Fairfield Inn and Suites Lake Buena Vista (Orlando area)

Discussion created by razorbackfan on Jun 20, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2012 by tef6178

We spent 3 nights at this category 4 hotel located near the Walt Disney World parks.  It is an official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotel.  We stopped by early the morning of our check-in just to leave our luggage; however, we were able to check-in and were upgraded to a 1-bedroom suite.  The room smelled a little funny so we turned the AC up higher and left for a day at Animal Kingdom.  When we returned, the room still smelled funny so we asked to be moved and were moved with no problem.  The new room smelled just fine.  The  suite bedroom in this property is actually separated from the hallway by the living room and bathroom so the noise is minimal.  I had expected noise from children on Disney overload, but this was never the case.  According to the website, there is a complimentary scheduled shuttle to the Disney parks. 


The hotel has a gameroom with XBox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles.  There is also a library full of children's books.  The pool area was usually filled with swimmers.


We tried to eat breakfast early before the breakfast room filled up.  It was still pretty busy early, but the attendants did a good job of keeping all the food replenished.  On our last morning, the manager was helping out by cleaning the tables as guests left.  I stopped him for a minute to tell him we had had a nice stay and what good reports are on Trip Advisor.  He writes a comment to most of those reviews. 


There are lots of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel (and many more within a short drive).  We enjoyed early casual dinners at Moe's Southwest Grill and Fuddrucker's.  Our last evening we chose to order pizza for take-out from the restaurant in the shopping center in front of the hotel.  We ordered the pizza and chose to wait for it.  At one point, the hostess told us it would be about 15 minutes.  We waited and waited, but they never called our name.  When we went to check why it was taking so long, it had just been sitting there.  It was average pizza and we had to reheat it in the microwave in the room.  We wouldn't get pizza there again.


We recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.