Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

The hotel

This hotel is within a mile of the Walt Disney World Resortt and offers a wide range of facilities and seasonal entertainment. Enjoy spacious Standard Rooms or Kid Suites that sleep up to 4 children featuring bunk beds with twin-size mattresses. There are even seasonal poolside activities to enjoy outside of theme park time, including dive-in movies and a Cyber Arcade. You're never too far from local attractions with our convenient scheduled shuttles making this hotel very accessible for non-drivers.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children’s Playground
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

In the heart of Lake Buena Vista and approximately 1 mile from the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Driving time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

503 rooms and Kids Suites on 6 floors with 5 lifts. All rooms have climate control, cable TV, WiFi, safe, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard rooms with 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Kids Suite A has bunk beds sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Kids Suite B has 2 sets of bunk beds sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children.

  • Resort fee waivered: For all Virgin Holiday's guests saving $15 per day. 

  • Kids Eat Free: Kids 12 and under eat free off breakfast and dinner menu when accompanied by a full paying adult at Applebee's. Up to a maximum of 4 children (with 4 paying adults).

  • Free Nights: stay 7, pay 6 for stays 3 Jan–11 Apr '19, 28 Apr–24 Dec '19, 3 Jan-2 Apr '20 and 19 Apr-24 Dec '20. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Complimentary scheduled transport to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, Lake Buena Vista factory stores, and Orlando Premium Outlet Mall. Complimentary self-parking.

Applebee's® (open for breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner). Kids 12 years and under (up to 4 children) eat free kids breakfast and dinner menu with paying adult at Applebee's. Applebee's® Tiki Bar Poolside (open for food and tropical drinks lunch and dinner). Pinky's Market Place (snacks and drinks).

Swimming pool. Kid's splash pad. Fitness centre. 2 whirlpools. Cyber Arcade. Complimentary WiFi. Seasonal entertainment including games, activities and movies.

Room service*. Gift shop. Laundry service*.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays guests, saving $15 per day

3 nights: 23 Mar–7 Apr '18, 25 Dec '18–2 Jan '19, 12–27 Apr '19.

2 nights: 2–23 Mar '19.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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May 19, 2019 JuneC129 Punta Gorda, Florida

Wow! What a fantastic hotel, easy check in, secure parking, big rooms, clean rooms, fantastic pool area, pet friendly! Only issue is if you are under 5’2” getting in the comfy bed may need a chair! I would suggest upgrading to a balcony room! Bring your sunscreen and relax!
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May 17, 2019 Lightishred

The staff here is fantastic and it's a great location! Had visited on the weekend of May 4th 2019 and when we arrived at the front desk our 3rd party booking site canceled our stay. So Gerardo, Melissa and Tyler H. went above and beyond to make sure we had a place to stay! The room was great and a good location close to Disney where we are pass… Read more
The staff here is fantastic and it's a great location! Had visited on the weekend of May 4th 2019 and when we arrived at the front desk our 3rd party booking site canceled our stay. So Gerardo, Melissa and Tyler H. went above and beyond to make sure we had a place to stay! The room was great and a good location close to Disney where we are pass holders. I want to thank the front staff for making sure our anniversary went on wonderfully. I will definitely look yo stay here again and try out more of the amenities! Read less
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May 16, 2019 Fabulouspr

Great place! Very close from all the places I wanted to visit, friendly staff and great service, specially Maria from front desk, she work in the afternoon, she went far beyond to assist in my reservation through the phone before I got to the hotel and have everything set, "thank you". And Ericka from Housekeeping fixing my room everyday doing a… Read more
Great place! Very close from all the places I wanted to visit, friendly staff and great service, specially Maria from front desk, she work in the afternoon, she went far beyond to assist in my reservation through the phone before I got to the hotel and have everything set, "thank you". And Ericka from Housekeeping fixing my room everyday doing a FABULOUS job! Thank you very much! Read less
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May 12, 2019 Lollipop1994

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff were all super friendly and helpful even when I required some first aid. All the amenities are above and beyond and we are all ready looking to book our next holiday here. One thing I will say though. Avoid the Applebee’s restaurant. Staff are so unattentive.
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May 11, 2019 qscott86 New Albany, Indiana

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista for 7 nights - I was visiting for leisure and was largely in the area to visit Disney attractions. Check-in was fairly straightforward, but did not appreciate the time share pitch after getting my room keys - this was done at the suggestion that I visit that counter for my "free gift." … Read more
I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista for 7 nights - I was visiting for leisure and was largely in the area to visit Disney attractions. Check-in was fairly straightforward, but did not appreciate the time share pitch after getting my room keys - this was done at the suggestion that I visit that counter for my "free gift." Obviously I'm not completely gullible enough to believe I'm going to get anything of significant value for "free." I initially decided I may go ahead and do it since I was being offered a ticket to Universal Studios. After hearing what was involved in this scheme, I was reluctant, but I was too tired to haggle much and decided to get just go along because I was told my $40 "deposit" would be refunded if I didn't show up. I didn't show up, but my $40 has yet to be refunded; I'm not too pleased about it and am disputing the charge with my credit card company. I didn't receive anything of value from this charge. Aside from that, I found the room and hotel in general to be clean and generally in line with what I would expect for the price. This doesn't appear to be a very new property (as evidenced by things such as the bathtub fixtures coming out of the wall). I did find the bed very comfortable and had no problem sleeping in it. For those visiting with the intent to use the shuttle to Disney, I will say this is not like a hotel you find in the Disney Springs area - they generally have bus service every 30 minutes or so. Instead, this hotel appears to have contracted with a bus service that offers service at set times during the day (around 5 departures / 5 arrivals per day). Some of these times are less than convenient -- especially if you like to leave the park before about 6 p.m. I did not use the pool, but seemed nice and they did seem to have some neat activities for children like prizes and things - I thought that was pretty unique and was pleasantly surprising. Overall, was pleased with the property and most of the service while there. Read less