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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
233 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.

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!

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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 (233)

Ratings and reviews for Buena Vista Palace

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
233 out of 233
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Perdido Key,Fl
Jul 23, 2009

Buena Vista Palace-Very Nice

We would stay at this hotel again-It was a good experience except Do Not Buy Disney Tickets from Consierge in Hotel. We asked if they had any discount tickets after waiting in line for her service and she said yes and we waited in line for the (we thought employee of the hotel)for about 15 min. only to find out that he was tried to get us to go and see a time share) We were also told we would not have to wait in line at Disney to get our tickets if we purchased them at the hotel and this was not true and we paid same price at hotel as what we would have paid at Disney but we got to stand in line at the hotel and at 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

Dining tip: In Hotel

We recommend the Kook Bar for friendly casual service and good food. Upstairs is kid and family friendly.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cocoa Florida
Jul 12, 2009

Not to be overlooked. Phenominal Hotel!!

This was a spur of the moment decision. We were extremely lucky to have chosen this hotel. View, location, hospitality were well received.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Disney

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Somerset, NJ
Jul 6, 2009

Great Disney Experience

Visited Disney World.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Shuttles do not come often enough.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Jul 2, 2009

Fabulous!!!

The hotel was much more than we expected based on the price we paid through Orbitz... The rooms are fabulous - spacious and tastefully decorated, with a very functional desk/table setup, wonderfully comfortable beds, decent-sized balconies with comfortable cushioned chairs and a sliding door that keeps all the noise and sunglare out when you want it to. Every room has a great view of either the pond or the pool or Disney (for nightly fireworks viewing). Great location - directly across the road from Disney, yet once on the complex you feel away from it all because of the layout, the beautiful grounds, the natural setting, and softly playing tropical music. The only negative was the breakfast buffet in the Watercress Cafe - well below the standards of everything else we experienced at the hotel. Bottom line - we have stayed in many fine hotels in the past, and this has been one of our favorites.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Avoid the breakfast buffet in the Watercress Cafe.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
georgia
Jun 29, 2009

Marketplace was steps away...

paying for internet that did not work half the time and buses that were full all the time , bothered me because it was an extra charge ...I would have preferred to have had it all on the orginal bill. the rooms were great size and beds were good and comfortable...

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

eat over at the restuarants near the hotel seems to be less crowded than in hotel or in disney itself

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jackson, Michigan
Jun 26, 2009

Buena Vista Palace

The Buena Vista Palace was a positive experience. Close to Downtown Disney and easy access to other area sites. Staff very helpful. Room was quite humid and it would have been really nice to have had a small refrigerator in the room.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Disney. Worth the time and it's free!!

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Review of Buena Vista Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia
Jun 20, 2009

Great location for the price.

Perfect location. Walking distance to Downtown Disney shops. Shuttle service (every 30 minutes) to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Epcot. Short car ride to various convenience stores and dining options.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida
Jun 16, 2009

Great location for Disney "at night"

Treatment by staff was outstanding in all regards. Because of a convention the day we arrived there was no place to park. Left the car with hotel staff for a half day and said I was disappointed in parking arrangements. They "took care of it " at no charge. Nicely done.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Huntington Beach, Ca.
Jun 1, 2009

Great location

The shuttle was great to all the parks. Short walk to Downtown Disney. Kooks sports bar in the hotel had a good happy hour. No airport shuttle to or from hotel. Be prepared for a $60 taxi ride.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We did the timeshare breakfast to save $120 on our 2-day multi park pass for 2 of us. It was interesting, but the "2-hour" presentation takes about 4 hours, whether you purchase or not. Also, ask your bus drivers what time they are at your stop. They can't be at every hotel on the hour. It will save you some waiting time.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christen
Business
Indiana
May 11, 2009

Wonderful Vacation

The experience was amazing

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

Business

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