Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
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MouseSavers.com readers get 10% off best available rates at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace next to Disney Springs™ in the Walt Disney World Resort!
You will receive 10% off the best available refundable/changeable rate at the time of booking on the room type you choose. That’s typically a savings of $15 – $30/night! And if you are a Hilton Honors member you can collect points! See below for details.
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 a terrific place to enjoy a family or couples Disney vacation. 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 brand new 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, superb Disney fireworks views from tower rooms, and the gorgeous (and very kid-friendly) pool and lounge area.
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.
We toured this hotel many times throughout the renovation, and are super impressed with the changes. The clean, contemporary design has lightened and brightened the public and interior spaces of the hotel, and the ambiance is what you would expect from an upscale Hilton resort hotel.
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 4 people and can be combined with an adjoining standard room for larger parties. The Island Building rooms are in good shape, but still have the previous decor; they’ll have the new contemporary decor by end of summer 2017.
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 a 37″ flatscreen TV in each room; mini-refrigerator; hairdryer; iron/ironing board; electronic safe (large enough for a laptop computer); Lavazza coffee from Italy and Cuisinart dual cup, single-brew coffeemaker; and Peter Thomas Roth bath products. There is voicemail and a dataport on the phones. All guest rooms offer high-speed Internet access (included in resort fee).
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 are available for rent. Adjacent to the lap pool is the new open-air Shades Poolside Lounge, which serves fresh American fare like burgers, flatbreads and wraps as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails.
The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has multiple dining options on site. 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. Letterpress Cafe hosts a Disney character breakfast on Sunday mornings. Close by is Citrus 28, a grab-and-go style deli/market area where you can buy a quick prepackaged snack or breakfast, baked goods, a cup of coffee, etc. Off the main lobby is Sunnies, a lounge bar open until 1:00 am, and the hotel offers in-room dining from 6:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. For even more dining options, Disney Springs is a 5 minute walk across the brand-new pedestrian bridge. At Disney Springs you can 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.
There is also a lovely courtyard area outside the main tower building spa where you can sit at a small tables and relax, and a spacious fitness center with everything from treadmills to free weights. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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. The resort has FREE self-parking, though it’s a bit of a walk from the self-parking area to the reception area and the rooms. Valet parking is available for $21 plus tax daily.
FREE shuttles run to the Walt Disney World theme parks every 30 minutes (via the Disney Springs Hotel Area bus service). 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.
The hotel charges a daily resort fee of $25 plus 12.5% tax. Resort fee includes guest internet access, Disney park shuttles, daily sun-care product (choice of sunscreen or lotion), 2 domestic draft beers or 2 house wines or 2 non-alcoholic 12 oz. drinks daily, float lagoon access, and local/toll-free/domestic long distance calls.
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 free drink in between, the Hilton Buena Vista Palace is a great choice. 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, treats or a trip to the spa. We think this property is a tremendous value, and a great alternative to a Disney moderate or deluxe hotel.
MouseSavers.com Readers Get 10% Off Rates at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Disney Springs™ Resort Area!
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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. That’s an average savings of $15 – $30 per night! And if you are a Hilton Honors member you can collect points!
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Daily Resort Service Charge of $25 (plus 12.5% tax) per room, per night, will be added to the room rate and includes: guest internet access, Disney park shuttles, daily sun-care product (sunscreen or lotion), 2 domestic draft beers or 2 house wines or 2 non-alcoholic 12 oz. drinks daily, float lagoon access, and local/toll-free/domestic long distance calls.
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