The Holiday Inn Resort – Buena Vista offers affordable convenience thanks to its location on I-Drive, just a mile from many rides and thrills of Walt Disney World®. This large sky-blue hotel is built round the wavy curves of a huge, palm-fringed pool, where you can swim ‘til late. The accompanying Tiki Bar offers drinks and a full menu, ensuring you don’t have to break from the poolside to eat. You’ll also find two whirlpools on site, while little ones have a splash area complete with giant sprinkling flowers – all easily visible from the outside sun loungers and seating. Back on dry land, there’s plenty on offer from an arcade games’ room to evening entertainments for the kids. Eating here is simple and family-friendly affair with its main Applebee’s restaurant offering a wide American-themed menu appealing to even the fussiest of eaters.

The hotel's location is a major draw, being on International Drive and in the heart of Buena Vista, puts it within easy reach of Universal Studios, Lego Land, Space Coast and more. Retail outlets of Buena Vista are within half a mile away, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Springs are all within five miles. The hotel’s status as a Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel means there’s a free shuttle to the parks – at scheduled times (see hotel’s website for details). A seven-minute walk from the hotel will bring you to the idyllic tropical setting of spring-water-fed Lake Bryan for water sports like waterskiing, tubing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Orlando Airport is just a 20 minutes’ drive away (17 miles).

Rooms range from large and functional through to generously big, although the decor could do with some updating. They’re well kitted with premium bedding, a microwave, toiletries, tea and a Keurig Coffee Maker, as well as a fridge. A standard double can sleep up to four, while its KidSuites offer even more flexibility for young families thanks to a separate area for bunk beds, complete with TV and Xbox. If you're after more flexibility, or have slightly older kids, interconnecting rooms are also an option.

Accommodation details


13351 State Road 535
FL 32821

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 16:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00


15.0 mi / 24.3 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 503


Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  Satellite television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Television

Kids Suite A

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or queen(s) and bunk beds  Satellite television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Television

Kids Suite B

Sleeps 6, Bed Type: King(s) or queen(s) and bunk beds  Satellite television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Television

Two Queen Pool View Balcony

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  

General facilities

  • Playground
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • 2 Restaurant
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Children's pool
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Room service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment

Other facilities

When you need a break from the parks, hang out at the pool, which stays open early until late. You can chill on a lounger, while the kids play pool, air hockey and claw crane games in the arcade. There’s also an outdoor playground, giant chess board and a giant tic-tac-toe game. They’ll most love the live entertainment, such as its popular seasonal magician and on-site film club will keep the little ones entertained.

A 24-hour on-site gym includes TV's, stair steppers, cycling machines, treadmills and several dumbbell sets. For convenience you’ll find an on-site launderette (coin-operated), wrap-around parking, vending machines and an on-site Market Place with breakfast snacks, soft drinks, wine and even flip flops and toys.

Dining information

Eating here is easy with a range of on-site options centred around American Cuisine. On top of this, you have the choice to order to your room. For early and night owls (and everything in between) Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill and Bar is the main restaurant. Accessible from the lobby, they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, dessert. It does a great line in steaks, but also offers anything from chicken wings to pasta, Oriental chicken salad to Fiesta Lime Chicken. If you’re stationed poolside, then Rocco’s Rockin’ Tiki Bar is there for outside drinks and anything from the full Applebee’s menu.

For any other bits, there’s Pinky's Marketplace and Gift Shop where you can stock up on freshly brewed coffee, tea, espresso and cappuccino, breakfast pastries, bagels, baked goods, cereals, fruit and more.

Additional information

All Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotels are close to Walt Disney World Resort and offer a complimentary shuttle service to Walt Disney World Theme Parks.

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