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Old 03-13-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa

Has anyone stayed at Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa? I am trying to decide between this hotel or the All Stars (we are going with 6 adults and 2 kids and basially need 3 bedrooms) and price is always a concern. Does anyone have any positive/negative comments about my plan?
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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My bff was able to get Lake Buena Vista Spa and Resort for $114 a night (w/ junk fees) and it was very well worth the money

It came with 2 queen beds (vs 2 full-size beds) and a pull-out queen sofa bed. However, it was only 1 bathroom.

Were you considering the all-star suites, or just getting 3 separate rooms???

If you are wanting to save money and room with the other couples, I would avoid a standard hotel and opt for a off-site condo instead. There are several to choose from in dtd, or within close proximity.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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We were considering the All star suite and purchasing 3 rooms at the All Star. We are taking my 2 kids, plus my parents and my in-laws. My wife really wants to avoid the All Stars and the moderates and the 3 bedrooms at Saratoga is just too expensive. I got a rate of $179 per night for a 3 bedroom and 3 bath. Unfortunatley, we are traveling with the in laws and not "friends" so sharing rooms isn't really an option. The Buena VIsta Resort is an off site condo/hotel setup and had great reviews on Expedia.com, but I wanted to hear from the Experts
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Where is the 3b 3ba??? I'm confused... That sounds like a phenomenal deal- you'd spend much more than that on 3 rooms at the all-stars and if your wife isn't looking forward to staying there- then I'd avoid it anyways.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Go to this link: http://www.lbvorlandoresort.com/

call them directly and ask for the best rate. It was about $40 per night than the Expedia rate.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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we stayed at lake buana vista resort last year and had a 3 bedroom suite it was huge ,the main bathroom has a whirlpool . it had 2 bathrooms, and the irish bar on site was superb.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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Awsome, that is great to hear. Thanks for the feedback. Cheers!
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:21 AM   #8
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We stayed at Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa in a 2br/2ba. It was fabulous. The pool was great. The rooms were spacious and clean. We were in the main building overlooking the pool. The price is well worth it!
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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My sister is considering a stay there. They were told there is a free breakfast included. What type of breakfast is it.............buffet, continental?

Anyone know?

About how long does it take to get to the entrance to the parks from the hotel?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:14 PM   #10
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i cant see how you get a free breakfast as there is nowhere to eat it, the only restaurant is the irish pub.
its a 5 min drive to wdw
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5 minute drive is great. I keep looking to see if Disney extends the 40% offer, but the more I hear about this hotel it keeps sounding better.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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i cant see how you get a free breakfast as there is nowhere to eat it, the only restaurant is the irish pub.
its a 5 min drive to wdw
I'm thinking maybe you have your hotels confused?!? we stayed at the LBV palace and spa in December and had two regular rooms that were beautiful....VERY comfy beds and great water pressure in the shower (which disney doesnt always have)...we got vouchers each day for 2 free breakfasts in the main dining room...it was a FULL buffet with a lady who also made omlets or waffles....it was delicious!! and if you go on a sunday its a free character breakfast with mickey, minnie, and goofy!
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We've booked into a 3 bedroomed condo at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa - right next door to Lake Buena Vista factory outlet and have also ready many good reviews. Last year we stayed at the Cypress Pointe Grand Villas - which had mixed reviews but we found it amazingly good, so if this resort is rated even higher than that one - we've got no qualms about going to LBVRV&S whatsoever! Love reading other people's reviews though LOL!
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:53 PM   #14
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Is the WDW entrance you use the DTD entrance. I'm trying to figure out where the hotel is located. TIA
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
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I've been looking at this place myself for a little "stay-cation" (check my location to the left). I'm very familiar with the location, and from the outside, it looks great. Also, I know it was built within the past few years.

It's right next to the LBV Outlet stores, off 535, just down the road from Wal-Mart. Also, it's set back from the road, so shouldn't have any problems with traffic noise. From this resort, you would exit and turn right onto 535, then left at the first light onto 536 (Epcot Center Drive). From there, it's an easy drive to follow the signs to anything at WDW. In fact, that's the same exit I always use from I4 when going to WDW for anything but DTD or AK, so it's a good location.

Lastly, the prices on their site seem great. I may cancel my SSR reservation and save some $$ just to stay here and enjoy the in-room jacuzzi tub.
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