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Old 08-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Which hotel would you choose

Trying to plan a family trip in January - 6 nights - Jan 19 - for either 2 adults and 2 kids 14 & 17 - or 3 adults with 2 kids 14 & 17 -

Which would you choose -

Grand Floridian - really wanted to stay here since we have never stayed but im thinking Beach Club or Boardwalk 1 bedroom villa has more to do? - any suggestions?

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Trying to plan a family trip in January - 6 nights - Jan 19 - for either 2 adults and 2 kids 14 & 17 - or 3 adults with 2 kids 14 & 17 -

Which would you choose -

Grand Floridian - really wanted to stay here since we have never stayed but im thinking Beach Club or Boardwalk 1 bedroom villa has more to do? - any suggestions?

The Boardwalk is a great place for 2 teenagers. The only resort of the three you mentioned we have actually *stayed* at. But, we recently stayed at the Polynesian and walked over to the Grand Floridian on a couple of occasions....magnificent!!!! Beach Club has the best swimming complex on Property and is near all of that fun stuff going on at the Boardwalk.

All three are really close to a LOT of fun stuff.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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The Boardwalk is a great place for 2 teenagers. The only resort of the three you mentioned we have actually *stayed* at. But, we recently stayed at the Polynesian and walked over to the Grand Floridian on a couple of occasions....magnificent!!!! Beach Club has the best swimming complex on Property and is near all of that fun stuff going on at the Boardwalk.

All three are really close to a LOT of fun stuff.
Agreed except if they end up being 3 adults and 2 teenagers, a 1-bedroom at the Beach Club or Boardwalk won't work. They only sleep four with 1 child under 3.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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Trying to plan a family trip in January - 6 nights - Jan 19 - for either 2 adults and 2 kids 14 & 17 - or 3 adults with 2 kids 14 & 17 -

Which would you choose -

Grand Floridian - really wanted to stay here since we have never stayed but im thinking Beach Club or Boardwalk 1 bedroom villa has more to do? - any suggestions?

We recently stayed at the Beach Club and loved every minute of it, our only complaint is that we did too much at the parks. We went to the Grand Floridian for Breakfast one morning and I felt like it was too stuffy for my family and I. I'm sure whatever you choose will be great!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Agreed except if they end up being 3 adults and 2 teenagers, a 1-bedroom at the Beach Club or Boardwalk won't work. They only sleep four with 1 child under 3.
OKW, AKV (Kidani) and BLT (my favorite) - sleep 5 in a 1-bedroom. they have a chair bed in addition to the sofa bed.

BLT and Kidani (AKV) also have a second bathroom (very usefully with a group) in the living room area.

if you really want Epcot area - then maybe 2 studios?
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Thank you everyone! I'm confused - so many amazing options
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone! I'm confused - so many amazing options
I think once you determine for sure whether it will be 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults and 2 kids that will help narrow your options down. For instance, if it will be 3 adults and 2 kids, to stay at GF you would have to get 2 rooms or stay in the villas.

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With the age of the kids, I would stay in the Epcot area over the MK. There really is a lot more entertainment availble for their age group. Some rooms in Yc/BC have a daybed as well as 2 queens so the 14 year old might fir on the daybed. We stayed in the BC (just 4 of us at the time) and our daughter slept on the daybed our son in one bed and we slept in the other bed. Close quarters, but we were fine.

If the potential 3rd adult can sleep in the same bed as one of the 2 kids, you could still manage (perhaps).

Or you could get 2 rooms at value or moderate.
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OKW, AKV (Kidani) and BLT (my favorite) - sleep 5 in a 1-bedroom. they have a chair bed in addition to the sofa bed.

BLT and Kidani (AKV) also have a second bathroom (very usefully with a group) in the living room area.

if you really want Epcot area - then maybe 2 studios?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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I would pick a room with two queen beds and a day bed at the Beach Club since it is close to Epcot and the Boardwalk and has a nice pool complex the teenagers would enjoy.
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If money is no object, I'd try BLT...have always wanted to try it, but FW has always made more sense for us personally. BLT puts you on the monorail line which has lots of stuff. Honestly, all of the recommendations everyone has said would be good choices...I guess that's a good problem to have
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HMMMM there is also a 2 bedroom option at old key west as well.... ahhhh thank you everyone once I find out if my brother-in law is coming, that will determine where to stay
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #13
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I would pick a room with two queen beds and a day bed at the Beach Club since it is close to Epcot and the Boardwalk and has a nice pool complex the teenagers would enjoy.
We'd go with Beach Club (we were just there in June). We think it has the best pool; Storm Along Bay.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:06 AM   #14
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just got home tonight from 7 days at 2 br at BLT and its now my fav resort. Walk to MK and monorail to Epcot front door. Awesome and 3 baths is great too.
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