Dates of travel: November 3-10, 2012.
Room number: 3214.
I'm a travel agent located in Pennsylvania who recently traveled to Disney World. With 9 people in our party, our obvious choice was a 2 bedroom villa. We decided on Old Key West for a number of reasons - some of the largest rooms on Disney property, quiet and my husband's family used to own Disney Vacation Club and their home resort was OKW.
We arrived on Saturday around 12pm and it was busy at check-in. We were taken care of in a few minutes, though, but told our room was not ready. I had a few requests on my reservation, namely a room on the first floor, close to a bus stop and a dedicated 2 bedroom unit. When our room was finally ready, we were happy to see all of our requests were taken care of!
The 2 bedroom villa is HUGE with plenty of room to spread out. The dedicated 2 bedroom villa simply means the second bedroom with 2 queen beds has a sink outside of the bathroom instead of a kitchenette. Again, with 9 people we decided it was better to have more sink/mirror space to get ready in the mornings. The master bathroom was probably the largest bathroom I've ever seen in a hotel. We loved it!
It was very convenient having the full kitchen as well. We ate breakfast in the villa and even cooked a few dinners. It definitely cut down our overall cost of food. It was stocked with all of the plates, cups, flatware, etc. Another great benefit is the washer/dryer!
Thankfully we were a few steps away from the bus stop. I've heard some complaints that it can be loud next to a bus stop, but we did not have this problem at all. In fact we didn't hear anything while in our villa. It was like we weren't even on Disney property at all, it's that quiet!
The ONLY problem I had (and I couldn't drop the hotel in rating because of it because it's a Disney-thing, not a hotel-thing) Is the bus service. We really didn't have to wait more than 5-10 minutes for a bus, but it's a looong way from the hotel to the theme parks. This has been a common issue with almost every hotel that's either not on the monorail loop or behind Epcot.
We are planning a trip next year for the same week but are looking to possibly try out another DVC property. But if all else fails, I (and the rest of my family!) would return to OKW in a heat beat. Don't hesitate to book this property!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Disney's Old Key West Resort is a 761-room Resort that conjures up the leisurely romance of the Florida Keys. Discover the tranquil community of Conch Flats—an island hamlet of brilliant green landscapes, pastel-colored Victorian architecture and ornate gingerbread accents. Nestled among swaying palm trees, shimmering waterways and the lush golf fairways of the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, the Resort's Guest rooms include studio, one-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom Villas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Disney`s Old Key West Hotel Orlando
- Old Key West Resort
- Disneys Old Key West Hotel
- Disney Old Key West Resort
- Key West Disney
- Disneys Old Key West Resort