Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 665
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joyce88 Surprise Great Hotel
From the time we arrived to the time we checked out we could not have been more pleased. We usually come to Orlando at least 2 times a month and either stay at Disney Hotels or another Downtown Disney Hotel. This is our first time at the Holiday Inn. Believe me it wil not be our last. Room great size, restaurant great food service good. Very friendley staff. I will be back for sure this is a good keep secret in Downtown Disney.Value was great also.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoCHG A couple of issues!!!
We had a wonderful time at your hotel. There were just a couple of things:
1) I am a Gold Priority Card Member and used my points for this stay. We were given the next to the last room from the elevator. We are very sure that the hotel was NOT full and there were many rooms closer to the elevator available. We did not ask to be moved. That is not our nature.
2) This hotel does not provide Public Broadcasting TV - home of the show - "Downton Abbey" - one of the most popular TV shows!!!!!
February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IslandMom wonderful place to stay when visiting Disney!
As a Florida resident, I came up just for the weekend for a Disney run. This was my first stay at this location but it won't be my last! From my first encounter with the parking valet and the check-in staff, to my last (checking out), the personnel I dealt with were welcoming, helpful, and just a pleasure to talk to. The room was outstanding: clean, comfortable, and well decked out with amenities. As it was just a single overnight, we didn't use the pool, but our room overlooked the pool area, and it was clean and inviting...had we stayed longer, I would have been enjoying the time there! We used the bus service to go to and from Disney, and the timing was wonderful; when they say every half-hour, they mean it. The high-speed internet was free, and fast! The only downside was the high cost of items in the 'grab-and-go' (coffee especially)...but then, that's part of staying at any 'resort' hotel I guess. I have stayed at other hotels on "Hotel Plaza", but this is my new favorite...I will be back! Overall, I have no problem in strongly recommending this location!
February 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AvidTraveler23 Best place to stay when in Downtown Disney
Staff always pleasant and make you feel welcome. They ask if there is anything they can do to make your stay more comfortable-they cater to you.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teacherhbw Outstanding Customer Service
My husband and I took our daughter down to get her settled in an apartment. We drove for twelve hours and were really tired. Because we are a "Priority Club Member" and our room was clean, we were allowed to check in early. After taking a nap, my daughter and I went to Disney Downtown. The bus picked us up in front of the hotel. When we got back to the hotel, we decided to get the car and go to Wendy's. After we ate, the car wouldn't stop. We could not reach my husband so the staff went to the room and woke him up. The next morning, they loaned up jumper cables and offered to assist us. They were very helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable but the staff went above and beyond what most hotel employees would do!
January 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by adagencyowner Wireless is a huge problem
Bar OK, food OK, rooms OK, but the wireless in the rooms is awful. Kept bumping me off my server. Wouldn't download anything of any size. Everyone in our tech-savvy group was having the same issue, so not just because I was at the far end of one of the towers/hall. But that sure made my wireless connection virtually non-existent. Not a possibility to carry on business correspondence via web and email.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Megsy0035 Great location and service
Stayed for one week in January - loved the free shuttle to Disney resorts, close to downtown Disney and easy walk to crossroads.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kerjje12 Great Location, Wonderful hotel
This hotel was just what i was looking for. It was walking distance to downtown disney with a regular shuttle which was nice since the night we were there was unseasonably cold for Florida. The hotel was very nice with sparkling clean rooms. The bed was comfortable and was basically everything you would expect in a nice hotel.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyAussies Fantastic value for money
Thoroughly enjoyed our ten night stay. Staff were friendly and helpful and room was always clean. Breakfast was included in our package and this provided excellent value for money. The omelettes and waffles were delicious! Close enough to walk to Downtown Disney, shuttle buses to the parks were frequent and on time. As we were travelling for six weeks it was great to be able to use the laundry facilities. Could not fault this property and would recommend this to everyone.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skipper111 Great Stay!
Everything was perfect! Room, Pool, Bar, Food, and the view!
January 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chaight Excellent Service!
The staff was awesome. Very friendly and helpful. The front desk person even remembered my name.
January 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shoe1115 great hotel
We love this hotel! Every time we are in Orlando we stay here.
Our daughter does the Disney college program and this
hotel is close to where she is at. The rooms are clean (this
is what keeps me coming back!) the pool is great (heated to
the perfect temperature!) and the beds and pillows are soooo
comfortable. Not real crazy about the daily $10 parking fee, but
we also had to pay that at a previous hotel here in this area.
However, the wonderful stay that we have here every time
puts the parking fee out my mind. We have never eaten at the
hotel restaurant so I can't review it. The employees are wonderful
and helpful to whatever you need.
We will be back to this hotel in April for our 4th visit, can't wait!!!!
January 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KarenE You Can't Go Wrong Here
The staff is the best I have experienced an any hotel of any level.
The rooms are nice. Ours was a bit far from the lobby. We had one of the farthest rooms and it was far.
Room service and be a bit tough. You often get an answering machine where they say they will call you back. We waited 45 minutes for the call back.
It is very convenient. You can walk to the Disney Markelplace and there is free bus transportation to the Disney parks.
January 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melv82 Very comfortable
Great size rooms, room service was yummy and well priced. The location was excellent. I would definitely stay here again. Free Disney shuttle (if they decide to run on time) and staff were very friendly and helpful. Made our vacation very enjoyable, thank you.
January 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent food
The food is excellent!!!
And the location and services are also good!
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MellyM Great experience... MUCH better than expected
This is a great hotel. The staff are exceptional and truly make a difference. I definitely recommend this hotel. This is an asset to the Holiday Inn brand. Would definitely stay here again.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy1000 Nicely redone
My family and I stayed for 2 nights in early January and recommend this hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of Downtown Disney allowing us to walk (10 minutes) vs. driving and parking. The location is near a mall area with lots of restaurants which we visited but we also ate breakfast downstairs and the food and prices were very good.
The hotel was recently renovated and everything was nice and clean. Our bathroom had a granite counter-top, new sink, new shower, and new toilet. The room had new carpet, fresh paint, the walls might have been new, they looked clean. Comfortable beds and pillows helped us sleep.
The only negative from our experience is that our room was on the I-4 side so highway noise was prevalent throughout the night.
We would definitely stay here again because the location, price and comfort were outstanding. Plus it's half to a third of the prices of the Disney resorts.
January 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CalgaryRunner Great stay, great value
We only stayed one night but we would recommend the hotel for short and long stays. The room was very comfortable and the location can't be beat with the conveniences of being able to walk to Downtown Disney in under 10 min and the shuttle service to Disney parks. I also appreciated being able to purchase park tickets at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Being a Priority Member definitely has its perks with being able to have late check-out of 2 pm. We will definitely recommend HI to friends and family and will stay here for future visits.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CVMD LAST MINUTE VISIT TO DISNEY
My sister and I took a last minute trip to Disney. Booked this location as it was close to Downtown Disney and had transportation available to the parks. Transportation was timely and reliable.
Hotel was clean and comfortable. Front desk staff was excellent; friendly and efficient.
Our only complaint was that the room temperature was not comfortable. We raised it the first two nights but the housekeeping crew would turn it down again during the day and it would take a while to warm up for us. We had to leave a note to ask them to not turn it down. They did, however, deliver extra blankets immediately on the first night upon request.
We did not eat at the restaurant so cannot comment.
Would definitely recommend this property for your visit to Orlando.
January 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sammyfish Nice hotel but overpriced breakfast.
The hotel is very nice. Our room seemed larger than the average hotel, and the bed was comfortable. We were there over New Year's Eve. I expected there to be a lot of noise, but it was surprisingly quiet when I went to bed. I was able to sleep through the night without being awakend by hallway noises. The view was also very nice from our sixth floor window. The down side to this hotel was the service. The breakfast buffet was way overpriced. Too make matters worse, I was told one price by the server then charged another. Had I known what I was going to be charged, I would never have considered ordering. They were also very slow in cleaning our room. I realize the hotel was crowded, but if you have to wait until to 4:30 to get your room cleaned then they need to hire more help. I also asked for directions to getting to one of the Disney hotels for dinner, and they had no idea how to get there. Their only advice to me was to call a cab.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iwaskramer Great Place! Great Location!
The staff was extremely welcoming and helpful from the moment we pulled in.
We were able to purchase our Disney tix right in the lobby, saving us the long lines at the parks.
There was free bus service to Downtown Disney as well as the parks, though DD was within walking distance.
Great property! We will return again!
January 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disney Okay but needs improvement
Upon our arrival we entered the Hotel parking area from the wrong direction and valet was very "uptight" about this. Not sure I agree that Priority Club members should be paying a "nightly fee" to park their vehicle. Shuttle bus service should be run more frquently especially around the holidays as most times shuttle arrived and was already filled. Good thing was this hotel was close enough to Downtown Disney to walk as traffic was ridiculous. Wasn't a bad experience but as a Priority Club member could be looking elsewhere next year...
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enzo Great experience, there is nothing bad to write about
From the moment my family and I step onto the property, the staff made us all feel like part of their family. Extremely helpful and provided valuable guidance to us all. In the past, we have stayed at neighboring hotels, although they were good, the Holiday Inn experience has truely been the best. Not just value but also facility cleanliness and staff friendlyness along with their assistance as well. I often travel for my job, generally bragging to my family about some of the plush accomodations I stay at. This facility has been one of my best hotel experience to date. I'm glad my family had the pleasure to experience it. If you choose to stay at this location, I hope you too will get to experience a truely pleasurable time my family and I experienced. I would definitely choose them for my next Lake Buena Vista stay.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edith817 Great place near Downtown Disney!
My family has stayed a couple times and loved it each time. Well run hotel. We travel often and so especially for us, we can recognize when the "little things" are taken care of.
January 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overton Xmas time at Holiday Inn Downtown Disney
This hotel was much more than I expected. If you are planning to visit or spend a great deal of your time in downtown Disney -This is the perfect hotel for you. It is within walking distance. Hotel is very nice, staff was totally guest oriented. Everyone I came across was cordial and welcoming. The rooms and grounds are clean and comfortable and they have a nice little gift shop within the hotel. A must stay hotel if visiting the Downtown Disney area.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mimimoose Overall pleasant stay.
Accommodations were above average. Very clean. Staff helpful, patient and very pleasant.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chickie Wonderful experience
This hotel was very clean, which is very important. The beds were very comfortable. Friendly helpful staff. Check in and check out very easy. We would definatly stay there again. The food at the restaurant was delicious.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FamilyfromAtlanta Great Stay
**Same as our TripAdvisor review**
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista from Dec 24-Dec 27, 2012. Our stay was wonderful. We arrived around 8 pm from our flight and we were pleasantly surprised at how we were greeted by the valet and Spencer at the reservation desk.
The hotel is very clean. You can actually smell how clean it is as you walk through the hallway to the elevators. Our room was just as clean and nicely appointed. We also had a balcony view of the pool and we could also see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom. (But, I do recommend seeing the fireworks in person...they are spectacular)
We ate at the restaurant twice for breakfast. Both times, we had the full breakfast, which included access to all of the breakfast buffet stations (pancakes, french toast, Mickey waffles, omelets, potatoes, grits, eggs, sausage links, bacon, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, cereal, and beverages. And, of course, kids eat free and that was very helpful.
The park shuttles were very convenient and ran every 30 minutes from morning until very late. Downtown Disney is a 15 minute walk...even with our four-year old. But, there is a shuttle for Downtown Disney that starts at 6 pm.
Housekeeping did a great job keeping our room as good as new.
We recommend this hotel. You will be pleased with the service, appearance, and convenience of the park shuttles and close location to Downtown Disney.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dirtyd wonderful service
The doormen were wonderful, very polite and very helpful. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.
however the washer/dryer were very inconvenient when your staying in the other building. 3 dryers and 3 washers are not enough for your size hotel.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lauren71 Great hotel and excellent location
I had read the reviews before we made our decision to stay at the Holiday Inn. The reviews were right on target. Everyone from the
valets, front desk, restaurant staff, maintenance, and housekeeping went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We couldn't say enough good things about them all.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The pool looked very inviting, but it was a little cool.
December 16, 2012