Disney's Contemporary Resort
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Had one if the best times of.my life at this resort it truly was magical lol. Tons of dandy shops and even got to eat dinner with Mickey mouse. And whenever your ready to go to the parks and enjoy the rides you just go upstairs and hop on the train that goes right through this resort and they take you right on over to Disney!
The only reason to stay at this hotel is the walking access to the magic kingdom and monorail. Hotel is noisy, bathrooms poorly designed and do not have counter space, housekeeping is substandard, linens are worn and overall, this is not what I expected for over $600 per night for a standard room.
Stayed from Oct 8-15th in a garden wing room with garden view, first floor. Very quiet, soft beds and a lot of soft pillows! Perfect for aching feet and legs at the end of the day. When we requested a change of bed linen and extra towels, we were attended to quickly. Room service was quick, right temp, and the staff was helpful and always set up the table. Room service comes in handy after a long day when you're too tired to go downstairs for a late night snack! My only issue was with the Contempo Cafe downstairs, which gets especially busy in the late evening, when everyone returns from the parks and is waiting for 'take out' orders. There is no where to sit, unless you occupy a table, depriving someone of the seats who actually wants to eat there. This can be a long wait for your food, up to 25 minutes, which is REALLY painful to tolerate when you've been on your feet all day long. They need benches along the wall for customers waiting. Don't get me wrong, the staff at the Contempo work VERY QUICKLY, there's just certain times of the day, like at night, when a rush comes in and they struggle to keep up. We had a fridge in the room when we had leftovers, but no microwave to heat them up with. Closet has a safe, drawers, shelves, very handy. We enjoyed the proximity to the park and monorail, which you come to appreciate quickly when your legs are in pain! Totally worth the money, plan to do again, maybe again at the Contemporary, or another along the monorail route.
I was staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for a conference. I was in the main tower, on the 10th floor in a lake facing room. I’m so glad that I was able to pay the conference rate for this hotel because it’s totally not worth the standard rates. If this is what they call a Disney “Deluxe” resort, I would be terrified to see what the rooms in a standard resort looks like. My room was the main issue at the Contemporary. There were dead smashed bugs on the ceiling. Not one but quite a few. I also found one smashed on the bathroom floor, which makes me question if the floors were cleaned at all. The desk chair had a crusty dried up food like substance on one of the arms. There were various stains on the bathroom walls as well, which was gross. Luckily, I brought sanitizing wipes and did a thorough cleaning of the room. I did check the mattresses for anything unpleasant and other than some dirt (surprise, surprise), they seemed okay.The bed itself was uncomfortable, very soft; it felt like the mattress had not been replaced for a long time. The pillows were so lumpy and low quality. I didn’t like that the pillowcases didn’t seem to cover them fully either. Overall, the furniture looked worn and very tired. I was unluckily as well with the noise level. I was on the side of the hotel that is over Chef Mickey’s and it was loud. I could hear everything that was going on inside my room. Closing the door did not help, I could hear the screams, yelling, and clapping while sitting in my bed. The music from the water show that they do around 10:30PM comes right into the room as well. Like other’s have said, the elevators are an issue too. They really should let the one that goes up to California Grill run all the time. It’s crazy to keep it out of use. I did have some positives. All the cast members were really nice as well as the conference space. And I absolutely loved the mural on the elevator walls as well as the overall retro feel of the building. It is really convenient to be able to walk to the Magic Kingdom and not have to deal with any crowds.If I’m back in Orlando, I will most likely be staying somewhere else.
From reading the previous reviews, there's definitely a mixed bag out there, which can certainly be concerning. However, our personal stay was absolutely fabulous! We caught the Magic Express complimentary shuttle service to the Contemporary. I'll admit, the wait to board it was longer than expected, but the driver was very friendly, and it's a nice option to have to get to the hotel. Convenience-wise and price-wise, why not take the complimentary shuttle. Upon arrival, we were happy with the lobby area. Has a mid-century modern feel to it. Check in was a breeze - we arrived around 3pm and there was no wait at all. Our room was all set to go and the staff, right from the moment we arrived, were wonderful! We had a king bed room and the room, especially for just the two of us, was very spacious and impeccably clean. One of my biggest concerns about hotels is the cleanliness, and this one was immaculate. I was very pleased. We had a nice, large sized bathroom with two showers and two giant sinks (although, didn't love that the sinks didn't provide any counter space. That's one downside - not a lot of room to store your toiletries for the week). The bed was extremely comfortable and we loved how our Disney Magic Wristbands (think that's what they're called) allowed us to access our room, the parks, make charges to our room, etc. - the ease of it was incredible! The only complaint I would say for our room is that we were on the ground floor and, therefore, kept our blinds drawn often and it was DARK in the room without the curtains open. That would be one big thing I would recommend them improving on: looking into better lighting. I imagine if we were on another level, we wouldn't have worried about it so much. We ate at the California Grill the first night and were again impressed - the food, the ambience, the view and the service were all top notch (would recommend this restaurant for sure! And one of the reasons we ate at it was because of its Trip Advisor reviews we read). One of the biggest perks of the hotel is the walking access to the Magic Kingdom park and close access, at that, maybe a 10 minute walk. That was the biggest selling point for us wanting to stay here. We also chose this hotel for the monorail access too. It was down once during our stay, but only for maybe 5-10 minutes, and then was back up and working fine. The location was key and we were very pleased with the easy access to everything! Overall, we really enjoyed Disney's Contemporary Resort! All of the staff was so kind and knowledgeable, it is a perfect location, with comfortable rooms. Yes, it is pricey. But let's be honest, it's Disney and everything is pricey. Regardless of the price, it was not enough of a deterrent where we wouldn't stay again. We thought it was worth it for the easy access alone.
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- 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.
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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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