Disclaimer: I received a 2 nights stay in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given and all opinions are 100% mine.
When I got invited to stay at Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista I was beyond excited. As a Disney good neighbor hotel, I knew I was in for a wonderful time.
Now don’t get me wrong I prefer staying at a Disney resort whenever I’m at Disney and I highly recommend doing so if your there. That said sometimes it not always possible like when you book last minute or during peak time. So finding a hotel that offers you the same great service is always a nice backup plan. That’s where Disney good neighbor hotels come to the rescue.
Held to high standards, good value and great service Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista met all the requirements for being a good neighbor hotel. Plus having stayed at their sister site previously I knew this stay would be a good one as well.
Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista
Upon arriving at Hawthorn suites we were greeted with very helpful front desk clerks. From there it was a wonderful stay. We were given a one bedroom suite with kitchenette. (mom tip: if you have more than one teen traveling with you request a 2 bedroom suite for more room).
I loved having the kitchenette so that we could fix meals in the room which saved money. Along with the kitchenette and bedroom, there was a living room for watching TV. The teen boys really loved this they pretty much-made camp on the sofa.
Some of the other wonderful amenities were hot tub, pool, basketball court and my personal favorite a gazebo for sitting and enjoying some down time.
Traveling with teen boys can be expensive but especially in food cost alone. So along with the kitchenette which was a money saver, there was also the delicious hot breakfast served every morning for free with hotel stay. With items like waffles (not Mickey waffles but hot and delicious just the same), eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, muffins and of course coffee, milk, and juice. There were large varieties to fit everyone’s taste buds.
Another amenity offered here is free shuttle service to theme parks. However, I will be very honest on this and say I’m not a huge fan of shuttle transportation outside of Disney. Mainly because there is usually only a few scheduled pickup and drop off times which can lead to very long hot days. So for someone like myself who travels with <ultiple Sclerosis not being able to get to my room anytime I feel the need is not a benefit. So we usually drive in or call an Uber. Plus as you are only a few minutes drive from the park’s driving allows you to have more time in the park.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel/resort with the same great service and high standards as a Disney resort than Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista is an awesome choice. Plus its handicapped-accessible and offers many wonderful amenities that the whole family can enjoy. Looking to book your stay you can do so now through direct booking at Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista.
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