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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
Goofys Boy
Earning My Ears
 
Goofys Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5

Favorite Deluxe Resort and why

My favorite deluxe resort is the Polynesian.... Feels like a home away from home to me. I love the smell from the minute we step off the magical express... Volcano pool, beach, ferries, boats... But most of all seeing the castle across the lake while watching fireworks...
Goofys Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
pmaurer74
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,545

We have stayed at Wl, GF, Poly, SSR and this time BC. So far WL is our favorite. We like the theme and lobby as well as the proximity to WL. SSR was our least favorite as it felt like a moderate to us.
__________________
CSR - business trip 12/03
WL CL - 1st family visit! - 7/10
Poly - 5/11
GF - 3/12
SSR/VWL - 6/12
BC CL - 6/13
WL - 12/13
WL - 12/14
pmaurer74 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
Cdn Friends of Pooh
Proud Redhead
We also were required to remove our shoes
ctober is our favorite time of year!!
 
Cdn Friends of Pooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St. Albert, AB Canada
Posts: 6,340

No contest - Polynesian hands down. We absolutely love the atmosphere and of course you can't beat being on the monorail, close to the MK
__________________


Cdn Friends of Pooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
bowbat
DIS Veteran
 
bowbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southwest FL
Posts: 842

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goofys Boy View Post
My favorite deluxe resort is the Polynesian.... Feels like a home away from home to me. I love the smell from the minute we step off the magical express... Volcano pool, beach, ferries, boats... But most of all seeing the castle across the lake while watching fireworks...
Gah! I don't know how anyone can pick a favorite. Right this second I'd say BWI is my favorite, but it's close. I love the rooms. I love the CMs. I love the location. I love the views. I love the atmosphere on the Boardwalk.

I'm eager to go back to CR now that they've updated the rooms a bit. And when GF gets a little refurb? I suspect it would knock BWI out of the top spot.

We're trying YC for the first time next month. We'll see if it's a contender....
__________________
Caribbean Beach Resort – 2/1996
Contemporary – 11/2010
Polynesian – 3/2011
Wilderness Lodge – 10/2011, 11/2012, 11/2013
Boardwalk Inn – 11/2011, 3/2014
Grand Floridian – 2/2012
Yacht Club – 6/2013
bowbat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
Goofys Boy
Earning My Ears
 
Goofys Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5

We stayed at WL the first time we went. We really enjoyed it as well, but once we stayed at the Poly, we were hooked... We will be returning there May 28 to June 3rd and are very excited! Have a magical night!
Goofys Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
TowMater92
Mouseketeer
 
TowMater92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 277

Beach Club was the first resort I stayed at in 92 over Christmas and no trip will ever compare to that trip so the Beach Club will always be in the running but I will have to say the BWV, its my home DVC resort and the atmosphere and the feeling I get when I'm driving up to the entrance to check-in which is usually at night with it all lit up make it my favorite. Going out on the Boardwalk at night watching the performers and everything that's going on is a great way to end a day. Plus its next to my two favorite parks Epcot and DHS.
TowMater92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
Pakey

I'm not a rookie
I got 2 dogs. I joined the Dis.
 
Pakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 20,097

I can't include Poly because its the only deluxe or Dvc that I haven't tried.

My favorite is BWI.
Pakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
pieface
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Jarrettsville MD
Posts: 483

deluxe

The Poly without a doubt wonderful resort.
pieface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
mickeynut1
DIS Veteran
 
mickeynut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 14,478

We've stayed at AKL, WL, BC, GF, and Poly and while we've had great stays at all of them, the Poly is our favorite. We love the Poly for the relaxing tropical atmosphere, the large rooms, the volcano pool, the beach for watching the fireworks, and having a view of the castle from just about anywhere on the Poly grounds . Captain Cooks is also our favorite resort CS. Having stayed there only once, that was enough to get us hooked.
__________________


Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011

Last edited by mickeynut1; 05-01-2013 at 06:41 AM.
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #10
Flynn_Rider
Beware of the Smolder
 
Flynn_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 316

Only have stayed at AK Lodge, (kidani? the dvc one? sorry, I forget) and I loved it. Lots of activities for the kids, great view, awesome restaurants. Great time. Good price!
Flynn_Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
rcraw45425
I'm a 43 year old mom with a scar on my navel!
 
rcraw45425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbus, GA, South of Atlanta
Posts: 11,084

Can I pick two? Contemporary Resort for sentimental reasons (first onsite Disney hotel with our girls, our "home base while they were very young) and Grand Floridian. Our first GF stay was also when they were quite young and CMs were so sweet to them. Loved everything about the resort, the morning "maid parade", the old 1900 PF character meals with Mary Poppins, Beauty and Beast, Peter Pan and Captain Hook, the peaceful feeling when you walk in the lobby. The convenience of both to the MK cannot be beaten either.
__________________
Robin
offsite '71,'86,'95,'04,Swan'98,CR'98,GF'99,CR'01,CR'03,WL '04,Polynesian'04,YC'05,GF'05,POFQ'05,CR'05,YC'06, PBH'06,CR'07,AS Sports,YC CL1/08,GF11/08, HRH 07/09, WL CL 11/09, PBH 1/10, CR Tower Club 1 bedroom suite 5/10,Royal Pacific Resort Club 12/10, BWI,Disney Dream 4/11,CSR/Grand Floridian 12/11,CR tower 10/12, AKL 1/13, Polynesian 6/13,Polynesian 10/13, PBH CL 11/13, BC 3/14 (2 BR suite), Hard Rock Hotel for Diagon Alley Opening Day (7/14)
rcraw45425 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #12
Goofys Boy
Earning My Ears
 
Goofys Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcraw45425 View Post
Can I pick two? Contemporary Resort for sentimental reasons (first onsite Disney hotel with our girls, our "home base while they were very young) and Grand Floridian. Our first GF stay was also when they were quite young and CMs were so sweet to them. Loved everything about the resort, the morning "maid parade", the old 1900 PF character meals with Mary Poppins, Beauty and Beast, Peter Pan and Captain Hook, the peaceful feeling when you walk in the lobby. The convenience of both to the MK cannot be beaten either.
Go right ahead pick 2
Goofys Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,766

The only deluxes we have stayed at are WL and YC. Both were wonderful, but the WL edges the YC out overall. We wish they could uproot the WL and plop it in the YC location and it would be the perfect resort.

We are planning on trying the Poly next year now that it's being refurbed. Can't wait!
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD10) (DD7) (DS Due 1/16/15!!)

PAST TRIPS:
JUL 1985 OFFSITE • JUL 1989 OFFSITE • MAR 2000 ASMO • SEP 2000 ASMU • SEP 2002 ASSP • NOV 2009 POP • FEB 2011 CBR • JUL 2012 WL CL • APR 2013 YC CL • SEP 2013 POFQ
Mousemommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #14
mommyrosa2
DIS Veteran
 
mommyrosa2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,660

So far our favorite is the BC...LOVE the location. Thinking about trying WL this August (if I can make up my mind and actually stick with it ). BUT next year, the plan is to try the Poly! My youngest DD turns sweet 16 next year and she has already informed me that a week's stay there is what she wants as her gift which is more than ok by me as I too have always wanted to try it .
__________________
1997:Travelodge-DTD| 2005:ASMu| 2007:POP| 2009:CSR| 2010:AKL| 2011:BC CL| 2012:BC CL| Aug. 2013:BC CL| Oct. 2013:BC|Aug. 2014:GF| Oct. 2014: CR CL &YC CL| Dec. 2014: CSR

mommyrosa2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 07:09 AM   #15
njmom76
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 161

Love both the Poly and BC. Depends if I am going to be spending more time in MK or Epcot.
__________________


Me (37) DH (35) DD (6) DS (1)

Beach Club: August 29-September 2 2014 (mother/daughter)
SeaWorld: June 2014
Polynesian: August 2-9 2013
Polynesian: August 18-21 2012
Hard Rock Hotel - Universal: February 2012
Beach Club: August 2011
Off site: January 1999
Dolphin/CSR: December 1998/January 1999 (NYE @ Epcot)
Off site: 1977, 1980, 1987
njmom76 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 06:38 AM.

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

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