Best Western Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Resort Area
Coronavirus-related updates: Best Western will be temporarily closed from 5pm, March 20, 2020 and will re-open March 31, 2020. The hotel will not be accepting new reservations for future stays at this time. Should you need to postpone or cancel your current reservation with Best Western Lake Buena Vista, please call their reservations desk at (407) 828-2424.
Special Offers and Rate Discounts
MouseSavers.com Readers get 20% off rates, FREE parking ($8 + tax daily value) and more at Best Western Lake Buena Vista! At this Best Western near Disney Springs, guests have access to Extra Magic Hours and 60-day FastPass+ reservations through 12/31/20, and there’s a Kids Eat FREE breakfast program*! See below for details.
Why We Like It
Best Western Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Resort Area is one of the seven Disney Springs Resort Area hotels that are located on Disney World property, but not owned or operated by Disney. This 18-story high-rise hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Disney Springs, providing terrific views of the Disney fireworks or the Lake Buena Vista area from the upper floors. Of the MouseSavers Preferred Hotels this hotel frequently has some of the best nightly rates you’ll find in Disney Springs, and offers excellent value for the price. A new tower is currently being constructed adjacent to the existing hotel as part of a large expansion project.*
As a guest of this Disney Springs Resort Area hotel, you can enjoy Disney Extra Magic Hours and 60-day advance FastPass+ reservations through December 31, 2020! Both options are available to guests with valid theme park admission. With the Extra Magic Hours benefit, each day one of the theme parks opens earlier or stays open longer, exclusively for guests of select hotels, which lets you enjoy extra time for select attractions with smaller crowds! The 60-day FastPass+ benefit allows you to reserve selected Disney attractions, shows and more a full 60 days before you arrive (vs. 30 days for the general public)!**
Of the Disney Springs resort area hotels, it is closest to the Crossroads shopping center, which makes it convenient for picking up a few groceries or for dining at several reasonably-priced restaurants.
If you are looking for a moderately priced full-service hotel close to the theme parks, the Best Western is an excellent choice.
Room Occupancy: Up to 4 in double queen, 5 with rollaway
Park Transportation: Every 1/2 hour, included in resort fee
Nightly Resort Fee: $13.99 + 12.5% tax (see what’s included)
Self-Parking: $8/night + tax
Standard rooms accommodate up to four people, but rollaway beds are available for $10 plus tax per night, and many rooms are large enough that you could add a fifth person on a rollaway without being too terribly cramped. Almost all rooms have balconies big enough to accommodate two chairs, and many have extremely nice views of the Disney Springs Resort Area.
The Best Western’s standard deluxe rooms are spacious at 325 square feet and offer two queen beds. There are also preferred rooms, which are even larger (about 345 sq. ft.) and include a larger balcony. The preferred rooms have either a king bed and a sofa bed, or two queen-size beds.
All rooms include:
- pillow top mattresses
- high-speed internet (Wi-Fi)
- telephone with voicemail and dataport
- 37″ LCD flat screen televisions
- alarm clock radios with MP3 connection
- iron and ironing board
Bathroom amenities are by eco fresh. High-speed Internet access is available in all rooms and in public areas and is included in the hotel’s low resort fee. Local calls under 30 minutes are FREE.
Kids Eat FREE Breakfast and other Dining Options
There are several food and beverage options at Best Western Lake Buena Vista.
Traders Island Grill serves a very extensive breakfast buffet and full-service dinner.
This hotel also has a Kids Eat FREE breakfast program. Children age 10 and under can enjoy a complimentary breakfast meal off of the children’s menu at Traders Island Grill when accompanied by a paying adult. You’ll receive one FREE kids meal with each paying adult.
Market Place Café offers deli-style breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks, sandwiches, pizza and beverages to take out, and is open all day.
Flamingo Cove, the lobby lounge, is open in the afternoons and evenings.
- access to Extra Magic Hours and 60-day advance FastPass+ reservations
- swimming pool
- small kiddie pool
- video game room
- small fitness center
- gift shop and a small convenience store
- coin laundry facility
- dry cleaning service available at front desk
- concierge desk
Best Western Lake Buena Vista is one of the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels that operate their own bus system to the theme parks. This service is included in the daily resort fee. The buses run all day (from before park opening until after park closing) about every half-hour, and are much better than the transportation offered by most non-Disney resorts around Walt Disney World. (In fact, the buses are more comfortable than Disney’s own buses!)
Be aware that the drop-off point is slightly further from the theme park gates than the Disney resort bus drop-off, so there’s a little extra walking.
Self-parking is available for $8/night (nightly self-parking is FREE for MouseSavers guests). Valet parking is available for $12.
You Should Know
New!As part of the Best Western’s expansion, new tower construction has begun next to the existing hotel. Construction is expected to be completed early in 2021. While no services at the hotel are disrupted, there is expected to be construction noise between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm during the week with occasional work taking place during the daytime hours on weekends. We stayed there recently to assess how visits might be affected and found that while the construction is visible outside the property, it is not disruptive to guests during non-working hours. Construction is partially visible from the pool area. For some adults and kids interested in building construction it’s actually pretty amazing to see the new tower going up!
Shopping while in the parks? As a guest of this Disney Springs resort, you can have theme park purchases delivered to the hotel, so you don’t need to carry your shopping bags all day long.
MouseSavers.com Readers Get a GREAT Deal from Best Western Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Resort Area!
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MouseSavers who book this special offer at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista get:
- 20% Off Best Available Room Rates for a standard room (rates are refundable/changeable and rates fluctuate during peak periods)
- FREE Daily Self-parking ($8/day + tax value)
- Upgrade to a Disney View Room for only $10 a night (regularly priced at $20)
NOTE: This offer is only available online through the private link below. MouseSavers rate on this link includes the 20% discount. FREE Self-parking and upgrade option are not mentioned on the booking link. Self-parking will be waived and $10 upgrade if available will be given at check-in.
- Take advantage of 20% off rates with this exclusive MouseSavers offer for Best Western Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Resort Area!
*As part of the Best Western’s expansion, new tower construction has begun next to the existing hotel. Construction is expected to be completed early in 2021. While no services at the hotel are disrupted, there is expected to be construction noise between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm during the week with occasional work taking place during the daytime hours on weekends. We stayed there recently to assess how visits might be affected and found that while the construction is visible outside the property, it is not disruptive to guests during non-working hours. Construction is partially visible from the pool area. For some adults and kids interested in building construction it’s actually pretty amazing to see the new tower going up!
Rates do not include tax, or resort fee. Rates are subject to availability. Blackout dates and/or minimum stay requirements may apply during a few peak periods of the year.
Best Western Lake Buena Vista requires one night’s room and tax in order to guarantee your reservation. Your credit card will be charged this amount within 24 hours of booking, with the balance due at time of hotel check in. This deposit is fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to hotel check in. Cancellations received within 48 hours of hotel arrival will result in a penalty equal to one night’s room and tax, or forfeiture of deposit received.
Self-parking fee of $8/day + tax is waived with this offer. Valet parking fee of $12/day + tax is not included with this offer.
If available at check-in, guests have the option to upgrade to a Disney View room for $10/night (regularly $20/night).
Note: FREE Self-parking and upgrade option are not mentioned on the booking link. Self-parking will be waived and $10 upgrade if available will be given at check-in.
Kids eat FREE breakfast at Best Western Lake Buena Vista! Children age 10 and under are eligible for a complimentary breakfast meal from the children’s menu when accompanied by a paying adult at the hotel’s Traders Island Grill. One complimentary kid’s breakfast meal per paying adult.
**Guests with a valid theme park admission will receive an Extra Magic Hours benefit voucher from the hotel at check-in for stays through 12/31/20. Both are required for each guest in order to access Extra Magic Hours. When planning your schedule, please remember that to visit more than one theme park on the same day, you’ll need to purchase the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option with your theme park ticket. Extra Magic Hours benefit must be used during the dates of your reservation. Valid through 12/31/20. Please note that not all Walt Disney World Theme Park attractions are available during Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Hours schedule and available attractions are subject to change without notice.
To see when Extra Magic Hours are offered for each Disney Theme Park, you can view the Extra Magic Hours calendar at disneyworld.com/parkhours, or check the Walt Disney World Resort Times Guide available in the lobby. Extra Magic Hours give you the option of enjoying extra time for select attractions with smaller crowds!
Guests with a valid theme park admission have access to 60-day advance FastPass+ reservations. Eligible guests can select up to three pre-booked Disney FastPass+ experiences and reserved times at a single theme park for each day their ticket pass is available. Follow these step-by-step instructions to use the 60-day advance Disney FastPass+ option.
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