Property at a Glance: Hampton Inn & Suites South Lake Buena Vista
Three miles from Walt Disney World®. Ten miles from Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Easy access to nearby airports. Convenience is the name of the game at this Hampton Inn, but it’s the comfort that keeps people coming back again and again. This Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel prides itself in the consistently clean and fresh beds of its guest rooms. Enjoy some TV as you lay down, or head to the pool area and soak yourself in the refreshing water.
- Complimentary hot breakfast served daily; on-the-run breakfast bags are available Monday through Friday as well for families on the run.
- Stay cool at adjacent Calypso Cay’s Tiki Bar, pools, and Family Splash Pad. This hotel shares access with the resort’s facilities.
- Cuppa tea, please!: You can enjoy tea and coffee free of charge in the lobby at any time.
- High praise: Past guests cherish the hotel’s helpful, friendly service.
- Free shuttle to local area attractions
- Easily book theme park tickets to Disney World and other attractions through the hotel
Kissimmee, Florida: Easy Access to World-Famous Theme Parks and Major Orlando Attractions
Located on the banks of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee sits about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day at Magic Kingdom® Park by boarding Space Mountain® Attraction, a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. After that, ride past the ghastly goofballs inside The Haunted Mansion. For dinner, head over to Epcot® to sample cuisine from Morocco, Mexico, France, Italy, and several other countries at the World Showcase. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando’s vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art; the collection features pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center, where you can take a rover across a simulation of Mars or race model cars down a 70-foot pinewood-derby track.