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Buena Vista Palace

3 stars
1900 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-2206
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
235 reviews
Amazing hotel

It was the best hotel I've stayed in. It was super clean and comfortable. The treasure hunt for... See full review

  • Lisynaranjo
  • Sep 2, 2014
Nice

My over all experience was nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. See full review

  • Out of the box
  • May 13, 2014
Downtown Disney resort offers golf access, Disney character breakfasts

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. 

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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) 

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

Policies and fees
  • 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

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:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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 (235)

Ratings and reviews for Buena Vista Palace

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
235 out of 235
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hoosier folks
indiana
Mar 13, 2014

could not ask for more

Perfect location. Staff was excellent. Hotel was very clean. Grounds and pool were very nice. Quick walk to downtown Disney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Disney is a 5 min walk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mommy Dawn
Business
Florida
Nov 24, 2014

Great, except the bathroom smelled like Hotel 6.

Beware, there's a "resort" fee of $20, to stay at a hotel where the bathroom smells like a mildew Hotel 6. The beds were comfortable and it's a pretty hotel with the best location to Downtown Disney. That's the only reason I'd stay there again, but honestly I'd probably walk a little further and stay at the Hilton or the B hotel for the same money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pcronen
Business
sarasota, fl
Nov 10, 2014

weekend disney trip

As always it was wonderful. Great location to downtown disney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at the bars of the bigger restaurants.better service, small wait times.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melanie 10876
Business
Sarasota Florida
Sep 30, 2014

good location

Great location across the street from Downtown Disney.No parking fees which was nice but parking was not that convenient to the entrance. ToRoom was ok, a bit humid inside. They forgot some of the toiletries in our bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you don't want to wait for the shuttle, a taxi only costs about $10 to Epcot.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisynaranjo
Business
Florida
Sep 2, 2014

Amazing hotel

It was the best hotel I've stayed in. It was super clean and comfortable. The treasure hunt for kids located around the hotel is super fun. The food at the cafe was delicious ! The pool area is very family friendly and clean. Very close to downtown Disney

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Geoff89
Business
Tampa
Sep 2, 2014

I was double charged

The hotel charged my card for the price of the room. The booking website said I would have to pay the resort fee directly to the hotel, so I thought nothing of it when they asked for my card at check in. Today I noticed that they charged me the entire room amount even though I had already paid the booking website. I called and they refunded the payment, but it won't hit my account for a few days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
World Citizen Mike
Business
New York City
Jul 29, 2014

Not what I thought, but ok

The website makes this hotel's pools look huge, but they are quite small. Too many kids. I love em, but on vacation it's a bit annoying. There should be an adult section since the hotel is kid friendly. The drinks in the one80 bar sucked. too much ice and way too much lime juice in those margaritas. Rooms were clean, but I don't think they changed the sheets, they just made the bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you have time, head out to clearwater beach, makes the trip well worth it. go early.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J of VA
Business
VA
Jul 16, 2014

Nice place, good location, a little pricey

Overall good experience. It is in a nice location, however, the mandatory resort fee (which covers parking even if you do not have a car), is a little annoying and is non-negotiable. Nice otherwise.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Disney is just across the street.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nick the gnome
Business
Dixon, IL
Jun 6, 2014

great for families

The hotel rooms and amenities were good to pretty good, may not enough value for the price, but I was there by myself for a business trip. If you are a family looking for a hotel while visiting Disney, Sea World, etc. then this hotels large game room and pool area for kids would make the value go up. Food was excellent the entire stay, particularly the ONE sports bar and grill.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you'd rather not eat at inflated prices in Downtown Disney, just eat at the hotel. There's a lakeside restaurant and convenience store with baked goods and the ONE sports bar and grill is a great place to eat for not too much.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Everest
Business
Buena viesta
May 26, 2014

Disney trip

Room has moldy odor.Pillows are unclean.location was good. Shuttle service unreliable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Errrcuh
Business
Tampa, Fl
May 19, 2014

Great location

Great location walking distance to downtown Disney, nice rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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