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Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1900 E Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #213 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
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“4 star at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2008

ho.tel staff was great...we went for our aniversary and received a up grade to a suite .. the room was very clean and comforable...we also came in after a long day to a tray of chocolate covered strawberries....very nice!

  • Liked — staff...price...4 star... location
  • Disliked — resturants pricey
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2008

My wife and I frequent Disney World. We have stayed in many places but the Buena Vista Palace is our favorite hotel. Beautiful views, clean well appointed rooms, good food and great pool facility. The best staff of any hotel, friendly, extremely helpful, engaging and can't do enough for you. Dollar for dollar "THE" best value in Orlando.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2008

After reading scores of reviews on TA and looking for a real value for money hotel for our 40th wedding anniversary visit my wife and I chose the Buena Vista Palace, a hotel we had last used about 15 years ago. What a change - what a transformation - and what a great choice for us! When we drove up, the bell boys were waiting to park our car, but we informed them that we would be parking the car ourselves (and saving a few bucks!). That didn't make the slightest difference. They greeted us warmly every time we returned to the hotel, opening the door for us. We encountered the same friendliness when we checked in - and this was typical of staff throughout the hotel during our stay. We were treated as VIP guests and, in truth, it made us feel really at home. The room was modern and spotless and the bed was extremely comfortable. I happened to mention to the receptionist when we checked in that we were on our 40th wedding anniversary and in our room on the next day was a bottle of bubbly on ice and a plate of strawberries. The breakfast in the Watercress Cafe was varied and plentiful and our only regret was that we only had one meal in The Outback Restaurant, which was on the last day of our four days at the BVP. The meal could not be faulted, with my steak vastly superior to the one I had been served a couple of days earlier in Shula's Steakhouse in the Dolphin Hotel, which mysteriously is rated the top restaurant by TA in Orlando. The grounds at the BVP were excellent maintained and the same staff friendliness was evident around the heated swimming pool. We benefited from a special rate of 99 dollars a night for bed and breakfast which, frankly, was a 'steal'. It was outstanding value for money and I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone. It is also in a great position just a five minute walk to Downtown Disney. My wife and I will certainly return on our next visit to Orlando.

  • Liked — Modern and comfortable
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sparta, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

Was not sure about this hotel after reading reviews. However, since those reviews, this hotel has been completely renovated. Very, very nice. Free apples! Restaurants and bar overpriced but still good! Pool and services around the pool were fantastic! Lots of things for the kids to do: basketball, volleyball, playground, swim, game room, etc. Conveniently located just in short walking distance to Disney's Downtown. Rates are excellent for amenities. Bar has a couple of Wii gaming systems including Guitar Hero for the kids or adults! What a plus.

  • Liked — Bed comfort!
  • Disliked — Ants
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

The hotel is a very clean, quiet and calming retreat after a day at Disneyworld. The service is extremely courteous and efficient without being intrusive. The amenities, such as an on-site Disney store (whose employees provided valuable information) and an on-time bus service to/from the theme parks were very welcome. The only down side to this resort is the cost of food at the restaurants and snack bar, but since my wife thought to bring our breakfast items (hotel refrigerator provided) and snacks we took into the parks, we weren't put out too much by this. We will definately stay here again when visiting the "Magic Kingdom" and we will recommend it to our friends.

  • Liked — Clean
  • Disliked — Food Prices
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

Greatly enjoyed our stay here: really surprised to have such an excellent fresh breakfast (asparagus, fingerling potatoes, multigrain toast, bonne maman marmalade) and fresh pot of decaf for $12! Room very clean and beds extremely comfortable. Staff especially helpful. Only drawback was deodorant smell in lobby and hotel. Pools very clean as were great hot tubs.

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Baden, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

This is a lovely hotel and perfect for the many conventions that are held there. You probably do not want to stay here with children, however. The common areas are huge but the room that we were in was tiny. It's perfect for one person or a couple but not for children.

  • Liked — Very nice rooms, close to Downtown Disney
  • Disliked — Tiny room
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa

Address: 1900 E Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#40 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#49 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 1014
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa offers 1,014 guest rooms and suites. Amenities include 3 pools, lighted tennis court, basketball and sand volleyball courts, 6 restaurants/lounges and a full-service spa. Located inside Walt Disney World, next to Downtown Disney, featuring over 75 specialty shops/restaurants. Guests enjoy access to 4 Disney golf courses and complimentary transportation to all Disney theme parks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Palace Hotel And Spa
Buena Vista Palace Orlando
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