakeside Resort?

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check-in at this property.

Do you charge any resort fees at Maingate Lakeside Resort?

There is a resort fee of $7.50 per day. This fee is due upon check-in.

Do you charge for cribs or rollaways at Maingate Lakeside Resort?

There is a $10 per day charge for rollaways. Cribs are not available.

What are the pool hours at Maingate Lakeside Resort?
The pools are open from 8:00am – 10:00pm.

Is late check-in available at Maingate Lakeside Resort?

All reservations are guaranteed so the guest may check in at any time.

Do you have shuttles to the theme parks or shopping malls?
Maingate Lakeside Resort does offer complimentary, scheduled shuttles to all the major theme parks.

Is Maingate Lakeside Resort Orlando a pet-friendly hotel?
Yes, the resort does accept pets. There is a $25 per night, per pet fee and a $100 refundable pet deposit. A maximum of two pets is permitted per room, with a per pet maximum weight of 80 pounds. Dogs and cats only please.