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cecilia
08-12-2012, 09:37 PM
me and my husband want to take his parents and his brother and wife and our 2 boys to disney world . we want to stay at a quiet or kinda quiet hotel his parents are grump and so i am just lost also need a place that my kids can have fun . i know it is a lot to ask we always stay at value cause we love the crazy but anyway. this is whats on my list
tree house onlt problem is all the stairs my mother in law get dizzy and has a pace maker

wilderness villa 2 bedroom
baylake villa 2 bedroom
wilderness cabins 2 of them if i can get 2 next to each other
2 rooms at coronado springs
shades of green husbands navy but down side is no one else is so they cant buy stuff at gift shop

i am just lost when we go alone we love the crazy we stay at the pool and order food till they close but with inlaws they want a quiet resort if we can find one

cecilia
08-12-2012, 09:39 PM
total people in our group is 8

husband age 32
me age 32
MIL 60
FIL 65
brother in law 30
brother in laws wife 38
son 8
son6

Reberella
08-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Although it wasn't on the list, the Beach Club Villas may be a good choice, I stayed there and it was fun because of the main pool however it had two other quiet pools that were never really busy. It was sophisticated yet laid back. It never felt really crowded like the Values can sometimes. Everyone in my group really loved it. I hope this is helpful :goodvibes

Deb & Bill
08-12-2012, 09:52 PM
me and my husband want to take his parents and his brother and wife and our 2 boys to disney world . we want to stay at a quiet or kinda quiet hotel his parents are grump and so i am just lost also need a place that my kids can have fun . i know it is a lot to ask we always stay at value cause we love the crazy but anyway. this is whats on my list
tree house onlt problem is all the stairs my mother in law get dizzy and has a pace maker

wilderness villa 2 bedroom
baylake villa 2 bedroom
wilderness cabins 2 of them if i can get 2 next to each other
2 rooms at coronado springs
shades of green husbands navy but down side is no one else is so they cant buy stuff at gift shop

i am just lost when we go alone we love the crazy we stay at the pool and order food till they close but with inlaws they want a quiet resort if we can find one

total people in our group is 8

husband age 32
me age 32
MIL 60
FIL 65
brother in law 30
brother in laws wife 38
son 8
son6

The Villas at Wilderness Lodge are pretty quiet. They are off from the main resort and most of the villas have a woods view.

The only problem is how to do you fit the six adults and two kids into a two bedroom villa. You'll have a master bedroom with one king sized bed. That's our room when we go. No one else gets that room. The second bedroom will have either two queen beds or a queen bed and a double sleeper sofa depending on if it is a lockoff or dedicated two bedroom. That would be my choice for MIL/FIL/BIL/SIL. The two kids could sleep in the living room on the queen sized sleeper sofa. Or BIL/SIL could sleep in the living room and the two kids sleep with MIL/FIL. Unless you are really feeling generous and taking the second bedroom with your two kids and giving MIL/FIL the master bedroom.

You might even consider getting MIL/FIL/BIL/SIL one or two WL rooms and you get a VWL one bedroom. That gives you and your boys a little space and Grumpy and family can be in the next building over. Or if you are really feeling generous, get them two studios to be in the same building, but still a little space.

cecilia
08-12-2012, 10:12 PM
i was going to put the inlaws in the master bedroom and me and husband share a room with brother in law and sister in law and put my kids in living room or i was going to just rent 2 standard rooms one for us and one for inlaws to share

aprestwich
08-12-2012, 10:19 PM
I'd recommend Port Orleans French Quarter. We've always found it to be very quiet and so easy to get around because it's small. The other bonus is that generally speaking the bus from the parks is usually direct to POFQ without going to other resorts.

Take three of the Riverview rooms on the ground floor, they won't have anyone bothering them.

Just my 2 cents

Andrew

Deb & Bill
08-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I'd recommend Port Orleans French Quarter. We've always found it to be very quiet and so easy to get around because it's small. The other bonus is that generally speaking the bus from the parks is usually direct to POFQ without going to other resorts.

Take three of the Riverview rooms on the ground floor, they won't have anyone bothering them.

Just my 2 cents

Andrew

Does POFQ have queen sized beds now? They might get by with two rooms. One for the OP and her immediate family and one for the ILs. But they would have to pay the extra adult fee times two for the four adults in one room.

cecilia
08-12-2012, 10:26 PM
thanks open to any resorts that are not value . nothing wrong with value we like them but they are busy and loud and i love it but inlaws hate noise

cecilia
08-12-2012, 10:28 PM
well cheaper for 2 mods than 1 villa lol



Does POFQ have queen sized beds now? They might get by with two rooms. One for the OP and her immediate family and one for the ILs. But they would have to pay the extra adult fee times two for the four adults in one room.

aprestwich
08-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Does POFQ have queen sized beds now? They might get by with two rooms. One for the OP and her immediate family and one for the ILs. But they would have to pay the extra adult fee times two for the four adults in one room.

Yes, I think they have completed the renovations and are all queen beds now. I know that on our last visit they were queens.

To Cecilia, I'm not a fan of the value resorts myself (did one, just to say I did), I'm an admitted Deluxe club level snob. (LOL) That said, POFQ is a moderate and is one of my prefered ones at that. We almost always do split stays and POFQ is often in there.

Andrew

twinboysmom
08-12-2012, 10:30 PM
I thought CSR was pretty quiet and we were there in June. It was at capacity and was very relaxing.

aprestwich
08-12-2012, 10:36 PM
I thought CSR was pretty quiet and we were there in June. It was at capacity and was very relaxing.

Agreed it's quiet, the problem we've always seen with CSR is the distance you have to walk to get from the rooms to the main building or taking the bus unless you get lucky with a room close to the main building. I noticed the OP was talking about MiL having a pacemaker etc.

We really enjoyed the Pepper Market resturant and pool area at CSR!

Andrew

spiceycat
08-12-2012, 11:31 PM
probably the quietest of DVC resorts is Kidani - but that is not on your list.

BLT is wonderfully - because you can walk to the MK. Now it is not loud and noisey - but quiet no - it is too close to the MK for that.

that say think your family would like it better than VWL - just try for a higher lake view villa for quiet.

kddisney502
08-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Does POFQ have queen sized beds now?
Yes, referb was completed in april 2011.

cecilia
08-13-2012, 12:30 AM
i love the tree house i know they have lots of stairs but my mother in law is ok if someone hold her hand she just gets dizzy now and then. even the 3 bedrooms are high . i was wanting to keep us all in one room well thansk all for the advice still looking into french quarter they look nice

skriegerjr
08-13-2012, 12:36 AM
I'd recommend Port Orleans French Quarter. We've always found it to be very quiet and so easy to get around because it's small. The other bonus is that generally speaking the bus from the parks is usually direct to POFQ without going to other resorts.

Take three of the Riverview rooms on the ground floor, they won't have anyone bothering them.

Just my 2 cents

Andrew

I second POFQ! It's our fav resort, and we always find it very quiet, relaxing, and compact. Never feels crowded, we always feel like we have the place to ourselves, even the pool never has felt crowded to us.

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Mom2six
08-13-2012, 12:42 AM
i love the tree house i know they have lots of stairs but my mother in law is ok if someone hold her hand she just gets dizzy now and then. even the 3 bedrooms are high . i was wanting to keep us all in one room well thansk all for the advice still looking into french quarter they look nice

We are staying in the Treehouse Villas in September. I think they look really nice and they are quiet. I know they have a handicap accessible THV, so it is a ramp instead of stairs if that would help her. However in the treehouses, there is a master bedroom (I forget what size bed...a queen I believe), a second bedroom with a queen bed, and a bedroom with bunkbeds. The living room has a sleeper sofa and a sleeper chair. One adult couple would probably have to sleep in the living room, because the bunkbeds are more kid sized. So, that may not be what you are looking for. We'll have 9 when we go but only 3 adults.

Good luck finding a room to suit everyone! Besides quiet, what other things would your inlaws like?

Also, I wouldn't let the gift shop thing make you rule out Shades of Green. It's a very pleasant resort with large rooms. There is no pool slide, but the pool is nice. There will be tons of gift shops all over Disney so they will lots of opportunity to buy things and window shop!

ppony
08-13-2012, 04:13 PM
me and my husband want to take his parents and his brother and wife and our 2 boys to disney world . we want to stay at a quiet or kinda quiet hotel his parents are grump and so i am just lost also need a place that my kids can have fun . i know it is a lot to ask we always stay at value cause we love the crazy but anyway. this is whats on my list
tree house onlt problem is all the stairs my mother in law get dizzy and has a pace maker

wilderness villa 2 bedroom
baylake villa 2 bedroom
wilderness cabins 2 of them if i can get 2 next to each other
2 rooms at coronado springs
shades of green husbands navy but down side is no one else is so they cant buy stuff at gift shop

i am just lost when we go alone we love the crazy we stay at the pool and order food till they close but with inlaws they want a quiet resort if we can find one
IMO, CS is a convention resort so I wouldn't qualify that as "quiet" and BayLake isn't quiet either. No resort I've ever stayed at at WDW has been loud or noisy, but they have most definitly had varying levels of serenity. The boats at BayLake woke us up every morning and kept me up every night when we stayed in a lake view, and of course, the fireworks noise on the MK side especially can't be considered quiet, though they are wonderful to view form your room and we didn't stay there several times for the noise levels. ;) WL is and IMO AKV is quieter than any I have ever stayed at but you may not appreciate it's distance from MK. Though it's right next door to CS. But that distance is exactly one of the reasons it's like an oasis.
FO-FQ IS a nice quiet resort, but you'd be snug.
Now, fitting you all in? I'll leave that up to you. ;)
Good luck!:cloud9:

mom2princesses2
08-13-2012, 06:28 PM
IMO, CS is a convention resort so I wouldn't qualify that as "quiet" ...:

Just because CSR has a convention area does not mean it wouldn't be quiet. In fact, you could surmise that due to the conventions, there are a higher rate of adults there than children compared to other resorts, meaning less opportunity for little ones to be running up and down hallways, yelling as they make there way to and from the parks.

We stayed at CSR last Nov during one of the larger annual conventions held there and Bill Clinton was a speaker. We were not affected in the least. The name tags worn by people we passed on the walk ways were the only way we knew the attendees were even there. Conventions are typically a full schedule including lunches and dinners and evening events. This means most attendees don't make use of the resort areas frequented by park guests. Other than a busy time in the Pepper Market right before the first session a couple of days, the pools were empty, the buses light and the noise very quiet.

If the OP is used to values, they might be used to the convience of quick service which POFQ does not have. You have to go to POR. Also, with one pool at POFQ, it may be noiser than a resort with multiple pools.

CSR has the perfect blend of resort relaxation and amenities to make it fun for the kids. But the drawback I see is only booking two rooms for 6 adults and 2 children. CSR has very comfortable rooms with good space but there would be no where to space out if you needed to from each other. But that all depends upon how you think everyone will do together. :)

Pakey
08-13-2012, 06:43 PM
It wasn't on the original list but I think OKW is the quietest resort. Because of the villa configuration there are no hallways which means no excited children running for the bus in the morning! However, only certain buildings have elevators so this location may require a ground floor.

Our treehouse was far from quiet. The boat traffic on the waterways was quite loud in our villa, especially in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms which were directly on the water. And as PP said, the 3rd bedroom with the short bunk beds is probably not ideal for 6 adults.

We have done 2 stays at Kidani and one stay was very quiet and the other was not. I'm sure that is going to happen anywhere at WDW.

If my inlaws were grumpy, I'd probably book separate rooms. :bitelip: Excluding deluxe resorts, the quietest we have experienced was at POFQ.

aprestwich
08-13-2012, 09:35 PM
If the OP is used to values, they might be used to the convience of quick service which POFQ does not have. You have to go to POR. Also, with one pool at POFQ, it may be noiser than a resort with multiple pools.


True about the one pool, but it's rarely busy, but POFQ does have Quick Service, it doesn't have a Table Service resturant. That said, if you are an annual pass holder with the Tables in Wonderland card, it's accepted at POFQ, it's one of the only QS locations that takes it (because there is no TS resturant).

Andrew

mickeye
08-13-2012, 09:49 PM
I thought that the tree houses had elevators now since they had to make them Handicapped accessible? Wouldn't that make them good for the MIL? And, the two 'shorter' bunks would be good for the two kids.

Sammie
08-13-2012, 10:16 PM
I thought that the tree houses had elevators now since they had to make them Handicapped accessible? Wouldn't that make them good for the MIL? And, the two 'shorter' bunks would be good for the two kids.

No elevators, they have ramps.

To the OP, of all the resorts I think SSR is the quietest. When they built it, they were still having the fireworks at DD and they put extra soundproofing in the rooms and have double pane windows. Also the open air, covered hallways are quieter than an interior hallway to me.

Honestly at times until we left the room, we did not know anyone was in our building. They have recently started a rehab of the rooms and Congress Park which has a fabulous quiet pool is finished.

minnie mum
08-13-2012, 10:50 PM
Just to add my 2 cents. I'd like to recommend POFQ as well. The refurb was only a year ago, and I love the decor. I think all of the mods have a quiet feel to them, even when they're full. You can also put a request on your reservation for a 'quiet room'. This will usually be in a building at one end of the resort or the other and facing away from the courtyards. But the resort is so small, that even those buildings aren't much of a walk to the main building and the bus stop. If you feel like you need to be close to each other, you can request adjoining rooms. But if they're grumps, DON'T ask for connecting!! A ground floor room would mean your MIL wouldn't have to worry about stairs at all.

Safari Queen
08-13-2012, 11:51 PM
OKW has huge villas -- much larger than the others -- outdoor dining space, and a very laid back feeling. You can park right by the villa, but you should request 1st floor or an elevator building. There are boat rentals, a wonderful pool with a slide, and bike rentals. We love it. :goodvibes

jlk806
08-14-2012, 12:01 AM
probably the quietest of DVC resorts is Kidani - but that is not on your list.

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Agreed! Ive stayed there twice now (in 3 weeks will be my 3rd time), and while in the room I have never heard another soul. So peaceful and quiet! Yet still a fun resort for kids, they always have games at the pool and other activities going on!:thumbsup2

fla4fun
08-14-2012, 06:32 AM
The only problem with trying to select a "quiet" resort is that any resort is only as quiet as your immediate neighbors. You could have noisy neighbors at any resort. I once had a group of six adults carrying on a loud conversation in the hallway outside my room at 4am - outdoor voices and all! Or the day it was raining and a group of kids decided to play dodge ball in the hallway outside my room - continually banging into my door. I generally travel with a white noise machine so I can drown out any noise when I'm sleeping. I would agree that OKW and SSR are generally quiet, as well as VWL. I did not have any noise issues at BLT, but I was the next to the last room at the end of the hall, so I didn't get a lot of traffic outside my door. Whatever resort you choose, request a "quiet" area - this will generally be away from elevators and other common areas where people tend to congregate.

Now, as far as which resorts would be best for your party size and health concerns . . .First, which park(s) will you spend the most time in? You should pick a location closest to the park(s) where you will spend the most time. If I know I'm spending a lot of time at Epcot, I stay at one of the Epcot resorts. If I'm spending more time at MK than the other parks, I stay near MK. If you are planning to spend your time fairly equally between the parks, then the resort location isn't quite as important. Does your MIL have issues with getting on and off buses several times a day? If so, consider a resort where you have monorail or boat transportation for at least two of the parks.

maxiesmom
08-14-2012, 06:59 AM
I agree with all of the other posters who have suggested POFQ. I've stayed there 3 times, and have found it to be a very quiet resort. And while there is only one pool, I've never noticed it being that loud. If it is, you can always walk to POR and use their pool, as POR and POFQ are considered sister resorts pool hopping is allowed between the two.

Magic3forme
08-14-2012, 07:21 AM
I would suggest Kidani too, we have been there and it is very quiet. Our standard view room had a view of the one savannah and it was very peaceful to sit on the deck and watch the animals.

hsmamato2
08-14-2012, 09:01 AM
OKW is quiet,if you want to rent points....I also like the feel of POFQ and POR,and CBR,they are all pretty spread out which = quiet.....I agree,the values do feel noisier b/c they're more packed in....one time when we stayed at Pop, I liked the WAY back rooms near the pond...but AOA wasn't there yet,so it may not feel quiet back there anymore...plus I felt like if I had a car,and parked way back there,driving to the parks,it would be great. But only that one back corner:thumbsup2

SMorgan711
08-14-2012, 11:52 AM
The quietest resort we stayed at was Shades of Green. We loved staying there. My dad is a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet, so that's how we stayed there. We were also able to book two rooms (one for me, Mom and Dad and one for my aunt and cousin). None of us had any problems buying stuff at the gift shop so I don't really understand that? :confused3

I love, love, love staying at Shades of Green. It's so peaceful which IMO is hard to find at Disney! For us, it felt like the perfect combo. Also, there is a little shop at the bottom floor on the way to the busses and they will pack a lunch for you to take to the park! That is one perk I think ALL Disney resorts should have! It was so convenient and reasonably priced too!

I'm sure no matter where you pick, it will be a great trip! :goodvibes

sanapp
08-14-2012, 12:52 PM
I agree that if you want the most quiet resort you should pick Shades of Green. We booked there with connecting rooms for us and SIL and her husband. We had a pool not far from our room and never heard any noise from it. If we went to the pool we were usually the only people there. We never had a problem at the gift shop either.

I would really suggest looking into this first. If I remember correctly and it hasn't changed the amount that you pay for your room depends on the military rank. It was very reasonably priced.

I am not sure that you can qualify for free dining if it is offered during your time though if staying at Shades of Green.

Headed4Fun
08-14-2012, 01:07 PM
If you're open to mods, I would suggest the French Quarter or Riverside. We stayed at POFQ in February and it was VERY quiet (and very beautiful!). The buses were direct routes to each park and didn't share with other resorts.....overall, we were pleasantly surprised. There was a nice boat ride from the resort to Downtown Disney - our kids enjoyed that. We're going back to Riverside in December and really looking forward to it.
Good luck with your decision!