Rate based on Check-in: Apr 19, 2014 Check-out: Apr 20, 2014

Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

4 stars
13351 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32821
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
390 reviews
great hotel/good price

the hotel is great; the pool, business center, and exercise room were all used and nice. the staff... See full review

  • carriesue58
  • Mar 17, 2014
orlando vacation

Family friendly resort. Very nice resort, friendly staff that is eager to help and they have many... See full review

  • happyfarm
  • Dec 29, 2013
Family-friendly hotel with swimming pool, shuttles and more

The Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida is situated 20-minute from Walt Disney World resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Better still: The hotel offers shuttle service, which is included in the resort fee. The Holiday Inn Resort caters for families with great kid-friendly features, such as children's suites, an arcade and onsite playground. The hotel also offers a fitness center, basketball court, plus an oversized pool and two Jacuzzis. A theater in the lobby features daily movie screenings.

Reasons to stay
  • Kid-friendly perks, including kids suites, kids-eat-free promotions and more
  • Scheduled shuttle service to Disney theme parks, Universal Studios and SeaWorld
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, kids and adults activities programs
  • Business facilities available, including a business center, library and meeting space for up to 300 guests
Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista rooms

The spacious super-size standard rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista are ideal for families and large groups, and unique children's suites with one or two bunk beds. Complimentary amenities in all rooms include a 37-inch HDTV, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee and tea maker. Wi-Fi Internet access is available (fees may apply).

Things to do nearby
  • Epcot (2.6 mi./4.2 km)
  • SeaWorld (3.5 mi/5.5 km)
  • Walt Disney World resort (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • The Animal Kingdom (6.1 mi/9.1 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (7.3 mi/11.8 km)
  • Wet N' Wild (8.1 mi/13.2 km)
  • Universal Studios (8.2 mi/13 km)
  • The Florida Mall (10.3 mi/16.5 km)

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
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • King Henry's Feast: 4.9 mi
  • Movie Rider: 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
  • Wonderworks: 4.7 mi
  • Trainland: 4.7 mi
  • King Henry's Feast: 4.9 mi
  • Movie Rider: 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
  • 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 (390)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
390 out of 390
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
ashantiandashamommy
Hamden, CT, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Great Family Getaway!

My family recently stayed at this hotel from 4/15-20 and enjoyed every minute of it. Great location to downtown disney and also really close to the theme parks. on site applebees was a okay choice for dinner (especially since kids eat free) There were also a ihop, and denny's that made an excellent breakfast option. Wendy's is also across the street and there is a dollar tree down the street to service all of your needs. Will definately stay again next year.

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

Ihop is a excellent choice for breakfast instead of applebees

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

3
Auntie Gog
Charlotte, NC
Mar 11, 2013

Disney trip with 6 yr old

No hot water the first day or the last! 6 yr. old didn't care, but I did! Pool was great and having Applebee's right there was a godsend... we did not rent a car but took the shuttle to Magic Kingdom, etc. That said, it was not possible to walk anywhere else to eat and getting a cab was next to impossible. Staff was very accomodating, but sometimes I had to wait in line for a long time at the front desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If I stayed at this hotel again, I would definitely rent a car. The shuttle schedule to theme parks was not often enough, and there really is no good way to get off property to eat.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
bmccust
Boston, ma
Mar 11, 2013

great hotel

We had a great experience here. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and quiet, and it was in a great location for what we wanted to do.

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

Reviewer score

5
MikesS1141
Harrison, Ohio
Mar 9, 2013

Excellant Hotel

We stayed at this Hotel from 2/18-2/20/13 and it was a great place. My daughter and wife loved the pool area and the 2 hot tubs.The staff was friendly and very helpful in offering advice and directions to different locations. The room was big, clean and the maid service was excellent. The room came with a safe in it to store anything of valuable that you may want to leave in the room ( i.e. laptop,IPad, prescription meds, etc.) We found the AppleBees to be a convenient place to eat and had great service. If you are looking for a great stay I would stay here...

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

City walk at Universal Studios was very nice and had several places to eat that are great..the downside is the $20.00 for parking, however if you take a shuttle you don't need to worry about the $20.00....

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
Michellevila
NJ
Mar 6, 2013

Above expectations

Quick check in. Friendly staff. Great location. Literally a minute away from disney. Plenty of restaurants surrounding the property.

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

Do not take the 1 hour and 15 minute tour for the discount tickets. It to sell you time share and it's more like 2 hours an 59 minutes long. The mystic dunes resort tour is a waste of time and they don't know how to take no for an answer and get mad when you keep telling them NO.

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
AllyKat
Madison,Wi
Mar 5, 2013

Not a "resort" but a great place to stay

Although this resort wasn't really a "resort," it was a fantastic place to stay! The pool was quite large. There were two hot tubs. The hotel rooms had wi-fi. There wasn't continental breakfast, but there was an Applebee's inside the hotel, and the hotel was surrounded by restaurants. The hotel was super close to Disney, and the hotel staff were excellent.

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

Reviewer score

4
Canadian Touring Mother
Lloydminster Saskatchewan
Mar 5, 2013

Friendly, Clean, Great Location

The Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista Was Very Clean. The Hotel Was Very Accomodating, Friendly, Made You Feel As If You Were At Home With Anything You Needed At Your Finger Tips. The Value Of The Hotel Was Very Reasonable, And The Location Is Great!

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

Reviewer score

4
KatieWf
Business
New Orleans
Mar 4, 2013

Great Value

We stayed at this hotel for a conference being held nearby. It was a great value, friendly, clean...everything you would expect from a Holiday Inn!

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
Energetic Grandparents
Austin, Texas
Feb 27, 2013

Delightful For Parents, 3 kids, & 2 Grandparents!

The staff helped us located across the hall with parents/kids on one side and GP's on the other. Pool was excellent for the kids to unwind after visiting theme parks. Business center was easy to use. The large grocery supply room was much appreciated for late evening snacks and fruit. The rooms were always fresh and clean. And, the size of the rooms meant more comfort for our family. We would go back!

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

The Golden Corrall Breakfast Buffet Plus was a great way to fuel 7 folks for the day -- and it was only 1 block away!

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

5
M1CKEY RULEZ
New York
Feb 24, 2013

Location...

Was perfect. There was a shuttle to all parks and the drivers were on time and courteous to all. The hotel room was clean and smelled fresh. There were poolside activities daily. Also, hotel not far from airport :D

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

There were several eateries nearby. Applebee's on premises, Wendy's & Chick FIL a across the street. Big plus is a very short walk to Golden Corral, Yay!!!!!!

Review of Holiday Inn Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA

Reviewer score

4
Disney Park Enthusiast
Chicago
Feb 19, 2013

Nice room, inconvenient shuttle service to parks

Everything was great about this hotel, except for the shuttle service to the parks. To get to Disney, there was the choice of 7:25AM to Magic Kingdom, or 9:55 to Epcot. Getting back to the hotel from the parks, the schedule was equally inconvenient. Do not book this hotel if you are counting on even remotely convenient shuttle service to the parks. The taxi was $25 to $35 to Disney.

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