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JerseyDisneyGirl
08-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Can't decide where to stay. I am thinking about BWI, BC, or Contemp. I love the location of the Conemp. DS likes the pools at BWI, and BC, but I don't think we'll be able to spend much time there. I have never stayed in a deluxe and we are thrilled that we can afford it this time. Other than the Poly, and GF (outside of our range) what Deluxe resorts do you like?

aurorae
08-09-2010, 03:59 PM
See the reviews (http://reviews.wdwinfo.com/showcat.php/category/405_Disney%20Hotels).

johnsonet
08-09-2010, 04:03 PM
Can't decide where to stay. I am thinking about BWI, BC, or Contemp. I love the location of the Conemp. DS likes the pools at BWI, and BC, but I don't think we'll be able to spend much time there. I have never stayed in a deluxe and we are thrilled that we can afford it this time. Other than the Poly, and GF (outside of our range) what Deluxe resorts do you like?

I've stayed at all 3 more than once and you cannot go wrong.
How old is your son? Ordinarily I would say BEACH CLUB for sure - we were there in June and it is absolutely AWESOME. But your son might get a real thrill from the monorail going through the Contemporary. Also, if you plan on lots of time at the MK, I'd do Contemporary.

olive
08-09-2010, 04:41 PM
I haven't stayed at the EPCOT area resorts that you mentioned, but I did stay at the Contemporary with my husband and son. Our son was 2 1/2 at the time and he had a blast. It was too cold to use the pools on that trip, so we didn't even take a peek. The room was beautiful and worked very well for our family. Having stayed at Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian so far, I can say that the rooms at the Contemporary are our favorite by a mile (we prefer the grounds at Polynesian - and the close proximity of dole whips!) Our son slept on the daybed (with one of the bed rails) and we had a king bed for ourselves. The toilet area is separate from the rest of the bathroom. Tub was perfect for his baths. He loved looking out the window to see "Arella's Castle." Even if you didn't have an MK view room, though, you can see the fireworks and the ML from the observation area. He enjoyed the arcade and just playing on the escalators, and of course seeing the monorail. It was exciting for him each time. He kept announcing that there was a train while we would eat at the food court area. We did sometimes have to wait for a table by the little take out place, but we just popped up to our room and ate there if it was too crowded. I'm sure it isn't too much of a trek to the garden wing, either. We had a wonderful time at Chef Mickey's for breakfast one morning. Being able to walk to and from MK was fantastic. We ended almost every evening there, no matter which park we had gone to during the day. Getting to EPCOT on the monorail was easy, too, though you do have to switch at the TTC. I don't remember having especially bad waits for buses to DHS and AK (though we did have a bit of a wait coming back from AK). Short answer - he loved the Contemporary. Definitely not saying the others wouldn't be good choices, too, but I just don't have any personal experience to share. We have walked around the boardwalk area and taken the boat from DHS to EPCOT, though, and those hotels look lovely, especially all lit up at night! If you think the theming at the moderates would be appealing to your son, maybe consider some of those, too? Those pirate rooms at CBR seem pretty popular, and the pool looks great there. Although I definitely understand the appeal of being able to walk to a park...

skipperkim
08-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Can't decide where to stay. I am thinking about BWI, BC, or Contemp. I love the location of the Conemp. DS likes the pools at BWI, and BC, but I don't think we'll be able to spend much time there. I have never stayed in a deluxe and we are thrilled that we can afford it this time. Other than the Poly, and GF (outside of our range) what Deluxe resorts do you like?

You don't say when you are going. I have stayed at CR and loved it, but I'd also love to stay at BC too. I'm not a fan of BW, I don't like the dead clown.

JerseyDisneyGirl
08-10-2010, 11:03 AM
The clown is freaky. The BWI looks nice. Every year we vacation in Ocean City NJ, which has a great boardwalk. Of course it is nothing like the BWI, but it is just the idea...

sharadoc
08-10-2010, 11:35 AM
The clown is freaky. The BWI looks nice. Every year we vacation in Ocean City NJ, which has a great boardwalk. Of course it is nothing like the BWI, but it is just the idea...

The clown pool is on the villas side so if you stay at the Inn, you can use the quiet pool there and you won't be anywhere NEAR the clown. Personally, I think the clown looks worse in photos far away than it does at the pool. We LOVE the Boardwalk and would recommend it for lots of things to do, high energy and convenient access to both Epcot and DHS.