The Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village is an affordable hotel that is perfect for both vacation and business travelers visiting Walt Disney World or any other destination in the Orlando area. The hotel is located just minutes to all four Walt Disney World theme parks and convenient to the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center.
This five-floor, 312-room property was originally constructed in 2000 and features include a combination indoor / outdoor pool, fitness center with strength training and cardiovascular equipment, a lobby bar & cafe’, on-site marketplace, private concierge lounge and 2,866 square feet of event & meeting space. During our most recent stay in the fall 2021, the building and grounds were found to be in good condition and well maintained.
The Courtyard Lake Buena Vista is part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program where members can earn and use points during their stay. In addition, Marriott offers a “Best Rate Guarantee” when making a reservation using any “official” Marriott reservation channel.
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Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hotel rates at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
Hotel rates at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village vary based on the time of year but typically range from around $125.00 per night to more than $250.00 per night.
How close is the Courtyard in the Marriott Village to Walt Disney World?
The Courtyard in the Marriott Village is a very short distance to the Walt Disney World destinations including all four theme parks. The Magic Kingdom park is approximately 7.2 miles from the hotel which will take about 15 minutes depending on traffic. Disney Springs is very close to the Courtyard at less than two miles away.
How close is the Courtyard in the Marriott Village to Orlando International Airport?
The Courtyard in the Marriott Village is located approximately 16.2 miles west of the Orlando International Airport. The quickest route is typically SR 528 west to Interstate 4 west. It should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge when staying at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
There Courtyard charges a $5.00 per night “Destination Amenity Fee” and parking costs $17.00 per night per vehicle.
Is there a pool at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village.
The Courtyard in the Marriott Villages features a very unique indoor / outdoor pool. The hotel also features indoor and outdoor jacuzzi tubs and a children’s water play area.
What are the food & beverage options at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
There is an on-site lobby bar and restaurant called that service a buffet breakfast and dinner. In addition, the hotel features the Connections Food Hall just outside the building in the adjacent Fairfield Inn (Connections was not opened during our last visit).
What is the check-in and check-out time at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
The check in-time at the The Courtyard in the Marriott Village is 4:00 PM and check out time is at 11:00 AM.
What is the pet policy at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
The Courtyard in the Marriott Village does not allow pets.
How many Marriott Bonvoy points is needed to stay for free at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village?
The Courtyard in the Marriott Village is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 4 hotel where 25,000 points are needed during off peak times, 30,000 points are needed during standard times and 35,000 points are needed during peak times.
About the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
Originally constructed in 2000, the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village is a mid-tier hotel that is located in the heart of the Orlando tourist district, just minutes from The Walt Disney World Resort.
Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
8623 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32821
The hotel is close to a number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues including the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Just adjacent to the Marriott Village are three restaurants which include a BJ’s Restaurant, Golden Corral Buffet & Grill and Bahama Breeze.
There are multiple ways to get to the Orlando International Airport from this location. During non-peak times we would recommend taking the Beach Line Expressway (SR 528) west to Interstate 4. Head west on Interstate 4 to Apopka Vineland Road (exit 68) and the resort is just south of the exit. This route will take approximately 20 minutes without traffic delays.
During peak times Interstate 4 could become a parking lot or an alternative is to take the south exit of the Orlando International Airport (527A) to SR 417. Travelers should head west on SR 417 to SR 536 (exit 6). Just one block from the exit is SR 535 (Apopka Vineland Road) – go north on Apopka Vineland Road and the property will be on the left (west side) in approximately one-half mile.
Since the Courtyard in the Marriott Village is located just outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, the four Disney theme parks as well as the two Disney water parks and Disney Springs are a very short distance. Barring any significant delays, guests can reach the parking area of all the Disney parks in less than 15 minutes.
Travel time per Google Maps (non-peak hours) to the other Orlando area theme parks and significant destinations include:
- The Universal Orlando Resort: approximately 20 minutes
- SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 10 to 15 minutes
- ICON Park: approximately 15 minutes
- Downtown Orlando: approximately 25 to 30 minutes
- Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 5 minutes
- The Mall at Millenia: approximately 20 minutes
- The Florida Mall: approximately 25 minutes
Amenities and Dining Options
As we indicated above, the Courtyard is part of a three hotel development called the Marriott Village. These three hotels share a number of amenities and dining options which include:
Indoor / Outdoor Pool
The main amenity at the Courtyard is a heated resort-style pool which is not only located in the outdoor patio area, but also flows indoors so it can be used during those very few cooler Florida days. In addition there is a children’s water play area as well as indoor and outdoor jacuzzi tubs.
The three hotels share a 24-hour accessible fitness center that is located in the rear of the hotel via an external entrance. The fitness center has a number of cardiovascular machines as well as strength training equipment.
There is a large children’s playground which is shared by all three hotels. The playground is located between the Courtyard and the Fairfield Inn.
Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel
The Courtyard in the Marriott Villages is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotel which features an on-site guest services desk for Disney vacation planning as well as transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Theme Park Transportation
The resort provides shuttle bus transportation to The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks which is picked up at the rear of the hotel near Connections Food Hall. Reservations are required at least one hour before departure time. While the shuttle schedule changes seasonally, the following times were offered during our last visit in the fall 2021.
Please check the daily schedule during the time of your stay.
- 7:50 AM: Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center (providing access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot)
- 10:15 AM: Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Transportation and Ticket Center (providing access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot)
- 12:40 PM: Transportation and Ticket Center (providing access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot)
- 4:00 PM: Disney Springs
- From the Transportation and Ticket Center (Lane #14): 5:05 PM, 8:00 PM and 10:20 PM
- From Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Lane #68): 4:50 PM and 7:45 PM
- From Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Lane #40): 5:25 PM
- From Disney Springs (Bus Stop #6 – Westside Bus Parking): 9:20 PM
Food and Beverage Options
The Courtyard features the CY Bistro / Starbucks / Lobby Bar. Breakfast items are offered daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a breakfast buffet offered on weekends. Dinner purchases are offered from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There is also a 24-hour accessible market for drinks and snacks.
There is also the Connections Food Hall which is shared by the three hotels. Unfortunately this venue was indicated to be closed until further notice.
The Rooms and Nightly Rates at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
There are four different room types offered at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village which are as follows:
- Standard Room with one king bed and a sofa bed
- Standard Room with two queen beds
- One-bedroom suite with a king bed and a sofa bed
- Pool view room with balcony and two queen beds
All rooms have flat panel televisions with cable television, free Wi-Fi, a work desk with chair, alarm clock, hair dryer, in room safe and an iron/ironing board.
Important Note: the Wi-Fi service was found to be adequate with 6.67 Mbps upload speed and 6.59 Mbps download speed.
Like most hotels in the greater Orlando area, rates at the Courtyard in the Marriott Village are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year.
The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three different room types offered at this hotel. These rates were obtained directly from the hotel web site at the time of publication. Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.
|Rates for 2022||March 15th||July 15th||October 15th|
|Standard Room – One King||NA||$134.00||$170.00|
|Standard Room – Two Queen Beds||$224.00||$134.00||$179.00|
|Pool View Room – 2 Queen Beds||$256.00||$161.00||$208.00|
There is a $5.00 per night “Destination Amenity Fee” and parking charges of $17.00 per night. We have observed AAA package rates where parking is included in the room rate so if you are a member, be sure to look into any available discounts.
If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you earn or can use points to stay at this hotel. Category 4 hotels require 20,000 during off peak nights, 25,000 during standard nights and 30,000 during peak nights.
What we liked about the Courtyard in the Marriott Village:
There are a number of things to like about the Courtyard in the Marriott Village. Following are some of the highlights:
- Excellent value for the price
- Close to the Orlando theme parks
- Walking distance to restaurants
- Adequate amenities and features
What we didn’t like about the Courtyard in the Marriott Village:
There are some things about the Courtyard in the Marriott Village we do not like which include:
- Traffic in the immediate area
- Limited on-site dining options
- Expensive parking fee ($17 per night)
What we think the Courtyard in the Marriott Village is perfect for:
The Courtyard in the Marriott Village is a great hotel and we find it perfect for:
- Theme park visitors
- Budget conscious travelers
- Business travelers attending conventions at the nearby convention hotels / convention center
Our Endless Summer Hotel Rating
We gave the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village a 3.75 out of a possible 5 stars during our visit.