This hotel has the word “resort” in its name, and I think it should. The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort definitely has a resort vibe, with two huge pools surrounded by towering palm trees. The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista resort is affordable, close to the Walt Disney World action, and is perfect for families.
The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort is very close to the Walt Disney World Resort, in fact, it is just over a mile from Disney Springs, one of our favorite spots to shop and eat while we are vacationing at Walt Disney World. One of the biggest selling points to me for this Sheraton is that it offers free Walt Disney Resort Transportation, a complimentary shuttle that takes guests to and from the four main Disney theme parks. The shuttle schedule can be found on the hotel’s website.
The hotel rooms themselves are what you would expect from a Sheraton. We have found them to be very affordable. A sample booking shows these rooms to be $174 a night including taxes and the resort fee (which I will get to later). They are clean, each equipped with a Sheraton Signature bed/beds and a flat screen television. The room also has a mini-fridge, which I think is a must for traveling with children. Each room also has either an outdoor patio or balcony, which contributes to the resort atmosphere this hotel does so well.
Speaking of resort atmosphere, the pools at this hotel cannot be beat. The Falls Pool has a waterfall and waterslide and the Beach Pool has water jets, a youth area, and pool basketball nets. You can even rent your very own Cabana that is stocked with drinks and snacks. The pool area also has so many fun family-friendly activities going on throughout the day and night, such as: Dive in movies, poolside fire pits with S’mores, and Dance contests…. just to name a few. If you are like us, a good pool is high on our priority list for a Disney vacation. We are at the parks before they open until just after lunchtime, then we hit the pool to cool off and rest before going back to the parks for night time rides and fireworks. This hotel would fit in perfectly with how we love to do Disney. Bring on the pool and fruity drinks!
Other wonderful features of this hotel include: a full service spa, an awesome fitness center, and two restaurants. Pets up to 40 pounds are even allowed with no extra fee, just a waiver. No hotel is perfect, a con to this Sheraton is that there is a $21.95 per night resort fee in addition to a $15-20 daily parking fee for your vehicle. However, we feel that the perk of the daily free shuttle to the parks outweighs these daily fees. If you are looking for a family friendly, resort like atmosphere right in the middle of the theme park action, the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort is for you.