"Disappointing hotel in Disney"
We request through expedia a king size bed because we were in our honeymoon. When we arrived nobody told us that our room had a double bed, we realized it when we entered the room. When we asked in the front desk, they explain to us that they don't sell those type of rooms, but they will change us three days after the arrival, but we still wondering […] why can we request it in expedia. Also, when we change rooms, the housekeepers never pass through our room to leave the chocolates and when the hotel made the change of the keys we started to have problems to enter in every park and to pay with the card. Finally, when we received our check out bill, we realized that they were charging $600 extra by mistake. The only good thing was that when we had a medical problem the stuff was very kind and helpfull, specially Dave and Alfonso, the Guest Manager. They take care of everything, and help us with the transportation, the first aid, etc. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel has a perfect location. The monorail is the best way to get in and out of the magic kingdom and Epcot so it couldn't be any easier. There are elevators and ramps to make everything accessible. The pool is great! Perhaps because it is such a large hotel the staff is not super helpful. I tried to call the front desk twice with no answer. I tried […] to call housekeeping twice with no answer. The dining options were not plentiful since the California grill was under construction and chef mickeys requires advance reservations. The rooms were spacious, renovated and clean. Great for families. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Convenient and Bed is Comfy!!"
If you are thinking of booking this hotel, you are booking it MOSTLY for the convenience of the monorail that goes right to the hotel. That is the best thing about the hotel. Especially after a long day at the park, it's so convenient to just hop on the monorail and be at your hotel. Fabulous. The people were nice, but not overly friendly like I have […] found in other Disney resorts. Our room was nice, we had the view of the Magic Kingdom, and we saw the fire works from our balcony. The bed was super comfy!! The bathroom was nice too but you can tell the hotel is old, they should invest a little more in updating the bathrooms, mostly the shower. The A/C was loud, my husband had to hit it a few times to make the noise go away, it was fine after that. When you think of how much you spend on this hotel a night, you shouldn't have to be banging anything to make it quiet. I would never stay at the Contemporary again. I don't think it was worth the money, BUT it was a good first time experience. Definitely clean and comfortable, but not worth the money in my opinion. You are paying for the convenience!!!! I can't say it enough. :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect weekend at Disney"
Staying on the 12th floor was fabulous. We could see the castle and fire work from Disney. We are season pass holders and enjoyed our stay so much. Looking forward to doing it again soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
We got the Magic Kingdom view and it was Magical and Beautiful. Watching the fireworks from your balcony is perfect! You defiantly pay for the view. The rooms are updated but not cleaned very well. Glass doors in bathroom were dirty and old tooth paste was under the sink wall. An old clothing tag was also under the bathroom sink. Tub was slow draining, […] very annoying when you took a shower. The sinks were almost clogged and filled up quickly. the Patio doors were very hard to shut. Having the monorail connected to the Hotel was very convenient and easy. We were on the 7th floor and that is two up from the monorail and not sure if the noise was from that, but every morning I was woke up by strange noises. The staff is very friendly and helpful! The pool is nice but nothing special. Nice beach sand by the lake front. We will check out the other hotels next time we come to Disney... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Most convenient access to Magic Kingdom"
Monorail passes through the hotel, allowing convenient access to the Magic Kingdom at all hours. Amenities are excellent. However, quite expensive, you pay for the location and convenience.Genuine Expedia guest review
-loved this resort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"i always wanted to stay at the contemporary-..why?"
I was very unhappy with my experience. The room was as far away as could be - at the very end of the complex, the price was ridiculous, it was cold and austere and the tub needed refinishing and the room was laid out badly. The toilet was seperate from the tub but one couldnt be taking a shower and another using the facilities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
convenant location! The Contempary has the best staff of any hotel I've stayed at. They made sure all our request were taken care of from the time we checked in to when we checked out. The hotel is older but is kept up nicely. Taking the monorail is so easy from here since it stops inside this building. At the pool plenty of life guards and very clean. […] Plenty of choices for eating. We could watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from our balcony. We have stayed here before and will stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to Magic Kingdom"
Great location. We had a Magic Kingdom view room and were able to watch fireworks from the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice, especially if you are going to magic kingdom. You can walk there in 10min or less and then zip back for a nap or whatever on the monorail (or walk back). One thing to note is that the monorail only goes one way, so if you get on the monorail going to MK, it will be 4th stop, but on the way back it is the first. Only major issue was our bathtub […] in the room was pretty rought (clean but very chipped away). The other thing we didn't care for too much was that the rooms are detached from the main building so you have to walk a bit to get to your room then back out. Not too big an issue, but with kids and luggage...etc it can add up over time. Very nice pool and sandy area for the kidos to play. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great stay at Contemporary last week. Staff was helpful from the time we pulled up to valet, to the time we left. Front desk staff got us checked in quickly, helped keep the kids occupied with stickers, pins, TV, etc. We were able to buy tickets right at the front desk which saved us a trip to the ticket booth, and our bags were waiting for us […] in our room when we got back from the park. Pool was really good! Activities every hour for the kids, water slide was fun (kids and adults alike!), and very clean. The only downside to the stay was the construction all night long right out front of our room. We could hear engines and backup alarms of the equipment through the night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great vacation 2013"
very convenient for families with young kids since the monorail stop directly inside the hotel. Mickey chef restaurent was awesome for the kids and they loved it. the swimming pool was fantastic and we enjoyed it.Genuine Expedia guest review
""great location, needs some work""
this is the "low end" for the upscale disney resorts and it suffers from a lack of a real "theme"...it doesn't have the charm or comfort of the other resorts on the lake or even near epcot...they really should make the conference center floor a cozy place where people could sit read a newspaper drink coffee etc...the other BIG thing they should change […] are the uniforms of the folks at the front desk!! OMG!! they look like they got their suits at a thrift shop! not only are they an AWFUL color but they are a cheap fabric and the fit is awful!! they need to get their costume designers on that bc they are the first peeps you meet!! i was also SHOCKED by how many poorly trained and "not the brightest bulb in the box" staff people there were!?! standing around talking to each other ignoring us, etc this was true even in the park with the "sweepers", greeters, etc! don't EVER remember that kind of behavior and i have been there over a dozen times!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were disappointed in the size of the room for four people. We have stayed at Marriott Hotels and Hyatt Hotels that have a sitting room with the bedroom area for four persons. Both the Marriott and Hyatt were half the price. Of course, I know because it is a Disney Resort the hotels are more expensive. But for the price the space was quite small and […] we had to call for more towels (two hand towels for four people) and the maid did not leave any Kleenex when the box was empty. I expected more from a Disney property. In my opinion, the pool could also have been better maintained. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location on monorail and very comfortable roomGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Service - a Magical Stay!"
This hotel was lovely - wonderful for spring break. It was not crowded at all. The pool was nice - there are two. The staff was amazing. We were upgraded to a suite "just to make our stay more magical". We ended up staying an extra night. It was a 10 minute walk to the Magic Kingdom which was great in the evening after the fireworks when the wait for […] the monorail was very long. We also watched the fireworks from our room one evening - so nice with a young child. I plan on staying here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for Disney Experience."
Very good customer service and the hotel was very convenient to Magic Kingdom and Epcot with monorail access.Genuine Expedia guest review
"overall good but a few glitches"
Hotel itself was great. When we checked in at 5:30pm 1 of our 2 rooms was not ready. The lady at the front called housekeeping to verify that the room wasnt ready & we were then asked to take a different room type than we had already paid for & wanted. We declined & asked for them to please clean the room & we would wait. The lady came back with that […] they think the room was ready & they were sending some1 to go check it & it should just take a few mins. They gave us our keys & paperwork but the lady did not tell us anything about the room. They asked us to have a seat & they would come let us know if it was ready or not & it would just be a few mins. We waited sometime & no1 ever came to tell us anything. After 30mins I finally went back to the counter, to a diff person, & asked if they could find out what was going on with our room because no1 ever came to tell us anything. The guy looked it up & said oh yes, that room is ready. I was livid because no1 ever told us anything at all & just left us sitting there for over 30mins. Another member of our party went down & spoke w/the manager & told him the situation & the manager was apologetic & gave us 3 VIP Passes for rides so they did try to rectify the situation but it was still a bad experience. The rest of our stay was fine & the rest of our service experiences were fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A magic place to stay"
The bathtub was flooding every time we had a shower,beds were not much comfortable. Otherwise everything was really excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal for families with infants and toddlers"
This is a great location especially if you are traveling with infants and toddlers. The tram runs through the hotel and provides easy access to the Magic Kingdom. The character meal with Mickey, Minnie, etc. was fabulous but call well in advance for reservations. We spent a day at the pool. The only downside was the lack of a baby pool but the hotel […] provides free life jackets that worked out great. The kids loved roasting marshmellows over the fire on the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Great Place to Stay"
This is a well-situated hotel for anyone going to Disney World; the level of service is well worth the cost, especially their free transport to each of the theme parks.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Paying for the location"
Its the typical Disneyworld experience. High dollars - pleasant hotel - but have stayed in much nicer places for 450/night. Monorail proximity was the biggest plus. Staff was friendly and professional. Rooms were decently clean. Beds comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful room and OK view of Magic Kingdom..But.."
We were freezing cold in all areas of the hotel except our room, (after we upped the thermostat to 80).....wind tunnel effect in the check in lobby which continued thru out all common areas......The hotel was wonderful except for this.....surely Orlando is cold occasionally and the hotel should be prepared for this. Our view of the Magic Kingdom was […] "OK"....the schedule was poor regarding the fireworks which we missed.....which was the reason for spending $$$$$$$ to view the fireworks..... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"overpriced average room"
nice hotel, nice room, but overpricedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My research paid off!!!!"
Great stay at the contemporary resort. The hotel rate from hotels.com could not be beat. The location of the resort is so convenient. Good food options and heated pool is a plus. I will never stay anywhere else. I recommend you request a high floor, magic kingdom view. You an watch wishes fireworks and water parade from your balcony. Epcot is a short […] monorail ride and a five minute walk to magic kingdom from hotel. Thanks hotels.com for a great stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very close to Magic Kingdom!"
I enjoyed my stay at this resort. I wish there was an inside pool but the one outside is nice. Also I hoped that as Disney Resort it would have more Disney Characters in its interior. My room had a view of a castle and it was worth its cost. I was very excited to stay walking distance from Magic Kingdom and it does help when you are in a rush to get […] to the park. I was able to speed walk with my daughter in the stroller in 8 minutes from hotel's lobby right to main entrance of the park. it was faster then taking resorts monorail all the way around. It would be better if the train went both directions. And we loved buffet breakfast but a little overpriced for a family dining. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
They cannot do enough for you. Great service from staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel look old it needs referbushing THE RESTROOM BATH TUBS OLD AND DINGYGenuine Expedia guest review
"Superb gateway to Magic Kingdom and Disney Resorts"
Despite it's being not as contemporary as when it was first built, Disney Contemporary Resort Hotel remains an excellent place to spend a vacation! You especially can't beat the convenience of the monorail running through the hotel, or the ability to walk to and from the Magic Kingdom if you wish (especially helpful if leaving right after the fireworks, […] when the monorail station is mobbed!). Staff are courteous and friendly, too. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel at Christmas"
The hotel was very nice, but very crowded. Some people seem to let their children run unattended. Maybe that is their Disney Magic. We like it a little quiter.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to magic kingdom"
A little more tired than what we were expecting for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for a family"
Handicapped accessible, informed staff and congenial staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not again ever"
Too expensive ... For what we got. A cockroach in the bathroom and a very dirty carpetGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good option (if you did your homework ahead)"
Great hotel, location (monorail a huge plus) and facilities. Expensive, but with a significant problem with dining options. first of all, not many options aside of burgers and pizza. second, If u don't book dinner/breakfast reservations with months in advance u won't dine with the characters. Staff used to be friendlier All in all, still a good place, […] but plan ahead! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed my stay."
Very nice hotel. Staff was wonderful. Convenient to parks. Very expensive.....Genuine Expedia guest review
"Middle of the Magic Kingdom."
We love being able to jump on the monorail. Front desk is very, very helpful. Only downside was the ridiculous 55 minute bus ride to the Animal Kingdom, only a few miles away. We had our car--I would gladly have driven to the park myself and paid $14 to park to save that hour.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best place to stay at Disney"
This is hands down the best place to stay at Disney. The views of the Magic Kingdom are the best! We were lucky to be chosen as family of the day when we checked in and were upgraded to a view of the Magic Kingdom. the service is unbeatable. My daughter got sick in the middle of the night and the staff came immediately with new sheets and towels for […] us. The hotel is modern and fun. It even smells great when you walk in the lobby. We are going to stay here every time we go to Disney! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A disappointment !"
Not worth the rate at all!! Actually a rip off ! No ambiance No Purell dispenses Dated and Musty Waits for restaurants slow service.. Not Accommodating for breakfast upstairs with Micky very disappointed for That kind of money!! Grand Floridian much nicerGenuine Expedia guest review
We were very impressed with the room and the service and especially our comfort of the bed. The pillows and the detail to our room every day after they cleaned it was magnificent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful room and view"
The customer service from the bell captains, to front desk, to greeters, to restaurant staff, was extremely friendly and helpful. Loved having the monorail go through the hotel. My room was on the 10th floor with a view of the lake and swimming pool. Decor of the room was beautiful. My only complaint, I needed to get to the Animal Kingdom fast for a […] tour. When I asked if there was any other way to get there besides the bus, the bellboy did not mention taking the monorail, only a taxi. I highly recommend staying here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was wonderful, other than the cleanliness of the room. Needed to be dusted, hairs stuck on the shower walls, a spider on the bed! Disney should spend just as much on the interior rooms as they do on the exterior hallways etc, they do not.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Service for everyone"
I have been to this hotel many times. The staff is very friendly and courteous. We have had great service in the wave for breakfast and the cleanliness from your hospitality personnel was excellent. I would always recommend this hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Times have changed"
One could always expect above normal from Disney, sadly that is long gone. Way too much money for what you get.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great view of Cinderella's Castle and Fireworks!"
we loved the proximity to the Magic Kingdom, but found the Contemporary a bit out of touch with the modern world of today...maybe it was the modern world of 40 yrs ago (as I remember it) but the other hotels in the area such as the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian seem to have much more to offer at least in the lobby area....we hope the food also […] improves at The Wave...and that there are more eating options. Other than that we LOVED the friendly and helpful staff, and our room with a view of Cinderella's Castle was the best. Overall it was a great choice for us and our 5yr old princess! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location for the Magic Kingdom!"
Loved this hotel! It was so nice to have the monorail right where we were staying! The pool is nice and the restaurants are great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for Magic Kingdom!"
If you're visiting the Magic Kingdom , the Contemporary is a perfect spot to stay. Luxury hotel a stone's throw away from all the magic. Our room overlooked the water with boats going by all day, as well as the night boat parade. Nice pool, good restaurants right in the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Extremely couteious and attenative staff. Everyone was dertermined to make sure all my requests were handled accurately and quick. Everyone was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to all must-see sights"
Kids had lots of fun at Chef-Mickey buffet. Beds are comfortable, but lack of space and facilities for mini-kitchen, such as microwave.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for access to the Magic Kingdom."
The Contemporary Hotel has an excellent pool area with free boat rides on the lake. It's within walking distance to the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Viewing the fireworks from the fourth floor outdoor viewing area, along with the narration and music, was fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
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