In comparison to the other hotels along the Downtown Disney area that was affordable, I think I made the right decision.
They had a friendly staff, very helpful and willing to answer questions and work.. Yes this is expected but I find that it is worthy of a mention still as it was a plus factor.
The location was perfect to walk to Downtown Disney--took all of 10 minutes to walk there and this was with a straggling 4 year old and another older child.
The rooms were very comfortable, clean, comfortable bed, and although I didn't have a Downtown Disney view, I enjoyed having the balcony; although slim, it was still the perfect size and gave me and the wife an opportunity to sit at the table and enjoy the night air together.
IT is also one of the closest hotels to 535 and walking distance to a shopping plaza containing McDonalds, Unos restaurant, Fridays, Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a supermarket that was about the same walking distance (if not shorter) that the hotel is from downtown Disney--just in the opposite direction.. So for those on a budget when it comes to eating, you aren't too far from cost effective eateries and don't have to worry about driving. There is a Pizza Hut on site as well.
The parking was free, and there was a shuttle (which we didn't use) but I seemed to have seen it all the time which lead me to believe it ran as frequently as they state.
The lobby had a mini mart, restaurant, small game room (enough to entertain the kids)...
Wish the Hotel pool was warmer.. Great pool otherwise. Deep enough to swim in (I believe the deepest part was 8 ft). And I wish there was a more kiddie friendly part like a sprinkler or something, but that is me being picky. There was a kiddie pool section available.
The resort fee. I know, they all have it.. Its still Ugly to me--but there is no parking fee (as most have in Dtown) and there is no fee for WiFi which was reliable for the four days I stayed.
Sorry, didn't do the breakfast, we opted to go to IHop that was around the corner.
Overall, I would definitely stay again without hesitation if I were to return to the area.
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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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