A Tour of the B Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista
|November 28, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under Resorts, Walt Disney World|
Before the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this year, I was able to stay a few nights at the new B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista. This Downtown Disney hotel officially opened in June of 2014 after an extensive two year renovation of the former Royal Plaza hotel. B Resort is a lifestyle hotel showcasing fun, modern decor and featuring 394 guest rooms and suites, a brand new pool area, signature BBQ restaurant, and a full service spa. All this within walking distance to Downtown Disney! Let’s take a look around.
B Resort & Spa has a fun, unique language that they use to encourage self-expression among their guests. This can be seen even before you walk through the front doors.
Reminiscent of hotels in South Beach, the lobby is completely white with splashes of color around creating their B Ambiance.
There are plenty of seating areas for guests to relax and B Social and complementary water available with flavors that change daily.
You can B In Touch with the Monscierge digital concierge system that can be found around the resort. These are basically giant iPads that can recommend nearby restaurants, give up to date weather forecasts and where you can even check-in for a flight.
The rooms at B Resort & Spa are modern and stylish, yet comfortable enough for a whole family to enjoy. I stayed in a Deluxe Room with two queen beds and a pull out sofa. Rooms are available with a king bed, bunk beds and even suites with kitchenettes or wet bars.
The Blissful Bed is a signature B Resort bed and is probably one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in…and that includes my bed at home!
The decor is sleek and sophisticated. Other amenities include a spacious closet with and in-room safe, LED television, a min-fridge, and a B Treated Box of in-room snacks. The only thing I missed were drawers to put my clothes in.
The bathrooms are very spacious. I love the stand up shower, however the water pressure left something to be desired.
While the rooms have small balconies, they hotel does not want guests out on them. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the amazing views!
Each room comes with a B Humane stuffed animal that represents an endangered species. They are available for “adoption” with the proceeds going towards a select environmental organization. A small way B Resorts helps to B Sensitive to the environment!
Just off the lobby is B Resort’s farmhouse chic signature restaurant, American Q, where you can B Nourished.
The menu features a la carte barbecue specialties from dozens of regions nationwide, as well as an “all-you-can-eat” parade of BBQ meats. Everything is smoked right in the restaurant in their custom built Smokehouse and you can smell the deliciousness out in the parking lot!
The centerpiece of the restaurant is the appetizer and salad buffet in the bed of a ’50 cherry red Ford F1 pickup. This is SUPER COOL!
There is a full bar with numerous local beers on tap.
I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to eat there, but I did stop in for a cocktail. This is the Cherry Maple Manhattan made with bacon infused Woodford Reserve, cherry liquor, maple syrup & Angostura bitters. And yes, that is candied bacon in there! YUM!
There is also a grab ‘n go location where you can grab coffee or a snack. I love how they keep up the theme from American Q.
There are tons of amenities at the B Resort & Spa! Through the lobby there is a patio area with plenty of communal seating and a larger than life chess & checkers board.
There is over 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space available. Check out that chandy candy!
The pool at B Resort is brand new and features zero-entry and multiple interactive elements. Private cabanas are available and a a very cool pool bar is in the works.
There is also a kids lounge off of the pool area that has games and activities to keep the kiddos occupied while you relax poolside.
Oh an let’s not forget the B Indulged spa by Aveda! More to come on that later…yes, I was able to B Indulged with a hot stone massage. But for now, check out the spacious B Active fitness center.
Lastly, you are able to purchase many of your favorite Disney items right at the resort since it is an official Downtown Disney hotel. You can even get park tickets!
A few things to note.
- Transportation to the 4 main Walt Disney World parks is complimentary
- Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort
- Magical Express is not available from the airport and separate transportation will need to be arranged
- There is an additional resort fee, as well as a fee for valet and self parking
I REALLY enjoyed my stay at the B Resort & Spa. It is convenient to everything in Walt Disney World and I loved the modern design. I will definitely be back and I hope to see you there!
B Resort & Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disclosure: I was a guest of the B Resort & Spa and was provided with complementary accommodations for two nights. I was not required to write this post and no monetary compensation has been received. All opinions are 100% my own.