Rated 1 out of 5 by PlatinumMemberD Fail
I love Starwood hotels. Stay there VERY often. This one however was a complete failure. Staff was disconnected and unhelpful. Taxi service to Disney was terrible, shuttle service left us stranded and the valet didn't seem to care. We weren't recognized as platinum members on arrival. The AC in our room was terribly loud and ineffective. The walls in the hotel apparently thin as paper. I heard every word my neighbors had to say. Failure Starwood. Ditch this property and buy another.
October 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by delta DISAPPOINTED
My sister and I with our dog have stayed at the Sheraton LBV for several years loving the beds, the starwood recognition,pet friendliness and the welcoming atmosphere.No longer.We were here in June,November and December 2011 during the renovations,inconveint at times, but we still loved being here .No longer.This time since the "so called" renovations,public areas,rooms are basically the same except new beds HARD AS ROCKS not the sweetsleeper beds that were a big plus. If you have a pet you"re sentenced to the 2nd floor with nasty windows and unpainted bars across the windows.Kids will like the pool/splashpad area if you can afford the extra cost of NIGHTLY resort fees and parking fees.I could be harsher but I wish to remain nice.
April 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dennis60 I made the right choice. What service!
I had to choose between this Sheraton and another 4star across the way. I chose Sheraton based on value and now I can see I made a great choice. I visited the other hotel but found it a little stuffy. I love the total access to free internet in the lobby but the best feature of this hotel is obviously the pool area (which I could also enjoy seeing from my wonderful balcony). The pictures show how beautiful the two pools (plus 2 hot tubs) are but they can't show how wonderful, caring and dedicated the young pool staff are. They even entertain your kids if you like (or if your kids are bored with you). But top honors goes to Gary - - my wife has no idea how much he had to hustle to make that extra sour cream appear in under 100 seconds.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris424 Great rooms and pool area
My family spent one award night at the end of our vacation at this hotel. The room was fantastic being a small suite and having a great balcony. My kids and I also loved the two big pools, game room and poolside bar. The location is central to Disney. The check-in staff and bartender were helpful and attentive. The only area for improvement was the food. We had a late dinner by the pool and the food was overcooked and barely edible. Overall, this hotel had excellent amenities and location given its value price. We will definitely look at returning.
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richie25 Straight A:s
The entire staff at this Sheraton goes ALL out in making the guest feel comfortable and welcome. From the boys out front to the reservation clerks to Louis in security, everyone did an amazing job for me and my guests. Special Thanks to Liz, Chef, AJ, Grace, and Mark..We will be back soon
November 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carp55 Wonderful place to stay!
Going in here only seeing what the reviews said and what the pictures looked like on the website...we were very pleased. We were greeted upon arrival by friendly staff and the lady that checked us in was wonderful. Everyone from housekeeping to the pool staff always greeted us with a smile. Very clean. Fitness center was very nice. Enjoyed the paninis from the deli. Didn't eat at the restaurant because we wanted to venture away to eat. I gave it a 4/5 overall because it was near perfect. Easy access to Disney, Winn Dixie (for snacks), and other restaurants. We would stay here again and recommend it for families. Our kids are 15 & 17. They liked our suite a lot. Thanks for your hospitality. Keep up the wonderful service. It does not go unnoticed!
June 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSnowbirds Great Place
Spent Spring Break 2013 here with my 17 & 18 year old. Had a blast. Friendly staff all the way from the front desk to housekeeping. Close to shopping and area attractions. Don't eat at UNO just down the road. WAY over priced for small portions. There's a great pizza place called Flippers in the shopping center behind UNO. Great pizza at normal pricing. Look at Groupon & Sweet Jack for local discounts. Thank you Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort for a great retreat from the Great White North. I'm recommending to all my family and friends.
April 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hsuboowah Could not be worse
This is the worst SPG hotel I have experienced.
They would not provide Preferred guest floor for gold membership and they said there is no difference. A really "great" parking view.
You could never got in the parking zone successfully, then you had to go to the lobby and reactivate your room key.
The front desk representative forgot the extended check-out time to 4pm, so please please remember, you had to reactivate your room key again! If not, you need to go back to the front desk which would cost you about 5-min walking
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sbarnett Absolutely Fabulous
This hotel/ Resort is everything you are looking for when staying in Orlando! Our girls youth softball team was in the area for a World Series tournament, when our reserved hotel did not work out, we had to quickly find a solution to our dilimma. I will commend Sean, front desk manager, on his Willingness to listen, compassion for our situation, the safety of our children, and the determination to resolve the problem! With less than a 24 hour notice the staff here accomadated, catered to, and served a group of 40 without hesitation.
I will definitely return here and will recommend to any and all who ask where to stay in Orlando.
Names I should mention are: Sean McG., David at the restuarant, Sammy at the pool, Lisa and all who helped make our daugter's adventure one to remember!!
July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mjmj8 The new look is great, the pool is great.
The F&B staff was unfriendly and needed to pick up the pase. On Tuesday at the outside bar during a beautiful day you had staffed a blonde girl. I had sat at the bar ready to order some drinks and I could see that she was busy with a guest making frozen drinks. Which I know can be a pain...but as she was preparing the drinks more guests had approached the bar. Not at any moment did she greet myself or any of the new guests that stepped up to the bar. The total process took over 10 minutes with her going inside to grab things and coming back out. Maybe she was having a bad day but in hospitality you dont need to reflect that towards the guests in the sun.
March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vchi Over my expectation
Hotel staffs are very willing to help our needed. It was a good place to stay
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonnie23 Another great stay
Second stay as nice as the first. Everyone is always nice with a smile on their face.
November 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dynamo nice pool and outdoor amenities
Overall a nice hotel. WiFi did not work in hotel rooms..had to go to the lobby to use. Housecleaning staff missed replenishing something every day in the room.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Edster1971 Staff made all the difference
Stayed for 4 nights for a conferene at nearby WDW. I arrived too early and my room wasn't ready. Liz at the front desk escorted me to the dining room for breakfast. Brenda and Dennis in the dining room were very warm and attentive, remembered my preferences (e.g., skim milk for coffee) throughout my stay. Denise at the pantry also made sure I got what I wanted when they were out of them. Kudos all around to the staff.
The only negative are the parents who can't control their kids. I was jolted out of bed on two nights because kids were running up and down the corridor at 1 am! Called the front desk and security promptly took care of it. Also another kid pulled the fire alarm one afternoon and they had to evacuate the building. Parents - please, please, please take control over the fruit of your loom!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake06 Very helpful staff, kids had a blast!
Hotel was very nice, front desk staff was very accomodating. My wife informed the front desk staff that it was my birthday and they suprised us with a wonderful room overlooking the pool/recreation area. There were plenty of activities available for our kids (10 & 12) and the pool/recreation staff were very friendly. We were originally planning on visiting Downtown Disney our final day but decided to stay at your hotel instead because we were having such a great time. We will definitely be coming back!!
September 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by TammyB1017 Sheraton should not put their name on this property
Room was not ready until after 6:30 PM. Housekeeping comes very late in the day. First floor rooms have no carpet. Couch and chair are stained. No chairs for table. Holes in walls. No wifi in perimeter rooms. We had a junior suite when we inquired about the microwave we were told they were available for rent for $10.00 per day. This is not a "resort" and does not deserve to charge a resort fee. There are many of the high end hotels in the area that are comparable in price that are amazing properties.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hazel1013 Dog friendly
Chose this location because it is dog friendly and surprisingly there is no pet fee. Great location for Disney theme parks, very friendly staff and our room was exceptionally clean. Our room was somewhat noisy because it was located on the first floor right beside the elevator. Didn't complain though because it was a good location and convenient to step outside and walk the dogs. This location has been beautifully renovated.
September 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by kpatel worse experience
No directions were given for parking or room for a person who is staying first time at this propert with family. Next day my room was not cleaned, third and forth day had no coffee in the room at all.
Bathroom was not properly cleaned. Front desk clerk was very rude, when I started dissusing diffrent rates given for the same revervation. We had total of four rooms three got ok rates but one room they charged be doubled. It was very rude.The matter was brought up to the front office manager but she had a no care attitude too. I will never stay at Sheraton hotels ever again and will not recommend to anyone in future ever. One
of the worse cutomer service hotel with worse customer service ....except the cleaning person who good artist preapred nice heart shape just from few hand towels. Very sad!
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ama1 Lots of improvements
I started visiting this hotel in 2005. Many many visits since then. Second stay since renovations 10/31/2012. General attention to repairs and upkeep seems to have taken quantum leap. New reno lightens up spaces which were darker during the safari incarnation. Only thing to keep in mind here is that the rooms do pick up pool area noise. On this visit the pool music was kept at a reasonable level. I do love the sleeper beds and the new bedding with washable covers. Really pleasant hotel.
November 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Burnz84 This hotel was lacking in several areas
There was no hot water (shower or sink) in the room on the first morning of my stay. The hallways and elevators had a very unpleasant odor. A neighboring room had placed a tray of food from room service in the hallway. That tray sat there for at least 15 daytime hours, untouched by any staff that passed by. There was one paper coffee cup in my room - THAT WAS USED! The rim was stained where a previous guest had drank from it, the seam inside the cup was stained. Absolutely inexcusable!
February 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Edward787 renovated? but still needs several upgrades
I've stayed at this hotel some 7-8 times in the last 3-4 years because its location/price and SPG redeem points is convenient. Facilities were not great but the personnel was always.
When I learned about the renovations we decided to visit again but were honestly disappointed as we feel it was renovated with a "cheap" mentality and poor quality plus they skipped to renew several things. Examples? They still have the same ugly, slow, unreliable elevators plus they keep using them as service elevators, they didn't change the sofa bed in some of the rooms but instead put a new but ugly cover on it, the carpets still look dirty and old, the quality on the bathroom renovation makes you wonder if they had a 50 cents budget.
The other thing: THEY ARE CHARGING PARKING AT $10 PER DAY!!!! This is not fair at all!
July 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Utrecht14 If you like noise, this is the hotel to stay
close to I4 and disney
many restaurants nearby
staff is friendly
good fitness center
plenty of parking
room design is odd (sink is outside bathroom)
very very very noisy with pool screams all day, maid noises, a/c noises, elevator etc. Non-stop noise.
Standing water in common areas (can you say mosquitos?)
After a rain storm, the drainage was so bad, our room got wet. They put a vacuum on it, but the carpet was still wet. Good breeding grounds for mold.
Wifi was available, except extremely slow in the evening when everybody was using it.
Takes a long time to get extra bedding, towels, maintenance. Sometimes it required several calls.
Pool towels are in short supply and had to be requested every time.
The pools broke (there are two) and one was out of service and then the other.
June 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by billkathy88 Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
Nice upgrades but still some bugs to work out.
Didn't get room cleaned until after 5pm one day and no bottle water one day.
Transportion schedule to Disney parks is not very friendly. No returns to hotel until late afternoon. Wanted to return to hotel for a couple of hours and then go back to park.
Staff was very friendly.
Hard to get service at pool due to only one worker at lunch time on Friday. After we finished they did provide another person to get the food orders.
March 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by John34 This is nightmare
This hotel is one of the worst hotels that inhabited them at the level of the SPG chain hotels or other hotels generally
Cleanliness on the other hand I did not find evidence that the room had cleared, but some of the order and change some towels and sheets sometimes
In terms of workers generally did not find cooperation and enthusiasm to make my stay comfortable in the hotel
The room key is always the problem in most cases, the room does not open until the last night attributed the key to the receptionist
December 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rab567 A week at Disneyworld
The Hotel was better than we expected and the convenience to the Parks was right on target but we constantly needed to ask for towels and floor mats. The water was non-existent two of the seven mornings we were there which made the mornings quite uncomfortable. The public toilet in the lobby did not work most of the time and was not clean nor stocked with toilet paper.
January 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Philparaiso Not customer focused at all
Overall, a let-down: with the odd notable exception - who were great - the staff seemd incapable of taking ownership of and resolving simple issues. Also, being ushered out of the pool 15 minutes early so the staff could get away faster at the end of their shift is not on.
Whilst the room was ok - 1 bathroom for 6 people is not up-to-scratch nowadays - I was really disappointed with the elevators and passageways of the part of the hotel in which we stayed
August 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shlez This hotel was awesome!
In all my years I have traveled to numerous Hotels around the country. The staff was very helpful and cheerful at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista. Their eagerness to assist us and friendliness was a highlight of our stay! Especially Eleesa our Housekeeper. She is expectionally warm and caring and deserves a paid vacation for all her hard work! Eleesa as well as all other housekeepers should be allowed to use the hotels facilities after working hours.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackwood Great value, nice facilities
We enjoyed a 3-night stay. The pool staff were fantastic and service was very good all round. Pools were a bit cold. The breakfast buffet was ok, Brenda the server was great. A bit noisy in the hallways, but the bunkbeds were a big hit with the kids. Lots of afforable eating options within walking distance. At the pool, Jason and his team made us feel very welcome. All in all, excellent value for the price paid. We would not hesitate to return.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Campos64 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good-The Resorts is beautiful....The Pool area is lovely, it is accomodating for small children and the view from my room was wonderful. The front line staff was very professional and accomodating.
The Bad-if you return to the Resort after 8 pm expect to park in East Bolivia because you will not be close to your building . You have to pay to park.
It might be helpful to consider that after 11 pm the likelyhood of valet parking filling up is slim. A small portion of valet parking
should be considered for guest who arrive late, not only would it promote safety but improve customer service.
The Ugly- On my date of departure I noticed that my granddaughters - Hello Kitty pocket book was missing. It took 2 hours for some one to come to my room and when he did - He was practically worthless..he could not give me anything tangible re: theft of my granddaughters items - nor did he have the Orange County Sheriffs office number...had he been equipped I would have been pleased. He just stood there babbling ...totally unacceptable.
If my granddaughters items were not stolen then I would have considered returning to this facility...but the after my experience yesterday..... I am going to consider somewhere else when I return in the fall.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tme123 We won't stay anywhere else...
I was very impressed with the facilities. When we first got there it was a little challenging understanding the layout that you had to enter your from the outside of the building but once we got past that minor issue it was perfect. The rooms are phenomenal. We got the one with a king and two bunk beds. Great for a family of 4 5 or 6 (pull out couch for two). The pool was also phenomenal. Great water slide and kid play area.
September 12, 2012