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PHOTO TOUR OF A ROOM AT THE HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA
The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Disney Springs Resort Area–an entirely different hotel than the nearby similarly named Hilton Buena Vista Palace–has several room types in a long mid-rise building.
Rooms with a king bed and rooms with two queens are available. There are also some bookable views–e.g. a Disney Springs view (about a third of rooms here face the freeway, half the Wyndham, and a sixth Disney Springs). The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is a major convention hotel, and as in all such hotels, multiple suite options are also available.
I’ve stayed here four times, most recently in the summer of 2018. This photo tour is from that last stay, and is of a two queen room.
The entry has the divided bath and closet on the same side, and gives a good view of the ugly carpet.
The first part of the divided bath has this sink.
On the other side of the space is this good-sized closet, with mirrors in the folding doors, and safe at the lower left. Note also the ironing board, etc.
In a separate space you’ll find a full bath, with another sink on one side, a toilet in the middle…
…and a tub-shower combo on the other side.
A closer view of the bath toiletries.
Deeper in the room, you’ll find the queen beds and an easy chair on one side.
The bed side from the back of the room…
…and a closer view of one of the beds.
Between the beds you’ll find this bedside table with two drawers.
A closer view of the storage in this table.
At the end of this side, by the window, is this easy chair. I’d like to see a reading light near here. And an ottoman, while I’m thinking about it.
The other side of the room has an empty mini-fridge casing with the coffee service above, a dresser with a an actual mini-fridge inside and a TV above, and a desk.
This side of the room from the back.
The coffee service is atop an old mini-fridge casing…
…which is empty.
Next to it is the dresser, which is topped by a small 37 inch TV. The combination of the small TV and empty mini fridge casing leads me to think that a refurb will put a bigger TV on the wall, move the coffee service to the dresser, and eliminate the empty casing. We’ll see.
The three large drawers are plenty for the four people these rooms will sleep.
Next to these you’ll find the mini-fridge.
Further on this side you’ll find this desk.
The desk adds two shallow drawers.
At around 375 square feet, the overall size of this Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista room is in the middle of the Disney deluxe resort range. But because it devotes less of its square footage to the bath/entry/closet area, at around ~260 square feet, the size of its living area is larger than all the Disney deluxe resorts except those along the monorail.
The small TV and the absence of a balcony, while not unusual in the Disney Springs resorts (balconies are routinely available only in the Holiday Inn and Buena Vista Palace) are clear negatives. But the divided bath and two sinks is a positive, and rarer among the Disney Springs resorts than they should be. Overall this Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista room is bland but spacious, and is reasonably well-appointed for both families and couples.
This review continues here.
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