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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Lake Bryan and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Disney Springs™. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

All 503 rooms feature LED TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, Applebees, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Poolside Tiki Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with breakfast and lunch. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Orlando hotel include SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Exterior Corridor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$73 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Interior Corridor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Balcony, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista ratings based on 139 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nicely located, close to all parks and attractions

Pros: The room, the location (next to a 7Eleven, Walgreens, Subway, Starbucks) the pool and the staff
Cons: The elevators are old, but they work and are in good condition, the breakfast at Applebees is not that good and it´s pricey.
Great place to stay if you´re planning a vacation to Orlando, the pool is big and nicely located, the Applebees is always convenient, the staff was always helpful.

Posted by , from San Jose on Jul 18, 2017

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4 out of 5
Great price for our 1 night stay. Clean and comfortable. The decor is a little dated however.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017

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5 out of 5

Close to parks

We stayed for 6 nights very comfortably. The proximity to Disney & Universal was a plus. Pool & activities were great. Can't beat the deal if you're just looking for a place to crash. Shuttle service to parks is ok. Saves you $ on car rental.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not a resort-like stay

Pros: The pool was very nice, and the tiki bar was nice to have around the pool, though the bartenders were not that friendly.
Cons: Very loud deliveries, elevator was broken the whole time.
Location: There were a couple of restaurants in walking distance, but to get to any Disney properties it was about a 15 min drive (not including traffic).
If you are looking for an actual resort, I would recommend booking elsewhere. This is simply a hotel with a pool and one restaurant (an Applebee's). I initially chose this resort due to the free shuttle to both Disney and Universal, but was disappointed to find out it only made one trip to Universal the entire day, though the Disney shuttle is a lot more often. We stayed on the outer right side of the hotel and at night it was LOUD. It is on a major route (535) and sirens and horns could be heard ALL night, every night. There was also a VERY loud dumpster pick up and food delivery right outside our window at 5am and 6am every day. Lastly, our elevator was broken for 90% of our stay. Normally I wouldn't complain about climbing 4 flights of stairs, but after walking 25,000 steps around Disney all day in 100 degree weather, climbing 4 flights of outdoor steps is the last thing I wanted to do.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Apr 6, 2017

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3 out of 5

close to disney

Pros: The proximity to disney.
Location: There was mini golf, restaurants and shopping.
the hotel was comfortable and well located. The only thing wrong was that the bathtub was not draining properly.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

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1 out of 5

Too much hassle

From check in to checkout nothing but a headache. I was refunded my money but I'm not even sure that satisfies me. I would not go back

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2017 by Keith D.

We do apologize again for the issues during you stay. We hope you reconsider and allow us to provide a hassle free stay in the future. Best Regards, Keith D.

5 out of 5

Large room with comfortable beds.

Pros: Quiet, clean comfortable with restaurant attached.
Cons: Signage to get from room to lobby.
Location: Just a few miles from Disney; Walgreens across the street.
We needed an extra night for our Disney vacation so we added this hotel. We were very pleased with this choice. An Applebees restaurent is attached to the hotel. Price was very affordable.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

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2 out of 5

Mismanaged water problem.

For at least 36 hours, our hot water was not functioning -- it really put a damper on things. Who wants to swim if they can't take a nice shower afterwards? (The water pressure was too low to even get water to come through the shower head). The staff member who answered my call sounded robotic in her response. Nothing was offered to keep guests happy other than bottled water. We received notice that there was a pipe issue and that it was expected to be fixed by 5am-- when we checked out at 10:30am, there was still nothing. Our room was average but the passageway leading to it was just cement and seemed rather industrial. The best part was the pool which was large, clean and had some spraying water.

Posted by , from Schenectady, NY on Feb 25, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2017 by Keith D.

Dear Beatrice: Please accept our apologies for the hot water issue that you experienced during your stay. We were working as quickly as possible to get it running again but unfortunately did run into a few unexpected challenges above the surprise of the pipe breaking. We are sorry this put a damper on your stay and appreciate your feedback very much about those who you spoke with. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Orlando and promise no water issues. Best regards, Keith D.

3 out of 5
Pros: close to everything
Cons: its not a resort
Location: Disney
ok stay looking forward for a resort not a plain hotel.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Weekend with grandkids

We haven't been there since our kids were young so we were impressed to see the improvements in some areas and the staff is always very friendly and helpful. A little disappointing that the movie theater was not open at that time but maybe next time.

Posted by , from T on Dec 12, 2016

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About the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista

Location 13351 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32821

Property Features

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 503 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1990
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (25.6 km / 15.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando - Lake Buena Vista offers 503 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with premium digital channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Applebees - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Poolside Tiki Bar - This poolside bar specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 16.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 16.95 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Newberg Wine Country Hotel Orlando
  • Holiday Inn Express Newberg Wine Country Orlando
  • Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Resort Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista

You should know

  • Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Promotions

USD 100 off 2 Universal Orlando® Multi-Visit Tickets

Book a stay in any room or rate plan for travel January 18 - December 31, 2017 and guests receive USD 100 off the purchase of 2 Universal Orlando 4 Day multi-visit admission tickets. Each Universal Orlando 4 Day Park to Park ticket entitles guest park-to-park admission to Universal Studios Florida®, Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and access to select club venues in Universal CityWalk® for any 4 days, during a 7 day period starting from day of first use.


Guests must purchase tickets at the Local Expert concierge desk in the lobby. Discount is off the standard rates charged by Local Expert concierge desk. Additional tickets may be purchased at the non-promotional rate. Each Universal Orlando 4 Day Park to Park ticket entitles guest park-to-park admission to Universal Studios Florida®, and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, and access to select club venues in Universal CityWalk® for any 4 days, during a 7 day period - starting from day of first use. Tickets must be purchased between January 18, 2017 and December 31, 2017 from the Local Expert desk in the lobby. Tickets are for the sole use of hotel guests and may not be traded or sold. No refunds for any unused or partially used tickets. Improper use of tickets constitutes fraud. Offer subject to availability. Full details at check-in. Other restrictions may apply.

25% Off Shows in Orlando

Book a stay now - January 31, 2018 for travel during the same period and receive 25% off the purchase of show tickets.


Guests must purchase tickets at the Local Expert concierge desk in the lobby. Discount is off the standard rates charged by Local Expert concierge desk. Show tickets must be purchased by January 31, 2018 for redemption by February 28, 2018. A maximum of 2 tickets per show may be purchased using this offer. Offer is only valid for shows in Orlando carried by Local Expert concierge desk. Additional tickets may be purchased at the regular retail rate. Taxes are included. Admission to theme park is not included in this offer. Parking is not included. No refunds for any unused or partially used tickets. Show tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, not for re-sale, void if altered, will not be replaced if lost or stolen and may be confiscated without restitution for misuse. No refunds for any unused or partially used show tickets. Improper use constitutes fraud. Offer subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. See specific show information for more details.