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maryj11 05-12-2013 02:51 PM

So undecided on which moderate resort for next trip ?
 
We do this every year :rotfl: We cant decide on which resort. Actually I'm not sure when we will be going yet maybe not until next year Memorial day week or maybe this year in August or September. Our main picks are POR, POFQ, and CBR. We have stayed at CSR and POR before. I really liked POR the most out of those two. When we were at POR which was years ago we stayed in the Mansion section, but I would like to stay in the AB this time if we choose POR. We just cant dedcide. Which is your favorite ?

Disneylover99 05-12-2013 02:56 PM

I would either get a preferred room at POR (which is The ab section anyways) or anywhere at POFQ! I love both of these resorts!

maryj11 05-12-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Disneylover99 (Post 48374598)
I would either get a preferred room at POR (which is The ab section anyways) or anywhere at POFQ! I love both of these resorts!

Yes if we stay at POR or CBR we plan on booking a preferred room.

Sue M 05-12-2013 03:13 PM

Our fav is POR, mansion section. A location near Old Man Island bridge is our fav. And all the rooms have bern refurbed. New furniture, carpets, tile, looks very upscale. I'm not a fan of the rustic looking rooms of AB, but the outside landscaping is pretty.

POFQ is my second choice. We had a very nice stay last January. Because it was winter I didn't miss the lack of quiet pools, and on warm sunny days I always found a couple of lounge chairs in the back section of the pool. And enjoyed the quieter area, not having young ones that need watching anymore in the pool.
The rooms in FQ have also been refurbed.

CBR is the only mod that hasn't had a refurb with queen beds. I think it's due. But it is a pretty resort. The set up us weird though. The resort check in/out, & concierge desk building is quite far away from the food court, and gift shop. Not a convenient set up.

maryj11 05-12-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Sue M (Post 48374725)
Our fav is POR, mansion section. A location near Old Man Island bridge is our fav. And all the rooms have bern refurbed. New furniture, carpets, tile, looks very upscale. I'm not a fan of the rustic looking rooms of AB, but the outside landscaping is pretty.

POFQ is my second choice. We had a very nice stay last January. Because it was winter I didn't miss the lack of quiet pools, and on warm sunny days I always found a couple of lounge chairs in the back section of the pool. And enjoyed the quieter area, not having young ones that need watching anymore in the pool.
The rooms in FQ have also been refurbed.

CBR is the only mod that hasn't had a refurb with queen beds. I think it's due. But it is a pretty resort. The set up us weird though. The resort check in/out, & concierge desk building is quite far away from the food court, and gift shop. Not a convenient set up.

The check in check out being so far away at CBR is one of my concerns. We will be taking the magic express and I'm not happy about having to get to the ME with it being that far away.

Julie711 05-12-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by maryj11

The check in check out being so far away at CBR is one of my concerns. We will be taking the magic express and I'm not happy about having to get to the ME with it being that far away.

We've stayed at CBR 4x before and the front desk office area has never bothered us with any area we stayed in. We really love this resort. The Caribbean feel, music, landscaping, beaches & hammocks, and the main area ( pool, gift shop) is really cool. We've never had any issues with buses, it takes about 10 min to do the full loop then it's off to the parks!

wdwmom0f3 05-12-2013 04:28 PM

I'm having the same issue between POR & French Quarter. I have a discount code that is not good on preferred rooms so while I love Riverside, it's huge and we normally do preferred. French Quarter is a much smaller resort and we wouldn't need a preferred room, yet we still have everything that we like about being in the river, such as the boat ride to DTD. It's going to be a hard decision.

CBR is in a good location and its a pretty resort, but unless you have preferred there you can placed far from the food court. If that's not an issue to you than that's ok. Personally I love Riverside much better, with FQ a close second.

Disneylover99 05-12-2013 04:31 PM

If I couldn't book a preferred room at POR, I would definitely book POFQ. I never seem to get my room requests met.

kmb584 05-12-2013 04:32 PM

I love POFQ! It's such a quaint resort but shares amenities with POR so essentially dining is doubled, activities are doubled, pools are multiplied.

disd55 05-12-2013 04:32 PM

I have only stayed at the CSR, and we didn't really liked it. We have stayed at 4 Disney resorts, and that was the only moderate and we really didn't like it. It took so much energy on those humid hot days to get to the pool. The preferred rooms may be anywhere from right next to El Centro to Buildings 4 or 5 of the Casitas, which were in the preferred section of the resort but not the closest building. Even the preferred rooms were a 15-20 minute walk to the pool. We are so excited to stay at POFQ this summer. If I had to chose any of those, it'd be POFQ because it seems like the most quaint moderate resort and for a fine price.

bennifer 05-12-2013 05:00 PM

The only 2 mods that we've stayed at is CSR (which we LOVE) and CBR (which is just meh). I think I'd go with POFQ!

LucyBC80 05-12-2013 05:02 PM

POFQ was my pick for my first on site stay. And now I'm hooked and not even a deluxe hotel has a chance of swaying my option!

maryj11 05-12-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Disneylover99 (Post 48375274)
If I couldn't book a preferred room at POR, I would definitely book POFQ. I never seem to get my room requests met.

Which resort do you not get your room request ? I have had pretty good luck with getting my room requests in the past.

Terk-1 05-12-2013 06:26 PM

French Quarter
 
Having stayed at all 3 before, my vote is for the French Quarter. It's small and quaint, so it's easy to get everywhere. The rooms were just redone very nicely. Have always had great experiences here with the staff, especially the man who opens the main door for you during the day. Although POFQ does share its buses (at times) with POR, you ALWAYS get picked up and dropped off at POFQ first.

I don't care for POR or CBR, as they are way too spread out for my taste. Had poor experiences with the staff at both and was really not thrilled with walking across a dimly lit parking lot at night at CBR. Because of these reasons, won't go back to either.

maxiesmom 05-12-2013 06:47 PM

The only moderate I don't like is CBR. As far as deciding among the other 2 you have listed, it depends on the age of the kids. Older kids? Stay at POR. Younger kids? Stay at POFQ.

I want to add: Be happy if you get your requests met, but don't expect to. I have not gotten them more often than I have gotten them.


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