We stayed from 7th -14th March 2913 - This was my second trip to this hotel - don't go expecting the Ritz. In places the hotel is a bit tired, but it is very comfortable and a great base to visit Disney Parks and also the Premium Outlet Mall. It's within walking distance on Down Town Disney where you will find restaurants for most people's tastes. Also a short walk in the other direction is 'Crossroads' where there are more restaurants including TGi's, Taco Bell and a McDonalds. There is also a good size supermarket.
The hotel has ample parking, a small convenience shop, a small cafe, bar and the Traders Restaurant. Say hi to Anita, Cathy, Thomas and the staff in Traders who give excellent service and attend to your needs. I highly recommend the Chefs cooked to order omelette and Mickey Mouse waffles. It's a great breakfast made all the better with the happy helpful staff.
The rooms are very comfortable and quite spacious although the bathrooms are a bit tired - they are completely functional and a good size. You do get a bit of noise from the State Route i4 (as with all the hotels in this area) but that's the price you have to pay for its great location to get to all the parks and shops. I would recommend the rooms with the Epcot Firework display view as these are a bit quieter as at the rear of the hotel. The room we stayed in had a flat screen TV and a good sized safe for storing valuables.
Reception staff are very helpful and check in was quick and easy.
I'd certainly recommend this hotel if visiting the area - it makes an excellent base for all the Disney/Seaworld/Universal attractions and also the outlet mall.
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- Located in Downtown Disney®, this Lake Buena Vista hotel is the ideal place to stay for an affordable Disneyworld® vacation. Our hotel near Disneyworld® offers guaranteed admission and continuous complimentary shuttle transportation to all four Walt Disneyworld® theme parks!After a day of non-stop fun and excitement, guests can retire to one of 325 generously-appointed guest rooms each featuring furnished private balconies. Additional business and leisure amenities in each room include 37-inch LG LCD flat panel TV's with cable access, an alarm clock radio with iPod compatibility and complimentary wireless Internet access. Our Lake Buena Vista Resort offers fun for the whole family with an outdoor heated swimming pool, a video game room, fitness center, a cocktail lounge with pool side seating and an on-site restaurant. Business guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel will also appreciate our hotel's business services, meeting facilities and close proximity to local corporations, including Johnson & Johnson, IBM, KPMG and Accenture, in addition to easy access to the Orlando Convention Center. This 100% non-smoking Lake Buena Vista hotel is also situated in the heart of local events like the Disney® Marathon, the Epcot® Food & Wine Festival and the Epcot® Flower & Garden Festival. While you're here, don't forget to visit the ESPN® Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney® West Side, Downtown Disney® Market Place and Pleasure Island. Just minutes from the BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, guests will find themselves in the heart of the area's best attractions, including Animal Kingdom®, SeaWorld® Orlando, the Orlando Orange County Convention Center, Discovery Cove Orlando, Universal Studios®, Legoland® Florida and Busch Gardens®.For the ultimate family-friendly Downtown Disney® hotel experience, book a stay today and save with the BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel. ... more less
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