My husband, 3 1/2 yr old son, and I stayed here last Aug. (2003). We recently discovered Trip Advisor, otherwise would've written a review sooner.
This hotel is what you'd expect for a highly utilized, aging hotel in the nation's #1 family vacation spot. Although accomodations were adequate for the money, we found the pool area near our room to be a bonus (especially for relaxing times instead of or after the theme parks). Beds were comfy, but rooms could use some refurbishing. Wouldn't say "dumpy" but you can tell the hotel is in need of some decor updating. Housekeeping performed at a minimal level (e.g. pretty sure bed sheets weren't changed until we said something during our 9 night stay).
Initially tried to check us into a smoking handicapped accesible room on the 1st floor facing the parking lot (not what we reserved). Staff was accomodating and gave us 2 no smoking double bed rooms to choose from (what we reserved), and even let us check in early. Not sure why the different room was initially an issue if what we requested was available to begin with. Room sizes were decent, and definitely not cramped. Free continental breakfast was definitely a plus. Some noisy kids at night, but that's to be expected in the summer (woke us up, but didn't keep us awake). Parking lot was always full in the evening- so that is a bummer when returning later at night or after theme parks close. Would highly recommend requesting a room in the newer section on the top floor overooking the pool. We could even see some of the fireworks and the Epcot "Spaceship Earth" ball at dusk!
GREAT LOCATION!! Less than a mile from the Disney Resort grounds entrance and close to a multitude of shopping, dining, and entertainment activities. Less than a 5 minute drive to Downtown Disney! Just under 2 hrs. to Tampa Bay and Clearwater beach - so makes great day trip, if you have the time. Easy access to just about everything you could hope for during your Orlando vacation.
Really can't beat for the price. Would consider staying here again if looking for inexpensive, convenient, yet predictable lodging.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 2 miles from the world-famous attraction Walt Disney World(R) theme park, the Clarion Inn lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel is your ideal choice in location whether you are visiting for business or for an Orlando family vacation. We are an official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor(R) Hotel distinguished by meeting high standards of quality and service. We are also AAA 3 diamond approved. Our package page offers Walt Disney World(R) tickets combined with a deluxe guestroom to help you plan and budget your Walt Disney World(R) vacation wisely. Walt Disney World(R) tickets can be purchased at our guest services ticket and attraction concierge desk. Here you can pic up the theme park, Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlet(R), and Premium Outlets Vineland shopping shuttle schedule. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel Orlando
- Comfort Lake Buena Vista
- Comfort Inn Orlando
- Orlando Comfort Inn