Back in November, we traveled to Florida over Thanksgiving week. We traveled to Destin first and then on to Orlando where we stayed at the Buena Vista Palace Resort and Spa. It is an official Downtown Disney Hotel. Located right across the street from Downtown Disney.
Buena Vista Palace is situated on 27 beautifully landscaped acres in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The hotel offers three outdoor pools as well as full service spa. There is a variety of hotel rooms to choose from including rooms with a view of the daily Disney fireworks, water view rooms and downtown Disney view rooms as well as many other options.
In room dining
Disney shuttle transportation included
Avu-Avu, The Watercress Café and Mini Market & Pastry Shop
Lobby Lounge, The Kook Sports Bar
Tropical Recreation Island with 3 heated pools, a hot tub and pool concierge services
Basketball, beach volleyball and lighted tennis courts
Internet access included
Children’s playground and video arcade
Disney store and Cyber Café
When we arrived we were approached by the Concierge, they asked if if we wanted them to park the car, at that time I had no clue where we were staying so we politely said no thank you. I walked into the Lobby that was absolutely beautiful and was greeted right away. Check in was extremely easy and smooth. The young lady at the counter showed me a map of the resort, pointed me to where we at the moment and then how to get to the Island Building. At first I was a bit taken back, I thought I would be staying in the newer building.
I proceeded to head back to the car and gave my husband directions to where we needed to go, it wasn’t that far but I will say this, the parking is horrible on that side of the resort! If your staying on the Island Building you have a rather long walk to the building, and I know after a long day of traveling and walking the Attractions.. who really wants to walk that far with all their luggage..
Our rooms was actually very nice, when we walked in, I couldn’t believe how big it was. It was very clean and the view we had of the grounds was outstanding! We had two balconies and Amanda loved the fact that she had one for herself! We stayed in a beautiful one-bedroom suite with two private balconies, two bathrooms, and plenty of room for us!
The grounds of the resort are beautifully kept. Buena Vista Palace has so much to offer and it’s located in a prime location, there is just so much to do near. If your thinking about taking a Vacation to Orlando, then you should check out Buena Vista Palace.