Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa – Hotel Tour


The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is an extended stay condo-hotel property that is perfect for both vacation and business travelers visiting Walt Disney World or any other destination in the Orlando area.  The resort 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 475-room property was originally constructed in 2006 – 2007 and features two outdoor pools, an 24-hours fitness center with strength training and cardiovascular equipment, Disney parks shuttle, game room, children’s playground and an on-site spa. Each unit features a fully-equipped kitchen for guests to cook their own meals.  During our most recent visit in the late summer of 2022, the building and grounds were found to be in good condition and well maintained.

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Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hotel rates at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

Nightly hotel rates at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa vary based on the time of year but typically range from around $200.00 per night to more than $350.00 per night. 

How close is the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa to Walt Disney World?

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is a very short distance to the Walt Disney World destinations including all four theme parks.  The Magic Kingdom park is approximately seven miles from the hotel which will take about 15 minutes depending on traffic.  

How close is the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa to Orlando International Airport?

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is located approximately 18 miles west of the Orlando International Airport.  There are two routes which include SR 528 west to Interstate 4 west or FL-417 to International Drive.  It should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge when staying at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa charges a $32.00 per night Resort Fee which includes and parking costs self parking, Wi-Fi and local telephone calls.

Is there a pool at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa features an outdoor pool but guests can also use the pools at the adjacent Courtyard and Springhill Suites. 

What are the food & beverage options at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

There are are multiple food & beverage options offered at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa which include Franke Farrell’s Irish Pub & Grille, Pizza Hut Express and an on-site convenience store.  

What is the check-in and check-out time at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

The check in-time at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is 4:00 PM and check out time is at 11:00 AM.

What is the pet policy at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa?

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa does not allow pets but service animals are allowed.

About the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

Originally constructed in 2006/2007, the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is a condominium-hotel that is located in the heart of the Orlando tourist district, just minutes from The Walt Disney World Resort.

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa

8113 Resort Village Drive

Orlando, Florida  32821

407-597-0214

The hotel is close to a number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues including the adjacent Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores which is a 238,000 outlet mall.  The outlet mall includes Nike, Reebok, Ann Taylor and Tommy Hilfiger.   Also in the area a number of restaurants, a Publix Supermarket and a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

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 approximately two miles to the south, just past World Center Drive.

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) – head south on Apopka Vineland Road and the property will be on the left (west side) in less than one-half mile.

Since the resort 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 20 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 25 minutes
  • SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 to 20 minutes
  • ICON Park: approximately 15 to 20 minutes
  • Downtown Orlando: approximately 25 to 30 minutes
  • Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 10 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: approximately 25 minutes
  • The Florida Mall: approximately 25 minutes

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Amenities at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

The Lake Buena Vista Resort & Spa is a full-service resort that has a large amount of on-site amenities for both adults and children.

Outdoor Pools

The main amenity at the Lake Buena Vista Village Resort & Spa is the Pirates Plunge themed pool.  The lengthy pool features a zero-depth entrance with water features surrounded by lounger chairs, an activity hut and a poolside bar & grill.  Guests can’t miss the enormous pirate ship which houses a two-story water slide and a number of water features.

Fitness Center

The resort features a 24-hour accessible fitness center that is located on the first floor of building one.  The fitness center has a number of cardiovascular machines as well as strength training equipment and features televisions and fresh towels.

Playground

The Little Pirate’s Playground which is situated at the rear of the pool.  The playground is fully fenced, suitable for kids under 8 years of age and is open from 8:00 AM until dusk.

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel

The Lake Buena Resort Village & Spa 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 hotel provides fee based shuttle bus transportation to The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks  and the Universal Orlando Resort.  The cost is $13 per person and infants ages two and less are free of charge.  Reservations are required and can be book up to 7 days in advance.

While the daily schedule depending on the time of year, following are the pickup and return times as of October 1, 2022:

  • Magic Kingdom: Departure at 8:25 AM and Return 5:20 PM (TTC space C7)
  • EPCOT: Departure at 9:20 AM and Return 9:20 PM and 10:20 PM (Space 34)
  • Universal Orlando: Departure at 8:30 AM and Return 7:00 PM (Universal bus loop space 75)

Game Room

The 24-hour game room is a great place to relax and have some fun with friends & family.  Located in building 1 adjacent to Frankie Farrell’s the game room features arcade fames, games of skill and pool tables.

Reflections Spa & Salon

The Lake Buena Resort Village & Spa is home to the full-service Reflections Spa & Salon.  Reflections is located on the top floor of the lobby building and features 12,000 square feet of treatments rooms for massages, facials, body treatments, manicures & pedicures and hair care treatments.  

The spa is open from Thursday to Monday and since hours vary, please check with guest services during the time of your stay.

Food & Beverage Options at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

There are a number of food & beverage options at the Lake Buena Visita Resort Village & Spa.

Frankie Farrell’s Irish Pub & Grille

The main dining option at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is Frankie Farrell’s Irish Pub & Grille.  Open daily from noon until 10:00 PM, Frankie Farrell’s features a number of specialties including appetizers, burgers, Irish classics like Bangers & Mash, salads, steaks, chicken and wraps to go along with 32 draft beers. There are 17 televisions tuned to the current sports game of the day and take out/delivery is available.

Click here to see the menu at Frankie Farrell’s.

LBV Village Bar & Grill

This poolside restaurant is open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and located at the Pirates Plunge pool.  The LBV Village Bar & Grill features breakfast items, appetizers, burgers and salads as well as beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Pizza Hut Express

Open daily from 5:00 PM to midnight, guests can get a hot pizza, sandwich or entrée at Pizza Hut Express.  Located in building 1, Pizza Hut Express is available for takeout and delivery.

Click here to see the menu at Pizza Hut Express.

Convenience Store & Gift Shop

The Convenience Store & Gift Shop is open daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM and features groceries, snacks & drinks, toiletries, medicines, souvenirs and more.  

The Rooms and Nightly Rates

There are a number of different condominium style suites available at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa which range in size from one to four-bedrooms (800 to 2,100 square feet).  Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen, washer / dryer, dining area, living room and balcony.

  • One Bedroom Suite:  800 square feet, sleeps up to four.
  • Two Bedroom / Two-Bathroom Suite: 1,080 square feet, sleeps up to six.
  • Three Bedroom / Two-Bathroom Suite: 1,250 square feet, sleeps up to eight.
  • Three Bedroom / Three Bathroom Suite: 1,400 square feet, sleeps up to eight.
  • Four Bedroom / Four Bathroom Suite: 1,800 square feet, sleeps up to 10.
  • Four Bedroom / Four Bathroom Presidential Suite: 2,170 square feet, sleeps up to 10.
  • ADA Suites: Two and three-bedroom suites

All suiyes have flat panel televisions with cable television, Wi-Fi, living room & dining room furnishings, alarm clock, hair dryer, in room safe and an iron/ironing board.  

Hotel Rates

Like most hotels in the greater Orlando area, rates at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa 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 and two children 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 and the resort may have a minimum number of nights during select periods.

Rates for 2022 – 2023   December 15th February 15th May 15th
One Bedroom Suite   $170.88 $135.80 $128.80
Two Bedroom Suite   $205.68 $139.30 $132.30
Three Bedroom / Two Bathroom Suite   $222.48 $181.30 $174.30

There is a $32 per night resort fee which includes on-site parking, Wi-Fi and local telephone calls.   In addition to the resort fee there is also a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax.

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Own a Condo Unit at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa:

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is one of the best places to own a vacation rental.  Unlike a timeshare or vacation club, when purchasing a unit at this resort owners received a deed to the property and enjoy property appreciation as well as possible tax benefits. 

Owners can enjoy the property for themselves, receive rental income by using the resort’s rental program or rent the unit through on-line services like Airbnb and VRBO (cleaning and management would be needed).

The resort’s website indicated that their rental program oversees the following:

  • Resort security
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Reservations for the resort
  • Check-in and check-out services
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Financial duties on behalf of unit owners
  • Collection and distribution of Home Owners Association expenses
  • Property common areas such as pools, fitness center, playground, and grounds maintenance

Based on the current state of the real estate marketing in Orlando, units are being offered for sale from less than $200,000 to more than $350,000.

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What we liked about the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa:

There are a number of things to like about the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa.  Following are some of the highlights:

  • Excellent value for the price
  • Large multi-bedroom units
  • Close to the Orlando theme parks
  • Good amenities and dining options

What we didn’t like about the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa:

There are some things about the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa we do not like which include:

  • Very heavy traffic in the immediate area
  • Limited parking during the evenings
  • Expensive resort fee

What we think the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is perfect for:

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is a great hotel and we find it perfect for:

  • Theme park visitors
  • Large families
  • Extended stays
  • Business travelers attending conventions at the nearby convention hotels / convention center

The Endless Summer family stayed at the Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa for a 30-day stay approximately 10 years ago and enjoyed the experience. 

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