Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Our stay at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld was paid for by us. All opinions are our own and are honest.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld _Birthday Decorations

Our weekend hotel accommodations for our daughter’s surprise 6th birthday trip to Disney was a newly renovated studio at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld. Our daughter was surprised when she walked into the room to find it adorned in birthday decorations complete with everything a little girl would need to celebrate her birthday like a Disney Princess.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld _Disney Birthday Surprise

The Room

A three-night stay with a busy six-year-old call for a spacious room with amenities that will make the stay run smoothly and offer a level of convenience. We loved the studio at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld due to its kitchenette.  Although it was not a full kitchen, the mini fridge allowed us to store some of our favorite snacks, beverages, and leftovers, and the microwave was perfect for reheating leftovers when we did not want to dine out. Also, offered for convenience were plates, drinkware, utensils, and a coffee maker.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Studio Kitchenette

The bathroom of our studio at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld was clean and well-lit. It was big enough for two adults to be in there at the same time. It featured a soaking tub/shower combo. I loved seeing toiletry items from the luxury skincare brand, Peter Thomas Roth. After spending hours having fun in the sun, the citrus shower gel made showers right before bed a bit more relaxing, allowing us to sink right into the large king-sized bed. I had some of my best sleep there.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Studio Bathroom

The room also had an enclosed balcony with views of the gorgeous grounds, and we were even able to spot the Mazda3 we had for the weekend. On the balcony, we spent mornings and afternoons sipping on my free Starbucks coffee from the provisions market while we ate our breakfast or lunch in Florida’s warm sun.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld _Balcony

Our room was located on the fifth floor of the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld, and away from the high traffic area of the elevator; however, it was an adjoined room, which meant we could hear our very noisy neighbors next door. Don’t get me wrong, connecting rooms are perfect for large families, but for us, it was a bit of a nuisance since we could hear everything the family in the room was saying, and they did a lot of their talking in the evening when we were settling down.

Fun in the Sun

We made this trip to Orlando to visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but once our daughter spotted the pools she was not interested in going anywhere other than to the pool. This girl had a crying fit the day after we checked-in when she found out we had a surprise for her (Magic Kingdom) that was not a day at the pool.  However, the day after we spent a day at Disney, she woke up, put on her bathing suit determined to spend the day splish splashing in one of the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld’s many pools.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld _Poolside

The hotel boasts three heated swimming pools, two children’s pools, and five whirlpool spas. Honestly, Disney can wear you out so a day just lounging poolside was what we all needed.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Walking to Pool

The pool area is massive with lots of fun activities for parents and children. There’s also the Coral Reef Pool Bar & Grille, conveniently located steps away from the pools.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Pool area

Family-friendly Accommodations at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld

The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld with over 500 units has a room for every family whether large or small. There are cozy studios, and spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. All of which offer the convenience of home with full kitchens or kitchenettes. Some are even equipped with a washer and dryer. As parents, we know how important it is to have a washer and dryer around even while on vacation when we have little ones.  This is a place we would choose to stay time and time again! It’s conveniently located across from SeaWorld, and within a 10-15 minute drive to Walt Disney World. We can’t wait for our next visit.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld - Studio Review

Thank You, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld

I want to thank the staff at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld for helping to make our daughter’s birthday special. She loved the birthday princess sash and tiara; she wore them the entire trip. The coloring book kept her busy during our car rides, and of course, she loved those delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Birthday

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld
6924 Grand Vacations Way
Orlando, FL 32821

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When visiting Orlando, would you consider staying at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld?

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Our stay at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld was paid for by us. All opinions are our own and are honest. Affiliate links.

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  • Walk One Day In Our shoes

    What a surprise! She is too cute. Traveling with kids, a kitchenette is a must for us. I’d certainly stay there.

  • Lia Miller-Spicer

    Thank you for these tips. We have wanted to take the kids to SeaWorld and hadn’t considered the Hilton. Will definitely look into it now.

  • This looks great! I was wondering what some alternatives were to staying on Disney resorts.

  • LaQuisha Hall

    The birthday princess is too cute! Nice hotel… I would stay there!

  • She looked like she enjoyed herself.
    Happy belated birthday to the beautiful queen!

  • So cute, I love her reaction. Sounds like the best birthday ever.

  • BoyzRuleOurWorld

    Love Hiltons! That hotel looks great. All we ever need are pools because the parks get too crowded that my son is done within an hour. Will keep this on my list for future trips!

  • Erin Hodge

    Babygirl looks like she had a good time. I would’ve too, lol. I’ll keep the Hilton in mind during my next trip to Orlando, though.

  • Jay Colby

    She looks so happy. That sounds like a great birthday surprise!

  • omg this looks like so much fun!! The Hilton looks amazing and perfect for the kiddos! You are such a great mama for surprising her! <3

  • What an amazing birthday trip, hotel looks fabulous, will definitely look it up if/when we make it down there! Did they decorate for her or did you sneak in beforehand??

    • Beauty and the Bump

      Thank you. The hotel was really nice. I wish we had a longer stay to take full advantage of everything they offered. The hotel staff decorated the room prior to our arrival. Cool, right?

  • Awww She looks so cute and happy
    That was really a special birthday surprise.
    I love the pictures.

    • Beauty and the Bump

      Thank you so much!

  • Now that’s what I call a birthday surprise! Your stay at Hilton looked like it was super fun.

    • Beauty and the Bump

      It was fun.

  • Kemkem

    She looks so cute on the bed :-). For sure l would consider staying at the Hilton. It looks fab. The room and balcony are beautiful and the grounds look well taken care of. What more could one want? 😉

    • Beauty and the Bump

      The bed was comfy. Isn’t her Belle gown too adorable?