Blue Heron Beach Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Area (Florida)

13428 BLUE HERON BEACH DRIVE Orlando Florida
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2370 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Family friendly
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet

Hotel Info

Overview

The stunning Blue Heron Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Lake Byran in Orlando’s Lake Buena Vista area. Guests will find the hotel close to Orlando’s main attractions including Disney theme parks which lay approximately 1.5 kilometres away and within three kilometres guests will find the famous Universal Studios and Sea World. The hotel provides luxury accommodation with spacious guest rooms, all of which feature a selection of amenities to ensure maximum comfort for guests. The hotel is located alongside the Lake where guests may partake in a number of water-sports, guests may also take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or work-out in the gym. The Blue Heron Beach Resort is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a luxury break in Lake Buena Vista.

Please Note::The main pool behind Tower 1 at the Blue Heron will be closed for annual maintenance from January 8th through January 13th. The pool behind Tower 2, the shallow kiddie pool, and the outdoor Jacuzzi will remain open.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK - 4 Hour
  • Currency $ US Dollar
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Fitness facilities

Activities

  • Golf course on site
  • Arcade/game room

Services & Shops

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

General Info

  • ATM/banking
  • Check-in time starts 4:00 PM
  • Garden
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Photocopy machines
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Parking

  • Free parking nearby

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan
  • Microwave
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Satellite television service

Rooms & Comfort

  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathtub only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK - 4 Hour
  • Currency $ US Dollar
  • Plug

Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2370 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Family friendly
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2370 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Family friendly
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Lake Bryan 0.39 miles
  • Hawks Landing Golf Club 0.76 miles
  • Little Lake Bryan 0.89 miles
  • Disney Springs™ 1.05 miles
  • Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine 1.20 miles
  • House of Blues Orlando 1.21 miles
  • La Nouba Theater 1.30 miles
  • Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets 1.31 miles
  • Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores 1.47 miles
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 1.53 miles
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Resort Info

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Reviews

Blue Heron Beach Resort Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2370 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Family friendly
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet

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10/10 Amazing

28 October 2016

Blue Heron Beach

Perfect location for Disney especially and also for Universal Studios. Amazing view of the sun coming up over the lake in the mornings. Good size rooms with full kitchen. Exceptionally pleasant and helpful staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Great location.
8/10 Great

17 April 2015

Blue Heron Beach Resort

Lovely clean and spacious apartment with super sunrise and sunset view of the lake.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location was fantastic. 5min drive to Disney Parks, 10 min to Universal.
6/10 Good

14 September 2014

central location

stayed here from 30.8.2014 until 10.9.2014. room was in tower 2 floor 19 with a balcony overlooking the lake, although it is a great location. some of the problems i encountered were after traveling for more than 18 hours since we left home we checked in to be sent to collect our car pass which was in fact a pitch for timeshare, this is not the place to do this it put my back up straight away , when i saw the place in daylight i was dismayed at the peeling paint and generally run down appearance. I entered my unit with some misgivings to find it was better on the inside than i thought . The apartment was one bedroom with two bunkbeds in the hallway . the bedroom carpet was filthy not just wear and tear but really dirty however the rest of the apartment was clean . i booked it as it had free internet access but was unable to plug my ipad into the phone cable , i had to go to the pool to access wifi . We did ask if we could pay for wifi but were told no this really did impact upon my holiday. being fair this hotel is cheap with a great location you do get what you pay for. the other problem i had was no safe in rooms , i have come to accept this as the norm over the years and this is the first place i have stayed which had no safe access in rooms , you have to go to reception each day to access a safe there. all in all a great location with the property itself in need of refurbish would i stay here again probably not if i could help it.

The best thing about my stay was...

location
2/10 Okay

21 October 2013

Good location. Excellent facilities.

We stayed in Blue Heron for 11 nights. Accomodation was excellent - very clean and well furnished. Good view of Lake Bryan from every apartment. Very nice pool area. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Quality of apartment furnishings.
2/10 Okay

12 September 2011

VERY VERY POOR

THIS HOTEL IS FILTHY AND DISGUSTING MOULD.,HEAVY DIRT, BROKEN FURNITURE, POOR DÉCOR,BAD PAINTWORK,FILTHY CARPETS, POOR COMMUNIAL AREAS AND DANGEROUS.THIS LIST COULD GO ON AND BACKED UP WITH A PHOTO FOR EVERYTHING.HAD TO MOVE OUT AFTER 3 DAYS FOLLOWING PERSONAL INJURY FOR SAFER ACCOMODATION.THIS IS MORE LIKE A HOSTEL.THEY COULD BE REALLY GOOD IF THE OWNERS SPENT SOME MONEY.I TRAVE 5 TIMES A YEAR THIS IS THE WORST PLACE I EVER STAYED, CURRENTLY SEEKING FULL REFUND.INSTRUCTED HOTEL TO COMPLETE IMMEDIATE REPAIR FOR SAFETY OF GUESTS

The best thing about my stay was...

LEAVING
10/10 Amazing

08 July 2011

Sunrise supreme

We stayed in tthe sunrise siute the room had excellent views of the sunrise over lake Bryan and the evening sunset overhav Disney world at the front of the apartment.This suite has large balconies which give great views over the disney properties and the orlando area The apartment was well appointed and it had everything in it to ensure that you have a very comfortable stay! The resort saff were extremely helpful. We will hope to return to Blue Heron in 2012! The only disappointment is the resort had no computer area with printing facilities for coupons and other holiday information etc!

8/10 Great

08 July 2011

recommended

I just back from my stay at the Blue Heron. I stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment, which also had an additional bunkbed in the hall. The apartment was spacious and clean, with a superb view across both the lake and also the disney area. The pool is a good size and was usually quiet. The apartments are in a great location being a 5 min drive away from disney parks and 10 mins away from universal. Outlet malls are also only a few minutes drive away. In short I had a great stay and would recommend this to anyone as a base for their orlando holiday

The best thing about my stay was...

location of apartments
10/10 Amazing

09 November 2010

VERY HAPPY

Rooms are very big and well maintained. All you need is in the rooms. The staff are extremely helpful. The pool area is well maintained and big enough at this time of year and the dock area is a pleasent bonus. The views fisrst thing in the morning over the lake wont be beaten. Well located for disney and universal and any shopping required is close by plenty of eateries in reasonable walking distance. Will be going back

The best thing about my stay was...

loacation and quality of accomadation
6/10 Good

13 July 2010

Good, but not as good as last year.....

This was our second year at the Blue Heron, as we had enjoyed it so much last summer. Unfortunately, we didn't enjoy our stay quite as much as last year, based on a couple of factors. Firstly, bugs are part of life in Florida, but the amount of ants which were rampant around the poolside was beyond a joke, and it didn't look as though anything was being done to combat them. A regular spraying each night would I'm sure have made a difference. Secondly, the first apartment we were in wasn't up to standard, and we requested a move. Carpets quite marked, some basics missing (oven trays/hairdryer/broom). In fairness, the staff were execellent, and we were moved to a different apartment with minimal fuss, so no complaints there. Again, on general cleanliness of the external areas, the build up of spiders webs outside our room door was significant, and each night on returning to our condo, the kids felt as though they were running a gauntlet of spiders on the prowl. If the cleaners simply took their broom to them each day they wouldn't build up, but no...we were left having to do it ourselves. On the plus side, you do get a great size of condo, with good quality finishings in the main, for an excellent price. Through Alpharooms, we were less than £60 per night, and when our friends wanted to extend their 2 week stay there by a couple of days, the best Blue Heron would offer them was almost double that rate. The advice there....book early, and use Alpharooms! The view from the lakeside balconies is great, and with every condo having a balcony overlooking the lake, there's no excuse for not getting up early to enjoy the great view of the sunrise from your balcony. The corner suites have a balcony facing the main road (535), which gives a great view of the Disney fireworks each night, but you can catch them from the big balcony next to where the elevators are, so it's not crucial to get a corner apartment. We requested one this year, but we had 3 sets of friends staying at Blue Heron with us, and on reflection, the layout of the non-corner apartments work just as well, if not better. The en-suite off the master was much bigger (2 basins instead of one) and this is a nice feature to have. Overall, we still really enjoyed our stay, and it'll be a contender when we're booking for next year, but some of the shine was taken off of it from what had been a truly excellent stay the previous year. Brush up on the external cleanliness, and there back to being a 4 or 5, instead of the 3 we've given it here....which should really be a 3.5, if we could do 1/2 marks! One last thing...the traffic build up on 535 at times is very congested at times. Sometimes takes 10-15 minutes to get up to the restaurants at Crossroads, which on a clear road is a 2 minute trip.

The best thing about my stay was...

Still great value for money, and decent quality of apartment.
8/10 Great

19 May 2010

Blue Heron Beach Resort

The Blue Heron was very good value for money and a good standard of self catering accommodation. I'd rate it as 4* equivalent for the Irish market. The apartment was very well equipped, plenty of towels, fantastic fridge and everything worked. The kids loved the pool, the fitness room was very convenient and the starbucks on the corner was a bonus. Everything was clean and well maintained. We mainly did Universal Studios, which was a 15-20 minute drive, longer in traffic but Disney looked a lot closer. Designer Outlet Mall was a 5 minute drive.

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