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Radisson Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12799 Apopka Vineland Rd, (also known as SR 535), Orlando, FL 32836 (Lake Buena Vista)   |  
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“Great Hotel for a Great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

We stayed 2 days at the Radisson Hotel , lake Buena Vista area in April of 2009. The hotel is about a year old and kept like new. The staff is attentive and knows your name after the first visit. The rooms are huge, clean and comfortable. The hotel is right outside of hotel row, the disneyland entrance and two blocks from Downtown disney. The only drawback is having to make a uturn when returning from the disney area. Enjoy this bargin.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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West Palm Beach, Fl
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

This hotel is excellent. Close to the parks, Downtown Disney and lots restaurant chains. Very clean, beautiful lobby and rooms. Based on other reviews we asked for a room far from the elevators. We stayed on the 8th floor and did not hear anything. Room is spacious and very clean. Loved the beds, TV. Used the Gym, very nice. Felt very safe.
The only improvement needed is in the service at the restaurant. Not the best, but they sure tried to make up for it. Staff very very nice. (Management get busy and provide them extra help or training - they work very hard for you). I will return to this hotel anytime. Highly recommend to families with children.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank You for the "Excellent Review" that you have given us and we appreciate your valuable feedback. We will use it to improve our service thoughout the hotel. We are looking forward for your next visit and hope to see you soon.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

I just got back from a 6 day stay at the Radisson in Lake Buena Vista for a combination business trip/vacation. The hotel is right off of I-4 at exit #68 (Hwy 535/Apopka Vineland). It's a great hotel in a good, central location.

The hotel was built within the past 2 years so everything is brand new. Plenty of parking, nice marble and granite décor. Great pool and hot tub with very comfortable lounge chairs. The pool isn't heated so the water was a bit cold for a swim when I was there last week. The fitness center has top of the line treadmills, elliptical and weight machine. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a rental car office on the hotel property.

Rooms are a good size and feature the Select Comfort Sleep Number bed. There is a sitting area with an oversize chair that folds out to an extra bed and a desk that are both separate from the sleeping area. All rooms have a microwave and mini fridge and a big digital TV with lots of channels. Bathroom is a bit small, but it's nice. The hotel restaurant is good and prices are on par with nearby restaurants. The breakfast at the hotel ended up being much cheaper for us than going out to the Perkins or Waffle House down the street.

The Radisson offers a free shuttle to Disney but only to Epcot. You then have to use Disney transport (monorail or bus) to get to the other parks. We found it was easier and more convenient to drive to Magic Kingdom and Epcot and pay $12 for parking vs. being dependent on the hotel shuttle. It was only a 10 minute drive to the Disney parks. You can also get a taxi for about $10.

There are 30+ of restaurants within walking/driving distance. Pirates Cove (mini golf) is just down the street and is a nice way to spend time before or after dinner. There is also a Publix supermarket nearby to stock up on beverages, snacks and fresh fruit. There is a SuperTarget about 10 minutes away and it's also a good place to get groceries and get some cheap Disney souvenirs, water toys, toiletries, ponchos, etc.

Overall, a good value for a very nice hotel. I would stay here again.

P.S. Don't forget to bring a roll of quarters with you for all of the Florida toll roads.

PROS
- New property, very clean with beautiful décor.
- Less than a 10 minute drive to Disney Parks and about 2 minutes to Downtown Disney.
- More of a business/convention clientele, so it’s not overrun with children.
- Plenty of restaurants, shopping and drug stores nearby.
- There is a FedEx Kinko's down the street.
- The front desk puts out fresh chocolate chip cookies every afternoon that are perfect for an afternoon sugar fix.

CONS
- The hotel is right off of I-4 and some rooms face the highway. There can be quite a bit of traffic noise at night. If you're a light sleeper like I am, you can counteract the noise by running the AC fan. Your best bet is just to get a room on the other side of the hotel.
- No wireless internet except in the hotel lobby. LAN connection in the room was spotty at times. I had to change rooms because the connection in my room didn’t work consistently.
- Vessel sink in the bathroom isn’t practical. The faucet is not positioned correctly and the water splashes all over the counter since it can’t reach the bowl. We had to have a towel permanently around the faucet to prevent a mess.
- The Business Center is just 2 computers and printer next to the front desk. Not good for conducting actual business, but good for printing out driving directions or boarding passes.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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One of the best and the most detailed review we have ever received. Thank you for the "Perfect Scoring" and the "Gem Review" that you have given us. I would like to inform all of our guests that we are currently installing wireless internet throughout the hotel and our guests will still have the option to use wired High Speed Internet if they choose to.
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Mayfield, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

We stayed in a family suite. Having 2 separate bedrooms was very nice. The decor was restful. The beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed the Sleep Number Beds. The shower had great water pressure. The only thing we didn't like about the bathroom was the sink. The location was extremely convenient to all the Disney Parks and SeaWorld. Plenty of places to eat within a short distance. The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we ate in the Liquid Bar & Grill, the service was top notch. The chef even came out to make sure we were happy. ANd the pool area was adequate for the amount of time we spent there. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carroll IA
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Recently spent an enjoyable 7 nights at the Radisson - Lake Buena Vista, FL. It is close to all major Orlando attractions (Disney, Universal, Sea World) and just off of I-4 making travel around the area quite simple. It is a new property, neat, clean and well appointed as one would expect from a Radisson property. Rooms were larger than expected. Some, if not all rooms include a small sitting area, refrigerators and microwave. There are also some "family suites" available. Excellent pool/jacuzzi area with outdoor bar and food service available. Staff was qualified, friendly and helpful. The ONLY negative thing I can say is that access to the property can be somewhat of a challenge but that is a small detractor compared to the positive things this property has to offer. AAA and AARP discount rates are available. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Our stay at the Radisson hotel at Buena Vista was fabulous! The hotel is newly built and is clean and beautiful. The lobby is stunning and inviting with granite countertops, a crystal chandelier and decorative elevators. The room décor is gorgeous, from the crown moldings, columns, attractive furniture, curtains, carpet, and paintings. The room was spacious with two double beds and a separate seating area. (I couldn’t believe it was a standard room!). The bathroom was also luxurious with a glass vessel mounted sink and granite counter top.

The service was also exceptional. During our stay, my 5 year old daughter had an episode of emesis at 2 am. She vomited all over the sheets, comforter, and carpet. I called the front desk, and within minutes, a maintenance person (Alex Gomez) arrived. Mr. Gomez was prompt, respectful, and helpful. He worked diligently to clean up the mess and graciously changed the linens and cleaned the carpet. He went above and beyond his call of duty by bringing my daughter bottled water and extra towels. I was impressed with the swiftness and hospitality by Mr. Gomez and the staff at the Radisson.

I was also impressed with the delicious food and excellent service that we received at the restaurant. We ordered breakfast on the morning of our departure. The server was pleasant, respectful, and cordial. The omelet was the best that my husband has ever had! It was stuffed with chicken, peppers, onions and cheese.

I have told my friends and family about our pleasant stay at this hotel. We are looking forward to returning for our next Disney trip!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

We changed our reservations from the Palisades Resort (because the Palisades Resort was a complete letdown: dirty, new towels cost $15) and booked the Radisson the same day. They let us check in early, had nice staff, nice rooms, a great breakfast buffet, great dinner food and all around clean, welcoming accomodations. It was close to Disney as well as within walking distance to restaurants (some fast food, some sit-down). They had free cookies and free use of computers in the lobby. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again! Plus, I will be telling my friends going to WDW about it.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12799 Apopka Vineland Rd, (also known as SR 535), Orlando, FL 32836
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Lake Buena Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Green Hotel in Orlando
#20 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#35 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#46 Family Hotel in Orlando
#54 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Radisson Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at I-4 exit 68, we are a 1/4 mile from the Walt Disney World Resort & minutes from the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Premium Outlet Mall, Cirque Du Soleil, Legoland & the Orange County Convention Center. All of our 196 guest rooms are 100% Smoke Free, feature 37 inch HD Flat Panel TV, Sleep Number Beds, Free Parking & High Speed Internet Access, & much more! Guests can also enjoy our on-site restaurant, Liquid Bar & Grill, work out in our Fitness Center or relax by our pool & spa while enjoying a beverage or snack at the Tiki Bar. NO RESORT FEES! Also, COMPLIMENTARY Business Center Access! Complimentary In-Room Safe! Convenient On-Site Laundry Facility available also! ... more   less 
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