Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Coronavirus-related updates: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace will be temporarily suspending operations effective March 25 – May 17, 2020. If you are currently holding a reservation during these dates, it will automatically be cancelled. If you would like to rebook alternate future dates you can use the MouseSavers link in the offer below. To give you greater peace of mind, you can change or cancel any reservation made by June 30, 2020 free of charge up to 24 hours prior to your arrival date. This includes stays on or before June 30, 2020 and stays booked between today and June 30, 2020 for any future arrival date. If you have other questions about your current reservation with Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, please call their reservations desk at (407) 827-2727.
Special Offers and Rate Discounts
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Why We Like It
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is a 1000+ room upscale resort hotel, directly across the street from the beautifully re-imagined Disney Springs™. We think you’ll find it’s a terrific place to enjoy a family or couples Disney vacation, and it has become a popular choice in our MouseSavers Preferred Hotels program. Since the hotel was acquired by Hilton in 2015 it has undergone some spectacular renovations.
If you visited the Palace previously, you’ll feel like you are at a brand-new resort. The rooms have been pleasantly redesigned, and the public areas have undergone a complete transformation. The main pool area features a beautiful and family-friendly “float lagoon” (think lazy river) with a zero-entry area. Next to the lagoon and swimming pool is the Shades Poolside Lounge, an indoor/outdoor full-service restaurant and bar. We love the easy walk to Disney Springs, the shuttles every 30 minutes to the Disney theme parks, scheduled service to the waterparks and evening service to Disney Springs, plus superb Disney Springs or Disney fireworks views from many of the tower rooms, and the gorgeous (and very kid-friendly) pool and lounge area.
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)!**
If you want to enjoy your days in the Disney parks and your evenings in Disney Springs, with some leisure time in the float lagoon, or having a snack or drink in between, the Hilton Buena Vista Palace is a great choice. We think this property is a tremendous value, and a great alternative to a Disney moderate or deluxe hotel.
Room Occupancy: Up to 4 in double queen room, up to 6 in 1-bedroom suite
Park Transportation: All day every 1/2 hour, included in hotel fee
Nightly Resort Fee: $35 + 12.5% tax (see what’s included)
Self-Parking: $22/night + tax; valet parking $30/night + tax
There are two separate guest room areas: the Towers, with king and double queen standard rooms, and the Island Building, with 1-bedroom “parlor” suites and standard rooms. The Towers are made up of four buildings connected to the main lobby, restaurants and lounges, the spa and fitness center, and other important amenities. The tallest of the Tower buildings is 27 stories high, making views from the middle and higher floors quite impressive. The Island Building is on the opposite side of the grounds, closer to the main pool area and the walkway to Disney Springs.
The guest rooms in the Tower buildings have been renovated attractively with a contemporary decor. The majority of guest rooms at this resort have a balcony or patio. Standard rooms have either two queen beds and sleep up to 4 people, or one king bed plus a small sleeper sofa and sleep up to 3 people.
Island suites have a bedroom similar to a standard hotel room, plus a separate living room with a pull-out sofa, small fridge, microwave, wet bar and additional half-bath. The Island suites sleep up to 6 people in a double queen suite and can be combined with an adjoining standard room for larger parties.
The hotel has upgraded all of the beds to the Hilton Serenity Bed featuring very comfy pillow-top mattresses, Pacific Coast Touch of Down pillows and European-style 250 thread count linens.
In-room appointments include:
- 37″ flatscreen TV
- DVD player
- wireless high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
- iron/ironing board
- digital safe (large enough for a laptop computer)
- Lavazza coffee from Italy
- Cuisinart dual cup, single-brew coffeemaker
- Peter Thomas Roth bath products
- phone with voicemail and a dataport
Upgrades to Epcot Fireworks View or Disney Springs view rooms are available in the Tower building for an additional $20 – $30 per night.
Cribs and high chairs are available for families traveling with small children.
The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has several dining options on site, a 24-hour grab and go market, and it’s an easy walk to Disney Springs, where you’ll find a truly astonishing array of eateries, including celebrity-chef restaurants like Frontera Cocina and Art Smith’s Homecomin’ as well as quick-service options like Blaze Pizza or longtime reader favorite Earl Of Sandwich. Generally speaking, you’ll find prices at the hotel to be about the same as Disney Springs.
Hotel guests will receive 10% off food and beverages purchased at all outlets except Citrus 28 and when ordering in-room dining. Make sure you charge items to your room to get the added discount.
Letterpress Cafe, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has a hip café feel, loosely designed like a modern printing shop with huge windows facing the resort’s lagoon and pool area. Breakfast offerings include a full buffet or à la carte; the buffet is $25/per person plus tax and gratuity. The Letterpress Cafe hosts a Disney character breakfast on Sunday mornings from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The character breakfast costs $30/adult, $13/child for the buffet or $20/adult + tax and gratuity for the continental breakfast.
24-Hour Citrus 28 carries a freshly prepared light breakfast and lunch meals and sandwiches, grab and go items, and serves Starbucks coffee and specialty beverages.
Shades Poolside Lounge, adjacent to the lap pool, serves a variety of appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches, as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails. Check out the menu.
Sunnies, a lounge bar off the main lobby, is open until 1:00 am. In addition to a cool drink you can also find a bite to eat.
In-room dining is available from 6:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily.
The grounds are the largest of the Disney Springs area resorts, and are beautifully maintained. The hotel has multiple pools. Two of them — the large main pool and the new winding “float lagoon” pool with a zero-entry area — are located on Recreation Island, a lovely park-like area between the Towers and the Island Building. There are plenty of roomy inner tubes for those who want to float down the lazy river and comfortable lounge chairs for people who prefer to remain stationary.
Private cabanas with comfy lounge furniture, flat-screen tvs, safes, ceiling fans, a mini-fridge and various drink and dining packages are available around the lagoon.
There is also a lovely courtyard area outside the main tower building by the Disney shuttle stop where you can sit at a small tables and relax, and a spacious fitness center with everything from treadmills to free weights.
- winding lagoon and pool with zero-entry area
- FREE inner tubes for pool use
- lap pool
- adult pool
- private pool-side cabanas (available for daily rental from $199)
- fitness center (guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
- car rental desk
- business center
- clothing store
- concierge desk
- gift shop
- Disney Gift Store
- guest activity/recreation desk
- laundry/valet service
- multi-lingual staff
- safety deposit box
The resort is within easy walking distance of Disney Springs — it’s right across the street from the Marketplace section, with a pedestrian overpass so you don’t have to wait for traffic lights.
Disney Park shuttles run to the Walt Disney World theme parks every 30 minutes (via the Disney Springs Hotel Area bus service). This service is included as part of the daily resort fee. The hotel also provides scheduled shuttle service to the Disney water parks, and evening service to Disney Springs if you would prefer not to walk.
You may find you don’t even need or want a rental car during your stay, which can mean less stress, and can give you extra money to use on meals or treats.
If you have a car, self-parking is $22 + tax/day. Valet parking is available for $30 plus tax daily.
You Should Know
The hotel’s main entrance and lobby are uphill from the parking area. Upon arrival, you may want to pull up to drop off guests and bags. The walk from the parking lot with luggage in tow on a hot day or late at night can be strenuous. Valet parking is also available, but it’s not included in the MouseSavers offer.
If you are a Hilton Honors member, you can collect points for your stay with the MouseSavers site offer. Terms may vary if you are booking a special Hot Deals or Newsletter offer.
Shopping while in the parks? As a guest of this Disney Springs resort, you can have theme park purchases delivered to the Disney Store at the hotel, so you don’t need to carry your shopping bags all day long. Packages can be picked up during the Disney Store’s open hours.
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You will receive 10% off the best available refundable/changeable rates at the time of booking on the room type you choose plus FREE parking for one vehicle. That’s an average savings of $25 – $40 per night! And if you are a Hilton Honors member you can collect points!
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*Book your room with the link above and you will receive 10% off the best available refundable/changeable rate at the time of booking on the room type you choose. Offer is based on availability and other restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be booked by phone; available only through the Hilton website with the special link provided. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Rate qualifies for Hilton Honors points or miles. Room rate is refundable/changeable up until the deadline specified on the Hilton website (generally 5 days prior to check-in, but be sure to read the specific terms on the Hilton site)**. No-shows and changes after the cancellation deadline are subject to a penalty of one night’s room rate plus tax.
**3/16/20: To give you greater peace of mind, you can change or cancel any reservation made by April 30, 2020 free of charge up to 24 hours prior to your arrival date.
Nightly resort fee (service charge) of $35 plus 12.5% tax per room, per night, will be added to the room rate and includes: guest internet access, Disney Shuttle to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Disney Extra Magic Hours, daily sun-care product (sunscreen or lotion), float lagoon access, DVDNow movie rentals, 10% off food and beverage purchases (excludes Citrus 28 and room service), $5 discount off one attraction ticket sold at the concierge desk, and local/toll-free/domestic calls.
Self-parking is $22/day + 6.5% tax, but is waived for one vehicle for MouseSavers guests using the link above. Additional vehicles are charged the regular fee of $22 + tax daily. Valet parking is not included and is available for $30 + tax daily.
Disney Character breakfast is held Sunday mornings in the Letterpress Cafe. Cost is $30/adult and $13/child.
**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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