Buena Vista Palace

4 stars
View map of 1900 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-2206

Hotel Overview

4 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

Located inside Walt Disney World Resort, Buena Vista Palace provides a top-notch Disney experience for both kids and grown-ups. Take advantage of access to Disney golf courses, free transportation to all Disney theme parks and Sunday breakfast with Disney characters. Downtown Disney is just across the street, offering unforgettable dining, shopping, a 24-screen cinema and the transcendent La Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show. SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and downtown Orlando are also within easy access of the Buena Vista Palace. 

Dining

Enjoy all-you-can-eat, family-style tropical feast at Avu-Avu restaurant at Buena Vista Palace. On Sundays, create a memorable experience for the kids at Disney Character Breakfasts. Diverse options at the lobby lounge, The Kook Sports Bar, Castaway Grill and Shipwreck Bar and private dining mean there's something for everyone at Buena Vista Palace. 

Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Buena Vista Palace keep true to the resort's name - each provides a pleasant view of the resort itself, or distinctive landscapes featuring the adjacent lake, Downtown Disney or Epcot. Some rooms include private balconies. Generously sized rooms and suites provide plenty of space to settle in for business travelers, couples, families or groups. Expect fresh, contemporary colors and up-to-date amenities such as flat-panel TVs. For extra luxury, choose a premium suite, with up to 1,800 square feet of space and multiple balconies.

Property features

Take advantage of hotel babysitting service, and indulge in a pampered escape at the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique, which offers more than 60 services. Body, skin and massage therapy make a great girlfriends' getaway before a night out at Downtown Disney. 

Highlights

  • Preferred tee times at Disney golf courses
  • Free transportation to all Disney theme parks
  • Sport courts and three heated outdoor pools
  • Disney character brunch on Sundays

Nearby attractions

  • Downtown Disney (Across the street)
  • SeaWorld Orlando (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Orange County Convention Center (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
  • Universal Orlando Resort (7.5 mi/12 km)

Business

  • Business center with copy and fax services
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel
  • 44 meeting/event rooms with versatile floor plans
  • 90,000 square feet of event space accommodates up to 2,080 guests
  • On-site catering facilities

Transportation

  • I-4 (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Orlando International Airport (13.1 mi/21.1 km)
  • Free transportation to all Disney theme parks
  • Airport shuttle service (fees apply) 

Policies
  • Daily resort fee of $21.95 USD plus tax per night per room which includes Self Parking, Guest room high-speed Internet access (wired or wireless), Daily membership to the Fitness Center (room key required for entry), Cyber Caf (24-hour access) located on the first floor of the Main building, Airline Boarding Pass Printer in lobby, Unlimited use of recreational facilities, Weekday New York Times newspaper available in Hotel Lobby, Telephone calls: Unlimited local and 800 phone calls, Long Distance calls (within the Continental 48 states only): Up to the first 30 minutes (additional minutes $.10 a minute), Disney Bus Transportation, daily to each of the four (4) Walt Disney World theme parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and nightly to Downtown Disney.
  • Rollaway Charge is $35 per night
  • Valet Parking is $21 per night

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Buena Vista Palace Rooms

Resort View Guestroom
Generous sized guestrooms located within the resort's tower or Island Resort. A selection of rooms offer private balconies. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection. Features either one king bed or two queen sized beds.
Water View Guestroom
Generous sized guestrooms located within the resort's tower or Island Resort with views of the tranquil lake or sunny pool deck. A selection of rooms offer private balconies. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection. Features either one king bed or two queen sized beds.
Disney View Guestroom
Located within the resort's tower or Island Resort, these spacious guestrooms feature views of the Downtown Disney or Epcot skylines. A selection of rooms offer private balconies. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection. Features either one king bed or two queen sized beds.
Island Suite
Spacious and comfortable, these elegantly appointed suites include a generous master bedroom with one king or two queen sized beds, and separate living room with sofa bed and additional half-bath as well as a private balcony. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection.
Island Suite Water view
Spacious and comfortable, these elegantly appointed suites include a generous master bedroom with one king or two queen sized beds, and separate living room with sofa bed and additional half-bath as well as a private balcony with views of the resort's tranquil lake or sunny pool deck. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection.
Tower Junior Suite
Cozy, one-bedroom suite accommodations featuring a separate master bedroom and living area with half-bath. Private balconies overlook the scenic lake and pool area. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', Herman Miller' ergonomic chairs, ironing sets, mini-bar, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection.
Tower One bedroom suite
An expansive suite including a master bedroom with water view and full bath connected to a separate parlor encompassing a comfortable sitting area with sofa bed and a second full bath. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', Herman Miller' ergonomic chairs, ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection. Features either one king bed or two queen sized beds.
Premium Suites
The signature suites encompass 1650 ' 1800 sq. ft. and offer numerous upscale amenities, including a large master bedroom with separate living room and dining area, either one-and-a-half or two full baths, and multiple balconies. The Presidential Suite offers a full kitchen, while the Penthouse Suite features a wet bar area with a mini-refrigerator. All accommodations feature high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with coffee, cordless phone with voice mail and data-port capabilities, On-Command movies, Web TV', Sony Playstation', Herman Miller' ergonomic chairs, ironing sets, blow dryer, ceiling fans and an assortment of toiletries from the Golden Door' Bath Care Collection.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

28.3754 -81.5154
Area served
Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida
Nearby airports
Orlando - MCO
Area description
Located inside The WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa offers guest special privileges such as access to Disney golf courses, transportation to all Disney theme parks, and dining with Disney characters. The Magic Kingdom awaits!

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1 mi

Dining

Watercress Cafe
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily
Breakfast 6am-10pm Mon-Sat.
Lunch 11am-3pm Mon-Sat
Sunday brunch with Disney characters 8am-2pm buffet only.
Serving American fare with a lovely lake view home to our daily full breakfast buffet and Disney character breakfasts on Sunday. Kid friendly menus. Prices range from 8.00-24.00 USD.
Outback Restaurant
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily serving dinner from 530pm-11pm.
The outback restaurant features Florida's finest steaks and fresh seafood including 4-6lb lobsters as well as pasta offerings in an Australian themed setting. Our spectacular decor features a cascading multi-level indoor waterfall that flows into a Japanese koi fish pond. Impressive rock formations weathered woodwork aboriginal designs and an open-hearth grill located in the center of the restaurant. Reservations are suggested. Prices range from 13.00-52.00 USD for dinner.
Watercress Bakery Shop and Mini Market
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily from 6am-midnight.
Located on the first floor next to Watercress Cafe. Featuring freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, water, juices, soda, fresh bakeries, snacks, salads and sandwiches to go cereals, ice cream, pain reliever, fresh fruits and more.
Castaway Grill - Pool Snack Bar
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily 11am-6pm weather permitting.
Offering frosty tropical drinks, savory snacks, salads, items from the grill and other delights as you relax on Recreation Island. Self-service or pool service available. Average price 4.00-13.00 USD
Top of Palace Lounge
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily from 530pm-2am.
Serving spectacular sunsets or fireworks displays along with cocktails, appetizers and desserts from a 27th floor vantage point.
Shipwreck Bar -Pool Bar
Cuisine type - American
Location - on property
Open daily 11am-6pm weather permitting.
Offering cool drinks. Self-service or pool service available. Average price 3.00-10.00 USD.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (261)

Ratings and reviews for Buena Vista Palace

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
261 out of 261
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John M.
Business
CHARLOTTESVILLE
May 26, 2015

Wonderful Hotel

This was our second stay at this hotel. It will not be the last. Fabulous location, amenities and everything you could ask for....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
steven r.
Business
N/A
May 15, 2015

Couples trip

Very nice hotel. The pools could be updated. But the spa pool and area was very relaxing and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tatiana P.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Awesome trip!

Loved the hotel and location. Best value ever! Will be back next month

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tatiana P.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Awesome trip for anyone especially cisitng disney!

You get all the disney amenities without the disney price! Really can NOT be beat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christina P.
Business
N/A
Mar 21, 2015

Good

Overall the stay was was mostly pleasant. However as a traveler for pleaaure rather than business hotel staff was not friendly or helpful. Dining and late snacks/beverages were not convenient due to the market/restuarant hours. With plenty of options in the area will more than likely stay elsewhere in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nounours
Business
New York
Mar 20, 2015

Nice Orlando hotel

The hotel has several buildings scattered about the place, so it might be a trek to get to your car. The room was quite nice, with comfortable beds. Decent pool for a refreshing dive after a hot day at the parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marco F.
Business
N/A
Jan 21, 2015

family trip great stay

Hotel was perfect for a Disney vacation with kids. When we arrived our balcony door would not lock and they moved us to another room. During our stay, our lightbulb gave out and they quickly replaced it. It is nothing fancy or luxurious, but it was clean and comfortable and the staff was very pleasant and professional. For being out at the parks all day and needing a close, comfortable, and clean place to stay. This is a great option! If your vacation is to enjoy the hotel, etc., there are more luxurious places to stay. However, this was a vacation with kids and although the hotel had a spa, we never got around to using it. Hotel has all you need- spa, fitness, pool, mini mart downstairs open late for snacks and coffee, game room for older kids, etc. overall great hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Grant J.
Business
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

building work being carried out

The Hotel is currently being refurbished on , on one part of the building, and we couldn't use our balcony, or open our balcony window at all in our 10 day trip, water kept on splashing water jets from the workman currently repainting the outside and the balconies to the rooms, this was very unpleasant, and I was not told this would be the case when I booked the room, otherwise I would have booked another hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
M. H.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

decent hotel convenient to Downtown Disney

The location was very convenient if you want to get to Downtown Disney! Just walk across the street! The regular shuttles to the parks were also great, but it would have been better for us to actually be on a Disney property. The room was just OK and maid service was inconsistent. We didn't always get more coffee cups, a bath mat, etc... The Tissue holder was moved to reveal a big moldy spot. The biggest disappointment was the hot tub, which was NOT hot. Overall, it worked out OK for us as adults traveling without children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great shopping and dining across the street!

Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tonja B.
Business
savannah
Jan 5, 2015

Family Trip

We have stayed here previously,with a better experience. The location is excellent, and the amenities (if you care about them) are good. The air conditioning did not work. We came back to the room around 10:00 at night and had to have a technician fix the air. The phone in the room didn't work so we had to go to the desk to report this. Around 20 minutes later, a tech came and fixed the air. Also, we didn't notice that our toiletries were not restocked until it was very late. So, we only had one tiny shampoo and conditioner for a family of four (one night drive through stop). The staff was friendly, but the overall experience was not that great this time. I would probably try this hotel again simply due to the excellent location, right adjacent to the Disney Marketplace. If not for the location, however, I probabaly would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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