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Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #33 of 328 hotels in Orlando
Illinois
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“"Great Location"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here over 4th of July with our entire family and could not had a better time. It is located just a few minute walk to The Magic Kingdom or a short monorail ride. Our room was a 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen and it was really nice and clean. We were on the 14th floor and had a view of Bay Lake from the room and a view of space mountain from the balcony.We did not watch the 4th fireworks from the hotel but did watch them on the 5th from the walkway and it was great.
The pool area was great and it has a marina with jet skis and boats to rent. It is only a short walk across a walkway to the monorail and restaurants. Be sure to try this place when you come to Disney. Megan at the front desk was great for our check in would like to have her working for me.

Room Tip: Get a high floor to get a view it is worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time 7/1-7/5/14 at Walt Disney World. We stayed at the Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and it was perfect for our family. We had help planning our vacation with Robyn Ayers from Dream Makers Vacation Services (who we use exclusively for ALL of our travel) and she was amazing. Robyn provided quick answers to my many questions (first time travelling to Disney with a 22 month old) and gave helpful guidance and suggestions.

We chose Bay Lake Towers due to the proximity of the Magic Kingdom and being on Monorail. We knew we would primarily visit Magic Kingdom with our little girl, so this was the perfect location. We rented a one bedroom suite, which had a separate bedroom, and living area--2 full bathrooms and a full kitchen and washer and dryer. The resort out a pack and play in the living area where our daughter slept. all of the conveniences of home and gave us the needed amenities with the flexibility "eat in" if we desired and even do a couple loads of laundry before we returned home---that was great not having to unpack and wash everything once we returned home---

our room overlooked the Bay Lake and my husband and I could watch the water parade every evening at 9:30 pm on our balcony after our little girl went to sleep. The resort was very clean and the pool at Bay Lake was very nice and we could even use the pool at the Contemporary as well. Both pools also had splash areas for the kids which our little one loved.

It was a great trip and we look forward to returning to this resort next time we visit Disney. Please let me know questions :)

have a magical day !!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croydon,PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alright here is my take on Bay Lake Tower. Being a DVC Member Family we loved this hotel. Others have stated rooms are tight yes they can be if you have more than 3 people in the studio rooms. The rooms are not over the top for in your face Disney it is subdued in that respect. We were in room 7637 the floor right above the skybridge walk on the Lake side. The beds are comfortable for regular mattress I sleep on a memoryfoam oing size bed at home so a queen size bed for me is a downside. Now for the showers. Be warned that the spray is like surgical needles they are high pressure nozzles. TIP: use the toggle under thre waterhandle to adjust to a lighter spray amount. This helped greatly and my 13 Year old discovered this tidbit. The tub is short but to emphasize i am 6 foot 3 inches tall. If you have chance to stay here do it. The Staff is phenomenal and are very attentive to any inquiry or request.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Egypt, New Jersey, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 6 wonderful nights here. It is in a great spot to get to Magic Kingdom and the surrounding resorts. Because of this you have many dining options in a close proximity. As well as the ability to walk to the kingdom or take the monorail. We stayed in a studio that was immaculate and in a great location near elevators and the walkway to the contemporary. Kitchenette comes with sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and plenty of storage. Great for quick breakfasts. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pleasant valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was clean and comfortable but the 1 bedroom was smaller than I was expecting. No complaints about service which was excellent. We were able to get in early. I think I was spoiled because I stayed in Grand Floridian villas first which was more luxurious and spacious. However Bay Towers had 2 separate bathrooms whereas the 1 bedroom at G.F. only had 1 which was inconvenient at times. Also the balcony entrance at Bay Towers was behind the living room chair so that always had to be moved in order to get outdoors. On the plus side though it is nice to be able to walk to Magic Kingdom (about a 12 minute walk).

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on 6/27/14 around 4pm. Resort had Disney Magic Bus pick us up at airport and bring us right to the resort. Didn't have to worry about bags, they took care of that for us too. Nice not to worry about driving and bag claim. When you walk into lobby you are greater by a very pleasant fresh scent. I ask about this because it was so nice and was told it was a special air freshener that they use. They gave me the company Web site to. Check in was a breese. Have room on 7th floor with 2 bedrooms,3 full baths. This is really nice. Unit is very attractive but showing wear signs like worn/frayed leather chair and stain in the middle of living room rug. Was surprised that Disney would have this issues at their level. Room had great view of Bay Lake right out our window. What a view to wake to. Can actually watch nightly Fireworks from our room balcony. Still have a few days left here but don't expect any issues. Did I mention how great walking out your door and catching monorail to the park is! You also can take boat or bus if you want to change it up. If you can, try it. It might be worth the money to you.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort has an amazing view of Magic Kingdom! Especially at night with the Fireworks show! Also it is easy walk to the park and the first monorail stop on your way home if you need a break during day or if you stay at the Kingdom all day it is quick ride home!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Orlando
#95 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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