I read a lot of bad reviews on this hotel and almost did not book but I'm so glad that I disregarded the reviews and stayed at this hotel! We are DVC members but it was a lot of points to book at this hotel, especially since I booked Magic Kingdom view, so I was very apprehensive in our decision. the first thing I noticed when walking into the lobby is that it reminded me of a very nice Vegas hotel, which we have stayed at quite a bit. Very modern and clean looking. We were on the 11th floor, the first room off the elevator. The view was amazing. The room was beautiful. We had a two bedroom condo, which was more than sufficient room for me and my husband, our two small children and my parents. The third bathroom in the dedicated two bedroom condo was a very nice addition. There was a small stain on the floor and one of the couch but what do you expect - kids are staying in these rooms. it always amazes me when people write reviews on Disney hotels and then complain about a stain. Messy little kids stay in these rooms and the cleaning people do not have time to steam clean the carpets and furniture every time a guest checks out. The property was great. It was a quick trip into the main hotel to grab food via the catwalk on 5th floor. Pools were great. My husband and I loved the little beach behind the DVC club pool. it was peaceful and had a beautiful view of the lake. We went down there often when the kids were napping with the grandparents. there was plenty for the kids to do at the pool; there was always an activity. The movie nights were great too even though my kids never went to one. It was a quick trip to Magic Kingdom. My only complaint about this hotel is the railings on the balconies. On our first night, my four year old put her foot up on the concrete ledge and then went to hoist herself up onto the ledge and lean against the railing. Had she done that, the railing would have been to her waist and she could have easily fallen 11 stories. But we just made sure to lock the balcony doors at all times when we were not out there and explain to her that she needed to stay away from the railing and she did. Despite my fear of the balcony railings, we will definitely stay here again. this is my new favorite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel just walking distance to Magic Kingdom park. Delight in Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, kitchens or kitchenettes and dramatic views that may include old-growth cypress trees, the shimmering Bay Lake, the lush courtyard or Cinderella Castle. Enjoy white-sand beaches, enchanting pools and award-winning dining-plus the extensive offerings of Disney's Contemporary Resort, connected by the convenient Sky Way Bridge, with access to transportation including the Resort Monorail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Lake Tower At Disney`s Contemporary Hotel Orlando