Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


View Poll Results: Which moderate is your favorite
Port Orleans Riverside 45 40.91%
Port Orleans French Quarters 45 40.91%
Caribbean Beach Resort 20 18.18%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
maryj11
DIS Veteran
 
maryj11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,307

So undecided on which moderate resort for next trip ?

We do this every year 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 ?
__________________


maryj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
Disneylover99
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Just East of Toronto
Posts: 7,507

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!
Disneylover99 is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
maryj11
DIS Veteran
 
maryj11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,307

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneylover99 View Post
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.
__________________


maryj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,644

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.
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

Next trip January 2015 POR Riverside
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
maryj11
DIS Veteran
 
maryj11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,307

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sue M View Post
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.
__________________


maryj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
Julie711
DIS Veteran
 
Julie711's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 849

Quote:
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!
__________________

Me DH DD(6yrs)DS(2 yrs)

9/06- CBR- Honeymoon/ 4/10- CBR- 1st Family Trip/ 8/10- CBR- Family & Grandmom Visit/ 5/11- CBR/ 2/12-AKL- Kid Free Trip For My B Day!/ 11/12- BWV- 1st Christmas Visit 4/13-DL-DH Birthday Trip Kid Free/ 9/13-WLV

Julie711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
wdwmom0f3
Disney Dreamer
I just spent 30 minutes on youtube watching people clean their ears out
 
wdwmom0f3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 7,970

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.
__________________
Carla DH DD 21 DD 16 DS 13
wdwmom0f3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #8
Disneylover99
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Just East of Toronto
Posts: 7,507

If I couldn't book a preferred room at POR, I would definitely book POFQ. I never seem to get my room requests met.
Disneylover99 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #9
kmb584
DIS Veteran
 
kmb584's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,338

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.
__________________



Me (30) DD (5)
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
kmb584 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
disd55
Mouseketeer
 
disd55's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 276

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.
disd55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #11
bennifer
Mouseketeer
 
bennifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 452

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!
__________________
Jenn, DH, DS19, DS5
bennifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
LucyBC80
DIS Veteran
 
LucyBC80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,536

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!
__________________
Me => Mom =>
LucyBC80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
maryj11
DIS Veteran
 
maryj11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,307

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneylover99 View Post
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.
__________________


maryj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #14
Terk-1
Cinderella's Castle is My 2nd Home!! Only 1,302.5 miles from the Magic Kingdom!
 
Terk-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 6,971

Talking 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.
__________________
80,82,85,88,90,93,94, 96 - ASMu, 97-98 - DxL, 99 - POFQ & BC, 00 - WL & POFQ, 01 - ASMo, 02 - Poly, 03 - CBR & WL, 04 -Pop, 05 - GC @ DL, 06 - POFQ, 07 - San Diego, 08 - San Diego (twice), 09 - Sports, 11 - Port Orleans French Quarter, 12 - Yellowstone & Grand Tetons
October 2013 - First Disney Cruise!!!! Western Caribbean on the Wonder
November-December 2013 - Art of Animation & Pop Century

November-December 2014 - Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy!!

Pictures & Video from November 2011 Trip! More to upload.

http://community.webshots.com/user/wdwfan6
Terk-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #15
maxiesmom
The Mean Squinty Eye Works Wonders
 
maxiesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The West side of the mitten
Posts: 22,633

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.
__________________

Last edited by maxiesmom; 05-12-2013 at 06:14 PM.
maxiesmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: