Pros

  • Free shuttle service to Disney World, a 10-minute drive from the resort
  • All rooms are Suites with kitchenettes, some with balconies
  • Indoor and outdoor pools, with a waterpark, splash pad, and hot tub
  • Furnished poolside cabanas for rent, including TVs and refrigerators
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free evening reception with snacks and drinks
  • Starbucks coffee shop plus business center and computer stations
  • Programmed kids' activities and game arcade
  • 24-hour fitness center plus a spa with sauna and beauty treatments
  • On-site dining options and room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Non-smoking property
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Cons

  • Fee for parking
  • No capacity for extra beds in some guest rooms
  • Occasional long waits for breakfast service
  • Decor is a bit drab compared to other kid-friendly resorts
  • Wi-Fi can be slow
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Bottom Line

The 334-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort is a family-friendly resort with plenty of activities for guests of all ages, including indoor and outdoor pools, a water park, spa, and fitness center plus organized kids' activities and a cooked-to-order breakfast. Guest rooms are two-room suites with kitchenettes, but their neutral tones, dark furniture, and white walls are typical chain hotel, and have little distinctive character. This upper-middle-range hotel makes an excellent base for exploring area theme parks, and it runs a free shuttle to Disney World. Guests looking for an even more kid-friendly resort may want to consider the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, though rates will be higher.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Embassy Suites By Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort

Scene

A busy, family-oriented base for exploring area theme parks, with plenty of on-site activities

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort is a little like a landlocked cruise ship, without the ocean. There are activities galore for the families that stay here, and a full-time entertainment staff to keep things lively. The decor features plenty of primary colors and Disney-themed features, and the grounds bustle with activity and noise, including kids playing games and splashing in the water park. The resort never transcends the chain hotel feel, though, and there is more concrete than landscaping, and no real character (except Disney characters). Extras, like furnished poolside cabanas with TVs, or the outdoor spa cabana, are tempting enough that guests might want to spring for them. The hotel is built around a central atrium filled with shops and seating. Each evening, there is a free guest reception with drinks and snacks in the atrium, just as families are returning from the parks. The spa resembles an ordinary beauty salon more than a Zen oasis. This clean, spacious resort offers enough to keep kids occupied as their weary parents relax after a theme park blitz at spots like the Poolside Bar and Grill, which stocks a refrigerator with Red Bull.

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Location

Convenient to all the major theme parks, Convention Center, and other business destinations

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort is in a quiet area just off of Interstate 4, with plenty of restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores within a few minutes’ drive. There is a Winn-Dixie approximately a half mile away for guests who want to stock their kitchenettes. The resort is near Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Wet n’ Wild, and runs a free shuttle to Epcot, from where guests can get to the other Disney theme parks. For business travelers, the Orange County Convention Center and Lockheed Martin are nearby, and there is a golf course within two miles. Orlando International Airport is a 20- to 25-minute drive from the hotel, depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Clean and spacious two-room suites with kitchenettes

Rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort are two-room suites, all the same size, with sofa beds and kitchenettes that include microwaves, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and sinks. Rooms are pleasant, clean, and spacious, with dark furniture, white walls, and green striped carpeting, although the in-room vibe is a tad stiff for a family-oriented, Florida resort and lacks any local flair. Rooms come with one king or two queen beds with white linens and handsome dark wood statement headboards, while living rooms have light gray and green seating. Abstracted photos in soft hues make up the wall art. Bathrooms are large but not luxe, with shower/tub combos, toiletries, hairdryers, and ample granite counter space. The big difference among rooms is location. Pool-view rooms are more attractive, but they come with accompanying noise. Lanai Suites have views of the pool and the evening "dive-in" movies. Other rooms face the busy highway. Light sleepers may want to request interior rooms that overlook the atrium for the least amount of noise. In addition to kitchenettes, all rooms come with laptop safes, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

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Features

Indoor/outdoor pool with "dive-in" movies, water park, fitness center, free breakfast, and a Starbucks

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort features large indoor and outdoor pools plus a hot tub and kids' water park. The pool is surrounded by sunbeds and beach umbrellas but offers little to no natural shade. There are outdoor cabanas for rent, furnished with TVs and refrigerators, and at night the resort shows “dive-in" movies, which guests can watch from land or water. Other facilities include pool and Ping-Pong tables, a putting green, a tennis court, basketball, and beach volleyball. There is also a spacious, sunlit fitness center with cardio and weight machines, as well as free weights. The spa offers a full menu of massage as well as beauty treatments, hair styling, and mani-pedis. 

The Poolside Bar & Grille serves straightforward American plates with local twists like Gator Bites, and kids can play in the adjacent splash park pool. Breakfast at the hotel is free and cooked to order, although there can occasionally be extensive lines in the mornings. Other food options include a lobby Starbucks plus pizza and ice-cream shops as well as the The Gazebo Restaurant & Grille. The lobby convenience store and gift shop are bursting with Disney souvenirs.

The hotel runs a free shuttle to Epcot Center, from where guests can access the other areas of Disney World. There are fees for parking at the hotel, though Wi-Fi is free throughout (it can be spotty). The hotel has a laundry area and there are several computers for guests to use throughout the hotel as well as a proper business center. 

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Things You Should Know About Embassy Suites By Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort

Also Known As

  • Embassy Suites Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort

Address

8100 Lake Street, Orlando, Florida 32836-6401, United States

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Embassy Suites By Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort

Scene

A busy, family-oriented base for exploring area theme parks, with plenty of on-site activities

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort is a little like a landlocked cruise ship, without the ocean. There are activities galore for the families that stay here, and a full-time entertainment staff to keep things lively. The decor features plenty of primary colors and Disney-themed features, and the grounds bustle with activity and noise, including kids playing games and splashing in the water park. The resort never transcends the chain hotel feel, though, and there is more concrete than landscaping, and no real character (except Disney characters). Extras, like furnished poolside cabanas with TVs, or the outdoor spa cabana, are tempting enough that guests might want to spring for them. The hotel is built around a central atrium filled with shops and seating. Each evening, there is a free guest reception with drinks and snacks in the atrium, just as families are returning from the parks. The spa resembles an ordinary beauty salon more than a Zen oasis. This clean, spacious resort offers enough to keep kids occupied as their weary parents relax after a theme park blitz at spots like the Poolside Bar and Grill, which stocks a refrigerator with Red Bull.

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Location

Convenient to all the major theme parks, Convention Center, and other business destinations

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort is in a quiet area just off of Interstate 4, with plenty of restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores within a few minutes’ drive. There is a Winn-Dixie approximately a half mile away for guests who want to stock their kitchenettes. The resort is near Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Wet n’ Wild, and runs a free shuttle to Epcot, from where guests can get to the other Disney theme parks. For business travelers, the Orange County Convention Center and Lockheed Martin are nearby, and there is a golf course within two miles. Orlando International Airport is a 20- to 25-minute drive from the hotel, depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Clean and spacious two-room suites with kitchenettes

Rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort are two-room suites, all the same size, with sofa beds and kitchenettes that include microwaves, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and sinks. Rooms are pleasant, clean, and spacious, with dark furniture, white walls, and green striped carpeting, although the in-room vibe is a tad stiff for a family-oriented, Florida resort and lacks any local flair. Rooms come with one king or two queen beds with white linens and handsome dark wood statement headboards, while living rooms have light gray and green seating. Abstracted photos in soft hues make up the wall art. Bathrooms are large but not luxe, with shower/tub combos, toiletries, hairdryers, and ample granite counter space. The big difference among rooms is location. Pool-view rooms are more attractive, but they come with accompanying noise. Lanai Suites have views of the pool and the evening "dive-in" movies. Other rooms face the busy highway. Light sleepers may want to request interior rooms that overlook the atrium for the least amount of noise. In addition to kitchenettes, all rooms come with laptop safes, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

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Features

Indoor/outdoor pool with "dive-in" movies, water park, fitness center, free breakfast, and a Starbucks

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort features large indoor and outdoor pools plus a hot tub and kids' water park. The pool is surrounded by sunbeds and beach umbrellas but offers little to no natural shade. There are outdoor cabanas for rent, furnished with TVs and refrigerators, and at night the resort shows “dive-in" movies, which guests can watch from land or water. Other facilities include pool and Ping-Pong tables, a putting green, a tennis court, basketball, and beach volleyball. There is also a spacious, sunlit fitness center with cardio and weight machines, as well as free weights. The spa offers a full menu of massage as well as beauty treatments, hair styling, and mani-pedis. 

The Poolside Bar & Grille serves straightforward American plates with local twists like Gator Bites, and kids can play in the adjacent splash park pool. Breakfast at the hotel is free and cooked to order, although there can occasionally be extensive lines in the mornings. Other food options include a lobby Starbucks plus pizza and ice-cream shops as well as the The Gazebo Restaurant & Grille. The lobby convenience store and gift shop are bursting with Disney souvenirs.

The hotel runs a free shuttle to Epcot Center, from where guests can access the other areas of Disney World. There are fees for parking at the hotel, though Wi-Fi is free throughout (it can be spotty). The hotel has a laundry area and there are several computers for guests to use throughout the hotel as well as a proper business center. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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