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Brian Bennett

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Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista

Reviewer's Name:

Brian Bennett

Reviewer's Email Address:

DVClubber@aol.com

Date(s) of Stay:

May 9 and 15-17, 1998

Location:

Just North West of the WDW Hotel Plaza Boulevard, West of the Crossroads Shopping Center, and on the North side of 535.

Ease of WDW Park Access:

Less than 20 minutes via car.  Time via Complementary Shuttle unknown.

Address:

8442 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

Phone Number:

(407) 239-7300

Facility Type:

Motel, 640 rooms, 5 stories, Exterior Corridors

Accommodation Used:

Standard Room

Accommodations Review:

Plain, but functional.  Not exceptional and not newly decorated, but clean and sufficient.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$56.40 / night (including tax)  rates for up to four people

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

2

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

Did Not Use

Activities/Facilities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool

Pool Description/Comments:

The pool was plain, not themed, but nice.  There was always a crowd during the mid-afternoon, but the pool was large enough to handle it.  There were too few lounges

Amenities Provided:

Towels/Supplies, Laundry, In-Room Safe, Pool, Pets Permitted ($6 fee), Complimentary Theme Park Shuttle, Airport Shuttle, Cable TV, Handicapped Accessible Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers.

Other Comments:

To conserve Vacation Club points, we stayed off-site the first night at Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista.  The hotel isn't anything to get too excited about.    It was a decent room, but just a typical room.   The price was reasonable, even with all of the local and Florida taxes, and it was close to WDW.   The hotel also had a sundries shop and a restaurant, both of which did a hefty business (at least every time we were in the lobby, which wasn't often).

We were able to check in right after lunch time (about 1pm) even though the normal check in time wasn't until 3pm.

The crib that we were given was functional, but a bit on the fragile side.   Whenever our 25 pound little guy stood up and walked about inside the crib, it tended to move around a lot.  It never really seemed unsafe, just not completely sturdy.  We did have to make up the crib bedding ourselves (a standard sheet was provided) but that's not unusual at motels.

 

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