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Everything You Need to Know About Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Disney Springs for Families

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Disney World is a family favorite, and when planning your magical trip to Disney Springs, where you stay matters. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is where the magic happens.

Just moments from Disney Springs, it offers top-notch accommodations, dining, and fun activities. Ready to dive into the details? Here is all the information for when our family of four stayed here! (Note, we paid for this) We opted for this hotel due to the layout out of the beds: the kids’ sleep better with their own bed and because of the lazy river. Let’s go!

Everything you need to know about Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Disney Springs for Families

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Amenities for Families at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

The resort offers comfortable guest rooms and suites, suitable for families of all sizes.

When it’s time to relax, the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace boasts a delightful lazy river called Float Lagoon. Guests of all ages love it, offering a perfect way to soak up the Florida sun. Tubes are provided free of charge.

For parents looking for some R&R, The Island Spa is the place to be. Expert therapists offer a variety of treatments, from massages to facials and more, to leave you feeling pampered and ready to tackle the world. We didn’t ge to try this sadly.

When it’s time to venture beyond the resort, the complimentary shuttle is ready and waiting to take you to the Disney theme parks. It operates frequently, providing you with the flexibility to plan your theme park visits at various times throughout the day.

Whether you’re in the mood for a morning adventure or a late-night escapade, the shuttle’s got you covered.

Be one of the first to walk into Disney’s theme parks before the crowds arrive. Enjoy your favorite rides with shorter lines, making your Disney adventure even more magical.

Things to Do at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace with Kids

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has got your family vacation covered with a bunch of activities that’ll keep your kids excited and grinning from ear to ear.

Imagine floating along the lazy river in a tube. The Splash Pad is another pool area with interactive fountains, water guns, and more to keep the little ones entertained while giving the grown-ups a break. Plus, there are not one but two outdoor pools with comfy lounge chairs to keep the fun going!

Hilton Buena Vista Orlando lazy river Florida

Between arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, outdoor movie nights, character breakfasts, and dance parties, the resort has a ton of activities lined up. Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time so you can join in on the fun. Your kids will get to make new friends and have a blast!

In addition to the magic shows, storytelling sessions, and character meet-and-greets, special holidays bring even more excitement. Think Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween costume contests, and other awesome festivities!

For the young adventurers, there are cool educational programs like nature walks and super interesting science experiments to entertain and educate.

And after a long day at the theme parks, gather ’round a warm campfire with your family. You can make s’mores, sing songs, and share stories.

“S’mores by the Fire Pit” is a perfect way to unwind and connect with your loved ones. The resort’s got all the supplies you need, from marshmallows and skewers to chocolate and graham crackers. All you have to do is head to the fire pit with your family for an unforgettable evening.

Getting to Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Once you land at one of Orlando’s airports, you’ll have a bunch of choices for reaching the resort. Don’t stress; I’ve got all the details to help you decide what’s best for you.

If you arrive at Orlando International Airport (MCO), you’re in luck because the resort provides complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport. All you need to do is get in touch with the resort beforehand to set it up. Then you and your family can kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

If you prefer to be in the driver’s seat, you’ll find plenty of rental car options right at the airport. Just pick up your keys, enter the resort’s address (Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, 1900 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States) into your GPS, and you’re good to go.

There’s plenty of parking available at the resort, although you will have to pay for parking at the parks.

For those who want a hassle-free experience, you can easily book ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. You can also hop on Lynx buses from different parts of the city to get to Disney World.

Keep an eye out for Lynx buses on Route 50 and Route 111, and once you reach your stop, the resort is just a short walk away!

Where to Stay at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

At the resort, you can find  a room for every taste, budget, and need. Whether you’re a small Whether your family is big or small, and no matter what your budget, you’ll discover the ideal room at the resort.

Every room provides convenient access to the fantastic amenities, including pools, dining spots, and shuttle pick-up points.

For those who want a comfortable, budget-friendly option, check out the Standard Guest Rooms. You can pick a room with one king bed or two queen beds, which makes them a hit with families.

These rooms come with all the modern amenities you need, and everything you love about the resort is just a short stroll away.

If you’re looking to add a touch of magic to your stay, go for the Disney Springs View rooms. They have the same layout as the standard rooms but with one fantastic extra: amazing views of Disney Springs. It’s like having front-row seats to all the action in this entertainment district, right from your cozy room.

Need more space? They’ve got you covered with various suites, including one-bedroom, junior, and executive suites.

two double beds at Hilton Buena Vista Palace
Toilet - Hilton Buena Vista Hotel Orlando, Florida

These spacious options have separate living and sleeping areas, perfect for families or anyone who likes extra room to spread out. And if you or someone in your group has mobility challenges, there are accessible rooms with wider doorways, roll-in showers, and other considerate features to ensure a comfortable stay.

For the ultimate luxury experience, go for the Executive Level Rooms. They give you exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, where you can enjoy complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.

These rooms offer an elevated experience with a private balcony and the best views. If you want to take it up a notch, the Signature Suites are the crème de la crème of resort accommodations.

They come with spacious living areas, kitchenettes, and breathtaking views, guaranteeing a lavish and unforgettable stay. 

spacious living area - Hilton Buena Vista Hotel Orlando, Florida
The living area with a double sofa bed, fridge, and coffee machine.

Dining at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Dining at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is a treat for every occasion, from fancy nights out to quick bites and scenic lunches with a view. They’ve really got something to satisfy every craving!

Letterpress Restaurant

For a classic American meal, visit Letterpress, their signature dining spot. Indulge in delightful dishes like Florida Shrimp and Grits, Seared Sea Bass, and Citrus-Glazed Salmon.

It’s perfect for family dinners, and kids have their own menu to choose from.

Citrus 28

When time is of the essence, Citrus 28 is your go-to marketplace-style eatery for a quick meal. They offer a range of delicious sandwiches, salads, and grab-and-go options.

Plus, if you prefer to dine in your room, the resort provides in-room dining services.

Sunshine Food Truck

Located by the pool area, the Sunshine Food Truck serves up casual, poolside favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and refreshing beverages. If you’re in the mood for something more, visit the lobby lounge, a welcoming space for signature cocktails and light bites to unwind and socialize.

Lakeview Restaurant

Dining with a view is a must in Lake Buena Vista, and the Lakeview Restaurant delivers just that. Enjoy a variety of dishes with a scenic backdrop of the lake and pool.

For your coffee fix and sweet cravings, don’t miss Lickety Split, the in-house café.

Tips for Staying at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace with Kids

  • To make the most of your Disney adventure, hop on the complimentary shuttle service to the theme parks. It’s a hassle-free way to get there without worrying about parking and driving, so you can focus on family fun.
  • Plan your meals in advance and opt for early dining to avoid the crowds. If your kids tend to get a bit restless during mealtimes, choosing off-peak hours is a smart move. Also, explore the resort’s recreational activities to keep them entertained.
  • Pack wisely and make sure you have pool essentials like sunscreen and swimsuits.
  • Lastly, choose accommodations that suit your family, whether it’s a spacious suite or adjoining rooms for extra comfort and privacy. This way, you can check in and settle down without the stress of switching rooms.

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