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Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

4 stars
13351 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32821
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
556 reviews
Great hotel

Great pool area. The staff was friendly. The kids eat free at Applebee's was a great promotion. See full review

  • Mother of 3 kids under 10
  • Jul 26, 2014
Great stay at a reasonable price

Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. They had some the... See full review

  • Disney adult Fanatic
  • Jul 6, 2014
Built in 1990, the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista offers convenient access to theme parks, entertainment venues and convention centers. This Floridian, central Orlando hotel sports a stylish lobby, spacious guestrooms, and KidSuites that have a partitioned-off area with a television and bunk beds. The lobby movie theater, poolside activities, game room with pool tables, and on-site Disney store offer something for guests of any age. With 10 event rooms for 18 to 600 guests, catering services and on-site audiovisual equipment, the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista is the perfect choice for conferences, wedding receptions, private parties and other special events.
Key Facts
  • 503 guestrooms
  • 63 suites
  • 6 floors
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Meeting/event facilities
  • 24-hour business center with printer, copier and fax
  • Internet (fees may apply)
  • Pets allowed (maximum of two, fees may apply)
Neighborhood
The Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista is right across the street, and within walking distance, from the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Downtown Disney. Shopaholics and roller coaster enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel's proximity to Walt Disney World, Universal and Orlando Premium Outlets.
Hints and tips
Scheduled shuttle service is available to Walt Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld for the theme park and marine mammal lovers in your group.

The Orange County Convention Center and the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center are also on the shuttle schedule for convention and conference attendees.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Safe
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

28.3721 -81.5041
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 12.00, MI;
Area description
Resort, resort

Nearby points of interest

  • Discovery Cove: 3.5 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.2 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 mi
  • Skyventure: 6.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 7.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 7.2 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.5 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.5 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.9 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.2 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 4.6 mi
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 5.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 5.6 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 5.7 mi
  • Gatorland: 6.1 mi
  • Skyventure: 6.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 7.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 7.2 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 7.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 7.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 8.4 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 9 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 13 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 13.8 mi
  • Amway Arena: 14.2 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 14.2 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 14.2 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 14.2 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 15.5 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 15.9 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 15.9 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 16.2 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 16.2 mi
  • CFE Arena: 24.7 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 25 mi

Dining

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar is now open serving favorites like the Oriental Chicken Salad, House Sirloin, and Fiesta Lime Chicken. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, seven days a week. Applebee's there's no place like the neighborhoo
Applebee'sĀ® Tiki Bar Poolside
Open seasonally, and weather permitting. For lunch, and tropical drinks.
ApplebeesĀ®
Come and enjoy your favorite drinks or appetizers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (556)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
556 out of 556
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ONPP
San Juan, PR
Jul 27, 2014

Family vacation on a budget

Perfect hotel for a Parks vacation on a budget. Good location, free WiFi and free parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk from Bahama Breeze and Lonestar Steak House. Applebee's in the hotel.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mother of 3 kids under 10
Kansas City mo
Jul 26, 2014

Great hotel

Great pool area. The staff was friendly. The kids eat free at Applebee's was a great promotion.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

The evening shuttles get crowded. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the shuttle stop

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disney Mom Traveler
Harlingen, TX
Jul 16, 2014

Disney Family Getaway 2014

Hotel is good, pool is big for kids and have a lot of amenities, near restaurants and near any of the Disney Parks as well as Universal Parks! Really enjoy it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good restaurants around hotel

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lovestowalk
Business
Minnesota
Jul 14, 2014

Perfectly fine

This hotel was nothing out of the ordinary - but it delivered everything I needed - comfortable bed- small fridge, wi-fi ect. I think the hotel is best suited to families who are visiting theme parks. As a business traveler I really didn't need the kids movies played at the pool, the arcade and all the family friendly services the hotel provided.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

People in Orlando don't seem to be walkers. When I suggested walking to and from my conference - they were horrified. It's a long way! (just over a mile) There are no sidewalks! (actually there were, except for a quarter mile on a scarcely used frontage road) It's too hot! (well, yes, it was July in Orlando) So if you want to walk and they tell you it's impossible - check it out for yourself. I had a lovely stroll between hotel and convention each day and saved more that $60 on taxi's.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1 Happy Mami
Milwaukee,WI
Jul 10, 2014

Amazing stay!!

From the moment we arrived the staff was EXCELLENT!!! Everyone was so friendly and accomodating. They even shared some money saving tips and advised us where to go on our stay. The location was great too. Just moments away from downtown Disney and the theme parks. They have a concierge service onsite so you can buy your theme park tickets instead of waiting in line at the them parks. The cleanliness of the rooms, pool area and entire resort was fabulous. Kids ate FREE at AppleBee's which is located right in the lobby (12 years old and younger). Which was a huge plus and saved us money in our pocket. They also have a DJ on Wednesday nights. He was awesome!! The resort also had fun activities for the kids poolside. They also offer free shuttle services to the Disney theme parks. I can't say enough about this resort. We will certainly be making our way back there!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Disney adult Fanatic
New Jersey
Jul 6, 2014

Great stay at a reasonable price

Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. They had some the comfiest pillows I ever tried and wanted to buy them for my home. Hotel was not as close to Downtown Disney as I thought but I rented a car so it was not an issue. Hotel did offer shuttles which seemed to be at reasonable times. Overall great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Soapu
Houston
Jun 27, 2014

Good stay for the price and location

Nice clean hotel. Shuttle bus to the theme parks was a plus. If you need a ride to the airport, please notify the front desk 24hrs in advance. We didn't, so we called a taxi cab from the hotel. Anyhow, once I checked out of the hotel... A nice dressed lady, and a man (who I believe is part of the hotel valet) saw me with my luggage asked me if I needed a taxi. I said we called on the phone for a taxi, & I did not see a yellow cab out there. They kept insisting we were the ones that called them on the phone. Anyhow, after riding in the nice black car (which they call taxi), I realized this wasn't what we called for. We were tricked to get into what I now know is a Town car. A real cab would've cost a lot cheaper than a Town car ($50). So be careful and don't let a nice dressed lady (driver), & the valet man trick you into getting into a black town car insisting you had called them on the phone for a cab ride, unless you don't mind blowing $50 to the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dominique 14
Florida
Jun 23, 2014

Very Nice

Everything was very nice. Room was spacious, clean, staff was nice and Accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

It's 5 minutes from Down Town Disney.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pradagx
Pensacola, florida
Jun 23, 2014

Unexpected surprise

Really didn't expect such a nice room and how big the room was exquisite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Super close to downtown disney

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
satisfied with service
fl
Jun 18, 2014

Great for kids!

Absolutely fantastic! With 3 kids under 3 this was the perfect hotel. Will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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