Best Western in Disney Springs closed?

ClapYourHands

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 2, 2018
I'm looking to rebook my trip that is not going to happen next week, and BW often has some of the best rates in DS. In my searches of various dates, I noticed that BW doesn't seem to be showing up on Priceline/Hotwire anymore, not even as a revealed booking. I went to BW's site, and put in possible dates for July, August, and November, but I'm getting a message that there are no rooms available. There is a notice that BW is closed for May due to COVID, but it seems strange that I can't see any availability several months from now. Anyone know what's going on?
 

snvanvl

Mouseketeer
Joined
Nov 7, 2010
Yes, they cancelled my reservation for the end of May and told me they are closed indefinitely. This was at the end of March before Disney said they would be closed until further notice.
 


halfpintpeggy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 12, 2015
This makes me curious whether they’re closed indefinitely due to the pandemic, or whether the Best Western property is being sold/rebranded. Wasn’t there talk of Drury buying one of the DS hotels?
 

snvanvl

Mouseketeer
Joined
Nov 7, 2010
When I asked if it had to do with the virus they told me "they do not have a reopening date at this time" and told me to check the other Best Western Hotels in Orlando. So I am not sure what their plans are. All the other Disney Springs Hotels have been available to book. I am pretty sure Drury bought this hotel and is in the process of building a second tower on the property.
 

Upatnoon

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Drury Inn bought the property in 2017 and has been renovating it, keeping some rooms open.


It could be that they closed it to take advantage of the pandemic shutdown to finish the project, or it could mean they halted the project to save money.

Hopefully, they finish the project, as they would be the only hotel on property to offer free breakfast and they have an evening reception with more food and drinks as well.

We shall see....
 

ClapYourHands

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 2, 2018
Thanks everyone! I was booked there for last November, but had to cancel last minute. I rescheduled the trip for May, but now that’s canceled, too. I gotta wonder if I’m ever going to get down there with DD to meet her princesses while she’s young enough for them to be real.
 



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