We are going to WDW !2/07/03. I've found what I consider to be a great rate--$49 night.. at the Best Western Downtown Disney. The usual rate for this hotel at this time of year is $90-$130 night. Even with a AAA discount the best that came up was $79 night. However, I worry that the hotel will be "worth the price". Has anyone stayed there recently with good/bad experiences they'd be willing to share? I understand the hotel recently underwent a renovation. The pictures on the website look appealing, but they are only going to share the best parts. Mary Waring gave it a mediorce review, but the last time she visited it was before the renovations. Is this a "nice" hotel? One that you feel good walking into? Are the rooms clean, comfortable? I've read so many reviews of other hotels with slime, mildew, etc. that it gives one cause to wonder. What are the restaurants like there? Specifically, how expensive are they? Our last visit to WDW we stayed at the Polynesian for $299 night, and that was value season! That was only the beginning of the drain on our pocketbook. Food was outrageous! I paid $6 for an apple and small carton of milk at their snack bar. The room was nice (at Polynesian), but not worth $299. The main reason we paid so much was to be on the monorail. How convenient is the transportation from downtown Disney hotels, specifically the Best Western? I realize I'm paying less and can't compare the Best Western to the Polynesian, but what I'm looking for is a nice, clean, comfortable room with some sort of upscale feel to it--I don't want to feel like I'm in a Motel 6. I just want a nice place that doesn't cost a fortune to eat and is reasonably convenient to attractions. Is this hotel within waliking distance to DD or would it be necessary to use their shuttle? If one could just walk to DD it would be easy to connect to Disney transportation. Being on the monorail wasn't all that convenient since we had to use the bus system to several attractions anyways. Well, I have some time to change my mind so please share any experiences with this hotel. Thanks!