You're paying for location at this sleek, modern, luxury resort next to the Magic Kingdom, as the monorail runs right through the lobby, making park hopping a breeze, and offering quick respite for families seeking relief from the midday heat. Rooms in the main tower (pricier) offer great views, including nightly fireworks and lighted boat parade. Bay Lake Tower offers one- and two-bedroom villas. For the fireworks, or a spectacular sunset view, at least one dinner at the California Grill (on the 15th floor of the main tower) is worth the tab. Perfect for families with youngsters eager to rub elbows with Mickey, the Contemporary also welcomes those on romantic getaways, and corporate travelers.
Sep 10, 2012
Foul tasting drinking water. No vending machines. You'll have to go down to the lobby or call Room Service. VERY slow elevator service Pricey ordinary food. Downtown Disney needs more shade. Most miserable hotel experience of my entire life.
Apr 30, 2007
I have stayed at the Contemporary in the past, and returned for 5 nights in April. I was placed in the "south tower", which is not located in the main building. I asked to be on a waiting list for a room in the main building, but was never offered the option to move rooms, even after 10 of my colleagues checked out. The room and bathroom were filthy. The floors were never cleaned, even after I requested. Many days the trash wasn't removed and towels
weren't changed. Despite the recent room updates, the hotel is simply not kept up and has very poor service. Also, employees often congregated to smoke on the walkway from the south tower to the main building. Due to my stay at the Contemporary, my visit to Disney was less than magical.