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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.