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Old 10-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #76
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We just returned from a stay at Old Key West and well.......sad to say but I was very underwhelmed!
We have stayed at every value except AOA, every mod, and a few deluxes.. Old Key West is one we will never stay at again. The room was bland, and not really that clean. The counter service had the least variety of any resort I have ever been to. The theming wasn't to our liking either. I kept thinking wonder if we should switch to AKL which we loved and stayed at last September.
Has there been a resort that after staying there you thought ummm never agin?
Yep, the Poly!
I had really wanted to stay there and when I finally did I thought it was AWFUL.
Smelly, musty room. Rude CMs, mostly bad food...
I won't say never again, but I doubt it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:38 PM   #77
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When people say they don't care for a resort's theme, room decor, etc. do they never look at photos and videos before they go.
I do as much research as possible for any trip we take, and always look at as many photos of a Disney resort as I possibly can and read trip reports, and reviews on Trip Advisor as well.

We have only stayed at two Disney resorts: The Contemporary back in 2001 and I've stayed 3 times now at Port Orleans Riverside.

DH and I liked the Contemporary, having a larger room with a couch was nice and not having to go outside to go to the food court, and we did have the Magic Kingdom view but since it's a deluxe and more expensive we probably won't stay there again.

I fell in love with Port Orleans Riverside the first time I stayed there, for a week with my Mom. Then when DH and I planned our trip there in 2011 I wanted to stay there again so we did. And my most recent trip there, with my DD earlier this month I booked us at POR again and SHE fell in love with it too! She and her DH are tentatively planning a trip there with their kids in January 2015 and have already asked us and her DH's parents if we'd like to join them, so looks like I'll be staying at POR at least "one more time!"

I've thought about trying another resort, but always wonder "what if we don't like it?" And I know I would always be comparing it to POR so we stay with what we like.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #78
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Felt that way about our trip 2 weeks ago. We usually stay moderate and decided to try deluxe. We stayed at WL. I can't complain about anything at WL. It was nice and clean and beautiful. But we just didn't come away saying "WOW". Hard to explain. I guess it's just not "us". Thinking of giving Beach Club a try next.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #79
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For us, it was Port Orleans. There was nothing truly terrible about it, it just didn't wow us. I think we have been a bit spoiled by Deluxe Resort stays!

That being said, while we loved the AKL feel and the animals, the location is just too far from everything else.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #80
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Fort Wilderness Cabins. I loved the feel of the resort and the cabin was cute and cozy, but it felt a little too remote for me. We like to poke around the shops in the evening or go for a quick swim, and we couldn't do that without getting on a bus.
I didn't hate it at all.. it just wasn't my favorite. We still had a very nice time. I realized on that trip I like to be a little more in the middle of the action. Our favorite stay to date was at the Boardwalk. It was wonderful to go down in the evenings and see the performers. I wouldn't want a room facing the boardwalk because of noise, but I was happiest when we stayed in a pool view room.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #81
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We just returned from a stay at Old Key West and well.......sad to say but I was very underwhelmed!
We have stayed at every value except AOA, every mod, and a few deluxes.. Old Key West is one we will never stay at again. The room was bland, and not really that clean. The counter service had the least variety of any resort I have ever been to. The theming wasn't to our liking either. I kept thinking wonder if we should switch to AKL which we loved and stayed at last September.
Has there been a resort that after staying there you thought ummm never agin?
Two.

Grand Floridian. Dirty room, rude front desk and the worst valet and transportation service on property. Once you get past cute it was such a disappointment!

Coronado (I gave this one three shots) Front desk screwed up all three times final blow as the room with no power which the manager wanted me to "just live with". And the food court, they want to charge for service they need to provide some. And I don't get the need for a desert theme in Orlando in the summer. Just makes it feel that much hotter!
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #82
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Felt that way about our trip 2 weeks ago. We usually stay moderate and decided to try deluxe. We stayed at WL. I can't complain about anything at WL. It was nice and clean and beautiful. But we just didn't come away saying "WOW". Hard to explain. I guess it's just not "us". Thinking of giving Beach Club a try next.
This sounds just like us. We thought WL was beautiful and the food offerings in CL were outstanding, probably the best food in CL we have had. However, we were just missing a WOW factor...can't quite place my finger on it, but I think it might be because we were just coming off a trip at Poly in Hawaii CL with TPV and we were totally blown away by the renovated Poly room and also the TPV. So in all fairness to WL, we probably would've felt a bit underwhelmed at any resort after our stay at Poly.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:17 PM   #83
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Not really. We've loved each WDW resort we've stayed in, including Poly. But although I loved our stay there, I thought the halls & elevators did not really reflect an upscale $$$ resort. I hear they are doing a total refurb of all the longhouses now, much needed.

As Wood Nymph says there are also benefits of staying at the resorts that are all under 1 roof, but I also love walking along the beautiful landscaping of many of the resorts too, like Poly, & POR.
This is how I felt too!
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #84
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Yup.

In April '11 I booked ASMu for 5 nights in an attempt to save money as I had booked a GF RPC room for the 5 nights following ASMu. I had never stayed in a Value prior (or after) but after researching the resort and its rooms online I thought it'd be a good fit. After all, the only people occupying the room were myself and then 2-year-old daughter.

It turned out not to be my brightest idea. I had zero issues with the resort itself and found it and its themeing to be quite fun. I was incredibly underwhelemed at our room though. While not dirty, it was certainly worn, and our shower dripped endlessly. What really caught me though was the size of the room itself. Reading the square footage online versus seeing it in person was a bit of a shock, and after my daughter's pack 'n play was in place (along with our luggage, her stroller, box of diapers, etc) it was too cramped. After our first night I shot straight to the front desk to inquire about switching to CSR, which thankfully not only had availability for the 4 nights that I needed but had a room ready for us when we arrived to check-in at 9:30am.

I'm thinking of giving the Values another chance next fall as my DD has been bugging me to stay at AoA. I know she'd love a LM room but if I am going to go that route, it'll be in either a Nemo or LK suite. I'm actually kind of excited at the prospect of staying there as I watched in anticipation as the resort was built! It looks like an incredibly fun place, the Big Blue Pool is just calling our names, and I KNOW we'll have ample room in a family suite compared to a standard room.
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