Looking for a great pool area with a fun vibe close to Disney and Universal. We love staying at Courtyard Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre by Marriott. It is in the heart of Orlando’s attractions and they just completed a $9 million redevelopment, including redesigned guest rooms, restaurants, and pools.
Sharing four reasons why we love staying at the Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center by Marriott. See the highlights from our trip here.
The hotel sits on 13 acres of landscaped grounds that were recently reimagined with two redesigned outdoor heated swimming pools. The main pool offers poolside cabanas, a new children’s splash pad, and a 20-foot-high waterslide at the beach-entry pool. They offer nightly movie nights. When we go to the parks we normally spend the entire day and night at the parks. On this trip our daughter made us promise we would be back in time for movie night every night.
Fun Activities and Welcoming Outdoor Vibe
Outside of the gated main pool, they have a great play area that includes ping pong, a pool table, outside seating, cornhole, and fire pits.
We stayed in one of their suites. We had two queen beds in one room and a sitting room in the other room with a pull-out couch.
They offer 308-rooms. All the guest room sleeping configurations were upgraded from two double beds to two queen beds. Our kids loved the free EI-Fi and the 55-inch flat-paneled TVs with Roku streaming entertainment. I liked the mini-refrigerators and coffee makers for my first cup of coffee.
Great Food Options
The open-air lobby, bar, and restaurant including The Oasis Patio & Lounge offer all-day dining. We had dinner there and my daughter said they were her best chicken fingers ever. They also have a new quick-service coffee bar featuring Starbucks coffees, teas, and frozen blended beverages. As well as, the 24-hour on-site Crate Market features breakfast, lunch, and dinner grab-and-go items, as well as snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
We loved the breakfast buffet that included Mickey waffles. It was a great way to start the day.
Video Recap of our highlights
Here are some of the highlights of our stay.
The Courtyard Orlando offers a central location in the heart of Orlando’s magic.
8501 palm parkway Orlando Florida 32836 USA
This is the address of the Courtyard Marriot Lake Buena hotel.
How far is Courtyard Orlando from Disney World?
Yes, the driving distance between Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown to Walt Disney World is less than 10 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Visa to Walt Disney World.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre Disney shuttle
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel so they offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Walt Disney World Resort transportation center
Lake Buena Vista to Universal Studios
The hotel is also located close to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
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