Hampton Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Stay for Free
Orlando vacations are often planed around the various attractions the city possesses; busy schedules, filled with theme parks and shopping, result in little time actually spent in the hotel itself. Hampton Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista understands that vacations can be frantic affairs and offers simplicity as an antidote. While lacking the bells and whistles of some of it’s competitors it instead relies on superior service and the elimination of any extra fees and complications. For the traveler that is attempting to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the multitude of decisions that go into an Orlando trip, this simplicity allows them to relax and enjoy their trip, rather than spending it in a frenzy of activity.
Breakfast is often a stressful occasion on holiday. Having to make choices while sleepy and hungry can seem like an insurmountable task, particularly if children are part of the party. The complimentary breakfast buffet at this hotel eliminates any frustration around this meal. A proper hot and cold breakfast, complete with mickey mouse shaped waffles, starts the day in the best possible way. The buffet is well stocked even during the busy periods and the staff are receptive to dietary restrictions and special requests.
While simple, this hotel does offer some amenities. It contains an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a 24 hour fitness facility, as well as free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Common areas have TVs and the front desk has a coffee station open throughout the day. Some rooms also have microwaves and fridges. Should you be travelling in a larger group connecting rooms are also available. The staff are exceedingly friendly and do try to accommodate most requests.
It’s likely that if you are staying at this location it’s in large part due to the proximity to the Disney and Universal parks. This hotel does run a complimentary shuttle to the theme parks, however it does not make frequent trips so it’s a good idea to make note of the schedule before hand and plan accordingly.
Where this hotel stands out from its competitors is in what it doesn’t have. There are no resort fees here, nor any parking fees. The parking is on-site and therefor doesn’t require a shuttle. Guests under the age of 18 stay free (up to 2 per room). This is not a place where your bill is going to inflate drastically from the addition of multiple services and fees throughout your stay.
Hilton Honors members can use their points towards a stay at the Hampton Inn Orlando. Points can be accrued by earlier stays at one of the Hilton brand’s hotels, shopping at partner business or by using the Hilton Honors credit card. Points can also be gifted or transferred from another member of the program. Joining the E-miles program will allow you to earn points by reading and responding to marketing messages weekly. Using the program Lifehack to protect your online information can also net you 12 000 HH points.
How to Stay for Free at the Hampton Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista
There are lots of options to get a free hotel stay here. The best, in my opinion, is by utilizing the 50,000 point sign up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Booking through the Chase portal, a weekend at Hampton Inn would cost you about 8,000 Chase points per night which is a great value.
There are also several different Hilton credit cards that come with big time Hilton points as a sign-up bonus. You can use the bonus from any of these cards to stay for free at the Hampton Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista. This hotel costs 30,000 Hilton points per night or about $150. The Hilton points are decent, but nowhere near the value of the Chase points.
- Hilton Surpass: 100,000 Hilton points
- Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card: 2 free weekend nights
- American Express Hilton Honors: 80,000 Hilton points
- Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card: 40,000 Hilton points
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