This article shares a room tour of a standard guest room at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. We’ll preview photos and a video of the room and take a detailed look at the amenities you can expect.
Hilton’s Orlando Buena Vista Palace sits within walking distance of Disney Springs. Anyone looking to spend a decent amount of time at Disney Springs might consider the convenience of this hotel.
We received a standard guest room in the tower with a king-size bed during our stay. Buena Vista Palace has rooms in the tower portion of the hotel. Additionally, rooms are available near the pool in an area called the island building.
Before our stay, I didn’t realize the difference and booked a room in the tower, which we enjoyed and will preview below. But on a return trip, I think I would enjoy the island building better because of its proximity to the pool and lazy river.
Our Resort View Tower Guest Room
When we received our room assignment, it was on the 21st floor! The entire tower has 27 floors for reference. I’m confident it was higher than you or I would have liked. I’m not scared of heights, but I do not care to be that high.
Now, I’ve stayed in many hotel rooms over the years. Generally, I enjoy a higher floor for the views. However, few hotels in the Orlando area are as tall as the Buena Vista Palace. I think the 15th floor or so would have been sufficient for me.
Thankfully, I was worn out when I went to sleep that evening and slept through a storm that produced a tornado warning. I vaguely remember waking once from the wind wailing around the tower.
But thanks to God’s grace, I fell back asleep before my head hit the pillow. The next thing I knew, I woke up to the shining sun. If only I could always sleep so well.
The standard king-size guest room at Buena Vista Palace was impressive. There was plenty of room to spread out, which is always a win in my book.
Our room had a dresser and a desk that converted to a table with a chair.
Inside the dresser, a cabinet housed a mini refrigerator. These options are much nicer than the “beverage coolers” Disney has installed in most of their hotel rooms. This mini-fridge holds more items and keeps them at an appropriate temperature.
Above the fridge, there’s a safe to store your valuables.
Here is a closer look at the desk with a roll-away chair and a table with rollers underneath. This setup is another nice amenity if you plan to enjoy a few meals in your room. You can easily position the table where you would like it and then store it back out of the way when finished.
The room had a standard individual coffee maker. Starbucks is available at the restaurant’s quick service, Citrus 28.
I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I do when I get to a room is fill up the ice bucket.
The sofa has a sofa sleeper tucked inside. But if you have to use a sofa sleeper, I recommend going with a room with two queen beds. I’ve yet to meet a sofa sleeper that provides a comfortable night’s rest.
Here is the balcony with a couple of chairs and a small table.
The view from way up here was pleasant. I could call out the other hotels I had or plan to stay at. But when I looked to the right toward the resort pool, I realized how high up I was.
Then I thought I bet I could see the Hyatt. I remembered being on a high floor when I stayed there last Fall. That’s the Hyatt in the far left corner of the photo below. As you can see, I was much higher here at Buena Vista Palace.
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Then, straight ahead, I noticed the new Drury Plaza Hotel. It is scheduled to open later this year. I have never stayed at a Drury, but I have heard good things. Since this article was initially written, we’ve stayed at the Drury and have a review. It’s an excellent budget-friendly option.
We had a reasonable-sized bath in our room. The water closet being separate from the vanity area was a nice touch. As a result, more than one person can get ready simultaneously.
We had plenty of towels and a hairdryer.
The walk-in shower was a decent size. Unfortunately, it didn’t have a ledge or bench. Those little things sometimes make the biggest difference. The closet had all the usual: a luggage rack, iron, ironing board, and extra blankets with a pillow.
Overall, the room felt spacious for a party of two.
We’ll get more into the hotel’s proximity to Disney Springs in our full resort review of the Hilton Buena Vista Palace. But I wanted to mention that we enjoyed staying so close to the large venue.
In the meantime, we have a full video tour of the room if you’d like a different perspective.
Overall, I could see someone staying at the Hilton Buena Vista who had the intent to enjoy a weekend of shopping and dining at Disney Springs. Disney Springs has some of the best restaurants
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- Hilton Signia Bonnet Creek Review
- JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Review
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on this guest room at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace? Do you enjoy staying on a higher floor?