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Disney's Contemporary Resort

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • easy access to parks via monorail
  • Chef Mickey's, the epicenter of the character-meal world, is here
  • a launching point for romantic Bay Lake cruises

    Cons

  • a mix of conventioneers and vacationers means it can be too frenzied for the former and too staid for the latter
  • if you don't like lots of kids around, look elsewhere

Fodorite Reviews

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Disney's Contemporary Resort Review

You're paying for location at this sleek, modern resort in the heart of WDW, as the monorail runs right through the lobby, making park hopping a breeze, and offering quick respite for families in search of relief from the midday heat. Rooms in the main tower (pricier) offer great views of activities in and around the Magic Kingdom, including nightly fireworks and a lighted boat parade. For the fireworks alone, at least one dinner at the California Grill (atop the main building) is worth the tab. Bay Lake Tower offers one- and two-bedroom villas. While the resort is the perfect spot for families with youngsters eager to rub elbows with Mickey and pals, it also welcomes those on romantic getaways, and corporate travelers. The hotel offers health and wellness suites, complete with exercise equipment, non-allergic bedding, and private dining featuring organic food.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4600 N. World Dr., Magic Kingdom Resort Area, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | Map It
  • Phone: 407/824–1000
  • Location: Magic Kingdom

    Hotel Details

  • 1,013 rooms, 25 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-26-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    What I Didn't Like About This Hotel

    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.

    by Phillip_Cosgrove, 9/10/12
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    Less than magical: Disney's Contemporary

    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.

    by globehoppingirl, 4/30/07

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