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Near theme parks

Located in Walt Disney World® Resort and across from the Downtown Disney® area, this resort spans 27 acres overlooking Lake Buena Vista. SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios are within 10 miles.

Health spa

Recreation options at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa include 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, a tennis court, and a playground; The spa provides massage and beauty services. Other amenities include a theme park shuttle.

Wireless Internet

Guestrooms at The Buena Vista Palace offer pillowtop mattresses, refrigerators, in-room safes, wired and wireless Internet access. Most have furnished balconies with varying views.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on 27 landscaped acres overlooking Lake Buena Vista, this smoke-free waterfront resort primarily attracts leisure travelers and families with its location across from Downtown Disney Area.

The Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique offers massage, hair styling, and makeup application for weddings and special events. Other spa facilities at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa include saunas, steam rooms, an outdoor lap pool, and a fitness center. Guests have access to three additional outdoor pools, including a children's pool and a freeform splash pool with waterfalls, as well as tennis courts, a basketball hoop, and a playground.

Dining options include an Australia-themed steakhouse, and room service is available during limited hours. A business center provides faxing, printing, copying, secretarial services, and wired and wireless (high-speed) Internet access (surcharge). The resort has 90,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including 44 conference rooms, a ballroom for 2,080 guests, with event catering, and audiovisual equipment (surcharge). Valet parking is available for a fee and includes in/out privileges.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 90,000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 8361 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 44 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 3 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Total number of rooms - 1014 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge


Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

One80 Sportgrill & Bar - Serves craft beers, hand-made cocktails, and a dinner menu that's great for sharing. Immerse yourself in this energized atmosphere with a menu of American favorites, family games and a network of over 40 TVs broadcasting the biggest games.

Watercress Café - Overlooking Lake Buena Vista, this casual restaurant features American fare, including soups, salads, and sandwiches. Open for breakfast and lunch. Sunday breakfast includes visits from the Disney characters.

Lobby Lounge - A piano bar overlooking the lobby atrium and serving wine, cocktails, and coffee drinks. Open from mid-afternoon until late evening.

Pool Snack Bar - Located on Recreation Island, this poolside bar offers hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, and tropical drinks from mid-morning until mid-evening.

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Accessible from the main hotel via walkways, Recreation Island is home to two outdoor pools, a children's pool, a spa tub, a lighted tennis court, a sand volleyball court, and a children's playground. The resort spa has an outdoor lap pool and a 24-hour fitness center with stationary bikes, treadmills, stair steppers, and free weights.

Resort guests enjoy preferred tee times at Disney's five 18-hole championship golf courses.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

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Spa Services

The hotel Spa features a boutique and 14 private treatment rooms. All rooms offer complete spa services, including massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, and aromatherapy treatments. Specialty rooms offer couples treatments. Spa tub and nutrition consultation are also featured in this spa.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 21 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 17 (one way), (from 4 to 11 years old)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 21 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 75 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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