Had tickets to the Capital One Bowl and wanted to spend New Years in Orlando. After looking online for a downtown hotel, I was met with exorbitant prices. I wanted to be within walking distance to downtown for new years eve and a quick cab ride from the Citrus Bowl. At $119 a night, the Courtyard was it !
I read a review where the person stated that this property was not tropical oasis due to the fact that it was next to an off ramp. Well... Hello... it is basically in Downtown Orlando! It is what I would call an urban Oasis. I found the tropical Garden wonderful! The neighborhood that the courtyard is in is beautiful with old Victorian mansions. I too saw a homeless person by the off-ramp as well as scattered throughout the city. At no time did any of them harass me or panhandle that I could see. I felt safe walking around. The resort is a 5 block walk to Pine and Church Streets which is where most of the bars/restaurants are located. If you are really concerned with walking, cabs are cheap and we never waited more than a couple of minutes for one (Call Yellow Cab at [--]). We also took advantage of the bicycle rickshaw people which were everywhere downtown.
The way I look at it, If I went out, bought a glass of wine, A couple of drinks, and breakfast, it would add up to 1/2 my bill at the Courtyard. Ok... on top of that, I had a huge apartment, Unit 309 with beautiful furnishings and clean surroundings. The room included a breakfast nook, a microwave, and a Fridge. Is it a 5 star resort, no... but I've had worst stays at 4 star resorts for sure.
All in all, this hotel exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to friends and family that might be visiting downtown Orlando.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award winning Historic Inn located in the heart of downtown Orlando. A short walk to the Amway Arena, Church St, Lake Eola, and Thornton Park. 4 Unique buildings comprise the crown jewel of Orlando. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Courtyard At Lake Lucerne Hotel Orlando
- Courtyard Orlando
- Orlando Courtyard