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Featuring palm trees, a lighthouse, and Victorian-era decor, Disney's Old Key West Resort recreates the beach town feel of the Florida Keys in this villa style resort. Local attractions include Disney's Magic Kingdom® Theme Park and Epcot®. Transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort areas is available by ferry and bus.
Location: Near Epcot, 40 minutes from the airport.

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  • Lovesdisney82 :

We stayed for 5 nights in a 1 bedroom villa ( building 31). We loved it all. The villa was spacious and clean, it was great to have a balcony too. We didn't have a car and found the buses fine to use, sometimes a long wait on the way back from parks. We didn't find the size of the property an issue we could walk with ease to hospitality house or the pool at old turtle pond road. Staff are all great especially bill at concierge who went out of his way to help with our bags and the staff at the front desk for tickets and reservations who sorted out problems with tickets after getting nowhere on the phone to Disney and with guest relations.

  • reptileenthusiast : Gainesville, FL
Our Home Away from Home

We have been DVC members since I think 1994, with Old Key West as our home resort. We’ve vacationed at Disney about twice a year since then, alternating between Old Key West, other DVC properties (Kidani Village, Boardwalk, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge) depending on what parks and restaurants we want to concentrate on, and Port Orleans (when we are out of points!) We’ve always been happy with our OKW stays, and since I’ve never reviewed this property, thought it was time to do so given we just stayed there for 7 nights of a 10 night Food and Wine adventure.As described in many of the reviews below, OKW is a sprawling property; the oldest of the vacation club locations; and is themed to Key West, all in pastels, gingerbread railings, and greenery. We find this property to be special for the following reasons:1. The one-bedroom villas are so spacious and well-designed – the biggest of DVC properties. We recommend them highly (studios, in our opinion are average).2. This is a beautiful property. The resort is themed to Key West, and because of the size of the resort, never feels frenetic. While we love Disney, we are happier in a hotel that is less “Disneyfied” and calmer, and OKW certainly fills the bill.3. You can walk to and from Disney Springs! There is a paved trail open from dawn to dusk that takes you past Saratoga Springs and all the way to Disney Springs. You catch the trail not far from the South Point bus stop (just ask the folks at check in to show you the path on a map). So many amazing dining options in Disney Springs – our favorites are Morimoto Asia, Art Smith’s Homecoming, Paradiso 37, House of Blues, and Raglan Road. 4. There is nature here! A lot of mature greenery and canals providing home for awesome critters. We have seen wild otters in the waterways, which is an amazing treat. And soft-shelled turtles while we were walking the path to Disney Springs. And plenty of cardinals, blue jays, sapsuckers, ducks, geckos, and the ubiquitous anoles everywhere.5. The rooms are comfortable (especially the beds), our showers have always had strong flow with lots of hot water, free wifi has been strong and allows multiple devices, and we have consistently had clean rooms well stocked with paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap. On the few occasions that something was missing, a call to the front desk or housekeeping and everything was made right.6. We love that we can just park the car and not move it again until it is time to go home. Between the walking path and boat to Disney Springs, and the busses to everywhere else, who needs the frustration of driving anywhere?7. We love the room balconies overlooking the grounds – this is a great place to hang out and eat breakfast before heading out to the parks, or having a relaxed drink in the evenings.A few things that we think could be improved or might be problematic for some:1. The room safes are old, small, and physical key-based. Would love to see these replaced with something that my laptop would fit in and that would work with a code.2. There are no elevators to the rooms on the 2nd or 3rd floors. We are OK with that (even though we are old!) as we pack light given there are washers and dryers in the one-bedroom villas.3. There is only one table service restaurant and one quick service (which is a bit weak in our opinion). This is not a problem for us, as we rarely eat at the resort given the proximity to Disney Springs and the time we spend in the parks. But this could be a problem for others.Our recent stay was as awesome as usual – check-in was efficient; room was clean and spacious; bed was comfortable; over 7 days most busses arrived within 10 minutes with only one longer than 20 minutes; quiet pool near Turtle Pond was awesome and uncrowded; staff was friendly and helpful.We love Old Key West as it so fits our personalities and the way we like to do Disney. We highly recommend the one-bedroom villas, and can’t wait for our next stay.

  • Victoria W :
not such a great stay

I stayed at the Old Key West resort and I checked in online when I tried to get my room number the person on the phone told me I couldn't have it because the room wasn't clean yet and she was not allowed to give it out. The shower continued to leak. Our coffee maker was broken. we stayed in the family villas and no one even cleaned our garbage. It wasn't like the nice people who took care of us in Saratoga Springs. I was told I couldn't have a cab come to property because it was against security rules and then I was told that that was wrong. I did not get a bill for my stay at Old Key West and every time I tried to request one I was transferred to someone else. Disney kept leaving me messages to go to the Halloween party when I had already been to it. All they wanted was for me to spend more money.

  • goonerhater : Tulsa
Can't get much better!

Came for a quiet vacation which provided Disney for the kids, resort living for Mom with wonderful restaurants, golf and bar for Dad. This Key West style resort filled the bill. Did the Disney thing with the kids for 4 days on and off, let Mom R&R by the pool tanning her bod with a great bar nearby, and got in 3 18 hole rounds on super nice courses. What more could you want in 10 days! Would do this 3 times a year if I could. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Jim T : Middletown, Delaware
$ for $ Best Resort on Walt Disney World Property

I’d like to qualify the accuracy of my review by saying that our family has visited Disney nearly 40 times since it opened in October, 1971, and stayed at a broad variety of the on-site resorts. Our August 13th thru the 20th (2016) stay at Old Key West, in our opinion, was the best the stay yet, when compared to previous stays at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Saratoga Springs, and a number of other WDW resorts.We originally were booked at Bay Lake Tower for this stay, but BLT is currently under a “soft goods” renovation, and we could not be guaranteed that we would be placed in one of the renovated rooms. So, we switched out at the last second to a 2- bedroom villa at OKW. We were even hesitant to this because in some recent reviews, the resort was dogged over bad service, and the cleanliness of rooms (more about that later), but since we hadn’t stayed here before, we decided to give it a try.In looking at the resort map, I noticed that this resort, much like Saratoga Springs (where we had previously stayed in October, 2014) was very spread out in terms of layout. What I mean by “spread out” was the amount of space between the different hotel room buildings, Disney transportation bus stops, the hotel lobby, and amenities such as restaurants, pools, tennis courts, and other gathering areas.So, prior to arrival, I called Disney reservations, and requested a room in a building in close proximity to the “Hospitality House” which is the building containing the hotel lobby, gathering area, Olivia’s Restaurant, arcade, gift shop, and with amenities like the pool, closeby. Although Disney could not guarantee a specific location, they attached the request to our reservation, which we could actually see on-line in our “My Disney Experience” account. I’m not sure if you can book a vacation without having set up a My Disney Experience account, but I highly recommend you set this reservation “hub” up so you can keep track of your hotel reservations, personal requests, Disney Tickets, and a variety of other key pieces of your package.Through the My Disney Experience, we were able to check-in online days ahead of our actual arrival. Early check-in allows you to bypass the physical check-in at the hotel lobby desk, and go straight to your room upon arrival. No need to pick up room keys/entry cards because Disney will automatically code your magic band (which are sent to you prior to your travel and you wear to Orlando the day of your travel) to permit you entry to the room that they placed you in.Between the airport and the resort, while on the Disney Magical Express, Disney reservations texted me our room number (6231), which was a 3rd floor room, in Building 62. Building 62 was the closest building to the Hospitality House, and is also 1 of just 3 buildings at OKW that has elevators between floors. We went straight to the room when we got to the resort. Once inside, I was very impressed with the room itself. OKW was the original Disney Vacation Club resort, and were told that as the original DVC resort, designers weren’t sure how large they should make the rooms, so they erred on the larger size. as it turns out OKW rooms are the largest rooms/villas of any of the other resorts on the property. The 2-bedroom villa was listed as 1,333 sf. In all honesty, it looked much larger than that to me. They could have said it was 1,700 sf, and I wouldn’t have thought any better of it.As expected, the room had a fully equipped kitchen, with a full size refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher and toaster. There was also a full set of dinnerware, glassware, and silverware. When you’re on vacation, you may not want to prepare any meals while on-site, but if you do, you can save a significant amount of money by doing so. First-time travelers to a resort with a full kitchen may wonder how you can get food to the resort without having to go shopping in Orlando. Well, there are several different options that will help you accomplish this without having to step foot in a grocery store. Amazon offers a service, but my wife chose the “garden grocer” (www.gardengrocer.com) to fill this need. Garden grocer will ship your food and beverage order (including alcoholic beverages if you choose) directly to the resort. Disney is accepting of this service, and in fact, will receive your order for you, and keep it in a special area near the Bell services area, until you arrive. If you order items that require refrigeration, no problem…….the resort will refrigerate these items for you in a refrigerated space also at the Bell station. Once delivered, and the resort determines you are in your room, a bellhop will deliver the items to your room. Garden Grocer delivers between 5pm and 9pm at OKW. Contrary to what we had read in some other recent reviews, the room was clean – very clean. There were also references in other reviews to bad housekeeping services, and this may not have been far off. We did have some problems with housekeeping timing in terms of when the rooms were done, and if you weren’t ready for services when the housekeeping staff arrived, they may not have made it back that day. In all fairness, there are two different types of housekeeping for this property – Disney Vacation Club and hotel guest housekeeping. DVC housekeeping only provides housekeeping services every 4 days, while hotel guest housekeeping should be every day. My best recommendation for you is to make sure your cleaning is done regularly is have your family ready to leave the room when the housekeepers typically arrive, and let them in to do their thing. Also, make sure the housekeepers know you’re a hotel guest requiring daily services, and not a DVC member requiring full service every 4 days.The remainder of this property and its services were excellent. The main pool, while not on the scale of the Grand Floridian, was very nice, and a relatively short walk from our building. There are 4 other pools spread across this large property for guests who are in rooms not in close proximity to the Hospitality House. I cannot speak to the cleanliness of those pools, but I would imagine they would be similar. The main pool had poolside cocktail and food service from the a poolside bar and grill. The food at all of the hotel restaurants was decent, and for Disney food and beverage, the price wasn’t bad either (though definitely more than what you would pay at an off-site resort).The Disney transportation to and from the parks, Disney springs, the Boardwalk, etc., was very convenient to our building, and it appeared there was absolute “dedicated” service from OKW to each of the off-site locations. I bring this up because that was not the case in our last trip to Disney when we stayed at Saratoga Springs. We often made stops during that trip at other resorts to pick up and drop off people at other locations which wasted a substantial period of time traveling. Bus trips to Disney Springs, Epcot, Disney Studios, and the Magic Kingdom were each 17 minutes or less, and Animal Kingdom close to 25 minutes because of how far away it was from the OKW resort.Transportation back to the resort was also relatively quick, though if you are staying in a building close to the Hospitality House, for some reason, some of the bus drivers would bypass the main bus hub at the hospitality House and go to a stop known as the Peninsular Road station. If you go this route, then you will easily spend an addition 10 – 15 minutes on the bus as it travels throughout the OKW resort to the 6 or so other stops, until it makes its final stop at the Hospitality House main stop. If your driver takes this route, and you are staying close to the Hospitality House, then get off at the Peninsular Road Station, and walk the 100 yards or so back to the Hospitality House. As I noted, it will save you 15 minutes or so of time on the bus. This of course you have the physical strength to walk the extra distance after a long day in the parks.

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).

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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
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  • 761 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars including: Pool bar, Lounge
  • 4 pools
  • 4 whirlpools
  • Exercise area 
  • Coin-operated laundromat
  • Parking
  • Sauna
Studio includes:
  • 2 queen-size beds
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Television
  • Alarm clock
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker (coffee included)
  • Internet access
  • Kitchenette facilities including: refrigerator, microwave, sink, plates, flatware, glasses, toaster
  • Separate living area
  • 376 sq ft room
  • Maximum occupancy of 4 (2 adults required before child discount applies) 
1-bedroom villa has same as above, with:
  • 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed
  • 1 full bathroom , including whirlpool
  • Kitchen facilities including full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, blender, dishwasher, plates, flatware, glasses, cookware, sink
  • 942 sq ft. room
  • Washer and dryer
  • Maximum occupancy of 4 (2 adults required before child discount applies)
2 Bedroom Villa has same as above, with:
  • 2 queen-size beds and 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
  • 2 full bathrooms, including whirlpool
  • Kitchen facilities including full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, blender, dishwasher, plates, flatware, glasses, cookware, sink
  • 1, 333 sq.ft room
  • Washer and dryer
  • Maximum occupancy of 8, up to 4 children 
Kids Stay Free - When sharing with 2 full paying adults and when using existing bedding. Applies to all children 17 and under, special is available year-round. Maximum number of children by room category: 2 (this restriction applies to any combination of family specials).

For the Kids - Supervised children's activities, Games room and Children's playground. Babysitting available for a fee.
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 Old Key West Resort
    Orlando,United States

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Disney's Old Key West Resort
1510 North Cove Road Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8421

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