Disney's Contemporary Resort
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We have stayed at many Disney Resorts in the past but this was our first time at the Contemporary. We were pleasantly surprised...we had a great room in the garden wing with a private terrace right on the lake. Close to the pool and main building. The room was a great size for a family with 2 teenagers, much more spacious than the usual 2 queen bed hotel rooms. We enjoyed the convenience of the monorail and the fact that you can walk to the Magic Kingdom. Food was traditionally Disney overpriced, but we were expecting it.. Pool area was clean and plenty of lifeguards, not the usual Disney themed pool but our kids are older so it was great. There is also a second quieter pool behind the main pool that we didn't even realize was there until the day before we left! There is a terrace to view the fireworks from on the 4th floor, but we actually went up to the 10th floor outside stairwell and watched from the balcony there-great view and not obscured by the monorail!Would definitely recommend the Contemporary and would return ourselves.
We have always wanted to stay in the Contemporary tower and were not disappointed when we were finally able to do so. The room was beautiful and we loved the modern decor. We were on the 8th floor and had a good view of the Magic Kingdom. The only downside is that as others have said, the theme park view is mostly a parking lot view. If we were to ever stay there again I would get a bay lake view instead. Being able to walk to the Magic Kingdom was quick and really convenient. We also enjoyed the variety of restaurants choices and being so close to them. One minor issue was that the elevators were slow and sometimes we had to wait for more than one because they were full.
I was able to stay at this resort for a work conference. The resort is nice enough and the room that we stayed in was modern, spacious and comfortable. We stayed on the third floor overlooking the bay. It was a great view. There are a few dining options here from the cafe to Chef Mickey's to the Wave and California Grill. The most reasonable being the Contempo cafe. Everything is overpriced in typical Disney fashion, but if you're on vacation, why not? We were able to see the fireworks every night from the MAgic Kingdom, which was nice. Also you can take the monorail to the Polynesian, Grand Floridian and MAgic Kingdom. You can also go to Epcot, you just have to change rails at one of the transportation centers. On one of the days we were there the monorail actually broke down and it was a nightmare trying to get around by bus(Magical Express). Overall, it was a nice resort with a typical Disney feel-good vibe.
We stayed as a family at the Disney Contemporary Resort July 23-July 28th. We have always wanted to stay on property, with access to the monorail and in a resort that was more modern in aesthetic, which is what suits us the best. I would have given the hotel a better star rating, except the tub was semi-clogged (which housekeeping knew about since they cleaned it daily), the room had dark carpet that looked older than the updated fixtures and bedding and the concierge wasn't very nice when I asked for assistance to cancel a Disney dinner reservation. We had such high expectations for our trip and they were generally met, but we were a little disappointed as we expected more. I did give it 4 stars because of proximity to the park and the monorail that, when operating properly, does make it easier to get around.
Always though this was a very unattractive hotel. like a throwback to the 1970s but got a great rate and wanted to stay at a monorail hotel so off we went! When we first arrived, I was impressed at the updated modern dĂ©cor although I still was thinking "yuck, looks like an Embassy Suites, not Disney" but as the trip went on the positives kept adding up and up! I can't say enough how great it was to walk to the Magic Kingdom! This is a very easy 10 minute walk, and we did it in very hot weather as well. Its much faster than taking the monorail all the way around and on the way back from the park when the monorail lines are crazy long, it is also much faster to just walk back to your room. A very big positive! The next positive is part of what I thought was a negative but having everything in one building for the most part and in a vertical space was so so convenient. All the dining and shops are just an elevator ride away. No wandering down long and winding corridors or tramping around outside in the blazing heat or pouring rain! Sure it has the atrium look like those Embassy Suites but there's a reason they built hotels like that! The shops were great, and loved the 2 different shops they had. Actually did most of our souvenir shopping right in the hotel. Also loved the marketplace shop for the villas where we bought some bread and peanut butter to make sandwiches for my picky child. The quick service Contempo CafĂ© was good for breakfast. As for the room, it was so spacious! We had a room in the tower facing the lake which at first I thought I'd prefer looking at the park, but except for the fireworks, I think the view of the lake is more pleasant. We used the huge balcony quite a bit and sat out there eating take out dinner one night and breakfast in the morning. Loved just looking at the water, it was very relaxing. I don't know that I would feel so positive if we staying in the garden wing though which look like Soviet era housing blocks to me!The pool area had great games to play like bean toss and ping pong. Staff was friendly, beds were comfy, liked having a separate room in the bathroom for the toilet. Made getting ready easier in the morning. AC worked great, just noisy enough to drown out any excess sounds but not intrusive. Perfect for a family of five and no one had to use a rollaway or sleep on a blow up!Changed my mind about this resort and would not hesitate to stay again!
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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 ServiceÂ restaurants
- 3 Full Service restaurants, including: California Grill, Chef Mickey's,Â 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)Â
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
- Extra Info
4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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