Disclaimer: Although I received three complimentary nights at the Buena Vista Palace, I was not asked to write any posts and all opinions are definitely my own.
Last week my family and I visited Orlando, Florida to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday! (Happy birthday Gigi!) During this time we had the incredible opportunity to stay at the beautiful Buena Vista Palace, an official Downtown Disney Hotel. Recently awarded Trip Advisor’s “2013 Certificate of Excellence” I could easily see why.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport (MCO), Buena Vista Palace is situated on 27 beautifully landscaped acres in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, it’s literally across the street from Downtown Disney. We didn’t even have time to take a refreshing dip in one of three outdoor pools. A little bird also told me the entire pool area is about to undergo a renovation at the end of 2013 and can only imagine how incredible it will look afterwards! If you’re overwhelmed by all the Disney adventures and need a quick break you can also schedule a soothing treatment at their full-service Kay Casperson Spa & Boutique.
When you’re ready to book your trip make sure you check out all their current specials and packages! I saw a lot of great deals when I was looking at Orlando hotels. At check-in I received an exclusive guide for hotel guests, with discounts and specials for area dining, shopping and entertainment including the LEGO store, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, and hotel Disney character buffet! What’s also convenient is the Disney store located in the hotel that allows you to purchase your tickets before heading to the park (avoiding additional lines…look for a post on Disney coming soon!)
Family Suite 2 Queens
Located adjacent to the main tower of the resort, we stayed in a beautiful one-bedroom suite with two private balconies, two bathrooms, and plenty of room for a family on the go!