Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

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1251 Riverside Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Inspired by the days of riverboats and Mark Twain, this Louisiana-style resort sprawls along waterways 1 mile from Epcot® and 5 miles from the Magic Kingdom® Park. read more
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Although the grounds were nicely landscaped after walking around Disney Parks all day the last thing you wanted to do was walk another 1/2 mile to get back to the lobby, shop and restaurants. The rooms were clean but only offer double size beds or one king, would have preferred at least two queen size beds. The ferry service to Downtown was nice but I would not stay at this Resort again.
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Apr 14th, 2005
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

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900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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This casual, 200-acre resort, located on 45-acre Barefoot Bay, is 1 mile from Epcot®. Transportation to all Walt Disney World® Theme Parks is complimentary. read more
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As a whole, our stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort was quite enjoyable. The employee's there were quite helpful and extremely friendly. The pools were clean and well kept, and the place as a whole had a nice Caribbean feel to it. My only minor issues I had with my stay were 1-the rooms were a little smaller than I had envisioned, and 2-the beds were extremely hard. Nevertheless, I would still recommend staying here wholeheartedly to all. It's central location to all four Disney parks was great as well. I'd recommend renting a car for ease of getting around, but the Disney transit system works quite efficiently if you decide otherwise. One last tip-plan one meal at least for Cutter's (restaurant @ Caribbean)-the food was delicious !
4
May 4th, 2002
Walt Disney World Swan Resort

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1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Walt Disney World Swan is walking distance or a water-launch ride away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and Epcot®. Guests can also take complimentary transportation to Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Par read more
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This Hotel was outstanding in everything from cleanliness to friendliness. Very Nice experience when we checked in we were upgraded to a bigger room free of charge. Super convenient in relations to the Boardwalk Resort Area. We went for a weekend getaway not to go to Parks. Fantastic food not only in the hotel but in The Boardwalk Area. The prices were reasonable with very large portions at all the restraunts. My didn't want to leave. The rates were a bargain compared to the other Boardwak Resorts that are two or three times as much. We'll be back to The Swan we might try the Dorphin next time.
5
Jun 16th, 2005
Disney's Contemporary Resort

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4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Six miles from Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™, Disney's Contemporary Resort offers a breathtaking view of the Magic Kingdom® Park and direct access via a monorail. read more
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We stayed outside of the main building, which was a bit of a walk, but so much quieter! Our room was very spacious, especially for Disney Resorts. We had a mini-patio out back so we could relax after our daughter went to sleep. Only first floor rooms have a patio and other floors don't have a balcony outside of the main tower. Staff was very friendly and helpful for our entire stay. They gave our daughter a toy during check-in and picked us up in a golf cart and drove us along with our luggage to check-out. The monorail transportation is pricelss, especially with a toddler during the hot summer months! We will stay here again next year!
5
Sep 6th, 2004
Disney's All-Star Music Resort

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1801 W Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Larger-than-life music-themed icons create a playful setting at this family-friendly resort 2 miles from Disney's Hollywood Studios™. read more
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My husband, our 14 year old son and I stayed at the All Star Music Resort. Our room was very clean which is very important to us. The mattresses were very comfortable. The grounds were kept impeccably. We requested an extra blanket and one was brought to us within minutes of our phone call. Loved the idea that their was a food cafeteria right there on the property -- this made getting breakfast in the morning very easy. We purchased a plastic mug (for hot or cold drinks) in the cafeteria and then got free refills the entire time that we were there. The Disney Magical Express service was wonderful. We would definitely stay there again -- no doubt!!
5
Feb 25th, 2004
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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1700 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Inspired by traditional New England yacht clubs, this nautical resort is one mile from Disney's Hollywood Studios™ by ferryboat, and less than a mile from the Epcot® World Showcase entrance. read more
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The location to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is great. The lake and boardwalk are convenient. It took us 10 minutes to walk to the entrance of Epcot and the boat quickly took us to Hollywood Studios. We thought for the price that the decor would be nicer. We also stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge which seemed much richer. Transportation around WDW is not an issue since there is always a bus or boat going to where you want to be. If you want location, a big sprawling pool, higher room rates and don't mind out-dated decor then this is a great choice. Other resorts can offer similar but richer amenities and lower room rates.
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Sep 15th, 2005
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

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1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Located on 23 acres across the street from Downtown Disney®, this 10-story hotel in Lake Buena Vista offers Extra Magic Hours and continuous shuttle service to all the Disney® parks. read more
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This was a fantastic alternative to the Disney hotels! I was hoping to get a room at one of the All-Star Resorts, but they were all full. I booked a room at this hotel, and I'll definitely come back. The transportation to and from the Disney Parks was on-time, reliable and quick, and I think it actually took us less time to get back to our rooms at the end of the day. The hotel itself was lovely, and I loved the convenience store that was open 24 hours. We were able to grab Pop-Tarts and milk, doughnuts, coffee in the mornings on our way out to the busses.. We were able to grab a salad/sandwich and a beer to take to the room when coming in from the parks at 10:30.. Loved the prices AND the convenience. My children enjoyed the pool area, even though it wasn't a themed pool.. By the time we had spent two days in the parks, they didn't care whether the pool was themed or not! They had a great time swimming, and the chairs around the pool were as comfy as some beds in which I've slept in lesser hotels! We LOVED the proximity to Downtown Disney! We crossed over the VERY Pedestrian-friendly street to shop at World of Disney, and we ate a couple of times at Earl of Sandwich...where the prices and food were great. From the hotel room to Downtown Disney took us about 6 minutes. Overall, this was a great alternative to the Disney hotels... Price was MUCH better, room as nicer, still had the Extra Magic Hours, quicker transportation... We'll definitely be back!
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Sep 27th, 2004
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Adjacent to the restaurants, shops, and entertainment of Disney's BoardWalk Resort, this hotel is a ferryboat ride from Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™, and within 14 miles of SeaWorld and Universal. read more
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I have stayed at many Disney owned WDW properties: Wilderness Lodge, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans, Coronado, Pop Century and All-Star Sports. This is the first time I've gone to Disney and stayed anywhere else. The location of the Dolphin is very convenient. The walk to Epcot isn't bad. The boats to Hollywood Studios and Epcot are nice but I wish there was the option of a bus to these parks as well. This is especially true for Epcot because the boat drops you off at the International Gateway on the World Showcase side. At WDW the resorts that have boats (Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, Polynesian) also have the bus option. I would say the buses leaving the Dolphin are slower on average as well. Still, nice hotel. Beautiful pool and cabana bar. NIce gym. I didn't mind the resort fee because it included full internet access and you would pay $9.95 a day at a WDW value or moderate for that. WDW resorts do have free parking which is nice. We rented our car from National and were able to just hand the keys to the valet and go to our room which was great. The restaurants at the Swan and Dolphin are more expensive, generally, than the Disney owned properties. The fridge in the room at the Dolphin was great. It comes standard. At a WDW value resort it would cost $10 a day. It doesn't get very cold, however. We had ours replaced the first night. As an SPG member I was hoping for an upgrade to a nicer room and it didn't happen but I really can't complain too much because we got a great rate. As a mother to two kids I would say the price of a kids' meal at the WDW resorts is a huge advantage. At any Disney owned resort dining hall you can do breakfast (two Mickey waffles, bacon, grapes and juice or milk) for under $5. For lunch you can do personal pizza, fruit and milk or juice for $5. You'll pay closer to $8 or $9 at the Swan and Dolphin and with two kids for a week that really adds up. In the end, I would choose the Dolphin over a WDW value resort (assuming I could get the same great rate. The Magical Express is not available to Swan and Dolphin guests which is a huge money saver if you're coming from Orlando airport. The Dolphin is definitely the best non-Disney resort in the area because of its proximity to the parks. The Disney moderate and deluxe resorts win out, however.
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Aug 21st, 2006
Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

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901 W Timberland Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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This Lake Buena Vista condominium resort is located on a lake, set on a private beach within a short distance of Richard Petty Driving Experience, Walt Disney World®, and Magic Kingdom® Theme Park. Also nearby are Disney's Palm Golf Course a read more
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This place was awesome and beautiful. I cant wait to go back. We love Disney. The whole atmosphere was just wonderful. Our 3 year old had a blast. Trust me, if you can, and stay here. For a Disney Resort this place is priced very well.
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Mar 17th, 2006
Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter

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2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Set on the Sassagoula River and just a mile from Epcot®, this resort with its cobblestone streets, flower courtyards, and charming balconies captures the flavor of New Orleans' French Quarter. read more
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The staff and resort exceeded our expectations! Our room was convenient to all resort amenities, the food court was excellent and the accomodations were awesome.
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Aug 3rd, 2007