Recently, Neil and I were given a complimentary night’s stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista during the Traveling Mom weekend retreat. I was very excited to try an off-property hotel near Disney World. I wanted to see if it was really worth the savings. Although we only had a one night stay, I was able to tour the entire property and see everything Wyndham had to offer. There’s more than meets the eye for Wyndham guests. Our stay definitely gave me a lot to consider when planning where to stay on our next Disney vacation. Keep reading to find out the five main reasons to stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista.
5 Reasons to Stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Proximity to Disney Springs
Disney Springs has really grown on me for the last several years. I always loved Downtown Disney, but with the concerted effort to overhaul the area and turn it into something worthwhile, it has really become one of my favorite places to visit on our Disney vacations. While I was busy with Traveling Mom business, Neil popped over to Disney Springs to take some photos for me. He commented about what an easy, quick walk it was and how that would be a big plus for families.
Included in the daily resort fee is Disney parks transportation. Buses run continuously every 30 minutes from one hour before park opening until one hour after park closing. Parking in a Disney parking lot can cost upwards of $20/day, so this is a great feature for Wyndham to have available to their guests.
We also enjoyed breakfast in the Lakeview Restaurant while staying at Wyndham. It was just as good as other breakfasts we’d been to. The bonus for families? Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is the only Disney Springs hotel to have characters! Classic friends like Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey meet with diners on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. At $26.95 per adult and $12.95 per child, the character breakfast is also more budget friendly than ones on Disney property.
There are two areas of the same Wyndham property. The “tower” is called Wyndham Lake Buena Vista. The “wings” on either side are called Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. The only differences between the two are the location and price point. The tower rooms are a bit more modern and updated, but the garden room we stayed in was just as good in my opinion (especially for the budget minded traveler). No matter where you stay, everyone at the Wyndham has access to the same property amenities.
Fun for the Whole Family
Did you know Wyndham Lake Buena Vista has a “Director of Fun?” I sure didn’t! She’s awesome at her job, too. Wyndham’s Director of Fun, Jill, showed us around the expansive pool area and explained the schedule of crafts and activities available to parents and kids alike. The pool area fantastic, and a bar with drinks and snacks conveniently located on the pool deck. How awesome is it to go out to the pool and not have to run back to the room for anything?!
Finally, don’t hesitate to join the Wyndham Rewards program. Staying at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista can get you closer to a free night at any of 7800 Wyndham hotels around the world. Hotels in the rewards program include Days Inn, Dolce, Super 8, Baymont, Tryp, Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts, Microtel, Ramada and Travelodge.
With every qualified stay, guests earn 10 points per dollar spent or 1,000 points, whichever is greater. With 15,000 points guests will receive a free hotel night! A combination of cash and points can also be used, starting with just 3,000 points toward.
Even though we did not pay for our stay at Wyndham, I was swayed by the convenience of location and great price point. We would definitely go back one day with the kids. Have you ever stayed off-property on a Disney vacation?