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Wingedheart
05-17-2007, 08:31 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for either moderate or deluxe hotel rooms that sleep 6? Anyone stayed in any or have pictures of any, etc?

We have 3 kids plus grandma...

So far the "somewhat affordable" options I see are:

Deluxe room at WL
Deluxe room at BWI
Junior suite at CSR

The deluxes are obviously much more expensive. The suite has two bathrooms. Any other thoughts?!

Thanks!!

Alicnwondrln
05-17-2007, 08:42 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for either moderate or deluxe hotel rooms that sleep 6? Anyone stayed in any or have pictures of any, etc?

We have 3 kids plus grandma...

So far the "somewhat affordable" options I see are:

Deluxe room at WL
Deluxe room at BWI
Junior suite at CSR

The deluxes are obviously much more expensive. The suite has two bathrooms. Any other thoughts?!

Thanks!!

a cabin at FOrt Wilderness
a family suite at all stars
2 rooms at a vaule resort or mod
a 2 bedroom villa at dvc renting points

a room at the double tree guest suites at downtown disney

Us3
05-17-2007, 09:17 AM
Try a suite at an All Star Resort..I think its ASM that has them?? Or maybe Ft Wilderness cabin...another great Disney experience and you can rent a golf cart to get around at the Fort! :goodvibes

apulk
05-17-2007, 09:24 AM
We're always in that situation with 4 kids. When not staying on points at a DVC resort we do two rooms at Pop Century. Love having the two bathrooms and it's really a fun place to stay.

The Doubletree at the Downtown Disney location sleeps 6 pretty sure too.

tracyvansmith
05-17-2007, 09:31 AM
I found the cheapest is 2 rooms at the All Stars.:thumbsup2

We are a family of 6 and in 2003 and 2005 the cheapest was to get 2 rooms our first was at the All Stars Music then All Stars Movie. It was nice having to rooms which ment two bathrooms. Two teen girls take up a lot of bathroom time.;)

This year our oldest son is not coming with us so the cheapest for us now is Port Orleans Riverside. Not sure how the bathroom time will work this time.:confused:

minnie61650
05-17-2007, 09:48 AM
DH and I stayed in a Family Suite at All Star Music ( a value resort) last Sept. (2006)

We really enjoyed the Queen size bed, the kitchenette with the microwave, having a sofa and cushioned chair to sit on and relax after a day at the parks before retiring for the evening.

I thought the pullouts very comfortable.

They are designed so the back cushion and seat cushion of the pullout support the pullout. There is no metal bar to hurt the sleepers back.

Info thread--Pullouts in Family Suites at ASMU with photos of how the pullout is supported.

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=18100990#post18100990

Here is the layout of the Family Suites:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/ASMusic_FamSuite_layout.jpg


Here is my review of the Suites:

www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=17640774&postcount=7

For more photos and info please see this info thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1392879

Have fun at Disney wherever you choose to stay!:wizard:

Wingedheart
05-17-2007, 10:32 AM
Thanks for all the input!

Just wondering how many people you had Linda in the ASM Suites. Seems okay for a family of 5, just not sure about including grandma in that mess--seems crowded for 6.

Thanks again! :goodvibes

minnie61650
05-17-2007, 12:27 PM
Thanks for all the input!

Just wondering how many people you had Linda in the ASM Suites. Seems okay for a family of 5, just not sure about including grandma in that mess--seems crowded for 6.

Thanks again! :goodvibes

I understand. At least at All Star Music there are 4 sleeping serfaces instead of 3 and grandma could have the chair bed to herself.
You would also have 2 bathrooms at the Family Suites or at the CSR jr. suite.


Here is the layout for a FW cabin:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/Fort_Wilderness-CABIN-LR.gif

Here is the layout for a Jr Suite at CSR;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/CSRJRSUITE.jpg

Here is the layout of a deluxe room at at BWI'

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/_BoardWalk-DL-ROOM-LR.jpg

Here is the layout of a deluxe room at WL

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/Wilderness_Lodge_Deluxe_Room.gif

The WL deluxe room looks roomier but it too has only 3 sleeping sefaces, it is a lot pricer and it only has 1 bathroom.

Here is a website with room type, number of persons allowed to sleep in a room, seasons and rates for 2007 for WDW resorts:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/disney-rates-2007.htm#VALUE

Have fun at Disney wherever you choose to stay!:wizard:

nbodyhome
05-17-2007, 12:32 PM
The Music Suites aren't ever discounted, the Fort Wilderness Cabins are (just one thing to remember). But the Music suites are fairly well priced anyway.

jjohnson
05-17-2007, 12:50 PM
Just an FYI. The BWI and WL deluxe rooms include concierge.

mommiebyrd
05-17-2007, 01:45 PM
Stayed in the WL Deluxe with 4 Adults and 1 child and found it to be way too small. We were stepping all over each other and all our stuff continually, and we pack lightly. View was great, though!

happymommy
05-17-2007, 02:40 PM
It helps to know your per night budget. Have you considered the "Downtown Disney" hotels? I am staying at the Royal Plaza for the first time in August - got a link through mousesavers.com for 4th night free (so I'm going for 8 nights, paying for 6). I am getting an exec. suite for $850 or so plus another $100 in taxes for 8 nights ($958 total). But they have some deluxe rooms with 2 doubles and a sleeper for less. You could get two connecting rooms there I think - PM me for the link - you can get a room for about $75/night through it - plus it includes breakfast buffet for 2 adults and I think 2 kids - all I know is kids 10 and under are free for the breakfast. Or there is the Doubletree Guest Suites - 2 double beds in the bedroom, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room. But only one bathroom.

I think 2 bathrooms is better.

Good luck!

SqueakyMouse
05-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Stayed in the WL Deluxe with 4 Adults and 1 child and found it to be way too small. We were stepping all over each other and all our stuff continually, and we pack lightly.

I agree!! These rooms are not as large as the sketch makes you think!

minnie61650
05-17-2007, 09:57 PM
Try a suite at an All Star Resort..I think its ASM that has them?? Or maybe Ft Wilderness cabin...another great Disney experience and you can rent a golf cart to get around at the Fort! :goodvibes


Just an FYI
The cabins sleep 6.
But the golf carts hold 4 persons and rent for close to $50 a day.

Here is a photo of one the carts:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/FWcart.jpg

Alicnwondrln
05-18-2007, 06:52 AM
and the golf carts go quick

Cory's Gal
05-18-2007, 07:11 AM
I would do 2 connecting rooms at a Value. We did this at POP when we went with my parents. Two bathrooms, 4 beds, it was great! You feel like you have a little more room because you could wander between 2 rooms.

iluvdizknee
05-18-2007, 07:19 AM
I was trying going on the threads to post this same ?. For the first time going to WDW, I have 6. Me, DH, DS and girfriend(17) DD and friend (14). We usually stay at the AS, but not sure if I can swing 6 of use on the small budget we have. Which do you all believe is the cheapest for a party of 6? Cabins, AS suites, ??? :confused3

minnie61650
05-18-2007, 07:41 AM
I was trying going on the threads to post this same ?. For the first time going to WDW, I have 6. Me, DH, DS and girfriend(17) DD and friend (14). We usually stay at the AS, but not sure if I can swing 6 of use on the small budget we have. Which do you all believe is the cheapest for a party of 6? Cabins, AS suites, ??? :confused3

The AS Suites start at $179 during value season.

The FW cabins start at $249 during value season.

Here is the link to the prices:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/disney-rates-2007.htm#VALUE

Have fun at Disney!:wizard:

minnie61650
05-18-2007, 07:46 AM
Just an FYI


For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.

Also a fridge is included in AS Suite.

Fridges cost $10 a night to rent when staying at a value . Don't forget the Queen size bed,a coffee pot and microwave are also in Family Suites.


Have fun at Disney!

Trekker
05-18-2007, 08:38 AM
Just an FYI


For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.

Also a fridge is included in AS Suite.

Fridges cost $10 a night to rent when staying at a value . Don't forget the Queen size bed,a coffee pot and microwave are also in Family Suites.


Have fun at Disney!

Linda!

This is incredibly important information to consider - think of the $$$ that can be saved with the microwave and Fridge -

Also I'm always unhappy about a double bed instead of a queen - and having to go deluxe to get the queen is ex$pensive!

Thanks for the good info!

spiceycat
05-18-2007, 08:57 AM
the cabins have a full kitchen. with a standard size refrigerator.

the suites have an under the counter model.

the cabins also have a dish washer - don't know about the suites.

there is a big disadvantage to the cabin - only one bathroom and it is pretty small.

goofy4tink
05-18-2007, 09:45 AM
If you're planning on doing any eating in the room, I would go with the AllStar Suites. If not having a micro or a fridge isn't going to be a big deal, go with two rooms at a value. No way would I put more than 4 in a room...even at POR-AB...just too many people using the bathroom, and storage isn't great either.

Wingedheart
05-19-2007, 07:33 AM
Thanks so much for all the suggestions!

I wish for two bathrooms and at least queen size beds. The main problem for me now is that I want VALUE prices during REGULAR/PEAK season!! :rotfl2:

AHHHHHHH Disney planning makes me CRAZY:scared1:

lovin'DVC
05-23-2007, 05:46 AM
and we've stayed at the deluxe room at BWI, the ASMu Family Suites, 2 connecting rooms at AKL, and at DVC resorts.

The BWI room was the least comfortable. Posh looking, but only 1 bathroom, uncomfortable beds, and a VERY long walk to the elevator.

The ASMu Family Suites were great. Not fancy, but comfortable. Only 1 bathroom, though. Loved the kitchenette, and the kids adored the chairs that convert to a bed.

We got a great passholder rate on the AKL connecting rooms, and that was fabulous. 2 bathrooms, 2 fridges, great resort.

The most comfortable option is the DVC resorts. 2 large bedrooms + a living room/kitchen. 2 bathrooms, and a washer/dryer! Pricey if you book through Disney, but reasonable if you rent through an owner, especially if you're traveling weekdays. For example, in value season a 2BR would rent for $300/night during the week. No taxes. Weekends are double the cost. We do weekdays at a DVC then stay somewhere else for the weekend if we're going for a longer trip. Although the cost is higher than the hotel rooms, we find we spend the same for our trip since we can eat some meals in our room. The meal cost for a family of 6 is the real budget killer.

Terry

my4boys+1
05-23-2007, 07:07 AM
It looks like the only thing we can afford will be 2 rooms at the all stars, the suite only sleeps 6 we are 7. Can we book 2 ajoining rooms? When should I be able to book for August 2008?

1rockinmamato2
05-23-2007, 08:02 AM
We ran into the same problem. There's 5 of us going (3 adults, 1 toddler, 1 infant).

I had wanted a moderate resort, but knew we needed space. So, I chose the family suite at All-star Music not only because of the space and the two bathrooms, but because of the kitchenette too. We aren't doing the dining plan and I'm sure the kitchenette will be handy for us with the kids.

Even though it wasn't my first resort choice, I'm still really looking forward to it. I think my MIL will be happy about it too!