No Orlando-area Disney vacation is complete without comfortable digs to stay in each night and between park visits. One of our favorite hotels is the Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista. Here are even more reasons why this is one of our top picks for where to stay in the Walt Disney World resort area.
First, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista is a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel. This credential is not bestowed lightly and comes with some strict criteria to ensure that every guest can seamlessly plan their Disney property visits from the comfort and convenience of the hotel. Beyond arranging park tickets right from the hotel lobby, you can employ the services of the on-site concierge to help make plans for your meals and visits to other area attractions. The hotel is positioned just a half mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World, and the shops, dining, and entertainment offered at Disney Springs are also just steps away. You can even take in the nightly Disney World fireworks display from the balcony of select rooms. Plus, you may opt to travel without a rental car, as transportation to and from the Disney parks (Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios) is included with your stay here. It’s all part of the Disney Good Neighbor Hotel promise.
Beyond the many nearby Disney offerings, the Crowne Plaza also puts you in the heart of a variety of other popular vacation attractions. The SeaWorld parks: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and SeaWorld Orlando are all less than five miles away, as is the Orange County Convention Center. Amazing shopping abounds at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores outlet center and the Orlando International Premium Outlets, where you can find brands like Adidas, Armani, Coach, Nike, and Champion–even a Disney outlet (at the Premium Outlets)! And, if you do choose to keep a car on-site to get to some of these attractions, you’ll be pleased to find that daily parking at the hotel is complimentary.
Staying close to home, you’ll find the Crowne Plaza has everything you need for a comfortable stay right on campus. Each fully stocked and recently renovated room has a refrigerator, microwave, workstation, and coffee maker, plus access to room service, valet laundry service, and 24/7 text-for-help. A flat screen television and free WiFi have your in-room entertainment covered, and the property is kid and pet friendly. For health and wellness, visit the on-site fitness center or take a dip in the resort-style pool with waterfall. If you need to fit in some work during your stay, the business center offers printing and copying services and there are plenty of reservable meeting spaces throughout the facility. For meals, H Street Grille has you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with American fare from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily.