4.1 out of 5

"clean, reasonable price, close to major attractions " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 14 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre puts you in the center of Orlando, 3.2 km (2 mi) from Disney Springs® and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Lake Bryan. Highlights at this hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, and free self parking.

All 308 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to a playground. 1640 square feet (152 square meters) of event facilities include 3 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also free extended parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Orlando hotel include Discovery Cove and Aquatica.

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$89 per night

Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Pros: convenience
clean, reasonable price, close to major attractions

Posted by , from PA on Dec 14, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close To Parks

Perfect place to stay without spending a fortune. Two adults and two teenagers don't want to spend much time in the hotel anyway. Free shuttles to the parks. Very clean.

Posted by , from Zionsville, IN on Jun 2, 2017

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3 out of 5
Nice time and comfortable Thank you. All is Great and I liked the quietness and easy access to parking and in and out of room .

Posted by on May 12, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great staff, good location

Pros: Great location, staff very professional & accommodating.
Cons: The bug situation should be taken care of asap.
Location: It is on Palm Pkwy. Universal is 20 min away, as is Disney. International dr is about 25 min away, too.
When we arrived the staff was very accommodating, even allowing us to get our room a little early(30 min) because I was not feeling well from my flight. Free water, too! The hotel is very close to all the great parks & hot spots in Orlando. Only (big) drawback- around 2 days into our stay I found mites on most hard surfaces (night table, dresser) & on the floor, even in my shoes! Told the staff & they said they'll take care of it right away. Since that was my last day I'm not sure what action was taken.

Posted by , from NJ on Jan 31, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not up to Courtyard standards

Pros: Above
Cons: Above
Location: Above
Hotel is in good location. Bistro is closed and no food available other than breakfast in morning. Ants in room. There are good restaurants close by but you must leave hotel. Security into areas is not good.

Posted by , from west Coast FL on Nov 23, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 11, 2016 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay here with us. Im sorry to hear of your dissapointment regarding the lack of Bistro at the hotel. While we are a larger Courtyard and in a Tourist destination we work with the breakfast buffet here in the hotel. We have adised our Engineering Department of the ants you experienced and appologize for any discomfort that caused you

4 out of 5


Pros: Food, pool
Cons: Recycling
Location: Orlando and Tampa
We brought food in many nights. All packed in plastic. Lots of paper literature that we didn't need to bring home.If we were driving home I would have packed all the plastic to dispose of it at home. Consider having recyclable containers (maybe in the ice/candy machine rooms) and insure that patrons are aware of the fact. Think green..............

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 11, 2016 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay here at the hotel. We appreciate the comments regarding the recycling and the thoughts towards neature. We will ensure to bring your suggestions to upper management to see id this is something we are able too do.

4 out of 5

Hotel near Walt Disney

Cons: more microwaves
Location: Near Disney
We were in Orlando for a concert, not Disney. We were pleased with the hotel, bedding, and staff. The breakfast was wonderful! Buffets usually leave a bit to be desired. The carpet was older and some of the bathroom you could see was older but for the price and location we were very pleased. I was disappointed we had to go to the gift shop or bar to use a microwave though.

Posted by , from PA on Nov 13, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel at a great price for a trip to Disney

Pros: Rooms with balconies, Disney concierge and shuttle, pleasant and helpful staff, poolside hot tub
Location: Great location, 5 minutes to Disney Springs, 15 minute shuttle ride to Magic Kingdom, lots of restaurants nearby
Enjoyed our stay here, would definitely consider again

Posted by , from Atlanta, GA on Oct 1, 2016

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3 out of 5

Vacation in Orlando

Pros: The location and the room size
Cons: Some maps in the room.
The problem I had was when booking my trip, the site said breakfast was included, when I got to the hotel and had breakfast, I was told breakfast was not included with the cost of my room.

Posted by , from West Palm Beach, Florida on Aug 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

by Manager

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear of the confusion with breakfast in the morning.

4 out of 5


Was told breakfast in am was not told till after we ate there was an $11.00 charge each. Was not expecting that it was my all that great would have eaten somewhere else

Posted by , from florida on Feb 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 11, 2016 by Marketing Manager

Dear Guest, The staff apologizes that you were not informed on our breakfast prices. We hope the rest of your stay was up to your expectations. Thank you for providing feedback through Expedia.

About the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre

Location 8501 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, a fitness center, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1640 square feet (152 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre. Self parking is free. This 3-star Orlando hotel is smoke free.

  • 308 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 1640 sq ft of conference space
  • 152 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (27.4 km / 17 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre offers 308 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's tropically-themed heated outdoor pool is open year-round, and features decorative mosaic tiles and a spa tub with a rock waterfall. A playground, shuffleboard court, and spa tub are also on site. The high-tech fitness room is open 24 hours a day, offering free weights and cardio machines with flat-screen TVs.

Seven 18-hole golf courses, including five at Walt Disney World Resort, are within 2 miles of the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parcel deliveries will be accepted only for guests in house or checking in on the day of receipt. Any deliveries received before or after a guest's stay will be returned. The property cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 20.00 per day

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 11 for adults, USD 7 and USD 11 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.