We stayed at Grande Villas for two weeks and loved the resort. We stayed in the Deluxe Studio and it was perfect for the two of us. The king size bed was really comfy and the whole apartment was spotless. All of the staff were really helpful and always went the extra mile.
We didn't spend much time by the pool but we loved the mini golf and tennis court and also made good use of the deli (the pizzas are really good).
We didn't have a car and were initially concerned that we wouldn't be able to get about easily as there are no free shuttles. As it turned out, we were able to walk to lots of the restaurants (Olive Garden, Joe's Ceab Shack, Denny's etc.) There is also a Winn-Dixie supermarket about a 10 minute walk away. For the parks we got ubers, which worked out at about $9 each way.
Overall, we'd thoroughly recommend Diamond Resorts and will definitely be returning!
Traveller from London
In the secluded Lake Buena Vista community 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Downtown Disney Area, this hotel is less than 4 …More
Very nice place to stay with lots of activities for the family. Short drive from the airport and to the theme parks. I wish we knew ahead of time that there is no swimming in the lake due to alligators.
Traveller from Mich
Family fun surrounds the lakefront Grand Beach by Diamond Resorts. The Downtown Disney Area is a 12-minute drive, and Magic …More
Hotel is in an area with a bunch of other hotels. It seems it is safe to walk around at any time.
There are mini markets and a shopping center near by (10-15 mins walk).
It's 15-20 mins from Disney and Universal.
Traveller from US
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Bryan, SeaWorld® Orlando, and Downtown …More
Pocket Guide: Orlando Disney Springs™ area - Lake Buena Vista Hotels
Downtown Disney ® area is Disney for the adult set. Here, restaurant options range from fast-food fare to white-linen service. Entertainment choices include dancing, live music, and a multiplex cinema. Shops offer children's toys, as well as Harley-Davidson gear and hand-rolled cigars. Downtown Disney ® area's other appeal is its proximity to both non-Disney and Disney-owned golf courses.