Buena Vista Suites

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

An all-suite, modern and classic property in the heart of Orlando, Buena Vista Suites is the perfect spot for a fun-filled few days or weeks at the theme parks. Complimentary full American breakfast will give you much needed fuel in the morning before a day at the theme parks, both only a short drive away, so you can be walking through those park gates in minutes. And when you’re ready for some down time, you’ve got an outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, as well as access to the facilities and dining at next door Caribe Royal Orlando!

Amenities

  • Tennis
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On World Center Drive, a 5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort and 15 minutes to Universal Studios. Driving time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

Spacious all-suite accommodations, each with air-conditioning, blackout blinds, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TV in both the bedroom and living room, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee/tea-making facilities, safe, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. 

One Bedroom Suites feature a 43" flat-screen TV in both rooms, bathroom with bathtub/shower combination, separate living room with sofa bed, and 2 queen-size beds in the bedroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suites are larger in size with a 55" flat-screen TV in the bedroom, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, dual vanity, separate living room with sofa bed and 43" flat-screen TV, and bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adult and 1 child. 

Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Ticket & Transportation Centre, and Disney Springs (once per evening). Advance reservations required for all shuttle services, and subject to availability. Complimentary self-parking.

Complimentary breakfast in the Valencia Room. Bistro Pizza Express* (grab-and-go food, open hours may vary). 24-hour room service* (temporarily unavailable). Further dining options at sister hotel Caribe Royale, including The Venetian Chop House (AAA 4-Diamond rating steak restaurant).

Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Fitness room. Tennis and basketball courts. Further facilities at sister hotel Caribe Royale.

Express check-out. Laundry and dry cleaning facilities*. Complimentary WiFi.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays customers saving $17 plus tax per room per day.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Apr 8, 2022 Xplorer9090

The lodging was excellent. Front desk were professional and knowledgeable with prompt service. The rooms were spacious, clean and up to date. The suite offered morning breakfast with offering that would satisfy even the pickiest of appetite’s. Shuttle service to and from Disney parks throughout the day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tough one...Stay was fine after the horror of our check-in!

Mar 15, 2022 shannonntonyv Marietta, Georgia

The school district booked our rooms and secured them with a credit card. They then sent a check for the total payment. However, the hotel did not apply payment to our account and sent the check back to the county. Back and forth we went, and here we are far from home with nowhere to stay. We paid it on one of our cards and county assured us we… Read more
The school district booked our rooms and secured them with a credit card. They then sent a check for the total payment. However, the hotel did not apply payment to our account and sent the check back to the county. Back and forth we went, and here we are far from home with nowhere to stay. We paid it on one of our cards and county assured us we would be reimbursed. We decided that since we had to pay out of pocket the three of us only really needed one suite. We asked to cancel other suite. No problem they said. So we put the $632 on one of our personal cards instead of over $1200. They said NOTHING about a cancellation fee. Today the bookeeper asks me if I recognize a charge on the card. No, I do not. We find out that they charged us a "no show" fee of about $175. They did refund it, but seriously? It was just a series of funny things. The hotel itself was very comfy and clean and we slept like rocks. The pool is nice but smaller than next door's at the Caribe BUT it was almost always empty so that to me is better. Breakfast was amazing every day. The oatmeal and yogurt and fruit along with other items. More than enough food. If only that check never got sent back :) However, maybe someone learned a lesson. We sure did! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Look no further - stay here!

Feb 18, 2022 Debby S Louisville, Kentucky

This was an amazing experience! The hotel sets the tone with an expansive, spotless & fresh reception area. The staff is very friendly & most helpful. Breakfast is plentiful & delicious. Having a large dining room allows guests to be able to enjoy their breakfast without feeling rushed. Suites are just as pictured. We slept 5 comfortably. You… Read more
This was an amazing experience! The hotel sets the tone with an expansive, spotless & fresh reception area. The staff is very friendly & most helpful. Breakfast is plentiful & delicious. Having a large dining room allows guests to be able to enjoy their breakfast without feeling rushed. Suites are just as pictured. We slept 5 comfortably. You can’t go wrong choosing this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel, staff, breakfast and close to disney

Dec 16, 2021 W0rldTrveller Washington DC, District of Columbia

One of the best hotels I have stayed in. We stayed here with our 5 year old when we visited Orlando to visit all the parks. The suites were were spacious and clean and with modern look and amenities. The lady at the reception was nice enough to assign us a room next to the elevator at the end of the hall. So it was easy for us to park the car and… Read more
One of the best hotels I have stayed in. We stayed here with our 5 year old when we visited Orlando to visit all the parks. The suites were were spacious and clean and with modern look and amenities. The lady at the reception was nice enough to assign us a room next to the elevator at the end of the hall. So it was easy for us to park the car and just get in and out. The staff otherwise also was very friendly. One of the best things about this hotel was the breakfast. They have complimentary breakfast till 10am on weekdays and till 10.30 on weekends and it one of the elaborate breakfast I have seen with good quality food. They also have a cook to order station where they will make eggs for you however you want it. The hotel was like 8 minutes from disney and given how people drive in Orlando, that was a big benefit as I didn't have to drive very far for disney. They also had a free shuttle which takes you to disney so you can save $25 in parking but we didn't take it as we didn't want to timebound for the shuttle. But overall our stay was amazing and if we visit Orlando again, we would definitely stay in this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel;Close to Disney Parks

Nov 15, 2021 saibot0001 Mobile, Alabama

My husband and I stayed here from 11/10-11/14/21. I was worried after reading some of the negative reviews on here, but I’m glad we decided to go with it. We had a great experience. Our checkin was quick and smooth. The front desk staff was really nice and professional. This was our first time staying off Disney property, and we definitely would… Read more
My husband and I stayed here from 11/10-11/14/21. I was worried after reading some of the negative reviews on here, but I’m glad we decided to go with it. We had a great experience. Our checkin was quick and smooth. The front desk staff was really nice and professional. This was our first time staying off Disney property, and we definitely would stay here again. The Price was great and it came with an awesome breakfast each morning that offered a great variety of food eggs, potatoes/hashbrowns, variety of muffins, pastries, bagels, cereal, and yogurt with fresh fruit was offered each morning. They also offered either bacon, sausage or ham and grits or oatmeal. We were full as we started each day off and it helped us to eat less in the parks, which also saved us money. The staff in the breakfast buffet area was also very friendly and top notch-the manager checked on us each morning and staff cleaned the tables each day quickly. When we went to breakfast our first morning, someone was sanitizing each of the credit card stations and front desk area. Compared to all of the Disney hotels we have stayed in (moderate and value), our room here offered a lot more space and in my opinion, just as nice, if not nicer. It was very clean (I’m a clean freak and bring my own Clorox wipes to clean and the wipes were clean as I washed each area). It had a separate area away from beds that could be closed off with a sofa bed. That was nice. I liked that sink was separate from shower area. Beds—are VERY FIRM. My husband LOVED it. I wished it was a little softer, but after a long day in the parks, I was able to sleep. The one downside (aside from me wishing the bed was a tad softer) would be the hot water seemed to take forever in the shower; however, once it got to be warm, it was fine. I wished the shower head was also a little more powerful, but that alone would not deter me from staying here again. Due to COVID, there was no daily cleaning, but we were fine with that and most hotels have the same policy. We had plenty of towels etc. The housekeeping staff, we came across in the halls were very friendly as well. Since our trip was short, we did not use the pool etc…nor did we use the shuttle service. We normally use Disney transportation when we stay on property so we were curious to see the difference with us driving ourselves. We actually like being able to go straight to our car and leave instead of waiting forever for a bus at the end of the day and then being smooshed in like sardines. And, the drive back to the hotel was 15 minutes or less (usually closer to 10 minutes) All in all we loved our stay at Buena Vista Suites and would definitely stay again. Read less