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Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location for seeing a show. A bit noisy due to highway but all in all lovely stay.

Enjoyable. Rooms vary on size and comfort. Breakfast delicious. Great staff.

The pictures of the bed and breakfast lead you to believe you will stay in the historic house; however, that is not the case. There is a motel next to the home in which you will stay. There are no pictures of this motel nor does the description indicate this. The closest thing to false advertisement I have seen. Caveat emptor

This B&B was fantastic! Close to downtown but tucked away with ample parking, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the outdoor spaces were absolutely gorgeous. I would absolutely stay here in the future and have already gushed to several people about my experience! Literally my only complaint was that breakfast, which was actually really delicious, was the same several days in a row which was a bit disappointing.

My husband and I had a terrific time staying in the Dr. Phillips house at The Courtyard. We very much enjoyed looking at all of the antiques we enjoyed the food each morning at breakfast staff was friendly and helpful and our room---we did not want to leave it. Just an overall fantastic experience!

Had a lovely time in Orlando for our friends wedding. Hotel was unique and a much better price then the other options in the area. Easy to walk to downtown restaurants and all the wedding festivities

The location was great, it was very convenient for going to the Amway center and a quick drive down to Universal.

This is NOT a courtyard Marriott! It’s a beautiful, historical complex. I had an amazing apartment with kitchen and living room. Only problem was limited parking - but I’d stay here any time I’m in the Orlando area.

Lucerne is actually more of a B and B retreat. Breakfast was decent. Fresh fruit each day was a bonus. It was pleasant to sit out on the porch and look out onto the courtyard with fountain. On the other hand, bathrooms are small but clean. The showerhead was really nice because you didnt have to stay in longer than you had to. The sofabed needs a new mattrress. Another customer complained about his sofabed as well. The Lucerene is in a great location right near downtown Orlando, very near I-4 and the 408 tollway. Only 12 mins. From Leu Gardens. Don't miss out on Lido's italian restaurant. Desk staff recommended it, and it was delicious. (On south orange between kaley and michigan ave. On the east side of orange.) This hotel is good for a short stay.

The hotel room needs to be updated, the carpet was old. The rooms had a funny smell. The staff was helpful and courteous! Fresh paint, wood floors would help, new comforters, flat screen t.v. etc!

This is not at all what it appears. They show you a picture of a victorian looking cottage, but that is only one small piece. The rest of it is a cheesy old apartment (think college) building that has been adapted. It appears, very obviously, to date to the early 70's, and has clearly never been updated. If that "look" was the intent, however distasteful, that would be one thing. Unfortunatley, the peeling paint and cracked caulking tell a different story - it's just old and in need of repair. In addition, all of the rooms have exterior entrances, and it is directly adjacent to an overpass with a large homeless population about 30 yards away. Just what I was looking for.

When Jackson Browne sang about an abode "in the shade of the freeway," he wasn't referring to the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne, though one of the parking lots is in fact under an off-ramp. And this lovely little hotel has no relation to the Marriott sub-brand, either. This hostelry takes its name from the fact that the three three historic structures (from different periods in Orlando's history) form a tree-lined courtyard at the dead end of a lane. With its setting adjacent to Lake Lucerne, it's hard to believe you are in the middle of downtown Orlando. But you are, and other than the huge Disney and Universal complexes south of town, much of what a visitor to Orlando might seek is within walking distance. I've stayed in the elegant Philips House and enjoyed its 19th-century charm, as well as The Wellborn, converted from a Deco-era small apartment building with architectural nods to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Wellborn features lovely three-room suites that have retained their period charm with furnishings and baths. The complimentary breakfast serves to further set this Courtyard apart from the nation-wide brand of the same name. A high-end B&B might provide a more sumptuous repast, but the morning fare here is way better than the you-get-what-you-pay-for "free" breakfast that travelers endure -- or perhaps better ignore -- at most similarly-priced mid-range business chains. And the breakfast room on the first floor of the Norment-Parry is a charming B&B dining room writ large. A very pleasant and spacious room in which to prepare for the coming day.

We were truly delighted with The Courtyard. The grounds were beautiful and the room was very comfortable. Would definitely stay again!!

Arrived early evening and discovered light refreshments were being served and after a comfortable night's sleep I awoke to enjoy a delightful morning breakfast. It is located next to a nice residential area with easy access to the highway. Highly recommend this hotel.

This lovely B and B is nestled amongst greenery, mature trees brick walkways and cute tables and chairs. The complimentary happy hour and full complimentary breakfast was far better than expected The buildings may not be new but this fact and antique furnishings add to the character of the place. The comfort an;d cleanliness was outstanding and t;he staff could not be more helpful. I had a few requests and they did everything possible to meet them. After a long , hard day day of work it was great to be far from the maddening crowd yet still downtown.

We were in town for a concert and found The Courtyard on Orbitz and had never stayed at a bed and breakfast and couldn't beat the price to try. It was within minutes of the Amway Arena for our show and Downtown Orlando nightlife. The atmosphere and rooms are not only immaculate and romantic, the staff are extremely friendly and are full of knowledge about the historical Courtyard as well as the area. We truly did not want to leave and will definitely return. This time we stayed in the Art Deco Wellborn Suites which are quite spacious, and will have a difficult time choosing which bldg/room we want next time as there are so many beautiful rooms.

Very nice suite. Lovely antique furniture. Easy access from parking. Kitchnette with microwave and coffee make. Very enjoyable and nice.

I arrived quite late (after midnight) at the hotel due to a delayed flight. The location is close to the highway but nicely protected by trees and foliage. In spite of my late arrival, I was warmly greeted by a staff member and offered a carafe of wine to take back to my room. The room was spacious, clean and furnished with antiques. Bathroom amenities were negligable (bring your own!). The bed was comfortable although the bed covering was a bit "tired" and worn. I had to crawl under a table to find a plug for my phone charger. Breakfast in the morning was a generous buffet serviced by two warm and friendly staff members. I would return for a pleasure visit, but the inn is definitely not set up to accomodate business travelers.

Really liked this place. It was like something out of a poirot episode. The furnishings and artwork were all really nice. The only issue i had was the traffic noise at 4am (that is not when i was hoping to get up). I kept hearing back up beeping noises from trucks. Other than that it was really fun. We walked over to church street and loved that area where there were multiple cool restaurants to choose from.

211 N Lucerne Cir Orlando FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Orlando, Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando City Hall. This 30-room bed & breakfast has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to Orange County Regional History Center and Mad Cow Theatre.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

The 30 rooms are air-conditioned and have refrigerators and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

Courtyard at Lake Lucerne offers free WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing.

Room options

Premium room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Everyone (3) Couples (4) Business (8) Family (4)
4

convenient to downtown.

Everyone

Great location for seeing a show. A bit noisy due to highway but all in all lovely stay.

By on Jan 23, 2017

4
Everyone

Enjoyable. Rooms vary on size and comfort. Breakfast delicious. Great staff.

By on Mar 24, 2016

1

misleading advertisement of room!

Everyone

The pictures of the bed and breakfast lead you to believe you will stay in the historic house; however, that is not the case. There is a motel next to the home in which you will stay. There are no pictures of this motel nor does the description indicate this. The closest thing to false advertisement I have seen. Caveat emptor

By , from Tampa on Mar 10, 2016

5

hidden gem!

Couples

This B&B was fantastic! Close to downtown but tucked away with ample parking, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the outdoor spaces were absolutely gorgeous. I would absolutely stay here in the future and have already gushed to several people about my experience! Literally my only complaint was that breakfast, which was actually really delicious, was the same several days in a row which was a bit disappointing.

By , from Colorado on Feb 25, 2016

5

wonderful get-a-way!

Families

My husband and I had a terrific time staying in the Dr. Phillips house at The Courtyard. We very much enjoyed looking at all of the antiques we enjoyed the food each morning at breakfast staff was friendly and helpful and our room---we did not want to leave it. Just an overall fantastic experience!

By on Oct 24, 2015

4

wedding in downtown orlando

Couples

Had a lovely time in Orlando for our friends wedding. Hotel was unique and a much better price then the other options in the area. Easy to walk to downtown restaurants and all the wedding festivities

By on Feb 9, 2015

4

great location, great price

Couples

The location was great, it was very convenient for going to the Amway center and a quick drive down to Universal.

By on Dec 23, 2014

5

more of a b&b than hotel

BusinessTravelers

This is NOT a courtyard Marriott! It’s a beautiful, historical complex. I had an amazing apartment with kitchen and living room. Only problem was limited parking - but I’d stay here any time I’m in the Orlando area.

By on Nov 26, 2014

3

hotel 2014 revuew

Families

Lucerne is actually more of a B and B retreat. Breakfast was decent. Fresh fruit each day was a bonus. It was pleasant to sit out on the porch and look out onto the courtyard with fountain. On the other hand, bathrooms are small but clean. The showerhead was really nice because you didnt have to stay in longer than you had to. The sofabed needs a new mattrress. Another customer complained about his sofabed as well. The Lucerene is in a great location right near downtown Orlando, very near I-4 and the 408 tollway. Only 12 mins. From Leu Gardens. Don't miss out on Lido's italian restaurant. Desk staff recommended it, and it was delicious. (On south orange between kaley and michigan ave. On the east side of orange.) This hotel is good for a short stay.

By on Jun 5, 2014

3

hotel experience at lake lucerne

Families

The hotel room needs to be updated, the carpet was old. The rooms had a funny smell. The staff was helpful and courteous! Fresh paint, wood floors would help, new comforters, flat screen t.v. etc!

By on Jun 6, 2013