View Full Version : Sleep sofa VWL

02-07-2001, 07:21 AM
We are considering a purchase at VWL late spring, I am curious are the sleep sofa's comfortable? Not that I will be sleeping on one but my cranky children will be and to make our trips enjoyable I need to know my 3 wonderful children will be able to get their beauty sleep. Also can you request a 2br with the 2 queen size beds instead of the queen size bed and sleep sofa? I just have a problem with my kids sleeping on a sleep sofa. I'm sure they would love it but I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

02-07-2001, 07:44 AM
Here's the scoop on the rooms. If you reserve a 1BR you get the king-size bedroom plus the living room with the sleeper sofa. You don't have the option of asking for a king-size bedroom without the living room. The studio has the 2 queen beds. However, the 2 BR is the 1BR plus the studio put together, so you do get the 2 separate bedrooms plus the living room. So to make a long story short, if you want your children to sleep on a bed rather than a sleeper sofa, you have to get the 2BR if you all want to be in the same unit. However, I'm not sure how many units have 2 queen beds versus 1 Queen bed and 1 sofa. You'd have to make that specific request to reservations. Of course, you could always get 2 studios but that might mean that your children are somewhere and you are somewhere else. I suppose you could put 1 parent with 1 child in each room. That would be your only other option. Hope this helps.

02-07-2001, 07:52 AM
Only Old Key West has rooms with 2 queens in the studio rooms. Studio rooms at Wilderness Lodge and Boardwalk have one queen and a sofa sleeper and a few have a very small daybed.

The one bedrooms have one King and one sofa sleeper at all the resorts.

So a two bedroom at OKW would have a king in the master bedroom, a sofa sleeper and the 2 queens in the attached studio. A 2 bedroom at WLodge would have the king, the sofa sleeper, and in the extra bedroom, one queen and sofa sleeper.

Also be aware that in order to sleep 5 you will need a 2 bedroom or 2 studios. A one bedroom and the studio only sleep 4 unless one is under the age of 3.

As to the comfort of the sofa sleepers, they are all the same ok but not like being in a bed.

02-07-2001, 08:57 AM
We just reserved a two bedroom at VWL. They have one bedroom w/king and the other w/two queen beds.
Just be sure you reserve the "dedicated 2 bedroom" to get the room w/two queen beds. They also do have the 2 bedroom w/the sofa pull out. But as long as you request "dedicated 2 bedroom" you will be fine.

02-07-2001, 02:41 PM
Would CRO or WDWTC be able to reserve these "dedicated 2 BR's" for non-DVC members also?


02-07-2001, 02:46 PM
Yes, the dedicated 2BR may be requested by anyone. Keep in mind it will be a request and in some cases may not be granted. Good Luck!

All of the dedicated 2BR's have the 2 queens in the 2nd BR. The lock off units will have 1 queen bed and a double sleep sofa in the studio portion.


02-07-2001, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the update on the bed situation at WL, another reason to choose it. I wish they had never taken the 2 queens out of the studios. So the new VWL 2 dedicated bedroom is similar to the ones at HH, correct.

02-08-2001, 05:56 AM
The issue of the comfort of the sleep sofa is a problem for me. I think kids will survive on it just fine. If I absolutely have to use one (with my bad back) I have taken the mattress off the metal rack and put it on the floor. I have done this other places, but not at DVC et.

02-08-2001, 09:36 AM
Our friends told me that they always tote an air mattress along and set it on the sofa sleeper--said it works great and no one is bothered by the metal bars under the mattress. I thought it was a good idea and will do the same.