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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- Make memories to last a lifetime during your stay at the BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort hotel! From our friendly staff to our Junior Omelet Chef breakfast program, we strive to add some extra magic to your Walt Disney World vacation. Our convenient location makes it easy to spend a full day at the theme parks, hassle-free. Simply hop on a shuttle bus to the Disney park of your choice and skip the lines at the entrance by purchasing your tickets ahead of time at our ticket concierge desk. With shuttles running continuously throughout the day, it's easy to stop back at the hotel for naptime or an afternoon swim in our heated outdoor pool. As a Disney Springs Hotel, we put you just minutes away from the excitement of Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)! Enjoy numerous dining choices, one-of-a-kind shopping, and live entertainment nightly. Guests staying at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel will also enjoy in-room walk-out balcony options. We are the only hotel on Hotel Plaza with these views! Your family will love our enhanced, kid-friendly amenities during your stay, including a heated outdoor pool and kids' pool, Pizza Hut Express on-site, arcade room, and our official Disney gift shop. Additionally, all 325 of our deluxe guestrooms offer a flat screen TV, high speed Wi-Fi, and a private balcony to provide you with all the comforts of home during your stay. The Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort hotel is here to provide the perfect setting for you and your family to enjoy the Walt Disney World vacation of a lifetime. We hope to see you soon! ... more less
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