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Disney's Wilderness Lodge
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #24 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“The location is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The staff gives your 5 star attention. I've never met such friendly, happy people in my life. Wonderful staff. The location is great .. Only a quick boat ride to Disney. My only complaint is that the rooms are very small and not much room to spread out. The quick service meal area is also far from the rooms.getting a free drink is quite a walk. A Starbucks should also be added to all the resorts. Overall a nice experience.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Macon, GA
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

As the title states - this is the best of some of the best resorts in the world! The most perfectly located resort on Disney property. First on the bus routes - which come every 20 minutes - and there's a boat to the Magic Kingdom. We never waited more than a few minutes anywhere we were for transportation, and never moved the car after we parked that first day. Book a woods view room if you prefer a more quiet setting. The courtyard views are nice, but pricier and can get loud in the afternoons when the crowds at the pool area are at capacity. The lobby is spectacular and relaxing all at the same time - especially when its all decked out for Christmas! Every cast member there is so warm and friendly!! If you go to Artist Point for dinner, try to get Izzy for your waiter - so amazing!! That man knows everything about food and wine - the restaurant itself and Disney!! And he's really funny and friendly - he just made our entire night better!! The rooms are super comfy and clean - with extra special Disney touches - always a nice thing!! We loved this place SO much, that we've decided that we'll be staying there for for our next Disney trip as well...hopefully next year!!!

Room Tip: Woods-view rooms are quieter - especially when the activity at the pool is jumping.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clayton, North Carolina
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed here from 11/20 - 11/25 (Thanksgiving week). Arrived in Orlando at 2:00 pm caught the Disney shuttle to the hotel. Check-in was very fast, plenty of desk people to get everyone
checked-in in an orderly manner. The lobby is very impressive and has a warm inviting feeling. It was nice that it was decorated for the holidays. Our room was on the sixth floor and overlooked the lobby. The rooms are large and the one we were in had a very comfortable king size bed.
The bathroom had a separate toilet/bath room with duel sinks in their own nook. The room had a safe, refrigerator, iron and ironing board. There was a balcony with 2 chairs and a small table, also the room had a large flat screen tv, free wifi, and hookups in the radio for your iPod. etc.
The hotel staff were always courteous, and helpful. The hotel has a nice workout room. Transportation to the parks is easy either by bus or boat.

Room Tip: Book early
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I have stayed here at least 3 times and every stay is like as they say Welcome Home. This place is located in such away that its easy to get to many attraction. There are bikes to rent if your into that or little go cart type power boats (way Kool as my son put it.) . There's a good long trail that extends into the wildernes camp ground so you can run walk or bike for a fair distance. The suites are as always perfect and the resteraunt is very good.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We visited this property in May last year, ate BBQ buffet in the fun restaurant, and took a few minutes to walk around. We were absolutely blown away by this gorgeous property. We live not far from the actual rocky mountain lodges this resort is themed around, and it takes a lot to make charming what we have simply grown used to, if not bored of. Campfires, Sing-a-longs, trail rides, an amazing pool area with hot tubs, not to mention a dedicated boat access to magic kingdom. That said, I think Ferrari's are awesome, but I drive a GM and a Honda. What I wish Disney would explain is on what basis they set the $300+/night rates? What do they offer that a local Hilton or Marriott wouldn't? I guess this place caters to the "lots of money, but little time" crowd, as opposed to us "lots of time, limited money" gang. As the resorts continue to make money, and fill rooms, it's clear they don't need my (and maybe yours) business anyway.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We have stayed here several times. The beds are not very comfortable, the food is better than average but pricy. Given all this, the 4 story Christmas tree in the lobby is second to none. The fireplace is always going and there always seems a rocking chair is available at the hearth. You can catch a boat to the Kingdom that links you to all other parks and hotels. Of course there are busses at the front door. This place is great for kids and adults....

Room Tip: The cheepest room is still great because the Christmas celebration is first rate throught the hotel.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This was our 5th stay at the Wilderness Lodge and as you might imagine, we love the place. The Christmas decorations with its huge tree were in place and lent a magical touch to the entire interior. The staff was friendly as usual from being greeted at the entrance to the all the personnel on the Club level. All the rooms on that level have been redecorated with new carpet throughout. Bathrooms have been redone. The included amenities of course added to the pleasure of staying there. If you walk around to the correct side of the floor you can watch the fireworks over the Magic KIngdom castle from facing hallway windows. And hopefully we will return.

Room Tip: We prefer a room overlooking the courtyard/swimming pool area. It also gives you a view to the lake...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#13 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#22 Family Hotel in Orlando
#24 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#114 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Wilderness Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Disney's Wilderness Lodge—inspired by the Great American Northwest National Park lodges from the turn of the 20th century—is an architecturally grand Disney Deluxe Resort hotel honoring American craftsmanship and artistry, and celebrating the majesty of the unspoiled wilderness. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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