$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 3, 2014

Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

4 stars
13351 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32821
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
414 reviews
Great for your family

This hotel was a great fit for our family. Kids ate free, kid bunk bed room was cool, the shuttle... See full review

  • Fro family
  • Aug 3, 2014
Great hotel

Great pool area. The staff was friendly. The kids eat free at Applebee's was a great promotion. See full review

  • Mother of 3 kids under 10
  • Jul 26, 2014
Built in 1990, the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista offers convenient access to theme parks, entertainment venues and convention centers. This Floridian, central Orlando hotel sports a stylish lobby, spacious guestrooms, and KidSuites that have a partitioned-off area with a television and bunk beds. The lobby movie theater, poolside activities, game room with pool tables, and on-site Disney store offer something for guests of any age. With 10 event rooms for 18 to 600 guests, catering services and on-site audiovisual equipment, the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista is the perfect choice for conferences, wedding receptions, private parties and other special events.
Key Facts
  • 503 guestrooms
  • 63 suites
  • 6 floors
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Meeting/event facilities
  • 24-hour business center with printer, copier and fax
  • Internet (fees may apply)
  • Pets allowed (maximum of two, fees may apply)
Neighborhood
The Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista is right across the street, and within walking distance, from the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Downtown Disney. Shopaholics and roller coaster enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel's proximity to Walt Disney World, Universal and Orlando Premium Outlets.
Hints and tips
Scheduled shuttle service is available to Walt Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld for the theme park and marine mammal lovers in your group.

The Orange County Convention Center and the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center are also on the shuttle schedule for convention and conference attendees.

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

Hotel Map

28.3721 -81.5041
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 12.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Resort, resort

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Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Discovery Cove: 3.5 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.2 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 mi
  • Skyventure: 6.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 7.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 7.2 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.5 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.2 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 mi
  • Skyventure: 6.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 7.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 7.2 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 7.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 7.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 8.4 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 9 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 13 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 13.8 mi
  • Amway Arena: 14.2 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 14.2 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 14.2 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 14.2 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 15.5 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 15.9 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 15.9 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 16.2 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 16.2 mi
  • CFE Arena: 24.7 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 25 mi

Dining

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar is now open serving favorites like the Oriental Chicken Salad, House Sirloin, and Fiesta Lime Chicken. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, seven days a week. Applebee's there's no place like the neighborhoo
Applebee's® Tiki Bar Poolside
Open seasonally, and weather permitting. For lunch, and tropical drinks.
Applebees®
Come and enjoy your favorite drinks or appetizers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (414)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
414 out of 414
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
farmerk
Boston
Mar 25, 2013

Wonderful holiday in Orlando

The location is really good. There are many restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mom3pgh
Pittsburgh
Mar 13, 2013

Family winter getaway

The hotel was wonderful. The swimming pool was heated perfectly and allowed swimming at night when it was only 50 degrees. Bunk beds in room were perfect for us. Gave kids some space. Very close to parks. I will visit here again on my next trip for sure

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Auntie Gog
Charlotte, NC
Mar 11, 2013

Disney trip with 6 yr old

No hot water the first day or the last! 6 yr. old didn't care, but I did! Pool was great and having Applebee's right there was a godsend... we did not rent a car but took the shuttle to Magic Kingdom, etc. That said, it was not possible to walk anywhere else to eat and getting a cab was next to impossible. Staff was very accomodating, but sometimes I had to wait in line for a long time at the front desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If I stayed at this hotel again, I would definitely rent a car. The shuttle schedule to theme parks was not often enough, and there really is no good way to get off property to eat.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bmccust
Boston, ma
Mar 11, 2013

great hotel

We had a great experience here. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and quiet, and it was in a great location for what we wanted to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MikesS1141
Harrison, Ohio
Mar 9, 2013

Excellant Hotel

We stayed at this Hotel from 2/18-2/20/13 and it was a great place. My daughter and wife loved the pool area and the 2 hot tubs.The staff was friendly and very helpful in offering advice and directions to different locations. The room was big, clean and the maid service was excellent. The room came with a safe in it to store anything of valuable that you may want to leave in the room ( i.e. laptop,IPad, prescription meds, etc.) We found the AppleBees to be a convenient place to eat and had great service. If you are looking for a great stay I would stay here...

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

City walk at Universal Studios was very nice and had several places to eat that are great..the downside is the $20.00 for parking, however if you take a shuttle you don't need to worry about the $20.00....

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michellevila
NJ
Mar 6, 2013

Above expectations

Quick check in. Friendly staff. Great location. Literally a minute away from disney. Plenty of restaurants surrounding the property.

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

Do not take the 1 hour and 15 minute tour for the discount tickets. It to sell you time share and it's more like 2 hours an 59 minutes long. The mystic dunes resort tour is a waste of time and they don't know how to take no for an answer and get mad when you keep telling them NO.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Canadian Touring Mother
Lloydminster Saskatchewan
Mar 5, 2013

Friendly, Clean, Great Location

The Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista Was Very Clean. The Hotel Was Very Accomodating, Friendly, Made You Feel As If You Were At Home With Anything You Needed At Your Finger Tips. The Value Of The Hotel Was Very Reasonable, And The Location Is Great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AllyKat
Madison,Wi
Mar 5, 2013

Not a "resort" but a great place to stay

Although this resort wasn't really a "resort," it was a fantastic place to stay! The pool was quite large. There were two hot tubs. The hotel rooms had wi-fi. There wasn't continental breakfast, but there was an Applebee's inside the hotel, and the hotel was surrounded by restaurants. The hotel was super close to Disney, and the hotel staff were excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KatieWf
Business
New Orleans
Mar 4, 2013

Great Value

We stayed at this hotel for a conference being held nearby. It was a great value, friendly, clean...everything you would expect from a Holiday Inn!

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Energetic Grandparents
Austin, Texas
Feb 27, 2013

Delightful For Parents, 3 kids, & 2 Grandparents!

The staff helped us located across the hall with parents/kids on one side and GP's on the other. Pool was excellent for the kids to unwind after visiting theme parks. Business center was easy to use. The large grocery supply room was much appreciated for late evening snacks and fruit. The rooms were always fresh and clean. And, the size of the rooms meant more comfort for our family. We would go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Golden Corrall Breakfast Buffet Plus was a great way to fuel 7 folks for the day -- and it was only 1 block away!

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