Another Disney trip has come & gone, which means I’m due for another Disney Hotel review!!! At this rate I think I might make it a goal of mine to stay at ALL the Disney Springs hotels so I can give you the real scoop since I just love how y’all trust me enough to be your #BoujeeOnABudget queen! Such an honor :):)
If you’re a newbie, I love high end things & I’m the queen of finding high end things for a deal so #BoujeeOnABudget became my thing thanks to my loyal readers!!!
If you’re fancy and looking for a killer Disney hotel deal without taking away from your Louie fund, then you’re in the right place since I have a goodie in store for you!!!
Let me introduce you to the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs! Omg!!! Try saying that more than once. Total tongue twister lol. Located in the Disney Springs area, it’s an official Disney Hotel and located right across the street from Disney Springs! Location, location, LOCATION my friends!!!
Official Disney Hotel Perks!
It’s crazy how many people don’t know that the Disney Springs Hotels are actually Official Disney Resorts! That’s right, hotels like Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace offer the same Disney hotel perks!!! Guests of the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace can enjoy Disney’s Extra Magic Hours benefit, complementary park shuttles and FastPass+ Service meaning you can book your fast passes 60 days in advance and not 30 days like non-Disney hotel guests! If you’re trying to score fast passes for hot rides in Toy Story Land or the new Star Wars, booking a room at the Hilton may be your best bet for that hard to score pass!!
Food & Drinks
From classic American fare to a Sunday breakfast with beloved Disney characters, that’s right, The Hilton Buena Vista Palace has their own character breakfast!!! With five onsite dining options there is definitely something to satisfy every craving!
We enjoyed many beverages poolside at Shades! There are waitresses that walk around to cater to your every need so you don’t even have to walk up to the restaurant yourself! Just sit back and relax and take advantage of the fact you’re not severing anyone for a change!
The lunch menu was pretty yummy as well. I enjoyed chips and guacamole and Haylie grubbed down on a grilled cheese sandwich!
Unfortunately for us, we were unable to make the Character Breakfast! They host the character breakfast once a week on a Sunday and that’s when we were checking out. Bummer!
The question on everyone’s minds when I stay anywhere!!!! How are the rooms?!?!? We were placed in a suite in the Island building (poolside)! A total shock since our reservation was for a standard room!!! Nothing better than scoring an unexpected upgrade. WooHoo!!!
When you walk into our suite you walk through a little hallway which is home to a tiny “kitchen” area. Mini refrigerator, cupboard to store snacks, a coffee maker and a microwave. This is something I’m always looking for when I book rooms. Between my wine and Haylie’s nonstop “mom drink”, a mini fridge is a must! A microwave is also a super huge bonus since who doesn’t want to heat up leftovers!!! Thankfully most hotels have both these days and the Hilton was no exception.
Then you enter the living room which had a pullout couch and a mini dining area. Basically a table with two chairs. The pullout couch was where Haylie slept!
Then there is the master bedroom and bathroom. Both were just your standard bedroom/bathroom areas. Overall I was happy. The room was clean, the ac was ice cold just how I like it and plenty roomy.
Chill. Splash. Rejuvenate. Savor – the choice is yours. In between days at the parks, take some time to hit the pool!! The pool is literally the reason most people book the Hilton Buena Vista Palace! So many pools to choose from! A lazy river!!!! A “splash pad” area of the pool! Cabana rentals!!! Towel service!!!
The best part? The pool is heated in the winter! That’s right! If you’re visiting Mickey in the winter and your kids are crying to go swim in 50-60 degree weather. Let them! Pool is heated in cooler weather!! WooHoo!!!
My opinion?!?! Is the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace #BoujeeOnABudget ?!?! My answer is yes! The lobby is pretty! The pool area, ahhhhhhh!!!!! You almost forget that the pool is not the focus of the trip, but Mickey is. So hard to leave!!!
You are also literally right across the street from Disney Springs so you can eat and shop and go back to the room all day long without a car or Lyft! This is a huge perk to me. I am Disney Springs obsessed, so to be able to come and go as I please without transportation is pretty sweet!
The rooms could be a tad bit more glam, but hey! They are clean, which is definitely a huge plus when it comes to Orlando hotels. As a former local, there are some pretty sketchy hotels in the Orlando area and the Hilton ia definitely not one of them!
The best part of staying at this fabulous resort would have to be the Disney hotel perks! A standard room during non-peak dates will cost you around $129 for a standard room. This exact hotel is actually listed as a Disney “deluxe” category hotel. So you are getting a Deluxe category room for less than a Disney themed “budget” resort such as the all-stars. You can’t beat it!! A deluxe category room, with 60 day in advance fast passes AND Disney Extra Magic Hours right across the street from Disney Springs?!?! Can’t beat it! If location and pools are your thing, you will fall in love with Hilton Buena Vista Palace!
Have you stayed at the Hilton Palace Disney Springs?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.