Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
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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 to the Disney theme parks, plus superb Disney Springs or Epcot views from many of the tower rooms, and the gorgeous (and very kid-friendly) pool and lounge area.
As a guest at this Disney Springs area hotel you’ll have access to Walt Disney World’s Early Theme Park Entry program! The Early Theme Park Entry program allows you to enter any of the four main theme parks 30 minutes before official opening. Early Theme Park Entry is available every day. Select attractions, dining and merchandise locations will be open.
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: Scheduled shuttle transportation is included in hotel fee
Nightly Resort Fee: $39 + 12.5% tax (see what’s included)
Self-Parking: Self-parking for 1 vehicle is waived for MouseSavers readers. Self-parking is $25/night + 6.5% tax and valet parking is $35/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:
- 49″ flatscreen TV
- DVD player
- wireless high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
- iron/ironing board
- digital safe (large enough for a laptop computer)
- Cuisinart dual cup, single-brew coffeemaker
- Crabtree and Evelyn 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.
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 10pm. In addition to a cool drink you can also find a bite to eat.
Letterpress Cafe, open for breakfast, 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 (temporarily suspended) 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.
In-room dining (room service) is available from 7am – 11am and 4pm – 11pm. Guests can order room service online using a QR code, and all items are delivered in to-go packaging.
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.
- access to Early Theme Park Entry
- 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
- concierge desk
- Travel Traders gift shop with Disney merchandise, hats, clothing and swim gear
- guest activity/recreation desk
- 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 from the hotel to all of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Shuttles depart hourly at 35 minutes past the hour; the first shuttle departs 90 minutes before the park opens; last shuttles return from the parks 60 minutes after closing. This service is included as part of the daily resort fee. Reservations are recommended.
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 $25/night + 6.5% tax and valet parking is $35/night + tax, but self-parking for 1 vehicle is waived for MouseSavers readers.
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.
In an effort to respect your space, housekeeping will only be provided on request. Additional amenities (linens, toiletries) are available on request and delivered in protective packaging.
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.
Guests can request and confirm connecting room reservations when booking at least 3 days in advance.
Walt Disney World’s Early Theme Park Entry program allows guests with WDW tickets who are staying at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (and other WDW and Disney Springs hotels and resorts) to enter any of the four main theme parks 30 minutes before official opening.
MouseSavers.com Readers Get 10% Off Rates Plus FREE Parking 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 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!
- Enjoy this exclusive MouseSavers offer at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace and get 10% off the best available rates and FREE parking!
*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 to 5 days prior to check-in. No-shows and changes after the cancellation deadline are subject to a penalty of one night’s room rate plus tax. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Rate qualifies for Hilton Honors points or miles. Rates vary during peak periods. If you have other questions about your current reservation with Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, please call their reservations desk at (407) 827-2727.
Nightly resort fee (service charge) of $39 plus 12.5% tax per room, per night, will be added to the room rate. (Bookings made prior to 1/5/22 will be charged $35 + tax per night.) The resort fee includes: guest internet access, Disney bus transportation to all 4 Walt Disney World Theme Parks, 1 daily sun-care product (sunscreen or lotion), float lagoon access including innertubes, DVDNow movie rentals, notary services, 10% off food and beverage purchases (excludes room service), and 10% off cabana rentals.
Self-parking is waived for one vehicle for MouseSavers guests using the link above. Regular self-parking is $25/night + 6.5% tax and valet parking is $35/night + tax.
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