You know how it is when you find a hotel you love so much you wish you had an extra day of vacation just to chillax while you're there? That's exactly what we found with the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa. We had a busy agenda while we were in Orlando, and it included things such as Disney World and a marriage proposal (my 2nd oldest to his now-fiancée). That didn't leave us a bunch of time to enjoy the resort, so we made sure to make the most of the time we did have while we were there.
Completely off task...but I must ask, did you know fiancé with one 'e' is a man engaged to be married. If there are two 'e's' it designates the woman. I did not know that until today...blogging is a wealth of information for me ;) ).
There are several buildings to house the rooms, and in the main building there was a business center with computers and printers, and several resting areas. My kids liked this one here with the television and electric fireplace.
The pool was so awesome to us that I featured it in a "Not So Wordless Wednesday" post. This area had a zero-entry pool with teeny tiny beach seats in the back for the children (complete with a jacuzzi for kids), and a ton of seating (including roof seating for the adults). It also had hammocks, an activity and play area, full service drinks and dining, and jacuzzis for the grown ups too. The big ship you see in the corner is actually a slide. You go to the top and come through to a hole on the bottom of the side. Very cool. :)
There were also men and women's bathrooms on the premises and little niceties, like suntan lotion if you forgot your own. That's a big plus for me because though I rarely do it anymore, there have been times in my life when I've taken the kids out in the hot sun only to remember...uh oh, we have to go back for the suntan lotion.
This was the view of the pool from our second bedroom in the suite. This is one of the nicest pools I've seen. They've really thought of everything you can think of for awesome poolside relaxation or fun.
I can't say enough great things about the room. The master bedroom was amazing with a big, very comfortable bed...
a walk-in shower, and a tub with jets. My youngest utilized this tub on the first day, and my oldest couldn't resist on the last day. :) There was also a very large walk-in closet with a vacuum cleaner inside (hurrah! first resort I've seen that included one, and I was glad to have it. Of course it's the one stay we ended up not needing it (isn't that the way), but it was still a nice touch.
The second bedroom had two beds, a walk-in closet and a great poolside view.
It also had it's very own bathroom, which is always nice, especially when you have three women getting ready in the mornings, which we did. :)
The dining room table had six-seats and was large enough to comfortably accomodate family dinners.
The kitchen had all the amenities of home. From the coffee brewer to the dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, complete range and microwave, we were left wanting for nothing. There's also a market in the shopping center directly across the street (you can walk in just a few minutes), so if you want to have good old family time over a hot cooked meal, you can absolutely do so.
Pots, pans, knives...
and tons of silverware were available.
Then things you wouldn't expect were included too, like a blender, mixer and electric can opener. Very nice, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa...very, very nice.
We had a full-sized washer and dryer that the kids (grown and small) hated me using on the last day. They wanted to get going but I didn't want to go home with dirty clothes! A box of detergent was included for guests, so my way of saying thank you was to use it. ;) I don't know about you, but I love when a suite has a washer and dryer.
The living room had a couch, two chairs and the television set. The balcony seen just beyond overlooked the pool area.
This resort also had a a full-service spa (that other readers have raved about in reviews but we didn't have time to visit), and three different places to dine! There was an Irish Pub kind of place called Frankie Farrell's, Lani's Luau at the pool (with very generous hours to dine, including early morning for breakfast), and a Pizza Hut.
There was a stay Sky Kids club, with scheduled activities like face painting, and a 24-hour fitness center which is something my oldest always likes to see. And for everyone? The shopping!! This resort is located so so so close to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. I had to be home fairly early the day we left, but my two oldest children and their equal halves ;) did not, so after check-out they went shopping! Stores like Osh Kosh, Eddie Bauer, Samsonite, Gap, Calvin Klein and Nine West were but a few on the agenda.
There is wired and wireless Internet, and the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa does have limited pre-scheduled shuttles that run to the park (be sure to book ahead the night before your trip).
Everything in every area of the resort, and this resort was huge! was spotless, enjoyable and presented well. I have only pros to share because we only experienced pros while we were there. The best thing? Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa is SO very affordable! Take a look around the website, and the next time you're considering a trip to the Lake Buena Vista / Orlando area, be sure to book your stay. We have our next trip to Orlando in the making (we're crazy about the area, so much to see and do!!) and this is the resort where we will be paying to stay. Next time though, we're saving one day to do nothing but enjoy what LBV Resort Village and Spa has to offer.
That sounds like a great place to stay. We are heading down in August, so I might have to think about staying there.ReplyDelete
This seems like a nice hotel I would stay at....ReplyDelete
That's perfect for large families who are planning to stay for more than a couple of days. The resort looks clean and I love that the rooms and even the bathrooms are spacious! Glad yo enjoyed your stay there! And thanks for the tour!ReplyDelete
That is one disney accommodation I have not stayed at. Thanks for giving us the tour!ReplyDelete
I think I could move in there.ReplyDelete
This sounds like someplace I would enjoy. At the moment I am working on turning my bedroom/bathroom into a relaxing spaReplyDelete
What a beautiful suite with a beautiful view. My kind of outing.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day. ☺
That looks like a great place for a family to stay. I love having the kitchen items, it's much less expensive to cook in than dine out every meal.ReplyDelete
Wow what a fantastic place and I like that it has kid friendly facilities! That ship is so cool.ReplyDelete
Now that's staying in style! If you're going to do Disney, always stay on site.ReplyDelete
This one's not on Disney property, but it's perfect! I've stayed at both (on and off-site for Disney), this one has the shuttles just like the ones on-site, so it's got every single perk. It was very central to shopping and other kinds of events (we went to the Medieval Times restaurant and it was a very close drive...one of many, many things that were close by). For those who have never stayed off-site, I recommend giving it a try here. This place was so spacious, clean and really nice! We loved it. :)Delete
Looks a great place to visit! Wanna go there. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Sure looks like an awesome place indeed. I'd jump in the tub with jets hahaReplyDelete
Ohhh this looks wonderful! We will definitely have to look into this when we go next year :)ReplyDelete
What an amazing resort! Those swan towels are a fun touch! You really could save a lot of money on dining when you are able to cook all of your own food at the resort with all the extras they include. It's really like taking your home with you on vacation!ReplyDelete
i am very impressed by the layout of the room. plus the pool looks awesomeReplyDelete
We stay off site usually but stayed on site this year for the first time. It was fine, but nothing special. This place looks awesome! I'd love this.ReplyDelete
That sounds fantastic! I can't think of a better way to wind down after a day at the Magic Kingdom than to come back to a posh place like that.ReplyDelete
oh yes we so need to come and visit hereReplyDelete
This looks like a great place to stay. I will keep this in mind the next time we want to stay over by Disney.ReplyDelete
This looks like a really cool place to stay. I would love to visit here.ReplyDelete
What a great place to stay to feel at home even when you're not!ReplyDelete
That place looks awesome. Maybe we can stay there one day!
That looks like a really great suite- love the bathtub area!ReplyDelete
beautiful! I want to go there.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea for a small family! It is always easier to have a bit of space when traveling with kids.ReplyDelete
Wow what a great place to hang out. I would totally stay here.ReplyDelete
This looks like a nice, comfortable place to stay. I'd love to head down to Disney World soon.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful home away from home that is for anyone heading to Orlando. Everything you could possibly want and more!ReplyDelete
My family stayed at a similar resort and actually loved it! The pictures look amazing! Good info as I hope to take my family to Disney soon.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful resort...and I may be wrong...but I do believe we had a timeshare property under that name which we sold. We did love it though.ReplyDelete
This sounds awesome! I would love to visit a place like this!ReplyDelete
This would be an amazing vacation for us. I would love to stay in a beautiful place like this. The rooms are so comfortable looking.ReplyDelete
Okay, I'm packing right now! This looks like a fantastic place to stay!ReplyDelete
this definitely looks like a really nice place to stay. We would like to go back down there sometimes so I will keep this place in mindReplyDelete
Perfect spa for a perfect vacation! Just a few minutes from disney!ReplyDelete
I really like the overall setup of the rooms, it feels very much like home. Having a washer and dryer in the room is a great perk.ReplyDelete
I have never been to Disney. I have a friend who goes yearly and I will share this post with her.ReplyDelete
I want to stay two weeks here alone and then have family come :)ReplyDelete
It looks amazing! I'm jealous and hoping to enjoy that one dayReplyDelete
Thanks for the review. We're looking to take the kids to Disney soon and this will help.ReplyDelete
That looks like a luxurious place to spend vacation!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful property! We have been talking about a trip to Disney & I will def keep this in mind!ReplyDelete
Wow looks like a wonderful spot to stay. I love finding resorts and spas. I've never been to Florida but hope to in the years to come so I'll keep them in mind! - JeanineReplyDelete
My husband and I want to go and the part we hate the most is trying to find a hotel that we will be satisfied with. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
What an amazing looking resort! I'm all over that tub with jets! I could definitely enjoy myself there...it would be hard to leave! lolReplyDelete
Hey I can vouch for you on all this bc we stayed at this place last year for over a week. We loved and didn't want to leave!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place to have a vacation, love the bath tab corner, and those rooms are looks so comfy.ReplyDelete
In case we will be heading to Disney World, we would surely give this a try. The place looks amazing.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a great place to visit. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This looks like where we should stay when we go there! Looks awesome! Amber NReplyDelete
That's a great view. I have to cheek it out.ReplyDelete
This is a really beautiful hotel and I love that it is family-friendly. It's always nice to be comfortable when you stay in hotels and are away from home.ReplyDelete
Great review! Reminds me I need to find a great place to stay at Disneyland, maybe next year! :)ReplyDelete
Look at all the amenities! I've never seen anything like that! The washer and dryer alone is astounding! HUGE rooms, with all that kitchen equipment! Leaving out all the theme park attractions, I'd stay here just for the joy of this luxury!ReplyDelete
We are the farthest thing from a Disney family, but I like that this resort isn't on the Disney property. If we did somehow decide to go to Disney World we would definitely not want to stay on the property. This looks like a very family friendly alternative.ReplyDelete
We've driven by this resort so many times but have yet to stay. I love the pirate ship in the pool area, definitely a cool amenityReplyDelete
I like having a kitchen if I am away for more than 3 or 4 days. Funny, that hotel looks exactly like my cousin's apartment building.ReplyDelete
LOL My family has stayed there before. Loved it - so spacious and perfect for large families!ReplyDelete
It sounds like a great hotel for a family vacation! We may have to try it on our next trip to Orlando!ReplyDelete
I love that its like a fancier version of your house and less like a hotel room. I love the amenities and the fact that you have stuff to cook in though most of the time, if its a hotel stay, I prefer room service haha. Nothing beats being waited on hand and foot.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place and your suite looks amazing!ReplyDelete
This place looks amazing and that suite looks gorgeous. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep it in mind next time I go there.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place! It makes me want to pack my bags right now!!ReplyDelete
I had heard of this resort before but didn't know it was so close to the outlets - my favorite to visit! Thanks for your review of LBV Resort Village!ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks like a great place to stay. We're considering going to Disneyland in October. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
What a great place to stay while visiting Disney. I will keep this in mind for our trip down there!ReplyDelete
We stayed here in February this year as a family of 5 I have to agree with everything you have said, it was great. Couple of other points I'd like to make is there is plenty of parking on site and it was our little boys fifth birthday whilst we were there and we arranged for the room to be decorated while we were out with Trish, they did an amazing job and the cake from publix was delicious. We without a doubt will be back.ReplyDelete
Yes! This is my kind of place. It is so nice having a kitchen in the place you are staying for vacation. It helps save some money.ReplyDelete
This is so cool! It even have utensils and a mixer? Cause hey, baking is always a good idea! lolReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful place to stay :) I've never been to OrlandoReplyDelete
This looks like a great place to stay. I love that they have everything you need to be comfortable during your time there.ReplyDelete
Wow, those are some swanky accommodations. I can see coming back to relax in that suite after a long day of Disney Magic.ReplyDelete
It looks amazing. We always end up staying places with kitchens to get enough beds for all the kids, but while I like having a fridge for leftovers, I hate cleaning up after it. That's what I am on vacation for!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful place with lots of amenities and things you need , i hope i can visit orlando somedayReplyDelete
WE've talked about staying off-property next time we visit Disney. Will definitely bookmark this one!ReplyDelete
Glad to know this is near Disney. We have been looking into going this summer.ReplyDelete
LBV resort village and spa looks really comfortable. They are perfect hubs for families on vacation.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a nice place to stay. The hotel has nice amenities and equipped with facilities for the whole family:)ReplyDelete
What an amazing hotel! I would love to stay there next time I go to Disney WorldReplyDelete
What a beautiful place to stay! We are frequent visitors to the Orlando area and love to explore new places to stay. The LBV Resort and Spa is one to check out for sure.ReplyDelete
What an amazing resort! I love that it has a kitchen and washer and dryer those are a must have when traveling with kids!! Amazing that it has shuttles to Disney as well.ReplyDelete
I have been to Orlando and the Disney parks are really the main attraction there. This looks like a good place for a family to stay in. Hope the price is reasonable. I will keep this in mind.ReplyDelete
Ha! I just moved from Orlando and passed this place every week! It's cool to finally see the inside.ReplyDelete
That was such an eventful stay for you guys. Also, I had no idea about the e thing for fiance, nice tidbit there. Anyhoo, the rooms look great, perfect for families!ReplyDelete
Oh my God, how do you find time? Once I've done the parks and everything they have to offer our two weeks are up. This place does look grest though. Guess i need to plan longer holidays...ReplyDelete
I was trying to find the address of this hotel because I see that it's near Disney World and I'm wondering what place it is. Will go online and search for more info... thanks for sharingReplyDelete
As much as I go to Disney, I've never been to this hotel before. Sounds nice!ReplyDelete
This hotel is simply amazing - it is strategically located and great amenities. That tub looks enticing, I'd want to relax there and enjoy a grand time. It's very ideal for families with kids. Good thing it's near Disney World. That's a plus point, definitely.ReplyDelete
Looks like an amazing place to visit, I will definitely add it to my list. I'm always looking for new places to go.ReplyDelete
They do have a really comfortable and spacious room. I also like those tubs with jets as its relaxing taking a dip.ReplyDelete
Their rooms looks really comfortable and spacious. I also like tubs with jet as its so relaxing to take a dip there.ReplyDelete
A suite room complete with kitchen, now that looks impressive... The pool just looks spectacular! Congrats on ur son's engagement..ReplyDelete
This looks perfect for families with children as well as for only couples to reconnect.ReplyDelete
Looks like a really awesome place to spend a vacation!ReplyDelete
We stayed not to far away from here the last time we were in Florida. We were at the Sheraton Vistana Resort and it was also beautiful there. Maybe I might stop here one day because I'm sure the kids would enjoy it as well.ReplyDelete
It is simply wow! That Swimming pool view is too good. Other facilities in the room are also classy.ReplyDelete
I like the spacious room and the facilities in this resort. Going to check out more information about it.ReplyDelete
The room with the poolside view looks great. How deep was the water in the swimming pool? This is a great place to relax!ReplyDelete
The comment below is verified as accurate. Thank you Lift Laugh Lipstick. :)Delete
The Pirate Pool is a zero-depth pool in one end and somewhere between 3-5 feet on the other end! I hope that helps :)
This place looks so classic and nice! Would love to try it when I'm in the area :DReplyDelete
I am staying here this weekend and can not wait. It looks amazing.ReplyDelete
My family and I would absolutely be thrilled to visit LBV Resort Village and Spa. Such lovely rooms and photos.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous resort! I agree about the pool, it's awesome and certainly deserved to be on a not so wordless Wednesday post!ReplyDelete
This sounds like an amazing place to stay! I'm hoping to visit Disney World with my children and grandchildren within the next year or two and this would be the perfect resort to stay at.ReplyDelete