View Full Version : Back from a great stay at Marriott Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista

11-26-2011, 07:11 PM

We stayed here for 5 nights using Marriott reward points, so didn't have to pay anything. It was great!! I initially had booked another Marriott (The re-branded Fairfield Inn), but for 20,000 more points, I was able to get the Family Suite here. Plus I felt more secure in this location, being that I was traveling alone with 2 kids, and the FI had a few complaints about feeling secure amongst other things. Free breakfast and parking, proximity to WDW, plus the space was the appeal for this location.

The location was great, about 1 minute from the Disney gates, about 5 minutes, if that to DTD. About 10 minutes to MK. Our suite was very spacious and clean. The kids loved their bedroom area, which doesn't have a wall or door, but was still cute. We had a room overlooking the pool. They said the pool was heated, but there is no way. It was freezing. It was slightly warmer than the small kiddie pool, but my kids were turning blue. I have yet to find a heated pool at a Marriott to be honest. Hot tub was toasty though!

They have an awesome FREE hot and cold breakfast buffet in the morning in a large dining area. The food was great and much more than I expected. The best part... free MICKEY WAFFLES with the DIY waffle makers. Kids got a kick out of them! I've paid $10+ for these at POP, so I was happy! They also offer food in the evening on certain days, but we were never back in time to take advantage of that.

They also offer a free shuttle which we did not utilize. It only goes to Epcot at specific times of the day. 3 in the morning, 3 in the evening. I believe it shares with the resorts next door also (Hilton and something else).

Overall it was a great stay in a great location, and we would stay there again!

A few pics!








Oops, meant to post this in the reviews sub-forum, sorry!

11-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Off topic - but where did you find that adorable red & white luggage?

11-27-2011, 10:25 AM
Thanks for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have stayed there three times with my family using my Marriott points and we have always absolutely loved it. Their breakfast is awesome, plus we have saved $$ on dinner by eating at there evening reception. The pool is great and the staff is always friendly.

11-27-2011, 11:38 AM
Off topic - but where did you find that adorable red & white luggage?

Marshalls a couple of years ago! Someone on our plane had the exact set....almost walked off with one of their bags! Luckily the dad came over and said he had the same luggage, and i chuckled thinking he was kidding lol. It holds a lot...packed all three of us in those two suitcases

11-27-2011, 01:53 PM
My favorite Marriott when visiting WDW. Glad you had a great stay!