Great hotel. We had a great time, thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Outside areas are visually unique but if you want coffee or drinks by the pool this is not the place for you. Very basic rooms. Beds and linens are industrial and no towels offered at the pool area. The pools themselves were beautifully done. Alot of walking from one zone to another may be a bit much for older travelers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was booked at 100%, yet staff was on the ball and attentive to our needs. Had a family suite in the cars land section. Theme was perfectly done.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Solid Value Resort"
This is a good solid value resort for Disney. Don't expect the Grand Floridian and you won't be disappointed. We enjoy staying in a Disney resort for all the perks that you receive...free parking at the parks, MagicBands, and advance reservations for FastPass and dining. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Typical Disney "Value" Hotel"
Great hotel value for the price. Wish the beds were a little bigger.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"New WDW value resort is worth strong consideration"
If you have a child between 4 and 14, this is likely the best and newest Disney value resort to consider. Choose a Little Mermaid or Finding Nemo room for your little princess, while a Cars or Lion King room might be appealing for the younger boy. Checking in is easy with their friendly staff. The Landscape of Flavors food court offers a variety of […] options. There is a connecting gift shop with Disney items to purchase in addition to a nearby arcade. There is the large pool outside the food court where planned activities and movies are scheduled, while smaller pools exist near the more distant units. Disney offers ample perks to make it appealing to stay on site. Just a few examples are extra magic hours for resort guests to either enter certain parks early or stay late. The $17 parking fee is waived for WDW resort guests, plus all bus transportation is likewise free. Buy the souvenir drink glass if staying for two or more days and consider buying that large pizza in the food court for only $13 to save on misc. added room delivery fees. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another great. Disney stay!"
Clean room/clean bathroom. Plenty of towels and bed was comfortable. This was 1st time @ this particular resort & it is similar to surrounding ones (Pop Century, All-Stars) however, I think the room prices were higher. The food court is very diversified (had more than just the usual hot dog & hamburger choices) and the gelato was EXCELLENT! Lots of […] families. Busses ran on schedule. All good! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Whent with the family for one night to due disny. The room is about 10 minits from the magic Kingdom. The main pool is fantastic and worth the stay. The room was well decorated unlike the other Low cost resorts Disney offers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Out of the way low enough price hotel without any perks. There was a rotting pizza from the last guests in the fridge. The "restaurant" is a dirty, sticky school cafeteria with terrible food. "Business Center" copier didn't work. Staff was nice and hotel looks good, but when you get past the cute decor, this is just a huge motel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One Night Stay"
This is a Disney Value resort and you could tell be the level of noise and congestion. It was okay for a one night stay, but for longer stays i'll be staying at Disneys Caribbean Beach Resort just up the road. One positive was the bartender Jeff who was closing up when we got back to the resort, but made us drinks anyways. That is the Disney care I […] have come to expect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is a great place for kids. I keep reading about the long distances from the rooms to the transportation and lobby...Not at all...is a five minute walk surrounded with great views and places for the kids...do a bit of exercise. I will say the Hotel is one of the best located of the disney resort...bus transportation was great and fast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Love how Disney always takes care of their customers!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Art of Animation"
The resort is beautiful and our room was clean and very cute with the Mermaid theme. There was a problem getting in the door. Our magic band was supposed to unlock the door but didn't work.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very kid friendly"
Very nice resort 2nd time stay and will stay again. Daughter loves this resort. Pools are beautiful! Rooms are very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was perfect...from check in to check out! Requested more towels and received them promptly and with smiles!!! Even though it was just an overnight visit, it well exceeded my expectations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pros: room was clean, beds were comfortable, parking was relatively close. Cons: no coffee maker or microwave in room , have to walk approximately quarter mile to get to restaurant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This Hotels Location is great. It is very Clean and the decoration is amazing. Loved everything about it. The check in part wasn't really that pleasent for us but I guess it depends who you get to check you in, other than that everything else was great..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing stay for the price!"
This was a perfect stay for our family a 5 year old and a 8 year old child. The hotel surroundings was very well kept and we all loved the characters placed thru the area. Great pool, shallow for the kids to play in and for me to feel safe having them in the pool. The restaurant had good food but got very busy with all the different stations to order […] food from. Room, big enough for us, clean and comfortable. Buses takes you to the parks and the hotel have fun events for the children thru the afternoons/evenings around the pool. Unfortunately it was raining when we were there so we never got to enjoy this! I would definitely come back and stay here again!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great stay at Art of Animation! It is a really nice Disney value resort with a wonderful pool and other amenities!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"They just don't care"
Don't expect any service. They lost our luggage and not only would not help us with toiletries or formula for our 7 month old - they said - "some peoples luggage has been missing for over 2 days - just be glad you will have yours in the morning. " I could go on and on about the poor service from the housekeeping not coming to the cafe people not being […] able to answer simple questions about the menu. but the kicker was we spent 4 hours on the phone trying to get our registration right so we would have the whole family on the MyDisneyExperience program and everyone would have bands. but when we showed up they didn't have our names let alone bands. and no one cared - not the person helping and not the manager helping her with the confusion. 4 HOURS on the phone! in the end they blamed it on Hotels.com they told us that had we booked through them we would not have had problems. The decor at this hotel is amazing but the people are untrained (we were told we would have a pack n play in our room when we showed up. - but when we showed up and had no room - the manager said no one can guarantee you a pack n play ever). - We were also told two different stories about a few other things as well. just be careful when people tell you something (like your bags will be there in 3 to 4 hours) and don't expect anyone to care EVER when things aren't what they said they would be. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Had booked two nights - stayed for five. It is a perfect hotell for children. You live right in the middle of Disneys world. The rooms were really nice. The pools were good. Transportation to the parks easy. Free parking and frer wifi is a plus too. Only thing we could wish for were more norsic kind of food ;)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Needs coffee pot in rooms!!!! Wonderful but small room. Grandchildren loved it. Saw fireworks from our room!! Staff was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at the Art of Animation with our 2.5 year old and loved it. The resort was themed great for kids and the pools, splash pad, and play areas were so much fun for little kids. We stayed in the little mermaid rooms which are a standard room. They were nice and clean and decorated really cute. The only negative things I could say is the rooms are […] a little small and it would be nice to have a mini fridge in them. The service was excellent at this resort! I would definitely recommend it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth it for the Cars suite"
Nice moderately priced hotel with a big plus for us as our adult son could sleep in a separate room in the Cars suite, including his own separate bathroom. Shower was beautiful in the master bedroom. Pool is pretty much for kids as the max depth was 4 foot something, but it was clean with plenty of life guards and very nice at the end of a day at the […] parks even for adults. Check in was very friendly, and we received wonderful service coordinating all the fast pass ride times for the different groups within the family reunion. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved our stay. The room was small but we weren't in it except to sleep and bed was great. From the second we checked in they showered our son with gifts. The pools and play areas where absolutely awesome and clean as anywhere we have ever been. We will go back often. Truly Disney style without all of the money. MIC-KEY-MOUSE!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous theming, minimal amenities"
This hotel is perfect for young children. The location is obviously great, being on Disney property. Definitely the nicest (and newest) of all the value resorts. One thing I cannot understand, however, is why Disney skimps out on having in room coffee. I can't think of any vacation in which coffee is needed more than a Disney trip. There is an ironing […] board and iron in every room, though (because so many people are ironing their amusement park outfits?) The Little Mermaid room made my daughter's 5th birthday extra special. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We got an upgrade to a suite because they could not find our reservation in their computer since I registered with hotels.com - which was fantastic, except the room was right beside a back exit door which is very heavy and people were coming and going out of that door all night, being loud and banging the door. So I didn't sleep very good. But I didn't […] complain because everything else was perfect. I will definitely go again, and i will make sure I don't get the same room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I think the room was very cute! It was small, I wouldnt suggest more than 2 to a room. But I loved the bathroom! The hotel was a little skimpy on towels, pillows and shampoo. But they gladly brought more when I asked for it. The food court was crowded but the waffles were delicious and cheap. Of course the bus that takes you to all parks and downtown […] disney was a huge plus! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great resort. Only issue was good was expensive and not any better than fast food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was wonderful except your directional sign for check in and front desk location. Since there are several hotels using the f et on desk it should be more specific that all hotels go to main lobby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved this hotel. The kids loved the pool. And the hotel is super cute and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love little mermaid room!"
Great hotel! My sister and I stayed in little mermaid room, and it was great! The room was clean and comfortable, but more than anything it's the theme! The bathtub wall is painted like Ariel's grotto - how cute! The chairs look like seashells! We had so much fun walking around taking pictures. The cafeteria there is good enough, not great amazing food. […] But good enough. Would love to stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
pricey, should at least include breakfast. Toiletries in the bathroom was limited to one small bottle of shampoo and 1 small soap for 3 guests occupying the room is PATHETIC! and sub-standard for a Disney resort hotel. There was no room facility for a hot cup of tea/coffee which is available in all 2/3/4/5 star hotels. WHY NOT THIS DISNEY RESORT HOTEL? […] Overall disappointed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice stay at Disney. Good service, good value and time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disney magic out of the parks..."
This is our first trip staying in Disney resort and we decided to explore 3 of them during the 8 days we were there (All Star Music, Carrebean and Art of Animation). We liked Art of Animation most mainly due to the decor. For my 6 year old daughter the Little Mermaid room and the surrounding areas were one of the highlights of the trip. The walk to […] the room was relatevely long but it was so much fun going through the Lion King area. The pool is great with underwater music and water playground next to it. One fun thing is that you can watch the evening movie and have a glimpse of the HS fireworks from the pool (our room on the 3rd floor had an even better firework view). The hotel had the normal hotel activities but also had a short cartoon class few times a day which my 12 year old liked a lot. Bottom line we recommend it espesially if you are with kids. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Ok, you need to be clear about this location. It is not the Grand Floridian but a Disney Value resort. If you understand this, your stay on site will be good. Service was good, food on site was good, free parking at hotel and the parks if you have a car, Included Disney transportation and extended park hours which is a good value. Also, no resort fees […] like so many locations close to Disney. We had never stayed at any Disney Value resort only the Medium or higher and we were pleasantly surprised with staying here. If you are on a budget, have a couple of children, this will be a good value for your family. Invest in meal plan even if just a one night stay. You will save. Lastly, plan on walking. This resort like most is spread out and buses pick you up near front so we were in bulding 9 and had to walk a few minutes to the bus. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent, Disney is good at customer service. Typical Disney stay, clean, comfortable, hotel is on WDW grounds so that you that if you want to travel outside, you'll need a car. Manicured lawns and maintained premises. Only thing is that we didn't get late check out- oh well. Also learned that coffee is refillable at their cafeteria.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Disney Hotel"
Like all Disney hotels, this one was wonderful. The grounds are beautifully decorated & the rooms are comfortable. I just wish there were coffee makers in the rooms. It is also quite a walk to the Disney shuttle station as there is only one on the hotel grounds & it's at the main building. The tv also would not turn on, but since we were only there […] for 1 night, it wasn't that big of a deal. I would highly recommend Art of Animation!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love Disney Resorts"
We visit the Disney Parks about 4 times-a-year, try to stay at a different Disney Resort each time. I loved this resort. Extremely friendly personnel, clean rooms, great pool areas. Lots of things for the kids to do and learn about animation. My only fault is that we requested a view of the lake, got a view of the parking lot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at a luxury Disney resort next to MK for on e week and decided to do one night here to check it out. AOA really impressed us and we had paid top dollar for the other resort so we had a lot to compare. Overall, very clean, theming is excellent, stayed in the Little Mermaid section which is very nice but far from main building which is where […] food service is located. They should consider putting in a small snack bar. The soda and candy machine just don't cut it. Too far a walk and project to go to main buidling for food when just loanging by pool. Took my husband over an hour to grab us some lunch and walk back to little mermaid pool. Epcot fireworks are visible from little mermiad section facing parking lot. If you want convenice but stasy in Nemo area, if you want quite stay in little mermaid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great family resort!"
i over this hotel because the accommodations for a family are amazing! when we got to room we did find the fridge had leaked something sticky onto the floor and we asked for it to be cleaned at least twice before it got done. Otherwise, the hotel was outstanding and our kids love it!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I took my Daughter for her 11th Birthday. My Husband couldn't m as key the trip and I was apprehensive about traveling alone. The staff was beyond accommodating to us. They were waiting upon our arrival. Everything was perfect! Would stay again! !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Disney resort for family and friends!!!"
This was our second time staying at Disney's Art of Animation and we absolutely LOVED it! The "Nemo" pool is massive and the drinks at the pool bar are delicious... I especially recommend the Pinacolava! Our only two minor complaints would be that we were traveling with our 4 month old and although we did arrive before check-in, that they weren't able […] to get us into our room much earlier. Secondly, the bartender Jeff was horrible. For whatever reason, he charged the couple next to my husband and I for all of OUR drinks?!?! He watched us introduced ourselves to one another... ridiculous. And then it was such a pain trying to split the bill accordingly. In the end, we had a great time and would recommend this hotel to anyone!!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our go to disney resort"
We have stayed twice here and its always enjoyable. The room is clean they have always been very friendly and inviting. I love the fact that we can park the car and use the busses to go anywhere inclunding downtown disney. Its a little walk from the front of the resort (main pool, food court and busses) to our usual stay in little mermaid,but if we […] are going to be at the park late we just drive the car up and get on bus that way we dont have to walk back with tired or sleeping child. Over all a great place to stay for the value. One thing I wish they would change are the beds they are very firm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun hotel for kids"
Art of Animation Resort is perfect for little ones. Food was good and reasonably priced. My grandkids really enjoyed the different themes throughout the resort, especially my two year old. Disney really should consider placing a couple small water slides in the pool areas, the kids would really enjoy that and I think that would make the Resort - outstanding! […] That was the only thing I felt missing, as most hotels and resorts have them and kids really look forward to water slides. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for a toddler or preschooler"
I dont have enough nice things to say about this hotel. I've stayed in The Little Mermaid section twice, and both times the room was incredibly clean and comfortable, as was the rest of the resort. The theming is really something to see, and with a 3 year old on the trip, I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. We had a lakeview room which was unbelievably […] quiet (not to mention, it offered a pretty view). This resort comes highly recommended! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing staff !Beautiful grounds, great spots for pictures! Very clean! Everyone was friendly and so many activities to do with the kids. We got to see Disney's fireworks from our room and they even have a movie by the pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We all loved it!!"
This is a great hotel and NO resort fee, but everything a resort has and more. It is worth the money. Our 7 year old and 3 year old were very excited to see all the characters place in different spots around the hotel. We will stay many more times.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My daughter loved the Ariel room and the pool. She would have just stayed at the poolside all day if we did not "force her" to go to Disney World.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We would love to stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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