Blue Heron Beach Resort in Orlando, FL

13428 Blue Heron Beach Dr.Orlando, FL 32821
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A high-rise condo-style hotel situated on Lake Bryan, Blue Heron Beach Resort features relaxing one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, lakefront balconies, whirlpool baths, TVs, and washer/dryer sets. Guests can enjoy a game room, multiple outdoor pools, a poolside concession stand, two fitness centers, shuttle services to Epcot® Theme Park and Wi-Fi access. Blue Heron Beach Resort is an Official SeaWorld Hotel Partner.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Located less than 1 mile to the Lake Buena entrance of Walt Disney World, 7.9 miles from Universal Orlando, and 1.5 miles from Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
  • Watersports are available through Buena Vista Watersports just a few hundred yards from the resort.
  • Mini-golf is right next door.
  • Starbucks is within walking distance.
  • Disney's fireworks can be seen from resort.
  • Enjoy shuttle service to Epcot.
  • 2 outdoor pools.
  • Hotel surrounds Lake Bryan.
  • Private balconies.
  • Fully equipped kitchens.
  • SeaWorld Official Hotel Partner with plenty of benefits.
  • A nightly resort fee of $15.00 plus taxes and $3 credit card transaction fee (total of $20.25 per night), payable at the front desk upon check-in.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Children's Pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Game Room
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Movie Rentals
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Sun Deck
  • DVD Players Available
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Free Parking
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from Blue Heron Beach Resort
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Located just south of I-4 and nestled on the banks of Lake Bryan, the Blue Heron Beach Resort is best starting point to experience all that Orlando has to offer.

With the Disney World entrance less than one mile away, the resort is located close to all other area attractions. SeaWorld is about 3 miles from the resort and Universal Studios is only about 7 miles north on I-4.

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is 10 minutes from The Orlando Convention Center and just down the road from Orlando’s ’Premium Outlet Mall’ and within one mile to the 'Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall.' Numerous restaurants and other area attractions can be reached within minutes.

While the Resort is also close to Orlando museums, activity centers and nightspots, golf enthusiasts will be glad to know there are over 30 golf courses within 25-minutes of this luxury condo resort.

The Blue Heron Beach Resort offers over 280 residences – one, two or three bedroom luxury condominiums. Each features tile foyers, baths and kitchens. Guests will enjoy a private balcony, fully equipped kitchens, which include granite counter tops, dishwasher, full oven, and microwave.

Also included in each condo -- TVs with DVD players in all rooms (including bedrooms), washer and dryer, wireless high speed Internet access, individually controlled air conditioning and heat, iron with ironing board, sleeper sofa, and alarm clock radios in all bedrooms.

All bathrooms at the Blue Heron Beach Resort offer hair dryers, and granite counter tops, while each master bath features a Jacuzzi tub.

Each condo has in addition to the bedroom(s), a set of bunk-beds which are perfect for the kids. With this configuration, the one bedroom luxury accommodation is perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids (up to 130lbs). The two and three bedroom luxury accommodations have the same set up in addition to the added bedrooms.

The Blue Heron Beach Resort offers a fitness center, game room, concierge service, ‘key access only’ elevators, heated pool with ‘lap lane’, kiddy pool, a hot tub and sheltered parking in the parking deck.

The resort is considered a ‘self-catering’ facility and does not provide daily housekeeping services. Daily housekeeping can be provided at an additional charge.

Please note: A $45 per room cleaning fee will be charged at check-in.
A nightly resort fee applies and payable directly to the hotel.
Upon Check-in, an authorization hold of up to $350 will be placed upon a valid credit/debit card for incidentals and damages. $50 per night for a maximum of $350.

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Shanon Kelley
Germantown, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place for families"
August, 2016
My family and I arrived after a very long 14 hour drive for a 5 day vacation. The front desk was wonderful in assisting us with our reservation and getting us into our room. Once in our room, of course the kids (7,11 &15) had to check everything out. There were a set of bunk beds for the younger two and a pull out sleeper for the older one. They all said their beds were comfortable, most mornings none of them wanted to get out of bed. The master bed room and balcony was my favorite. There was a jucuzzi tub in the master (which the kids got to use, not mom). And the quite mornings on the balcony with a breathtaking view was heaven for me. Every night the boys went swimming, not the biggest pool I've seen at hotels but it was very clean and fun for the kids. All in all for the time we went actually in the hotel. I would say it's the best one I've been to. Definitely will be visiting again.
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Tip: If you are looking to cook in your room, make sure that you bring cooking supplies from home. Also parking can be a bit tricky.

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Lucinda Yetsick
Winterset, IA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome resort!!"
July, 2016
Great place to stay. Swimming pool was wonderful after long day at the parks. Great location to seaworld, and not far from universal. Rooms were very clean and having the washer dryer in room was so nice. Its like a small apartment. Will definately stay here again if going to orlando. And the staff was great.
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Tip: Great location, friendly staff

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Sandra Northern
Saint Louis , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Disney trip"
June, 2016
I have stayed at this resort a couple of times. It's near restaurants, Walmart, Disney parks, and shopping . Overall, I had no problems with the stay and there are just a couple of things that I didn't like. The shuttle no longer takes you to Sea World or any other location than Disney World. If you catch the free shuttle you have to go to Epcot and catch the tram or bus from there to the other parks. You have to sign up all travelers the night before, before 10pm, and pick up your travel ticket before boarding the transportation. Make sure that your number of riders are correct. There is only one or two times that you can leave for Epcot. However, there are several return times. You can choose after 6pm, after 8pm, or after 10pm. I can't remember the exact times but I believe they are on the half hour, 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm, or, 10:30 pm. Note: you will to have your return ticket to board the bus going back to the resort. If you change your mind about the return time that you chose, call the number on your ticket before 3pm and reschedule. You can only board the bus/van at the time that you chose. The only other shuttle that the resort has goes to Magic Kingdom and it is not free. It will cost you $12 per person to take this shuttle. It's not worth it! Go to Epcot and take the tram or bus....they're free from park to park. I only had one issue during my last stay and that was that we had a group of 16 waiting to go to Epcot and they came with a 12 passenger van. They did fix it quickly and put us all on a bus.
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Tip: The resort has a full kitchen and has a free shuttle to and from Disney Epcot

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Traci Brotherton
Gardner, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2016
We chose this location because the rooms were large enough to fit our family of 5, but both the room and location were awesome! Located close by a Wal-Mart and dollar tree which was very convenient with the kitchen in suite. Grounds very well maintained and staff was bery polite and helpful!
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Tip: Located very close to theme parks! Beautiful views you are able to see fireworks from both balconies!

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Larry Clark
Raleigh, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Blue Heron"
June, 2016
Blue Heron Resort was extremely clean. Staff was very polite and helpful. Ample parking and about as close to Disney as you can be without being on property.
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Tip: May want to bring cleaning supplies to wipe down counters after use, etc.

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April Silveria
Muskegon, MI
1 Review
"Great views"
January, 2015
Our family loved the layout and amenities. We would have given 5 stars if the beds weren't worn out.
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Tip: Watch for fireworks and check the bed first.

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Garnerville, New York
"Sea World vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
Hotel is fantastic! Great rooms, great staff!!! Not a bad thing to say about the resort...It is a SeaWorld resort hotel. The package through SeaWorld was so reasonable with this hotel. We have a 2 bedroom suite and was big enough for 8 people!!
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"Blue Heron relaxing week"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2019 NEW
We stayed at the Blue Heron Feb. 2-9, 2019. Our first impression was that the room was spacious, the view was great, and the pool area was nice and clean. The room had a musty smell and the living room furniture, pillows, etc. were dirty. The pool area was relaxing and quiet during the day but were busier at night. It was a bit difficult to find quiet time in the hot tub because there seemed to always be someone in there. Kids were also in the hot tub, which the sign stated that they were not allowed. The location was very convenient to Disney. We also enjoyed the nearby stores and restaurants where we could stock up on food and supplies. If the furniture had been clean, the room smelled nice, and the decor was updated, I would give this resort an excellent rating. I do wonder why it is called "beach" resort. There is no beach.
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Miami, Florida
"Awesome experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2019 NEW
I recently took a trip with a few friends and decided when trying to find an accommodation I thought to myself ”I would like to try something new” and that’s how I discover The Blue Herron Resort. The suite was extremely pleasant and clean (a few things caught my attention that were minor but, I work in the hospitality industry myself so it just a second nature thing for me) The staff was extremely helpful, Emily who I spoke to over the phone but, never had the chance to meet in person was wonderful, Suzette S was truly the definition of what an individual working in the hospitality industry should be. She was extremely helpful with suggestions to places to visit like Mangos, provided me information about the shuttle pick-ups for the mall and had a warm welcoming demeanor. Two things I would like to bring up would be 1) I stayed in 2-2103 the ceiling of balcony patio needs to be looked at / repaired. I can see where if another guest stays in that room they may have any issue with how it looks 2) I checked out of the room and I left a few items in the room, they were replaceable but, what bother me was that I know that had to be seen by the houseman that cleaned the room after the departure and the items weren’t turned in.. whether they were thrown away or worst case they were kept it just annoys me because I deal with this on a daily basis with guest and I can now truly understand the frustration someone faces when placed in that situation Regardless of those two hiccups I’ll have an upcoming trip to Orlando and I do plan on staying once again at the property
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"getting away from the cold"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2019 NEW
No theme parks needed.Me and my husband came for a few days to get away from the Midwest cold.The unit was awesome.The location is prefect. Our children are grown so no theme parks this time, but the blue heron is in the best location and with the kitchen you don't have to eat out for every meal.If you stay here you will be more the comfortable. (with children or without.) And don't forget the awesome pool
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Augusto A
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
"Expensive and outdated!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2019 NEW
The hotel is a time share type. The view is amazing and the location is excellent very close to Disney Springs, restaurants and shopping centers. They charge a resort fee per day which is totally unnecessary if your idea is to be out in the parks every day. They never made the beds or collected the garbage in the apartment for the four days we were there so we do not understand the reason for collecting that fee. The two bedroom apartment is spacious but not well maintained.The apartment is very outdated, the furniture is filthy as well as the carpets. We did not let our 4 year old go near them. We do not recommend it if you have small children because the balconies do not have high enough bars and they have chairs and tables that a child can easily climb on. An accident is very likely if you have active children. I do not think we'll stay in Blue Heron again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Heron Beach Resort

Does Blue Heron Beach Resort offer shuttles to the theme parks?
We do provide a free shuttle to Disney. Departure times are generally between 8:00 am-9:00 am. Pickup can be arranged with the driver. A shuttle to Universal Orlando is available but there is a fee of $12.00 per person round trip. These schedules are seasonal and subject to change.

How many units are available at Blue Heron Beach Resort?
There are 283 units available at this property.

How many floors constitute your property?
Tower 1 has 17 floors and tower 2 has 23 floors.

How many different buildings comprise your units?
There are two separate towers at Blue Heron Beach Resort.

How many adjoining rooms are available at your property?
Adjoining rooms are not available at Blue Heron Beach Resort.

Do you have a restaurant on-site? Lounge? Café?
We do not have these selections located on-site. However, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, a small grocery store, gift shop and small restaurant are in the adjacent shopping center only a few steps away.

Does Blue Heron Beach Resort charge any resort fees?
Yes. There is a resort fee of $12.25 per night charged upon check-in.

Does Blue Heron Beach Resort charge for housekeeping?
Yes. In an effort to minimize your nightly room rate and to simultaneously provide you with more privacy, the resort does not include daily housekeeping services in your room rate. We can provide you with housekeeping services on an “a la carte” basis. Priced anywhere between $15-40 per unit, per day.

Do you have a minimum age required for check-in?
Guests must be at least 21 to check-in at Blue Heron Beach Resort.

Do you charge for pack 'n plays?
Cribs are $7 per night.

What are your pool hours at Blue Heron Beach Resort?
The pool is open from sunup to sundown.

Is late check-in available?
Yes. Guests can check-in at any time as there is 24-hour front desk.

What type of parking is available?
The first two floors of the towers are parking garages, providing nice, covered parking for guests. There is some additional parking in front of the towers.

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is located on a large lake. Are water sports available?
Yes. There is a company adjacent to our property that rents jet skis and water ski activities to guests.

How far is Blue Heron Beach Resort from Disney World?
Approximately 2 ½ miles.