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Old 06-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #16
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Just stayed there last August for the first time. There were a bunch of things I didnt care for about the resort but the rooms were not one of them. i didnt find our room to be worn at all.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #17
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My take on the BC (after doing a split stay at BC and Poly last December):

Rooms did show a bit of normal wear and tear (most noticably in the bathroom) but not enough to detract at all from the experience (overall, I really like the feel of the decor of the BC rooms).

I didn't like the ambiance of the resort as much as the Poly. While I find the theming attractive, it isn't as relaxing or enveloping. I also thought the resort seemed more chaotic (especially BC Markeplace in the morning) and the average guest more pushy and rude.

SAB, while really cool, is, IMO, too big for its own good. For example, I didn't like having to walk outside of the the pool area to get on the water slide. On the other hand, the CMs at the pool were wonderful, especially the guy doing the music/games for the kids in the afternoon (keep in mind, this was in early December when the pool is less busy).

As others have stated, if you like Epcot and DHS, the location of the resort is its biggest selling point. The advantage of being less than a 10 minute walk from World Showcase cannot be understated, especially after Illuminations. Being within walking distance of the Boardwalk is also very nice.

We're also big fans of the Cape May breakfast and it's great to be able to get to this so conveniently.

Overall, I like the BC as a home base for my EP and HS days on a split stay (or if I were on a trip where I was only visiting those parks). Not sure if I'd ever book it for an entire vacation, especially if I planned to spend multiple days at MK (there are at least 3 or 4 other resorts that I think have better ambiance/theming and better transportation to MK and/or AK).
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by bwifan View Post
I recently stayed here and while its not a favorite, I wouldn't say the rooms were worn. The hallways maybe, but that happens, especially at such a busy resort. The room was beautiful with full balcony overlooking the "quiet" pool.

In my opinion, the yacht club did seem fresher and cleaner to me. Both have that great pool though.
i agree with this on the rooms v. halls issue but we only stayed one night before our cruise at the end of April. I didn't love our short stay (although we had a great view of sab and i think the bw) but think it was the club level i found to be disappointing and not bc. it is a nice hotel, but if i stayed at an Epcot resort again i think i would give yacht club or bwi a try.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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Our room at BCV was quite worn. The bathroom especially. Can't speak to the regular rooms.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #20
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I'm not sure I am liking the sound of this. - I booked BC for our October trip - I know the location is fantastic (especially for F&W) - but there are no discounts (yet - fingers crossed) - so it is a lot of $$$ and I am not feeling the *LOVE* . I may rethink our plans.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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We have stayed at the YC twice during the past 2 years. My family LOVED it and will not even discuss staying anywhere else. This resort shares Storm Along Bay and I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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Just stayed BC 6/7-6/11 and our room was great. Nothing worn at all. And we never heard a peep from the neighbors! The resort was full during our stay! Never heard anything next door or above (we were on 4th floor).

Lovely resort. No worries.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #23
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I usually take reviews from TripAdvisor with a grain of salt if you know what I mean.

BC is my all time favorite

Love the villas and the close proximity to Epcot and HS.....bonus is Storm Along Bay and Beaches & Cream (gotta have that No Way Jose sundae dontcha know)
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by chocovrdmicears View Post
I'm not sure I am liking the sound of this. - I booked BC for our October trip - I know the location is fantastic (especially for F&W) - but there are no discounts (yet - fingers crossed) - so it is a lot of $$$ and I am not feeling the *LOVE* . I may rethink our plans.
You will find complaints on virtually every resort. Check out the BC thread if you want to feel the love. There are many fans of this resort, myself one of them.

As for the issue of noise mentioned we had a room on the 5th floor right near the lounge and across from the ice machine. I was really concerned when I saw the location, but while yes we heard people on the halls when we were up it was never noisy enough to wake us or anything and I'm a light sleeper.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:52 AM   #25
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We've stayed in both the BC and BCV recently and I will say that the BCV are more worn than the BC. We didn't find anything wrong with the rooms in the BC.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #26
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We are staying here in Sept for the first time. We have twins that are 10 yrs old and a 4 year old. We picked the resort for the nice pool and easy access to EP and HS. I have just read that some people are saying the rooms are "worn". I know we are paying for location, but for $400/night, I don't want old rooms. Any comments on recent stays? Thanks
The only thing I did not like about the BC were the screaming children in the lobby. Other than that it is a gorgeous resort, the rooms are beautifully done. I didn't notice any wears or tears at all. I was there December of 2010.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #27
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Our family stayed at the BC CL and the room did not look old. It was actually very nice. However, that being said, when I walked into the bathroom, it was FILTHY!!! The toilet also had dark urine all over the seat and you could tell it had been sitting there for a while . The room, although nice, was also dirty. We had to immediately get someone to clean the room. It just made me wonder if the sheets had been replaced or not . Not a good experience, specially in Club Level. As I am a very picky person, this ruined it for us. I know this can happen anywhere else too, but for us it happened at BC.

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We did an 8 day stay in December. This has been our dream hotel stay for many years and a really wanted to love it, but we had nothing but problems. We were first put in a room with a very musty smell and soon discovered a tiolet that kept over filling and from the smell likely had for some time. We were told the problem would be fixed right away and in the time being to use the lobby toilets. We have three young kids and on out first trip to the lobby bathroom discovered it was also broken and closed for maintenance. No one ever came to fix the toilet, so I got the mananger and got our room moved. This was just the start of a week of bad service. We had days where we would get back from the park late and night and our room had never been cleaned. Management didn't believe us and came to our room at midnight for an inspection (with our three sleeping kids in the room). We also had one of our adult room keys that wouldn't unlock the door and when we brought this to the attention of the front desk staff, we were basically told to grin and bear it. At this point I lost it on the poor young girl working the desk, but for $400+ a night I think both adults in the room should be able to open the door. On the plus side the pool was amazing and the pool staff always friendly and we loved the easy access to Epcot. I think we would stay in the area again but not at the Beach Club.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:33 PM   #29
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OP here. This am I changed our resort to BWI. I did it mainly because I just think it will be a better fit for my family. I have a 4 year old and I think SAB would be difficult for us with him. I also plan on spending most of our time at the parks, not at the pool. I looked at pictures of BWI and that seems just as beautiful and we always wanted to stay there as well. Maybe next time we will try BC.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:42 PM   #30
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BC is my all-time favorite resort. In fact, we were at the doctor with our 10 year-old and he asked her what she was doing this summer. She replied we are going to WDW. He asked which park was her favorite and after a moment of thought she replied, "our resort!" We stayed there last summer and will be staying there again this year.

I did not notice the resort looking worn at all. I've read from a CM that BC was refurbished before YC and BC is going to be refurbed later this year.

Yes, it is a lot of money (most deluxes are!) but you are paying for the BEST pool on Disney property, the location which is close to Epcot and DHS, and all of the other amenities that go along with staying at a deluxe resort.
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