Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista

Address: 13351 State Road 535, Orlando, Florida, 32821, United States | 3 star resort
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This 3 star resort, located in the International Drive/Universal/SeaWorld area of Orlando, is near Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, The Spa, Buena Vista Watersports, and Backstage Magic.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista Orlando

      Reviewed by bymantrips

      Great for our purpose

      Reviewed Sep 18, 2013
      by (8 reviews) Uppsala , Sweden Flag of Sweden

      Nice and clean room. Good breakfast (we had continental). Nice and hopeful personal at the frontdesk and in the restaurant. Nice little shop for buying tickets and souvenirs. P

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista Orlando

      Wonderful place, but NOT childproof!


      I just stayed here with my husband and my 2 year old daughter. The staff at Holiday Inn Sunspree were just wonderful. They were so friendly helpful and always willing to step out of our way. We decided to rent a car after a few days of 'tipping absolutely everyone' and they were on the phone and had $dollar rent a car(highly recommended also) waiting at the front door within 5 minutes. We never ate at the restaurants due to the previous reviews that I had read. The store is $$expensive also. My suggestion is to head to the Walgreen's across the street and buy some groceries. They have PB&J, bologna, cereal and everything else. The pool was AWESOME and was heated to 90 degrees everyday, then about mid-day and band comes out to play by the poolside. The only 'problems' we had was with the doors to the rooms. The deadbolt to secure the door shut is located towards the bottom of the door. This was a problem because my 2 year old daughter had a blast knowing she could open the door and br free. We had to keep a chair in front of the door at all times. Also the emergency call button in the elevator is at a small childs level and my daughter thought that was all fun and games too!Our room was huge and accomodated our needs, however our shower flooded beyond our control. Housekeeping cleaned it everyday and even brought extra towels!

      Motel 6 with Holiday Inn sign


      The Sunspree is very average. Don't eat there; breakfast buffet OK but stay away from other meals. Even with kids eating free it cost $27 for breakfast. Housekeeping "forgot" about our room. Pool towels were like drying off with an asphalt shingle. It probably wouldn't have cost me an extra $100 to book closer to Downtown Disney. You can walk to the park or grocery stores.

      We Had A Great Time!


      We stayed here during the first 2 weeks of February 2003 and had a great time. We have two kids, aged 4 & 6, and we couldn't have asked for better accommodation for them. The staff who worked with the kids were great - big thumbs up to Melissa who ran the 'bingo' and 'karaoke' at night for the kids. The rooms were cleaned and towels changed every day. The pool was heated and was gib - with a separate kiddies pool and 2 hot tubs. I'd definately recommend it to friends with kids.(Beware of the timeshare salesmen hidden under the guise of 'guest services' on the left-hand side as you walk into the hotel - this would be my only complaint!).

      It's not Hawaii, but I'd return.


      Took my son to Orlando to do an internship at WDW. This is the closest hotel to their check in

      site. Very nice grounds, clean room, bright kid-

      friendly lobby. The cleaning crew was efficient and

      polite. Friendly security presence is a good thing.

      Pool is large and heated. Game room is the

      biggest I've ever seen. Next time back, this is

      where I'll stay. Excellent, especially for $69. per

      night. Check in time is about 3pm, but I arrived

      from the airport about 10 am and checked in

      early, no problem. Check out time is about 11am.

      I didn't need to leave to go to the airport

      until 2:30 and requested a late check out, expecting

      to get the usual extra hour, but I was allowed to

      stay till 2:30pm. No extra charges. I'm sure if they

      needed my room it would have been a problem,

      but if you don't ask, you won't get an OK.

      I expect that this place is really hopping with lots

      of kids during family vacation times, but it's so big,

      during off peak times, like now, even with some kids around, noise wasn't an issue.

      Stay here - clean, safe, big heated pool


      I stayed at this hotel for a week in Jan. 2003.

      The rate was excellent, the room was much

      bigger than the typical Holiday Inn Hotel room,

      the grounds and the room couldn't have been cleaner, and the heated pool is much bigger than I expected.

      There are places to eat on the property and within

      walking distance.

      The thing that really impressed me were the security guards at the entry area. They made sure everyone

      who came in, belonged. (No drunk college students

      crashing the pool.) The security also patrolled the

      property thruout the day and night. As a woman

      travelling alone, this was a real plus.

      I am planning to go back with my family in May and

      I've already made our reservations.

      Good choice for a limited budget but...


      We stayed at Holiday Inn Sunspree for the week of Thanksgiving 2002. We enjoyed our stay for the most part. I made reservations for a King Kidsuite on the Internet and got a night free for every night booked at the $99 rack rate; so we stayed six nights for $300 bucks + tax. Upon arrival we were assigned to a "fort sunspree" style room on the parking lot side of the hotel. I was told there were no more poolside rooms availabe. My oldest son was somewhat disapointed in the kidroom theme and I found the furniture (two bunkbeds) in the kidsuite portion to be badly worn and the fridge door falling off. The room in general needed an overhaul. So we went back to the front desk and the Manager was working. He gave us a poolside "KidSpace" room (I thought there weren't any poolside available...) Anyway, I can't say I was much more thrilled with the new room. The room was in better condition but the kid room walls don't go all the way to the ceiling which really doesn't give much privacy for the parents. The room was very dark (even with all lights on) and seemed damp, like we were staying in a cave. We were on the second floor. I would suggest an upper floor for more exterior light to reach your room. We did walk around and saw lots of "Kidsuite" rooms that were not taken that were much neater with walls that went to the ceiling and two windows, "Castle", "Jailhouse", "Circus Tent", "Max's Treehouse" "Igloo" all looked GREAT... I guess those rooms aren't offered to people who are on a budget.

      My family did enjoy the heated pool and hottub(s) the days they weren't closed for cleaning. We also rented Nintendo games ($5 ea.) and played in the Arcade in the evening.

      THE BREAKFAST BUFFET IS NOT VERY GOOD and the service was very poor. The eggs aren't real. They seem like watery powdered eggs. The dinner buffet is very overpriced ($12.95) for the meager offerings, I guess to make up for the kids meals being free. I never got to use my "free dinner buffet" coupon I got upon check-in because not one night did it look worth eating!

      For the price, I guess it was good. The room was clean and our daily maid service was great.

      Great vacation


      My family recently spent 6 nights at the Sunspree Resort in Orlando. It is not a fancy "high dollar" hotel but was very nice. The rooms were clean. The kitchenette was very convienient. There is a sink in the restroom and in the kitchenette which was very nice. The hotel has small store with prices similar to 7-eleven next door. There are several restaurants within walking distance. The pool is very large with two hot tubs. My teen-age kids really liked the big game room. They provide free transportation to the Disney Parks on a scheduled bus route. You could get Krispy Kreme donuts and Little Ceasars Pizza right there in the hotel. We did not have small children so we did not utilize their many kids activities but we enjoyed the stay very much. Anytime we called the front desk for any reason they were very quick to respond to our needs. It is a good hotel for a family. We were not looking for plush/for the price it exceeded our expect!


      Nice hotel for budget trips to WDW


      My family and I liked this hotel very much. We stayed here from April 4th to the 9th, 2002. The room was very good sized and had a kithenette that was truly wonderful. There was also a seperate area for our 4 year old son decorated with dinosaurs that he just loved. Friendly and accomodating staff. We will be back!

      Great, but don't eat the buffet


      We recently stayed at this hotel. We had a King Kid's Suite, which was awesome!! The room was outstanding-highly recommended. I cannot give enough praise about this hotel and the staff-we enjoyed it!

      The only downfall is the buffet. Eat somewhere else!!!, or order off the menu or the café. We were totally disappointed about the buffet.

      Great for Honeymoon


      My husband and I spent our honeymoon in at this Hotel in Orlando last summer and it was brilliant. If you haven't hired a car, this hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the WDW resort in the morning and they pick you up in the evening. We had a brilliant time!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista Orlando

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Orlando


      A travel blog entry by samishdalal on May 05, 2012

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      Samishdalal stayed here on May 5, 2012 during their trip titled: Samish Dalal's International Travel.

      ...and go Downtown

      A travel blog entry by njbeaglemom on Jan 27, 2015

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      ... slides and I took a trip to the grocery store for the coffee filters and a few other things we needed. We had a nice quiet morning and then drove over to Downtown Disney.

      There is a lot of construction going on there, but there were plenty of people to point you to parking and such. Keith wanted to see American Sniper. There was a 12:00 showing at the AMC theater complex in Downtown Disney. It is has dine and view options—you pick a seat and order food at a screen ...


      A travel blog entry by leogem on Nov 17, 2014

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      It's a Small World After All...

      A travel blog entry by rm-adventures on Oct 01, 2014

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      Tippety tip, tap tap Tippetty tap

      A travel blog entry by jimnunn on Aug 21, 2014

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      ... because I was suddenly aware of a distant voice calling "sir, sir can I help you?". It was a young girl in the section next to where the Scot was being "dealt with".
      "I'd like to enquire about hiring a cabana at the quiet pool tomorrow." I enquired.
      The girl stared at me for a moment with a completely blank expression, then suddenly smiled, turned to her computer monitor and started hitting the keyboard keys.
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