If you want to know where Mickey Mouse and his entourage live, look no further than Lake Buena Vista. It’s the planet’s largest cluster of amusement parks, resort hotels, golf courses, and other top-class venues dedicated to pure entertainment. Whether you’re here for Disney, Universal, or the shopping of Kissimmee, there is accommodation for every budget and demographic. Best of all, the resorts, entertainment centers, and theme parks are all neatly tied together by shuttles and monorails.
Hotels in Lake Buena Vista
All of the resort hotels in Lake Buena Vista cater to families and groups who come to experience the fun of the theme parks. They tend to be expensive, but nearly all of them offer excellent amenities like swimming pools, fitness centers, and on-site bars and restaurants. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is city unto itself, representing the luxurious possibilities of the area’s accommodations.
Where to stay
If you plan to focus on the Disney theme parks, it’s a tremendous convenience to stay at one of the official Disney resorts like Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. All the resorts are family-friendly and enjoy superb amenities and cool monorail transport right to the theme parks.
Universal CityWalk is a hot spot for dining, shopping, and nightlife whether you are an adult or a family with kids. This side of Lake Buena Vista caters more to affordable lodging, with some reliably good chain hotels like the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Holiday Inn and Suites Universal Hotel.