I have stayed at the property at least 8 times in last 3 years for both business and personal trips (Gold/Platinum Starwoodee). I chose it for price and location in the past. Last week I stayed for the first time since renovations have been completed. The improvements in the lobby, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, pool bar and cabanas are awesome! They are modern improvements and gave me a feeling of upscale luxury hotel. The staff was good as usual. The big problem PARKING! They have added the feature of valet parking and gated the parking area resulting in a $10 self-parking fee. Absurd for a p-lot that provides no protection or security and floods during common rain showers. This most absurd and common scam by hotel owners has created a very dangerous condition for guests and I think liability for the hotel. Once a guest self-parks by entering the key-controlled gate; the only exit is a key-controlled gate onto a very busy road, S. Apopka-Vineland Rd 535. In order to return to the front of the hotel a guest must navigate across speeding traffic on the heavily traveled road in order to turn back into the hotel to reach the front desk. Previously, you could return via the parking lot. This is very dangerous and it added 10+ minutes to each outing for our group. I mentioned it to the front desk and valet but I was dismissed. I hope no one gets hurt before they realize the danger of this $10.00 a day squeeze charge. Also, the new resort fee is a little bit of a joke, since I never saw a newspaper and didn't use the small gym, the pool or phone system. However, if the management didn't charge everyone a resort fee then the cost would probably be prohibitive for the people using these services. If the rates stay competitive when I add the extra $20 per day then I will probably return to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just a few blocks from the Downtown Disney entrance to Walt Disney World Resort, our Orlando Resort features a full service spa, family suites, two pools, kids activities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free transportation to all Disney Theme Parks. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Prestigia, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Agoda so you can book your Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Safari Orlando
- Sheraton Orlando
- Orlando Sheraton
- Sheraton Safari Hotel