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Disney's Contemporary Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #146 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2004

This is what disney is about. This hotel encapsules everything I love about disney.I have been a visitor and fan of the contemporary for the past twenty years. My husband has been wanting to stay at the Floridian the past couple times but I just can't make a trip tp disney without staying at the contemporary. Those hotel is massive if you see it through a child's eyes. I remember loving it as a child and now my two children love it. Granted, the contemporary is only worthwhile in my opinion if you stay in the tower. The convenience is priceless and and your walk out of your room to the door of the magic kingdon via the monorail totally solidifies the entire disney experience. This puts you in the heart of the magic. It is important to request a view of the castle from the tower. You can see the fireworks from your balcony at night. You can peak at the castle while you sleep. My husband expected to find my sleeping on the balcony for a better view. The kids almost explode with excitement the night before the day at the park as the watch the park lights from the room. Chef mickeys is alot of fun-pay for the entertainment not for the food. The California Grill is superb-the view, the food and the wine-wonderful. Game room and the water mice are also great for the kids. Pin trading on the concourse is wonderful! Pool with slide is alot of fun as well. If you go to disney-staying in a hotel with the monorail and the view of the park is the way to go-and I chose the contemporary everytime. I read alot of complaints about the hotel being "old"...remember when it was buildt-it was in fact "contemporary"....but remodel?? No way! Let the original disney magic live on!! You want remodel then thel floridian (beautiful prperty) is probably more for you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2004

I was very disappointed with this hotel. In fact, I thought it had been mistaken for "Motel 6." Our room was dirty and the check-in staff was unfriendly. Although it's proximity to the Magic Kingdom is excellent, it is clearly NOT worth the price tag to stay there. Spend your money on a place worthy of it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2004

This was the worst hotel I have stayed at. The room was very dirty and the service was deplorable. Disney needs to move this resort from the Deluxe to Value category. Upon check-in, there was a spider web (spider included) hanging from the lamp to the table. When we complained to the front desk they replied by stating "Welcome to Florida". I live in Florida and do not have spider webs hanging in my home! Also, the bathrooms were dirty and had mold on the tiles and curtains. The hotel is very old and the decor is out dated. This place is not worth $200+ per night. It was convenient to have the Monorail stop in the hotel, but I would rather have just ridden the monorail through the hotel to the parks. Do not stay here, it's not worth the money!!!! I will NEVER stay here again. For the money you should look into the Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, or offsite - Gaylord Palms.

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Address: 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#38 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#116 Business Hotel in Orlando
#119 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Contemporary Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 655
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retreat to this ultra-modern Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, white-sand beaches, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Walk to Magic Kingdom park, or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the iconic A-frame Contemporary Tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair-responsible for the distinct look and feel of the "it's a small world" attraction-celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest. ... more   less 
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