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“Good Alternative to Contemporary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Ranked #97 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Good Alternative to Contemporary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is great because it also has access to the monorails! I usually stay at the Contemporary, but sometimes it fills up. The tropical theme is cute, and the lush garden like landscape is a nice touch. I haven't used the pools, but the grounds are nice and the rooms are nice. Be careful staying in the garden rooms! They can be EXTREMELY far away from the monorail and lobby, making for a long walk after a long day in the parks.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice themed hotel but compared to the others I've stayed in the parks I found the layout complicated, maybe because it was under renovation on the main areas. It was raining at times so getting to and from the room was a hassle. The pool area is really nice with water slides and a great view of Magic Kingdom's fireworks at night.

Stayed August 2014
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is really nice and service is great. It's right inside the Magic Kingdom which is an excellent choice to begin with. You can either use the monorail or ferry to get to and back from the Magic Kingdom. Also, you can use the monorail for Epcot as well. The only time you need to use the shuttle is for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. It saves you time, which to us was great. Room service is awesome. I would recommend this hotel, even with the construction, to my family and friends. :-))

Room Tip: I like the rooms close to the marina or the aloha show area.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed for 4 days, it was relaxing, comfortable and very clean. We stayed in the lovely Rarotonga. There were works being carried out, but were enclosed and didn't interfere with our comfort. Friendly polite staff. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our kids are younger and still of the age where Magic Kingdom is their favorite. If that is your focus, this is by far the best hotel choice, although it is on the expensive side. It is so much better to get in and out of Magic Kingdom, with several choices (monorail, boat), but also to be able to take a break from the park and go ride back in. We were able to spend more quality time in the park and avoid meltdowns by breaking back at the Polynesian. Plus, the atmosphere at the Polynesian is far better for kids than the other monorail resort choices. The kids absolutely loved the pool area and must have gone down the slide over a hundred times while we were there. The water parade, movies on the beach, all of it is right there. The rooms are nice and lot of renovation continues. The restaurants are mediocre and nothing to recommend, but that is true across Disney. I have yet to find a restaurant that I would highly recommend, they are all average or about the same depending on whether character dining interests you.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I had the most wonderful time at this hotel. When we booked we were told about the renovations. They didn't both us at all. We get and out early and usually did not get back until they were done for the day. We were overjoyed that Blizzard Beach was included for each day of our stay. The service was superb and we will make this our new Disney hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have stayed at this property 4 times in the last 4 years. There is a lot of construction on the property making walking across the resort a little cumbersome. However, we were unable to see any construction from the building we stayed in. Staff were attentive and professional at all times. We didn't experience any issues during our stay. Landscaping was fresh and visually appealing as always. We will be staying again next year!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Property: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Address: 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8423
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) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#33 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#105 Family Hotel in Orlando
#121 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Polynesian Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 847
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation, koi ponds and white-sand beaches. Conveniently located on complementary Resort Monorail, enjoy moonlit nights on our torch-lined waterfront to the exotic tastes of our world-class restaurants, discover the signature tropical ambience that's made Disney's Polynesian Village Resort a favorite Disney destination since 1971. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Polynesian Resort Disney
Disney Polynesian Hotel
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Polynesian Hotel Orlando Fl
Orlando Polynesian Resort
Disneys Polynesian Hotel
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