Sheraton Vistana Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 8158 reviews

The hotel

This 135-acre resort has an astonishing array of sporting opportunities including tennis and mini-golf, as well as several swimming pools and whirlpools in which to splash around. There are lots of organised activities, which we reckon doubles your fun and gives you the chance to meet new friends. Whether its the sports or the theme parks that have tired you out, why not treat yourself to a massage - you are on holiday after all! Dining choices include Zimmies, Tacky Tiki Bar and Grill and Castaways. The apartments are attractively furnished, light and spacious, and the 2-Bedroom Apartments sleep up to 8 people.

Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Families
  • Theme Parks

Where is it

A 5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort, 15 min to Universal Orlando Resort™, 10 minutes to SeaWorld® Orlando. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

1- and 2-Bedroom Apartments, all with air-conditioning, comfortably furnished living room with sleeper sofa, TV and DVD, coffee maker, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, iron and board. 1-Bedroom Apartments have 1 king-size bed and double sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Apartments have master bedroom with king-size bed, 2nd bedroom with either 2 double or twin beds, and double sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

  • Booking bonus: book before 28 Feb '19 and stay in a 1- or 2-Bed Apartment for 5 or more nights, and receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost. Stays must be completed between 2 Jan–15 Feb '19, 24 Feb–6 Apr'19, 29 Apr–3 Jul '19, 7 Jul–25 Nov '19 and 1–24 Dec '19. Offer has been calculated into prices shown. 

  • Booking bonus: book before 31 Mar'19 and stay in a 1 or 2-Bed Apartment for 7 or more nights, and receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost. Stays must be completed between 1 May–31 Oct '20. Offer has been calculated into prices shown. 

Complimentary self-parking.

Tacky Tiki Bar and Grill offering pizza, burgers, salads and wraps, Zimmies restaurant, Castaways bar and grill plus a café and poolside bars.

7 swimming pools, 6 children's pools, 8 whirlpools, 13 Championship floodlit tennis courts, 9-hole mini-golf course, 3 recreation centres with fitness facilities, saunas, steam rooms, massage therapy*, basketball, shuffleboard courts, volleyball sandlots, 3 video games rooms, bikes* and sports equipment rental*, children's playground, scheduled family activities and supervised children's activities.

Tennis-pro shop. Babysitting*. General store. 24-hour controlled entry gate. Daily housekeeping. Complimentary WiFi.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Car hire is essential due to the location and proximity of local facilities.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 8158 reviews

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (4446)
  • Very good (2365)
  • Average (744)
  • Poor (330)
  • Terrible (273)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Close to Disney

Feb 21, 2019 jennylyngr Amissville, Virginia

We had plenty of room in our 2 bedroom condo for 4 people and loved the layout. The property is well maintained with beautiful landscaping. We ate at two of the restaurants on site and the food was very good. The resort was only about 3 miles away from the Disney entrance. The kitchen lacked enough pans and spatulas for cooking, other than that we… Read more
We had plenty of room in our 2 bedroom condo for 4 people and loved the layout. The property is well maintained with beautiful landscaping. We ate at two of the restaurants on site and the food was very good. The resort was only about 3 miles away from the Disney entrance. The kitchen lacked enough pans and spatulas for cooking, other than that we were extremely satisfied with the room. My only complaint was that besides for the use of the pools and playgrounds, everything else had a fee attached to it. I can understand charging for the mini golf but not for the use of a basketball. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Presidents Day Weekend Trip

Feb 21, 2019 dg6family Orange, Connecticut

We just spent 4 nights at the Sheraton Vistana Resort. We are owners here and had a wonderful time. The weather was great- in the 80’s. The positives: very clean villa- we were placed in the Fountains two bedroom. I appreciated sitting on the screened in patio. We loved being outside and being away from the freezing cold New England winter. … Read more
We just spent 4 nights at the Sheraton Vistana Resort. We are owners here and had a wonderful time. The weather was great- in the 80’s. The positives: very clean villa- we were placed in the Fountains two bedroom. I appreciated sitting on the screened in patio. We loved being outside and being away from the freezing cold New England winter. Running outside was a gift. The security is very good- they checked my room key every time I ran back in through the gate, which is not annoying- it made me feel safe. The pools were clean. I appreciate the new poolside service- Victor at the Super pool did a great job. The negatives- the outdoor grills were very sparsely located in the Fountains area. I had to go on a recon to find it. Tip- Bring your own Barb b q tools- the kitchens do not have them. Otherwise, everything was awesome. Thank- you for the changes to the Resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Zimmie's Restaurant

Feb 21, 2019 Carl L

We ate breakfast every morning in site at Zimmie's. After the second day we met Salvatore our server. This man went over and beyond everyday to provide us with five star service! Every morning we looked forward to seeing him and enjoying our time with him. Yesterday was our last breakfast and it was safe to leave and not see him again. We… Read more
We ate breakfast every morning in site at Zimmie's. After the second day we met Salvatore our server. This man went over and beyond everyday to provide us with five star service! Every morning we looked forward to seeing him and enjoying our time with him. Yesterday was our last breakfast and it was safe to leave and not see him again. We hope to get back there next year to see our dear friend again. We parted with hugs and kisses and can't wait to see him again! The hostess was very good too. She knew to seat us in Sal's service area! Thank you for memories Sal we love your work ethic! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Close to everything

Feb 20, 2019 maryannAlpharetta Alpharetta, Georgia

Perfect place to stay if visiting the parks and don’t want to shell out for the park hotel prices. Excellent for families. My grands loved the games at the pool with the Vistana staff. We enjoyed putt putt. A good course.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another wonderful visit!

Feb 20, 2019 travelingclark

We stayed for 2 full weeks so we had tons of time to explore all of the property! Some highlights, I learned that the shuttle bus will pick you up and drop you anywhere you need to go within the property. We did not use the service, but it was great knowing if I or my teens needed a lift they could call for one. We utilized the mini golf course… Read more
We stayed for 2 full weeks so we had tons of time to explore all of the property! Some highlights, I learned that the shuttle bus will pick you up and drop you anywhere you need to go within the property. We did not use the service, but it was great knowing if I or my teens needed a lift they could call for one. We utilized the mini golf course for the first time. It was a cute & fun course. As owners the 1 kiddo under 5 in our group golfed free. Every pool was visited. Fountains area pool is our favorite but we also liked the smaller pool with slide at the end of the day. I also really appreciate that they have poolside activities even in a slower month or on a slower day. So many resorts drop that ball. I am there to vacation & so are my kiddos. We spent a lot of time at the resort and having poolside fun was huge! However I will say that I was bummed at the price of the escape room. $25 each is a lot for a mama traveling with 4 kids as a way to kill an hour or so. The marketplace is top notch. Deli, desserts, beer/wine, clothing, gift items and so much more. 2 teens with me walked there every day to grab a drink and sit on the patio to chat with a waterview. Great spot. Everyone was super friendly at check in, however before a 10+ minute run on sentence from the parking pass lady who's job it is to get you to the presentation could have been saved for both myself, the 4 year old hanging off me after a long day of travel and the kids waiting in the car had she started with is your partner here as well... He was not so I was not able to attend. This was after the wee one heard about a light up toy and she asked about it quite a few times after... Just something to think about. The playground on site are very well maintained and cleaned daily. We utilized them often. Also of note, if you are a recycler like I am, I was really frustrated... They give bag for recycling and only ONE day out of 15 on the property was there a green barrel to actually recycle my items. I put my bag next to the barrel one day only to see a worker dump it in the trash so a week of saving up recyclables wasted. I brought my next bag to the pool area recycle bin. We cannot wait to go back and are trying to trade for/get an extra week this year b/c after such a good stay it is going to be hard to stay somewhere else when we return next month! Read less