6 of the Best Lake Buena Vista Hotels
For perfect accommodations in the Lake Buena Vista area, check out these beautiful hotels and their excellent amenities.
Lake Buena Vista is a city on the outskirts of Orlando, but it is a little bit different than most of the other cities in the area. You can’t live there, but Mickey Mouse does! Technically, Lake Buena Vista is the mailing address location of the Walt Disney World Resort, and the city itself is actually owned by the Walt Disney company. Long ago, there were plans to build a futuristic living community there, but today, the population of Lake Buena Vista is only 10, and includes a couple of important members of the Walt Disney company and their families. Despite the strange history of this unique city, it is now filled with hotels, so if you are looking for a place to stay in Orlando, you are definitely looking in the right place!
Take note that many of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels are technically also located in and around Lake Buena Vista. Despite this, the hotels listed below are not owned or operated by Disney, making them great choices no matter what your Orlando-area plans may be.
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
There is a lot to do at the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, and depending on when you visit, you might find it difficult to leave your hotel at all! This hotel is located just outside the back door to Walt Disney World, minutes away from the Disney Springs shopping and dining area. However, on the hotel site itself, you can enjoy breakfast or dinner at the Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant, or relax for drinks and small plates at the Comfort Zone Bar and Grille. If you love golf, you might want to book the hotel’s golf package, which includes a tee time at the nearby Rosen Shingle Creek course.
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista has an excellent romantic getaway package, if you are looking to book a trip for two to the area. With at least one night of accommodation, the package includes a daily breakfast for two as well as a bottle of wine from Florida’s local Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. There are not a lot of different room layout options at this hotel, so choose a king bed room if you’re planning a couples’ getaway, or go with the two double beds if you have a kid or two in tow. Both options are very comfortable and sure to please.
Clarion Inn is located at 8442 Palm Parkway in Lake Buena Vista.
B Resort and Spa
For something a little bit different than the other hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area, check out the B Resort and Spa. This hotel is very modern, with a swanky, sophisticated vibe that makes it just as fun as it is luxurious. The hotel is located near Disney Springs, at Disney’s back door, which puts it at a prime location for area exploration. If you are traveling alone, as part of a couple, or with a large family, B Resort and Spa prides itself on its ability to create a custom tailored accommodation experience that is perfect for you and your specific needs.
After checking in, head to the pool to enjoy a cocktail from the pool bar, or order a pizza via room service and relax in your comfortable and stylish quarters. In the mornings, join fellow guests at the on-site breakfast buffet before grabbing a shuttle to your favorite Disney theme park. Choose from several different room options, including the smaller Chic room with two queen beds, the Captivating queen or king rooms with views of the Disney skyline, the Enhanced Junior Suite, or the large and luxurious Signature Master Suite. This is a very affordable hotel, with the master suite running the same as a standard night stay at many other area hotels, so don’t pass this one by!
B Resort and Spa is located at 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Lake Buena Vista.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
When you book your stay at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, you know you are planning your accommodations in one of the most well-known hotel chains in the country. The Wyndham resorts are all filled with incredible amenities delivered via sparkling service that can’t compete with any other area hotels. At the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, you will also enjoy all of the benefits of a hotel stay on Disney property. Although this hotel is not technically owned or operated by Disney, it is still located close enough to Disney Springs that it includes the park’s hotel perks.
If you are traveling with a family that includes younger kids, be sure to check out the breakfast buffet at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Kids eat free with the purchase of at least one adult meal ticket, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the breakfasts are hosted by some of your favorite classic Disney characters. To perfectly round off your Disney area stay, choose one of the Disney view tower rooms, from which you can see the Disney Springs area. On the other hand, if you were hoping for something a little quieter to give yourself a break from the park atmosphere, choose a lake view tower room instead, and you can have the best of both worlds.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is located at 1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Lake Buena Vista.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Just across the street from the Wyndham Lake Buena, you can find the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. This hotel also features several of Disney’s on-site hotel amenities, including extended theme park hours and shuttle service right to the front gates. Even if you aren’t planning on spending a lot of time in Walt Disney World, however, the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is a great place to book your next trip. The hotel is even decked out with plenty of modern business facilities, if you want to work while you’re soaking up that Florida sunshine!
While you can walk to Disney Springs from this hotel, you nevertheless might want to consider staying on your hotel’s property and dining at the on-site Benihana at least one night while you are there. Head to the pool and relax with a cocktail from the bar, then round out the night with a trip to the arcade or the kids’ play area. Of course, for the full Disney hotel experience, you can make that trek down the road to Disney Springs and play all night long! Book your room with a view of Disney Springs or facing the opposite side of the hotel. Either way, you can choose between two queen beds, one king bed, a junior suite, a one-bedroom parlor suite, or a spacious two-bedroom family suite.
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Lake Buena Vista.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Located right outside of the more populated Disney Springs hotel area, the Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista is considered one of Disney’s Good Neighbor Hotels and provides a few park amenities without being right in the middle of the fray. This is a great choice if you plan to visit Disney one or two days out of your trip, but would like to go to one of the other area attractions as well. The hotel is just a short drive away from Universal Studios and the Florida Mall, and not far from easy access to downtown Orlando.
Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, The Bistro, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or, if you prefer to enjoy your meal on the go, check out any of the delicious restaurants in the surrounding area. Because of its proximity to the parks, there is plenty to pick from in the general vicinity of this hotel. There are not a lot of different room choices available at the Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista, but you can select a queen or king standard guest room, a king room with an in-suite whirlpool tub, a king room with a sofa bed, or a king room with a conference suite if you happen to be traveling for business purposes. Book a romance package to enjoy one of the whirlpool tub rooms as well as a bottle of champagne and box of chocolate covered strawberries.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista is located at 8623 Vineland Avenue in Lake Buena Vista.
The Hawthorn Suites is located down the road a short distance from the other hotels on the list, putting it in a somewhat quieter area, although it is still only a couple of miles away from Disney’s back entrance. Enjoy the sparkling heated outdoor pool and hot tub area, and don’t forget to start your day with a free hot continental breakfast before you head out to your fun in the sun. This hotel also features a free manager’s reception every Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Since this is a suite style hotel, all the rooms are suites of varying sizes. Choose the one-bedroom king or queen suite to enjoy the comforts of a standard hotel rom with a separate living area with miniature dining area and kitchen. For larger families, select the two-bedroom suite which even comes with two bathrooms! If you are looking for a more compact room for a night or two only, choose the executive guestroom, which was created with business travelers in mind.
Hawthorn Suites is located at 8303 Palm Parkway in Lake Buena Vista.
Whatever you might be looking to do during your stay in Orlando, there is a perfect hotel for you and your family in Lake Buena Vista! Any of the hotels on this list are sure to provide you with excellent, clean, safe, and beautiful accommodations that will get you up close and personal with the theme park part of town. If you need to reach another area, such as downtown Orlando or the Florida Mall, you can simply hop on a bus from a stop near any of these hotels and get there in no time. You can’t go wrong with a stay in Lake Buena Vista!
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