We stayed at Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel for four nights in March 2013. We were checked in by Shyla who was very pleasant and helpful and she even bantered with my 11 year old son about the on-site arcade.
The room (908) was pleasantly large with two double beds and a pull-out couch. Other decor included a lounge char, a working desk and a large flat screen TV. There was plenty of storage space in the room and lots of counter space to put things on. We did have some trouble with the AC as when we turned down the temperature of the thermostat the unit would kick on but warm air came out. It was not too warm and cooled down at night so it was not too bad. There is a nice balcony with two chairs and a table and we were able to see the fireworks from Epcot.
This hotel is close to Downtown Disney and other shopping areas. I, however, prefer the Maingate/Kissimme/Celebration area as the hotels are right off the highways and there is less traffic on the drive to the Disney parks.The hotel charges a $9.95 resort fee which includes free parking, free in-room wi-fi, and use of the swimming pools.
On our drive back home to Tallahassee, my 13 year old daughter realized that she had left her backpack in the room. I phoned the hotel and talked to Mike at the front desk who located the missing backpack and scheduled it with Housekeeping to be shipped back to me.
I booked this room through Priceline Name Your Own Price for $45/night; I was looking for a 2.5* room and was upgraded to this 3* hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Lake Buena Vista Hotel Orlando
- Best Western Orlando
- Orlando Best Western