Disney's Contemporary Resort
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This hotel desperately needs updating! It might have been contemporary in the 1970s, but not today. My husband and I stayed here during a business conference and we were very unhappy with the drab, brown on brown, color scheme, the terrible food and our room had a view of a wall right outside our window. We would never stay at this hotel again!
The Hotel was nice and located right next to magic kingdom, which was ideal with a toddler. The bell hops took their time coming to get our luggage at check out, otherwise the service was decent. The concierge was always helpful when we had questions.
We recently stayed in the Garden Wing of Disney's Contemporary Resort. We love being able to walk in and out of the Magic Kingdom without having to wait to board Disney's transportation (although we do use the monorail if the wait is short, or the kids are very tired. Disney's Cast Members are always friendly, There are several restaurants in the hotel with a variety of food choices and convenient hours. There are also several stores that sell a wide array of souvenirs, sundries, collectables and clothing. The monorail goes right through the building, which makes getting to the Ticket and Transportation Center and Epcot very easy. We previously have stayed on the Concierge level, and viewing the fireworks from your balcony is wonderful too. With younger children, it is a great way to see the fireworks without having to travel in huge crowds to exit the park, and bring them back to the hotel for bedtime. The sound of the fireworks can come though the television in the room. We really loved the Concierge level best. Having breakfast ready and waiting early in the morning, snacks during the day, and desserts out at night made it easy to keep the kids happy, and got us off to an early start. We didn't have to figure out breakfast in the park, and we could go straight to our favorite rides when the lines were shorter. I would always recommend staying as close as you can afford to your favorite park, so you can maximize your time doing what you like best.
This resort is a bit dated for the Contemporary name. Other than that the service and rooms were very nice. Easy to get around, easy parking, great location and monorail travels thru the resort. The wave restaurant has a very nice breakfast buffet with some of the best grits ever! But service is slow... especially at lunch. The lunch food we had was ok but nothing special.
Travelled with family and we have stayed at various Disney Hotels over 20 years but would rate this as one of the best. You can walk to the Magic Kingdom in under 10 minutes and with the monorail it is very quick to get to Epcot and there are buses to the other parks. We asked for a garden view and got upgraded to a Lake view room on the 4th floor (ask for the end away from Chef Mickey) and in the evening we could just walk along to the fire escape and watch the fireworks with the music being played as well. Also each evening if we were home we could see the electrical parade from our balcony. Another benefit you can go to the park for a few hours and walk home quickly for a rest and then go back again later or to another park.We always visit Chef Mickey restaurant whenever we stay and it was nice that this was in our hotel and it is always a great experience. If you have children it is the best way to see the characters at the various restaurants without having to wait for long periods to see them.We got the dining plan with our package and would rate this as one of the best deals as you can dine at any of the restaurants and you can get extras like reserved seating for parades Rivers of Light and Fantasmic which was brilliant but you need to book these early as the best restaurants get booked up many months ahead. You also get a quick service daily and a couple of snacks. With this dining plan you get refillable cups and you can fill up at your hotel with cold or hot drinks at anytime for the whole of your stay. We find we never use all of our snacks or quick services but at the end of your stay you can use for sweets, nuts etc. to take home.The hotel room was great and there are USB sockets which saves you having to take extra plugs.The fastpasses are a great idea and again you have to book these months ahead to get the best ones. Once you have used your fastpasses that you booked you can then book more fastpasses which saves a lot of time.As you are staying at a Disney hotel you get early or late hours on different parks each day.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Disney's Contemporary ResortOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
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4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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