Disney's Contemporary Resort
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We stayed here for 10 Nights in June and thought it might be a nice combination of Disney Parks and a Resort feeling hotel to just relax.The Location at the Monorail is great, rooms are super clean, so is the whole hotel.Staff is super friendly, But.. the Hotel feels more like a BIG station with adjacent rooms. Due to the Monorail the Hotel is always super Busy. The Waive restaurant is a windowless box in the Basement, not inviting fo breakfast or dinner. On the 2nd floor were the Monorail stops there are a couple of Cafes and Mickeys Diner but it is croweded, noisy, plastik plate food,and not at all relaxing.Fells like grabbing something at the station.I also missed a welcoming bar to just sit and enjoy a cocktail. Again a box in the Basement were you certainly don't stop if you have a 5 year old in tow.The small bar on the 2nd floor is tiny with 5 tables and always blocked by prams and peole rushing by to get into Mickeys Chef. So we had to sit in our room with a beer or take the Monorail to any of the other Hotels.The pool is clean and super secure with 3 lifeguards always on duty this must be the safest pool I ever stayed at. but very small and without any flair more for plunging not for swimming if you were looking to do some laps..Overall for what the hotel is per night I do not think it is worth it,I missed the Disney flair everyone told me about when staying in a Disney Hotel. I was dissapointed, I do not think it falls into the category resort... If you can afford the Grand Floridian, thats what I think a vacation Resort should be like.
The park facing rooms at the Contemporary provide absolutely the best view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks that I've experienced there. Sitting out on the balcony on the 4th of July with fireworks blasting from multi stations and a view of the local fireworks displays in the distance were a treat! While another hotel can provide a view of fireworks from 3 parks, on the top floors this was as close to eye level with the display as one can get! That said, beds could be more comfy, they were boards; floors/carpeting in our room were uneven.... very odd. The staff was great, attentive and professional. The little pool by the water side was just lovely even though it was not an adult pool, kids were primarily interested in the pool with the slide.Food was readily available and fast downstairs though on the salty side; lately, I have found that consistent across the various park eating venues and have mentioned to the concierge. Florida in July is just darn hot hot hot and humid humid humid.
We have been to many Disney Resorts...The Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, Pop, All Star Music...to name a few....The Contemporary is in a league of it's own. We stayed in the main tower and had a Magic Kingdom view....incredible!The staff were so helpful and pleasant! I can't say enough. They found us a room that was ready on the 8th floor for early check in...9:30 am!! We were so excited!When they found out we were there to celebrate our 24th anniversary, they sent up a bottle of champagne!! We were spoiled rotten!
This resort has been around since the beginning and even though I have been to Disney at least 25 times in the last 40 years this is my first time staying here. I was pleasantly surprised how well kept up this place is for it being so old. It is actually conveniently located especially for the Magic Kingdom. The convention facilities are great too. The cast members are very friendly and knowledgeable and love that the team runs trough the hotel and you can get on and off quickly and to your room. Since this is a higher priced resort I would wish all the rooms had balconies.
We were there for the 4th of July and I am glad the fireworks were not pointed at us! It was fantastic but still only a 20 min show. But what a show it was! The cast members were super to us and helped us out when my kid had a skin reaction that was really painful. they went so far as to call the next evening to ask if there was anything we could do. So why not 5 stars? The beds. by the 5th night I could not sleep on them. Also, the flooring of our tower room was a hack job. they needed to level and take the bumps out of them before they covered them with carpeting. Alas that will never happen but a decent mattress for the 600 bucks a night is not asking too much.
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
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4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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