Contemporary's cheap rooms -downside?

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  1. miamimama

    miamimama Fan of the Hurricanes - Carolina and Miami

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    Just looking at rates and saw Contemporary's $249 - thought it might be worth it vs. a moderate if we got the free dining (monorail transport). Any thoughts?
     
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  3. tiggersmom2

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    LOL....the "cheap rooms" are EXACTLY the same as the "moocho grande" rooms! ;) The only difference is the view and you are in the wings. I much prefer a wing with a parking lot view on the first floor. This way I have an AWESOME view of the magic kingdom and I can watch the fireworks on my patio while my 3 year old plays in the grass. :cloud9:

    I must go book the Contemporary now...... :wave2:
     
  4. bicker

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    Personally, I find the Contemporary Garden Wings utterly without charm. I'd rather stay at any moderate resort.
     
  5. goofy4tink

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    Have to disagree with bicker...we were in the North Wing, ground level, facing the play area/lake. We loved it. Yes, the room was a bit 'colorful' but I wasn't going to live there forever!! Just a few nights. And we had a hurricane to contend with. We loved the CR and look forward to staying there again in the future. Loved being able to walk to the MK and a short monorail ride to the Epcot monorail.
    There are a lot of restuarant choices there, good shopping. Sure, it's a bit dated but that isn't a huge deal. Charming? No, but a lot of fun. If I didn't want to spend a ton of money, I would be very happy in one of the wings!!!
     
  6. PamNC

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    in 1999 in a wing, North Wing I believe. We enjoyed our stay. Yes, the place is a bit run down but the location is wonderful and you have to think about the nostalgia and get all warm and fuzzy inside. It's one of the original resorts and I can't help but think about being a little kid and just being amazed at the monorail going through the resort.

    Now, we haven't been back since 1999, because we prefer other resorts. But, with a great rate,I might give it another shot.

    PamNC
     
  7. J.C.&ALI'SMOM

    J.C.&ALI'SMOM I really had to bite my tongue on that one.

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    The renovations have made a vast difference in the Cont. rooms. We returned 3-21 from a stay in the south wing. The newly renovated rooms are great.

    I would make a request on my resv. for a renovated room :thumbsup2
     
  8. princessmomma

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    Have they renovated any of the ground floor rooms in the North Wing yet? We stayed facing the lake and playground and it was awesome for my kids to just step out the door for some play time.
     
  9. lark

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    Rumor a while back is that they will not remodel the north wing, at least until they decide whether to demolish it and turn it into a DVC. That rumor goes back a few months, though, and I haven't really kept up with it.
     
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    do you have any pics?? I am interested in this option...thanks!
     
  11. lisajl

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    subscribing to see any photos. Someday.....someday....I will stay at the Contemporary!
     
  12. GreatBarrier86

    GreatBarrier86 Eternally Fixated on Disney!

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    Go here

    http://www.allearsnet.com/acc/g_contm.htm

    and look at the 2nd section down entitled Model of Contemporary Resort's New Guest Rooms (Renovations through 2006)

    I'm not sure if it's a tower room or a wing room but i think the renovations were all the same.

    Jason
     
  13. cstraub

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    Being able to walk to the Magic Kingdom is great! We have stayed in the wings twice and loved it. Once we had a view overlooking the playground and lake and the other time we were right on the lake. It was lovely!

    CR is my first choice everytime!
     
  14. dustysky

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    Me to, I would be very upset if they made this hotel a DVC.... seem's DVC is for the very wealthy. That said I will never be a DVCer but would love to be able to stay in the contemporary some day ...
     
  15. lisajl

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    Jason! Thanks for that link! Wow! Those rooms look great!

    dustysky---maybe I will meet you there someday! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Lisa
     
  16. dustysky

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    Hey if I ever win the lotto I will be sure to put you up girl :thumbsup2
     
  17. GreatBarrier86

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    Keep tabs on Allearsnet. Deb appears to update her stuff relatively often!

    If anyone uses an RSS Feed Reader, you can subscribe to updates that way too.
     
  18. lisajl

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    Ditto here!! Guess I better start playing the lotto! :wizard:
     
  19. lisajl

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    Ditto here!
     
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    While I agree with Bicker about the overall theming of the Garden rooms, I would stay there again if the price was right. I didn't care for the "Clown's Nightmare" of the old room decor, I did like how much room it had. It had a lot of space and the bathroom was huge, plus there was a seperate area with a door for the toliet.

    The one thing I didn't understand was the lack of a balcony on the upper floors. You can open the door and there's room for a patio and you can see there's a concrete support for it, but it's like they forgot to finish it. I like the extra room a balcony provides and it's nice to have a cup of coffee, or an adult beverage at night and sit out and relax while the kids are still asleep. It's a neat feeling opening the door and hearing the sounds of the Magic Kingdom. Plus walking to MK isn't a bad option either. :teeth:
     
  21. Sammie

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    I think the new rooms are very nice. The South Wing is partially completed and should be completely finished with new rooms by summer. However the request for South Wing is that and it is a big request right now.

    I find the Contemporary has it charm. The very best MK location of any resort. The walkway is fabulous.
     

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