Disney's Contemporary Resort
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Just returned last night from a 7 night stay on the Atrium Club level. My husband and I have decided it is not worth the extra money anymore. (We stayed here, in the same room in fact, last summer as well) While the club level boasts snacks, the amount of children pawing with their bare hands over all the food and the fact the tongs (if people care to use them) sit ON TOP of the food that's being served. So to watch people use tongs with their own hands, then place said tongs back on top of fresh fruit or pastries is gross. I would give the club level props for having a mini fridge to get sodas whenever. Our shower drain clogged every.single.night. For what you pay to use a wooden coffee stirrer to unclog your own drain, and bring up gunk that is obviously NOT YOURS, is disconcerting to say the least. Maintenance was there 2 nights in a row to no avail. Concierge wasn't that concerned. In fact, the crew working the concierge desk this trip did little to acknowledge us. Busy with their own conversations. I will say the housekeeping staff works hard and turn down service is nice. You can't beat the proximity to the Magic Kingdom and the ability to walk over (albeit a sweaty walk in the humidity) would be the only reason I could justify recommending the expense of the Contemporary.
We stayed at the Contemporary for around 3 nights at the Garden Wing, a short walk to the main building and the hotel itself was just average at best - the grounds were generally clean, there were good restaurants to have breakfast in like The Wave in the main building and we had a spacious and well-decorated family room. They provide one large bottle of Dasani water in the room each day. Main building has Chef Mickey, Disney Stores and a game arcade. What made the Contemporary stand out was the convenience and transportation options available. We walked back from Magic Kingdom with the kids to rest - the walk was relaxing and took around 10-15 minutes! The Monorail System was convenient as well as it is right in the hotel! Tip: Make sure you read the signs correctly at the MK's Monorail Station! My husband and younger daughter went back earlier and took the Monorail the other direction (away from Comtemp and past Grand Floridian etc.) and it is much longer than the usual 3 minutes via Monorail back!
For one of the more expensive Disney Locations to stop at it did not really live up to expectations.Arrival was ok, bell services were attentive and as we had a grocery order already with them they packed and were ready to go with us to the room. Check in took a while and a couple of questions we asked received answers but we got the impression that they might have guessed.We had a room in the garden wing. This is not very far from the main building, in fact I have walked further inside other hotels,and is a decent option. The room was clean and tidy and was connecting which meant we could hear them and I am sure them likewise us.The pool was pleasant if quite cold and the hotel itself was generally clean. The surprising part was that it seemed that no-one working there cared, something I do not expect from Disney. We reported a sticky ice cream mess in a stairwell one evening, It was still there when we returned 4 hours later and amazingly still there the next morning too. I would not expect this from a Disney Hotel. It is great to be able to walk to and from the Magic Kingdom and buses Hollywood Studio and Animal Kingdom were ok. Getting to and from Epcot can be slow, especially as you have to take the resort loop when you get back to the TTC.We splashed out a bit extra to stay here but in hindsight did not feel this extra money was worth it.
We stayed at the Contemporary again this year recently, this time upgraded to the Atrium Level. We had a Bay Lake view this time. The Concierge level is on the 12th floor,and cannot be accessed unless you use your magic band to activate the floor when you step into the elevator. If you are a Suite Level Guest that's on the 14th floor, with a smaller lounge area. Firstly we were greeted by the Concierge in the Lobby with her ipad, she checked us in, got our magic bands, and escorted us up to our floor. The staff are wonderful! Everyone we encountered treated us like royalty. Our room was identical to the one we stayed in last year, sans the lounge. We arrived at 2pm, and they had lite snacks, popcorn, rice crispy treats things like that. They have a very nice coffee/espresso machine. At 5pm we went back and had the most wonderfully tender beef short ribs, and other snacks. They also have a bartender, for beer and wine. The short ribs are not there every night, we were there on Wed., so hopefully you have a chance to experience it. We went back later at 8pm for dessert and cordials. They have bottles of Bailey's, Amaretto, Grand Marnier, and it's all help yourself, free pour. The desserts were good, mostly small cups of different custards. The cookies were pretty underwhelming. Next morning we had breakfast, mostly cold cuts, bagels ( a little stale) oatmeal, and hard boiled eggs, nothing really impressive. Only you can decide if it's worth the $200 per night upgrade. That's per room, not person.
Last minute booking so they only had the garden view room left. I was a little disappointed because I was hoping to get a room in the main building. Checked in around 4-5 pm and no wait. Customer service at the lobby was excellent. Garden view room is about 10 mins walk to hotel lobby and the elevator was kind of slow. Room was cleaning and service was good. They give you one big bottle of Dasani water each day for in room Coffee/Tea. So bring some bottle waters for the parks. Felt safe in the hotel since they have security checking at the gate. Monorail was a plus coming back from Magic Kingdom after a long day in the park ( first stop). We walked from the hotel to Magic Kingdom and you go thru separate security check point which was another plus to avoid other crowds. Pool was fun with pool side activities. We made Mickey dye tie shirts during our day at the pool ($17 per shirt). There is always stuff to do so be sure to check out the daily itinerary. To my surprise, we could actually see partial fireworks from our room but you could also go to the main build on 4th floor balcony to see the fireworks. We tried Chef Mickey restaurant during our last night so the kids can have pictures and autographs with the characters. Expensive in my opinion with so so food selections. Good to experience with children but probably won't do it again. There is an arcade room and gift shops in the main building. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you Disney.
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- 1293 Guest Rooms
- 2 Quick Service¬†restaurants
- 3 Full Service restaurants, including: California Grill, Chef Mickey's,¬†Contempo Cafe
- Pool bar
- 24 hour room service
- 2 Pools, including: 6500 sq ft with water slide and waterfalls
- Interactive Water Fountains
- 2 whirlpool spas
- Marina/boat rental
- Water cruises
- Water sports
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Health club
- Massage services
- 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 single sofabed
- Full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Maximum occupancy of 5, up to 3 children (2 adults required before child discount applies)¬†
For the Kids - Children's playground and Video Arcade. Babysitting available for a fee.
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Disney's Contemporary ResortOrlando,United States
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4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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