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 Candace1281 The BEST amenity this location has is its STAFF!
Even when faced with challenges this hotel staff was : friendly, responsive, courteous, gracious,professional. GREAT STAFF!
From the bellhop to the frontdesk to maintenance & poolside!
Pool is great for relaxing or family fun
July 1, 2014
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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Excellent Hotel
I have stayed at many Orlando, Florida hotels and this is by far MY BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Rooms were nice, Facilities were great, Staff was EXCELLENT. We rented a Cabana for the day and let me tell you Melissa the server for us was EXCELLENT! The managers knew what they were doing when they hired Melissa! She was there for us ANYTIME we needed her! I would defiantly go back just because of her service with a smile!!!
May 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by GoWings1 Still needs some TLC
Hotel recently upgraded. Liked the hotel room where we had bunk beds in 1 room with 42" lcd for kids and a private room for my wife and me. However, water slide was closed for repairs, 1 hot tub was broken. Outside of hotel needs a paintjob or pressure wash. Disappointed with way bill was handled. Separate charge for taxes and parking? I will tell you to look for hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd near Downtown Disney.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Echeverry1909 Great Experience
My husband and I spent our one year anniversary at this hotel and it was better than we expected. The staff was very nice and helpful and the hotel was absolutely beautiful. The only thing that we did not appreciate was that we were not told when we made the reservations that we would be charged $10 a night for parking. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort to anyone.
September 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by 839401 Earplugs are necessary
I stayed at the renovated Sheraton Safari last week and was disappointed and frustrated my whole stay. The renovations make the hotel look clean and sharp, but three things made my stay very uncomfortable.
My room faced the highway and I could hear traffic as if I had the window open. After my second night of interrupted and light sleep, I took out some earplugs to get rid of the honking from cars (even at 3AM!). My first night, it seemed that someone was mowing the lawn at 2AM.
The room had no microwave and none were available to rent. Finally, to top it all off, I couldn't even connect to the Internet from my room. I was told to call the IT help desk to get it fixed (after a full day at work, who wants to spend an hour on the phone).
Overall: I do not recommend this hotel until they get, at the minimum, new windows... Or else make sure you ask for a room with view on the pool.
March 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTraveler Great Hotel and Location
This hotel is in a great location for all Orlando offers - Disney parks, Wide World of Sports, Sea World, outlets/shopping, and numerous restaurants. We also brought a pet with us and the hotel has plenty of outdoor/grassy area to walk the dog. Our room was located on the first floor with access directly outside. Everyone was very friendly and greeted us each time we came through the lobby.
March 3, 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 5 out of 5 by jim66 Great Hotel
We stayed at the Sheraton Buena Vista for two nights while visiting Disney. We have stayed here previously, but not since the renovation. What a great job!!
The rooms are great and we had a pool view. The pool area was beyond our expectation. We used the free shuttle to disney, which is an added service. We will most certainly be back and will recommend it to our family and friends.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheTickler Great times in Florida
My family really enjoyed our stay at the resort. Our Suite was awesome and a great pool view with balcony. The staff was super friendly. Only issue was security scolding me for being too loud when it was 2 other rooms on the opposite side. He was looking up I was looking down and he just assumed it was me. Overall Wonderful Trip. This is my Only Resort from now on.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manju 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 4 out of 5 by Syracuse Nice get away, poor service
This hotel is very nice, the room seemed dated but was clean upon check in (I did have to ask a maid to come in and vacuum chips on the inner side of the bunk beds from the previous occupant, gross but easy to miss). The pool was great and made the trip for my kids. I was disappointed in the timeliness of the maid service (I requested service to my room at 3:30, they finally came at 6:30 and disrupted our evening). I did complain at the desk at this point and was given a drink voucher. I ordered a glass of wine and was told the voucher wasn't good for what I had ordered. What bothered me most was the blank sort of look that I got from the front desk and bartender, I felt ignored and as if they really didn't care. They probably didn't but it is their job to act like they do.
Overall, a decent hotel, I'd go back because my kids had fun and I'd like to think the service would be more like what I'm used to from Starwood hotels the next time.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by javi Excellent remodeling
excellent work on the remodeling project. Big change from my last stay. My family was impressed and would like to come back. I hope you maintain the facilities or continue improving. Does not like the fact you allow dogs or pets that can cause bad odors and damage carpets. I love pets but I do not agree they belong at this newly renovated resort.
August 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RJB2257 Lack of Sheraton quality maintenance
Dirt and food in the hallways, AC was noisy and failed to keep it cool enough, AC filters were filthy and i cleaned them, toilet dispenser falling off the wall, internet connection was difficult and was down for over 4 hrs, and finally elevator bumped, stalled, and was very loud. Personnel were not well equipped to answer questions.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Javajerk Our Orlando stay
Amazing staff! Favorite are Marianna, Krystan, Jason, Oscar, Ivanna, Katie, Jonathan, Cody & Brenda
They go over and beyond to meet any and all our needs. We keep planning new trips to Sheraton LBV each time we return and always look forward to the next time we visit. We feel the hotel is like home and the staff is like family.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PCNY Extremely Pleasant Stay
I found everyone at this hotel to be extremely friendly and efficient from the people at the front desk to the wait staff in the restaurant for breakfast. The beds were very comfortable and the location excellent. Each and every member of the Sheraton staff made my husband and I feel special and welcome. We will return again.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by anne5 Comfortable
This was a wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and clean. Location is close to Disney and other sites. One surprise - the usual credit card hold was extended to a second night because I bought a glass of wine at the bar and put it on my room tab. Had I known, i would have paid cash for the wine. Lesson learned.
April 6, 2013
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 mhgator Service Exceeds All Expectations
Even with the recent remodel, the rooms still feel somewhat dated. However, the staff consistently is extremely pleasant and exceeds expectations. Third stay in a year and will be back. Pool area remodel is excellent and very good gold recognition. Highly recommended - even if only for a night.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRRK Nice hotel with excellent location.
Excellent location - close to Disney attractions, Sea-World, and Universal Studios. There are many restaurants and fast-food places nearby (e.g. Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Chinese restaurants, UNO, KFC, McDonald, Subway and many more).
Hotel rooms are clean and spacious. Staff are friendly.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laurensully23 Beautiful Hotel, Great Pool and Staff
From the time we checked in everything was great. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Gary at the pool was the best!!! Our expectations were exceeded. The pool area couldn't have been better. The location was also perfect and rooms were very clean. We can't wait to come back!
May 27, 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 5 out of 5 by Amy25 Best hotel EVER!
The pool area is fantastic! the staff is very pleasant. very well air conditioned. great views and balcony in every room. staff so friendly they don't know what to do with you. its a great location- near disney theme parks ! we didnt want to leave! i recommend this hotel to everyone!
July 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1slyse Great location, room average.
This hotel is in a great location. It is broken into 4 different buildings. Ask to be in one or 2. Building 3 is in the back with no view. It is dark and unwelcoming at night. The entrance to the actual building you stay in is unattractive and dreary. The room was average except for the fact when i opened the door to my room i walk into a sink. The sink and mirror are right there when you walk in. The tub and toilet are separate. You need to walk out of the bathroom to wash your hands or groom yourself. Uncomfortable if you were sharing a room. Balcony is tiny.and there is no view. The air conditioner is so loud it keeps you from sleeping. Almost as loud as a washing machine. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Coffee and water there every day. Be aware of the daily $10 surcharge and $10 parking fee. These are not negotiable and should be considered when getting a rate. Close to all shopping and restaurants as well as relatively close to Disney. Hotel was average and not what i had hoped from Sheraton.
March 23, 2012