Rated 3 out of 5 by stone22 Very average, not worth the hassle to disney parks
Reception was quite nice but when you get up to the rooms, cleanliness could use some improvement. The bathroom and sink area was a little dirty and the daily cleaning of our room just seemed to move dirt around on the floors and counters were not wiped down until about our 3rd day. Room service dishes sat in the hallways for 2-3 days before being picked up. Pool area was nice as well as the business centre. If you choose this hotel and intend to go to the Disney parks with their complimentary shuttle, I would not recommend... Every night, their shuttle was late and PACKED full and not a nice bus (old and smelled bad, torn and stained seats etc.) and when it says transport to each theme park, it means drop off at one park and you have to catch another bus to the theme park you were planning on going to... Be sure you ask a Disney employee where the right place is to catch your next bus too -- our driver did not know.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cass0318 First Time Stay
I enjoyed my stay for the First Time at this location! I was absoulutely in love with the bed! I slept like a baby! I wish I could take it home! I was not happy with the room service though. We stayed two nights and she came around 8 am to clean and we were just getting ready for the day. When we got back to the room at 3pm she still had not come back. By 6pm she came around again and at that point we were relaxing and I did not want to be bothered. I was not happy with the service as our room was never cleaned. The other cleaning lady I saw on our floor refused to take my trash because she said it was not one of her rooms to clean. She did however give me some towels I asked for yet I had all my old ones on my bathroom floor the whole time.
January 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Castle107 Hotel has nice external facilities
Three areas of concern:
1. Initially the AC/Heating unit wouldn't function and contacted maintenance to get it working.
2. The room had two queen size beds but no chair. I realize that space may be a premium; however, the chair would have made things easier.
3. Housekeeping. We were involved in the Disney Marathon Week (5 days) and our room was vacant at different times (4am until 11am) than what the staff was used to seeing. After the events at Disney we would return, take showers and rest until late afternoon. As a result, we had our room made up only once in our entire stay. We did request towels, etc on the other days. On one of the days of our stay, the housekeeper did come in about 3pm and we stated that would be leaving in a few moments but she never returned and the room was not cleaned nor were towels left to replace soiled ones.
January 13, 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 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 2 out of 5 by DionneD Not the hotel's best moment
My family and I, (two adults & two teenage children) were in a Jr. Suite- Room 4114 to be exact.
One would think the room would be clean from the start. However, the room was dirty; the beds appeared as if someone had been sleeping on top of them. The sheets were stained. The floors were dirty, and required a sweeping and mopping. The room didn’t have any of the amenities: cups, soap, and toilet paper. It was a disaster. The front desk was contacted on our arrival to send new sheets, towels and soaps. We waited for about two hours and not one individual showed.
I went to the front desk still nothing. My family and I were too exhausted to continue to wait; we fell asleep. Early the next morning, I returned to the front desk asking for toilet paper, soap and cups drink out of. I explained to the staff at the front desk I would like for the room to be thoroughly cleaned. We would be departing for Disney and would like to return to a clean room. After about 30 minutes a person arrived with cups, and a roll of toilet paper. We soon left for Disney after this delivery.
Upon our return at 11:00 pm that night, the beds were made but the floors were still disgusting. The floors had not been swept or mopped as requested. My family and I walked throughout the room with shoes on.
The previous time we stayed at this hotel, the water was off. We were not made aware until after we checked in and were in our rooms trying to use the bathroom. One would think the hotel staff would try to offer something for this bad experience, nothing. The staff is more nonchalant than anything else.
After this last experience, I will not be returning to this hotel EVER!!!! I will not recommend this hotel to anyone I know. Each time I have stayed at your hotel each was bad experience only getting worse with each stay. From now on we will make reservations at another SPG hotel.
January 7, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by rob13 dirty room
The top bunk bed was filled with some type of crumbs when the covers were pulled down. It was like the maid did not check it because it looked like it was not slept in. Also they need to vacuum more behind the nooks and crannies of the bunk beds and behind tables and chairs
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vin49 vincent de maio sr.
the hotel was great and the staff was excellent was very helpful. we found that the ac unit was very loud. also the heat water in the shower took a long time to get hot. but overall the hotel was great again the staff and the maid service did a great job.
December 28, 2013
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 Nightsleep Poor over all comfort
Rooms are at best utility, The carpet was in need of a good vacuuming and the AC kept moving to colder and colder temp. We finally gave up and turned it off after awakening to 59 degrees inside the room. The floor unit should be replaced with central air. I finally placed a chair in front of the vent to keep the AC out of our faces. Dishes put out from a room down the walkway were left all day giving the impression of a low class motel. The coffee was replenished some days and others not. Tea was never replenished snd we bought water at the grocery because of the unreliability. The mattress would have been fine for one night, but after five my body ached. We'll remember ths property so as not to book here again.
December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCLee Nice surprise.
For the price I did not expect the hotel to be this nice, especially for the Disney area. Apparently it was recently renovated. The beds were very comfortable, and the breakfast buffet was another very nice surprise. It was very good. The staff was very accommodating also. I would stay there again, and would highly recommend it to my friends.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daytonawayne clean and close to everything
I was not expecting the quality of room that I received. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. Frankly, my family stayed at Gaylords Resort and my room was better than all of theirs, I was very pleased. Plus, my location was superior. I used the gym and it was well equipped with no time restrictions.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GatorGirl Dog friendly
I was very happy that we could bring our dog with us. The room was conveniently located near a dog walk.
December 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rogped1991 Great features, not enough parking, loud children, slow elevators and weak internet access in rooms. Not worth the resort fee.
Cannot recommend unless you have to stay there. I understand that there are minor competitions but hotel security could have kept the noise down for other hotels. Your elevators were extremely slow and they are used by cleaning staff during the day so it becomes even slower at times of going out during the day. The internet access in some rooms is pathetic and the staff took about one hour of my check-in time to figure this out, even though I had told them that it was the Wi-Fi in the room. I was finally given a different room and the Wi-Fi there was also weak. If you come back late, you will have to park close to the opposite side of your building. It is very desolate and scary on that side at late times.
December 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chrissypjw Hotel Nice but Parking should be free
I travel at least once a year to this area and always stay at a Disney resort. I was looking forward to giving a different hotel (close to Disney) a chance to see if it measures up. The front desk employee at check in was very cold and unaccommodating; I believe she may have been a manager. (She wore a tan suit jacket and had long dark hair) First impressions are big for me and will determine if I return or not. There are fees for parking, an extra cot, microwave, etc.. You do not find this in Disney. (The cot was not for an additional person either; it was because my mother found the bed uncomfortable and she has rods and pins in her neck) The room was nice and the view of the pool was very pretty. The housekeeping staff was very responsive and pleasant. The young men that worked at the front desk were very helpful and friendly; they assisted us with park and local travel information. There was no where in the in the hotel however to get change for the washers. I had to drive somewhere for quarters because the woman at the front desk said that she was 'all out'. I donot believe that I would return however due to the way we were treated upon check-in. After our stay at the Sheraton, we decided to stay 4 additional days so we checked out and went to a hotel at Disney. Even though the room was a little more money and the housekeeping staff was comparable at both hotels, I would probably choose to pay the extra money and stay for the entire trip at Disney when I return due to, again, the way we were treated upon arrival. There was also no control in the late evening hours (after midnight) of the noise at the pool. Several of us had to call to have someone ask the people drinking to please keep the noise down.
December 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doug108 Great value across the street literally from Walt Disney World
A top notch choice if visiting WDW. Large suites available at excellent prices.
December 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by staff just ok
On balance a reasonable place, be aware that they charge an automatic 15% gratuity regardless of number of people, and there is a daily resort charge of 16.95. Don't get the pork chop..terrible. The work out room is great & there is lots of pool space,
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vacation20 Nice Jr. suite
This hotel is an excellent alternative when not staying at a Disney resort.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NJheartCA Loud AC
Honestly, in terms of location and proximity to Disney World, this is a fine location. The complimentary bus shuttle to Disney World was extremely useful, appreciated, & free!
This Sheraton is made up of four buildings. The main building (where you check-in) is the only part of the hotel that has interior-corridor rooms (I think). The other 3 buildings (called Palms 2, 3, or 4) have exterior-corridor access. I was in Palm 4 and felt the exterior part of the building to be dated. The elevator in Palm 4 is dirty and most likely a multi-purpose elevator used by guests and housekeeping staff, alike. Palm 4 is "suite-style" arrangements.
Our room was fine and up to date. I wish the room was better vacuumed because long strands of hair were tracked into the tiled-bathroom. The air-conditioner is loud, but that was solved by wearing earplugs. I know this hotel has gone through significant renovation, but if there's a "phase II" project, I hope that it'll involve replacing the AC units in the Palms buildings.
The staff were friendly and very helpful, right from the parking valet to check-in to guest services. I received two drink vouchers to be used at the hotel bar (thanks to Gold Status, I think). The bartender accepted them without issue.
If you don't like children, then perhaps you may want to consider another hotel. Lots of families and children use the pools. Since the kids are on vacation, I observed that they're probably letting out ALOT of energy....be prepared. I applaud the pool-manager in trying to keep order and safety, particularly around the water slide. The pools remain open until 11pm, but I think the outdoor "tiki" bar remains open until later.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tammy41 great staff, nice stay
Is this ok to put on the Sheraton Suites resorts page??
Good stay, excellent staff! Especially, @Robert Kane, the luggage attendant at Fort Lauderdale Westin knew my daughter and I would be staying in Orlando this past week for a national pageant she was competing in, for the title of Miss American Teen. He recommended this resort and made sure our stay was as carefree and lovely, as possible. He called to confirm we made it safely and was very professional, caring and fun! He was sincerely interested in our stay & our satisfaction with the resort, as well as my daughter's success! He wanted to make sure that she remembered this stay and he succeeded! My daughter didn't place in the tip 15-but She did wonderfully, and Mr Rob as she calls him, made her feel like a princess! Starwood should have more folks like this working for them! I'd like to thank him for his professionalism and helpfulness personally and hope that started recognizes what a great employee they have in him!
I would also like to mention Alex, from the front desk who was also very helpful and polite whenever we needed anything. Thanks Starwood/Sheraton
December 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mark111 This hotel is convenient to Disney.
I have used this hotel a number of times for its convenience to Disney. I did have issues checking out this time. Check-out is at Noon. We were late getting in the night before (Magic Kingdom was open until 1 AM). Went to get breakfast before they closed at 11 AM expecting to leave before Noon. When we got back to our room, cleaning had came in and actually put some of our things away in drawers. My son got concern about his iPad and my wife missed getting her flat iron. We think it must have been put in a drawer. Then, they try charging us another day because the cleaning people reported that we were still in the room. Remember, this all happen before the Noon check-out. I tried to checkout online thru the TV but couldn't so we just left since the front desk was so far away.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by patriciafla Travelling with 7 ib red poodle
We had stayed at this property before, when it was the Sheraton Safari. What a transformation! Gorgeous, clean, well designed, good interior room lighting and very comfortable beds. I liked that the sink area was separate from the bath/ toilet area. Having a pet in the room is very important to us, so we very much appreciated the hotels pet cooperation policy. We'll be back.
December 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Candie2013 Not up to SPG standards
This hotel needs alot of attention. Stay elsewhere. No water pressure, garbage cans always full and overflowing, rooms and elevators need attention. This is not Sheraton standard.
December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Guerrna Not Impressed
Although the hotel was close to many restaurants, I was very disappointed that this hotel is part of SPG. It's a pet friendly hotel and many pet owner's are inconsiderate. There was dog feces in halls and around vehicles. The bed was very firm and not comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was minimal. Many guests complained at front desk about this issue. Internet service was poor and slow. Hotel needs much improvement. Did not expect this from an SPG property.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmnz My favorite hotel!
This hotel is extremely comfortable, and the staff is amazing! It's my first and only choice when visiting Orlando!
December 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mjw77 Unless it's free don't stay
Room was dirty and area is very noisy. Would not recommend
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zenboat The staff is the very best
I travel all over the country and the world, and while I have stayed in many hotels that are nicer than this one (it's perfectly fine, perfectly nice, clean -- just not the MOST luxurious) I have NEVER had the service I had here. At midnight Rodney the night auditor went to the store and got me contact lens solution and a case. All I did was ask if they had any, he offered, he went -- didn't even charge me for it (they must have a fund for such things?) and wouldn't take a tip! They were all really great.....go there for the service.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeterVIP Perfect Family experience
Totally 5 star experience in a four star hotel. Sheraton Lake Buena Vista isn't five star like the famous ones, but the experience is 5 star.
Bianca worked with us for weeks before arrival, and made sure we were treated like VIP's. The family suites were perfect for families, the breakfasts were great, the pools and hot tubs were excellent,, but the staff steals the show here. ALL outstanding. Beyond 5 star. ALL of them.
Get family suites if you have kids. Sixteen of us had a wonderful famly vacation. You will too.
November 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by paulc91 odor from sheets
I'm not exactly certain if some of the sheets were washed in our room. We like the your Sheraton and plan to come back in the Summer, but I will choose another location if the price is identical simply based on the experience of the odorous sheets. thanks
November 30, 2013