I stayed at this property during a recent trip to Orlando for a convention. It's just down the I-Drive from the convention center, although I wouldn't call it walkable. It is definitely walkable to several restaurants though.
The one downfall for Courtyard is that breakfast is not included, there is not an executive lounge, and therefore no breakfast option for Platinum rewards members. The Bistro is a nice option though if you want to grab something on site. It worked out great in my scenario to meet coworkers in the lobby/lounge area for drinks before going out to dinner in the evenings or grab a quick breakfast before heading out for a long day. Modern decor in the lobby - seemed to be recently updated.
The weather was gorgeous and I was briefly able to take advantage of checking emails one afternoon while sitting on the "patio" area right out my sliding door on the first floor. I don't usually care for the feeling of that outside courtyard area entrance to my room, but it worked out ok in this situation. I did not get a chance to enjoy the pool, although it seemed nice enough when walking past - basic, nothing noteworthy good or bad.
The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, and air conditioning worked well. There is a small refrigerator in the room which makes it nice for keeping drinks and snacks - and it wasn't one that made annoying noises!
I had a few special requests which were met by the helpful and pleasant staff (I'd had a package shipped into the hotel and needed it retrieved from storage and this was done quickly. I also wanted extra shampoo/conditioner left as their bottles were small and I was taking more than one shower a day, so I left the room attendant a note a few bucks. That evening there were extras in the bathroom.)
I've stayed at other properties in the area and this didn't have the same worn "convention" hotel feel as a few others in similar price range.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Austrian court just off International Drive just 1 mile from the Orange County Convention Center and within 10-15 mins drive time to the theme parks. 151 room hotel with Modern Essentials including the Bistro our food and beverage outlet, the Market 24 hour pantry, very private pool area, free parking and excellent service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Orlando International Drive/ Hotel Orlando
- Orlando Marriott
- Orlando Courtyard