The onetime Royal Plaza Hotel, convenient to both I-4 and Downtown Disney, completed a gut renovation in 2014. New threads and surfaces were laid on the old, finicky 17-story tower, and in place of a tired bed bunker you now have an airy Miami-flavored resort suffused in whites and clean lines. King rooms are much larger than double-queen ones, but all are sizable, and higher-floor “Stunning” (that’s the name) ones claim views. Ringing the zero-entry pool, “Chic” rooms come with bunk beds. The Florida-based company that runs it wants to plow new Disney territory by providing a grown-up stay that’s still family-friendly and affordable, and it succeeds with fun gimmicks such as loaner iPads and Aveda toiletries. The ground-floor restaurant, American Kitchen, has a Ford F1 pickup truck parked in the center. It often offers 3-for-2 deals on its website. Resort fee warning: $24/night.
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1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Walt Disney World Phone 407/828-2828 Prices Doubles from $99–$249. Resort fee $27/night. Parking $18/night, valet parking $23/night Units 394 units Amenities Restaurant, pool, pool bar, tennis courts, spa, 24-hr. fitness center, sundries shop, free Disney shuttle, free Wi-Fi Web site B Resort & SpaBook a Room Now
Map1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd. Lake Buena Vista FL Orlando
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