Disney's Contemporary Resort
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I stayed her for three nights earlier this month on a solo trip. I had a garden wing room that faced the lake, so I had a lovely view, but I guess you can't count on a lake view. My room was large and clean and had plenty of storage and closet space and plenty of electric outlets. The bathroom had two sinks that were rather flat and shallow, but they worked well enough; at the same time, they offered a lot of counter space for toiletries and other things, so I used one sink for that purpose.The location of this hotel can't be beaten, as it's within a short walk of the Magic Kingdom and the monorail runs through it, You can also take a boat directly to the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness and the monorail to the Polynesian and Grand Floridan resorts and also to Epcot. It was really nice to be able to walk to and from the MK instead of having to deal with crowds at a bus or boat.I did find the overall theming of this resort to be too modern and sterile, both in the room and throughout the resort. It is good futuristic theming of this kind, but not to my taste.Is the high cost of this resort worth the location? It depends on how affordable you would find the cost. Good luck deciding!
We paid $500/night for a theme park view on the 9th floor. The view was incredible and our 15 month old loved watching all the action in the morning. The room was a good size with a decent bathroom, and some of the best amenities were a Keurig, fridge, and a large HDTV. Some of the detractors were:1. The two bathroom sinks are large and square, so it's difficult to get anything to go down the drain unless you splash water on the offending materials (e.g., toothpaste).2. No USB ports in the room...come on, it's 2017!3. Beginning around 7am every morning you can hear Chef Mickey's (kids screaming, music playing, plates banging, etc.). It makes for a festive atmosphere but not when you're trying to sleep.4. I don't understand why they have security checks before you go on the Monorail as it's truly security theater (if someone wants to get something illegal on the Monorail, it wouldn't be hard), and it only delays everyone wanting to board. There are *many* better ways to do this, and I felt no safer with their checks.5. There were frequent logjams at the elevators on the 1st and 4th floors as the elevators are small.6. The back area has a nice-sized pool, but it's a sea of stone pavers so it's not as nice as the Polynesian or Grand Floridian. Less pavers, more trees!We had a nice stay overall, but I mention the detractors as this is NOT a hotel that is close to other $500/night hotels. You're paying for Disney and the closeness to the Magic Kingdom, not for a 5-star hotel experience.
Front desk staff were great!The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the Magic Kingdom. Room was super!Modern, clean and spacious. Housekeeping staff was wonderful. The view was stunning especially nice for watching the fireworks from the balcony. Make sure you reserve your room for the resort view if you want to watch the fireworks and look over the Magic Kingdom.
The rooms have been upgraded and are lovely. super comfy beds, pillow,sheets. Nice bathroom, towels, products too. We overlooked the lake and it was quiet and serene. Also get to see the barges with the parade go by at night which was fun. Being on the monorail is a treat of course! We ate at the California Grill up on the top which I would not do again. Food was not worth what we paid. I sent the fish back because it was underdone and not hot. Came out a second time the same. View is lovely.
What can I say? It is a short walk to The Magic Kingdom, on The Monorail, on Bay Lake, views, fireworks, what else would you ask for? Oh maybe better food at Contempo Cafe...frozen burger party's, canned corned beef on the flatbread, skimpy frozen chicken patty, I would pay a few dollars more for real,food. I will say California Grill did not disappoint.
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.
Resort Location Map
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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