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“Amazing Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #45 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very fun place with a lot of things to do, you will not be disappointed at all their are very friendly staff that are willing to go out of your way to help make sure your stay is the best. If I ever go back to Disney I will definitely choose Villas.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kyle K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful 8 night stay at Wilderness Lodge Villas. We were in a studio (Rm 1514, great floor level location near front door --just steps from buses -- and across from laundry!)

The room was perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults, 6 yo and 3 yo). With both the pullout couch and the Murphy bed, there was plenty of sleeping options for the kids!

Kids loved pool and overall atmosphere was very calming!

My only "disappointment" was that the mini fridge didn't have a freezer compartment....but that's such a minor thing compared to the overall great accommodations!

Room Tip: Rm 1514 was a studio right near front door and across from laundry!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank psufourn
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a 6 night 7 day trip here from August 6-12 in a 2 bedroom villa with 5 adults and 1 child. The rooms were great, plenty of room for all of us. The lobby is beautiful and peaceful, great after a long day at the parks. The pool has a small but fun water slide, totally recommend it. Our favorite restaurant was the artist point, very delicious, try the cobbler! Lunch at the whispering canyon was very good but can get a bit rowdy. The only downside to this resort was the transportation. But it could be just because we have stayed at the Grand Floridian in past and transportation seemed much easier and faster. This resort has easy transport to the Magic Kingdom via boat but everything else took about 20-30 minutes so plan accordingly. I would recommend this resort because it feels like you are out in the woods and it has great walking/bike trails which we took advantage of and got to see lots of deer and walked to the horse stables. Very beautiful, would stay again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank MelissaA83
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in a 2 Bedroom unit. The beds were firm but comfortable, with nice bedding and decent pillows. The TVs were good, and the room was well stocked. Housekeeping missed our room one day, but we had left the room late so it wasn't a huge deal. We did not receive soap/shampoo or laundry detergent every day. I'm sure if we asked then someone would have gotten some for us, but it was just missed. Have a washer/dryer is fantastic. The room came with a jacuzzi tub, which was nice. The water wasn't running correctly, but after contacting the front desk they had someone correct the issue. The restaurants were all very good in each of their categories. My main concern with the room is about the walk to get to the restaurants. From the 5th floor in the villas, it was down a LONG hallway, through some short corridors, down the elevator, through the lobby, along the boardwalk area, then the hardscape, through the main lobby, and down another long hallway. If you just want to refill your drink cup, it's quite a hike. Daddy (me) ended up being the soda delivery guy back and forth along that walk. To me, there's no reason they couldn't put a refill station at least in the lobby of the Villas. The hotel store (Mercantile) was extremely well stocked, and I would recommend using it for gallons of fresh drinking water and snacks. I don't like the smell/taste of Florida water, so this was a must. Magic Kingdom access via the boats was super. We also took the boat to the Wilderness Campground and ate at the dinner buffet, which was also excellent. Busses were a bit more time consuming, so travel to other parks was definitely less convenient. Overall, this is a good place, and you should be comfortable there. I get a kick out of helping you, so if this was a help, please make my day and give me a helpful vote. Happy travels!

Room Tip: Try to get close to the elevators, if you can. Some of the hallways are LONG.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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41 Thank AidanD55
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Northern NJ
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63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We just spent 5 nights at a one bedroom villa. It was clean and well apportioned. The kitchen was fully stocked with all utensils, pot, pans needed to cook a full meal. They included dish detergent for sink and dishwasher. The washer and dryer was excellent. again detergent ws supplied and re stocked daily. with 1.25 Baths it is perfect for a family. 2 Flat screen TVs, excellent A/C and comfortable bedding and pillows. We were comfortable. The Concierge and staff were helpful and courteous. The pools were great. The large pool hosted games each day, the lifeguards(4 at all times) were attentive and kept excellent eyes on the pool. The ferry to Magic Kingdom was right on property. The lake and beach and boat rental are great. We ate at all 3 restaurants on premises. Artist was fantastic and well worth the price. Whispering was good family fun and hearty food.
We were happy and would return again

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank MiggieNorthernNJ
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We are DVC members and have stayed at many resorts both on and off property. This is one of my favorites. Easy access to the magic but not overwhelming "Disneyfied". Transportation either by boat or bus. We loved the theming of the entire resort. There are excellent dining options. Roaring Fork is Quick service (adequate). Whispering Canyon is table service and has improved greatly since our last visit (ask for ketchup). We stayed in a studio and 4 of us were very comfortable for the week.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms far from the center of the villas building for quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank daps615
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Durham
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are DVC members and love Wilderness Lodge. The hotel has a great atmosphere. We had a two bedroom villa which had lots of room and was very comfortable with everything we needed. We felt that that recent refurbishment had not been done to a particularly high standard with paint already flaking from the kitchen cabinets. We found villa not to be cleaned to the same high standard of previous stays. Staff mostly helpful but some appeared not really to be interested in us - this was mostly in the Roaring Forks snack bar where some staff members looked very unhappy; food not great there either. Location is excellent. Pool area great. We found bus transportation to be fine, we never had to wait long and we always managed to get a seat.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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5 Thank TLSJH
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Additional Information about Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Property: Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Address: 901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8426
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#16 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#28 Family Hotel in Orlando
#30 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recalling the 1860's railroad hotels of the American West, The Villas offer the comforts of home amid the rustic beauty of Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Relax on the white-sand beach, explore trails through lush meadows and delight in the enchanting Silver Creek Springs Pool. Just a breezy boat ride to Magic Kingdom park, The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge celebrate American craftsmanship and the majesty of the great outdoors. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villas At Disney`s Wilderness Hotel Orlando
Hotel At Disneys Wilderness
Hotel At Disney Wilderness
The Villas At Disneys Wilderness Lodge

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