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Join us here to experience the extraordinary magic and allure of Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – an incomparable showplace in the heart of Walt Disney World®, providing the perfect place to make memories to last a lifetime. Soaring 27 stories above the world's favorite destination, Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in the Walt Disney World® Resort raises the bar for exceptional quality and service in this sunny locale. Feel the magic the moment you arrive. We are located on 27 beautifully landscaped acres in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; across the street from Downtown Disney®, featuring the Marketplace and Downtown Disney's West Side. Take a refreshing dip in one of three outdoor pools. Schedule a soothing treatment at our full-service Spa and Salon. Experience the thrill of world-famous Downtown Disney, with its vibrant shops, delicious restaurants, and exhilarating nightlife. Just 25 minutes from downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport (MCO), we are the perfect destination for business or leisure travelers. For work or play, delight in our exclusive amenities, stunning accommodations, and alluring setting.
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General policies & fine print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
o Guest Room High Speed Internet Access
o 1-800/local calls
o DVDNow rentals
o Disney Parks Transportation
o Daily Sun-care product
o Float Lagoon Access
o 10% off Food and Beverage (excludes Citrus28 and room service)
o $5.00 off any single attraction ticket sold at the Concierge desk
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating6706 reviews
This location is in close proximity to Disney Springs and other Disney attractions, area restaurants and shopping. The room was in need of some attention but we enjoyed our time in the pool area, heated pool and hot-tub.
Close to Disney Springs
We (3adults) stayed at this hotel for 2 nights to be close to Disney Springs and be away from Disney Hotels. The location is excellent for easy walk across pedestrian bridge to Disney Springs. The grounds and pool at the hotel were well maintained. The restaurant and marketplace had plenty of options for quick meals. They sell Starbucks drinks in the marketplace but aren’t actually a true Starbucks. Pool bar was convenient and bartenders friendly. Nice grassy area with games (corn holes, soccer nets, etc) to entertain kids. Self parking was a little bit of a hike but there is a free shuttle you can take to and from the lot. Sherry, the shuttle driver, was the BEST! Hilton is lucky to employ her! Now for the unacceptable. We are diamond members. I asked for upgrade and they said all they had that night was a room with a better view so we accepted it. The next day I checked in to see if they had any rooms available to upgrade. They said they had 90 checking out but no suites/upgrades available. I went on Hilton App and found they there were several upgrade options available that night. So we were lied to. My husband called and hmm... room became available. I’ve read several reviews about this hotel not treating diamond members as they should. Just FYI
Th e good, the bad, and the ugly
I am a loyal Hilton diamond member, who has now stayed at all Hilton options on Walt Disney World property. The ugly: The ugly was the first room they assigned me, it was on the ninth floor directly over the atrium bar and was very loud. It was the size of a postage stamp, and smelled funky. The bad: The bad was aspects of the room we accepted. It had no hot water in the afternoon. The thermostat often would not allow me to go lower to 68°. The sink was a single and had very little counterspace. The pillows have no soft options. The good: Thing that makes it so hard to decide whether to recommend this property is that it also had some very good things going for it. Bus service was convenient and reliable, The pool was lots of fun, the location to Disney springs was excellent. The thing we enjoyed most was the letterpress restaurant. The breakfast staff was fabulous, and the buffet included many More savory items then normal. We also enjoyed dinner here once. Honestly I’m not sure whether we would return, my main advice is don’t except a sub par room.
Hotel is just OK. Needs updated/renovated.
Much nicer properties in the area. Pool bar closes way to early. Pool was ok, but again there are much nicer pools at other hotels. We had to stay here for UCA Cheer because it was the host hotel. However, I would not stay here again.
Diamond = cubic zirconia
Better get your wallet out, regardless of status. First off, the hotel is in a great location, has a really nice gym and pool. Now for the bad, Diamond status only allowed me to access the 'cold' items on breakfast buffet. An upcharge of $7pp for 'warm' items of bacon and eggs. I also had to lobby to get upgraded to the room I wanted despite minimal occupancy.