Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista (Hotel and Room Tour)


The Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista is a AAA three diamond hotel that is located near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  This highly affordable hotel is part of the Rosen Hotels & Resorts company and is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel.

Located approximately two miles from Disney Springs, this 640-room hotel was last renovated in 2016 and features two heated pools, a children’s water play area, a gated / secured entry entrance, business center, video arcade and multiple food & beverage options.  The hotel also offers scheduled shuttle bus service to Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and the local area outlet malls.

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The Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hotel rates at the Rosen Inn LBV?

The Rosen Inn 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 $150 per night (for peak travel times).

How close is the Rosen Inn to the Walt Disney World theme parks?

The Rosen Inn 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 Rosen Inn to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando?

The Rosen Inn 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 hotel?

As of March 2023, there were no resort fees or parking charges at the Rosen Inn LBV.

Does the Rosen Inn LBV offer theme park transportation?

The Rosen Inn LBV also offers complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service to Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and the local area outlet malls.

Is there a nice pool at the Rosen Inn LBV?

There are two fair-sized outdoor pools with ample patio seating as well as a children’s water play area known as Ozzie’s Splash Zone.

What are the food & beverage options at the hotel?

The Rosen Inn LBV has a sit down restaurant serving all-you-can-eat buffet style meals as well as a bar & grill. There is also a mini-market and deli which serves hot & cold items as well as beverages and snacks.

What is the pet policy at the hotel?

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is a pet friendly chain.  Up to two pets are allowed per guestroom for a nonrefundable fee of $15.00 per pet per night. Proof of vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian is required for dogs. 

The Location of Rosen Inn LBV

The Rosen Inn 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.

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

8442 Palm Parkway

Orlando, Florida  32836

407.996.7300

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.

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Hotels Amenities at the Rosen Inn

At just 640-rooms in size, the Rosen Inn is not of the the 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.  One pool is near the 3000 building and the other is between the 1000 and 2000 buildings.  

The pool is open daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and towels are provided near the pool entrance.

Ozzie’s Splash Zone

The hotel also features a children’s water play area called Ozzie’s Splash Zone.  There are multiple fountains and water features in a fully fenced patio area.

Theme Park Transportation

The Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista offers complimentary shuttle bus service to Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and the local area outlet malls. While the shuttle schedule changes seasonally, the following times were offered during our last visit in March 2023.  Please check the daily schedule during the time of your stay.

  • Epcot: 10:45 AM departure time / 10:00 PM return time (bus lane #45)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:50 AM departure time / 4:00 PM return time (bus lane #68)
  • Disney Springs: 4:25 PM departure time / 11:15 PM return time
  • SeaWorld Orlando: 4:25 PM departure time / 11:15 PM return time
  • Universal Orlando: 7:20 AM departure time / 6:20 PM return time (canopy)

Guests can take the Disney Monorail from Epcot to access the Transportation & Ticket Center which provides access to the Magic Kingdom Park.

Additional Amenities at Rosen Inn include:

  • On-site theme park ticket center
  • On-site Gift Shop
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Self service laundry facilities

The Rooms and Hotel Rates

At 640-rooms, The Rosen in LBV is considered a mid-sized hotel for this area. In-room amenities include 43-inch flat panel televisions, working desk with chair, mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, iron / ironing board, in-room safe and a hair dryer.

 Room Types

  • Guest room with One King Bed: Includes a king sized bed with Simmons Beautyrest® pillow topped mattress.
  • Guest room with Two Queen Beds:Includes a king sized bed with Simmons Beautyrest® pillow topped mattress.

The hotel rates shown below are the best available rate for different dates during the year for two adults in both room types.  Theses were obtained from the Rosen web site at the time of publication.

Rates for 2022   6/15/23 9/15/23 12/15/23
1 King Room   NA NA NA
2 Queen Room   $79.19 $82.39 $139.99

There is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax on nightly rate but there are no parking or resort fees.

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Food & Beverage Options

There are multiple food & beverage options at the Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista which are as follows:

Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant

The Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  A buffet breakfast for an adult ages 10 and up costs $13.95 plus tax & service charge while kids ages 6 to 9 cost $7.95.  There is also a Kids Eat Free Program for one child ages 5 and under to eat free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Comfort Zone Bar & Grille

The Comfort Zone Bar & Grille is open daily from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM with a Happy Hour from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  Entrees ranges from burgers, pizza, sandwiches and salads. The kitchen is open to 10:00 PM for dine-in or take out service.

Lite Bite Mini-Market / Deli

The Lite Bite Mini-Market / Deli is open daily from 6:30 AM to midnight and offers a variety of hot & cold sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

What We Liked about Rosen Inn:

There are many different things to like at this hotel.  Following are some of the highlights:

  • Great location near Walt Disney World, restaurants & shopping
  • Very affordable hotel 
  • Decent amenities and dining options for the price

What We Didn’t Like about the Rosen Inn:

There were a few things not to like when staying at the this hotel which include:

  • Road noise from Interstate 4 in eastern facing rooms
  • Some evidence of deferred maintenance in the hotel

What We Think the Rosen Inn is Perfect For:

The Rosen Inn is great for a wide variety of travelers visiting Walt Disney World or the greater Orlando area is perfect for:

  • Guests visiting Walt Disney World and any of the other Orlando area theme parks
  • Large groups looking for an affordable hotel close to Disney

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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