$64 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 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
416 reviews
Great place

Not a big traveler but this experience was very nice. Very affordable pricings and hotel experience... See full review

  • Mike and Paddy
  • Sep 11, 2014
Fun for all ages

Could not have asked for a better experience! We loved everything about it. See full review

  • Magical Michael
  • Aug 30, 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 (416)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
416 out of 416
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
giglet
state road
Dec 15, 2013

fantasic location

Very nice hotel great location close to alot of store ....food....we had loved the room

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

3
5.01.0
Lee basketball player
Orlando, FL
Dec 7, 2013

Pre-Christmas Holiday

The hotel wasn't too bad, the room and bathroom needed some tender loving care!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

It's where Mickey Mouse lives!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bobiam
Farmington, CT
Nov 23, 2013

Everything you'll need.

Located in a convenient area with services necessary for vacation travelers. Excellent security, ample everything. Including an Applebys restaurant which are always good and til 2 AM. A major step up from the Holidays of yesteryear.

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

4
5.01.0
Modena
Savannah, Ga
Nov 20, 2013

Overpriced but nice

This is a nice basic hotel located in the most tourist part of southern Orlando. To be quite honest, our first room was one of the nosiest rooms that I have ever spent the night in. It was on the ground level near the rear of the complex and located by the back entrance. You could her people opening and closing doors, talking and worst of all, the sewer pipe in the wall was as loud as a waterfall. After the first night, we were relocated to the 6th floor of the hotel and it was much more quitter. Nevertheless, you could still hear people outside the door as if it was open. Besides that, you will be paying for parking and the only thing that is “resort” about this hotel is the palm trees. The place was spotless, safe and the staff are gems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Go into the Downtown areas of Orlando to see the real beauty of the city and to save money.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eric Fick
Holland, MI
Nov 9, 2013

A great time

The Holiday Inn Resort was a great place to stay. Friendly, smiling, helpful staff. A great pool area and outside bar. Very accommodating. If I go back to Orlando I will definitely look into staying there again.

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

There is an Applebee's right in the hotel, they offer food outside at the pool-side tiki bar as well. There is a theater just off of the lobby for family films, and a store that offers all your needs. It is close to Disney, Universal, Sea World and many other great attractions.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Middle aged bounder
Denver, CO
Oct 28, 2013

Great vacation getaway

This Holiday Inn is well located for those wanting to be close to the action of Disney, Universal and all of the other central Florida attractions. The only things that could increase my satisfaction level would be 1) some sort of discounted prices from the attached restaurant for meals, specifically breakfast and 2) be able to provide discounted ticket prices for attractions through the concierge. The room was clean and spacious and the staff was courteous and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Find discounted tickets through discount ticket providers. We found discounted tickets at Denny's of all places. Keep your eyes peeled for these types of discounts.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thereforconference
Business
Rhode island
Oct 26, 2013

Nice, but has some problems

Neither of the treadmills in the gym worked and I got the sense they'd been like that for a while. There is also no on demand movie feature in the rooms. You're stuck with whatever is on tv. Rooms are very comfortable though and the location is close to Disney and convention center if there on business. Room service only at limited hours and the pool area is open and a little noisy until 11p. Overall enjoyable, but definitely could be better

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disney Dream
Madison, WI
Oct 17, 2013

Worth a Second Stay

Overall great hotel, but shuttle service needs improvement.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

If you're pressed for time, get a cab or rent a car. The shuttle service is nice but you are not gauranteed a ride when too many people are on it as well with no back up shuttle.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NCHoneymooners
Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 14, 2013

Not really much to complain about!

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon (we went to Disney World) and we had no complaints! The only thing that would have made it better was if they'd had continental breakfast.

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

3
5.01.0
Stayer TC
Business
Topanga
Oct 12, 2013

HI review

The renovations to the hotel were good though the room was not as clean as it should have been.

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

Business

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