For the first page of this review of the Hilton Orlando, see this.
AMENITIES AND DINING AT THE HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA
You enter 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–at its front, where you can either valet your car or, if self-parking, leave it until you have completed check in.
All amenities except the pool are just inside on the first floor, including the check-in area.
Dining and other amenities are mostly along the long corridors on either side of the lobby.
On one side you’ll find a Disney gift shop.
More from inside the Disney shop.
Next to it is a more traditional resort-wear shop.
On the other side of the check-in desk is yet a third shop–shopping is better at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista than any other Disney Springs Resort area hotel–that focus on coffee, pastries, other snacks, cold drinks, and grab and go items.
More from this shop.
Further down the lobby hall you’ll find this business center–note the Fedex services in the back…
…both nicely convenient to a nearby bar.
There’s two sets of elevators in the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Beyond one set you’ll find this gym…
…and beyond the other is the stop for theme park buses (and for Disney Springs in the late afternoon and evening).
While none of the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels does a bad job communicating about its buses, the Hilton does the best.
The Hilton is distinct among the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels in having three table service restaurants.
Covington Mill is the most family-friendly, and the only one open for breakfast and lunch (it closes at 3p–it does not serve dinner).
The Covington Mills lunch menu.
Character breakfasts occur here on Sundays.
The breakfast menu.
Andiamo is a bit more upscale.
The Andiamo menu.
Benihana rounds out the table service options.
The Benihana menu.
More details on the dining at the Hilton, including links to menus, is here.
Including its pool complex, the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Disney Springs Resort Area has as complete and extensive a set of amenities as any other Disney Springs Resort Area hotel. For adults, who will perhaps appreciate the most suc offerings as Benihana and the traditional resort gift shop– it probably has the best amenities.
This review continues here.
MORE ON THE HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them