Disney's Contemporary Resort
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Resort was gorgeous, staff was nice and helpful, room was clean and spacious. Very hard to get into any restaurants within the hotel. I felt the pool closed too early in the evening and I had an issue at the concierge desk. Zakee was pleasant and upbeat but being a first time Disney visitor he overloaded me with where to go first, second, third mapping me back and forth all over the park. Helpful yes but also overwhelming because I don't even know where things are. Then, while paying he said the visa gift cards would not apply properly leaving me $5 on each. (Come to find out later there was only $1.00 on each so either he applied the extra $4 on each and didnt know or he took my money!) Then he insisted on taking cash next even though I had several disney gift cards. He left me with $25 on three seperate cards that he would't apply, rather than taking the cards first and leaving me with cash incase I didn't spend the rest on my visit; not to mention the money I was now missing. I was given no receipt for proof of transactions when buying the park tickets. If I return I will need a receipt for everything and things will be done my way.
Have stayed at this hotel 7 times from 1976 until 2017. The resort has evolved with age. The ultimate attraction is the proximity to the Magic Kingdom, which is DisneyWorld to many. We've stayed in the Tower ( both Theme Park view and Bay Lake view) and Garden wing. If you stay in the Tower you have much shorter walks to/from the monorail and excellent views. If you stay in the Garden wing you'll save a bit on price but if you don't mind extra steps then it's okThe rooms are very spacious with plenty of outlets, nooks for storing travel items, and feeling of relaxation. Both the Tower and Garden room dimensions are the same. The only reason I can't give top rating is the price. And it's really the same year round. If you can catch this resort with the dining plan it's a little easier to stomach, no pun intended.
We took a last minute trip to Florida in an RV that was promised to sleep 6 adults comfortably ... It did not. With only room for 3, we were forced to get hotel rooms for the duration of the trip. So when we reached Disney, I decided to splurge on The Hospitality Suite at the Contemporary, so we'd have some room to move about after being cramped in the motorhome. Check-in was very efficient and then we proceeded to lug our suitcases for what seemed a mile long walk to the Garden View wing to get to our rooms. First I must say the room looked nice; however the room overlooking the garden and the Park, was actually peering out onto the parking lot with some scattered trees blocking some of the cars ... Creative marketing, I presume, as there was no garden, nor a view of the Park. There were however three bathrooms. This was a great feature, but I'd have traded one or two of them if the couch or the beds were comfortable ... They were not. The pull out bed in the couch could only be described as sleeping on concrete, so the next night I slept on the other couch without a pull out, which was equally uncomfortable. To be fair, I rented another room with a king bed for my other daughter and her husband; and they found that bed comfortable. We did like the convenience of the monorail inside the hotel to take us to the parks and The Wave restaurant; so much so that my kids wanted to stay another day ... Off to the check-in desk for a totally different experience from the first. For some reason it took over 50 minutes for them to check us out and than into two more rooms. I was ready to pull my hair out, especially as I wanted to go to another hotel rather than stay another night here in their "garden view" rooms. I would have been more agreeable to a Tower room, but was told none were available. So the big move from one room to the other started ... after waiting an hour for the bellhop necessitating three calls and still no bellman; we started off on our own dragging a ton of shopping bags and luggage, what seemed another mile further from the main building. When we checked out, we knew to call an hour earlier than needed. Another thing that I found lacking was that I didn't find a Disney presence in this hotel; I couldn't wait to stay inside an in park hotel but was sorely disappointed that I couldn't see it anywhere except at the Cafe upstairs or the merchandise sold in the shops.
This was truly a magical stay with my family. We arrived on the Magical Express and our person that checked us in told us where our room was with details and off we went to the Grand Canyon Concourse! I loved how everything was all in great convince and not spread out! The room was gorgeous, very well themed, and spacious! All our requests were met: High floor and far from elevator! Walking distance from the Magic Kingdom was nice. Monorail to Epcot was also fantastic! I cannot forget about the food! California Grill was excellent and has the best mac n cheese on property! And had a great view of WISHES! Chef Mickey's and the Wave were also not to disappoint!
25 minutes to check in when you have a reservation at bay lake towers and check in on line is ridiculous. especially after a long flight and a magical express that dropped u off at the wrong location is ridiculous. nice hotel but not worth the money.
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- 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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