Our family of 4 (kids age 3 and age 9 months) stayed in a studio villa. It ended up being just perfect for us. The room was nice and clean, the view from the balcony was of a lake. The kitchenette was just enough room for me to prepare and wash bottles.
We were in the Paddock in the very last building. We could see the Congress Park bus stop from our building. It was an easy walk to that bus stop and then just a short walk over to the Carriage House (registration) and Artist's Palette. At the other end of The Paddock is The Paddock Grill which is located by the pool. You won't get cheeseburgers at Artist's Palette, but you can at the Paddock Grill. We liked the food at both locations. The Paddock Grill is all outside seating.
It is a short and quiet stroll over to Downtown Disney, or a short boat ride. We really enjoy staying at resorts that offer more than one mode of transportation.
The theme is carried out here, and it is really is a very nice resort. This is the first time we have stayed at a Disney Vacation Club Resort. We have been staying in the Value and Moderate resorts. It was really really nice that each building has its own parking. You are not stuck hauling all your gear half way across the resort. And I noticed, in most buildings here, that there were no balconies overlooking the parking lots. Some may have had a view of the parking lot or road, but also of something else more pleasant.
In the evenings we would stop by the Community Hall and rent some kids movies that we would let the girls watch while we got them ready for bed, and again in the morning while they waited for us to get ready to get everyone out the door. At Community Hall there are color pages that my 3 year old would color while we browsed the DVD inventory. They also have crafts like ceramics and other things that they do there if you want a chill out day away from the parks.
Check in was quick and easy, we were offered help getting our stuff to our room, and we accepted. We drive to Disney World, so we pack everything when we have a baby with us. We had help getting out of the room for check out too. Everyone that we came in contact with was just so nice and helpful.
FYI, the Congress Park bus stop is second to last. If you are there during a busy time you may find the bus quite crowded. And even more crowded if you are using the last stop, The Springs. There are downsides to staying close to the Carriage House, full buses! There are 4 or 5 stops total.
We will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs-a late-1800s' New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing-this charming, Victorian-style Resort hotel is nestled between rolling golf course greens and the shimmering Village Lake. Delight in stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, dazzling pools and a spa. You can also explore the fun activities and exciting dining options of the Downtown Disney area, just a boat ride away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Disneys Saratoga Springs Hotel
- Saratoga Springs Disney
- Disney Saratoga Springs Hotel
- Saratoga Springs Resort Florida
- Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Saratoga Springs Orlando
- Disney Saratoga Springs Resort
- Saratoga Springs Fl