I had booked the HI LBV Resort for 6 nights for my family (wife, I, 3 1/2 yr old, and 10 mo old) in early April. Got a nice rate thru my wife's corporate discount, total including fees and tax was just over $600 for the 6 nights.
As I always do, I price shopped a few more hotels to make sure I was getting the best bang for the buck. Have to have a least a suite type arrangement - did not want a regular hotel room. Also, the HI LBV did not have a free breakfast. I came up with the Comfort Suites Maingate East and the total price for 6 nights is about $570 including tax. Breakfast included, gets good reviews, nearly as close to WDW as the HI.
Has anyone there stayed at either of these places? Which is a better bet? Is the pool significantly better at the HI? Just curious.