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Take a look at the beautiful Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace hotel near Walt Disney World in Florida as I take you on a tour and give a review of our stay!

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I love trying out new hotels and sharing my experiences with you to help you decided if it is the right property for your family.

Blue Chair atHilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

On our recent trip to Walt Disney World, we chose to stay off-property at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace.

One of my good friends actually found this hotel for us, and I have to say, it was a great experience.

Lobby of Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Our family usually stays at Disney resort hotels because of all of the perks.

Some of our favorites are Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Port Orleans Riverside, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort (which you can read all about here)Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Grand Floridian.

Outside view ofHilton Lake Buena Vista Palace  tower

We have also stayed at a few off-property hotels including Embassy Suites Orlando International Drive and Homewood Suites Orlando Theme Parks.

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Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace Review

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Bridge to the pool atHilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Disney Perks at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace is located in the middle of the Disney magic, right across the street from Disney Springs.

Check in desk

In fact, you can take advantage of many of the perks that guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort receive including Early Entry into the Disney parks (formerly known as Extra Magic Hours).

You can even purchase Disney World Park tickets right inside the lobby, making it a great hotel accommodation for your Disney vacation.

Room Tour

We stayed in a room with two queen beds located on the 10th floor of the tower. There was private balcony with a view of the resort. 

10th floor

At the time, our standard room type was $136/night plus tax, and $35 nightly resort fees which I thought was a great value. For a few more dollars, you can have a view of Disney Springs.

Guest room with two queen beds

Each of the guest rooms include free wi-fi for Hilton Honors members, a work desk and chair, plush pillow-top bedding, a mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, in room safe, a hairdryer, and HDTV.

TV and dresser atHilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

The bathroom has a nice vanity with amazing lighting. There is also a closet.

The shower/tub combination and toilet are in a separate room, which is nice when more than one person is getting ready in the morning.

Bathroom in guest room

Pool Area & Float Lagoon

Pool atHilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Now let’s head out to the outdoor pool! The swimming pool area was one of the main things that attracted us to this hotel. Once you see it, you’ll know why.

Splash pad at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

There are two heated pools, a splash area, a hot tub, and a lazy river called float lagoon, complete with complimentary float tubes.

Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace Float Lagoon

There are also private cabanas available for rent that serve up to 6 people and include a covered awning with ceiling fan, retractable curtains, a day bed, lounge chairs, a Mini-fridge, flat-screen TVs and a safe.

Cabanas for rent

My kids spent the majority of their time in the lazy river, and I don’t blame them. It was a blast!

Float Lagoon at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

The outside area of the resort was beautiful! We loved our walks outside.

Pool area

Fitness Center

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has an amazing, fully stocked fitness center with easy access from the lobby.

You will find both cardio machines as well as an assortment of free weights.

Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace Fitness Center

You can get your daily workout between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm.

Fitness Center

Bridge to Disney Springs

A great perk of staying at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace is its proximity and walking distance to Disney Springs and other Disney Springs hotels.

After a short, easy, 5-7 minute walk across a really cool bridge you can enjoy all of the dining and shopping offerings at Disney Springs.

Bridge to Disney Springs from Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

We took advantage of this opportunity almost every night.

If you make it over there, I highly recommend grabbing lunch or dinner at The Chicken Guy. It was delicious!

Bridge to Disney Springs

On-Site Restaurants

There are four different dining options at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace.

Letterpress offers American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but was temporarily closed during our visit.

Letterpress restaurant

If you want to grab something quick to eat, Sunnies located in the lobby or Shades located next to the pool have many items to choose from for a convenient grab and go meal or snack.

We tried the nachos and chicken strips and both were delicious.

Sunnies Restaurant insinde Hilton in Orlando

Down on the lower level of the hotel, you will find Citrus 28 which offers grab and go options all day from 6 am to 10 pm.

Citrus 28 Grab and Go at Hilton near Disney World

My kids may or may not have had an ice cream cone every single day we were there.

Candy from gift shop at Hilton Lake Buena Vista

There is also a small arcade on the lower level that my kids loved.

Arcade at Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Complimentary Transportation to Disney World

Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace Hotel guests have access to a scheduled free shuttle transportation to all four Disney theme parks.

Disney World Shuttle Schedule from Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace

Shuttle pick-up is located outside courtyard on first floor (next to fitness center).

Shuttle pick up area Hilton Orlando

Shuttle times were a little sparse during our stay, because of limited hours at the parks, so we ended up taking an Uber in the morning and riding the shuttle back to the hotel.

Entrance to shuttle pick up area

There were also a couple of days where we would take a Disney transportation bus to a Disney resort, then a bus to Disney Springs where we could walk back to our Hotel.

Shuttle to Disney World
Shuttle to Magic Kingdom

This was actually pretty fun, because we got to see other properties as well.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace near Walt Disney World. We really enjoyed this hotel and would stay here again.

I thought it was the perfect place to relax at night an on our non park days and was one of the best Hilton resorts I have stayed at with a prime location.

Hilton Lake Buena Vista Palace walkway to Disney Springs

If you have any questions about our stay, leave them in the comments or connect with me on Instagram @MommyMouseClubhouse and make sure to check out my Disney tips and fun Disney inspired recipes to make with your family.

See ya next time!

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Saturday 26th of June 2021

Wait. I just want to make sure I understand this. FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours do not, nor have not existed since Disney re-opened July of 2020. This article is from December of 2020. Based on pictures (friends with masks on) this was a trip that was post re-opening... so... it is an error in reporting that FP+ and EMH "perks" are available through this resort ... right?? Hate for false information to be spread inadvertently...

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