$71 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 13, 2014 Check-out: Nov 14, 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
420 reviews
Perfect

I enjoyed my stay at Holiday Inn!!!! The location was perfect: theme parks, outlets, and... See full review

  • Ronny242
  • Oct 15, 2014
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
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
  • Wi-Fi access
  • 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 is 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
  • Orange County Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 7.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 7.2 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 7.3 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.5 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.2 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 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 (420)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 420
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Disney adult Fanatic
Business
New Jersey
Jul 6, 2014

Great stay at a reasonable price

Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. They had some the comfiest pillows I ever tried and wanted to buy them for my home. Hotel was not as close to Downtown Disney as I thought but I rented a car so it was not an issue. Hotel did offer shuttles which seemed to be at reasonable times. Overall great experience.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pradagx
Business
Pensacola, florida
Jun 23, 2014

Unexpected surprise

Really didn't expect such a nice room and how big the room was exquisite.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Super close to downtown disney

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yosc
Business
Los Angeles, California
Dec 25, 2013

It was good

The rooms were fantastic, very spacious. The staff answered all my questions and were very patient. The only thing I disliked was the shuttle service the hotel uses. The bus was late at the theme parks when taking us back to the hotel. Also, one shuttle bus would go to 3 hotels and pick people up so the bus would be so full that people had to stand by the door exit which is not safe. If they had more than one shuttle to pick up everyone there wouldn't be a problem.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Birthday weekend824
Business
South Florida
Aug 27, 2013

Great Location!

It was a good weekend just a few little detail things,. Like a Roach bug problem and made a local to a near by Gift Shop and it Cost me $4.00 for using the phone in the Room that should be a part of the room amentities!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
floriday
Business
indiana
Mar 28, 2013

Orlando Universal Studio

This resort is fairly close to the Disney world, but not from the orlando universal studio. It's actually 15~20 min away from the place. Room was so big and it was so comfortable. Faculties are nice.. very clean...! free parking to.. with wifis...

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
farmerk
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katherine from New York
Business
New York
Dec 8, 2012

Winter Break Disney vacation

We had a great time here--I came with my friend for winter break to go to the Disneyland amusement parks and Universal Studios We loved the pool (and it was such great weather!) as well as the Applebee's that was right in the lobby of the hotel. That was really important for our morning coffee as well as a really cheap (and fantastic) dinner option (please have the Napa Chicken and vegetables, it was such a hearty and amazing meal for $12 plus tip), plus was a great way to differentiate this Holiday Inn from the ton of different other ones. The only unfortunate circumstance was that the shuttle to the parks were very sparse and at inconvenient times, so we often took taxis everywhere, but they weren't too expensive. It was about a $20 cab ride from the Disney resorts, and $30 from Universal Studios.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a cab to the Premium Outlets in Vineland avenue--don't use the hotel service because they will charge you $12 for an otherwise $6 cab ride. The outlets are great. Just amazing--Jcrew, Banana Republic, Fendi, Burberry, Charlotte Russe, Gap, Nike, something for everyone!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CarolinaGk
Business
Montreal, Canada
Nov 25, 2012

Great hotel!

Excelent location, big and confortable room for 4 people.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CMAINEY
Business
BALTIMORE MD
Nov 13, 2012

MUCH NEEDED REST

HOTEL STAY WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED, ROOM WAS CONFORTABLE, CLEAN AND PARKING WAS VERY EASY.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Farman
Business
Indiana
Jul 21, 2012

needs improvement

the hotel was good for the most part there a few things that need improvement particularly the restaurant. 1- the ad on internet said breakfast included but we found out that it is covered up to $20 per person for max 2 persons. 2- the lady in front desk did not spend enough time to explain the details for us and we came across with several surprises during a 4 night visit. 3- the restaurant was the major issue here. Applebees were the one that was supposed to serve breakfast and they had very bad service. 3- they were serving breakfast with stake knives.... no kidding. 4- the advertise that they had breakfast buffet but they had no buffet for two days in a row because the person who was supposed to prepare it did not show up and the restaurant did not have any backup plan. 5- the hosts and hostesses were inexperienced. we ordered one thing and they delivered something else.... in 5 day we had only one good host and that was the last day that we were leaving. 6- the quality of food was not consistent. 7- the Disney boot in the lobby tricked us into a time share presentation and marketing meeting in order to sell us tickets. it was supposed to be 90 minutes but lasted more than 2 hours. it was supposed to be entertaining for my 2 year old son as well but he was bored from minute 1.... but we got a good discount on tickets anyway. I can recommend it but be cautious about the tricks.

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

Business

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