Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Lake Buena Vista.
This 1,000-room Hilton is an oasis of adult calm amid frenetic child-centric Disney World -- literally, as it's actually within the gates of Disney. The ample rooms and facilities are modern, sleek, and in great condition, while features and services cater to both business and leisure needs; plus, guests get free access to all facilities at the neighboring Waldorf Astoria.
This large, four-pearl resort is an upscale option a five- to 10-minute drive from the Disney theme parks. The 400 rooms are spacious and modern, done in on-trend colors, and including enormous flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. A few of the pricier suites feature balconies with nice views of a nearby lake. As a self-contained town of sorts, the resort has four restaurants, a coffee shop, a huge pool, spa, and a fitness center -- not to mention a free shuttle to Disney World. It's ideal for anyone looking for a high-end alternative to one of the nearby Disney resorts, though there's a resort fee per night and parking isn't free. Those seeking a bit more style and personality should consider the nearby, kid-friendly B Resort & Spa, which has lower rates.
Orlando World Center Marriott is an enormous four-pearl convention hotel located in southern Orlando, a 10-minute drive to Disney World. There's a total of 2009 rooms and suites, all with furnished balconies and many with pull-out sofa beds -- though decor is bland. Facilities include 74 meeting and event spaces (including the largest pillar-less ballroom in the country) along with multiple swimming pools, two waterslides, a well-equipped fitness center, and a good selection of activities and amenities for children. There's also an 18-hole golf course with its own steakhouse, plus a number of other restaurants serving American, Italian, and Japanese cuisine. While it's hard to beat this hotel in terms of conference facilities, business travelers may want to also consider the Hilton Orlando, which has direct skybridge access to the Orange County Convention Center.
The 394-room B Resort & Spa is an upscale property with wonderful landscaping that’s within a five- to 10-minute drive to Disney attractions and restaurants, shops, and lakes. Modern rooms have mini-fridges, 47-inch HD flat-screen TVs, free bottled water, and Aveda toiletries. Suites have kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators. American Q restaurant serves barbecue with a modern twist, and artisanal cocktails at their American Q Bar. The full-service Aveda spa offers massages and various treatments, along with a spa-inspired menu. The outdoor "zero entry" pool has a kids' area and fountains, and there's also a kids' club. The hotel offers free scheduled shuttle service to Disney parks. Be aware that there's a daily resort fee, and spa services require an appointment.