by Jackie Perrin
Since it opened in late 2000, Marriott Village at Lake Buena Vista has been a favorite for budget-minded families. The Village encompasses three hotel properties, contained in a single gated complex. Each Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotel holds special appeal for families. Fairfield Inn & Suites offers 48 Hawaiian-themed “family suites” with bunk beds. Pool-hopping is fun for kids — each hotel has its own, and two contain splash pads. A shared food court offers a number of quick-service options. Free continental breakfast is provided to guests of Fairfield Inn. Roundtrip bus transportation to Walt Disney World Resort theme parks is available for $7 per person. You may also want to look at the other two properties in this complex: Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista and SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista.
Fairfield Inns and Suites are budget-priced hotels with more than 600 locations worldwide. The hotels provide comfortable rooms, with suites featuring separate bedroom and living areas. Complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi are often features of the hotels. Read more about Fairfield Inns and Suites.
Our Editor Loves
- Great pools for kids
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Transportation to Walt Disney World Resort theme parks available
- Theme Park
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Another great stay, but it does feel like there has been a culture shift here. They have taken the customer service experience seriously and you can tell they own it. This was just a quick two night business trip that they made extremely enjoyable. Thanks to all for your smiles!
We stayed here twice. The area is called Marriott Village because there are several properties that surround that fountain you see in the main photo. This one is huge, but it also has an enormous breakfast area to accommodate all the people staying there. We watched whole school groups come in, and it never felt crowded, because they have well laid-out serving lines, multiples of everything (several juice machines, several toasters, etc.) and different seating areas.
Within the village are some shops - souvenirs, pizza, etc. - but walk just off the property and there's a BJs and a Bahama Breeze - don't waste your time eating on property with those great choices less than a 5 minute walk away (walk to where the Disney shuttle buses pick up, then cross straight over - BJs is on your left, Bahama Breeze on your right.
Friendly help, bright friendly colors throughout the hotel, never had any trouble finding parking, and a free shuttle to Disney - they've got it all!