The Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at the Vista Centre is a Marriott brand hotel that is near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This affordable hotel is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel that enjoys one of the best locations in the theme parks area.
Located approximately two miles from Disney Springs, this 308-room hotel was recently renovated and features two outdoor pools (one with a children’s water play area), fully equipped fitness center and multiple food & beverage options. The hotel also offers scheduled shuttle bus service to the Walt Disney World theme parks.
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The Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at the Vista Centre – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hotel rates at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista?
The Courtyard LBV is a fairly affordable hotel. Depending on the time of year, hotel rates typically range from less around $100 per night to more than $175 per night (for peak travel times).
How close is the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista to the Walt Disney World theme parks?
The Courtyard LBV is located approximately two miles from Disney Springs and about 10 to 15 minutes to all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
How close is the hotel to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando?
The Courtyard LBV is located approximately 15 minutes to the Universal Orlando Resort via Interstate 4 or Palm Parkway / Turkey Lake Road. SeaWorld Orlando is approximately 10 minutes from the hotel.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista?
As of March 2023, there is a $10.00 per night resort fee and a $17.00 per night parking charge,
Does the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista offer theme park transportation?
The Courtyard LBV also offers complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service to the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Is there a nice pool at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista?
There courtyard features a resort pool with children’s water play area and slide as well as an additional heated pool.
What are the food & beverage options at the hotel?
The Courtyard LBV features a breakfast buffet restaurant (Sunrise Cafe), the Oasis Patio & Lounge and The Blend coffee shop. There is also a lobby marketplace which serves beverages and snacks.
What is the pet policy at the hotel?
The Courtyard Lake Buena Vista at the Vista Center does not allow pets.
The Location of Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at the Vista Center
The Courtyard LBV has one of the most convenient locations near the Walt Disney World Resort, just two miles north of Disney Springs. The hotel is also very close to International Drive, SeaWorld Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center and Interstate 4. Overall, the property is well located near all the Orlando area theme parks, the Orlando International Airport and several of Orlando’s major shopping & entertainment destinations.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at the Vista Centre
8501 Palm Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32836
It will take travelers about 25 minutes to get to the hotel from the Orlando International Airport and around 10 minutes to get to the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center.
There are several restaurants and retail venues within a very short distance to the hotel which include Olive Garden, Kobe’ Japanese Steakhouse, Paddywagon Irish Pub, KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot and a Starbucks coffee shop. Additional shopping outlets and restaurants are located nearby along Apopka Vineland.
Theme parks and other local destinations are short distance to the hotel. Per Google Maps, travel time is as follows (non-peak hours):
- Disney Springs: Less than 10 minutes.
- The Magic Kingdom Park: Approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- EPCOT: Approximately 15 minutes.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Approximately 20 minutes.
- The Universal Orlando Resort: Approximately 20 minutes.
- SeaWorld Orlando: Less than 15 minutes.
- ICON Park: Less than 15 minutes.
- Downtown Orlando: Approximately 30 minutes.
- Orlando Premium Outlets: Less than 10 minutes.
- Vineland Premium Outlets: Approximately 25 minutes.
Hotels Amenities at the Hotel
At just 308-rooms in size, the Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista is not a major resort hotels in the area outside of Walt Disney World so it does not have all the features & amenities of the larger properties. However, it’s amenities are considered to be adequate and include:
Two Outdoor Swimming Pools
The hotel features two heated outdoor swimming pools that have ample patio seating. The larger Oasis Pool is located just outside the lobby building and features a children’s water play area and a large video screen for guests to watch sporting events and movies. The Oasis Pool is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM and towels are provided near the pool entrance.
The Sunset Pool is a more tranquil pool setting which has ample patio seating. The Sunset Pool is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM and is a great place to relax and unwind after a long day at the theme parks.
The Courtyard LBD features a fully equipped fitness center with modern cardiovasular machines as well as an ample amount of strength training equipment including free weights.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
The hotel has an extensive outdoor patio area for recreational activities include two pool tables, corn hole games and a firepit. The Oasis Lounge is also accessible from the outdoor patio so guests can enjoy an evening cocktail.
Theme Park Transportation
The Courtyard Lake Buena Vista offers complimentary shuttle bus service to the Walt Disney World Transportation and Ticket Center. Guests can take the Disney Monorail from Epcot to access the Transportation & Ticket Center which provides access to the Magic Kingdom Park.
Since the shuttle schedule changes seasonally, please check the daily schedule during the time of your stay.
Additional Amenities at Courtyard include:
- On-site theme park ticket center
- Computer access in the lobby area
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Self service laundry facilities
The Rooms and Hotel Rates
At 308-rooms, Courtyard is considered one of the smaller to mid-sized hotel for this area. In-room amenities include 55-inch flat panel televisions, working desk with chair, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron / ironing board, in-room safe and a hair dryer.
- Guest room with One King Bed: 325 square feet and includes one King sized bed. Select rooms have pool views and outdoor patios.
- Guest room with Two Queen Beds: 325 square feet and includes two Queen sized bed. Select rooms have pool views and outdoor patios.
- Suite with One King Bed: 625 square feet and includes one King sized beds and a separate living area with pullout sofa sleeper.
- Suite with Two Queen Beds: 625 square feet and includes two Queen sized beds and a separate living area with pullout sofa sleeper.
The hotel rates shown below are the best available rate for different dates during the year for two adults in both room traditional guest room types. Theses were obtained from the hotel web site at the time of publication.
|Rates for 2023||6/15/23||9/15/23||12/15/23|
|1 King Room||$161.00||$142.00||$179.00|
|2 Queen Room||$154.00||$139.00||$169.00|
There is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax on nightly rate. There is also a $10.00 per night resort fee and a $17.00 per night self-parking fee.
Food & Beverage Options
There are multiple food & beverage options at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista which are as follows:
Oasis Patio & Lounge
The Oasis Patio & Lounge is the hotel’s lobby bar and eatery. This venue is open daily from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM with both inside and outdoor service. Guests will enjoy a variety of beer, wine and specialty cocktails as well as burgers, sandwiches and salads.
The Sunrise Cafe is open daily for breakfast from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM Monday to Friday and from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM on weekends.
The Blend is the hotel’s coffee bar that open daily from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Guests will enjoy a variety of coffee and tea’s along with breakfast sandwiches and pastries.
The lobby market is open 24/7 and offers a variety of snacks and beverages.