Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa

Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa

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Ranked #9 in Orlando hotels
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1900 E Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
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Description
Located on a lake, this family friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is close to Downtown Disney area and DisneyQuest. Another nearby attraction is Typhoon Lagoon.

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Vista Palace Hotel & Spa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Lake Buena Vista property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. For a surcharge, the property offers an airport shuttle (available on request). Business services, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking.

Guestrooms.
There are 1014 guestrooms at The Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. Guestrooms have balconies. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. In addition to in room safes, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. 32 inch flat panel televisions have premium satellite channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

  • Resort fee: US$ 16.95 per room, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions:
  • Use of pool
  • Use of spa tub
  • Use of fitness center or health club
  • Use of sporting facilities or equipment
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Use of in room safe
  • In room coffee
  • Self parking
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 16 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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The Pool area is being refurbished. The rooms are great for Hilton Honors members.
BUT Pool area is unsupervised. Children are in the spas and diving into the pool, glass bottles are everywhere and it was not comfortable when I saw someone whose beer bottle broke. We immediately left not knowing whatever else might become a problem.

Recommended for:Family Travelers
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New York City, New York State, USA

My family and I stayed at this hotel years ago, during our first full family trip to Disney World. The rooms were huge and comfortable, the staff was friendly and the hotel was conveniently located.

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Cypress, Texas, USA

This hotel was just alright. It seemed like it used to be a very nice hotel that has just fell victim to age. The beds were very comfortable, and each room has a balcony. However the rooms were small, and our room was clear off in another building. I haven't stayed that many places near Disney, but there has to be a place better than this.

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SF Bay Area, Western US

This Hotel is located in the "Downtown Disney" resort area hotel row, actually on Disneyworld's property, albeit some distance from attractions. There is a bus to Disney World. The Hilton Orlando Resort is also a part of Downtown Disney, as well as the Doubletree Guest Suites, Regal Sun Resort, Holiday Inn, and Royal Plaza.

The BV Palace is part of the Luxury Resorts "LXR" collection of more upscale settings. Similar hotels belonging to this affiliation include The Boulders in Carefree, AZ, The London NYC, Carmel Valley Ranch, CA, The Saratoga in NY, Georgetown Inn, in DC, and several properties in Puerto Rico, Florida and the Florida Keys.

What do you get in a "Luxury" Hotel that you may not get in a business hotel?
A) 2 terry bathrobes
B) Larger and more bath products
C) Finer, more elegant appointments, rich wood, clean lines/patterns
D) Slightly better and larger bath towels
E) 4 pillows instead of 3
F) Less riff raff other guests
G) Spa, Golf, or both
H) Larger grounds

This place has a full service spa. Examples from their price list:
Massages in either 50 minutes or 80 minute sessions:
Swedish 100/150
Deep Tissue or Aromatherapy 110/165
Shiatsu 120/170
Hot Stone 130/180
Mother-to-be or Cranial/Sacral 120

Facials 75 - 150
Body 75 - 175
Manicure (50 min) 50; Pedicure 65

Full hair Salon with cut, color, treatments
Also full nail salon, waxing, tanning, and kid treatments

Actually, the Buena Vista Palace is pretty reasonable for supposedly being Luxury. Winter time specials can be had for $139/nt. Normally a room is between $169 - 199. Suites from $200 - $299

This place is more for couples than families. There are better choices for families in the area. There is a convention center for meetings, with many meeting rooms. Self parking is free but out of the way. Valet is $15/day. There are 2 restaurants and 2 bars on site. Service is average. Buena Vista is also the name of Disney's Film distribution arm. I think they used it for their hotel properties. There are at least 2 other hotels named Buena Vista. One is the high rise Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort, lower end adjacent to this one. The other is mid range Buena Vista Suites, next to the Caribe Royal. This is the Palace, the better of the three.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This is a Downtown Disney area hotel with an excellent location across the street from Downtown Disney and Saratoga Springs.
My first Disney stay was at this hotel on my honeymoon. It's a very tall hotel and we had a room on one of the upper level floors with a view of the Walt Disney World Resort area. It was great to watch fireworks from here.
They have a full service spa, however, I have never been to it.
Lately my visits to this hotel are usually to return a rental car as it is a National Car Rental location where you can both rent and return a car rental.
They have busses on site to take you to the Disney Parks, but don't wait around for one going to Dowtown Disney, just take a short 5 minute walk across the street.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA

A touch of modern luxury without all the fuss of Disney World, yet close enough to all the action, including free Disney bus transportation to all of the parks.

My very fist visit was back in 1984. Since then, the entire facility has been remodeled and reminds me of a Kimpton hotel. A wonderful place to stay with reasonable rates. You'll love it!

Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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Miami

Clean central hotel. Fun pool for the kids.

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Shanghai

Nice!

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Computer station
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Grocery/convenience store
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Local Expert Concierge
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Lazy river
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 51
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Conference center
Bath
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 1011
  • Number of floors - 27
  • Year Built 1983
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour check-in
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