Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
The rooms are on the small side for a family of 4, but it's okay. The beds are queen size and it took some time to get comfortable enough to sleep. This is true of any hotel bed.
They have complementary WiFi and hot breakfast. This is a plus in staying here.
Overall, it is okay place to stay for short trips. I would not stay here if my trip was more than 3-4 nights.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Good location, Nice Clean property, Breakfast What you need, Optimaly Priced, Enough parking.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
I stay at a Hampton Inn about every 6 weeks on average. I was shocked at the condition of this hotel. Even as I approached I was uneasy...there was garbage flowing out of every can onto the ground. The lobby looked fine, but as soon as the elevator doors opened---oh, my. Dirty, dirty, dirty. As we got off on our floor, no air conditioning in the hallways. When we got to the room, the blankets on the beds (the blankets themselves, not the comforters) on both beds were stained. Just that general feeling of 'ick'...like you didn't want to walk on the carpet barefoot. It wasn't the worst hotel I've ever seen (I WAS a college kid once, after all), but it was certainly not what I've come to expect from Hampton Inns, normally such a reliable little chain. If you can spend a few extra bucks and go elsewhere, do it! I won't ever book here again.
My husband and I stayed here Oct 17- Oct 20. It was our honeymoon and the Hampton Inn was a great choice. The breakfast was good, shuttle was on time, and the rooms were clean. The staff was friendly and accomodating. We will stay here again.
My family of 5 stayed here for 5 nights, October 9 thru 14, 2005. The staff were professional. The rooms were clean. The pool was fine for the short amount of time we spent there. The location was very handy to the Disney complex, we drove daily so I don't know about the shuttle service. The breakfast was great, my 2 teens and an 8 year old enjoyed it greatly. Lots of variety.
Would stay here again for sure!
Good place to stay
We stayed at the Hamptom Inn, Lake Buena Vista in August and found it convenient, clean and comfortable. It's close to Disney and Universal, and there are plenty of places to eat right around the hotel. There are many gift shops and discount ticket booths as well right around the hotel. There is a shuttle from the hotel to Disney, but it only runs 3 times in the morning and 3 times returning at night. So it can be inconvenient if you don't plan on renting a car. There is free breakfast in the morning, which is an added plus. It was overall a great deal for 55$/night.
Our travel softball team stayed at this motel recently. The rooms were clean. The breakfast bar, with a nice variety of foods, was very convenient for the team. Our A/C in the room broke, and we were moved to another room. There were no laundry facilities on site, we had to use the "sister" motel next door. The pool is very small and the exercise room was a joke. I probably wouldn't stay at this motel again.
Good value, but book early
I stayed at this hotel in May. It is at a very convenient location. It is about 1 mile from the Downtown Disney. There is a Pirates cove miniature golf place 5 minutes away from the hotel. There are many restaurants nearby. The room is clean. There is free breakfast. I paid $48 per night. I had a friend who booked two weeks prior to the stay and paid $80 per night. So, book early!
We stayed at this Hampton Inn for 4 nights beginning on 4-22-04. The rooms were very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a super AAA rate of $49.50/night. I don't think we could have beat that rate for a hotel of this quality. And to top it off, when we got there they gave us a room with a microwave, refrigerator, and hairdryer without any extra charge. Only rooms on the upper floors had this convenience. The pool was small and unheated but it suited my 2 kids just fine. It warmed up nicely by the time we came back from our adventure at Disney World. We were close to Downtown Disney Marketplace. It was a great place to start off the trip since we arrived at night. Breakfast was OK and included in our rate. There was always plenty of everything. We even had warm chocolate chip cookies at the desk on Friday night. Coffee, tea, etc. was available all of the time. The hotel is situated on a side street with lots of other nice hotels. Restaraunts are nearby. Local phone calls were free. We felt that everything was done well to accomodate guests and we would highly recommend this hotel.
We only stayed one night on 3/5/04 at this hotel. The rooms were clean & well stocked. We got a free upgrade from a standard room to a room with a fridge & microwave. On the internet the difference in the two rooms was about $20.00. We received a discount on booking the room on the Hotels own website it was quite a bit cheaper than other hotel discount websites & even the basic Hampton Inn website. The pool was nice but we never used it. The hotel breakfast was good for a hotel breakfast. It was a continental breakfast with french toast, waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt & such. This was a nice hotel with a gracious staff & it was very affordable. A nice bonus from this hotel-I received an email before we left for Orlando from the hotel manager welcoming us to Orlando & giving us a phone number if we have any special needs or requests for the hotel. When we arrived home, we had an email that thanked us for our stay from the same manager with a hotel link to email any suggestions or advice on how to make the next stay better.
My husband, 18-month old and I stayed at the Hampton Inn on New Years Eve, 2003, because the Disney All Star Music resort was full. The next two nights we were able to stay at the All Star, which was cheaper than the Hampton because of a special deal for Florida residents - only $79.
We recently stayed at the Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista on our first trip to Florida. It was excellent! We did not have one single problem. It was beautiful and provided everything we needed. We seem to have our share of problems when it comes to hotels, but this one was an absolute joy! We highly recommend it to anyone staying in Orlando.