BEST WESTERN Hotel Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area,  Lake Buena Vista

3.5/5  - based on 2596 guest reviews.
2000 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, 32830-8406, Lake Buena Vista, United States - See map
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New for Fall 2016. . . . Effective 9/1/16 - we are now introducing our ?Kids eat FREE' Program. Kids 10 and under eat FREE - one child per paying adult! Make memories to last a lifetime during your stay at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area 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. An Official Walt Disney World® Resort, Best Western is located within walking distance to Disney Springs Resort area shopping and entertainment complex. The 18 story, 325 room hotel overlooks Lake Buena Vista and the spectacular Walt Disney World® Resort. Shuttle transportation runs every 30 minutes to all four WDW theme parks as well as Disney Springs. From Magic Kingdom to the Animal Kingdom, there's no shortage of entertainment just a brief walk or drive away. Don't miss EPCOT or Hollywood Studios®, or for those who are more sports-minded, the ESPN Wide World of Sports is a must. Explore all the changes happening at Disney Springs and see what treasures you can find, or take in a local Atlanta Braves® game. Business travelers with local companies such as IBM® and Siemens are in the perfect position to mix plenty of leisure and play with business. For those in town for an event with nearby Stetson University, the options for adventure after class are endless. Enjoy Disney views from many rooms. Relax and enjoy the fireworks on your balcony at night. Rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, high-speed wireless Internet, refrigerators, single serve coffee makers and hair dryers for our guests convenience. Cool off in the pool after a long day at the park. Children's pool, fitness center and game room are also available for your relaxation. From romance to family fun, it's all possible here. Book your Magical Disney getaway today and stay at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area hotel.

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BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area,Lake Buena Vista
  • 5
    « Great location great hotel »

    A much better that average BEst Western !!! Location is great for fun and shopping!!! A little busy for work but not that bad. Staff are very amazing and pleasant. This will be my Orlando hotel for many years

    3
    « Solid if unimpressive hotel with good location »

    We checked in and got our king-bed room with a lake view upgraded to a suite without a lake view; nice free upgrade, but we lost the view, so oh well. The room must have been freshly carpeted because it smelled overwhelmingly like, well, fresh carpet. Not a big deal as we spent all day at Disney, but if I were room-bound it would have been strong enough to make me want to switch rooms. The furniture and other parts of the room were pretty average, many looking like discarded props from the nearby theme parks. Again, not an issue for those looking to spend a day at Disney, but others may care. Our bed also had just 2 pillows and our room had only 2 towels the first night; nothing big, but again, just in general part of the 3-star approach this hotel seems to take. You ostensibly pay $8/day for parking, but the hotel's lots were fully opened and no one ever charged us for it. Solid if crowded bus service to all 4 Disney parks on the half hour. a breezy and safely sidewalk'd less-than-a-mile walk to Disney Springs. Protip: rather than waste time with the ferry or monorail from Magic Kingdom to the parking area to the bus lines for a ride back to the hotel, you can take Disney's free (and just yards outside the main entrance/exit) buses to/from Disney Springs, and then walk the brief walk back to the hotel. Not a huge time savings, but something we enjoyed. Otherwise this place was just a place to lay our head. For that, the price of roughly $160/night after tax was just too high; you can find a better value elsewhere in Orlando but maybe not with "free" parking and easy bus service to other parks.

    4
    « Satisfied but tired »

    The hotel was nice and the staff was friendly enough. We have 2 issues with this hotel.(1) We reserved a king bed room and were given a 2 bed room instead. (2) We were woken up at the crack of dawn the following morning (Thanksgiving day) by the grounds crew using blowers. We were o the 7th floor and it sounded like they were on our balcony. We were 2 adults not travelling with children and therefore did not need to be up that early, especially after visiting the new Disney Springs the night before.

    5
    « A Wonderful Stay »

    We always stay at this hotel when our family plans a reunion. It has everything we need and with it being located on the Disney grounds, it makes everything so convenient! Seeing the same staff each time we visit really says a lot about how well this property treats it's staff! The breakfast is wonderful every morning (and Kathy is an EXCELLENT server)!

    4
    « Great value for the hotel »

    We have stayed here many times, and it's always been very clean and welcoming. This time, the water was lukewarm and air would not stop blowing. Every other time, it has worked perfectly! Resort and parking fees are $23/day-ouch! However, we loved being able to take the bus to Disney Springs and the parks for free! Love the Disney store in the lobby, and the convenient store is a great plus. Overall, it's a great value for what you pay.

    5
    « Best Western Hotel & Resort »

    My stay there has always been great. This time there was no working ice machine on our floor. I had my grandchildren with me and they had a wonderful time. They enjoyed the pool the most and that they had internet. The everything shop was a great help because we forgot a lot of things.

    4
    « Big hotel but NO free breakfast »

    It's just a room. Nothing fancy. Decent beds for our first night after a long travel day. Nothing bad, nothing great. TexMex restaurant onsite was ok. $25 meal deal for two was a good dinner. No free breakfast as expected as most BW's was disappointing. $16 gets you a buffet breakfast of waffles, eggs, yogurts, toast, fruits and most other things you'd expect. At least the coffee and orange juice was unlimited. A market style store is available for quick breakfast, lunch and dinner options. A Disney GIft Store is also on site. Disney shuttle buses come right to the front door. Ask for a high floor for fireworks viewing. You can easily walk to Disney Springs (downtown Disney)

    2
    « Room temperature »

    Was not able to adjust the room temperature control it was either too hot or too cold. Was terrible and uncomfortable. Maintenance came and change the temperature control from cold to hot then we burnt to death.

    2
    « Will not return »

    We stayed in a two Queen room on the third floor for eight days, from 11/12-20. We stayed because of the frequent, every 30 minutes, shuttles to each of the Disney parks and the reasonable cost. We would stay at a Disney Springs hotel again, because the shuttle service was great, but would stay at one of the other six properties. The A/C system was like no other I've seen in a hotel. It's either on or off, and while you can move the numbers up or down, they mean nothing, and the fan is always on high, so it's cold, we had to ask for extra blankets. The mattresses are soft although we slept well, probably because of such busy days in the park. Lighting is poor, no lamps and no ceiling lights, just two wall lights between the beds. And the lighting in the vanity area is not bright. The bathroom is small but looked to have been possibly recently renovated. It's not bad but the vent fan, if there is one, did not work. Also, if you used the warm/hot water in the sink and then tried to get just cold water from the faucet, it ran warm for at least several minutes. The balcony was nice and maid service in the room was good but the carpeting in the hallways was very stained and always looked like it needed to be vacuumed. And finally, probably the worst was dirty ice coming from the third floor ice machine. On our first day we saw small black specks floating in our ice water and then realised that some of the ice had black pieces on them. So we started going to another floor for clean ice and reported this to the desk. They replied that the engineer would be told but didn't seem concerned or apologize. So yes, the Disney Springs location is great, shuttle service is as good or better than that at Disney resorts since it arrives right outside the lobby door, but look at the other six hotels and avoid Best Western.

    4
    « 2 great visits »

    A few years ago my husband and I stayed here for a concert at the House of Blues. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a suite, and it was awesome! You couldn't beat the view. This time we stayed in a standard king sized room and it still delivered on the wow factor. Great view with a balcony, very spacious, and clean. Within walking distance to Disney Springs (downtown Disney), it's the perfect spot to stay at if you're going to see a show. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We received a coupon book for local attractions and restaurants at check-in. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel, and although we didn't eat there it is convenient for those guests who don't want to travel far for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Overall, this is the most convenient and most economical hotel within walking distance to downtown Disney.

  • 5
    « Excellent hotel in Disney Springs area »

    I recently stayed for 3 days and 2 nights at this great hotel. The hotel and room were clean. The location of the hotel was excellent, within walking distance to disney springs. The staff at breakfast buffet always went above and beyond to satisfy requests, plus they were very friendly especially one of the waitress and the gentleman in the omelet station. We did encounter some problems with a/c-heating unit in room the first night. The weather was cold and the room was freezing although I raised the ventilation system temp to 79 degrees plus the room did not have extra warm blankets. The next day I brought it to the attention at front desk and the hotel staff immediately provided extra warm blankets which made the rest of the stay very comfortable and satisfied. Great location and great value.

    5
    « Great experience! »

    My wife and I came here on our honeymoon and were greeted by Pablo. He was very attentive and took very good care of us. Our room was perfect and our bed was comfortable. There was also a server at the hotel restaurant who took very good care of us. Her name was Kathy. We will definitely stay here next time we plan a trip to Orlando.

    5
    « We will be back to this location. »

    We spent two weeks on our Florida vacation. The last two days were at this location. We wish we would of found this one when we started out in Orlando. Although we look for hotels with breakfast included, there was plenty of coffee and other items to get at the cafe downstairs. We didn't eat at the restaraunt, but the food looked good.We were impressed with the transit system to all of the Disney parks. Which saved us time. We did transit hopping when we first arrived in Orlando. It ate up a lot of park time. The pool, location, comfortable beds made it all very nice and enjoyable. Thank you.??

    5
    « Another excellent stay »

    We made the mistake of trying a Disney resort for the first half of our trip. It was crowded with small rooms and disappointing. We stayed at BW Lake Buena Vista for the second half of our trip. There is a reason we have stayed here more than six times when visiting Disney. It's convenient, comfortable, and affordable.

    4
    « Best Western - excellent, but don't change a system that works! »

    Excellent hotel. Only 2 problems, 1 parking used to be and was supposed to be free!! We no where else to park. So now we are OBLIGED to pay parking even if we park ourselves!! A/C did not work properly on our last night. We were freezing. It was very late and did not call for service. We turned it off. I heard from other guests that the system was iffy in other rooms. Maybe an update is required. It worked perfectly the first day. Don't understand

    2
    « Best western vacation »

    Extra fees and additional taxes are hidden everywhere. Offer services but then slip you a bill even though it is advertised as if included with stay. Charge you for parking per day that you are there even though other hotels offer you a parking permit just for being a customer. No continental breakfast but once again you get to pay to receive their services that are offered standard at other hotels. Not worth the money that they charge just to be allowed to sleep in the room because that's all that is included in the booking price.

    4
    « Good »

    Need to stick with Best Westerns all over and offer a continental breakfast. For a hotel on Disney property this hotel did not meet the standards that I thought it would be. It could have been much nice and things like hot water and doors to the balcony in good working order

    2
    « Poor service. Mold in bathroom »

    Locked out of room for 12 hours,called 3 times no one helped.Ended up going to Disney parks still locked out. Black mold in bathroom. Triggered asthma attacks. Loose electrical outlets. chargers fell out, difficult to charge cell phone, tablets etc. thermostat loose on wall. didn't always work.

    3
    « Average hotel »

    Hotel room quality is average. Nothing really special. I could hear guests upstairs banging around. Water did not get that hot. Despite these flaws, the room was clean and the beds are comfy. Lobby is nice and busing to Disney Parks is a plus; however, charging $7 is a ripoff. So really, you are saving $13 a day to not park at Disney. In my opinion, should be included with hotel stay.

    5
    « AMAZING »

    Location is great. Good transportation to DisneyParks and Disney Springs even if it's close enough to walk there and good walkways to. Breakfast is expensive, it's close to IHOP (about 3 minute drive) Or you can just get breakfast in the mini shop beside the front desk. Pools is small, but that doesn't matter, you're not there to swim anyways :-D You are probably there for the parks anyways :-D Staff is more than friendly, they are Amazing and why do I say that? This is why! My wife suffered extreme back pain, so extreme that we had to get a doctor, and in the end SOS International (Never forget your travelers insurance) We were booked to go home to Sweden Thursday the 3rd but had to reschedule two times due to my wife's back pain. Finally we could go home on the monday. The staff helped me get hold and contact a doctor who was really professional. The staff and concierge noticed me and always asked how my wife was doing and offered to help in any way they could. The staff extended our stay and made sure that we could stay in the same room. They even gave us complimentary breakfast. The cleaning staff gave us a number to call so that they cold come in and clean the room when my wife occasionally could make it to the bathroom. And when we called, they were like a Florida Hurricane, cleaning and changing the sheets. I would like to give this Hotel and the staff as many stars as possible, and to the owner/manager. Whatever you pay the staff. It's not enough. We will definitely be back as soon as my wife's back is good again.

  • 5
    « Close to all Parks - Great nightly views of the Fireworks »

    This hotel was great to stay at, was centrally located to all parks (Disney, Universal and Sea World) and the airport. Uber is certainly recommended to travel from this hotel and is very cheap. The views of the room were fantastic and we could see nightly fireworks from the Disney Parks. Also enjoyed lazing in the pool that is onsite. Would recommend to anyone travelling to Orlando/Disney Springs

    2
    « Overpriced and Underwhelmed - I do not recommend »

    Hotel is ok but way too much for its quality. This is no more than a 3 star hotel at best: towels need to be replaced with new, as the ones I have are scratchy, no charging port for devices/tablet, cheap toilet paper, small pillows (who even has these anymore?), no alarm clock near the nightstand. It's across the nightstand next to the television. Watch it with the free "continental breakfast" - that only means muffins, yet it's right next to the warm breakfast items, making it easy to get confused and go for the good stuff. That happened to me. Even after I explained to them that the front desk told me breakfast was included with the(over) price. Tricky on their part. The hotel was ok and I did enjoy the shuttle to the parks, but it was just average and I paid $180 for one night. WAY too much for this level of hotel. I do not recommend this hotel. For that price, there are other much better hotels in the area.

    3
    « Hidden Charges »

    This Best Western is perfectly adequate. Nearby to Disney Springs and all things Disney, and easily accessible to/from I-4. My only major disappointment was being slapped with an almost $30 charge for parking and some "special services" I think the Front Desk called it. If I knew the price of my stay here would go up over 25% upon check-in I would've booked somewhere else.

    4
    « Ok Stay. Extra Fees »

    We stayed in room 403. The beds are super awesome and very comfortable. There is a 32" tv, fridge, hair dryer, iron. The balcony is nice. We did NOT have hot water either day. It was hot for about 5 minutes and everyone else had to take cold showers. The AC and Heat are adjustable. Nothing is free at the hotel except Wi-Fi. No free breakfast, no free coffee. The Disney buses are great and they run every 30 minutes. Disney Springs is 1 mile walk. The pools are heated. Parking is $7 a day for self park. There is a resort fee of $13.99 a day and you really don't get anything for that. You do get the buses I guess. Won't stay here again. There are more options with free breakfast.

    4
    « Close to Parks and Disney Springs »

    Clean and comfortable. I found the staff to be very friendly..... when I could find one. The front desk and Valet were standouts. Close enough to Disney Springs if you had to walk, though I decided it was a bit too long for me. The Shuttle service was like clockwork.

    1
    « Disappointed from eastern shore Maryland »

    First I would like to say that the front desk lady was awesome!!! She really did her best to make our stay nice..the rest of our stay went like this.. we check in, went to our room. It seem nice. The lamp in the corner didn't work. Ok no biggie because hey it's just one lamp. The front desk lady called to see how the room was we said ok, really haven't been in the room that long to really check it out other than there's a musky smell. I asked about breakfast she informed me it was $15 a person for a buffett..ok. The refrigerator wasn't cold, didn't keep things cold. I went to take a shower and there was mold in and in the vent in the shower. I went to dry my hair and I noticed there was water dripping from ceiling, and there was mold. Alot of mold..called front desk, front desk lady moved us to 4th floor, Because housekeeping told her that room was clean, Omg if thats what they call clean, they need to be retrained on knowing what clean means..the hallway alone was so dirty, looked like no one had cleaned there in months. When we got in that room the smell of mold and musky smell..The bed wasn't made. The table was dirty, the refrigerator leaked. Carpet was gross, so we called front desk again. Front desk lady moved us to 12th floor, Facing disnesy. It was a double queen. Which wasn't the type of room we wanted but was happy to accept. It's funny how the side facing Disney was so much cleaner. The higher up, the rooms were so much cleaner. Here are some pictures..I would not recommended this place at all. You know the saying you get what you pay for...well this is the place..we thought we got a great deal when we booked..

    2
    « Be Cautious before planning a stay Here! »

    We arrived with reservations that could not be found, we were forced to use services we did not want, we entered into a elevator that smelt, a room that carried a strong odor of SMOKE (non smoking room). I was double charged for my room, (it was corrected after I caught the charge on my CC) the hot water did not work, the pool was not heated and NO light out side. I was not pleased with the hotel and would shop around before choosing Best Western 'Lake Buena Vista for your stay.

    5
    « Lovely and convenient »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Hotel in the past and found it to be very affordable and convenient. The view was spectacular as we were on an upper floor facing the Disney side of the parks and were able to see the fireworks at night. Also, buses left the resort every 30 minutes to the four Disney parks. Disney Springs is only a short walk away ano there was the convenience of shuttle buses to and from in the evening. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. Also, refrigerators are included in all of the rooms. I would definitely return to this hotel when visiting the Disney parks again.

    3
    « Standard Room w/King Bed »

    My overall stay was average. The cleanliness wasn't the best on the ceiling looked like there was mold, hair in the bathroom, food left in the fridge from previous people. Price wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a $8 parking fee per night along with a $14 resort fee per night.

    4
    « Good hotel and excellent location »

    Great place to stay in the Disney area without paying for all the Disney resort fees. The pool is clean and well-kept. We sat beside the pool one afternoon and enjoyed the sun. This hotel is walking distance to Disney Springs. It is a safe walk on a well-lit sidewalk. There is a free shuttle to Magic Kingdom every morning. We took first bus to Magic Kingdom, stayed 15 hours (got our money's worth) and then took the free shuttle back to the hotel. The beds are very comfy. Our room showed a little bit of age, but it was clean and safe. The concierge in the lobby was super helpful. We bought our Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios Adventure Island tickets there. We paid gate price - if you buy online it is a little bit cheaper, and they are more than willing to help print out your tickets there. I would like to give a huge shout out to Alexandra, one of the concierges. She was extremely helpful and kind. We were trying to organize a shuttle to go to Universal Studios. The shuttle to Universal leaves from B Resort which is across the street (it's about $23 USD a person round trip). No one was answering her call, so she actually walked with us to B Resort and organized the shuttle for us. She went above and beyond to provide excellent service. Thanks Alexandra. A fair warning - there is a Wyndham representative who also works at the concierge desk. They will try to sell you stuff. We did not have a good experience with one Wyndham guy. The concierge person who actually works for Best Western Lake Buena Vista was away from the desk momentarily. We asked the Wyndham guy if he could call the airport shuttle to arrange a ride for us for the morning (long distance call if we did it ourselves). He said no problem and arranged a shuttle...joke was on us, because the next morning, a guy showed up to pick us up and he was not wearing any taxi or shuttle service uniform and was in an unmarked vehicle. We chose to not get a ride with him - not sure if he was the guy's friend, Uber, or a taxi company we did not know of. Giving him the benefit of doubt, maybe he was safe...but we asked Denisha, the manger at the hotel check in desk to call us a taxi. She said she did not recognize what company that guy was from and called us a taxi who showed up immediately. Thank you Denisha for ensuring our safety. The taxi was a little more expensive than the shuttle ($60 flat rate to airport instead of $23 each for shuttle)...but the extra $7 was worth it to ride in a marked taxi with a clearly identifiable driver. There is a restaurant called Perkins which is within walking distance of the hotel. Highly recommend - open 24 hours and has amazing take out. We got muffins to bring back to the hotel for breakfast and they were buy 3 get 3 free. Super friendly staff and awesome service.

  • 3
    « Ok but not worth the cost »

    The hotel is nice enough. Do not expect a lot of power outlets or an easy way to plug things into the outlets that exist. Everything has a charge like any hotel listed as a resort. Expect more money for less service. This is a hotel that tries to be a full service resort but is well past its prime in my opinion.

    3
    « NO A/C »

    Hotel was fair, upset that A/C was very loud, and COULLD NOT adjust temp. Called maintenance, and man did arrive to explain that there was no way to adjust temp in the entire hotel, either it is in HEAT mode or COOL mode, with no adjustment allowed! Also, was disappointed that no full breakfast was offered, only small continental.

    3
    « Needs updates »

    Stayed at this hotel a few years ago and loved it. This time, hardly any hot water and water pressure, AC/heat broke and the fix was to bring us a few extra blankets and tell us to turn the heat off since it blew cold air anyway. Buses didn't come as often as I remember. Balcony door closed but uneven with a huge gap at the bottom so it was noisy at night. Convenient place but needs some updates.

    3
    « Close to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) »

    I read the reviews and was hesitant to book but I couldn't pass it up. I'm an annual Disney Passholder so when I have a couple of days off together I try to go. I look for good deals in hotels close to where I'm going because I don't drive to and from the parks once I'm there. The buss service was great, helpful and on time. Keep in mind this isn't the busy season. The room itself was clean, comfortable and quiet. Continental breakfast was included as well. We had two queen beds with refrigerator and paid $92. + tax and resort fee. We received a $25. credit towards any food/beverage purchased at their 3 restaurants/cafe. So we pd total of $240. for 2 nights. Staff were nice and friendly. Will return again.

    4
    « Most recent stay on Hotel Plaza Blvd »

    Very nice for price. Would stay here again. Nice walk to Disney Springs. Easy check in and out. Staff was very helpful. Loved the balcony and view of park. This was our fourth hotel we have stayed at on Hotel Plaza Blvd.

    3
    « Great Value but Needs Renovation »

    I have conflicting feelings as I give this review. First let me say that the staff at this resort is top notch. The receptionists are so kind and eager to help. The maid service was great. The price of the hotel itself was terrific. The rooms, however were a little "tired" and in need of a face lift. New carpet is needed, and the beds are a bit (lopsided) old. An upgrade on the pillows are also badly needed. The room itself was clean and the bathrooms were good. It is an average room at best. The hotel is close to Disney World, and offers shuttle service to and from the parks. It is near shopping and restaurants.

    5
    « wonderful experience »

    Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was very nice, roomy and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Loved the transportation to and from the Disney parks and downtown disney. Also loved that there was a Disney store in the hotel. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

    4
    « Great hotel, horrible food in restaurant. »

    The hotel was very good, clean, convenient, close to Disney Springs. We ate at the restaurant located inside the hotel - Trader's Tex-Mex, and it was so bad that it's difficult to find the proper word... Awful seems to cover it. Food tasteless, out of a can quality with no seasoning, rubbery shrimp, stale, horrible, and with all these qualities, it took forever to get served even though there was only one other table. Place was empty and now we understand why. Very disappointing. Hotel was wonderful, just don't even think of eating at their restaurant.

    4
    « Reasonable place to stay... »

    My family stayed here for one week in October 2016. We decided about 5 weeks in advance to travel to Disney. As you can imagine most of the Disney hotels were sold out and some of the other available hotels at Disney and in Disney Springs were either sold out or priced too high for what we needed. So, we settled on the Best Western Lake Buena Vista. I booked our transfer from Orlando International to the hotel through Mears. Transportation. This also included the return trip to the airport. We arrived at the hotel at approximately noon. Unfortunately our room was not available. The front desk staff advised us that we could leave our luggage in a secure room which we did. We took what we needed in our backpacks and went to Magic Kingdom for the day. We eventually returned to the hotel and checked in at about 10pm without any issues. Our room was on the 10th floor. We paid for the upgrade to have a room with views of the fireworks from Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Our room was pretty clean, it had a new carpet and the beds appeared new as well. The beds were also rather comfortable. The bathroom was fairly clean however there was visible mold on the sink under the faucet. The thermostat in our room didn't seem to function properly. It was always very cold in the room. Our room was equipped with a safe but it did not work. I mentioned it to the front desk staff twice. Once they said they would have it fixed immedatley and that I wasn't required to be in the room and the other time I was told we needed to be in the room for the facilities personal to enter the room. In the end we made do without the safe and took our passports with us. We opted to eat breakfast at the various restaurants near the hotel. There is a Perkins, IHOP, Denny's, McDonald's and several other restaurants for all meals located within a 5-8 minute walk from the hotel. The restaurant at the hotel always appeared empty and we couldn't find a menu to review so we just opted out of trying it. There is also a 24 hour grocery and pharmacy store located in the plaza with the McDonald's. All of our lunch and dinner meals were at restaurants at the Disney parks or at Disney Springs. I should mention that Disney Springs Outdoor Shopping Center is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel and it is a great place to enjoy nightly entertainment, dining and shopping. The hotel has a pool. We did not use it as we were too busy. It did seem awkward to get to. I was told you needed to walk through the restaurant to access it. The buses that take you to all of the parks pick up and drop off in front of the hotel. The buses run every half hour. We found it very convenient. The bus for Typhoon Lagoon doesn't run all day like the buses to the other theme parks. All in all this hotel served its purpose. We just wanted a reasonable place to sleep at night. The hotel shows its age compared to some of the other area hotels but for the price and location we were happy.

    4
    « Great place - needs some work on services »

    Excellent location to Disney Parks and buses on property. Great room with best internet so far I have found even at Disney resorts. Lower rating than excellent due to issue with TV quality and getting new towels when I called. Neither were fixed/provided but that was the only blemish. Also, a little pricey but has small shops in lobby that carried nearly everything you could 'forget' to bring as well as a wide variety of snacks and drinks.

  • 4
    « Great Vacation spot »

    I was very pleased by the attentive staff, convenient shuttle service to surrounding Disney areas, well-cleaned rooms, and various shops. I was able to find almost anything I needed or forgot at home within the hotel.

    4
    « Great Hotel- People not so Great »

    The hotel cleanliness and appearance were wonderful. I was pleasantly surprised with how nice the hotel and room were. Everything seemed recently updated and clean. The staff was the only downside of my stay. I felt that the person who checked me in was not very friendly. She was not rude but just didn't seem to care that I was there. Also, several times during my stay, there was a person standing out near the elevators monitoring the lobby. She never once greeted anyone nor did she smile or offer anyone any assistance. On the other hand, the employees in the restaurant and snack counter were very pleasant.

    4
    « Good option »

    Good location on Hotel Blvd, about 15 min walk from Disney Springs and on all the shuttle routes, and less expensive than similar hotels in the area, so a good option for visiting Disney World for a family holiday or business.

    3
    « Disappointed »

    Having stayed at this Best Western numerous times we have seen the quality of this hotel fluctuate from good to poor. Located on Hotel Plaza it is situated close to Disney Springs and the bus circulates between all the parks from the front door. Many times on certain days the base price is extremely enticing. There is a pool, but with all the times we have stayed here, I have used it but once. It is not as attractive as other hotel pools. You have to walk through a restaurant and bar area to find the pool. If you have children, you need to be aware that at one end of the pool it drops down to eight feet. We have encountered where the hot water was turned off an entire day. On our floor the ice machine did not work. This past time our room was not cleaned. We came back to the room after 3:00 PM and called the front desk. It wasn't until 4:30 when the maid finally came. I told the maid to give us our daily supplies and forget about cleaning it as we were already situated. Nothing was ever mentioned by the front desk when we checked out. I don't know if these problems are due to management or ownership. A big plus are the four elevators that move fairly quickly. If you come down about 9:00 AM, however, you may have to wait for an extended period of time due to the traffic. This is a rather large tower hotel. If you can swing it, obtain the side facing away from the street. The I-4 noise on the balcony is rather intense. The Disney view will cost you extra. We quickly noticed parking has changed where a $7 charge is levied against the bill. Parking was always free here and that was a neat quality about this hotel. No more. With the resort fee, taxes, no breakfast included and now the parking fee, you have to be aware of the total price when staying at this Best Western. There are other worthy hotels nearby. There are good people that work here like the man from Morocco at the front kiosk store. There are excellent waitresses that have been there for years. Previously, I had written a review about this Best Western and gave it a ?Five.? Nevertheless, ?Caveat Emptor? rules and I have to share with you issues we have encountered. If you found this review helpful in any way, please press ?LIKE? to let me know.

    3
    « Best Western Lake Buena Vista »

    The concierge when asked directions repeatedly told me she was unable to give me directions to my conference hotel because she was unfamiliar with the area. As a concierge knowing where things are is literally your job. She was also sleeping at the desk. The hotel manager was rude to her staff as well as customers. The business center did not print. As to be expected the food available in the hotel is overpriced for the quality you are getting. The hotel rooms were decent in size but the bathroom is small. This hotel charges you more then the hotel and its services are worth because of the location. My over all stay was fine, not great but not poor. The hotel just needs a lesson in customer service.

    3
    « Convenient Location, Comfy Rooms, OK Service »

    We were very happy when we arrived at the hotel and were given room keys before official check-in time. What we were surprised about was finding the room already occupied. Turns out the new trainee at the Reception desk made a slight mistake entering the room number. We still got into our room soon after arrival, and were very happy with the room. We had a nice view overlooking the area. We could see attractions and the sunset while sitting on the balcony. The beds were very comfortable and we got the requested fridge and microwave as well. The TV was pretty fuzzy (not that we needed it, but it's something to wind us down before bed). Maintenance came right up to look at it, but said it was the cable in the wall. I have a feeling it's been the cable in the wall for a while. The problem wasn't fixed before we left. There was very little "outside" or "hotel" noise, so we slept very well. Oh, although we made reservations for our stay on another website, there is a $15 "resort fee" per day you'll be charged upon arrival. We had dinner at their restaurant (Tuesday night), but were unhappy with the wait time. The place was pretty empty, but we waited about 15 minutes before being seated. Turns out there was a skeleton crew on that night because it's usually a slow night. That's fine for them to plan that, but when there's only 3 tables ahead of us... So, we ordered a Wipe Out and Tropical Hoover to start while eating the tortilla chips. We ordered the carnitas, which were very good. Some of the food (salsa, black beans & rice) tasted like it was from a grocery store instead of being made on-site, but it was still good. We also ordered the Club Wrap - it was average. Shuttles to the Disney parks were every 30 minutes, so no problems getting there or back to the hotel - just make sure you take the "B" bus. They usually run to an hour after parks close, but double check with your driver. They also have a taxi that hangs out. You can grab it whenever it's there or schedule it (like to Universal). Otherwise, if you don't have a rental car, you can Uber or take the Lynx bus. Disney Springs is walking distance. I must say that we were not impressed with the "Guest Services" (concierge) desk. They had little information, were usually on their personal cell phones or wanted to get you to take the Wyndham hotel tour to receive a gift card. They could use a LOT of help in learning the area and getting answers to tourists' questions. The valets were very considerate, nice, and more helpful than guest services. So, there are some areas the hotel can improve upon, but I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

    2
    « Unfortunate stay »

    We stayed here before, but with all of the issues we had this trip with the hotel from start to finish, I do not think we will stay at this hotel again. From not being told about all of the "Fees" when we checked in, to not having the type of room available that we reserved, to items turning up missing that were there in the morning, and nothing being done for us except a comp meal, this was one of the worst hotel stays I have ever had.

    2
    « Not Happy »

    The hotel was convenient to Disney Springs and we were able to walk there. The lady who checked us in gave us a room so we were able to see the fireworks at Magic Kingdom. When we checked out there was no one available at the desk or valet area for over 30 minutes. We tried calling but no one answered. Multiple guest were inconvenienced by this. We left without officially checking out. When I called afterwards the person said "OK". No service recovery.

    4
    « Enjoyable stay »

    My only comment is keep the plates hot in the restaurant for breakfast. Lovely beds and view of Lake Buena Vista. Location very handy to the new Disney Springs if yu have a car and if not the bus takes yo in the evening. We did not do any Disney parks.

    4
    « Great hotel for families. Conveniently located! »

    We stayed here recently on our trip to Disney World. The location was absolutely perfect. We had transportation that night we arrived from the hotel to Disney Springs which we enjoyed very much, as well of course the following day to the park. Our room had a really nice view as well with a spacious balcony which I wasn't expecting. We tried one of the hotel restaurant specials too and we fell in love with a dish with steak fajitas..OMG..it was the best beans I had ever tried!! Truly delicious!! Look it it if you visit! The only negative thing I have to say is the room and hotel overall I believed needed alot of updates and some renovations..the electric plugs in room were quite old..carpet too. Other than that the beds were very comfortable and the staff at hotel was super-friendly. :) The last day I was there I called the front desk to let them know we were Best Western Reward members and we wanted the stay to reflect our points but she mentioned she was along and very busy..

  • 1
    « Arrived at hotel with NO ROOM reservation ? confirmed with hotel weeks ago!!!! »

    This was an EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT this weekend as I had arrived from a long drive and upon checking in, my name was COMPLETELY not found in the system. MY RESERVATION was NONEXISTENT and WIPED OUT with no history of it in the system or information per the checkin with Felipe at the front desk. If you can not organize your employees to be able to find reservations properly, or find out WHY it was canceled, then you NEED NEW EMPLOYEES. Also, as I am currently trying to fix the situation, Kelly the RESERVATIONS DIRECTOR thinks it's perfectly "fine" and "hotel policy" to CANCEL your reservation if you arrive after midnight even though you have PAID and CONFIRMED the reservation. So as in rectifying the situation, BEST WESTERN has had the most WORTHLESS CUSTOMER SERVICE ? READ ON.....As you can see from previous reviews, I enjoy this hotel and have stayed often, about twice a year for the past 5 years I have been visiting Disney for the weekend. I also use Best Western rewards. But this time, I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the UNACCEPTABLE service I received this past weekend on my reservation from October 14th and for the weekend. I had booked via Expedia on Sept. 13th. I had called the hotel directly on Sept. 21st to ensure that I had a KING room and not a double room, as happens often when you book with a third party. I was ensured via the general manager (pressing "4" to be connected with general manager) that my reservation had come in with a king bed. I had arrived late at 1am after driving for hours after work on Friday night from Miami. I have arrived late many times before as I always do that SAME Friday night drive from Miami. Like I said, this is NOT my first time staying here. I had called at 5pm Friday to leave a message as a COURTESY that I would be arriving after midnight, but as I have stayed here many times before and always arriving late, this did not irk me. I had to leave a message with the general managers phone number which is directly at the hotel, as upon calling the "general reservations" department, they said they were unable to put in any "notes" on my reservation. Aside from being unable to reach the hotel directly, having staying MANY times at this location, I did not expect an issue as my reservation is PAID for and CONFIRMED. However, this was about to change as when I arrived at 1am, Felipe was unable to find ANYTHING under my name, saying that I had never had a reservation at all in the system. This was extremely frustrating as I had the confirmation via Expedia, as well as I informed him that I had called Best Western directly on Sept. 21st to ensure a king bed, and my reservation was clearly in the system at that time. This is UNACCEPTABLE. To have a reservation and you show up and you have NO reservation, is the most ridiculous and WORST customer service I had EVER had in my LIFE. Especially from a place that I frequent and frequently arrive at the SAME TIME to every Spring and Fall for my Disney vacation. I have spoken with Kelly, the Reservations Director but she has nothing to tell me except that I need to make sure I call and tell the hotel I will arrive after midnight as the computer then DELETES (!!!!) your reservation. This is extremely and blatantly RIDICULOUS. People arrive on late flights, with no access to phone, their phone dies while driving for 4-5 hours, I have never heard of when I make a reservation and I PAY for it, it gets CANCELED on me. As a matter of fact, YOU, BEST WESTERN have my information and could have attempted to contact ME! If I don't cancel my own reservation, YOU DO NOT CANCEL MY RESERVATION!!!!!!!!!!! So at the moment I was unable to get another room in Best Western, as Expedia called to fix this (even though it was BEST WESTERNS FAULT) as the entire hotel was SOLD OUT. This means MY ROOM that I apparently according to Kelly, the Reservations Director, had until MIDNIGHT to check into, was given away for the entire weekend, WITHIN THAT HOUR ? my room was basically SOLD to the highest bidder who walked in so they could MAKE MORE MONEY as oppose to me booking WEEKS AGO. This is by far the WORST and most IRRESPONSIBLE type of customer service there is ? that you cancel me and SELL my room to the highest bidder if I'm arriving after midnight!!!!!?????!?!?!?!??!?!?! This is extremely frustating as Kelly the reservation director, as well as the entire Best Western department, thinks that it is "FINE" and "hotel policy" to cancel your entire reservation after midnight. I could see a policy about having a "no show" but directly after midnight??????? Give the customer some time, a hiatus for situations or delays!!!!! As well as I have a hitory in their system of staying there, plus a REWARDS card. For members who have been historically ACCOUNTABLE and checked in with ALL their reservations, they give NO CARE or MERIT to knowing that I am a REPEAT customer!!???????? Many people travel hours, are delayed, are driving and don't want to dangerously make a phone call, and don't have the phone number on hand or want to GOOGLE it while DRIVING at the last second either. There are many reasons why this policy is UNACCEPTABLE. Everyone has been extremely UNHELPFUL in this situation as Best Western Lake Buena Vista Reservations Director said she could only "refund" me and that it is "HOTEL POLICY TO CANCEL RESERVATIONS." This is an unsettling hotel policy and terrible customer service for repeat customers. I have again, stayed here countless times without an issue....always arriving at about 1am as this is simply how long the drive takes me. I can't BELIEVE the AUDACITY on the hotel's part to simply cancel reservations. I was unable to find a hotel via Expedia trying to make this right, as the entire area was SOLD OUT on this busy weekend. I ended up having to wait until 7AM from 1AM, spending 7 hours WAITING and on phone to relocate a hotel who could check us in latenight, as many hotels "roll over" their books for the next day. Needless to say this vacation started off terrible from a hotel that I KNOW and TRUST and have rewards at. I WILL NEVER GIVE BEST WESTERN LAKE BUENA VISTA OR ANY BEST WESTERN MY SERVICE AGAIN. AND NEITHER SHOULD ANY OF YOU as apparently they think its "OKAY" to JUST CANCEL your PAID RESERVATION if you are arriving a minute later than their ill-advised cutoff time of midnight. I am still working with the WORTHLESS CUSTOMER SERVICE of this property, I will update if they can rectify my situation, but as of now, this has been extremely frustrating and highly disappointing.

    4
    « Convenient Best Western »

    We have liked staying at this Best Western because of the convenience of the location, the friendly staff and the comfortable rooms. This time we were also able to go to the lounge/bar which we found quite nice again because of the friendly staff but also reasonable prices and quick food service. The only problem was the amount for resort fee: $14.00/night and self parking fee: $7.00/night. We had stayed here before (that's why we rebooked) but didn't see anything about the parking fees until we checked in. Handicap spaces that used to be convenient are now part of the employee lot.

    5
    « Surprised!! »

    We always stay at a Disney World property when visiting Disney World. We were not able to secure a reservation on Disney property for the weekend of 10/7 - 10/9. Everything was completely booked. We decided to take a chance and stay at a Hotel in the Disney Springs Area on Hotel Plaza Blvd. and chose Best Western for the balcony and resort views of Disney Springs and we were not disappointed. We were on the 8th floor and could see both EPCOT and Disney Springs from our balcony. Very nice! We were thankful that they let us check-in even though Hurricane Matthew was looming. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The WiFi worked fine in our room, no issues.The staff was friendly and accommodating. We did have to pay for parking and full breakfast was on the pricey side. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone visiting Disney/Disney Springs. We had an enjoyable stay!

    4
    « Overnight »

    Great place to stay. Booked through TripAdvisor. Beautiful and great employees! Always willing to help with whatever we needed. The only thing didn't like was our view of the heat pump. Wish the view had been better.

    4
    « Good choice »

    This is a good place to stay with reasonable rate. I was attending a conference and this hotel was close to my conference (5 minutes walk). The only problem was that, there was not ceiling fan on the bathroom.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Staff was so polite. They went out of their way to help with directions and even gave us a coupon book for local attractions. Gift shop also let us pick up a few things we forgot to buy in Disney. Walking distance to Disney Springs. Buses pick up every 30 min for Disney parks.

    5
    « Phenomenal Hotel for the Price! »

    We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. We took advantage of the shuttles to Disney and they really saved us from walking everywhere or spending money on transportation. We will definitely return to this property!

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This was the second time I have been to this hotel and I would go back a third time! Rooms are a little out dated but they fantastic, balcony is great. Breakfast buffet is always wonderful, especially the Mickey waffles! It's within walking distance to Disney springs and free shuttles to all the Disney parks which is awesome. And across the main road there is a bunch of stores and restaurants which we visited quite a few times as well as a 24 hour supermarket. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    3
    « This hotel was what I expected »

    The hotel was clean and quiet. The rooms fine and the pool was fun (but not well lit at night). The breakfast in the morning was tasty and the Mexican restaurant was average for dinner. It was nice to get a free child meal for each paid adult. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    The hotel was excellent and I loved the view from the balcony. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the room was excellent. I would stay again. The bus service to Disney springs and the parks was a life saver on the feet.

  • 2
    « Horrible Experience »

    We checked into the hotel on Saturday, Oct 8th at 9am. They gave us a room and stated that it was ready so we went to the park without checking the room. We came back at 10:45pm and took our things upstairs to our room ready to sleep after a long day. Upon walking into the room, for the first time, I saw that both beds were not made. I saw a lingerie/pajama in one of the beds. The trash had not been thrown out of both bins and there was something plastic in the toilet. The furniture from the balcony was also inside, which I believe is because of the storm that happened on Friday morning. I immediately called downstairs and explained everything that happened. The gentleman asked me if I went into the room when I checked in twice within thirty seconds of the first time. He then stated that housekeeping would be coming to my room to assess the situation. Within five minutes, someone from housekeeping came to our room and saw everything. I believe her name was Marie, she was very nice. She asked me the same question and took us downstairs to get a new room when I explained everything to her. I explained what happened to the manager, Pablo C. He asked me the same things that both people asked me before. I felt as if I was being accused of messing up the room considering how many times I was asked this. I showed him the pictures that I took. They gave us a new room and removed the resort/parking fee charges. The new room was clean but we ended up not going to sleep until midnight because of everything that occurred.

    5
    « Always a great stay! »

    This Best Western is always our first choice when coming to Disney, if not using our time share. Staff is always friendly and they have always honored our room requests. Vicky, the bartender is always so friendly, and she remembers us, by name, every time we visit. We always eat at the bar, and have never had something we didn't like. Parking can be tough if go somewhere and come back late, but they will have you park in the Valet parking area (no charge) The convenience of having shuttles to the parks is AWESOME! They run pretty much on time, which is rare for most places. The shuttles do not run the Downtown Disney (I just can not call it Disney Springs. Stupid name) until 6PM, but it's only about a mile walk, or for like $6, the hotel has a taxi that will drive you.

    3
    « Close to Disney Springs! »

    The main reason to stay at this hotel is the location is within walking distance to Disney Springs. There is a also a free shuttle that will take you to all the Disney theme parks. The hotel itself is not fancy but the rooms are clean and for a family on a budget it is a good choice. Only stayed one night and it happened to be a free stay so the next time I am in the Disney area I will probably stay somewhere else.

    5
    « Older hotel, but remodeled rooms, nice views! »

    Pablo, at the front desk, was extremely helpful in checking us in, giving us helpful hints as to what was going on at Epcot (when he found out that was where we were headed), and letting us know that we could buy our Disney Epcot passes in the lobby Disney store, just inside the front door of the hotel. The convenience to all the Disney facilities was fabulous. The shuttle took us from the hotel, right to the Epcot Center. September is probably not the best month to visit Florida, because of the humidity, but the pool at BW was very welcomed at the end of our days. We had called some of the Disney Hotels first, before we chose BW, and the prices were extremely ridiculous! Outrageous!! I don't know how families do it. We are regular BW customers, so were able to use points for both of our nights...PRICELESS!!!!! The only thing we were disappointed in was the restaurant in the hotel. I guess since it was "off season", that could have made a difference. As we entered the restaurant, and were seated by a nice young man, he gave us menus and promptly left...and never returned. There was only one other table of patrons in the restaurant, so it wasn't because he was busy. We took our menus finally and moved over into the bar area, where the bartender/server took good care of us. Would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Nice Place To stay »

    Even though I had a rented car, I used the bus that stopped in front of the Best western every 1/2 hour to go to the Disney parks. The car was handy to travel to Universal Halloween horror nights and hit the Florida mall.Our room was clean and had plenty of towels and hot water. We had a refrigerator to keep our stuff cold. If you stay here get a Disney view room, you can see the parks fireworks while standing outside on the rooms private balcony.

    5
    « Great stay »

    We had a great room- Epcot and Disney Springs view was awesome. Definitely recommend getting the Disney View Room. The balcony is awesome...I forgot that they had those, and the room had everything we needed, plus a fridge. Also all the amenities they have in the lobby is very convenient (food shop, convenience "store") and the restaurant in the hotel was really good for breakfast in the morning. Delicious breakfast buffet. The waitress was so nice, as well. My husband and I have stayed at many hotels, and this was one I would definitely come back to. We were in Orlando for my husbands softball tournament at the ESPN part, and it was only 10 minutes away from there, and the other Disney activities and parks. Great stay!

    2
    « Hotel needs major room renovation! »

    I've stayed at this hotel before. In the past the value seemed to fit the price, but after this last stay, I would probably not recommend this hotel. The room we received had a damp carpet and mold in the shower. My wife is allergic to mold and her eyes swelled up. We went down to the front desk to explain our situation and we were asked "if it was ok for someone to go into the room to check it out" and we replied "yes". When we got back from our day out, we went to the front desk and asked what they decided to do? The reply from I think John, a short older balding man was " I have no record of this in the system". Instead of him looking into it further, he told us "he could do nothing and have a nice evening". This took a total of 3 days to get resolved and it was only because we spoke will Danielle, who gave us a key to another room just below our current room, and asked that we take a look and make sure there are no issues. The room was not great, but no mold and no damp carpet. I do appreciate Danielle helping us, but unfortunately it came 3 days later and it took us to push the issue. This hotel needs major renovations in the rooms and needs to eliminate the mold and mildew and beat up furniture. Your hotel offers nice deals, but I would rather pay a little more for comfort and peace of mind knowing it is clean..

    3
    « Disney Springs visit »

    If you are looking for a clean, no frills hotel that is close to Disney Springs, this is the place for you. We were able to check in quickly and parking and resort fees are far below other hotels anywhere in Orlando. There is free transportation to the Disney parks. TV was disappointing, no HD and very limited channels. Hot water was not particularly hot. No lobby ambiance, but it was a great inexpensive place with courteous staff members.

    4
    « Stay at Disney »

    Was enjoyable but never brought extra towels like we asked and the tv station CBS was replaced by Spike. It was great that they had bus service to the attractions that picked you up right in front and dropped you off there also. Close to a lot of restaurants and the expressway .Disney Springs was within a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Grounds were kept up.

    4
    « Warm welcome, Beautiful room »

    My wife and I first want to thank Danielle at the front desk. This is our third visit in the last 2 months. Our daughter is working at Disney and we've always been happy at LBV Best Western. We especially appreciate that Danielle remembered us and showered us with kindness. We made our reservation online for two queen beds, but she was able to accommodate us with a King room. It was roomy and comfortable with a beautiful view. We have plans to return in a few weeks and this is where we'll stay (the wife is hoping for room 1414 again. Check it out if it's available). Also, being close to Disney Springs, and having transportation provided to the parks is always a bonus.

  • 5
    « 30th Anniversary Visit »

    We always stay at this hotel when we visit Disney. Love the area and the hotel. A brief walk to Disney Springs. Good food and drink in the restaurant and bar. Have the wings. They are better than most of the "wing" places that specialize in them.

    4
    « First trip to Disney »

    I would say overall it was a good experience. The hotel rooms and bathroom do need some updating because it was a bit darker within the room and hallways. The amenities and bus shuttle service were good. The shuttle drivers were courteous and informational. The staff we encounter were very friendly and professional, as well as helpful.

    5
    « Very Convenient and Good Value »

    We went to the Disney parks, but we also wanted to spend most of one day at Disney Springs. The hotel is within walking distance to this shopping and entertainment center. The hotel represents good value, and the bus schedule to the parks is convenient.

    5
    « Excellent »

    This hotel was wonderful. they went over and beyond expectations to make sure that our Anniversary was awesome. They gave us a free upgrade to a Disney view and the view was incredible. We watched fireworks from 3 Disney parks. Very romantic.

    4
    « Excellent View »

    This is a real nice hotel with comfortable beds, free continental breakfast and cold AC. If you get a room in the back, facing Disney, you have a great view of the Epcot and Universal Studios fireworks displays.

    2
    « Never Going Back »

    I recently stayed at this Best Western and had an okay experience. We were upgraded to a firework viewing room which was nice. The room was large and felt comfortable although the hallway smelt funny. We decided to go back two weeks later as we are Disney annual pass holders and wanted to stay close to the parks and Disney Springs. When we arrived in Orlando we checked into our room before check in time because we were going to be at Magic Kingdom late and thought it would be better to do so. We arrived back at the hotel a little after 1am. When we went to pick up our keys no one was at the front desk. We saw someone in the office eating and he finally came to the desk after about 5 minutes of us standing there. We were given our keys for a non-smoking room. When we opened our door the scent of cigarette smoke was STRONG! I called down to the desk multiple times to see if we could switch rooms. There was no answer. We lugged everything back down stairs to get it solved. We were given a new room. This time the AC didn't work well. It was set to 68 but felt more like 78. There were a ton of extra fees on our bill and the room ended up being the same as a Disney value resort. I would highly recommend staying on Disney property and not wasting your money here.

    5
    « Excellent Location for Disney/Sea World and Value for Money!! »

    I stayed at this hotel with my family while visiting Sea World and Disney Parks. It was ideally sited for all Disney Parks with a free bus running from the hotel to most parks including the water parks. For Sea World we travelled by Taxi. The hotel itself is very close to Disney Springs (walking distance) and also to a vast selection of restaurants to suit all tastes. There is a couple of shops in the hotel and a restaurant but we didn't dine here, along with a buffet/shop style diner where breakfast can be purchased. We found it easy to eat breakfast in our room; there is a good supermarket close by, a fridge and kettle in the room and a suitable table to sit at. This was ideal as we were always in a hurry to leave for the parks early in the morning. There is also a reasonable sized pool at the hotel, nothing fancy but great when the temperature is hot and you have a little time to spare after your visit to a park. We visited the pool one morning before we left, had the pool to ourselves- it was lovely. Overall all though this hotel is fairly basic but there are big comfortable beds, plenty of space and good facilities; the location is excellent and the hotel is reasonably priced. I would definitely come here again. ( I have given the hotel the rating of 6 because it has so much going for it as regards visiting the various parks with a family, if you like to spend a fair amount of time at your hotel this may not be the one for you.)

    5
    « Fabulous Hotel »

    Although I think the $15 resort fee + $7 parking fee is a little pricy, I liked this hotel. (Perhaps include breakfast in that price.) The bed was super comfortable, the staff couldn't have been anymore helpful (even at a 2a arrival), the room was super spacious, towels fluffy, pool was nice, a market, store, Mexican cantina, and ticket desk all on property. Though we didn't use the free shuttle, a lot of families did. I will definitely be back the next trip to Disney. I can't stress enough how awesome the staff was and made me feel at home. Good work.

    4
    « Great value! »

    Great location with comfortable staying, excellent value for the money. Fridge with a supermarket nearby does help a lot with the budget ;-). Closeness to Disney Springs an extra perk. Disney shuttles provided, what more can you want?

    5
    « Great Hotel with a fabulous balcony view! »

    Such a neat and clean hotel! Loved the balcony and the rooms were very spacious. Everything worked great. The only thing I would say I would change would be the beds. They were a tad uncomfortable. Breakfast was a little pricey but my husband and I liked the bar being open late for drinks and food after a long day!

  • 5
    « Such a great hotel for the price you pay »

    Stayed here for a third time and again everything was great. Loved the bus service to the Disney parks and Downtown Springs. Love the location which is close to a shopping center that has a grocery store and many restaurants. And I of course loved our room. The bed was comfy, the internet was good and it was quiet (we were on the 7th floor). So if you don't want to spend too much at the Official Disney hotels, choose this hotel. It basically has the same things accept the airport and cruise port transportation.

    5
    « Very Nice Place »

    We enjoyed this hotel the 1st time, we returned again. It was about 5 years between trip and the hotel was nice, clean and comfortable. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The pool clean and refreshing. The beds so cozy we slept in. The Disney buses come right to the hotel on a regular schedule, so convenient. The are shopping centers with food store within walking distant. The restaurant food is tasty and service friendly and quick. The little market is an added convenience.

    5
    « Outstanding Service & Value »

    Picked this hotel through a special savings offer as an alternative to more expensive choices on Disney property and we were amazed by the incredible service & value for the price! The staff bent over backwards to anticipate our needs and offer extra services we didn't expect.

    4
    « First stay at this hotel with the new management »

    Rather disappointed that after actually discussing the room # that we were used to having with the reservations, we got to the hotel and were given a totally different room. We made a change but still did not get the room view that we had asked for. With new management we let it go as we know most of the staff there and enjoy them. We will stay again as we feel (and hope) that it is just new management getting a hand on things. One front desk clerk from our other stays is still there and she made us feel very welcome (Deneshia). The dining staff also all recognized us. We were not able to meet the new General Manager on this trip to get to know him. The front desk area of the hotel could use some new decorating ideas, but we are planning to stay again hoping it is just the changeover of the management.

    5
    « Location, Value, and great staff »

    The staff at this hotel are among the best ever. The manager down to the restaurant staff go out of their way to make your stay a special one. My only minor complaint was the bathroom was a bit tired, with a some of the paint peeling on the ceiling, and a hook on the back of the bathroom door was missing. The rest of the room was wonderful and comfortable, and squeaky clean. The balcony is spacious. Buses leave every 30 minutes to the Disney parks. This is a great hotel and I will stay here again. It's a bit of a long walk to Disney Springs, so arrange transportation!

    4
    « Nice quick trip to Disney »

    Hubby and I took a two night, kid-free trip to Disney. Stayed at Best Western close to Disney Springs. We used bus transportation to get to and from the parks. We found the room was spacious, nice and clean (1221) but in need of an update. Bed was very comfortable as well as the pillows. We had a balcony with a view towards Universal Studios. Next time I will pay more for a Disney View. We used Valet parking, but found that it wasn't worth it as self parking is very close. Valet parking was so close, we just picked up out keys and walked to our car. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « 15 minute walk from Disney Springs »

    I found this hotel to be very nice but not exactly "walking distance" after a day at the Disney parks. 1 mile away is a 2 mile walk there and back, not to mention all the walking at Disney Springs. There is bus that leaves every 30 minutes but the hotel staff told us it was easier to walk. We purchased a salad at the little snack shop and it was expensive and the worst salad I have ever eaten,. The room was spacious and clean, staff was very nice.

    4
    « Anniversary Trip »

    We've stayed here before and was happy as the previous times we've stayed. Was super happy to get a room that faced Disney Springs and the parks as we were able to see the fireworks nightly. My only complaint is as the resort fee and parking fee, to me make it one fee for it all. But all in all would stay here again!

    5
    « Great hotel and close to all of the Disney parks »

    The lobby is stunning and a welcome sight for the long road trip we were taking. The most annoying thing about the stay was that we were accosted by time share salespeople trying to hock "free" tickets to Disney parks. Our room was on the 14th floor. The walk out patio was great and we had a great view (not of Disney, but still really pretty). The room was very large and had a couch, chair and coffee table across from the bed. After a long day at the parks, it was great to have food to eat onsite. I'm not really a fan of Pizza Hut, but I was happy to eat a few slices of pizza after a long ride on the park busses back to the hotel. The guy that took our order at the food area was very nice and said the food would be ready in 16 minutes... Sure enough, 16 minutes later, it was ready to go. The only downsides to having a patio outside with iron chairs and tables outside of every room, is that when your upstairs neighbors open and close (more like slam) the door and then drag the chairs across the patio, you hear it, and it shocks you awake.

    4
    « Good choice for a reasonably priced Disney Hotel »

    My criteria for a hotel for this visit was a midrange hotel near the Disney Parks at a reasonable price. This hotel met my expectations and even had some unexpected perks. The hotel is in a convenient location, about 12-17 minutes from the Disney Parks. Being close to the interstate entrance was a plus. Across from the hotel were restaurants, both fast food, and sit down dining. Within 10 minutes of this hotel is an outdoor mall with a good selection of stores. I also visited Harry P Leu Gardens, Mellow Mushroom restaurant, Tibet-Butler Preserve, Epcot and AK. All were within 16 minutes of the hotel. The hotel lobby was clean and included a well-stocked little store that had snacks, lots of juices and drinks, toiletries and other items you may want for your room. I was impressed with the selection. There is a Mexican restaurant in the lobby that looked decent. I checked out the menu, which included vegan options, but didn't get a chance to eat here. Next time. For sale also are sandwiches, salads, yogurts and other snacks in the refrigerated area. I also saw a tiny Pizza Hut. Lots of food choices in the lobby is always appreciated! The carpet on the 5th floor is pretty gross and smelled. This is my only complaint as it was badly in need of a wash or replacement. Yuck! We stayed on the 5th floor with a balcony that faced the lake and the pool. We stayed in room 514 with a king bed with all the basic amenities. The fridge temp control was broken but I only had water in there. The room itself was clean and smelled fresh. The towels were scratchy but not as bad as a Motel 6. The shower was clean but the water was only one temperature. Not a huge deal as I prefer hot showers. Overall this Best Western was very nice and on par with other BWs that I have visited. The front desk staff were SUPER nice, pleasant and funny and that makes for a positive experience for me. Thank you so much for storing my guitar while I went to a park after check-out. I was so afraid it would melt in my car! Parking was ample and easy, and there were many shady spots to chose from (I am from Florida so I know the tricks ha). Always appreciate a big parking lot. Good job staff at this BW, keep up the good work!

  • 4
    « good place to stay »

    This hotel has a good location, a little walk to Disney springs and close to other restaurants and shops also. The staff are nice and polite. The room and hotel wasn't flash but it was clean and a decent place to stay. The mini fridge was replenished with complimentary bottles of water everyday which was handy. There is a bus stop right outside and one over the road which will take you to seaworld on the number 50 or transfer to the number 8 at seaworld to go to universal. Same for the shopping outlets just cross the road for the number 8 if you want to go there.

    5
    « The best hotel staff EVER!!!! »

    When we arrived, we arrived a day late, our luggage was not delivered till 5 days later, our holiday was set to be a disaster from the start. HOWEVER, Pablo and his team absolutely made our holiday, they did everything possible to make our holiday as good as it was. I want to personally say how grateful I am and how much the kids enjoyed our stay - THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH ;-)

    4
    « No Frills Value »

    This hotel is great for anyone looking to stay on Disney property without paying the astronomical prices of the Disney owned hotels. It's location can't be beat. The room was modest and very basic but the views of the theme parks were incredible! We saw at least 3 fireworks shows from our balcony, I definitely recommend paying the extra few bucks to be on the "Disney facing" side of the hotel.

    5
    « Best Western Orlando »

    Close to Disney rooms were clean, great views in certain rooms of pond, all rooms have balcony view however rooms facing back of parking lot give view of dumpster, weight room small , pool in good shape - excellent buffet dinner- very helpful with parking , setting up Disney tours and shuttles to airport.

    5
    « Always a pleasure »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista on several occasions in the past and have never been disappointed. We booked two rooms for two nights and visited Disney World with the grandchildren. Walked out the front door to a waiting bus each morning which took us right to the entrance to the park. Very convenient, and was included as a part of the reservation. Enjoyed a great breakfast each morning and ended the day at the pool each evening. Quiet, convenient and priced reasonably for a hotel close to Disney. Always a good experience and I am sure we will be back real soon.

    2
    « Tired and Noisy »

    We booked a last minute stay and were not expecting much, we just needed a bed for 2 nights during a quick Disney visit. The staff at reception were great and friendly and overall lobby appearance was good, however once in our room you could see how tired the room was. There were plenty of maintenance issues in the room, loose and leaking shower, electrical sockets loose on the wall and one bed sheet was ripped. Our room was behind the elevators and they could be heard all night moving and rumbling past. This was only drowned out by the loud air conditioning unit. As we only used as a base just to sleep we didn't report any of the issues as for the price we didn't expect much.

    5
    « Wow! »

    I am so thankful for the professional and courteous staff!!! It was storming terribly on our drive in, so I called the hotel and spoke with the manager Pablo. He took care of us from that call until checkout!! I'm so appreciative of knowing that we were in good hands. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and the pool/bar are definitely a plus. We will stay here every time that we're in Orlando :)

    2
    « Fair place to stay, but there are better in the same price nearby »

    Stayed in 1706. Room smelled musty, with damp carpets to match. Further, they left a black film on my feet after a few minutes, leaving me to run around in sandals inside my own room. Now, this was a double queen room, and we have a queen bed at home. The beds in this room were barely a full. Ran out of hot water after 10 minutes in the shower. Several hairs around the bathroom and on the towels that did not match the blue hair on my wife's head, or the green on mine. To boot, it's a tiny shower at around 6'10" clearance - especially when you're 6'4". The continental breakfast was alright. Parking was a bit confusing, but sufficient. Location is nice. For the money (in the $100-$150 USD range), I'd stay a mile down the road at the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista. Stayed there at least four separate times, and have found it to be a consistent experience (no free breakfast, though it's only a $9 buffet, and catered by the attached Applebees).

    4
    « Very Helpful! »

    I was so impressed with the staffs helpfulness! My boyfriend and I both being under 21 needed a clean room in a clean hotel WITH shuttles to and from the parks and Best western had it all. We had a great time at the park and a nice ride home and nice place to stay with the shuttle service!

    5
    « Amazing service you don't need your car at all »

    Love this hotel! Service is amazing we arrived almost at 2am and they had already turned down our beds for us left us a great welcome note with my name and all had all the extra stuff I had requested. The front desk person asked if there was anything I needed since he saw we were with kids

  • 5
    « magic kingdom visit »

    everyone was friendly and very helpful The girl in the gift shop was very helpful in making ourfirst visit to magic kingdom memoriable the staff was friendly It was kid friendly which was nice with a 3 and 6 year old

    5
    « Family holiday »

    Picked this hotel for location to disney springs which was great only about five minutes walk from hotel .If you turn left you will reach a lot of different restaurants which was a bonus .The hotel was great it had a lovely restaurant , a small cafe , disney shop and a corner shop where you could buy most things .The staff were great nothing to much trouble every where was very clean .PLEASE don"t listen to the negative reviews I am sure you will love this hotel .Thank you to all staff for making my grand-daughters 21st surprise so special

    5
    « great holiday »

    could not fault this hotel food was great as was every one who worked there . Only five mins walk from disney springs hotel buses to disney resorts are a bonus I would recommend to family and friends .Lots of car parking ,.Do try this hotel I think you will enjoy it

    5
    « pleasant place to stay »

    very convinient, near Interstate 4, store shop eat arround the hotel, Disney springs very corteous employe, nice view, comfort, safe, enjoyable, shutle bus to theme parks. This is our first time to stay at best western and would love to visit best western again

    5
    « Disney Visit »

    Enjoyed my stay for sure! All staff members were friendly and helpful!! They made our visit fill personal. I will stay at this hotel again and again! Close to the parks with transportation. Rooms were clean and enjoyed the balcony to watch fire works from the Park.

    3
    « Best Western or Nah »

    This hotel has a great location next to Disney Springs. This was a last minute getaway to Disney and we were happy the hotel was clean. We also had a Disney view room which was great because we got to watch the fireworks from Epcot from our balcony. This place is great for a short stay. Pool was a bit small, the lobby had gift shop/convenient store and bus shuttles to parks.

    5
    « Great hotel Great Price »

    Clean rooms with a great view. Close to Disney Springs and close to non-Disney food and markets. Beautiful pool and wooded grounds. The staff is attentive staff and the overall atmosphere is very relaxing.

    5
    « Great summer vacation »

    Thank You Best Western in giving our family a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. The rooms were spacious, comfortable. and had a great view. Staff was friendly. The shuttle service to Disney was great. Saved so much hassle getting to and from the park. Loved how we were so close to Disney. My kids enjoyed the pool too. The only disappointing thing is that the Disney Springs shuttle doesn't start to run until 6:00 p.m. So if you want to do afternoon shopping you would have to drive or call taxi. The hotel is within walking distance, but too far if you have small children. Otherwise, great hotel. Looking forward in staying here in the future.

    4
    « 2 Nights here for Disney »

    We recently stayed here for two nights during our recent visit for Disney. The resort is very nice for the price. There is a morning buffet, a marketplace to order to go food or grab a quick snack, a bar and a restaurant....a bit pricy but all is at Disney. The room was very nice and clean. We had an amazing view!!!! We could see Disney Springs, Epcot and more. There is a nice pool, small arcade and a few shops. We were able to walk to Downtown Disney from here as well. We did use the buses for the parks, they are just as effective as the Disney resort buses. I would recommend this place as an alternative to staying onsite.

    3
    « One time stay... »

    My family and I stayed at the Best Western for 2 nights during a recent trip to Florida. We checked in very late, after 11:00 PM. The staff member who checked us in was friendly and informative. Our room was acceptable. It was average size, with a small deck, two beds, a pull out sofa, and a refrigerator, but seemed somewhat dated and in need of paint, etc. However, when I entered the bathroom, I was shocked and disgusted to see a sink filled with dirt, hair, and filth. I tried calling the front desk, but to no avail, likely because of the late hour. I was forced to clean the sink myself- gross! The next day some of my family members ate breakfast at the small cafe downstairs. They said the cashier was very personable and there were several options. There was also a restaurant offering a buffet which resembled the complimentary breakfast offered at other hotels; I am unsure of the price, but it was not included with the stay. The lobby had two stores, one Disney themed and the other Florida themed. In addition, a shuttle to the Disney parks was offered. There was no fee for self parking. Valet was offered but for a price. When we returned to our room the second evening, very tired and hot from a fun day at Disney, we were again aghast to find the sink similarly dirty as the preceding night. I called to report the problem and spoke to a manager. He sent housekeeping to clean the sink and gave me a partial refund for the room. While I appreciated this gesture, I will likely not stay at this particular hotel again. There are several competing hotels nearby with comparable pricing and amenities.

  • 3
    « Greatbase to vsit Disney Attractions. Great "special" rates. Efficient shuttles. Close to resurants, shops. »

    Positives. Regular and efficient shuttle system to all parks. Within 5 minutes walking distance to shops and restaurants Based on other TripAdvisor feedback, We called and reserved a room on the 17th floor. Great view over the lake and evening fireworks. Negatives. Hotel staff could be more helpful. especially regarding travel to the airport, as they were rudely persistent on using their contacts. We used UBER, which was the best alternative. The hotel could have been maintained and improved(cleanliness is within management's control)

    4
    « Comfort »

    Clean, comfortable resort. Patios overlooking Orlando with a beautiful view. Nice for coffee in the morning. Beds are comfortable. Great night of sleep. Friendly, professional staff. I go to Orlando several times a year and this is one of the places I like to stay.

    5
    « Dr. D. Bernard »

    My family had the best time ever. From the point of check-in, the service was fantastic. Douglas was most courteous and made the check-in seamless. The next day, the staff at the restaurant made our stay equally special. Thank you all. We have added this location as a favorite for our next visit to the area.

    5
    « They really take care of you! »

    I booked this hotel on a Saturday afternoon with my daughter and husband arriving in less than two hours. We are locals celebrating her 30 birthday at Disney Springs (Disney fanatics) and I didn't want them to drive home, and be able to relax the next morning. I made the reservation online and called the hotel to ask if they could give them a nice room for her special day at this very late notice. They upgraded the room on the 15th floor with the most amazing view of Epcot and Disney Springs.. It was the cherry on the cake! They had an amazing time at DS and came back to see everything all lit up.. Thank you to the sweet reservations specialist and the front desk staff who made this happen.

    5
    « Great value »

    My wife and I enjoyed 4 nights at the resort. It was very clean and relaxing. It was extremely easy to access nearby I-drive activities as well as enjoy the Disney Springs and Disney Boardwalk without spending ridiculous amounts of cash. We also enjoyed a relaxing day by the pool. In the end, we had a wonderful time together and we look forward to bringing our children back with us for future fun.

    3
    « Surprise trip !! »

    So we were not supposed to return to florida again so soon but we found an amazing deal and went for it!! we stayed here last year decided to stick with what we liked. This year I had some concerns... 1) there was a sheriff's car on the grounds 24/7. Not sure if this was in regards to recent events or due to the parking spaces (2) that I saw one night with shattered glass. 2) from the first day we checked in the hotel didn't seem as clean as when we last stayed. When we got to the 11th floor where our room was, we stepped out of the elevator to see 4 trays of room service stacked on a table that hadn't been taken away. (This was around 4 pm) Those trays remained there for a 1.5 days. There was always debris in the elevator our room was fine except some wall paint that was peeling near the tub, otherwise it was ok. 3) Parking situation....this was really disappointing. They started charging a fee to park your car, even though the security gates had not started being used yet. How can you charge for a security feature that is not even in use yet??? So all in all..yes there were some issues this year. We still did enjoy our stay, however, things would need to improve for me to consider staying here when we return in the future. PS i do have to thank the person working the desk late evening of 7/28, we decided to stay another night due to change in travel plans & he gave us a discounted price on the room so we really appreciated that.

    3
    « Guest »

    Stayed for 7 days in 503, Price is reasonable, staff friendly, lobby was clean and had a modern look. WiFi very slow, room could use a more detailed cleaning. The ac for the rooms comes from a central system and our room never cooled down to our desired 70. I would search other area hotels before booking here.

    3
    « Fine for a short visit »

    We stayed here on out last night visiting Disney World before we went home. Check in was quick and easy. The room was a bit outdated, but clean and comfortable. The location was convenient to Disney Springs and overall a decent hotel. However, at checkout I was disappointed when my total price was much higher than advertised online due to a parking fee and a resort fee added on. We had stayed at Disney resorts for the 3 nights prior to this stay and didn't pay separate resort or parking fees. The total I payed was only about $20 less than a Disney resort room which is much closer to the parks and with more atmosphere. Next time, I will just stay on Disney property.

    3
    « Good Value »

    Good Value but they need to do some cleaning and make minor repairs on broken items in the hotel room. Seems like they put all of their attention on the lobby area. Staff was extremely friendly and the bus to Disney was a perk.

    4
    « FM Holiday »

    Great location, excellent value and very clean. Staff was very friendly and informative. Only issue was the pillows were too bulky. Overall we will definitely stay here again. Also the drive to Disney Springs is only 2 minutes!

  • 5
    « Disney world vacation »

    Stayed at Best Western lake for a week for a vacation with my family and it was a very memorable vacation for us. We had a big room with great views. The hotel is clean and the staff is great and friendly. The only issue I had was the breakfast that was not worth the 14usd it cost. We had it once. Our stay at the hotel made our trip to all theme parks easy with the frequent busses at the hotel. I would definitely come back given a chance.

    3
    « Nice view »

    I arrived at 4 pm. I was able to get a good rate plus 2 tickets to Disney Quest were included. The room was a view of Disney fireworks which was great. We took the shuttle to Disney Springs and it was pretty quick. The room was nice. The only problem was the coffee maker didn't work. I addressed the coffee maker not working to the front desk at check out and the attitude was oh well. Coffee at the hotel was $3 for a small cup and thought that was too much. I stayed one night. Was happy to have reservation for Pop Century the next day. The hotel is nice but for nearly the same price I'd rather stay at Pop Century.

    5
    « Beautiful view from our room ! »

    We stay an overnight in this hotel. When we got there our room was not ready. They said that would be ready in 1 hour. So this hotel is close to Disney Spring and thats what we did. When we went back to the hotel they told us that our room was given to another person. So we were given another room with a nice view. The breakfast is pretty good.

    2
    « Proximity great, cleanliness is a problem »

    I stayed at this location after a Disney Cruise. Big mistake!! I wasn't expecting the same level of service or cleanliness as Disney, but the fact that Best Western is affiliated with the company I thought I would get close. I booked through my companies employee discount site and have stayed at other Best Westerns on business so I trusted that this location would be suitable for my family. Where do I begin? Stained carpeting throughout, mattresses that are so concave you can barely get out of bed, bathroom door didn't have a lock, drains were very slow, fixtures were loose and the paint was badly peeled away or chipped in the bathtub. A smudge that closely resembled blood held my attention every time I had to be in that bathroom. Housekeeping did not clean the rooms. Beds were made with the same linens and new towels and wash cloths were placed in the bathroom however the old wash cloths were left in the room. Pool area had food on the ground and the housekeeping staff was in the area but never thought to sweep. I was in the second floor overlooking the roof of the restaurant which was covered with discarded cigarette butts. The proximity to Disney parks and Disney Springs is very tempting but I would never stay here again. Do yourself a favor and book elsewhere.

    4
    « Attending Disney Institute or just visiting Disney World »

    We are vacation club members but we always stay At least one to two nights a year at the Best Western- it's within walking distance of Disney Springs and you can easily drive to any park since we haven't used the bus service there. The front desk has always been great as well as the rooms and always nice and quiet at night for resting for the next big day at Disney! We will continue to stay here and recommend it to anyone and sure there are cheaper resorts out there but it's not expensive to stay here and the quality and location make it well worth the maybe $10-$20 difference.

    5
    « Can;t wait to go back »

    There are plenty of rooms to choose from in Orlando, no shortages of options. This particular one was chosen for price and distance to many places we were visiting. Even with the parking it was not bad. We did not use all of the amenities as we had to keep on schedule so some things I am not able to review.

    3
    « "Not bad" »

    We recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We had a lovely view from our balcony. This along with the location are the best parts about this hotel. The rooms are decent looking, they have a refrigerator which helps a lot especially if staying with kids. Our bathroom faucet was leaking when we checked in, by the second night it went from leaking to running water, it sounded like someone was taking a shower the while night. We figured the housekeeping would take notice of it and have it repaired and since we only had one night left we didn't feel like calling to complain and switching rooms. Nobody ever came to fix it so I guess housekeeping didn't call it in. Our phone was not working. We ordered room service one night at 9:15pm one men he said they were open until 11pm and the other said until 1:00am but when we called we were told the kitchen was closed and all we can order is pizza Hut. We did, it took over an hour for us to receive the order... and they sent chips instead of fries because the kitchen was closed. Yet they made us the pizza... On a positive note, the breakfast buffet was great! The staff there is incredible, so friendly and welcoming even though we got there 30 minutes before closing. They made fresh food and took great care of us. Would I recommend this hotel? Yes because of the balconies, location and view. As long as you are a picky person and don't spend much time in the hotel.

    4
    « Beatiful view from the suite »

    We had a regular king bed room but they upgraded us to the suite because they were booked. The room was beatiful and spatious, everything was clean except a few long hairs in the bathtub walls and a drawer, underneath the tv, that had some used clothes im guessing pertaining to previous guests. But besides that we were really happy with our stay and the staff was really courteous.

    3
    « Would probably not return. »

    Booked one night stay using Mousesavers rate. I should have just booked Disney value. Would have cost me the same after the parking and resort fee plus would have been happier. First no one at the valet when we arrived so didn't know where to leave car when we checked in. Waited 12 minutes to check in. Keep in mind one person at reservations desk and he was helping guests who had obviously been at the hotel for awhile because they were in their swimsuits. No idea why took so long because ethylene were speaking in Spanish and it took him 3 minutes to check me in. Person across the lobby at concierge was on her cell phone the entire time. Finally checked in and found out had to pay $7 to park my own car. Hotel lobby was very dark, dated, and smelled weird. Pool and gift shop were very depressing. When we got to room we did have a nice Disney view that I paid for which was the one positive. Toilet didn't work and too three calls to get a hold of someone. Was told water not working which confused me since the faucet worked. Someone came up 45 minutes later and toilet then worked. Beds very comfortable but worst pillows ever--glad we had our own. Location convenient to Disney Springs but so are others. I come to Disney a few times a year and like to try different resorts. This one is a "do not return".

    3
    « Pretty good »

    Be forewarned: no comp breakfast and $40 for two days parking. The room was clean and quiet. The bartender lady was so genuine and friendly, a real gem. By five pm, The pool area was littered with wet hotel towels and there was not a dry one to be found. But it was an okay stay overall.

  • 4
    « Get together with the Grands »

    Great location and amenities for the price. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Disney Springs...so we decided to walk. Hotel staff are very pleasant, professional and always willing to help. Lots of choices on the breakfast menu, we especially enjoyed the made to order omelets

    3
    « Great location/value for traveling with 2 teens on a 3 day 6 park binge »

    We've visited Orlando as a family many times over the years from staying at time shares to staying at the Yacht Club on Disney property, so when my two now teenage kids and I decided to go on a 3 day 6 Orlando theme park marathon we decided we did not need a fancy hotel as we would not be spending as much time there and it just needed to be centrally located and the BW LBV fit the bill. Cool Points: The price was right for the week we stayed, probably the cheapest hotel on WDW property Location actual on Disney property in the Disney Springs area "Free" Internet, although note it is probably included in the "resort fee" along with parking Bus transpo to Disney Rooms with balconies They were running a $11(off of the $14 regular price) breakfast buffet, but we did not participate Check was quick, although we arrived at 2am and no was at the desk for the first few minutes as we looked around the lobby. Not so cool points: Room was clean, but with some signs of wear and tear Parking - confusing entrance to self parking, small self parking area relative to employee and valet

    1
    « Disgusting! »

    Diarrhea on the back of the toilet when we arrived ... Air conditioning that didn't work ... room was hot/sticky all night ... shower didn't drain ... standing in a pool of water for showers. Beds were lumpy/hard ... Room lighting made it look like a dungeon. Avoid this place.

    4
    « Good value for the money »

    GREAT location. Easy access to WDW parks by free shuttle. Easy walk to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) for shopping and restaurants. Less expensive than many other hotels in same area. Comfortable rooms.

    3
    « Great Location...Ok Hotel »

    The hotel staff is very nice and they certainly try to help. However, I had to go to the front desk three times because the room key did not work. When we spoke to maintenance worker he said, "that happens all the time" They did try and correct situation by paying for breakfast one morning. Carpeting through out hotel is stained and lobby furniture is quite worn and unappealing. Rest room was not cleaned, they changed towels and that was it. They charge you if you would like a microwave in the room. They charge you $13.99 per night RESORT FEE. We used the pool once, never used the fitness room and parked our own car EVERY NIGHT. That RESORT FEE IS A WASTE OF MONEY. By the time we walked out it was an extra $187.00. Room had chipped furniture. Next time I will try another Disney Spring Resort Hotel.

    4
    « very nice reasonable priced hotel »

    We really enjoyed our stay here. We were pleasantly surprised at the value for the room and service we received. We would certainly recommend this hotel. It is not too far from Disneyland (about 8 km.) We went to a convention there & it was half the price of the hotel at the center.

    3
    « Great location, but hotel needs remodeling »

    The good: exceptionally easy convenience to access Disney Springs. Shuttle service is great but if you choose to walk it is only 10 minutes. Staff was incredibly friendly for the most part. The bad: the hotel is showing its age. Carpets are worn/dirty, linens/towels are worn out. The general condition of the rooms/hallways just need a facelift. That said if you don't plan on spending much time in the room it will suffice. Breakfast was mediocre at best. The ugly: showers drained incredibly slowly which is disgusting. Air conditioning was minimally cool set down to 60F! Restrooms in lobby were in terrible need of cleaning. If you want a convenient location and don't really care about the "wow" factor of a hotel, it's not a bad place to stay. That said the hotel itself could use some improvements. Also, I booked this trip through trip advisor for $85. The charge showed up as "cancelon". However, there are two additional pending charges from the hotel which just showed up, one for $45 and one for $15. I believe the one for 15 is parking which I am ok with, the other may be a resort fee. Neither of these charges were brought to my attention as a condition for staying there when I booked which I am unhappy about. They just showed up. Beware...

    5
    « Great stay! »

    We stayed at this hotel during a quick Disney trip. We have annual passes and usually stay at a Disney value resort, but the prices were high so we chose this hotel since it was at Disney Springs. The room was big and clean, and we had a Disney view room and were able to see all of the fireworks at night from Disney. Of course they were not as amazing as being in the park, but my kids enjoyed watching them from out hotel balcony. The pool area was nice and clean. We had trouble with our in room safe- our daughter changed the code by mistake, and they sent up someone within 15 minutes to fix it. We will return here again if we can not stay at a Disney resort. They do offer buses, but we chose to drive to 3 of the parks and it did not take more than 15 minutes. Also, we walked to Disney Springs.

    4
    « Great hotel, great price! »

    We selected this hotel as we planned to spend a couple days at Disney Springs rather than at the main parks and wanted to save some money. It was a great location and better than expected for the price. We requested and received a high floor with a view of the parks fireworks. We saw three shows each night from the balcony, Epcot first straight out from the room at 9pm, Hollywood/MGM Studios slightly further and left at 9:30 and Magic Kingdom even further and to the right at 10pm. The studios show was most impressive from the distance, both for length and types of fireworks. The room was very clean and in good repair and very spacious for just the two of us. Loved the balcony, though the sliding doors are difficult to open, they are very heavy. The hotel was very quiet given its location. If you used the mini fridge, keep drinks in the door as they may freeze otherwise. I could have done without the request to attend a timeshare presentation immediately upon check in. The staff was wonderful, though we really didn't need anything from them, all was well with everything we encountered. We had the breakfast buffet which was just ok, very simple, we'd skip it in the future. The serving staff at breakfast was very good. We didn't have any other meals here so I can't remark on the restaurant otherwise. We didn't visit the pool but it looked lovely from the balcony with the regular pool and a kids wading pool alongside. There never seemed to be many people waiting outside, so I imagine the bus service to and from the parks is frequent and responsive.

    4
    « location, location »

    I like the location. closed to all . I went for a bussiness meeting and thought of how great this place is to take my family. so close to all the attractions Rooms are great for its price. The price is not bad for the location.

  • 5
    « Loved it once again! »

    We were very well greeted at the front desk by Pablo. He fulfilled our request to have a Disney view room which is a must if you like the evening fireworks. Every night we got to watch 3 different shows right from our balcony, my GF thought it was the greatest thing. We'd have diner really quick an rush back to the hotel to watch the 9 pm show I believe from Epcot. It was our second trip to the hotel and we loved it at much as the first, the only downfall this year was they installed a new parking system which now they charge for parking.

    4
    « Good Stay »

    We just returned from our our Disney Trip a few days ago. The hotel is in a very good location, close to Disney Springs and places to eat. The rooms themselves need some TLC as they are quite dated. Overall the room was clean and beds were comfortable. We had a Disney view floor and were able to see the fireworks from our balcony every night. The pool is small. The transportation service to and from the parks is a great asset, timely and quick. Every one at the hotel was friendly and knowledgeable.

    5
    « Excellent Location »

    This hotel never disappoints us. It is a go-to place for short trips to Disney and Disney Springs. Great views of fireworks from the balcony of Disney-view rooms. The last time we stayed we watched fireworks from Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom all in the same night.

    2
    « Watch out for resort fees! »

    Best Western Lake Buena Vista now charges resort and parking fees of over $20 per night. Please add this to your rate when shopping for Hotels. This is disappointing because they were the only hotel on Disney property that didn't tack on a parking fee, and to top in off the gates that are supposed to protect the lot, were always up so what are you being charged for??? Resort Fee is for unclean pool and disney transportation but if you have your own car, Again what are you being charged for?? Very disappointing, I travel frequently and usually the front desk would accommodate by an simple adjustment however to keep a client, this front desk was unfriendly. My advice is to choose another hotel in Disney as Best Western LBV is in decline.

    3
    « Great price for the great location. Rooms need TLC »

    We stayed here for a couple of days between Christmas and New Years, while we were visiting Walt Disney World. Given the time of the year, we got an excellent rate using an online discount code. Our rate was $105/night. Location was excellent. Very close to WDW. We availed ourselves of the bus to Magic Kingdom daily. The morning buses leave on the dot, so make sure you are there at least 5minutes before scheduled departure (top of the hour). However, the night time buses were horrendously late in picking us up. I, along with several other guests, had to call the hotel a couple of times to get an ETA on the next bus. In hindsight, we probably should have just hailed a cab. So about the hotel itself, the lobby area was nice enough; but the hallway and rooms themselves are in need of some major renovation. The hallways had an unpleasant odor everytime we'd pass through. Additionally, the hallways got super loud, as you can hear the other guests talking en route to their rooms or doors slamming. The rooms themselves were clean enough, but really do need some sprucing up. Bathroom was small and dimly lit. Carpet looks like it was from the early 80s. All in all, if you're on a budget while in the Orlando area, and don't mind a no-frills hotel, this place isn't bad. Just don't expect to have a "resort-like" experience.

    5
    « Recent Stay »

    Negatives: Just remember that everything cost something and it's probably not included in the listed room price. Positive: Buses run to Disney like clockwork, close enough to walk to Disney Springs and a 5 minute drive to off park eating establishments.

    4
    « good stay »

    location is excellent, buses available to everywhere, it's really a great location! it is VERY expensive, but, lower than surrounding hotels, very clean, nice people, the restaurant is WAY over priced, as is the quick snack area. Stop at Dollar Tree, save huge $$$.

    4
    « DisneyWorld is the Main Attraction »

    Spent 3 nights here with my family. I usually prefer staying at a higher end hotel, however - this trip was about spending time at the Parks, not at the hotel. As far as a clean, comfortable bed, and buses to Disney all day - this is a win. The breakfast was unimpressive, the restaurant had odd hours, the pool area was nothing to write home about. What made hotel a success for our first trip to Disneyworld with a 3 year old was the busses to all the Disney parks and Disney Springs (formerly downtown Disney). They run *about* every 30 minutes, (it might be closer to 40-45) and made it really easy to get to the park early, come back to the hotel for a little siesta and head back out for the evening. (when I researched other hotels that were not on Disney property the bus times were like a few in the morning and a few in the evening). If your sole purpose is to spend your time at Disney, this is a great property. And the view of the fireworks from the balcony was a nice bonus for the night we were just too tired to go back to the parks :-)

    5
    « Spacious room, conveniently located for family fun! »

    Comfortable beds, nice pool area. Room large enough for sofa bed and roll away both so teens did not have to share beds. Great spot for Disney waterparks and Disney Springs. Staff were very kind and helpful.

    5
    « Would definitely stay here again »

    We stayed at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in 2014 for our trip to Disney. We enjoyed the hotel so much and so this year in 2016 when we decided to vacation at Disney again, there was no need to look for another hotel. We decided to stick with a good thing! The rooms are nice and clean with a refrigerator that is handy for drinks and snacks. The balcony is nice. I also like the fact that there are two dressing areas in the room; one in the bathroom and one right outside the bathroom. So someone can be in the shower and someone else can still get ready outside the bathroom. This cuts down on the time it takes for everyone to get ready. The staff are so friendly and accommodating! The complimentary bus ride to the Disney parks every 20 minutes or so makes it so convenient and you don't have to pay for parking! Also, this is the first hotel on the bus line so there's no need to worry about getting a seat. They do stop at a couple other hotels on the way to the parks but this doesn't take very long at all. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel!! We didn't want to leave!

  • 5
    « High Class and Great Price »

    This hotel is fancy and wonderfully cheap! I was able to book for a night sometime in December for only $100 and given the location of it I think it was definitely a good deal! Great service, friendly staff and very clean! We also had a nice view from our room! The lobby was decorated beautifully too (mostly for the holiday) and loved the Disney shop inside! I couldn't resist! Anyways this is a great place to stay!

    3
    « Great location »

    Well I bought my hotel room with Disney view and I have a breakfast free... The view amazing... Size of the room great with balcony the bathroom... Shower dirty with previous guest room aroun the wall also tub ?? They didn't give me the breakfast because they said expidea never give a breakfast even I show my itinerary and they said they can't... The location is great ohh also they charge extra for parking if you self park when you arrive from the park guess what! Not parking so you have to pay valet

    4
    « Great Price, Great Amenities, okay rooms »

    You don't go to Orlando to stay in your room, but when there you want to feel spoiled. This hotel made me enjoy everything it had to offer, but when it came to the room, it was somewhat dated. Worn carpet and old furniture, but it was clean. I got a great price, kids loved the pool as did I, and the restaurant and shops in the lobby were very inviting.

    4
    « Passing through »

    This hotel is approximately 1/2 to 3/4 miles from Disney Springs. Not a bad walk. Spent many nights here before going in Disney Resorts. Rooms are spacious and clean. The only negative is they are charging fees to park and spend the night at their facilities. I know several hotels have this policy but I still think it stinks to pay to park and pay "resort" fees which can make a $23.00 difference in final bill. Actually we reserved 2 rooms in May and desk clerk try to double up on me till I made noise and then he removed the extra charges which would have been $46.00 per night extra. As for landscape, it is near everything you need.

    3
    « It's just ok »

    It's funny because I'm writing the review while sitting on the hotel room. The facility is old, and in serious need of deep TLC. The beds are good, however and they greet you at the front desk with fruit infused water which is always appreciated. The hotel offers shuttles to the the Disney's parks and they are included, once you register and pay for the "resort's fees". Now, the shuttles do work and the service runs up to 1 am, which is good for those staying late in the parks. There's a restaurant downstairs and they serve pizza and pasta, but is a little overpriced compared to other places. We always had breakfasts at McDonalds, located at the corner. In sum, it's a place to stay, close to the parks if you're not picky and a whatever bathroom don't bother you.

    3
    « Ok to sleep...only »

    This is the type of hotel to only sleep in , the amenities are; small gym, small game room, and small swimming pool with no jacuzzi ( that had algae)....and depending where your room is located you can hear the elevator going up and down all night. The hotel itself is clean and the staff is welcoming. I will not be staying here again because we are the type of family that likes to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel as well as surrounding areas of the town.

    3
    « Fees and more fees »

    Be aware that this hotel has a daily fee and parking fee. I didn't know so, I ende up paying $23 additional per day. Location is great because there are lots of restaurants around and Disney Springs is down the street. However, the hotel is about old and needs some updates like the elevators. These sounded like they were going to break while we were inside. Overall it was okay, watch out for the fees.

    4
    « Recent vacation to Best Western »

    Arrived later on A Saturday. Easy check in. Pretty quite hotel for there to be 18 floors. Rooms clean. Four elevators so little waiting to access. Pool looked good. Staff was friendly. There is an in house convenient area for anything you do not have. A little pricy but most all necessities there. Buses to Magic Kindom, Hollywood Studies, Animal Kindom, and Epcot pick up was right out side the front door. There is also transportation to Disney Springs but only after 6:00 pm. There was a lounge cafe, a quick snack area for chips, sweets, drinks, pizza, ice cream fruit and water. A little pricy on snack items . Restuarant. Breakfast $15.00 each person. Pancakes, waffles, omelets, eggs, sausage, ham, bacon. Pancakes, juice coffee, milk. Restaurants within 1/2 mile you can walk to. They also have a taxi service available outside the front door. I would say to ask for a room on the west side and above the 10th floor if you want to see fireworks from the theme parks from your balcony. Would stay here again.

    4
    « Great value and location. »

    Stayed here a few times now and it is always good. Rooms are nice and the balconies are great. It is a short walk to Disney Springs but you can take the bus and get off at the Wyndham and walk the rest of the way or there is one that drops you on the west side.

    5
    « Wonderful! »

    What a great hotel! We booked as an extra day for our Disney anniversary trip. We booked a "Disney view" room with hopes of seeing Epcot's fireworks. Well, not only were be able to see Illuminations, but also Wishes! We could see Disney Springs, Epcot, and The Contemporary from our balcony. Everything was clean and it smelled very clean (bleach/cleaning supplies) upon entering the room. Highly recommend for close proximity at a great price!

  • 4
    « Disney goer! »

    This is a great place to stay in the Disney Area. My main concern for trip was transportation to and from the theme parks. This hotel has excellent shuttles to and from Disney that run every 30 minutes from an hour before the park opens thru 90 minutes after the parks close.

    4
    « Disney Trip »

    Overall pretty good. The buses that run to Disney Springs seem to be longer then the listed 30 minutes. It actually took us an hour to wait for one and get back to the hotel....the walk takes about 10 minutes.

    3
    « hotel »

    when i first arrived at the hotel i was not impressed at all, was even ready to book somewhere else. i spoke with Pablo at the front desk he made sure i was taken care of. gave me useful information on where to eat with my family. not too crazy about the breakfast buffet being that every morning they had the same things and it was expensive about 15 dollars person. hotel location is very close to disney, close to all restaurants

    2
    « Bathroom and A\\C were a nightmare »

    The room itself was fine. It was updated and spacious. However, the bathroom was horrible and the A\\C had issues. The bathroom had bugs on the ceiling that looked like they had been there a while. There was no stopper for the bath tub. The cold water stayed hot. I turned the shower all the way to cold just to make it bearable. Even then, it was a little too warm. The first night, I turned the A\\C down and it wouldn't run. I had to set it to on instead or auto. It finally cooled down some. The second night, I did the same thing but it never cooled down. In fairness, we didn't call maintenance. My issue is, the staff didn't seem to care about any of this the next day when we checked out. We were not ugly. We were only telling them for repair. They seemed like they couldn't care less.

    4
    « Good value, exceptional service staff. »

    Treated very well at this hotel. Good breakfast. Nice, clean rooms. Quiet. Great view. We were so busy with Disneyworld, we didn't even make it to the pool or Disney Springs! I left my wallet in the business center and the front desk staff retrieved it immediately and put it away for me, I am so thankful!

    4
    « June 2016 »

    This is a very nice hotel. rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Locate close to Down town Disney with shuttle buses that take you there for free. Breakfast buffet was a little pricey, but the food was good.

    5
    « Nice and close to Disney »

    Wonderful hotel, and if you get view of Disney Parks you can see fire works from balcony. The rooms are well maintained and roomy. However, the bus service that is suppose to run on 30 min. timing has some improving to work on. We were there on a Friday and Saturday and waited at the Disney Springs pick-up location both days we waited 50 min. an 55 min.

    5
    « Great functional and access need understanding and accomodation »

    The staff are ADA friendly and know how to be respectful and understanding for those who happen to have a functional and access need. The front desk to the restaurant understand how to do accommodations for disabilities.

    2
    « Staff clueless, hotel not worth price »

    I got a wrong answer to every question I asked. Most of the staff was polite, but no one seemed to know what they were talking about. Hotel was not worth the price. Pretty on the outside, not worth it on the inside. Cleanliness was okay, but housekeeping never left enough towels or washcloths. Times and information in hotel documents such as for room service were wrong. When on vacation you know need to know that you are getting the right answer to basic, yet important questions. The rooms were okay but outdated. This is no where near the worst hotel I've ever stayed, but I would not recommend this hotel as I'm sure there are much better options nearby.

    4
    « One night stay. »

    Our arrival and check in was great. Enjoyed Breakfast. Took bus to Disney parks. The bus service was running behind, so the driver was speeding at times to make up time. Didn't like this. Also waiting for the bus at Magic Kingdom to return was a trick. Hard to locate bus stop. Very long wait and very packed bus. On our last trip, it wasn't so bad.

  • 3
    « Just an Ordinary Room »

    I was at the hotel for a 4-day, 3-night convention for my wife. The meeting room was good. The 18th floor room (The Topper) where we were served meals is really great. It will probably accommodate about 100 people. The view is spectacular. The nightly EPCOT fireworks are easily viewed. Our room was spacious, but in need of an update. The A/C was set on 60 the entire time we were there, but barely kept the room cool enough to occupy . We certainly didn't need any blankets. Housekeeping does not service the rooms in a timely manner. And then it is only a "lick and a promise". The staff is slow and generally unresponsive to requests. There are a lot of better options in Disney Springs.

    5
    « Very nice »

    My children and I stayed at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista for one week. We found the room to be very clean with comfortable beds and an outstanding view. The staff was always very helpful, especially Marie in the restaurant. Marie went out of her way to make our meal the very best. We will stay at this hotel again. Tina Donley

    5
    « Great All-round Hotel »

    The Best Western Hotel in Orlando is highly recommended. The room, including the bathroom was clean, well-kept and a comfortable size. It is accessible to the highway, some shopping as well as to local services, such as 7-11, restaurants and even a hospital, that you can walk to, while being secluded, in beautiful clean, safe and lush surroundings. It has great services including a fitness center lounge, restaurant, snack area and even a pantry, with portable utensils, if you brought your own meal and need to heat it in a microwave (I am Vegan). Great views from the rooms and excellent customer services from the staff at all levels.

    5
    « Best Western @ Disney Springs »

    This Hotel is a very good value. It is clean with excellent accommodations. Internet is included with the stay. I am not trying to knock the competition...but at the Mariot World Center, you have to pay for the internet in your room. It's only free there in the lobby.

    5
    « Best Western Lake Buena Vista »

    This Best Western is beautiful, clean, and convenient to all parts of Disney World. The hotel staff is courteously friendly, efficient, and eager to please. The hotel has full-service features: plenty of towels near the pool; restaurants, snack bars, and convenience store; fitness center; a refrigerator without "mini bar" in the room. (I hate those tricky mini bars!) Thank you, Best Western for keeping the fridge empty! Most importantly, no cobwebs or bird droppings on the room's balcony. I enjoyed my one-mile walk along the garden path to Disney Springs. Next time, I rode the Disney courtesy bus from the hotel to Disney Springs.

    3
    « Great Location ! »

    I had a tremendous bit of luck with this hotel on what was only my second visit to Orlando. It's on Disney property, but not a Disney resort hotel, so there are some perks to be had, but just don't expect Ariel to fluff your pillow before bed. The biggest perk is of course proximity. You are within steps from Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) or as a hotel guest, a shuttle ride to any of the Disney resorts. Or, you can take an Orlando city bus to Universal Orlando (this requires a transfer, but it's still much more affordable than a cab) that drops you off right at the park's transit center & when your day of fun is done, be left off very close to the hotel. The rooms are clean & spacious, with nice views (the higher you are, the better, of course), & affordable. You're going to break the bank on entertainment, so why not save a little on where you stay, especially when there's quality to be had? This is a fine hotel for the budget traveler.

    3
    « ASSOCIATED WITH WYNDHAM RESORT NOT STANDALONE HOTEL »

    Room size was adequate but bathroom was extremely small. Staff was friendly throughout hotel. Check-in could have been less confusing with my reservation. There was no record of my reservation directly made with the hotel. Shuttle bus excellent and easy to use. Hotel clean throughout; breakfast buffet staff provided great service and were friendly but price too high for what is offered. Cleaning staff person did not properly identify herself before trying to enter room. Voice was not loud enough to hear through door and she only tapped with room key which was confusing. Trash was not completely cleared from room.

    4
    « Just what you need! Great Disney bus service! »

    This hotel is the best value in the Disney Springs hotel area. The bus service is really one of the reasons I book this hotel, as well as the value for the price. It has also the cheapest parking/resort fees when you are on a budget. Other hotels in the area charge $16 for self parking, Best Western's is $7 at the moment, which makes it competitive. The room decor may be dated or basic "hotel" look, but it is put together, clean, working coffee makers/hairdryers, housekeeping is perfect with renewing all needed towels, etc etc. Bed is comfy! Just what you need! Staff at front desk is always very friendly. The breakfast buffet is also great. They also have a mini-pizza hut downstairs for you to order pizza after a long day at the parks, which we did! YUM. And they sometimes give you coupons for drinks, pizza, breakfast and more, which we used!

    3
    « Decent for reduced rate »

    We stayed here for the nights while visiting Orlando. Reserved room on bookit instead of through hotel. I'm not sure of the difference in price. Resort fee and parking fee are high for what is provided. The only real added accommodation is bus service to Disney parks. The accommodations are adequate, but not special. The room was just okay with decent bed and room. Bathroom was very dated and request a remodel. Did notice a few bugs, but nothing or of normal for central Florida. The staff was super friendly and hotel is in close proximity to Disney Springs. If you are looking for a budget stay with nothing special, this hotel is acceptable. However, make sure you figure the extra $22 a night for parking and resort fees for which you really get nothing.

    3
    « Do your homework and look at other options »

    Best Western resort Buena Vista Springs Orlando One night layover enroute to Disney world. Initial check in was on par. Booked thru hotels.com they had the best rate. We asked for a upgrade room with a Disney view at the hotel and they made that happen for us. Room is on par. Seemed clean. Everything in its place and seemed to be attended to. The rooms are dated and are in a serious need for an upgrade. With this hotel right outside of Disney, it seems to be used heavily. The pool area on the other hand is in a serious state of neglect. Cups from the bar area in the pool. Pizza box with left over food thrown near the trash can and left for hours. Various other trash by chairs and tables. I understand these actions are a direct action of guest, but there doesn't seem to be any house keeping by the pool. No complimentary coffee. All drinks and breakfast are Ala cart. I grabbed a coffee and then realized it's $3.50. Bottom line the stay here was satisfactory, but I would look a little a harder for other places. This hotel has a $7.00 self parking fee or a $12.00 valet fee. An additional $13.00 resort fee, what ever that is.

  • 5
    « very good attitude for the guests »

    Their attitude for the guests are extremely good. Every time whenever we meet with hotel staff, they said us "hello" with smile and asked us how is our stay and how are we now? Once we claimed something, they tried to solve the problem immediately. Though this hotel is old, their service are very nice. Therefore, we want to stay at this hotel again for the next time. Message for the all hotel staff : Thank you very much for your good services and smiles.

    4
    « Pre Disneyworld Stay »

    Great stay. Upgraded when arrived. Took advantage of the restaurant, small deli/breakfast area, and bar. Friendly,helpful,walking distance to Disney Springs,and other local stores and restaurants. Was able to see fireworks from patio with a great view of area. Room was clean, fresh smelling, and quiet from any street or hotel noise.

    4
    « My review for Best Western LBV »

    Stayed on the 5th floor of this hotel May 21-27 for a trip to Disney. The staff were all very nice. The beds were comfortable. I thought the room was updated and had a nice layout. The cleaning service could have been earlier in the day due to when we came back our refresher around 3:00-4:00 pm the room had not been cleaned on a few occasions. Enjoyed having a balcony view, we overlooked the back side of the building and to the right side you could see a little of the pool. We didn't eat at this hotel. The pool was cold and clean. It would be nice if the transportation schedule came every 20-30 mins instead of 30-45 mins. It took approx an hr to get to a park. We used this service 95% of the time. It was OK.

    5
    « Very nice »

    My wife and I had stayed here in the past and enjoyed in so we thought we would try again. 5he hotel is very nice with good beds and is very clean. The proximity to downtown Disney or Disney springs is wonderful and even makes for a nice walk. The only real disappointment is all of the fees for this hotel including having to pay for parking. All in all a good experience for a very nice hotel.

    3
    « Outdated hotel in a good location - Don't expect much »

    I visited Orlando recently on a business trip and stayed at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista for 2 nights. The hotel is within walking distance to Disney Springs (know as Downtown Disney) and bus services are available there and to the parks as well. The hotel looked fairly old inside and the hallway of the floor I stayed had a funky smell. The room was old as well, but very clean and spacious. The bed was average and the pillows not so comfortable. The room had a large TV; however, very limited channels available and the quality of the image wasn't good. The food selection after 10PM is very limited in the hotel. The kitchen closes at 10PM, even though the guest service book in the room says it closes at 11PM. Service was decent.

    5
    « Perfect! »

    Check in and out was quick and simple. Rooms were very spacious, food delicious and the staff couldn't do too much for you!! The pool was lovely, a little warm on some days but wasn't an issue. This hotel is in walking distance of shops and restaurants, ideal for a base when visiting the parks.

    4
    « Pleasant business trip lodging »

    The room was spacious and had a nice view. My only critic of the room itself is that the bath towels were very rough in texture and need upgrading. I found the lobby area, bar and restaurant to be very nicely decorated. Staff were helpful throughout my stay.

    3
    « Three day visit to Best Western Lake Buena Vista »

    Though the hotel was generally fine, they did seem to be after your money whenever they could. Having paid for our accommodation in advance, we were surprised to be told on arrival, that there was an additional resort fee of $12 per day, plus $11 per day just to park my own car. There was also a basic complimentary breakfast supplied, however to upgrade this to a cooked meal, was yet another $10 per person.

    2
    « Horrible check-in and check-out »

    we waited almost 30 minutes to checkin and another 30 just to check out! The guy kept saying the same things over and over, so you were here for 2 nights, YES! must have clicked 100 times on the mouse, finally we just walked away!

    4
    « Good stay for 1 night, close to Disney Springs »

    I stayed there with my family for 1 night only. It was good, the room is small but comfortable. We arrived late in the night and there was only 1 person in the front desk, we had to wait some time to get the information, but once the concierge came back to the desk the check in process was really fast. The hotel has a nice view of the city specially in higher floors, and one thing we liked about it is that we were really close to disney springs area. Air conditioning is very high all night long, even if we turned it off the room was still cold until the next day. The building is a bit old but it is not such a big problem since it is very clean. The elevators are too slow. We needed more time for check out, and we got 1 extra hour at no charge. There were more people in the front desk in the morning and they were very kind and helped us with everything we needed.

  • 4
    « Really good place »

    This is the 3rd time we have stayed here. Been good every time. Riding the busses sure beats driving and parking. This was a family trip. Had grand kids. Worked out very well. No issues with strollers on the bus. .

    2
    « Hotel in need of updating »

    Just spent 3 nights at this hotel w/my daughter for a Disney World vacation & was disappointed with the facility. Staff is excellent-friendly & helpful but cannot make up for the condition of the rooms. Shabby & rundown, A/C & shower didn't work in first room, transferred to 2nd room & needed maintenance to fix shower. Poor lighting & sliding doors to balcony didn't work in both rooms. Carpets worn out & walls need fresh paint/wallpaper. Beds were comfortable & room was clean. If you don't have high expectations, this would work. Pool & restaurant satisfactory.

    2
    « Very under welmed »

    Stayed at this hotel 30 years ago and the rooms have not changed much. They even still supply you with analog TV. We were right near the elevators. We could not here any noise of people over the loud AC that covered everything. Went to take a shower and got nothing but scalding hot water, almost got burnt. I was then charged to park my car which was a shock. I was not informed of that when I was checking in.

    5
    « Very friendly »

    This hotel was very accommodating and pleasant. We only stayed for one night but it was so fun and relaxing. The guy at the market place was so friendly even late night. The view was very pretty although it took me awhile to actually step on the balconie lol! But it was amazing. A perfect end to our vacation. I would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Nice property »

    Best Western Lake Buena Vista was an nice property. The room we got was very big and comfortable. The room we reserved was supposed to have a king sized bed and be accessible for physically impaired individuals. What we got was on the third floor with two either queen/double beds. Still nice. I like the fact that they had a gift shop, a restaurant and a small little store that had drinks, snacks and other toiletry items. The only issues I had was, first at check-in. The front desk clerk was not very friendly. I joked that the container that read "Wet Your Whistle" which had fruit infused water for guests was empty. His reply was "take your whistle to bed". Then, when I went to take a shower the drain emptied very slowly. I would have called housekeeping/maintenance but it was very late. In the morning I showered again and the same thing happened. Before my girlfriend got in the shower I took apart the drain plug. Though disgusted, I pulled out a HUGE wad of hair and a piece of plastic from a soap wrapper. Once cleared the drain worked fine. I'm sure if the housekeeping staff was really cleaning the tub they would have noticed that it emptied slowly and could have easily remedied the situation. Finally when checking out around 830am I used the men's restroom in the lobby. There were multiple pieces of paper towel on the floor. All told, it is a nice property with convenient on property amenities, great location near plenty of restaurants and shopping and close to the attractions for a good price.

    2
    « Should Not Be a Best Western »

    I have stayed at many Best Westerns so this was a good choice as we had never been to Orlando but you know what to expect with a Best Western. I was surprised that there was no continental breakfast which is very common for a BW as we were booking our trip I was learning nothing was free in Orlando. The rooms are old, plugs don't work, not all rooms have a safe. On the upper floors if you have a shower later in the day (past 8am) there is no cold water so your option in hot or burning hot. Those nice patios are great as long as you can lift 200lbs as the doors stick and are not easy to open, which also mean you get to listen to the person above you open their door (which sounds like a huge suitcase running across the floor). The heated pool....well I now know where all the cold water goes! The valet and food service people were wonderful (this is the only good thing I have to say about the hotel). Front desk people were rude and showed ever dislike for customers on their face. If we ever go back I will be trying a different hotel.

    4
    « Quick Girls Trip to Disney »

    This is a great hotel for the value price! It's clean, quiet, and the location can't be beat! We could see Disney Springs from our hotel room as it is right around the corner! Approx. 20-30 from airport...we took the longer route to avoid tolls. The hotel is about 5 minutes away from Disneys Ticket and Transportation center, and maybe 20 minutes from Universal Studios. Lots of restaurant options nearby, and several drug stores/pharmacies, and Target/Walmart. Staff was friendly and accommodating! There is a small bar on the ground floor to enjoy. We were quite pleased with this clean hotel, and the price. Highly recommend!!!

    5
    « Disney Weekend »

    Clean, quiet and near everything. Quick drive to all the parks,Disney Springs and other resorts. Great breakfast, worth the $14.99 per person. Not thrilled that they recently began to charge for parking. Our second stay there, will go again.

    3
    « The good and the bad »

    I have stayed here on several trips. This time, I was placed on the 2nd floor. The room felt damp all of the time. The air conditioner wasn't working properly. It was checked and adjusted which improved the coolness. There is clearly a moisture problem on this floor. Paint was peeling on the ceiling in front of the air vent. This is an inexpensive location for Disney Springs area. The buses are great for the parks. I would stay again, just on a higher floor. My daughter had a room on the fourth floor. It was better than mine. Not damp at all.

    4
    « Perfect for a quick stay at Disney »

    I read all the reviews before I booked here, the good and the bad. I have to say, upon entering the lobby, i was pleasantly surprised how updated it was (based on the reviews). i was greeted by Denisha, the evening supervisor who was kind and wonderful and helped make my two nights at the hotel extra special for my daughter who was visiting Disney for the first time. My room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the AC was blasting (almost too much - but is that a bad thing in Florida???). We didnt eat at the hotel or use the facilities, we used it as a convenient place to stay in proximity to Disney and it was perfect for that. It was a great price....less expensive per night than the darn Disney ticket. Lots of complainers on here, not sure why, Maybe they expected the Ritz? Again for the price, the staff were all friendly and helpful, the room, the beds and bathroom were all clean, we had a view of fireworks from our room and it was quiet, so when we were sleeping, we stayed asleep. I would stay here again. Last call out again fro Denisha the evening supervisor, thanks again for taking care of our room and making it a wonderful stay.

  • 4
    « My Stay »

    Everything was great until we checked out. I had paid for the room in advance and was told it was for the entire amount for the stay. When we checked out I was informed that I owed another $68 for all kinds of fees. Then when I got home I found they charged my credit card for an additional $75

    3
    « Average to below average. »

    Nothing special here. Older hotel, A/C was cold but loud!! You'd expect a lot more from a hotel in the Disney Springs area. Best thing about the place was the bartender, Vicky. Only reason to stay here is if you get a rate significantly cheaper than anything around.

    2
    « Wouldn't stay here again :( »

    I book the hotel on Expedia for a good price. It was near the airport and check in went smoothly. That's about the only good thing I can say besides parking was free. There were no parking spaces on a weekday. I can't imagine a weekend. The room was semi clean but there were stains on the chair and sheets. We called guest services to extend our stay one, they told us to call back in 10 minutes but never answered when we did. I had to go down to the front desk to ask. I thought they were just too busy to answer but upon arriving at the front desk, they were chit-chatting and standing around. Very disappointing. Then they called us at 1 am to let us know the lights were on in my car but after walking to the car, they were not on. The security officer only spoke Spanish so he was not able to let us know what the problem was. All in all it was not a great stay and we decided to check out early and go to another hotel.

    4
    « A Well Planned Trip to Disney »

    The Best Western was a nice alternative to being in a Disney resort hotel. This is because it has a bus service and is within a half mile to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). The convenience of the hotel has a grocery store near by (right next to a pizza place), pizza (I recommend Flippers or UNO), multiple different eating establishments, and a Dunkin Donuts. The rooms have a fridge, vanity area, sink with full size tub, amble parking (There is a $6 charge daily to park), pool, bar, Tex Mex restaurant (Daily breakfast buffet for $ 13.99), Disney Store, General Store, and a quick snack bar area. The staff was very positive and helpful all the time from check in to checkout. The only problem is that it appears to be under staffed. With season about to begin, I hope that they hire more people to help a stretched out staff. Overall, we were happy with our rate at $89.00 without tax (The rate was $ 69.00, $ 14.00 resort fee, $6.00 parking=$ 89.00). For a $10 upgrade you can even have a Disney view and watch the fireworks at night from your hotel room.

    1
    « Too bad they lowered their standards »

    We had stayed in this hotel many times before and we had always good experience until today. We are currently at the hotel for our sheets to be changed because clearly they didn't change the sheets as we found cloth tags under the sheets from maybe the guests that were here before us. On top of that I had to call twice it took them 40 minutes to come to my room WITHOUT clean sheets they sent us a safe that we didn't request I have no idea why, I told the guy we don't need a safe we need CLEAN sheets so my daughters can go to sleep, so he apologized for the confusion and then sent the cleaning person to change the sheets and she is currently here while I type this review. It was extremely odd the reaction of the staff when I told them we just needed CLEAN sheets it was like they knew like it kind of happens a lot. This was a good hotel NOT anymore don't know if management change but is sad how they lowered their standards but is even sadder that they are not just losing a customer that stayed here many times before but a bunch of customers cause all family and friends that came to Orlando to visit the parks I always sent them here, but not anymore.

    3
    « MLH »

    Some pluses, some minuses. Location is great, an easy walk to Disney springs. The grounds are pretty, but small. Pool clean but again small. The restaurant on site was just average. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The hotel is clean but old. The draw back is many things didn't function properly, the slider in our initial room would barely open. I requested another room so that we could use the patio and we were quickly moved, The staff even brought up our keys promptly. The ice machine was broken, some of the outlets in our room didn't function properly. The lobby was nice and very clean. The patio was a nice plus especially since we had a Disney view room and we were able to see the fireworks at night. The refrigerator in the room was also a plus. The biggest complaint we had about the hotel was the resort fee and we also had to pay to park. There was transportation to and from the parks but it was not nearly as efficient as the Disney buses. When I booked this hotel It seemed like this hotel was a good deal but once parking and resort fees were added it was the same price as some of the Disney hotels, without all the pizzaz that a Disney resort provides. This was a clean, friendly, efficient hotel with a few extras but a boring hotel.

    2
    « This is not a resort »

    First, this is not a resort. It is a hotel. There are no resort type of amenities. The hotel is indeed dated and needs a renovation as mentioned by other travelers. It just looks worn. Beds were uncomfortable and there was enough head and pubic hair to make a wig. I woke up with chest hair the next morning and I do not remember ever having it before I stayed here. With that said, the location is outstanding, rate was great, and the view of Orlando was great too. If you can handle a few aches the next morning, dirty carpet, non resort amenities, hair, stay here. If you are picky, do not.

    3
    « Ok, dated, in need of a renovation »

    We stayed here for two nights in our recent trip to Disney. They offered a shuttle to disney since it is on property. But shuttle wait times were very long for the return trip. Prices are very reasonable. Restaurant in the hotel was great for the breakfast buffet. Really convenient location, near restaurants and stores. Interior was dated. Halls were dirty and scuffed. Rooms were clean, but very dated. Some scratched and marked up furniture. Worn out carpets. Clean though. Kids did not mind. A place to crash for sure, and while at Disney that is really all the hotel is for.

    3
    « Excellent nights sleep, tired hotel »

    We stayed here for two nights in April 2016. The rooms had two queen beds, balcony, fridge, coffe/tea making facilities. The rooms were large. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and we had a really good nights sleep. The decor is a little tired and the hotel is probably in need of an up grade. The check in staff were polite and efficient. The hotel has a small pool and restaurant. A Disney shop on site. The beauty of the hotel is location as your able to use the Disney bus which comes and goes every 30 mins.

    5
    « Great value! »

    Hotel was a great surprise to us. Rooms were clean and the hotel well maintained. Pool area was small, but quiet and clean. Professional and kind people everywhere. Loved the big private balcony at the room. The view from 16th floor was awesome both at day and night. Only downside is that we are at home now, but we are already planning to book again!

  • 5
    « Outrageously great rate for a good place »

    I booked this hotel to spend my weekend birthday with my son and his girlfriend. I wanted to see a band playing in Universal's Studios and wanted them to join me. I had been looking for some hotels with one bedroom and living area and some of the villas and while researching came across BW LBV. The rate was so outrageously good, I booked two rooms and still saved money compared to all I had been looking at. Even to the comparable rooms in the area, it was an awesome deal. We had stayed there when he was little and he is s grown man, so I assumed it was a good deal probably because of being run-down. When I arrived to check in, I asked if the rooms could be on the same floor and they quickly obliged to my request. Libby looked liked it had been renovated not that long ago. I have to admit, by this time I was still a bit concerned, as lobbies sometimes don't go hand in hand with what's up ahead when you get out of the elevator and then into your room. And most probably you have experienced this as many times as I have. To my surprise, the rooms had been renovated as well at some point, but overall, it was just perfect. What an unexpected surprise! Staff was awesome. The valet attendant during that weekend was very welcoming and extremely nice. I want to say his name was Nelson, and I hope I'm right. Really good guy. We checked out went to one of the parks and when we were about to part ways, my son's girlfriend realized she had left a dress behind. We went back and went directly to the front desk. All of a sudden I see the maid as she was walking out the elevator to leave and she immediately recognized us and told us that she had retrieved the dress from the closet and went back and got it for her. She had already clocked out for her shift; she could've had one of the front desk attendants get someone else to get it, but no, she went back for it. By the way, i had run into her before checking out, so I remembered her quite well, she was a really joyful pleasant lady, and she proved that and do much more right then and there. So, as you can imagine by now, I highly recommend it!

    5
    « Our favorite hotel!!! »

    We have stayed here 3 times, we won't stay anywhere else when we come to Orlando. The front desk are always pleasant and helpful. Check in is always quick. Rooms are always clean, housekeeping are always smiling and friendly. As a matter of fact, any employee you bump into is always smiling and pleasant. This hotel is in the perfect location you can either walk to Downtown Disney or you can take shuttle. If you don't feel like going out you can go to bar downstairs and have drinks and dinner, we love Vickie the bartender, she's awesome!! Breakfast is always delicious, my favorite are the Mickey Mouse waffles, Kathy and Meredith who work the breakfast shift are so friendly, we enjoy seeing their happy faces in the morning. It's nice staying in a hotel where the employees are happy to be working there, that says a lot. We can't wait to go back!!

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    Enjoyed it very much. Clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Parking was easy and close. Very nice bartender, had a shuttle to Disney and friendly staff. I would definitely stay there again and reccomend it.

    5
    « Switched form the Wyndham after the much friendlier desk reception. It continued throughout the 4 days! »

    Great staff and services. from the included breakfast through management. The gals at the reception desk provided excellent help as needed. Bus service was prompt and made getting to the parks simple and a money saving method instead of driving and parking fees. We were able to walk to Disney Springs. Will be back on the next trip.

    4
    « Great location - Friendly Staff »

    We stayed here April 9-16 and were glad we did. The staff who checked us in and out were very friendly and helpful. The housekeeping staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location is great, 10 min walk to Disney Springs - a must see for quality cocktails for the parents and live entertainment for the kids. The room was clean but dated - we were fortunate enough to have a room facing the park so we were able to see the fireworks at night from our balcony.

    5
    « One of the nicest stays ever »

    We decided to go to Orlando for our anniversary. Have stayed at several places, we like the Best Western overall. It's local is great, close to International Drive for a lot of the attractions, right down the road form Disney Springs. The hotel is very nice, every room we have had has a great view. We asked for a room facing Disney, we were not disappointed. Called the desk for some extra towels, they were there within minutes. Sat on the balcony and watched Fireworks form Disney. Nice quiet room, Breakfast next morning was great. Our waitress was so nice, made us feel like we had been there always. Only downside, you have to pay to park, Valet I understand but as a guest, we are charged to park our own cars.

    5
    « Brilliant »

    My partner and I stayed here after our first hotel booking turning out to be horrendous, we made the booking at 11pm and checked in at 11:30, they were so helpful and kind, the room was amazing and clean and the balcony had a fantastic view. Would recommend staying here within 5 mins of lots of restaurants and within 15 mins of all Disney parks

    4
    « Good hotel - ideal for Disney world vacation »

    Good choice for a Disney World vacation. Convenient location - with free shuttle to Disney Parks every half hour (the ride back from Magic Kingdom may take 45 mins). Short walk to many restaurants and shops (Crossroads). They do have a restaurant on site, which isn't open for lunch though - room service is available. Tip - Don't get taxi from the hotel stand. The one I got was not metered and over-charged me. Mears taxi is convenient and will pick you up at short notice.

    4
    « Great value, very good location »

    Stayed here for a night while visiting the area. It is located a short walk from Disney Springs and has shuttles running regularly to the Springs and the parks. After many trips to the area (several times a year) t is one of the best value hotels I have found in the area. Found a great rate on Expedia (about $65 + resort fee+parking). Request a high room facing Lake Buena Vista on the southeast side and you will have a great view plus a view of the Disney fireworks. Hotel is very clean, room was very good with a balcony, and the staff is very friendly. Looks perfect for an inexpensive family stay very near the parks. Many restaurants on Vineland less than 5 minutes away.

    4
    « Nice view from rooms »

    I was travelling solo... the staff was excellent and so was the hotel... good food and excellent surroundings .. One can take a walk around very beautiful and green.. an so is the lake around... At night you can see the fire crackers from the Disney World... makes it an awesome sight sight to behold... the sky gets light up!

  • 4
    « Nice hotel with convenient location and few frills »

    We came for a few nights while we were visiting Disney World. Got a special rate so great value for the room--very quiet up on the higher floors. Shuttle service to Disney parks is nice to have. Show up early for the shuttles because they can leave right on time or even a minute early (we missed one that left before the designated time, which was frustrating). Staff was very nice and accommodating. For some reason, our room keys kept deactivating, but they helped us fix it. The bar/restaurant is pretty good and open late, which is nice. Overall, a good place to stay and get around Disney World without breaking the bank.

    4
    « Great place! »

    This time was our third stay at this hotel. I love it. It has a wonderful pool, great rooms and a very nice staff. My only issue is the food service. The quick food place is understaffed, the restaurant is not open early enough, and there are very few healthy options. We tried to buy coffee one morning and waited for 15 minutes just for a person to show up. We gave up and went to the park and got coffee there. Much better coffee at the park anyway. We have never had any issue with transportation to the parks and we have always liked the staff. The bus stops at this hotel FIRST coming and going to the parks. This is important in the mornings. They are usually packed on the weekends. Being first off at night means you are closer to your bed or the pool. Just utilize the fridge that comes gratis in your room for food and you are good!!

    5
    « Great hotel, friendly staff, close to parks »

    I booked three nights through "Tickets at Work", a corporate discount website through my job. I was worried that the room wouldn't be reserved once I got there, even though it was paid for, but thankfully it was. When I arrived, Danielle at the Front Desk was very sweet and made the check in process quick and easy. I work at a hotel, so I know how important first impressions are. Danielle definitely set the tone for a great weekend with her happy, upbeat personality and was quick to answer any questions I had. The lobby, property and room were very clean. The pool was heated and looked very inviting, but I did not actually use it during my stay. It was very quiet even though there were quite a few other guests in the hotel. Did not use housekeeping while there but always saw someone in the hallway. Laundry machines available on our floor, so I'm guessing on all other floors, as well. Great location! Very close to local restaurants and the highway. I was also a big fan of the free shuttle to the Disney parks. I didn't use it on the first day, but after paying $20 to park at Epcot I decided the free shuttle would be my best friend for the second day. I'd definitely book with this hotel again in the future!

    3
    « 5 days at Disney, 4 people, 3 towels »

    I just returned from a 5 night stay at this hotel. In all, the hotel was safe, clean, very convenient, and cheap. There are some issues that may affect your stay, depending on what you are expecting in a "resort" near Disney. 1- For some reason, housekeeping kept giving us 3 towels for 4 people. When requested from the front desk, the towel was brought, or we got one from the housekeeping cart fro the housekeeper. Staff were nice, but why 3? It must be a hotel policy. This was in a complaint I read before going, and it was legit. 2- If you like to watch TV, forget it. Terrible reception, analog, and prob 4 of the 20 stations are not static laden, some to the point of completely unwatchable. Like I was in the 70's again. I talked to the supervisor, and she told me that engineering would check on it, but I never heard back, and the TV was still very snowy. This has been a complaint from other reviews that I found to be true. 3- You get charged $13.50 a day for a "resort fee", well, the only thing resortish is a pool. You do have free wifi (resort fee I guess covers it), but a "resort" I think not! also beware, they tried to charge me parking, and we didn't have a car there, so make sure you don't get charged. 4- It is faster to walk the "less than a mile" to Disney Springs than it is to take the shuttle provided. If the weather is nice, you can walk it in about 20 minutes, straight shot, otherwise you will wait on a shuttle that may take 45 minutes or more, then ride another 15 minutes, and it will eat up your time. Walk it. 5- Shuttle busses will be late. So, don't expect to stick to a strict time schedule, especially coming back from the parks, and good luck, keep your eyes open for the shuttles and their parking spaces. A lot of time was spent waiting to come back from the parks. 6- Save some $$ and eat down the street at McDonalds, Uno, Firehouse Subs, Chevys, and some other restaurants, just a 10 minute walk down the street. 7- Very poor electric outlets. I'm surprised they don't get fined by somebody. The outlets have been so used that plugs fall out, they won't hold in the sockets well, and it can be tricky finding one available, there are not a lot available in the room. Overall, the hotel is in need of updating, but it provided what my family needed, a safe, calm, and moderately comfortable place to relax after a long day at the park. I wouldn't expect to do a lot at the hotel, mainly to sleep and shower.

    4
    « Beautiful and great location »

    Good price, great location, comfortable rooms, and friendly, helpful staff. Really everything you could ask for at a place known for magic. However, I always stay at Best Westerns, and I expect certain things that this hotel did not have... like complimentary coffee in the lobby, complimentary parking, complimentary breakfast and newpapers....small things, but they go with the brand. The room we had was very large, but it was so large that there weren't enough lights to make up for the loss of the sun at night! Just one more big table lamp by the TV would have been enough! Note: There is a 7.00 charge to self park. I knew about it in advance, but I saw some people that were shocked. For the price we paid, it was great. I was just disappointed that they didn't follow the norm when it came to amenities. One other thing, they do share a very convenient shuttle (that IS complimentary!), with the Wyndham and Buena Vista Palace. It was nice to only have to share it with 2 other hotels, it saved on time.

    4
    « Return visit to a favourite hotel »

    We recently spent 9 nights at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista which is the fourth time we have spent some holiday time there.We like to use this property as it is so convenient for visiting Disney with the complimentary buses which go to the parks throughout the day although the walk to Disney Springs is a 10 minute stroll. The rooms are comfortable & clean with a fridge, tv, & balcony although the mattress was firm & pillows lumpy on this visit resulting in a poor nights sleep each night.The worst feature of this hotel is the noise from the road, the gardeners & cleaners who seem to start their duties at 7 am;the staff on the whole are very friendly & helpful The pool is small but adequate with a kiddie pool,sun beds & tables with shade.There is a Pizza Hut on site which is very good but slightly more expensive than the Pizza Hut restaurants;The hotel is within walking distance of plenty of restaurants & supermarkets & offers a return shuttle to Universal for $16.We would certainly stay at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista again as it is such a good base

    4
    « Great Location and Very Clean »

    Very pleased with the cleanliness of hotel. Great location, great service, great rate, great pool. Only complaint was the quality of the breakfast. Disney Springs is so easy to get to from this location.

    4
    « Disney High School Band Trip »

    The bed was VERY comfortable. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly and efficient. The restaurant food is decent but the server we had could have used some training on how to handle more than one table. We waited over 25 minutes after sitting before we even saw an employee and that was after i went to quest services and asked if someone was working in the restaurant. If you can't stay in one of the resort hotels in Disney this is a great option

    4
    « Well-situated, clean option on Disney property »

    Friendly staff, spacious room with balcony, and convenient to both Crossroads' shopping and food AND Disney Springs. Appreciated the sofa bed. Clean! Very safe surroundings with plenty of sidewalks. Easy walk to Disney Springs.

    4
    « Always our first choice »

    This hotel is a great place to stay! Their location is perfect, they offer free shuttles to the park, and they don't gouge you on the price of the rooms. The rooms and beds are comfortable, the front staff, concierge and the restaurant/bar staff are all very nice. The food is very good and the drinks are tasty! The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because of housekeeping on the floor above us. Every morning, we were woken up by the cleaning of the room above us (and I wear ear plugs to bed because my husband is a horrible snorer)

  • 4
    « Great! »

    Great hotel, close to parks. My only complaint is the high price of breakfast. The shuttles were very convenient, and the rooms were very clean. The pool was nice as well. Staff were all very helpful. Never had any trouble finding parking either.

    5
    « Perfect holiday hotel »

    I stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks with my partner and his family and what a wonderful stay we had. The location is perfect if you are looking for somewhere close to the parks, restaurants and shops- it has everything close by- also with a shuttle bus running to all the Disney parks which is obviously fantastic if you don't fancy driving and paying parking charges at the parks. The staff we came across were all so lovely, especially in the restaurant for breakfast. One lady in particular who had worked there for many many years was a pleasure to talk to and made our stay that little bit more special every morning at breakfast. I would recommend heading down for the unlimited breakfast buffet at least once as its great value for your money! The pool was always clean and perfect size for us, however I imagine in the summer months it does feel quite small when it's full up. Highly recommend, Thank you!

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    We stayed here for just one night before checking into our Disney owned hotel. Should have stayed at the Best Western for the entire trip! Bigger, nicer room than our "value Disney resort". Our Disney room didn't have an electric safe or a fridge...BW had BOTH. I guess live and learn. I stay at Best Western's frequently and have never been disappointed!

    4
    « Reasonable hotel for Disney World »

    This is a reasonable choice for those who don't want to spend a fortune on a resort hotel when visiting the Disney parks. The location is good, there are shuttles, and there's a small pool if you have time to use it.

    4
    « Perfect hotel to visit Disney World »

    When I arrived at the Best Western, I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. While it is an older hotel, it was clean, service was excellent and location was perfect! We had one of the suites for the week. They are located on the top floor and have amazing views! They are nice and roomy, so we had a living room to sit in, a nice table to eat at and enjoy the view. There was nothing for me to complain about. We used the pool once, and while it's supposed to be heated, it was not. Other guests told us they turn off the heating when it's hot, but after a few days of colder weather, the pool was freezing. We didn't try the restaurant because when we stopped to ask questions about the menu, no-one could be seen around. We did get some ice cream downstairs though and it was good. Probably the best thing about this hotel is the shuttle service to the parks. We had a rental car for the week, and just left it at the hotel. It was one less thing to worry about. Shuttle service runs every 30 minutes and starts one hour before park opening and runs 1 and a half hour past park closing. The shuttle is operated by MEARS Transportation and serves the hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. The Best Western is served by the B line, which runs to the Best Western, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista and the Buena Vista Palace. The A line serves the other side of Hotel Plaza Blvd, the Hilton, Holiday Inn and B Resorts & Spa. The Best Western is the first stop, so it was easy to hop on and find a place to sit. Depending how early you go and which park you go to, it can get pretty full. If I remember correctly, on bus does Epcot and Animal Kingdom while another does Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Universal Studios is a 15 minute drive away and it was pretty easy to get there. Next time I'm in Orlando, I'll definitely be staying here again.

    5
    « family friendly »

    This hotel is located near downtown disney and a short drive to universal. The Disney view is awesome! The staff is helpful and kind. I have stayed here on multiple occasions and the stay has always been great. Bed are comfortable too.

    3
    « Not the greatest hotel, but location is a plus. »

    The hotel needs desperately some improvements. It looks tired and worn out. I booked a room with two queen beds, but apparently they gave it to someone else, because it wasn't available when I got there. It made me remember the Seinfeld theory about the meaning of a Reservation ! We had fun nevertheless. I won't stay at this hotel again.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    The hotel is very busy or at least it was while we were there. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. There is laundry available if you are staying for several days, which made it very nice. The only issue we have was with the shuttle service. It was late (at least 45 minutes each time) picking us up at Disney 3 different times.

    2
    « Not Typical Best Western.....Kinda Trashy »

    1. Room not ready when I tried to check in at 2:50pm. By 3:10pm the room was still not ready so they swapped my room to an available room and gave me voucher for free breakfast buffet. (Registration employee told me cleaning staff was short handed because they had the flu......a little too much information). 2. Online they advertised they are walking distance to Disney Springs (5 minutes) - untrue. Actually more of a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. I asked Guest Services for bus information prior to 6pm (hotel provides bus after 6pm); Guest Services suggested I take the bus to Wyndam hotel then walk to Disney Springs from there. When I asked what bus I would take for the return trip they told me they didn't know. (So we drove our own car.) // Guest Services also offered me a room at Whyndam for an additional $99 - unsure why, because he was an employee of Best Western and we were in the Best Western lobby. 3. Small café / Ice cream area does not have a full time employee. If you want to purchase something you have to hunt them down so that you can pay. (Soft serve ice cream machine was not working.) 4. Pool is exceptionally "cool" for being advertised as heated. 5. Shower only had hot water. Seriously. I have never experienced such a thing. I called the front desk and they sent a service man to our room in less than 10 minutes. He flushed the toilet repeatedly and said cool water doesn't drain properly between the floors. (?) His toilet flushing trick worked. 6. Closet door was broken. (I was looking for an extra blanket - found none.) 7. All rooms have a balcony which is a plus.....but good luck opening / closing the sliding door. It felt as if the door was 'off track' and nearly impossible to move. 8. Cable on TV was blurry - not very clear. I even tried to adjust the cable wire in back of TV and it didn't work. Still blurry as if I was watching old TV antenna tv and not cable. 9. In room coffee pot had the machine minus the 'pot'. I considered attempting using it with a styrofoam cup that was provided in the room......when I opened it up to pour the water inside I found a loooong black hair where the water goes inside the machine. 10. Breakfast buffet was good along with the service. (Until I saw the waitress feed another customer whipped cream into their mouth straight from the whip cream can that she had been offering to put on other customer's mickey mouse waffles - nasty!)

    4
    « Good but not perfect »

    Shuttle buses can be confusing at peak times. B bus never showed up. A bus did us a favor and dropped us off at our hotel. Hotel was clean and easy to access from major roadways. Lots of restaurants nearby.

  • 2
    « Worn Out Disney Hotel »

    The room for the most part was clean. That being said our room was cold which is fine in the middle of summer but the Orlando area temperatures were in the mid 40's the 2 nights we stayed. The thermostat had 2 settings, blast A/C or off. The mattresses were worn out of shape and needed to be replaced, they were like sleeping in a hole. The water pressure was weak and I had reserved a room for 4 but only had 3 towels each night. They did send towels when asked.

    3
    « Adequate »

    Not the best Best Western Hotel I've ever stayed at. Public areas were lovely but room was a little tired. Adequate though for our one night stay but would not like to be there for more. We booked a queen room with Disney view. The view was fantastic and we were able to see three firework displays from there which was a bonus as we were expecting just one. Check in and check out was easy and the staff were very friendly. Would probably stay again for a short stay but not for our whole holiday.

    5
    « Wonderful Room, Close to Disney »

    Ended up in Orlando without a reservation the week of spring break which could have been a big mistake but found a last minute deal at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in a beautiful suite that was open and available. Beautifully decorated, floor to ceiling windows overlooking Orlando, gorgeous hardwood floors and plenty of room in a elegant re-disgned and upgraded room. Will definitely return for this room specifically and thank you to James who was exceptional at check in and the valet attendants who were always pleasant and available to help.

    2
    « You get what you pay for... »

    My husband and I were given a free 4/3 stay and we got what we paid for. The walls were thin. The were doing maintenance on the electrical system, so the power went out during the night in Florida in March. The A/C kept coming on then shutting off. So when the room was getting cool, it would heat back up. The popcorn ceiling was peeling. But hey! It was free. Next time I will pay!

    3
    « Mediocre hotel »

    I am a diamond member of the Best Western club. I typically stay best westerns across United States. I had occasion to attend a business meeting at this hotel and found it lacking. The service was good generally good from the staff but the room was not clean the carpets were old and smelled and the general appearance of the hotel was mediocre at best. I intend on telling Best Western corporate that this hotel needs to be freshened up considerably before I'll stay there again.

    3
    « Not exactly a resort »

    The building is old and the amenities are sparse. To call it a "resort" is a bit of a stretch...pool is very cold, no whirlpool, exercise room has little equipment and only one small bar for entertainment.

    5
    « must look into »

    Always pleasant this trip was not, restaurant , parking for handicap, food service too slow, great location to parks, rooms are always great and homey , people friendly and helpful, do not need 200 charactors to get my feeling about hotel,

    5
    « Very Nice Hotel »

    A very nice hotel with very friendly staff. The pool area is nice. The on site restaraunt is pretty good, but the service is a bit slow. You can walk to Disney Springs in about 5 minutes. The shuttles to the parks are on time. They run every 30 minutes to the parks. All in all we would stay here again.

    4
    « Good Hotel in the Downton Disney Area! »

    What I like about this hotel is its location. It is almost at the end of the Downtown Disney Resorts area so you don't see the massive crowds that are flocking to the WDW Resort. We stayed in the 9th floor with views of the Parks and at night we were able to see the fireworks from our room. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to the parks so there is no need to drive a vehicle to any of the WDW themed parks. The room was spacious and the balcony was sere and offered privacy.

    2
    « Hotel »

    The pictures online versus what you get were two different things. Our room was very dark with very little lighting, the beds were not comfortable, showers were sometimes hot and we couldn't get our AC to work properly. I always liked Best Western Hotels but this one was the worse. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my family or friends. We had better luck at the Hyatt next door.

  • 4
    « Good hotel, great employees and nice shuttle »

    I picked this hotel for the price, location and shuttle service. The employees were always kind but it did seem short staffed in the marketplace. I didn't mind waiting as they treated me well. I did see reviews about the ac unit being loud in the room, it was. But I was willing to accept that for the price and the great shuttle schedule, every 30 minutes. I have had some bad shuttle experiences but this was awesome. The drivers were nice and we were given a small schedule at the front desk. It was clearly communicated what time and space by the driver. Shuttle starts early and runs later after park closes. The shuttle is shared by 3 hotels but it almost always ran on time. I was very pleased with it! It is about a 15 minute walk to Disney Springs. We took the shuttle one night and it drops off on the far side. The shuttle to Disney springs starts at 6pm. We walked and used a rented scooter one morning as there is an elevated walk way over traffic that was close to the Lego store. The hotel was nice and kept clean. From time to time there was a mess by the pool but that was due to guests being lazy and not throwing towels into the proper place.

    3
    « Mixed Feelings »

    Extremely comfortable bed. 4 nice pillows per bed. Small fridge and freezer. Oool has unruly children running along cement deck and playing with water pistols. The whirlpool is falsely advertised. It is pathetic. The tv has very limited channels. Ours had snow on almost every channel. Front desk never sent a tech up. Convienient to parks. They jack you on parking fees which should really be included in the resort fee. I would stay again if I received another excellent price. I paid nowhere near the usual price due to my travel planner and prepaying. Don't expect to check in early. 18 story hotel. Lots of beds to be made. Housekeeping does a good job. Helpful But expensive cinvienience store. Tap water is despicable. Typical Florida. But at a resort I would expect filtered water

    4
    « Good place to stay in Orlando »

    We have been working our way along the hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard during our winter stays in Orlando & this year went for the Best Western The hotel is very pleasant, rooms are perfect sizes with balcony's- restaurant & food is good - the bar (& staff) excellent - some of the best margaritas we have ever had! The only negatives were the pool is somewhat on the small size for a hotel this size so can get crowded - when we first arrived the pool appeared to be heated which was great as the days were not that hot but the last few days was cold - it could be a change of pool water cooled it down or the heating was turned off - a minor niggle - but the most glaring omission is there is no hot tub / Jacuzzi which was surprising Staff were all great - our booking said no parking charges but I believe the Hotel policy had changed at the start of the year so they honored our no parking charge as we had booked Nov 2015 Definitely one to consider

    4
    « Very good hotel and maybe best value in area! »

    This property is a bit tired and dated but is excellent value with only a 10 minute walk to Disney Springs. Staff was very good. Rooms were comfortable but bathrooms a bit small. I would certainly recommend this hotel to someone looking for a please and affordable place to stay near downtown Disney.

    5
    « Wonderful stay at the Best Western »

    Booked through Expedia and arrived at the hotel around 5 PM. Check in was quite quick and was informed that there would be a daily resort fee which we were already aware of. Stayed at the hotel in room 1621 for 2 weeks and had a great stay. Was concerned about people's opinions about the water pressure but I can say I had no complaints at all. The water was definitely hot! It wasn't hot enough for us to need the air conditioning but I tried it (for the review) and found it worked effectively. Plenty of room with a king sized bed, sofa bed, chair and desk. TV channels didnt have much choice but who goes on holiday for TV? Room had complimentary soap, shampoo and conditioner. Nice touch that there is a dressing area next to the bathroom where there is a hairdryer and full length mirror. No complaints about cleaners at all as there were great. One washing machine and dryer (3 dollars each and will only take quarters) on the 16th floor with the usual washing powder in a vending machine. Overall a great stay. I have stayed at 4 hotels on hotel plaza boulevard now and this was definitely the best value for money. Thanks best Western and hope to see you again soon!

    5
    « good location »

    Right down the road from Disney Springs. Easy ride over to all the parks. Bus to park, if needed. Breakfast could have been better. Great service. Friendly attentive staff. Nice balcony to sit and enjoy and drink. But, make sure you ask for room that would allow you to see fireworks.

    5
    « Great Location »

    Hotel is in a great location inside disney area. Hotel provides a great value for what you pay and the area it is in. It is near Disney Springs, which gives you a great selection of Disney outings. Lots of restaurants within walking distance too.

    5
    « Very pleased »

    Very pleased with our 8 day stay at this hotel. Rooms were large and we had a nice balcony. Nice size refrigerator bigger than most. The beds and pillows were right up there with the best western standards great nights sleep. Very friendly staff and the valets always greet you with a hello and welcome back at the end of the day even though we used the self park. We only ate at the breakfast buffet which had a good selection but at $14.99 pp it was way to expensive. They do have a little cafe area with food items much more reasonable. Also two gift stores in the Lobby. We were on the 9th floor and it wasn't noisy and they gave 4 elevators. Didn't have a chance to use the pool but did sit in pool area very inviting, the only drawback is getting to the pool you need to go through the bar area! Cleaning staff were friendly and took good care of our room. We used the bus system everyday and pick up and drop offs to the parks were on time and very easy to use this was a wonderful experience. Would do again and much less than a park resort.

    4
    « Great view from our balcony of the evening fireworks »

    We were fortunate to have a beautiful view and enjoyed sitting on the balcony to eat our brought from home breakfasts and seeing and hearing evening fireworks, especially with perfect weather when we visited first week of March. Checkout morning we ate from the delicious breakfast bar and recommend it for a filling breakfast/brunch and friendly, helpful waitress. Negative was inability to adjust thermostat without contacting maintenance. We did call a couple times for services (room temperature and extra linens), and they were quick and friendly to respond. Would stay here again.

    3
    « Disney Connoisseur »

    I found a good rate for this hotel online so I decided to book it. I normally stay a few hotels down at the Wyndham (which you can ACTUALLY walk to Disney springs from without tiring yourself out) but I decided to give this one a try. The resort fee was cheaper than surrounding Disney Springs hotels, which was good. The restaurants inside the hotel and room service was also cheaper than the surrounding hotels as well. They DO provide a bus that takes you to Disney Springs which I recommend because it's too long of a walk for little children. The lobby and pool area where very clean and inviting. Now for the downside, the rooms are definitely dated and our 'comforter' was literally 2 sheets with a thin old brown blanket between them. So even though we turned the air completely off, we still froze. So bring your own blankets if you go! Our door to our balcony didn't close all the way and it didn't have a door handle but instead a hook and eye that kept it 'closed'. Since the actually sliding door was missing the original hardware, the door had holes in it that let small bugs in. Very tacky. The lady that checked us in also wasn't extremely friendly. Almost like we were a nuisance to her for trying to check in 30 minutes early. So to wrap it up, if you want to save a little money then this is the place for you but if you're looking for a little more luxury then skip it.

  • 5
    « EXCELLENT HOTEL »

    Great hotel. We love the location. Walking distance to Disney springs, and we love that. They also provide transportation to all theme parks at no cost to you, great value! Courteous staff. Very clean and nice

    4
    « Great family weekend. »

    My family and I visited last week. We were immediately greeted by a very friendly bell hop (wish I could remember his name) and completed registration fairly quickly. Our room was clean and spacious, with an awesome view of down town Disney. Our kids enjoyed swimming in the heated pool and my husband and I got to enjoy an awesome margarita while watching the kids. There is a cool bar overlooking the pool. Our bartender Vickie was very hospitable and attentive. She also makes one of the best margaritas around town! We will be sure to look to this hotel for our future Disney vacations.

    5
    « Excellent stay! »

    We had an amazing stay at this hotel! We booked this hotel when our daughter ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon. The staff is wonderful! We were greeted by the parking valet who assisted with our luggage which was promptly delivered to our room. Check in was easy and convenient. Our room was large, neat and clean. Great view from the balcony! Very quiet! We were concerned about noise as we had to sleep at odd times in order to leave the hotel at 3 a.m. to attend the half marathon. We were able to sleep without being disturbed by hallway noise or noise from adjoining rooms or floors. We enjoyed breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Shopping in the Disney gift shop in the lobby was great and much less crowed than at the park! Bus service to the park was awesome, and it ran on time every half hour. We did pay a $7.00 parking fee daily, but to have the bus service, it was well worth it. There were many restaurants nearby and a short distance to Disney Springs! We can't wait until our next stay at this hotel!

    3
    « Still has issues with Cold Water »

    Came here again 1 year since my last review. I still say that it is a very good value for a property on WDW property. Convenient to restaurants and shops. Down the street from both the Crossroads shopping center and Disney Spring (Downtown Disney) Rooms were clean. Power outlets were very loose and would not hold my charger for my iPhone. BEWARE of the lack of COLD WATER in the tub. Usually there is a problem of Hot water in most hotels but for this facility there is a lack of COLD WATER - Remedy is to start the cold water in the tub at least 15 minutes before you plan to bathe and flush the toilet a few times. THIS ISSUE IS VERY DANGEROUS IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN The above occurred in my room 411 - none of the employees could tell me so suspect it is an issue throughout the whole hotel and this I reported last year. Reported a couple of issues to the front desk for maintenance in my room and nothing was done after reporting them 2 days in a row. - Light in Bathroom, Closet sliding door off track. Restaurants are convenient and provide good hot food. Parking is now charged.

    4
    « Great place in Lake Buena Vista! »

    Rooms are clean, and the location is excellent! Request a room with a western view. The decor is slightly dated, but again... the location and access to transportation is great! (The bed was not as firm as I like, however... my wife liked it!)

    5
    « Great location and easiness to reach all points »

    we stayed there for 11 days, the hotel is located very close to Disney springs and very easilly accessible by many different roads to all parks and atractions, like 10-20 min drive. This was really great! The parking was free, and plenty of space at the room with two queen size beds. Free wi-fi and easy access to many restaurants near by. The worst is the restaurant and breakfast, really could be better.

    3
    « Good hotel within walking distance of Disney Springs »

    This is a good, basic hotel that's convenient for walking to Disney Springs and catching the many buses to the Disney Parks. The hotel itself is a bit dated, but the rooms were of a good size and fairly quiet.

    4
    « Good stay »

    We stayed at this hotel the last week of Feb 2016. We had the Disney view room. It was clean, staff promptly answered all things we requested. We added a microwave to our room and asked for additional blankets. We were on the 14th floor. We had a good view for nightly fireworks from the Disney parks. The pool was nice. The beds were comfortable. We would return for another Disney family vacation! Only thing I did not think was that great was the buffet in the morning. It was ok but nothing exciting for the price. We did order room service and that food very good.

    4
    « Location! »

    We love the location of this hotel. We stay there most of the time, our kids like it. Very friendly staff. We love to walk back and forth to Disney Springs for shopping and entertainment. I would skip the mexican restaurant, the food is not good at all. It doesn't matter what you order. Lacks quality and good flavor. But everything else is ok.

    5
    « Great night of sleep and amenities »

    We asked for a King bed, and when we checked in they didn't have any, so they upgraded us to a suite without us even asking. The bed was Ultra comfortable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this for anyone visiting the Orlando amusement parks.

  • 5
    « Very nice hotel »

    My daughter and granddaughter and I stayed here. We were there for 4 nights. We went the Disney parks and the shuttle pick you up at the door and drop you off at night.The hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was heated and was very relaxing for a evening swim.The small restaurant was very nice and the food was good and prices were fare. The only con was the buffet style restaurant was very expensive.

    1
    « Bad service, pricey for what you get »

    Rooms are very old, not comfortable. Bathroom is very dated, the tub wouldn't drain properly and the shower curtain was so ratty it was about to fall off the rod. Desk service is soooo sloooow. Took forever to square up two rooms. Ordered room service one morning and got ice cold toast and an omelette. The room service delivery guy knocked on my door right after delivering to clarify his TIP! Not deserved after that. The dirty room service dishes were taken from our room and put by the elevators and were still sitting there at 8pm when we got back. Pool is small. "Resort fee" of $14 per night is ridiculous. This is no resort!! It's a mediocre hotel. If you think you are saving money here, it's not worth it. You've got to be able to find better. Only good thing is the shuttle to Disney. Also don't buy any tickets from guest services. They charge you service fees. $675 for four to Universal studios at the desk. Then there's another guy selling discount tickets if you attend a 90 minute presentation - about what I don't know. I went to the business centre computers and printed them off for $615!

    1
    « Bad experience »

    Refrigerator did not work, air conditioner did not work. We're not able to change rooms until 2nd night due to over booking. Did not sleep at all, and the only thing the hotel did about the rate we were charged was to eliminate through $18 resort fee.

    4
    « Disney Property »

    Lovely roon, clean, nice view. Transportation to the park and Disney Springs. I was concerned that a supervising housekeeper was in the door way of our open room and let us right in without checking ID

    5
    « Great Near-Disney Hotel »

    I came to Orlando to race in the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I did not, however, want to pay the crazy expensive price tag of a Disney resort. After reading reviews, this one seemed like the best bang for my buck without going too super cheap. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. I've never paid less than a hundred bucks a night for a hotel and felt like I was in a resort, but this experience changed that! Everything was nice. Not necessarily 100% luxurious on its own, but compared to a regular hotel, this was mind-blowing. Comfy bed and good internet (free), too. My only gripe is having to pay 7 bucks a day for parking. I paid to stay at the hotel and now I have to pay to park my car there? That feels a bit silly and almost a little offensive, honestly.

    5
    « First time trying this hotel...great location! »

    We live in Midwest and go to Florida many times a year, and are Disney Annual Pass Holders. We normally stay at one of the many Disney Resorts. This Best Western is also a Disney Hotel. One that we've noticed many times on our visits to Lake Buena Vista and Disney Springs. Our last trip we decided to stay at this Best Western. We love the location. We enjoy walking, and the Blvd is perfect for that, plus you can easily walk to Disney Springs as well. There are two Starbucks there (open 8AM) where you can enjoy a coffee or breakfast sandwich. Inside the Best Western you have the option of trying their breakfast buffet, or buying items from a little store with refrigerated sandwiches etc. You can also buy different single serve,individual wine from this area. There is a very nice young man that works there and he has a smile that just lights up your day. This Best Western has an excellent bar area with seating that leads out to a patio and pool, hot tub - with beautiful lush foliage and views. The manager, Omar, is incredibly nice and kind, and if you have any problems or questions all you need to do is talk to him or anyone at the front desk, and they are more than happy to help in whatever way they can. There are two gift shops in the hotel, one being a Disney Store. We enjoyed our stay there so much we are headed back again in a few days to stay at Best Western once more. Great location, respectful, helpful, polite staff, rooms are great with balcony's...as pictured on their website. They also offer room service at certain hours.We enjoyed our stay there and will now make this Best Western one of our regular hotels that we will frequent. (R/V Nowakowski)

    4
    « Disney stay »

    Hotel was clean and comfortable with an excellent view of the area. Restaurant could use an upgrade and improve upon their wait staff support. Appears that they try to do too many things with too few people. Food in general was disappointing and needed to leave the area to get a decent meal.

    4
    « Very nice, But? »

    We stayed at this Motel for a few days while we were waiting to get on our cruise ship. Here are the highs and lows of our stay -we enjoyed our stay: our rooms were clean and very good sized -we ate at the restaurant and were well taken care of - we tried their breakfast buffet twice and it was well stocked and a wide variety of foods. Anita waited on us both days and went out of her way to take care of our every need. Now the bad things -$13.99 a day for Resort fees? Really. You have to look pretty hard to find it on their website. No where in the lobby either - plus $7 a day to park your own car. Which is posted in the lobby We would stay here again because you can put 6 adults in a room comfortably

    1
    « Get what you pay for »

    First of all, they charge you a $12 resort fee that "includes on site self parking". However the night that we stayed they decided to charge an additional $7 for parking because it was a busy week for them. We booked our room months in advance yet they decided the day before to add the parking fee. Our room was nothing special. No lock on the bathroom door, ripped shower curtain, sliding doors leading to the deck did not seal when closed. And the television picture had very poor quality. Family of 4, yet we were only provided with 2 bath towels. They brag about cleaning their TV remotes, yet the information book was sticky. Luckily we had only planned to stay for 1 night. It was cheap but we won't be back.

    2
    « Will not stay again »

    I booked this hotel due to its close proximity to Disney Springs. We booked through American Express and prepaid for 5 nights. The lobby is quite dated but that was not an issue for us since we did not plan to stay in the room except to sleep. When we attempted to check in we were advised that they could not find our reservation even though I had documentation of the booking and payment. I had read a review with a similar issue but thought it was a fluke and was not concerned. The agent at the counter was non-chalant and told me that I had to call American Express to ascertain whether we did, in fact, have a reservation. After thirty or so minutes speaking with the American Express agent and waiting for the agent to enter our reservation, we were able to check in. I asked the agent to make sure that we were getting the room type we reserved (Disney View). Initially he said he didn't think so, but then give me the room for which I had paid. The room was ok; again very dated with a broken drawer in the dresser. The valet parking attendants were very pleasant. We ate at the restaurant at the hotel. The meal was satisfactory. The front desk did call to see if everything was ok in the room and I advised that it was very cold. Florida was having a cold spell. They did send a maintenance man to turn on the heat and the room eventually warmed up. I would not stay at this hotel again when there are others as close or closer to Disney Springs for around the same price. They do have free wifi and you can print out your boarding pass.

  • 3
    « Nice Hotel close to disney downtown »

    Nice pleasant renovated room. Great view from the eighteenth room. There is a seven dollar cost for self parking. There is a thirteen dollar resort fee. I disappointed in the size of the pool for the size of the hotel.

    4
    « Nice, Clean, good stay if the price is right. »

    We stayed at this hotel for 1 night prior to our stay at a Disney property. We were looking for a clean place to sleep as we did not arrive until at 9 p.m. and were leaving first thing in the morning. Check in - everything went smoothly we had requested an upper floor and were given the 14th floor (really 13 but you know hotels don't use 13) just off the elevator and overlooking the highway. With our room package we were given 2 cocktails and 2 continental breakfast coupons. We used the cocktail coupons without issue but didn't stay as it was very cool in the bar area. Once in our room on the 14th floor, we were pleased. We had 2 beds as requested and the room was clean and similar to pictures we had seen on line. The beds were semi-comfortable but after a long day of travel it might have been that we were just tired. The downside of this hotel: the extreme lack of outlets, we only needed to charge 2 phones and a computer and it was difficult to find outlets to use. I've read review about hot water issues in the morning but we had none. Everything in the room and bathroom worked fine, however there was still the outlet issue. Downstairs there is a gift shop, an official Disney shop, a Pizza Hut Express, Marketplace Cafe, and a full service restaurant. We went to the breakfast in the morning and upgraded to the full breakfast. Not worth it! Average overpriced breakfast. We did not use the pool or transportation as we checked out right after breakfast. Checking out was simple and quick. Overall, the room was good. It could use some updating but it was clean and comfortable! FYI-Parking was included in my stay but now there is a charge for parking.

    4
    « Decent hotel for the price »

    I had three nights at this hotel, as part of a visit to Disney World. Indeed, the hotel is located relatively close to the Disney World parks, and even closer to Disney Springs (although I didn't get a chance to visit that). Otherwise the surrounding area is not very exciting, and you'll need a car or shuttle to get around. The hotel does in fact have a shuttle to all Disney World parks leaving approx. every 30 minutes, and it stops at two other hotels before arriving at the desired park. The Disney World area is HUGE so it sometimes takes 15-20 mins or more to drive to the park of your choice. You can also take the shuttle back to the hotel, of course. I think at busy times (such as when the parks close), they should add more shuttles. I ended up waiting at the Magic Kingdom parking lot for half an hour in the rain, after they closed, waiting for the bus to show up. The hotel itself has a nice enough lobby, including a Disney-themed store, and a nice convenience store for snacks, drinks, souvenirs etc. There's also a small Pizza Hut onsite, and a main restaurant. I believe there's also a pool somewhere, but I didn't find it, as there's no signs or anything suggesting they have a pool, and it was a bit cold in Orlando when I visited anyway. The room itself had a very old-fashioned decor and old, dated furniture, and a rather interesting musky smell upon entering. It looks like it has gotten stuck in the 70s or something. It was a fairly large room though, and on the top floor, so decent views, although my room was not facing Disney World. And apparently some rooms had a balcony, which mine didn't. The bathroom was okay, but the shower head was a bit nasty and didn't work very well. The TV in the room was a bit old, and amazingly only featured analogue channels (and not very many of those). Wi-Fi was ok though. One oddity - they had valet parking right next to the regular parking - which was plentiful with lots of free space. Overall, an ok hotel if you need something for a low rate, and something close to Disney World, even though it's not on the actual Disney property.

    5
    « Great View and Staff »

    Came down from NY to Visit my daughter and grandchildren for two nights during my check in Ruby was extremely nice and gave me all his undivided attention. Great Customer Service. The room was a bit out dated but everything was working fine. I think the A/C was not working properly but didn't complain since I was out most of the time with my family. I had a Disney view room and i had a relaxing time watching the fireworks before going to be.I will be coming back next year.

    4
    « Not bad for the price »

    We just checked out of this hotel so everything is still fresh in my mind. We arrived on Friday and were checked in by James....after waiting a few minutes in no line while he and the manager both appeared to be busy. No acknowledgement or anything. Finally the manager asked if I was checking in and said James would help me. Once we got started everything went smoothly; I was given a small folder with two keys, some shuttle info, and a certificate for a "Free Welcome Package" at the counter across the lobby. (Aka....timeshare info for Wyndham). But, I can say no repeatedly and free is free so I went to the counter to redeem my free gift. This amounted to more coupons and the promise - repeatedly - of a $100 gift card just for spending "an hour and a half at either 8:00 or 8:30" for breakfast. No thanks, been there, done that, not going back. I took my coupons and headed to the room. The lobby is very clean and modernly decorated. The hallways and rooms are more retro, but I didn't book the room based on the paint and carpet colors so it didn't matter much to me. Once in our room on the 10th floor, we were pleasantly surprised! Not often do you get a room that looks just like the one on the website, but this one did! No trick photography, special lens, etc. The room was HUGE and wasn't even a suite!! We had a king bed, a pull out sofa, flat screen tv, drawers, mini fridge, coffee table, retro chair, desk and desk chair and double sliding glass doors that opened up almost the length of the room!! Plenty of room to walk around! The bathroom had a separate dressing room with a mirrored closet; the actual bathroom had a single vanity with a shelf underneath, a toilet, and a bath/shower combo. Small, but at least there was a door between the bathroom and dressing area. We also had quality bath products, a hair dryer, and a coffee maker (in the dressing area). The bed was semi-comfy, but after being worn out at Sea World and Epcot it felt much better!! We also had a Disney view so we could see Disney Springs, Spaceship Earth at Epcot, and even make out the Contemporary resort at night. Disney fireworks could be seen too, which was a treat! We also overlooked the pool and hot tub so this room was in a great location! The downside of this hotel: the extreme lack of outlets. Huge disappointment! We had to unplug the coffee maker to plug in the hair dryer, phone chargers, etc. Also, the hotel controls the air and heat. We had to have a maintenance man (extremely nice fellow!) come turn off the heat and turn on the A/C which required him to remove a ceiling panel. He was quick to get there and did a speedy job, but it was still a pain to have to request the "service". The only other down side to this hotel is the hot water. I'm not sure if it has to come all the way from the first floor and that's why it gets chilled on the way up or what, but it was not overly hot. No worries about burning yourself! I tried to use the in-room safe but it had a "Low Battery" warning so it was useless. All in all, the room wasn't bad. It could use some updating but the size was amazing! Downstairs there is a gift shop, an official Disney shop, a Pizza Hut Express, Marketplace Cafe, and a full service restaurant. Pierre, in the cafe, was fabulous!! Very polite and cheerful! The Disney bus service is great, very punctual, but read the info they give you at the front desk or you'll be confused when you try to get back from the parks. It's simple to understand but just requires a quick read-through. Checking out was simple and quick but the clerk (Daneisha) could have been much more polite. She was having a phone conversation while (again) I was waiting to be helped with no line in front of me. She told the person on the phone "I don't care what you do!" and then hung up. One of the other workers said "Good Morning" to her and asked how she was doing. She said "you don't want to know right now" then looked at me and asked if she could help me. I told her my room number and that I needed to check out.... She said "Good, I need that room." I quickly got my receipt and left! Definitely not how I was taught to treat customers. Overall, our stay was enjoyable, seeing as the hotel was clean and safe. If it wasn't for Pierre and the maintenance man then I'd give the customer service two thumbs down.

    3
    « Great location to Disney Springs »

    The hotel is in a great location to walk to Disney Springs. Disney Springs is one place that offers so much and shouldn't be missed, if ever up that way. We were there December 31, 2015. Also, we stayed there the prior year for New Years Eve. This year we were disappointed by the additional "increase" in taxes that weren't shown on our original reservation confirmation. Also, we had asked for a room facing Disney properties a year in advance when I made the reservation. Of course when we arrived, there were no rooms available facing that way. Was told by the front desk, that those rooms now cost about $400.00. We like the location, but plan to go somewhere else next year. The hostess, named Anita at the breakfast buffet on New Years Day, was exceptionally nice. She makes up for all the other negatives we saw this trip around.

    5
    « Great location, very good price »

    We recently stayed at the Best Western for a Dsiney Christmas vacation. Such great value, we stayed in room 909, the views very fantastic, seeing Epcot fireworks and Magic Kingdom fireworks from our balcony. You can see Disney springs from there as well. Very clean and great service, washing facilities there. Great heated pool. We didn't eat there but you are walking and driving distance from so many restaurants and bars plus walking distance of Disney springs. We hope to go back there again one day

    4
    « Luggage Cart »

    Asked desk fer a luggage cart and was told one would be brought to us. As we were unloading luggage from car a man showed up with cart and insisted to handle luggage! We said we could handle it our selves. He then left WITH the cart! Had to make THREE trips to our room!

    4
    « Good value, pros outweigh cons »

    We stayed for 9 nights in January/February 2016. Our room was on the 12th floor away from the elevators. We had a king room that was spacious and updated. It had a balcony facing the parking lot, but we were up so high, it made for a beautiful view. There was a flat screen TV, hair dryer, and fridge, but no microwave. Fridge made it easy and economical to do our own breakfast at the hotel as no complimentary breakfast is provided. Toiletries were from Bath & Body Works ? it's nice seeing a familiar quality brand. Room was clean and very quiet. It would have been nice if there had been more electrical outlets near night tables, dressing area/bathroom, coffee maker area. We had to plug and unplug our items daily (e.g., unplug hair dryer to plug in flat iron, move coffee maker to another area of room that had an outlet, unplug headboard light and relocate lamp with outlet in its base to night table to be able to charge phone on night table). We did not use our hotel's restaurants or the pool. We used the business centre near the end of our stay to print our boarding passes ? computer and printer worked fine. Our in-room safe didn't work right from the start; we let the front desk know right away, but it was never fixed and staff did not contact us after our initial complaint. The guest services desk in the lobby is a bit of a misnomer ? it should probably be called a timeshare presentation sign-up desk as this is what it turned out to be. We were not interested in wasting any of our precious vacation time going to presentations to get ?discounted tickets.? The guest services guy we spoke with quoted us regular ticket prices vs ticket prices he could get us. A quick Internet search after we returned to our room showed us that the regular ticket prices he quoted us were in fact inflated above face value. We did appreciate the hotel's close proximity to Disney (it's on Disney property but is not an official Disney hotel) and area attractions. There is a $14 per night "resort fee" which we didn't feel was warranted. Overall, we received fairly good value for what we paid. We would consider staying here again if we return to Orlando, but would also look into accommodation options on VRBO-type websites.

    2
    « Terrible service. Terrible staff. »

    The hotel is well located in the Disney Springs resort. However, that means they charge a resort fee for absolutely nothing since the hotel barely offers a pool. Staff is unpleasant, most of them are in bad mood. The hotel does not have room service and the grab&go cafeteria only works until 11pm which is very complicated if you are traveling with kids. The parking lot was almost always full and the Valet does not work after 11pm as well. Not a good experience at all.

  • 4
    « Trip to disney »

    This is my 3rd trip to Disney with my daughter aged 12. We went to Florida for 4 weeks, starting with the Disney cruise then Disney for 3 weeks. As it is very expensive to stay in a Disney hotel we split the holiday and stayed in the best western just outside Disney springs. The hotel was spotless, rooms really big, we had two big king size beds in our room, free safely deposit box, shower & bath and separate area for blow drying hair, hairdryer also supplied. The pool was okay, basic. Brekfast not included in £80 a night room but McDonalds is a few minutes walk away next to Taco Bell, uno, fire house sub, tgi Fridays, steak house and 24hr supermarket that sells awesome cakes. Further down the road is Burger King, Waffle House, Olive Garden, Dennie's, Pizza Hut, subway, Chinese, Kobe, hooters, seven 11, Walgreen etc. we also did not get charged the room tax of $15 dollars a night but think this might be because we didn't have a car. Hotel also runs free bus to all Disney parks and will give you a time table of when and where. You will need this as buses stop early going to Disney springs as it shuts every night at midnight so buses only run there till about 1am which is only 5 min walking distance from Disney springs to hotel however the parks sometimes open to 1am/2am so only way back would be hotel bus

    3
    « 3.5 stars »

    Having set up this trip less than one month before departure, we didnt have too many hotels left in disney area. All the cheaper disney hotels were sold out and only expensive ones >400 a night were left. The good for this hotel is spacious,staff is friendly and there are every 30 min shuttle buses to disney. The decor and rooms are old but clean. The inhouse restaurants are not good. Only buffet in morning is fine for e cost. So all in all, good for the price but prob other better options for slightly more prive.

    5
    « great place to stay »

    We always enjoy Best Western hotels. This hotel was very nice, and the room were large. The only thing we found wrong was the wall outlets are loose, and out charger cords didn't want to stay plugged in.

    5
    « Great hotel for a Disney / Universal Vacation! »

    We stayed at this hotel the first week of February. It was great! The hotel room was clean, and spacious. When we checked in Shayla upgraded us to a room with a microwave because we were staying a week which was very nice and useful. Joel (I think that was his name - one of the concierge) was amazing!!! So friendly and helpful with shuttle and taxi questions. We went to Universal Studios for 2 days, and from the hotel the valet cars were $30 each way. From the hotel to the airport the valet charged $58, however the front desk said the cab was about $50. (So they obviously charge more, and the cars were not very nice and some were falling apart that we were in) Overall the hotel was great, we rarely ate there because we spent full days at the Disney & Universal Parks. The only outlet we used was Pizza Hut. They have a satellite location on site where you can order off a menu and it's ready in 15 mins. (A great option after a long day at the parks) It was also about a 10 min walk to downtown disney and had a shuttle running all night too if you were too tired to walk it after long days at the parks.

    4
    « Good for the price! »

    Just stayed here for five days. We really Enjoyed the hotel for our type of trip. We just wanted a clean hotel to stay at when we're tired from being in the park all day. If you're looking for more of a resort type place this might not be the best option but if you're looking to a clean safe place to stay at night then this is a good option. The hotel itself looks better from the inside and is nicer then I thought it would be from looking at online sites and reviews of the property. My only issue was the cleaning service was a little inconsistent and we ended up not having our room cleaned some days because the timing was bad but wasn't the end of the world. The rooms are a very good size and have a nice little patio. A little on the noisy side at times depending on the people and wish the rooms were a little more sound proof but not awful by any means. The shuttle is another good thing it runs about every 30 minutes or so to the parks and it's pretty consistent and comes often also staying in the Disney springs area you still feel like you're around the park and not just at a hotel. Also it's not a bad walk to the Disney springs area. I try to do a lot of research when we stay new places and I read a lot of reviews and websites and I would stay here again. If you just want a basic place to stay that's nice for a Disney trip then I recommend this place.

    4
    « NICE HOTEL FOR THE MONEY »

    The hotel was very clean,the rooms were clean.the air cond.worked very good, the outdoor pool was clean, the staff was friendly from the front desk to the cleaning lady. You can purchase disney tickets in lobby.You can also ride free schuddle bus to and from park. Yes i would stay here again.

    5
    « Great service, great rooms, good location »

    The room was big and well fitted. Service was super friendly and helpful. They have a shuttle to Disney and universal which is a great help. I bought my tickets for universal here and the info they gave me was honest and very informative. They have a Starbucks as part of the hotel which is useful. I also used their business centre which is really just 2 pcs by the check in desk, but it was free and fast which was great. Just get a proper anti virus please, I'm not sure the pc was that secure. I enjoyed my stay here, the shuttle was useful and your not that far from universal if you want to uber. I would stay here again.

    5
    « A great time at your hotel »

    Not only was this hotel strategically located to Disney but it was quite comfortable and the staff was excellent...especially the hotel manager, Sherif. The food in the restaurant was good, but we ate at some other restaurants that were within easy walking distance as well.

    5
    « Disney fun at a good price! »

    Property meets the needs for a Disney trip! Comfortable room to sleep and refresh after the joyful exhaustion of a day of walking one of the Disney parks. The bus service too and from makes this a great location and very affordable (for Disney). Close to evening dining alternatives to escape Disney prices.

    4
    « Good Stay »

    Our family of five stayed for 11 nights for a Disney Trip. We were at Disney or out every day so did not spend much time in our room. We were there really just to sleep. Ken was great a checkin. We got a room on the 14th floor with a Disney View. Great for the fireworks if your in your room at night. The room had two double beds and a sofa bed. The room was clean when we arrived. The housekeeping was not great. After the first night they came and did our room. I booked the room for 5 people and you could see that five were staying but when they left towels we only received 3 and had to request more. So the next day we left a note on the desk and we received the correct amount. But half way thru our stay housekeeping decided to discard the note and every day after that we had to request more towels. It was a bit of a pain with small children after a full day at the parks to have to come back and request towels every night and some nights it would take about half hour to get them when we were all tired and just wanted to go to sleep. My husband spilt a few drops of coffee on the floor in the vanity area about half way thru our stay. It was still there when we left. So they did not mop the bathroom or vanity floor during your stay. I mop my floors more at home. The beds were okay. The shower was good with a good range of temperatures. It is in a great location with the Crossroads shops walking distance just at the end of the road with a grocery store and fast food one way and Disney Springs the other. The transport to the parks was good. Always on time and great drivers. We booked thru a third part and it was very clear in the booking about the resort fee. We had a good stay and would stay again.

  • 1
    « Disappointing. »

    First the "good". 1) Convenient location near Downtown Disney/Disney Springs area. 2) The breakfast buffet was delicious, well-prepared and included a good variety of fresh foods, with friendly staff. 3) Courtesy bus service to Disney. Now for the "bad". This hotel has some serious "sick building" issues. Our room on the 4th floor had NO bath exhaust fan. The ceiling on the bedroom side of the bath wall had signs of water damage - yellowish rings - showing through recent paint. Not sure if they were old stains or evidence of ongoing leaks. One morning, I noticed water on top of the ice bucket lid, which I had set on the coffee station counter. Looking for the source, I discovered water dripping from the light fixture. I immediately reported it to the front desk and they sent a maintenance man right away. He removed a ceiling panel, looked, and told me it was "just condensation" and he wiped pipes in the ceiling and the light fixture with a towel. No one in our room had taken a shower that morning, but I heard others above us running theirs, so, although I'm no expert, it seemed more like a leak to me. Whenever we are in hotels, we always wear clean socks. The bottoms of our white socks did not stay white for long. The carpet was very dirty and our room had a huge stain near the door. Speaking of carpets, the hall carpet smelled disgusting near the elevator (room 401 area). We were next to the outside stairway and the staff kept the exterior door open while we were there, making me wonder about security. I think it may have been open to let air flow in to try minimizing the carpet's wretched smell. One day, as we were leaving, a room near the elevators was being dismantled. There were stripped mattresses leaning against the wall in the hallway. I noticed black mold on one. The deadbolt lock for our room was very difficult to operate. The parking area has a lot of beautiful trees, but is under-lit. It really needs better lighting. This hotel was a big disappointment, especially considering how I was expecting a better quality experience from Best Western. The moisture/venting problems are serious issues and could affect people's health. I would not stay here, again.

    4
    « Great location and wonderful views »

    I loved the location and transportation offered. I wasn't too thrilled with the bed, but that's because I am used to mine. All in all it was an amazing experience and I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Great location »

    Location does not come cheap, Very nice property, average food, great pool, love the balconies and the views. Resort fee is not included in the nightly rate, read the fine print. 14 dollars/night currently which includes the shuttles, parking and internet.

    2
    « Stay somewhere else »

    First let me say I'm not a high maintenance traveler. All I ask is for cleanliness and proper function. This hotel had neither. We stayed here over the weekend because my husband got a deal deal. Well, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. After we checked in (with our 3yo) we went up to the room only to find our room keys didn't work. After a second trip to the front desk, we got into the room to find it was a basic budget room. Okay, no surprise there. The first issue was with the thermostat. The thermostat had a high, low and auto option. The first night we found the auto option caused the air to go off and on every 10 minutes or so. The linens were nothing more than a fitted sheet and a thin blanket between two flat sheets. Needless to say the first night was not restful. We got up in the morning and went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. The restaurant was freezing cold. The breakfast buffet for absolutely disgusting. The eggs were not even fully cooked in the serving pan. Everything else looked like it just came out of the microwave. The waitress was very nice and gave us coupons for dinner, but after paying $15/pp for the awful breakfast we didn't want to go back. We spent the day at Magic Kingdom and came back at 5pm to rest and have dinner before returning for the nighttime show. We returned to a room without a working thermostat. My husband called the front desk and 20 minutes later maintenance knocked on the door. He basically took the thermostat off the wall and jerked the wires around and told us he could replace it but we'd probably want a new room instead. He called and got us a new room but said we'd need to go down to the desk to get the keys. My husband was out picking up dinner so I told him we could move rooms when he got back. Thirty minutes later my husband returned and so did the maintenance guy expecting us to be out of the room. He said it would only take him 15 minutes to fix so my husband told him to go ahead. He replaced the thermostat and turned on the a/c. From that point, the a/c never turned off. No matter what temp we put it on, it would not turn off even though the fan was on auto. Eventually I just turned the whole thing off because I was tired of listening to the loud blowing noise. I'll also mention when we returned to our room it had been cleaned by housekeeping but the balcony was covered in chip crumbs and sunflower seeds. Obviously we were encroaching on someone's lunch spot. As for the bathroom, I initially noticed the liner was missing from the shower curtain. The more I looked the more I saw. Mold under the faucet on the sink. Mold in the caulking on the tile. And water stains on the "artwork" above the toilet. In the area outside the bathroom you could see mold on the ceiling tiles. It was a good thing the carpet was dark because I'm sure it would have shown nasty stains similar to those found in the common areas throughout the hotel. The icing on the cake was at checkout when I returned the keys and all I got was a "thank you." Not once did any staff member ask how our stay was. Needless to say we won't be staying here again. There are plenty of hotels on the same road that are much better, including the Holiday Inn where we stayed in October.

    4
    « Right in the heart of the action »

    The staff at this hotel is about as friendly and helpful as you'll find anywhere. Housekeeping does a fantastic job, the two days we were there, the hotel was full. Our a/c wasn't working, the situation was corrected immediately upon reporting. Transportation after 6:00 to Disney Springs left a lot to be desired, but can't fault the hotel for that. The morning we tried the buffet breakfast we were disappointed, food was not up to par, glass of orange juice had chemical odor. When we brought it to the attention of our waitress, she apologized and asked if we wanted a different juice. She gave us coupons for the bar, which we used that night and had a great time with bartender Tina. Checkout process was swift. Be prepared for an additional fee of $14.00 that they call a resort fee.

    4
    « Nice alternative to the pricey Disney hotels »

    I was going to a seminar for work at this hotel so my husband decided to fly down with me for a couple of days. The hotel staff was very friendly and housekeeping was great. It was the first time ever we never had to ask for towels or face cloths at a hotel. Overall the hotel was clean and the beds were very comfortable. You can take a Disney bus to any of the parks from the hotel which is nice. My only complaint was the cost/quality of the food. Otherwise it was a great stay :)

    5
    « Perfect Location »

    Great location, close to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) beautiful area. Bus to take you to all the Disney parks, gift shop in lobby sells tickets for all the parks. Valet made us a excellent deal and never had to walk to get our car. Hotel Clean and room with balcony was so nice to step out and see fireworks from the Disney Parks at night.

    3
    « Not Very Pro-active »

    The room itself was the perfectly average room. Beds were comfortable enough, a table, 3-drawer dresser with one drawer on loose rails, a mini-fridge, and a TV. Not worth what was paid, but a place to stay. The hotel had generally friendly staff, except for the hotel manager who was on duty when we arrived and was somewhat short with us. As per usual for hotels any more, cleaning staff did not get to the rooms to clean until 3:30-4pm, which was right in the middle of a mid-day break from Disney. The room was cleaned pretty well, but some of the common areas were not. Carpets had debris ground-in, and the overall feel was fairly dingy. Probably could have stood to be a little more modernized. Cafeteria was cafetaria food, bar was alright. As for the pro-active concern in the title, there were two issues. One, the floor lamp is controlled by both a light switch by the door, and a thumb switch on the lamp. It led to some confusion, and a call to maintenance to fix it who promptly treated us like we were idiots when he came to the room and made it work right away. In addition, there was no heat in the room, which we discovered was because it was turned off in the ceiling and all maintenance had to do was turn the valve back on. All I'm asking for here is a little welcome note indicating these things. It would help maintenance's response time, too. Beyond that, our room had a broken shower, so we had scalding to melt-the-flesh-from-your-bones temperatures until maintenance could fix it. Not fun, although we survived, and it was fixed quickly when reported. Anyway, as I said before, the Disney price inflation makes the hotel not worth the money, but it was a place to stay. Your mileage may vary, we booked through an external site, and felt that perhaps there were specific rooms reserved for outside bookings.

    3
    « Fantastic deal, helpful customer service, but nickel and dimed not appreciated! »

    I chose to stay here based on an amazing deal from mousesavers. It made the trip completely affordable with a great room rate, included continental breakfast and included parking during the dates I needed to stay. However, there are some things about great rates that can lead to being nickel and dimed, which I dislike. Please note, the staff at this hotel were very accommodating and helpful, but it would be nice if I didn't have to ask for things like heat, blankets, ability to plug in breathing machines to outlets that are behind beds, etc. I would like to advise people staying here of the following: 1. The valet may be required if the hotel is full, but in Orlando at the end of January, the occupancy rate does not mean one must use valet. The valet sales information came at a time when my family was tired, and I realize they are just trying to help, but when a hotel is barely 60% full, I would rather not pay extra for valet when I expressly stayed for the free parking. 2. The Best Western Continental and full breakfast are offered together, so it could be confusing for some, and leads to an opportunity for the wait staff to harass you if they haven't seen your free continental breakfast card. The continental breakfast cards are correctly labeled with what you are entitled to, and the fact that you can upgrade to a hot breakfast for $9.00 plus tax. (I think the hotel could do a better job on this front, and since all the food is presented together, they should just make all of it continental. I've never heard of a continental breakfast that had a buffet that didn't let you eat the food that was out. It feels like another bait and switch, and our waitstaff was not very accommodating when we made the mistake due to my partner's diabetes and protein requirements. The FREE continental breakfast is not a healthy breakfast, it is just carbs and sugar and is definitely not good for families with children or special dietary requirements) 3. The bus transportation on this route to Disney has degraded significantly since our last trip to Disney World, and I will be complaining directly to MEARS Transportation. Here's what's going on: it's cold in Florida, it happens every January, but the bus drivers on the Mears B Route, have grown pretty nasty. They will not come to the bus station early in order for people to sit in a warm bus and wait. Instead the drivers choose to wait and socialize with fellow bus drivers, or eat food, even though the people waiting for the bus can see the bus and the drivers, this is being done even when it's raining, windy, and temps are freezing. For the young and old alike, this doesn't make any sense unless the drivers are using this time as personal downtime where they sit on a warm bus alone. The bus drivers are also not good drivers. One driver was so rough with the breaking and the accelerator we were all motion sick by the time we arrived at the park. I expect better from any hotel offering a bus service to and from Disney parks, since this is how you start and end your day, which can have a significant impact to the overall disney experience. 4. The Best Western does not automatically turn on the heat. I had to call and request heat and blankets after temperatures were below 45 degrees. This seems very strange given that low temperatures are not uncommon in January. I don't understand why the customers would need to request the heat be turned on, when it's obviously cold outside. 5.The hotel doesn't provide blankets in the room. It's strange that in the middle of winter, the rooms wouldn't have blankets provided. (It's difficult to call about blankets at 3am when you thought that increasing the temperature in the room would handle the problem.) 6. This hotel is not up to current electrical standards for anyone with a c-pap (breathing) machine or need to plug in electronics near the beds. The outlets are protected and closed off and requires a call to the front desk to get modified. (Apparently the engineering department is familiar with these requests) Depending on check-in times, this could be a problem for customers with special needs. Overall this hotel is not friendly to those with disabilities, unless you make it clear up front that you need help. Lesson learned. Again, I would like to re-iterate that the staff in this hotel will help you with any problem, and the help will come promptly, I just wish we didn't need to ask for help in the first place since it adds unnecessary anxiety to a vacation that should be easy.

    1
    « First time and last time... »

    Stayed at this resort because of the reviews had seen. Will not stay there ever again. The water in the pool was cold. Had a hard time charging my phone in the room because the outlets are so old. .. also chose the room with disney view. Not worth paying the extra $$. One evening my daughter was taking a shower and the water was hot noway to adjust... next time I rather pay a little more $ $ and be happy through out my stay. Thank you.

  • 4
    « Good location »

    Stayed here for one night, very nice clean hotel. Very good breakfast when compared to many of the free breakfasts hotels offer. They are within walking distance of Universal, and we did walk back and forth to City Walk at night. The hotel also offers free shuttle service to Universal, you just have to sign up for it. Rooms were quiet even with all the families staying.

    4
    « Close to Disney world and covenient »

    The hotel is an older property but was Clean and comfortable. Great location to Disney world and really is walking distance to Disney springs. We did not use the restaurants or pool area. Left each morning to meet family at the Disney parks. Great price for a nice place to sleep.

    4
    « Great location and transportation, Ok on everything else »

    We stayed 2 nights for a quick trip to Epcot. We picked this location due to shuttles to Disney and closeness to Disney Springs. Hotel is an older hotel and it shows some in the wear and tear and maintenance of hotel. Tub did not drain well and thermostat would not change temp - just blew cool air. Nice decor and furnishings in public area and rooms. Room was clean. Have to pay nightly resort fee that cover parking, shuttles, safe, wifi, etc. They try to get you to valet park for an extra $10 per night but no need - plenty of parking nearby. Property is busy so service can be hit or miss with front desk, retail shops and restaurants. Breakfast buffet was about $12.00 but worth it by Disney standards. Shuttle to parks was on time but one to Disney Springs at night took longer - I would suggest walking. Would stay there again but may try another hotel in the Disney Springs area.

    4
    « Disney World Vacation »

    This was our second week long stay at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean. The best part of this hotel though is the "revolving" transportation. Buses come and go about every 20 to 30 minutes.

    5
    « Best Western exceeded my expectations. »

    I had a great room, the hours where food was available at the hotel were perfect. The room was beautiful and well kept. The availability of taking the shuttle to the Disney centers at no extra cost was an excellent feature.

    4
    « GOOD FOR THE PRICE »

    Stayed here for a few nights due to a seminar my husband was attending. Overall it was a good choice. The only 2 areas of concern were the AC in our room was not great and the bathtub did not drain right. I loved the location as so much was within walking distance. I would def stay again.

    4
    « Excellent view in Lake Buena Vista Best Western !! »

    We were in Lake Buena Vista for summer Vacations and had a great time, we stayed for 2 nights and it's a great hotel, clean rooms, friendly staff, great amenities, and nice pool area. We got a room with lake view and waking up to that sight was just amazing, the sleep quality was also great. I recommend this hotel if you're staying around the area.

    2
    « Might be on Disney property but has no Disney magic.. »

    Just to set the stage my family are frequent Disney goers and I guess we might be spoiled by Disney and the cast members but... Booked this for a MLK weekend trip because no value resorts were available. Plus did get a really good price thru tripadvisor but thats were the pluses stopped. Also charged a "resort" fee for a place that was hardly a resort, $13 per day. At check in was greeted by a very grumpy staff at the front desk. No smiles, no glad to see you. Went to our room, wasn't dirty but wasn't clean either. Room, second floor, had a well worn/used look. Some refurbishments had been done but more needed. Carpets were worn and somewhat dirty. Room was spacious. Beds were terrible. One was rock hard, one was sunk in the middle and you could feel the springs coming thru the padding. Wife was not happy at all. Bath was okay but drywall was beginning to bubble and peel. Shower controls were in need of replacement and it was hard to regulate the water temps in the show and sink. Barely a trickle of hot water could be turned on. While we were at the parks the next day housekeeping came. Beds were made, towels replaced but the trash wasn't emptied nor was all the pizza flyers slipped under the door, that were there when we arrived picked up. Service was better the second day was better but the tissues were not refilled. At checkout I had to just about bang on the counter to get anyone to wait on me. The place does have a food court area but doesn't open til after 7am, but when you are headed out early to go to the parks that doesn't help any and the prices were crazy. Doubt we will be back again.

    5
    « Great six day stay! »

    I've read reviews on this site regarding this hotel, which some are good and others are terrible. Luckily in my case, I am leaving a good review. Our room was located on the third floor. We did not have a spectacular view, but we did not have a bad one, either. Our room faced the Wyndham Hotel which was lit up blue at night. The hotel is equipped with wifi, which we had no problem connecting to, and we also were able to stream Netflix and other streaming apps on our phones and tablets, as well. It was very clean and the cleaning ladies were very polite. In fact, all of the staff that we encountered were very nice. The hotel has a convenience store, a Disney store where one could purchase tickets to the parks at, a breakfast buffet, a Mexican restaurant, as well as Pizza Hut. We found all of these things to be very convenient. The only problem we had that bothered us was that the TV shut off automatically after about an hour and a half. It was irritating when trying to watch a movie at night. But all in all, we had a wonderful stay here and will definitely return. The location was perfect, very close to Disney Springs and the shuttle service from the hotel to the parks was very convenient for us as well since we did not rent a car. I recommend this hotel 100%.

    1
    « dirty!!!! »

    This was awful! We stayed for 3 days and will NOT go back. There were crushed Cheerios in the hallway for 3 days (so no one vacuumed). The hotel was old and worn out looking inside. The garbage by the ice machines smelled rancid. The garbage can and ice machine were near our room and it stunk up the whole hall. By the 3rd day I had to call and ask to have the garbage taken out. Awful! The only friendly staff is in the lobby. The housekeeping staff in the hallway were unfriendly and one even rolled her eyes at us. Save your money and stay somewhere else!

  • 5
    « Excellent Location for Disney »

    Perfect location to easily walk to Disney Springs! Hotel was nice, had scheduled bus pick ups to go to the different parks. Staff was friendly and helpful, they had a small store inside the hotel to pick up items you may need. The only drawback was normally breakfast is included, it is not here, they do have a restaurant inside, but I thought $13.95 was a bit much for breakfast. There are several restaurants near by, as well as a Walgreens it is much cheaper to pick up bottled water, soda etc. The pool area looked very nice although we did not use it while we were there. I would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Convenient to Parks and Fireworks View! »

    We had a fantastic stay here during a recent trip to Disney. This hotel is within the grounds of Walt Disney World and within walking distance to "Disney Springs". Great sized rooms; plenty of space for a pack n play off to the corner of the room. The best part is the free reliable and efficient bus transportation to the parks. There are only three hotels on this particular bus route, so pick up and drop off was fairly painless. Pay a little bit extra for the Epcot/Fireworks view so that you can see the multiple fireworks displays every night from your balcony. Decent continental breakfast and resort amenities. We will definitely consider this hotel again when we make another trip back to Disney! My only complaint would be that the carpet seemed to be a bit older/dingy and they did not seem to vacuum the rooms or the hallways daily; there were crumbs on the floor near the elevator the entire stay. Not a big deal, but noticeable.

    3
    « You get what you pay for »

    We booked this hotel as it is in a good location for accessing Disney Springs on foot, easy to get from in the car to visit other places & it was very reasonably priced. Yes it is old but our room was clean, large and had a nice view towards the Universal Studios area. It is a bit noisy from the traffic (we were on the 17th floor) and the room safe was a bit temperamental along with the lift and shower but nothing you can't live with for 9 nights. The check-in staff were ok, and the room hostess always said hello and were happy. The big problem was when we went to guest services to look at brochures of some of the places we wanted to visit and collect the so called 'welcome pack', the women said that we could have 2 Seaworld tickets with parking for $75 if we visited a a timeshare presentation which was only around the corner and Wyndam Bonnet Creek Resort. We were told that it would last between 1.5 & 2hrs and would be 'no pressure' - just a look around. Seeing as it was raining that afternoon we thought why not, we may even like the idea of a timeshare so along we went. Once we had agreed to that and paid our $75 up front she never asked us about any other things we wanted to see or do. We arrived and then came over some bloke in a shiny suit who walked over like the world owed him a favour - you know the sort. He began his 'speech' trying to flatter my partner and make condescending remarks, some really rude and horrible things to come from stranger you just met. He asked us some questions on what we liked to do on holiday etc and explained how the Wyndham timeshare worked. He then showed us a couple of rooms then presented us with some prices which went up to $160,000. Obviously 1, we would never make a decision there and then on the spot & 2, how much??? So we kindly said no than you that is too much and the said those aren't what we would need to pay and then went and fetched another piece of paper with prices for the same thing at nearly half as much. We rejected again and said we would never make the decision the same day and then it turned nasty, on his part. He became aggressive, tried to get us to sign a credit check form got very nasty & annoyed. We remained polite at this point, just. He then got his 'manager' who gave us some more figures and again we rejected and he was really rude, nasty, fill in as you want. He said we couldn't leave until we signed this that or the other. I had to make it very clear that we were going and they must give us what we were entitled to (2 x Seaworld tickets) and then they sent over a 3rd person. To be fair this time he was cam and polite and he offered us some 'points' free of charge but we just demanded our tickets and that we could leave. Nearly 3 hours of our holiday wasted and with a sour taste left in out mouths. Just a warning to anyone, if you do go just to get a discount, be prepared for it to turn nasty and do not buy! Also, just remember you have to get your tickets there too. Just look at all of the reviews on here of the 'Wyndham Club' . Even if you type into google 'positive Wyndham Club review' not a single one comes up on the first couple of pages (I never found one at all!). The women on guest services who recommended we go was not on the desk again until the day we left - says it all.

    3
    « Great Location and Good Value »

    Just got home from a five night stay here and I loved the location. Close to Disney and family we were visiting. We travel 3-4 times a year to visit my daughter who lives near Disney and shop totally on price/value. We will not stay below a 3 star just to give insight into this review. Pluses #1 Free Parking with convenient lot. #2 Updated lobby with nice little store for snacks and a nice fast food snack bar. Coffee, juice, and small food items. #3 Elevators came quickly and worked #4 The properties common areas was well kept for it's age #5 Nice beds. Good pillows. #6 Good price. We paid $69 plus a ridiculous resort fee of $13. #7 Staff was very nice. Always came back to a serviced room. Negative #1 Hotel was very dated.If you look in corners to check for dust/rust, this is not your place. #2 Flat Screen TV's only had analog signal. Remote control did not work. I called front desk and nothing was ever done to correct problem. #3 My wife likes the room cold. She was not happy. In all fairness, the room was not uncomfortable at all but it was not cold. #4 Sheets on beds had holes and looked unpressed. They were clean but not the quality of linen that I would expect #5 Resort fee included WiFi that connected but would not support streaming. We tried our Kindle and phones. Before you think this is not a good place remember that if you are spending the day at Disney, you will have an OK place to stay. I wanted to like it more but it is a solid 75.

    1
    « Poor Service »

    I stayed at this hotel for six nights. The room was clean and well kept. However the service from most of the hotel staff was terrible. Also I had to dispute with a manager to get a room service charge off my bill because we never got any room service. I will not be coming back here and do not reccomend staying here.

    5
    « Nice place »

    Enjoyed our stay very much. Check in was very quick and the ladies at the front desk were very nice. Did not care for the lady at guest services she was pushy and very rude when we told her we didn't want to listen to a time share promo. Bell hops were nice and quick to get there. The shuttles were great. Between them and the restaurate never had room drive anywhere after arriving. The restaurant and bar were great. The coupons and the 2 for $25 dinner special were great. The food was good both dinner and the breakfast buffet. Our room was great. Very spacious, the beds were comfortable. Quiet. Had a great view. Enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching fireworks each night and the view was great. Nice just being in the room with the balcony door open getting the fresh air. Stayed here about 4 years ago and really liked the remodel and the redoing of menu in the restaurant this time. Will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Good value and easy access to Disney Springs »

    We were looking for an inexpensive room within walking distance to Disney Springs. My wife also needs a decent bed to get a good night's rest. She slept well the 2 nights we were there so we were both happy. The staff was great, and the waitress for breakfast was amazing. When the real goal of the trip is to go to one of the theme parks, the importance of having a good place to come back to and relax can't be overstated. They've done a great job with excellent value.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Booked through Expedia for 1 night for my wife daughter and myself. Hotel clean with all comforts and close to Disney Parks with free shuttle.Excellent breakfast and very professional staff. Would highly reccomend it for families.

    4
    « The tale of 2 rooms »

    As I'm sure others have also done, for years I've read conflicting hotel reviews, thinking, "gee how can these reviews be about the same hotel?" Now maybe I have a bit of a clue, from my 2 stays in 2015 at the LBV Best Western Resort. In late July, our family stopped for a one night, short Disney World visit, on the way home from a Florida Gulf coast vacation; it was last minute and I found a great deal on Expedia. That room was on the 8th floor and faced away from the highway; the room was large, bright, clean, well maintained, and everything very comfortable; my husband loved the large flat- screen TV- a good bit larger than found in many hotel rooms. We were very pleased with this inexpensive but nice, comfortable room, and decided we must stay again the next time we were at Disney World. That room I would give a 5 rating. In mid-November, my daughter and I had the opportunity to do a late planned girls' only Disney trip. For Disney parks' perks, we spent the week at a WDW Value resort, and to save money(Disney hotel rates went up for the weekend), moved to the LBV Best Western for the weekend. Again, I found a discounted rate online. After a week in a tiny, kinda dark WDW hotel room, I was so looking forward to the Best Western's large, bright comfortable room and balcony that I remembered from our July stay. Whoa!, was I disappointed. Our November room was on the 17th floor, facing the highway(even that high up, traffic noise was too much to enjoy the balcony) it was smaller and darker than the other room..the bathroom and balcony too. And although the furniture/furnishings were the same as in the July room, the bathroom and ceiling light fixtures, plus the doors, appeared to be original to the 1970's constructed hotel, making the whole room look/feel dark and kinda dingy. Just as in the July room, the room was clean, and the beds were comfortable, but in November, that's where the comfort ended. The room was ice cold, no matter how the thermostat was set. We told the front desk about this and was told someone would be up to check it out,...never saw anyone, and the room was still ice cold when we checked out. We had the opposite problem with water in the bathroom....it was scalding hot! ...dangerously so, no cold water at all. Again we called the front desk, and were told to flush the toilet several times to get cold water to come up...Really, that's the fix? Well, that did work somewhat, still the water was hotter than comfortable, but not dangerously hot. I would rate that room a 3,..that high mostly for the comfortable bed and cleanliness of the room. Both stays we appreciated the convenient free self-parking, the timely and comfortable bus service to Disney parks/Disney Springs, also the location, near Disney Springs. We didn't eat on-site either stay, nor did we use the pool. Front desk personnel weren't the most helpful or friendly either stay, but they weren't bad. The hotel lobby was large/bright, nice/clean; the elevators worked well...even though the hotel has many floors, the elevators were always available in little time. For what I paid each time, I'd consider both rooms a value, the July room... a great bargain!

    4
    « Excellent Location! »

    This hotel was in better condition than expected and located in the best location just minutes from Downtown Disney and all of the Walt Disney Parks. They provided free shuttle service to the parks that run every 30 minutes. They also had laundry facilities which was very helpful after our family returned from a one week cruise. Our room also came with a nice balcony. Self parking was free and plenty of spots. One negative though, I was unaware of a resort fee and even at checkout wasn't informed but after coming home saw that they had charged it on my credit card. We booked and prepaid through a third party and got a decent rate. Beware of a $14/day resort fee.

  • 4
    « I LOVED our stay here. Sure, it's not a Hilton, but for Best Western, it is definitely top of the line! »

    We had such a great stay! As far as Best Western standards go, this really has to be the top notch in their lineup! Super clean, the lobby was grand and open, the pool didn't have the waterpark type extras (like fountains, waterfalls or slides) BUT, it was super clean and warm. We came at the busiest time of year (Christmas week), and the whole place was spotless. I enjoyed Dinesha (the front desk manager) a lot, as well as the other front desk lady, who was kind enough to store our cold groceries in a fridge for us for a couple of hours since we were too early for checkin!! Dinesha was ....hard to read at first, but as I came to deal with her, I just felt she was lovely and welcoming in ways that I didn't expect. The Bellmen made our trip a little easier, that much more exciting for my 10-year old daughter (because they truly treated her like a princess), and I have to say they were lovely also. Could do without the welcome party crew behind the guest services desk - they only wanted to help people that they might get timeshare leads for. We left a brandnew unopened Nuwave party smoothie make in the suite as tip for the maid (a Christmas present that we really couldn't take on the plane - blade and all), and the hotel called and asked for an address to mail it to! Overall, I HATE writing a glowing recommendation for this hotel, because I'd like to keep it a secret! We'll definitely return. It made our trip that much easier. I do have a small piece of advice to offer for those traveling from the airport without car rental. Check Super Shuttle for overall fares if you are shuttling to Best Western. And the Disney bus service is really wonderful.

    4
    « Nice hotel to stay near Disney downtown »

    We like this hotel. We'll look for this hotel whenever we'll visit Orlando in future. Staff is helpful and caring. Hotel is very clean with enough parking space. Disney downtown is 10 mins walk from this hotel. Hotel has shuttle service (every 30mins) for all Disney parks + shuttle service for Disney Downtown. Very nice hotel for family stay.

    3
    « We stayed 12 nights & loved the Disney view from our balcony. »

    The people at the front desk are very friendly & efficient. The location is walking distance to Disney Springs & very convenient to the Parks. The room was clean & quite large, it also had glass patio doors out to our balcony. The room could use some updating.

    3
    « Got exactly what we thought we were getting.... »

    Booked a last minute trip after our ski trip was cancelled due to no snow on the east coast. Hotel main areas and our room was clean. Nothing fancy but perfect for what we needed as we did not spend much time in the hotel. They had a pool but we never checked it out. The bus pick up and drop off at the parks is timely and friendly. I would stay here again.

    4
    « Great stay for Disney vacation »

    We stayed here in early December 2015. A time when the park attendance was on the lower side. We were able to get a really good deal on a room (around $80US). If you can get a decent price, this is a great alternative to staying at a Disney Resort. You are basically on property, but with many options within walking distance. The rooms are quite big with two queen beds, table and chairs, big dresser. Nice big closet with a little area to store things with a mirror. Washroom is very small. TV is pretty bad, but probably fine for the amount of tv you watch on a Disney trip. Every room has a balcony which gives you a bit more space and has table and chairs on it which give you some nice options. We did not have a view of the fireworks, so can't comment on that. The air conditioner is very noisy and takes some getting used to when you're trying to sleep. The shuttle service was very reliable. They run every 30 minutes and there are 2 buses and they each go to two parks. When the parks aren't busy, this is okay - you'll always find room on the bus. Not sure what it would be like at a busy time. Downtown Disney is very close - 10 minute walk and provides you with lots of eating options if you don't want to eat at the parks. There is also a shopping area 10 minutes walking distance in the other direction (takes you off property) from hotel with grocery store, many restaurants and a few gift shops. We had a few minor issues with our room and with the bill, but they were dealt with quickly and politely. The staff at the front desk is very knowledgeable and helpful. The pool is very warm - probably 90 degrees or hotter. Fine if it's cool out, but not sure what it's like on a hot day. The hotel is close enough and shuttles run well enough, that we were able to take mid-day breaks. We really liked having the options of grocery and restaurants within walking distance. The rooms are a little dated, but clean. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be close to parks, but doesn't want to pay the Disney prices. Hotel offers free wi-fi (well included in their "resort fee"), which worked very well.

    5
    « More Bang for Your Buck!!! »

    First off, I've stayed at several Walt Disney World hotels and I find myself making a review of them and making sure I let all my friends, family and followers(blogger) know which one to stay at. Below are what I loved about this hotel - The View: Our room was situated on the 15th floor We had a wonderful view of Disney Springs(Downtown Disney) You could see Epcot and Hollywood Studios from a distance. - The Front Desk: A wonderful younger woman(wish I knew her name) helped us upgrade our room from a queen to a king with a better view without charging us. We had an issue of being overcharged and they were quick to help us get our money back.Everyone at the front desk should get a pat on the back and a raise for all the hard work they do. The Room: We all book a room to stay the night and don't think I forgot about it. The room was great. I'm one of those people that could careless how "hip" or "modern" a room looks. As long as it has a bed, looks clean and has a view, I'm happy. The room did have a retro look to it which I did like. Oh and ladies if you like Bath and Body Works, they use them for their toiletries. Honestly I hate writing cons because 99.9% of all people read this first and always make it the sole reason they don't visit. Please don't let this hinder your reason for coming to this hotel. Seriously I wish Booking.com didn't put the cons first. Breakfast: Did not like the fact that they only had a breakfast buffet. I only ate a bowl of Oatmeal and 3 hard boiled eggs and my girlfriend ate 2 hard boiled eggs and some fruit and we were charged 35 dollars. We don't eat a lot of food because we try to eat healthy. If I would have known this was the price I would have ate at the parks. I'd come to this hotel again over staying on Disney Property.

    4
    « BestWestern »

    Great except the complimentary breakfast has been discontinued, I was sorta expecting it and when I showed up in the dining area was told it was 14.95, sorta hungry and had to pay outrageous prices. Pool temperature was very warm, 95 degrees sorta like a big hot tub

    1
    « Vacation »

    My visit to this this hotel was horrible. I would never stay here or recommend anyone to stay here again. The 1st room i had, had hair everywhere from a previous guest in the shower and in the beds. The beds also had stains on the sheets and the towels as well had hair and a stain. So i went to the front desk and they moved me with no problem. Only to get the the second room and had the same problems. I called the desk and had someone come clean the room while i was present. The sheets where on the beds inside out and once again HAIR was everywhere. The room also have a very bad odor. And the balcony door was broken, so we couldn't even use the balcony. The bath tub was peeling so i didnt feel comfortable showering there. The food there is horrible, however they do have a pizza hut. The employees were nice, but the rooms are horrible. Worst hotel experience ever. Its rates at 3 stars for a reason. NEVER AGAIN!!!! I wish there were other hotels with rooms available for my time there, i definitely would have left and stayed somewhere else.

    5
    « Second try and totally AMAZING! »

    My first time being in this hotel went TOTALLY wrong! I decided to give it another try because the first time would have been perfect if not for the "missing" items incident. This time however the hotel exceeded my expectations. Everyone was super friendly, helpful, and full of holiday cheer. The rooms were completely clean. This time I got a view of Disney and I was able to enjoy the fireworks. The place was super clean, the crew did amazing cleaning our room everyday. Favorite spot was the pool which was so warm!! Thumbs up!! What a turn around! I would definitely return and share with family and friends!

    5
    « The View!! »

    Nice, clean hotel... Private balcony with view of Disney Springs and overview of all parks... The fireworks show from the parks is very cool to watch! Family friendly, but enough perks for an adult weekend too!

  • 5
    « Great location »

    Excellent location but the lady from the tour services was somewhat rude. It's excellent near the outlets and you can take the Disney bus right in front. Good service overall, just stayed one night though.

    4
    « good value »

    stayed 10 nights for WDW visit. Nice room, very good bus to WDW, every 30 min, on time, about 30 min to each park. Bad breakfast deal, ate cereal in room. (review must have 200 characters minimum) (review must have 200 characters minimum)

    4
    « ENJOYABLE STAY. »

    Very good value property. Helpful staff, clean facilities, comfortable rooms, a bit outdate, yet still nice. Awesome breakfast buffet at a very affordable price, Friendly helpful staff. Great location on Hotel Blvd. at the all new Disney Springs, only a short 5 minute walk and access to the Disney Bus transportation system.

    5
    « an excellent hotel in disneyland area »

    It is a very good and relax stay with very clean and spacious room. The lobby is very decent and the view is very good. It has disney store inside the hotel and free shuttles to disneyland and other fun areas.

    4
    « Great Value »

    Great hotel close to Disney and a good value. It is within walking distance of Disney Springs if you like to walk, other forms of transportation are available if desired. There are fast food restaurants close if you are looking for options within your budget.

    3
    « Hotel close to Disney Springs »

    Staff was very nice, quick check in and check out. Buffet breakfast was good. Had a problem with not enough towels for number of people per room (I booked two rooms), The second night only had three bathtowels, two hand towels and two washcloths for four people in one of the rooms. A/C would not auto cut off, room was freezing in both rooms. Bed was not comfortable, it sagged in the middle. Overall, it was a place to sleep close to Disney.

    4
    « Convenient to Disney »

    Second time staying here. Went two years ago and thought it was great value and very convenient to the Disney Parks with front door shuttle service. Disney store on site to purchase park tickets. Check in not till 3pm but no problem checking in late. Free parking

    4
    « Exceeded expectations »

    This hotel was a welcomed treasure. Located just at the edge of the WDW property, the hotel provided reliable transportation to theme parks, a wonderfully comfortable bed and a large room. Staff was very helpful. Conveniently located adjacent to additional dining and shopping opportunities. Easy access to highway also. Highly recommend.

    5
    « GREAT »

    Great location, the people are the best! I've never met a group of people that go TOTALLY out of their way to make your stay GREAT! Names to remember,Shyla is the BEST at the front desk, Ken is always there to help, Tina and Vicky in the lounge make it memorable! Cynthia and Meredith in the restaurant are always a Pleasure!

    1
    « Poor Service Leaky bathroom ceiling »

    We checked in on a Sunday and it took about an 20 mins to check in. We went to find a luggage cart and there was only one and the guy said he had to walk with it. Meaning we would have to wait for the others that just checked in to get to our room... When we got to our room the first impression was okay but as the stay continued things started going down hill quickly. The bathroom hadn't been cleaned. The ceiling over the shower was rotten and leaking from what I believed was the shower in the room above. When get got on the elevator to go back down, the elevator dropped suddenly about a floor and was stuck for about 5 mins. When we finally made it to the lobby the manager downplayed the issue and put a person back on the elevator and said it was fine left it running. We came back by the elevators to go back to the room later that night and some other family got to the lobby and said they had experienced the same thing in the same elevator. When we got to the room, my wife called the front desk to ask for a late checkout and the guy ignored her. Didn't even say hold. I could hear him talking to a coworker and then came back on the line and said what? She asked for a late checkout and he came back snarky and said 1130. We just accepted. We woke up around 9 and started packing and took our stuff to the car and went to come back to the room and our keys no longer worked. This was around 1030. At which point we thought we had everything and just wanted to leave. We got home later to remember we had left our pillows in the room. Oh well those are gone. This place was a nightmare. The lobby staff were un approachable and management was not accepting of what issues were happening. We will never be staying here again.

  • 4
    « Good for the price »

    I would like to start and say that if you are coming to enjoy Disney World then this is a pretty good hotel to stay close and have good transportation to and from the parks. Careful though that transportation comes at a cost of 13 bucks a day which they inform you that you need to pay once you arrive and check in. The hotel is beautiful and not far from grocery stores and many other gas stations in the area. It is also close to Sea World and since it is so close to the interstate it made travel to other areas quite easy. There were a few things I was disappointed with in the hotel. First off our room didn't have a microwave. Not sure since when hotels stopped having microwaves in their rooms. So a lot of cold snacks and such when we would get back to the room late. (Little kids need there snacks :D ) So also with no continental breakfast it meant ordering food from the their restaurant or going out. Overall it's a pretty good place to stay. However, with kids I'll be sure not to stay here next time. Convenience for families should be a top priority for places like this and that all starts with the food and eating time.

    5
    « great stay »

    We use to stay at another hotel when we went to Disney But now that we found the best western we will stay there. So much nicer for the same price It had transportation to Disney and interior corridors Had a great time

    5
    « Solid property »

    We booked this hotel on a third party site for a good rate and checked right in. Pros: friendly staff, Mexican restaurant onsite, free parking, free wifi, shuttle to parks and clean rooms. Comfortable beds, great balcony views and cheap drinks at bar. Con: Our ac unit was blowing hot air but it was fixed within 10 minutes of calling front desk. I will be staying here again. This hotel property rocked my overnight trip to Orlando.

    5
    « Been here a couple of times »

    Stayed twice this year for two weeks each visit. Fantastic location as you can walk to Disney springs. Hotel was very clean and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. Thomas in the restaurant was especially helpful and very cheerful in the mornings at breakfast. Room was great and had fantastic views. Going again next year

    3
    « Birthday trip »

    Staff was excellent. From check in/out, the restaurant and bar everyone was professional and friendly. The rooms could use with a little attention. We had a leak in one and a missing shower curtain in the other.

    4
    « Birthday party downtown disney »

    I've stayed at this Best western before years ago with my kids. It's location and price are perfect! You have the theme park and resort buses for traveling convenience and you are close to other areas of Orlando. Premium outlets, restaurants, etc. I booked this through a special price for a friend's milestone birthday and they treated us right! We had a great 2- Queen bed room with mini fridge and if you can get a high floor overlooking the resort you can see fireworks from the parks! The drawbacks I had were the pillows and linens- pillows were hard cotton balls and the blankets were - meh. They could be so much better! And I would think offering free coffee would be a staple I. These hotels. But otherwise it was great and the people were awesome!

    4
    « Great location »

    Had a balcony for each room. On 9th floor with a very nice view. Good value for the money. Had shuttle service to the parks and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice workout room and pool area. Wasn't 5 star but definitely worth the price.

    2
    « Poor customer service! »

    My family and I stayed there Saturday December 12th for a one night stay. We checked out Sunday morning at 11. By 1pm I realized I left my pillow in the room. I called the resort and was forwarded to housekeeping voicemail. Every time I called there after I was forwarded to housekeepings voicemail. We called almost twice a day everyday until today (Thursday) to speak to someone about our pillow. We asked to speak to the general manager and we kept getting his voicemail no matter what time we called. We also spoke with Diego from housekeeping at one time and he said he would call us back in 30 minutes about our missing item. No phone call ever came. We went to the resort on Thursday to see if we could speak to someone about it. The lady at the front desk took our room number and walked back up and said the guy said he called us and that housekeeping had not seen a pillow matching the description we had given. I understand the hotel isn't responsible for items left in the room after checkout but if someone would have answered or responded to my phone calls maybe I would have gotten it back on Sunday and this wouldn't have been an issue. I am very disappointed in this hotel because of this problem.

    3
    « Firework view awesomeness but.......... »

    We wanted to be closer to Disney for a week of our Orlando trip. We came from the Point Orlando to this hotel so were rather disappointed with the room at the Best Western when you compare the 2 hotels. Yes the view of the fireworks at night from Epcot is somewhat awesome (you do pay for that view), however the rooms are not what you would expect from a hotel on a Disney property. The decor of the room was like going back to the 80's which was a shame because the hotel itself and the view were rather good. Come on Best Western bring your rooms up to date!

    4
    « close to disney parks »

    Upon arrival, you have the choice of valet parking or self parking. Self parking is included in the resort fee which is currently $13.99 per day and covers use of the pool, gym, parking,local calls, wifi, park/shopping transportation, although they omit to tell you that you're also charged an occupancy tax and sales tax which is another $1.75 per day. The reception is airy and has a small convenience shop, Disney store, reception and concierge (which doubles as a Wyndham timeshare flog) a grab and go snack bar which leads into the traders tex mex restaurant and flamingo cove bar. The building is a single building up to 18 floors with rooms on the 4th floor being executive which had kings size beds/sofa bed, ergonomic chair, writing desk, a full UK size fridge (no freezer) The top floor were firework view, although I could quite easily see the epcot fireworks from the balcony of my 4th floor room. The rooms were a little dark, as with all American rooms, where the only source of light is the balcony patio door, when the rooms are deep, it does appear dark. Room was adequate for 8 days and had plenty of room for a solo traveller. linen changed every three days but also on request, maid service daily, towels as and when placed in bath. Staff were friendly and gave a cheery good morning and willing to share local attraction/restaurant info. The convenience store/grab and go was quite expensive for incidentals, even more expensive than Goodings (a supermarket for tourists) which is a five minute walk away at crossroads where you also find Mcdonalds, uno, fudruckers, dennys, perkins, burger king, TGI's, to name a few restaurants. Walk the other way and you're about 8 minutes from Disney springs so the hotel is well located. The hotel also lay on a bus service which runs to all main disney parks and finishes 90 minutes after park closing. A shuttle is also provided to LBV shopping village free of charge. Bus service was excellent and didn't have to wait more than 15 minutes. Those wishing to venture to seaworld, I drive shopping can get a 50 lynx bus then an 8 from crossroads and only costs $4.50 all day. Swimming pool was hardly used by other guests and had sun loungers, heated swimming pool (like bath water) and a small round kiddies pool. The tex mex restaurant also served a all you can eat breakfast which was $14.99 with pastries, pancakes, eggs, cereal, sausage, bacon, hash brown, grits. The quality wasn't much, the cutlery was filthy and the mugs were badly stained and needed replacing, only ate here once as a result although evening meal of jerk chicken was OK. I would stay again but recommend some small improvements; - if providing ice buckets, inform guests where ice machines are - replace the cutlery/mugs - provide showering facilities for guests leaving late in the day when check out is 11am - advise guests in advance if you're having any parties/Christmas ball as having music going thump thump thump until 11pm could have affected some guests enjoyment.

  • 4
    « Nice place to stay »

    We stay for 3 nights to take our grandson to Disney. It was a nice place to stay. Just a couple of things I wasn't happy. First, they won't let you take out food from the breakfast buffet to the rooms. My wife hurt her ankle prior to arrival and couldn't walk that much so I tried to take breakfast to the room and was told that I couldn't. They weren't rude but it was obvious that profits above convenience is the rule. I had drive to a McDonalds that is just a couple of minutes from the hotel. Second, the shuttle that takes you to the parks also pick up people from other hotels. On our way to the Magic Kingdom wasn't that bad but on our way back it took 50 minutes to get back to the hotel which normally would be a 15 minutes drive. Also, beware, the welcome package that you get after check in is just an invitation to take the typical time share meeting. Read the fine print.

    4
    « Disney vacation »

    Great place to stay very close to Disney World, free frequent shuttles, for a fraction of staying on property. Clean and comfy! Would stay here again! The restaurant was mediocre and overpriced, though.

    5
    « Great Stay at Hotel Best western Lake Buena Vista »

    Love everything about this hotel. We are repeat visitors spanning 15 years. It has been renovated, beautiful Disney views, close enough to walk 1/2 mile to Disney Springs, great restaurants, terrific staff! Convenient buses provided to/from all major parks A+++

    4
    « Rooms with a view of a mouse, sorta... »

    Had a very spacious and clean room on the 16th floor with a balcony overlooking Down Town Disney, now known as Disney Springs. It was a very pleasant 6 day stay. No frills but the price was under $100/night. Very nice staff.

    4
    « Wonderful Accommodations »

    As a last minute decision (two months ago) to plan a full week long trip to Disney World, I decided to stay here at the Best Western. We arrived in the late afternoon and had a very short wait at the front desk. The attendant was very courteous and quickly checked us in. I had requested a high floor and received a room on the 12th floor so we enjoyed that. The room was large and had plenty of room. The beds were comfortable and each had 4 pillows. The AC worked very well and the bathroom was clean as well. The shower/tub had plenty of hot water and the shower head allowed for different sprays. The bathroom had plenty of towels and washcloths as well as soap and shampoo. The room included a large safe that was free to and easy to use, a flat screen HD tv (that only received non HD cable), a desk, a mid sized refrigerator, and a balcony with two chairs and a table as well. I was also surprised by the number of available electrical outlets in the room. The only downside to that was some of these outlets were very worn and that made it difficult to keep chargers plugged in to them as they would just fall out of the socket. The wifi was also free and worked well during our stay. All of the staff that we encountered were very friendly. Even the hotel manager, Youssef Bonfour, showed up to my room as I threw my back out and had to call EMS to take me to the ER. He was first to my room and was very caring and assisted in bringing the paramedics up to the room. He also made sure that housekeeping came by as we were only gone for a few hours and upon my return, our room was reset and that allowed me to rest for the day. We never did eat breakfast or dinner at the hotel. We did get some of the Pizza Hut pizzas and they were great. We also did not swim during this trip even though it was unusually warm during the week we were there. The hotel also contains a convenience store as well as a Disney shop. The Disney shop included tickets to the parks, Disney gifts, as well as the ability to purchase Magic Bands. The whole property looked well taken care of. I was also very pleased with the bus service. It took a little bit to figure the system out but all you have to know is the B line runs to this hotel. The buses ran within every 30 minutes and most all of them were nearly empty during our stay. If you wait until the park closes then it will fill up fast. The B buses serve 3 locations as well as the A line. We figured out that you could also hop on the A bus and it drops off directly across the street from the Best Western. We did this once as we exited the park and saw that we had just missed the B bus. This was our first family trip to Disney World and other than the one day of my personal mishap, we absolutely loved this trip. We will definitely choose to stay here again when we return in the future.

    5
    « my go to place »

    I love the BW- it's close to Disney Springs, has a shuttle (which saves you $20 a day in parking at the parks), and the rooms much larger than the budget Disney rooms. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and have really comfy beds. The staff is friendly and professional. Anytime I have had a problem, they have addressed it right away and fixed it. The one exception, a shuttle problem (which is shared by 8 hotels) they couldn't fix BUT the refunded my resort fee, not just for that day, but for the entire stay- pretty nice for one late bus,

    4
    « Disney Vacation »

    Good value on Disney property. Close to everything with frequent bus service to the Parks and Disney Springs. Free parking is a plus if you have a car. Also included was a Continental breakfast with a wide variety of fruits, cereal and toast bagels and sweet rolls. A nice feature.

    5
    « Great hotel within walking distance to everything! »

    My wife and I spent our 20th wedding anniversary at this hotel for 9 nights in late November 2015. The Front Officer Manager kindly upgrade us to a beautiful room with king bed and magnificent views of Disney Springs and the fireworks at Epcot and Magic Kingdom (thank you again Mr. Bounfour)! Our check-in was done in less than 5 minutes without any issues, and our room was very clean and housekeeping services were excellent. The mattress was excellent and permitted us to sleep comfortably and soundly every night of our stay. We found the hotel to be very quiet. The pool was heated and the restaurant had a tasty all-you-can-eat buffet for a discounted price in November. We found that all staff members were quite friendly, personable and ready to answer any questions that we had. This hotel has free bus service to all of Disney's four theme parks leaving from the front door every twenty minutes (this was quite a bonus as we never had any parking woes at Disney, and to boot, we saved $20 in parking each time we visited Disney by using the hotel great bus service!). Our check out was also quite easy and took less than 5 minutes, with no surprises (thank you Shyla!). Overall, we would highly recommend this hotel because of its price and location, and despite it charging a resort fee each day, it is the cheapest resort fee of any hotel so close to Disney. You cannot go wrong with this hotel!

    3
    « not great, but not terrible »

    I stayed here with my niece when we took a trip to Disney. We went down to the Marketplace for breakfast each morning and waited at least 10 min for someone to show up if we needed help or even just to check out. The prices for the food are expensive and the quality is close to average. There are not a lot of people around to help when you need it or even to answer any questions that you may have. The beds were not very comfortable, definitely not if you have back problems. It is a very clean and well kept place however and the temperature of the pool is amazing!!

    3
    « Decent for the price »

    We are locals just staying in the area for the night. We wanted to be within 10 minutes walk to Disney Springs, which we were. The area was nice and the hotel staff were helpful. The hotel room itself was large (we stayed in a standard king) and clean. The traffic on the road and in the hallway was rather loud but not terrible. The bed wasn't extremely comfortable but neither was it terrible. Our biggest complaint would be the breakfast was way overpriced and was not very good. The hotel was decent but we would probably try another place next time.

  • 4
    « Great Stay »

    Had to have a room for a business trip. This hotel was in a perfect price range, clean rooms, good reviews and great location. I was very pleased with this choice. The bed was very comfortable. First time that I enjoyed the mattress at a hotel that it made me question myself, "do I need to upgrade my just 2 year old (that before I slept on the hotel mattress thought was comfortable) mattress at home?" Great stay, you won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Love this hotel and staff »

    I've come here since my daughter was a baby. We celebrate her bday at Disney and our anniversary too ! This hotel is so accommodating. It has a great Disney view and the hotel manager is very dedicated to his customers. Mr Juan at the front door greets us every time and manager Youssef Bonfour is amazing. Thank you for making my little girls bday a great one every year! See you again soon

    4
    « Great hotel. »

    This was a great hotel. We stayed there for 2 nights and took my son to Downtown Disney. The hotel has a shuttle and great services on property. We did not get to do everything we wanted to in two days. But it was convenient. We had one problem the hotel does not have microwaves. We will always return to Best Westerns

    3
    « Great Service, Great Price »

    Reservations and Frontdesk service was wonderful. Accomodated my needs of just needed a quick stop hotel to sleep for about 5 hours before hitting the road again. Needed room only from 10am-4pm. Some places tried charging me for 2 nights cuz they wouldn't check me in early. Lola from reservations understood and did her best to work with Frontdesk to ensure before I booked the room that I can checkin early and leave same day. Price was great too when she matched my phone app pricing at Hotel Tonight.

    5
    « Overall great place to stay. »

    Stayed just one night while waiting for our room at Disney Beach Club, wished we would have stayed more. Bus trans. to parks, reasonable room rate, beautiful facility, food was excellent as was the service.

    5
    « Nice Surprise! »

    We stayed here on a Priceline whim and were pleasantly surprised! The Priceline price was great but we needed to add an extra night the day of arrival and couldn't get a room that way so we ended up paying a typical Disney price for one night and a reduced price for the 2nd night, but, it's okay because I still feel like night 2 made it all worth it! Not knowing ahead of time how the BW would be we were a bit nervous. We've stayed all the way up and down Hotel Plaza Blvd but somehow always missed this one. At checkin we were pleasantly greeted and our room was combined to ensure we didn't need to move. We were placed on the 7th floor in the corner by the stairs. No big deal, it was quiet and the beds were nice. The only complaint we had was the a/c didn't seem to be adjusted. Not enough of an issue to reduce the rating or never stay again! Overall we were impressed with the service and the stay. I would definitely stay here again if only for the free parking! :)

    4
    « Thanksgiving 2015 »

    We have stayed at this location several times and the staff has always been accommodating and friendly. The hotel is older but is very clean, the beds are comfy and has good water pressure. Request a room with the Epcot view, it's a little extra but you can watch the fireworks from your balcony.

    5
    « Great hotel for the money! »

    We stayed here during a weekend Disney vacation. We were traveling with a special needs child and the staff at this hotel was extremely kind and patient with us while we slowly manuevered our way around the hotel. The valet option was wonderful!! We were also able to see the Disney fireworks from our balcony which was awesome for my child!! My only complaint would be the food from the room service menu. We ordered a burger and the jerk chicken and it was very bland and a little burnt. The hotel was great for the money and we will def be staying here again!!

    5
    « Thanks giving 2015 »

    I have been here many times and will continue to stay here. The location is great. Walking distance to downt town disney. The rooms are nice and clean. The resturant has everything and there is a great bar with wonderful service and nice selection of wines. The service is wonderful each time I come here.

    3
    « Ehhh »

    This hotel served its purpose of providing lodging while I was in town for a conference, but I wouldn't stay here by choice again. Old decor in the room and the room had a dingy odor. While the bed was a good size for the area, the mattress was horrible and there was no actual comforter. The latter was especially problematic because the air would not stop blowing heavily in the room, despite me setting the temperature to 86. I had to call the front desk to figure out how to shut it completely off. I had the breakfast buffet one morning, and other than the omelet the food was not good. All in all, I had a roof over my head with running water and a fridge, but I wouldn't want to stay here again.

  • 2
    « Low rating due to broken hot water equipment. We were told it would be restored the night of check in but it was not. »

    Cold shower in the a.m. We found out that the nortel was with out hot water for at least a day prior to our arrival. No response form GM when called after the fact. We feel the hotel was deceptive and not up front about the situation. Numerous guests were dissatisfied.

    5
    « Great hotel, Great Stay »

    Last weekend was my second time coming to Walt Disney World and booking this hotel. On check-in, the hotel staff noticed I was staying by myself and instead of giving me a double room I had originally booked they gave me a large room with queen-sized bed, desk, couch, coffee table and all the other amenities they mention. I was quite pleased. Even though I had booked this hotel on a budget, I felt like the staff were truly respectful and helpful at all times. My only complaint is that during my stay (the 13th-16th), I found out that the heated pool wasn't heated. Perhaps there was a hot water issue that night? I never asked about it, because other than that my stay was very good and will be booking my next trip to Disney in January at this same hotel. Love the closeness to Disney Springs, the outside marketplace and the general atmosphere.

    3
    « No Hot Water! »

    When we arrived at the hotel we were not informed the hotel not having hot water. we were told it would be functional within the hour and not to worry. We did not have hot water for the duration of our stay. When dealing with the manager...it was stated that there was nothing they would do because we booked our trip on hotels.com. The hotel staff was friendly and the issues were out of their control, dealing with the manager of the hotel was another story, basically stated - you booked with hotels.com....your issues are not my problem. I have stayed at this hotel in the past with very few issues - i will not stay at this location again. I would prefer to stay at a hotel that listens to their customers concerns rather than state bluntly - talk to someone else.

    4
    « Great Accommodations with a View! »

    After debarking our cruise at Port Canaveral, my wife and I decided to spend another day visiting the Magic Kingdom before heading home to Richmond VA, as it has been several years since we have been there. This meant that we needed an overnight stay in the Orlando area. Using one of the hotel apps on my smartphone, the Best Western was in the top 5 places with a very good last minute rate, and close enough to WDW to suite our needs. Check in was easy and we found our room to be spacious, clean and accommodating. A/C worked exceptionally well, and the room had a balcony with a small table and two chairs. The hotel offers shuttles to all the Disney parks, as well as Downtown Disney. We will definitely be back again when we visit WDW with the grandchildren.

    3
    « Lots of positives »

    I have stayed in this hotel many times in the past. The location is excellent and it has good facilities. There is a gym and the pool area is very relaxing. Parking and WiFi are free. This time however there was a bad smell in my room and it was dirty. I stayed in 2 different rooms. The bar and restaurant I did not use as they are somewhat uninviting and Disney Springs is close by well worth spending time there.

    3
    « Just OK »

    Hot water wasn't working one night, though the hotel comped our room. Location was really good for the price. Spent most of the days at the park, so hotel was a good place to crash. They tried to charge us a resort fee, but It appears that was given back to us after we checked out.

    4
    « Excellent for price & location »

    I have found the Lake Beauna Vista Best Western the best value (quality for price) when in the Orlando area. Close to Downtown Disney (walking distance) it is also very accessible to all teh parks, shops, outlets, and golf courses that Orlando has to offer. Do not be fooled by the outside appearance of the hotel, the hotel lobby and rooms are extremly modern and clean, and the staff is very professional and friendly. This hotel strives hard to make your vacation pleasurable and they hit the mark. I would highly recommend.

    4
    « Best Western Lake Buena Vista »

    I believe service is a very important part of any hotel stay, especially when the purpose of our lodging was to meet Wyndham Vacations representatives after our first night. In this case the staff was very helpful. The hotel was very nice. Our room on the ninth floor overlooked Epcot in the distance allowing for full view of the fireworks. There is a laundry area behind the elevator bank which made it confusing to determine which way to go to find our room because the area did not come to a T. Like any destination, you figure these things out about the time you leave the hotel. We did.

    3
    « ok »

    location ideal for parks. decent but it's not " resort" caliber. they charge a 15$ resort fee in addition to room fee. I'm still confused why. tv remote barely worked. old decor. old carpet. valet available but he was rude and I could barely understand him. it's nothing special but it was a room to sleep in.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Best Hotel I have stayed at in Orlando. Clean hotel and room with decent free toiletries. Nice location. Very comfortable beds and quiet rooms in the middle of all the madness that is Orlando. Be aware that this hotel charges a resort fee per night.

  • 5
    « Fantastic Trip »

    I've just returned from a two week family vacation in Orlando staying in the Best Western Lake Buena Vista. Upon arrival I was told that as we were staying for 14 nights they had put us in a bigger room with a view of the Disney Fireworks. The room was clean and comfortable with a decent sized balcony. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful and really made us feel at home. Disney Springs is a short (10 min) walk from the hotel, there are also daily shuttle busses to Disney Springs from 6pm. There's also a shopping centre with some restaurants, take aways and a supermarket which is only a 5 minute walk. It was very handy for stocking up on supplies and the occasional quick Mc donalds dinner. The shuttle busses to the parks are great.. always on time and very efficient. We used the pool every morning and it was clean and there were always fresh towels out. We will most definitly return to this hotel. Well worth the value for money and friendly service. Thanks guys for a great holiday.

    5
    « Great Value for Your Money »

    Stayed here in October for the second time and will definitely stay here in the future. The room offered a great view of Disney Springs and was extremely comfortable. The staff did an excellent job in meeting all my requests. You can't go wrong staying here.

    4
    « Great stay inside Disney World »

    My husband and I travelled to Orlando from south Florida on 11/16 to visit friends who were vacationing at Disney. As always, I was looking for the best hotel for the least expensive price, and the Best Western in Lake Buena Vista fit the bill. I was somewhat concerned when we arrived because the exterior did not impress, but I was pleasantly surprised when we entered. The lobby is very nice, but the room surprise was the best of all. We had a king room with a balcony overlooking a small lake. We had cocktails on the balcony, and later watched the fireworks at Epcot from the balcony. The room itself was clean, with a small refrigerator and a very comfy bed. My breakfast was very good ( yogurt, fruit, juice and a pastry) and my husband upgraded his to the hot breakfast buffet, which was an all-you-can-eat deal. (He loved it :o) Every hotel employee was polite and very helpful. I would definitely stay there again. (It is also walking distance to Dusney Village, another plus.) One tip - go on the hotel's website to compare prices to Internet 'bargain' sites. My room, with my AAA discount, was cheaper than all of the Internet sites.

    5
    « Worth your money »

    Beautiful rooms and awesome restaurant, pool and atmosphere. Transportation to and from the parks was very convenient. It was all around clean and I can't wait to stay there again. We had an awesome view of fireworks at EPCOT and staff were very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Better than the Disney All Stars! »

    For less than the Disney Allstars we had a better room with a balcony. Comes complete with a coffee pot, room service, restaurant, bar and pool. The staff was pleasant and our maid service was top of the line. Quiet rooms and bus service was superb. Runs to parks every thirty minutes and even after stopping at two other hotels was better than I have experienced at the Disney hotels. This hotel exceeded my expectations and my husband and I enjoyed our stay.

    2
    « Nightmare stay »

    To start the AC thermostat did not work and would blow cold air even when set at 80 degrees. We arrived at 10 PM after a long day at Epcot to find that there was no hot water in the entire hotel. Even worse there was loud music coming from the floor above us. It seems the hotel failed to mention to us that our room was directly below their banquet room which was hosting a wedding reception that night. The music ended at 11 PM followed by half an hour of noise from tables and chairs being moved.So much for a relaxing nights sleep. We then awoke at 3 AM to the sound of dripping water coming from the roof and walls near the AC vent even though the AC itself was off. It was bad enough to cause the wall paint to bubble off the wall. We had to apply towels around the area to mop up the water. BTW, no hot water in the morning either. To be fair the management was polite and credited us with one night's room & fees. Fortunately, I spoke to the front desk manager the night before because by the following morning they had a stream of upset guests and were less than accommodating to them. The property is in a good location and the complimentary transportation is a plus. I don't know if our experience is symptomatic of an aging (but otherwise well kept) building or simply bad luck, but we won't be staying there for a good while.

    1
    « Staff »

    The hotel did not have hot water or heating during our stay. Everyone can have problems, but the staff was very, very unhelpful and full of attitude when we asked for a status. Then we were told they would compensate everyone for the problems, but it wasn't on our bill. When questioned we were treated extremely rudely.

    2
    « Not a good Experience »

    We had a horrible experience from the minute we checked in. We got there early and the room was ready which, was a plus. However once we entered the room it was very warm, we dropped the AC giving it time to cool down but it didn't, we called and they sent Chandi (who was extremely helpful) to our room 3 times to see about getting it fixed because there were no more King Bedrooms available. We also had an issue with the mini fridge in the room which Chandi was able to bring us another one. In between all that we found a condom wrapper next to the bed, a stain on the wall and the bed sheets and 2 pillows cases had these big blue stains. It was completely unacceptable. The front desk staff/manager was very apologetic; they detailed the room and brought us a whole new mattress. We appreciate their understanding and the effort to make it right however it was complete unacceptable to find anything in that condition. To top it off Saturday night a pipe broke which yes was out of their control but it was just the icing on the cake with the whole experience being poor.

    2
    « Pick another place »

    Outside having a roof over your head, that was about all I can say about this place. House keeping only had 2 bath towels and wash clothes, no hand towels. They ran out of hot water for 2 days. They didnt replace the plastic cups we used. The AC was extremely loud. The rooms are outdated. Everything was pricey for a best western. There are too many options, pick another place.

    1
    « NO HOT water for two days now.....and counting! »

    The hotel is very old and dirty. I had the chance to view the laundry station and it was filthy! My room looks like it's never been vacuumed, ants on the floor, just overall dirty! The maid had limited amounts of towels to leave and stated I had to call the front desk for hand towels. My last thought is, with no hot water, how are they cleaning the laundry and dishes?

  • 3
    « short stay after cruise »

    very conveniently located to Down Town Disney and shopping centers. Free parking. Shuttle service to major attractions. Good breakfast. A bit expensive for what the hotel offers but overall good quality. Restaurant staff could be more polite.

    5
    « Great Hotel, Great Value, But You Gotta Pay For Coffee »

    Love this place, wish they had coffee in the lobby. (other than going to the restaurant and paying) The view and balcony were excellent. The bed comfy, the staff pleasant. I (however) needed some coffee.......

    2
    « terrible experience with this chain »

    I stayed there for 9 nights , room was poorly cleaned, bathroom very tight and the view that was supposed to be Disney view wasn't as expected at all the furniture was also old, the hotel itself needs to be renewed Last thing the receptionist were not friendly and they almost lost my package that was delivered, I had to stay in front of them so that they can find it even though it had my name on it

    2
    « Smelled of chemical cleaning products »

    We had two rooms. When we entered our rooms at check in, they smelled of chemical cleaning products. So, we turned on the fans and opened the patio doors, left for 6 hours, thinking upon return the smell would be gone. No it was not. We all got a terrible headaches and none of us slept well and did not feel well, the next day from the chemicals. I brought this to the attention of the front desk, and they said to bad, you should not have stayed here. The rooms did appear Clean, your very basic hotel room decor, nice balcony views and a plus having a balcony, refrigerator in room is extremely helpful! I might stay here again, if they could guarantee no chemicals were used in the room..Due to the chemical smells I had to give a low rating.

    4
    « Decent hotel for a good price »

    The parking is a nightmare with three kids on your own, I highly suggest adding Valet to your trip expense; it will be well worth it. The rooms were not glorious but standard. The balconies could use a light but it was such a great bonus! The kids enjoyed the beds and slept okay. The pools were surely not heated as advertised which was pretty upsetting. The check in process too longer than usual but the staff are extremely friendly. We probably would consider booking again

    4
    « Convient and Comfy Great Value! »

    Second time I stayed at Lake Buena Vista Best Western. Great location and value. Room was comfy and clean. Most hotel staff was friendly. Check in staff friendly. Never saw maid but she did a great job. One perk of this hotel vs. most Disney Property is no long trek from bus drop off or parking. Walk into lobby and up the elevator to your room. Very much appreciated this after a long day at one of the theme parks. Minor issues were fixed promptly. Oddly a picture started to fall off the walls and there was no shower curtain at check in. Staff noticed picture but I had to ask front desk for shower curtain. Hotel has a cool triangle tower design and nice balcony rooms. I could see Epcot spaceship Earth and the Contemporary Hotel at Magic Kingdom from my balcony. And I could see fireworks from both but they were small and off in the distance. Bottom line good value for the money. Great place to relax and sleep after the hectic pace at the theme parks...

    5
    « Great Value »

    This was much more affordable than other options near or in the Disney/Universal Studios area and it was also comfortable and had a lovely view. It was clean, roomy, and had a pool and a gym. I would stay here again.

    4
    « Clean, basic decor, good value »

    Stayed here before and always is just a nice hotel to stay at. Clean, your very basic hotel room decor, nice balcony views and a plus having a balcony, refrigerator in room is extremely helpful! This time we received a handicap room, which was okay but shower leaks in entire bathroom floor since floor did not seem to sink in/drain enough in the roll-in shower. However, we made do with towels on the floor. Bus transportation and location rocks.

    3
    « An OK place for the money »

    This is a nice hotel with great transportation to parks. I gave it an average rating due to the shower water being too hot, which is unusual for hotels, and the electric sockets so loose that they wouldn't hold the plugs to charge our phone. I sure the staff would've moved us but we had already unpacked and since a couple of the plugs were fine, we just alternated while charging our things.

    4
    « Nice Hotel and GREAT Value »

    This hotel offers great views of the Resort, nice decors and friendly staff. I will stay here often. Walking distance to Downtown Disney and buss transportation to the rest of the resort. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • 5
    « Close to Downtown Disney »

    Excellent Hotel to stay in. Very close to Downtown Disney and a free shuttle service to all the Disney parks. Offers a range of food outlets. A great place for all families to stay. Has a wonderful atmosphere for everyone. It certainly is the second most happiest place in the world. The staff are very friendly and happy all the time.

    1
    « So upsetting. »

    First of all, the customer service was terrible. I talked to a "front desk supervisor" and a "front desk manager", they were both rude and unprofessional. The only nice worker I talked to was on the phone before check in and I wish I would've gotten her name. There is no microwave in the room, you have to come down to the lobby to use it. By the time I got back to the hotel, the only section with the microwave was closed off. The man was annoyed when I asked to use the microwave because he was cleaning the floor. My second day there, housekeeping came into my room at 7:30AM. When I complained about it, front desk "supervisor" did not care at all. DO NOT PAY FOR THE "VALET" PARKING. It may be $10.00 a night but totally a waste because each time I had to get the car myself. I used my points for this stay but even free, I would never stay at this location again. The rooms were gross, the bathrooms small, and bring your own towels because the towels are basically useless.

    5
    « Great place to stay with a family »

    This hotel had everything we needed to make it a very enjoyable stay for a week. Great location, friendly and very helpful staff, reasonable prices, good rooms, comfortable beds, good housekeeping, warm pool and the hotel even has a small bar for the adults to have a nightcap or some R&R after the parks all day! Couldn't ask for anything more.

    3
    « Happy »

    Hotel was quite nice and clean staff friendly and very help full breakfast average shuttles to parks great yes rooms need updating but always kept clean check in staff very helpful and polite if its just an average priced hotel you are after cannot go wrong here down side pool not really big enough for crowds that get there but hey can not have always

    5
    « Orlando, Fl. stay 10/15 »

    Excellent!!! We have stayed in the area many different times and by far, this is the best value of any of our stays. A very friendly staff! This property is located at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) which included access to the Disney shuttle buses. We had a room on the 14th floor with a view that exceeded our expectations. We could see the attractions at Universal! The pool was spotless as were the entire grounds. Already planning our trip for next October at this hotel!!!

    4
    « Disney Stay »

    Stayed on the 12th floor. The room was clean and nice but not spectacular. Used the pool and enjoyed this amenity. Arrangement/setup of corridors a little confusing. The same with access to the pool. As we arrived from Ft Lauderdale in the early afternoon there was a bit of a backlog for check in at 3:00PM

    4
    « Good Basic Hotel Easy Walking Distance Disney Springs »

    Great hotel for those who want to stay on Disney property but not pay the price. The rooms was clean and nice. We didn't use any of the amenities since it was a last minute decision to stay overnight, so I can only comment on the room and hotel itself. I wish they would offer blankets in the room, We only had a heavy sheet. Also, a note to the concierge, i would recommend not putting a couple in a room right by the elevator. We heard every family of early risers (aka screaming kids) headed to the theme park which woke us up. Also, a note about security, we came into the hotel about 11:00 at night and didn't need room keys to access, it was just an open door on the side of the building (near the restaurant) which is a concern for safety for staff who work the late shift as well as guests.

    3
    « Best thing is the Disney shuttle. »

    The hotel is in an excellent location. However, the rooms need immediate attention. To say that the decor needs updating isn't even the beginning. The rugs need to either be steamed or replaced altogether. The eighties called, and they want their wallpaper back. The air-conditioner was loud, even though it did work. And while I understand that not everyone can have a great view, looking at the parking lot was not ideal. On the other hand the bathroom seemed to have been remodeled, which was nice. Also, the reception dealt with a noisy neighbor problem very effectively. Unless there is absolutely no other alternative, I believe I will not go back.

    4
    « Nice hotel for Disney and Orlando stay »

    We stayed 2 nights a family of 4. We had a room with 2 queenbeds with traditional standard. Food for dinner was good. Pool heated and nice outside patio. Large parking area for free. Shuttlebus to parks every 30 min. Also bus to Lake Buena Vista shopping mall. Overall a good hotel for a short stay in Orlando.

    4
    « Close to Disney, free shuttle buses to the parks »

    Very clean,staff very helpful. The location is great, close to the parks the free transportation so no need to drive. Has a restaurant on site, which is good but a little pricey. But the cost of the room was very good for the location. Rooms were clean and property is well taken care of. I would stay there again.

  • 3
    « OK stay, probably better hotels in the area »

    We stayed at the Best Western Buena Vista Resort mid September for an extended weekend. We arrived late Friday night and were quickly checked in. At check in we noticed the hotel offered discount tickets to Disney Parks and since the property is in the Downtown Disney resort area they had a Disney Store in the lobby. The next morning, I went to the from front desk with the discount ticket flyer and was sent over to the concierge counter. They gave me the prices which were slightly discounted, but every bit helps I thought. They proceeded to ask way too many questions for a counter purchase, They were gathering information for Wyndam Vacation club, I immediately left as I don't appreciate marketing calls at home. We ended buying our park tickets at the Disney Store in the hotel to save time at the park ticket line. We ate at their restaurant a few times for the convenience. The prices were good for a hotel restaurant and the food was ok. Plenty of places to eat in the area and you can even to walk to a few. We didn't make the pool during the trip. We picked this hotel because of the location. We have stayed in the Downtown Disney area before and liked the proximity( walking distance) to Downtown Disney and the Disney shuttles to the park. The air conditioning went out on the last night/morning which made it a tough night to sleep in the Florida heat. Glad it was the last night so as not to ruin the whole trip.

    5
    « Great stay, affordable price »

    While the finishes may have been a little rough around the edges, the hotel was clean, the bathrooms were new, the water pressure was great. Offered views of fireworks, which was true to advertisement. The pool was comfortably heated and actually pretty deep in spots, which we appreciated. Access to the Disney Springs bus system, which was helpful with the traffic and construction. For the price, the value was amazing. Hotel staff was polite and helpful, couldn't have asked for more!

    4
    « Disney Adventure »

    We choose to move hotels on our vaction nearer to Disney area and this was perfect location - shittle bus every 30 mins to parks. Loads of info, you could buy park tickets at reception and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

    3
    « Six days in Orlando »

    Well, we were six days in Orlando, just to visit Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Universal Studios. So my girlfriend and I chose this hotel, because the location is very good, just a 15 minute bus-drive to all the attraction. The hotel is also just 15 minutes walking distance to Downtown Disney. The location is great and the shuttle is going every 30 minutes to all the Disney attractions. So much to that. Now to the hotel itself, the story looks a little different here. The rooms are big and spacious, with king-size bed and a nice little balcony, so that's great. The air-conditioning works fine, the hotel is renovated and has a mini-fridge. The mini-fridge you have to fill up by yourself, because its empty. That looked a little bit curious to me, because every international hotel in the world I visited had a full mini fridge. But the hotel-staff said to me, that their fridge is empty and you have to buy everything you want by yourself. Well, when you arrive in the hotel, tired, tired, tired, you would like to open the mini-fridge and take a little mineral-water to refresh yourself. But in Best-Western-Hotel Lake Buena Vista you have nothing when you arrive tired in your hotel-room. The hotel-staff is another story. This hotel-staff has no international class i have to say that, and the staff in the breakfast-restaurant is a completely joke, except "Kathy", she was the only one in my opinion who cared about the guests. The food in the breakfast restaurant is a completely joke like in the most us-american hotels, not able to arrive international standard, not even average standard. The pineapple were cut wrong (the hard pieces), the melon had bad pieces, and that was all on fruit they offered anyway. The bread was a completely disaster, the cheapest quality I have seen in my life. Instead fresh Orangejuice they served Concentrate, sometimes it was not even orange-concentrate, it was something else. Pitiful. So we eat mostly cornflakes (also not the best quality), Philadelphia-cheese and caffeine free coffee. Well, on the third day we couldn't sit in the breakfast-restaurant anymore, because the air-conditioning didn't work, and it was cold like hell in the breakfast restaurant. Without a jacket you couldn't sit in the breakfast-restaurant anymore, and on the windows they had already ice-flowers. I talked to the management two times about the problem with the air-conditioning in the breakfast-restaurant but they were not able to fix it. pitiful. By the way, you have to pay extra for the breakfast if you book this hotel, so don't forget this fact if you want to book this hotel. Well, we were not eating anymore in the breakfast-restaurant and both our own stuff, we made our little mini-fridge in our room full. LOL So much to that. Of course, if you are in Orlando you have to see the attractions, and this hotel is good located to reach every attraction, no doubt about that. The Shuttle goes every 30 minutes, so that's perfect. I would recommend Magic Kingdom, but go with the bus and not with the ferry or the monorail if you don't want to stand in line too long. Epcot is not great in my opinion, because you have to walk too much to see everything. Animal Kingdom is very nice, especially the 'Tree Of Life" and the show "Its tough to be a bug". But the Universal studios are much better then the Disney-Attractions, because they much better organized when you want to buy food and drinks. The new "Harry Potter-Attraction" is a must see, its just amazing and unbelievable. The only sad story is, that you have to pay a lot of money for the fast-pass at Universal-Studio, the fast-pass at Disney was for free. The next time when I come to orlando, we would chose a hotel that is as good located as the Best Western Hotel Lake Buena Vista, but which offer a better service and a better breakfast to its customers. I hope my review was helpful, enjoy your vacation. Sincerely E.K.

    3
    « 3 Night Disney/Universal Vacation »

    My family spent 3 nights at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista in October while visiting Disney and Universal. The Good: Great location that is close to Disney and close to the Interstate if you want to visit Universal as well (about 15 mins with light traffic). Easy parking and access to the hotel. Plenty of local restaurants to eat at. The Meh: The hotel offers bus service to Disney, however, don't trust guest services who told us it would take about 10-15 minutes to get to the drop off and that we could walk to Magic Kingdom from there. Your time to get into the Magic Kingdom from the hotel is more like 40-45 minutes after two additional pick up stops and a monorail ride. The ride back is even longer if Animal Kingdom is open as you have to ride down there for pick up too.....something we didn't think to ask about. Finally, if you DO use the bus service make a note of where your dropped off and where to wait to be picked up....its easy to lose track in the shuffle. We drove and parked the next day and paid the money to park at Disney as we felt it was worth it. The room itself was dated and while not dirty...just felt somewhat old. Rooms are cleaned between 10-5 so if you get back to the room at 3 or 4 your room may not be cleaned. Not a big deal...just fyi. The Bad: We had some issues with the water. It was scalding hot even when turned all the way to cold. Maintenance came and said this was a known issue and we needed to run it for 3-5 minutes before a shower. We made it work, but its so hot its almost dangerous to young children. All of the water is this way...so we brushed our teeth in really hot water. Interesting dynamic. Would consider staying here again if the money was right but would not use the bus service.

    3
    « Good for families or groups »

    My room was on the 5th floor and I had a good view of Disney Springs and Disney's Epcot in the distance (I only realised on my last day that I could see the fireworks display at Epcot). My room had two double beds (which makes economic sense if your travelling with someone). I noted that a lot of families were actually sharing rooms and that makes the 148 USD per night affordable.I later discovered that for solo travellers, other resorts such as Buena Vista Palace resort had rates as low as 70 USD per night. The hotel had a good deli within where you could buy pizza, beef burgers and others. I also found the nearby shopping centre a convenient place for buying groceries and they had several restaurant's including fast food outlets. Disney Springs was only a 20 minute walk away. Busses were available every 30 minutes to the Disney parks and also a shuttle was available in the afternoon to a nearby factory store outlet (though I discovered a nearer factory store outlet which was within walking distance). I would recommend this resort hotel for travelers that are in groups and don't mind sharing a room.

    4
    « Pleasant and family friendly »

    We stayed in September for my husband's birthday. The staff were wonderfully pleasant. The room was clean and the view from the 14th floor was beautiful!! The only complaint I have is the buses to and from the parks. They frequently ran behind, however that was due to the traffic and construction; completely out of the hotels control. Will be returning in November and December!

    4
    « Its good »

    Stayed here twice before, probably will stay here again next year. Its located around a 10 minute walk from Disney Springs. The rooms are dated a bit, and the pool is small, yet you're in Disney World so who cares. Literally we would leave the hotel most days around 8am or 9am, and arrive back at around midnight. The Disney shuttle buses are sweet too, although, I do feel they should sign post the times a bit better, to stop confusion, and maybe post last bus times and change that daily. We once waited for an Epcot bus around 11pm, to find out the last bus had left around 10.30. I guess it was our fault, but we had no way of knowing if another bus was going to come or not. There is a McDonalds close by, and Pirates Cove golf, and other food outlets. We stayed on the 7th floor facing the main road, the noise you could barely hear although the ice machine was quite loud, you could hear that every now and then. Thats about it, I'll review it again shortly as I stayed here on 2 separate occasions on this vacation

    4
    « Had a really good time at this hotel. Room was good. It's a great location for walking to Disney springs. »

    Good rooms at this hotel with great views. Put on a good breakfast spread. All the staff are very helpful and friendly. The hotel pool was very warm and never too busy to enjoy a swim. Great location for s stroll to Disney springs as it is s nightmare to drive there at the moment with all the building work going on.

    5
    « Staff are amazing! Pool is HEATED! »

    Stay was great! Pool is heated (in real life, not just on paper like so many other places) and the staff are great! There is also an amazing BBQ place across the street (American Q) in a neighboring hotel. Stay here! You won't regret it!

  • 1
    « Very Bad Customer Service and Outdated »

    I reserved a standard king size room for two days for a weekend getaway with my wife. Upon checking in at 4:30, I was told that even though I had reserved my rooms weeks in advance, they were out of king size bed rooms. They offered to waive the resort fee ($13 per night) if I would take a two queen sized room. But, that was not what I reserved and not what I wanted. They finally put me into the handicapped room - which has no bathtub, a strange shower, and no counter space in the bathroom. I went back down to the desk upon finding that out and talked to a different person. He told me there were no other rooms available at all and to check back in the morning. I checked back in the morning and talked to a third desk person. She informed me that a standard king sized room would be available at noon and that they would move my bags during the day so that when we returned from the parks, we could just get our new keys and go to the new room. When we returned at 7:00 PM, they had still not yet moved our bags to the new room. At this point I just moved them myself because who knows when they would have been moved if we waited. Both rooms had uncomfortable beds and the decor was very outdated. Both rooms had very uncomfortable couches and chairs. Both rooms had torn up tables and the cabinets would not completely close. I plan to avoid this place in the future and instead will try any other hotel on that street.

    4
    « Great crash pad for Disney »

    We just returned from a 5-night stay at the Best Western on our first trip to WDW. I was very pleasantly surprised, as I did not expect much after reading some of the reviews here, and after paying only $59 US per night when booking 4 months in advance thru Bookit.com (plus an extra $50 off our booking with a Bookit.com coupon). We can afford to stay at the Disney brand hotels, but we knew we would only be in the room to sleep, so we decided to give the Best Western a go and use the money we saved for other holidays. Every member of the staff that I encountered was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. The maid did a good job on our room each day. The room was a little old, like most of the hotels in the Lake Buena Vista area (and many of the Disney brand hotels, I gather!), but everything was clean and operational, and the beds and pillows were respectable (I have a bad back and had no problem with the mattress). Nice big mini-fridge in the room. Good air-con, not too noisy. We had a Disney View room on the 11th floor of 19 floors, and this was worth every extra cent that I didn't pay for it LOL. I really don't know how I got the room so cheap, but I strongly recommend that you pay the upgrade charge for a Disney View room, no matter what base rate you pay. Most nights my husband and I put our son to bed, poured a glass of wine, and watched the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the balcony (there is a show every night). Interestingly, the room is advertised as having a view of the Epcot fireworks, but we found that the view of Epcot show was not that good, whereas the view of the MK fireworks was terrific. Keep in mind that MK is a 40-minute drive from the hotel (everything is sooo spread out at WDW), so the fireworks are in the distance, but close enough that you can still enjoy them. The Disney View rooms also face away from the street, so our room was very quiet. Note that there is a resort fee of $13.95 per night that you will have to pay at the hotel, but my research indicated that this was the cheapest resort fee in the LBV area. Some are over $20 per night. The hotel has a buffet breakfast or you can order a la carte, but we just used the marketplace area for breakfast, which is stocked with muffins, bagels, danishes & cookies, Yoplait yogurt, apples, oranges, bananas, cream cheese, peanut butter, a do-it-yourself Mickey waffle iron, soft ice cream machine, desserts, automatic espresso machine, and coffee urns. Every morning I went downstairs to pick up breakfast foods for us to eat while we got ready to go to the parks. The food in the marketplace was not cheap, but well worth the convenience it offered. We did not have a car to hit a grocery store for such things as fruit and yogurt. You can buy Disney tix in the shop in the lobby, but of course you'll want to buy them long before you arrive to use the 30-day Fastpass+ window. As an aside, I got all the FP+ bookings I wanted (except the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train) at the 30-day mark even though people staying at Disney resorts get to start booking their Fastpasses at the 60-day point. If you are travelling in high season, I suspect you might miss out on some Fastpasses for the top rides if you are not at a Disney resort and getting the 60-day window for FP+. Just guessing though. The shuttle to the parks is an air-conditioned bus, and it comes every half hour. Our bus would only pick up at our hotel, the Wyndham, and the Buena Vista Plaza (both within 5 minutes' drive of the BW), not the hotels on the other side of the street. So we didn't make endless stops on the way to and from the parks. The Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) area is only a 10 minute brisk walk from the hotel. Note that the shuttles do not go to Disney Springs. The Disney hotel buses also do not take you directly from any of the parks to Disney Springs; you have to go back to your resort first, then take a dedicated Disney Springs bus from your resort to Disney Springs. Only 1 of the Disney resorts is walking distance to Disney Springs, to my understanding. The Disney buses also make numerous stops on the way to and from the parks, unlike our shuttle. We tried taking a Disney bus from Animal Kingdom to the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and then we took the shuttle to Disney Springs from AK Lodge, and it took over an hour. We would have done much better to have gone straight back to our hotel, and walked the 10 minutes to Disney Springs. But that was our first day, and we hadn't learned the ropes yet. We gained a great appreciation for the location of our hotel after that fiasco. A taxi to the BW from the airport costs about $55. If you stay at a Disney resort, you get a free airport shuttle, but note that if you fly in after 10 pm, like we did, you won't get your luggage delivered til the next day! And you have to make numerous stops at other Disney resorts on the way to your hotel. AND they take you to the airport way too long in advance of your flight. The $120 we spent on cabs to and from the airport was well worth the time and hassle saved. This is becoming a very long review, but I wanted to answer some of the questions I had as a WDW neophyte who was trying to figure out which hotel to book. I hope this was helpful.

    4
    « awesome hotel for our familys 1st vacation together »

    room location was great, balcony view breathtaking.. great room service for breakfast....great house cleaning every morning. comfortable, stylish, cozy...would recommend this place to any1. only negative was the prices in the convience store was a lil high priced..

    4
    « Large Rooms, Great Staff »

    This hotel is located near the Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) area--actually within walking distance. The rooms are large and would easily accommodate 5 people. We found the hotel to be a bit dated, and that is one of the reasons it is not 5 stars. Our room was clean and quiet (we were on the 9th floor) with a balcony and it was reasonably priced. You can pay extra for a Disney view to watch the fireworks; they were visible but not really all that close and of course lacked the sound effects. Check in and check out were easy. One day we forgot to take off the "Do not disturb" sign and our room did not get serviced; however, housekeeping slipped a number under our door so we could call for fresh towels and amenities. We called and housekeeping was there in 5 minutes; not only did the maid bring us fresh supplies but she cleaned the room and bathroom, remade the beds, etc. as well. So a shout out to housekeeping for a job well done. The hotel provides shuttle service to the parks every 30 minutes; for the most part it was on time but there was one evening when we had to wait longer than the 30 minutes. Free, plentiful parking. Overall, I would recommend if you want to stay in this area of Lake Buena Vista.

    5
    « The best choice »

    Travel to Orlando with my brothers and we are looking for a convenient hotel that was close to the Disney parks, so we looked and found this, the truth was the best choice that hicimos.Orlando and parks must distrutarls the maximum so the really only used the hotel for a little rest, we arrived at 12md and got up at 6:00 am to go to the parks so just use the hotel facilities, but have a reasonable restaurant, a games room, a small gym and bussines center where they can plan your vacation and print the boarding pass, also in the concierge can help you maximiar your holiday. It also has two convenience stores where you will find Disney products, bags, sunglasses, clothing, snacks, etc. The hotel has an excellent service Shuttle to the park so we did not have to worry about that, also if you had to move some of the mall, or Disney Down town you can do via UBER, I recommend it works perfectly all the day, and the service is cheaper than an official taxi. We were going to rent car, but with the shuttle service to the park and the use of UBER not see the need to rent car. As we were going with little time, we wanted to enjoy the most of the parks, so we decided to make several purchases online at amazon and they reached the Hotel.Y here I want to emphasize the service of a person's name is Oneil Hotel he was a nice person , collaborator, sympathetic, always ready to help, so for sincere congratulations. by Package you get just charge $ 5 + tax, but okay. Truth were satisfied.

    4
    « Good value hotel near downtown disney »

    Stayed here with my family on our orlando holiday but was a bit sceptical by some of the reviews on trip advisor .but hotel was really good .yes some of the rooms and corridors look a bit dated .but everything was clean and cleaner cleaned rooms every day and gave fresh towels ect . And feel some people who review act as if there buying the hotel no renting a room for a week or so Staff were helpful .great free shuttle bus to all disney parks every 20 mins or so through out the day and night until parks close thats just as good as any Disney service buses .disney fire works can be viewed from the stairwell on the 17th floor, A short 10-15 min walk to all the shops and resturants at Disney springs(down town disney) but again shuttle bus is provided if you don't want to walk . There a resturant on site that servs a good all you can eat breakfast .and Mexican evening meal Also a small shop selling basics ,a Disney shop and a small takeaway selling pizza ,pasta ect until late My only small bugs were Air con was little bit noisy during night and draught larger pump not working a couple of times we went to bar but bottled larger was available I would stay here again as a very good value hotel

    4
    « Good value near Disney Resort »

    This is a very nice hotel with good facilities conveniently located near the Disney Resort in Florida. The shuttle service to the different parks and free parking are great. While we did not eat at the hotel, the menus looked good and not too expensive.

    3
    « Good Value Good Location »

    Good Value and Good Location. 10 min walk to Downtown Disney plus free shuttle to Disneyworld Parks. Good location for restaurants at other nearby hotels (e.g. Benihana at the Hilton, American Q at the B Resort, Johnnie's Hideaway) Time share sales people has a booth in the lobby. Prepare to be pestered.

    4
    « Nice view and comfy! »

    Stayed for a week, very nice room, spectacular view in our veranda. Quite and so relaxing after a long walk from World Disney! I really like this hotel at night time view. Friendly staff, and the restaurant is fine. Good for the money .

    4
    « Great experience! »

    We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during our Disney / LEGOLAND / SeaWorld vacation. It was great from the start. The valet, Juan, was great and very attentive during our entire stay. Ken at the front desk was nice and helped us with a few issues (which I will mention later) that came up during our visit. The check-in process was very fast and we were up to our room in no time. We had booked a room with a Disney view. It had a fantastic view of Disney Springs and the fireworks from Epcot. It did not disappoint. We had two issues during our stay, but they were minor. The security lock ripped out of the wall and then there was a small drip of water from the ceiling. Within minutes of reporting these problems to the front desk, Manny from engineering was up to our room to correct the problems. He was great and had these problems fixed quickly. Also, hot water seemed to be in short supply, but we reported this to Ken and the problem was fixed immediately. The temperature in the room was difficult to regulate. It was too cold for our liking, but we would simply run the A/C until our room was comfortable and then switch it off. It was fine. We ate breakfast every morning at the hotel. While we did not enjoy the hot breakfast buffet, we did utilize the small café with waffles, cereal, breakfast sandwiches, etc... Thomas, the Food and Beverage Director, was always so energetic and happy. He brightened our mornings with his happy disposition. We ordered dinner one evening from the restaurant to take up to the room. Burgers, chips with queso and pizza. It was yummy! We would definitely stay here again. The location is fantastic with easy access to all of the parks and restaurants. The beds were very comfortable and the room was clean. The staff was wonderful and aimed to please. If you're looking for a great price on a good hotel, this is the place to be.

  • 4
    « Best Western Lake Buena Vista »

    In the Walt Disney World Resort near Downtown Disney (the new Disney Springs)- close to all the parks, offering shuttle service to all the parks, this hotel is a great option. Prices are reasonable and service is great. There is a restaurant offering a good breakfast and the pool is adequate- check them out- and make your stay at WDW relaxing and affordable.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable and great location »

    We stayed just one night to visit with family . The hotel is very family friendly and conveniently located to restaurants and shopping outside the Disney Enclave. While, not as fancy as other resorts, we found it to be a good value. The food choices and quality were good. Pool was just fine for the kids and the surrounding foliage provided a nice respite from man made stimuli. We were able to walk to Disney Springs and to the crossroads eatery area outside the hotel zone. Each room has a balcony with table and chairs. Great for morning coffee.

    4
    « Disney World »

    My first time with my family visiting Disney, was so exited, the hotel accommodation was pretty good to me, the breakfast was ok, I had better. The room clean and the bed comfortable, I had the idea the hotel was more closet to Disney but was not a bid deal to me, cause when I'm on vacation I try not to sweet on the small staff, I was there to had a good time.

    2
    « Needs improvements »

    I'll keep this very simple. From the outside this hotel looks great. The lobby looks great. The rooms though. UGH! Horrible. Decor is bad. One trash can in the room, located in the bathroom. Our tv was blurry on just about every channel. The room itself was just very dated. They need to reassess these issues asap. Our room was 203. Beware. Done.

    3
    « Check In »

    The wait to check in was horrible. Having to wait was not acceptable. When reserving the room it should be detailed so people can plan accordingly. The restaurant was overpriced. The convenient store was also overpriced.

    4
    « Hotel Review in Lake Buena Vista, Flodia »

    Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel in Flordia, provided, very clean room, very friendly and helpful staff. Coffee in room, microwave, television, refrig, out sided balcony. The bed was not as comfortable as I would like, but I was able to sleep. .

    5
    « 40th Anniversary »

    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in Orlando. We refer Best Western properties when traveli9ng so picked the one in Lake Buena Vista. We walked into our room the first thing we saw was a large "Congratulations" hung on the sliding glass door. On the desk a chilled bottle of wine, a card from the staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary and towels shaped into a pair of kissing swans. Nice start! The room was spacious and clean. We spent the evening on our balcony which overlooked a beautiful lake with a view of Downtown Disney, watching the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. They had free transportation to all four main Disney parks as well as Downtown Disney which we used only once as it's a very easy 10 minute walk to the shops and dining. The staff was courteous and professional. The breakfast, while not complimentary, was great and plentiful and the lounge is well stocked and relaxing. If I could give our experience more than 5 I would.

 

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