Rated 1 out of 5 by starwoodlover this hotel needs improvements
We found left over food, dirty napkins and hair under the bunk beds, and we found out the door lock didn't work. It opened without the key, we didn't realize this till the last day. Good thing nothing was stolen out of the room. On the last day, we discovered fecal matter smeared on the bottom bed sheet of the second queen size bed we didn't use in the previous 4 days. It was very disgusting.
The pool, lobby and fitness center was nice but the overall experience was not up the standard I'm used to with the Starwood brand hotels.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romayer Great location, courteous staff
We spent the week including the 4th of July at this hotel. The big pluses include: location, nice pool area with organized activities (although this was a Disney trip, so we did note take full advantage), nice little touches (i.e. complimentary bottles of water each day), very courteous staff (biggest plus, kudos to Lisa, Katie and Kelley). The small negatives were: confusing system of making green choices (i.e. turning down housekeeping and be rewarded), a spa charge that was erroneously put on our bill (but was promptly switched to the correct room, upon my request). Overall, a very good stay and good value for the money.
July 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chemal76 Needs improvement
It was our first time staying at the Sheraton at lake Buena Vista, expectations were not high to begin with. They had key card issues the whole weekend, I had my room key changed 3 times; but even that I could live with.
But what was out of character was waking up the first morning my family and i ordered a great breakfast from the menu at 9/9:30 and it never came. I called back at 11 am to find out what happened and they told me they had the wrong room #. They have my name when I ring for service but they couldn't figure out what room we were in. So we left the property to have brunch at the bahama breeze that was awesome.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ColbyC very good hotel...good location
The hotel was as expected for a Sheraton, but the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful..right from the moment you drive up to the front door and greeted by the valets, to front desk staff, to the pool attendents, to the housekeeping staff. The location was within walking distance to lots of restaurants ...from inexpensive burger joints, breakfast places, chain restaurants to some pretty good steak house, italian, mexican and chinese places next door or across the street. The hotel restaurant was pretty good too...though we only had one meal (lunch) there. ! The facilities, such as the pool , gym, and spa were very inviting. Overall, a very good experience !
November 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by MF14 They do not change bedding
Bedding was not changed nor was a sheet on bed, knowing that they do not wash comforter. I had to ask for a sheet
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbirdie Clean and friendly
I am very particular about staying in clean hotels. I do read others reviews to make sure of the cleanliness. I have stayed at this hotel twice now and it is always clean. The front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Elizabeth, at the front desk was so amazing. She heard me say to my husband, " I need coffee" and she immediately offered to go and get me coffee...Wow, that's never happened before. Amazing service. The valet guys are so courteous and friendly too. I would highly recommend this hotel. On Friday's check in, Eric the valet, was just supper nice and helpful.
March 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by StephanieMonee Bathroom Shower Instructions
I found it a little annoying to have instructions on how to start the shower laminated to the inside wall of the shower. If it is difficult to do without instructions, there should be a different way to turn on the shower. There was no bath mat located in the room, I had to use a bath towel in it's place. Compared to other Sheraton's, this room left much to be desired.
May 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Goasyouare Completely unhappy.
I was very unsatisfied with the way this hotel handled the billing. First of all the way they charge your card is confusing and makes no sense. When I asked the front desk they could not explain it in a matter that was understandable. Second, when I got my Bill I was charged TWICE, one for a movie I didn't watch and one for another movie that was supposed to be free, as when I booked the room I was given TWO free movies. When I tried to call the hotel accounting center four separate times all times I was sent to an answering machine. Unreal. After this is settled it's safe to say I will not deal with this hotel again.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJPROV Unexpected jewel of a hotel and resort
Service excellent. Room was clean, spacious with a lovely view of pools and grounds. Bell staff and reception desk people were superb. Great workout facility. Clean beautiful pools you can actually swim in if you so desire.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TerriDReal Always Happy Here
Always happy always clean. This Starwood property is priced well and offers so much. From the family to the single traveler you can't beat the location either!
May 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MRformerguest Hotel should be avoided. No response from management when contacted about less than satisfactory stay.
Shuttle buses are poor--repaired with duct tape and not clean. Room was very noisy--If you are going to stay here make sure you don't end up in the building facing the main road unless you want lots of road noise. Resort fee is charged even though amenities are not used. This hotel is close to WDW and that is the only positive. Coffee in the room is not worth drinking. When comments were made there was a response saying the management of the hotel would be in contact. The stay was weeks ago so it seems they don't care to follow-up with someone who stayed twice this year but will avoid this location in the future!
November 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Noclma3 This hotel seriously needs to re-engineer it's wifi
The general features of the hotel were fine, though the hallways and room facades were very dated and 3rd world-ish. The staff was very attentive.
The BIG issue is wi-fi connectedness. Every day I had problems sustaining connection. I spend about 30 min per day on the phone with tech support and the problems were still not fixed. I was on a business trip and was not able to set up interviews with candidates, nor even think about interviewing by Skype, as I had intended to, or even access my base website. As more and more business is done on the cloud, reliable wi-fi connection is a must.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DisneyCheerAdventure2014 Disney Adventure
This hotel was conveniently located just outside of the Disney Property
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VictorySky Excellent In All Aspects.
Recently visited Orlando with couple of friends.stayed at the Sheraton and Wow! Such a great place and great location. Liz at the Front Desk was very helpful, and provided a truly welcoming experience. The pool is clean and nice size, plus the outside bar is nicely stocked and you are able to charge drinks to your room account. The hotel also has shuttles that provide transportation free of charge to and from the Disney Parks. This hotel is nicely located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and stores. As an avid traveler, the Sheraton was a pleasant experience and a great choice for Families, couples, and groups of friends. Its Clean, Comforting, and Cool! :)
October 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMT14 Nice Hotel in a good location
This hotel was in a very good location. The amenities were nice - spa, pool, fitness center. It was nice that I was recognized a Starwood Preferred member upon checking in. Our room was in a great location that faced the pool area. However, during my stay I did notice a few things that I didn't like concerning the hotel. The store that had bagels, pastries and other breakfast foods was limited on the selection at 9:00 am. I don't like the resort fee that is automatically attached to the cost of the room, and the internet service in the rooms was very sporadic and spotty at times. Otherwise, the stay was good.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NiceTime Great getaway
Very nice staff who were always interested in us
May 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JanetoO I was disappointed in this last visit.
I go to this hotel four times a year. This last visit was a disappointment -- elevator was not functioning , door cards not working, hotels overall needs cleaning and updating, internet I'm room was not working. I lost the connection while I was working many times.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jules123 Great Experience
I love that this property listened to guests and combined the parking fee with the resort fee. I still don't like resort fees, but if you're a gold or above SPG member they will waive it for you.
Room was great. Would suggest different placement of light switches. Having a light switch outside the bathroom is wierd and not being able to turn on the lights when one enters the room at night is not safe.
Would suggest more towel racks and hooks on back of bathroom door.
Restaurant was stellar -- excellent food.
Top of the Palms Spa was wonderful. Patrice gave a fabulous massage.
We will definitely be back.
December 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by OutOfTownGuest Mixed feelings
-Place was clean but really worn out from use.
-Daily missing items in room from coffee , cups, towels
-Internet was WiFi only and nonexistent.
- Pool was outstanding and staff was trying really hard. General Manager even called me when a associate asked me if they could help me with the internet access.
- Something was under construction at the hotel and was woke to construction trucks early in the morning.
- Ants in the room...but it it Florida
Over all, good location, clean , well worn from use and in need of some updating and associate training .
If I had young kids...this would be the place to stay.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Luv2fly An enjoyable stay
Stayed at this hotel while attending a conference at another hotel. I was able to have a ride (for fee) available every morning. The facilities are very good. Best work out gym I have ever seen at a hotel. Pool area is great.
I did however have problems with the shower controls. A lever that turns completely around and produced a tiny stream of water. Called to have maintanance repair it. I later found out that you must pull the handle outwards (very hard) to get full pressure. It's a kohler fixture so not cheap just confusing.
I would recommend this hotel to others since there are many restaurants nearby.
August 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MNtravelers Disappointed
We have stayed at this Sheraton hotel 4 or 5 times in the past seven years and were always very pleased, but we were very disappointed this visit - March 31, 2012. the front desk clerks were very short when checking us in. On check-out, the parking lot gate wouldn't open, I went in to ask how to get out and the clerk barely looked up and said, "Push the call button." And now there is a $10.00 per night parking fee - that usually only happens in large downtown hotels. There was an extreme shortage of parking spots - cars were parked on the grass everywhere!! The elevator in building #3 was dirty!! Sad :(
April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by stirfry64 Great customer service...however...
We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were beautiful and the customer service was excellent. However, the hallways, conference rooms, and general meeting areas were freezing! AC was way off!
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Missya Wonderful experience!
I just wanted to pass along great praise to your resort and staff. We stayed 5 nights last weekend and the beginning of this week and were just delighted with the wonderful resort and service. We were especially impressed with two young men who worked around the pool area (Jonathon "Jon" and Nathan). They went above and beyond to be kind to our children (ages 7 and 10) and get them involved in activities. Also, Alex who works at the Palms Grill and bar was also very kind and went above and beyond for our family. We truly felt comfortable and welcome and enjoyed all facets of our stay. The courtyard/pool area was beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you for all of your hard work!
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jeremy3 Not up to par
Was disappointed in our short visit. Rooms were old and needed to be updated. Not up to Sheraton standards. Because of time constrains, did not get to use the pool.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brbo37 room facing street
The room was very comfortable but next time I will request a room not facing the street. There was alot of noise from the traffic going by.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roma14 this hotel has great features
we loved the location the room was
wonderful we enjoyed the pool
assistance at check in was great
needed a room near elevator no
problem the housekeeper I don't know
her name but she is on the 6th floor
our room was 4614 she was exceptional
she is from Jamaica
at the front desk Bianca was wonderful
remembered us from last year
Elizabeth in sales even sent an email
to ask what if any requrements we needed
great customer service
Even nick at bellman took our luggage
to room changed rooms and gave me
his extension if we needed anything else
also made us res at our favourite
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tank29360 Excellent Hotel with Great Staff!!!
From the moment we stepped into the lobby, we knew this was a Class Act. The Staff greeted us warmly and took care of our every need. The guest service went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The pool area was heavenly and the pool bar was a great touch. Breakfast was tasty and filling. I would recommend the Sheraton to all that want a great night's rest near all the attractions, with hotel amenities galore.
May 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mamoo2000 Nightmare
Well I arrived after midnight being at the magic kingdom all day with my three young ones. When I arrived at the front desk I was informed I have to drive to the building, once I arrived at the building, there was no parking near the building or elevator to unload some how I managed to get to 4rth floor and when I tried my key it won't work and there was no sign of any human to help me so loaded my car and when to the front desk they activated my key once I was in the room the light in the restroom was out and there was no sign of the microwave I requested. So you can imagine it is already midnight and my family was exhausted beyond imagination and we had to wait additional 2 hrs to settle.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin612 Affordable
The hotel was affordable compared to others and conveniently close to Disney World. We had a great stay.
May 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by saltshaker very disappointing
We made the reservation three hours before we arrived. When making the reservation, I clearly told the reservation woman that I wanted a King size bed. I mentioned that at least two times. She said "no problem". I arrived and was told that there were no kings available. I insisted and they found one.
The room was neat and clean but the bathroom had problems. The toilet paper holder was broken, which we immediately reported and it was never fixed in the two days that we were there. The fawcet in the tub was broken and the toilet seat was cracked.
We went to the beautiful pool area to relax on the second day but couldn't because the music was too loud and not the type that was conducive to relaxation.
October 27, 2012