Downtown Disney hotels: Grosvenor, Hotel Royal Plaza, or Best Western-- which one?

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by MouseLover, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. MouseLover

    MouseLover DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    678
    Which would you prefer and why?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Muffy

    Muffy <font color=red>Oh how I wish I lived in Florida!<

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 1999
    Messages:
    5,266
    I would prefer Hotel Royal Plaza because Mary of www.mousesavers.com recomends this hotel.
     
  4. Pat_Elliott

    Pat_Elliott <font color=blue>Kimberly's proud papa!</font><br>

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,213
    I never stayed at the RP, but I'd like to some day. Several in-the-know folks speak highly of it.

    I've stayed in the BW and the Gros. I found the BW excellent, if the money is right (right = $75 per night, or less). The rooms are old, but clean, and large. The commons area (lobby, restaurants, bar/lounge) are recently re-furbed and awesome. The location isn't to be beat. And the pool is nice, but small. In September, it was a joy. I've often wondered if I'd change my mind if I stayed there in July.

    Grosvenor: I wouldn't stay there as a ghost.

    Pat
     
  5. Kae

    Kae DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    7,090
    I love BW. Main reason the Balconies & Room size. right now there is a 49 rate on this site. i have heard good things about RP. Grov does not get that gate reviews.

    Kae
     
  6. A Mickeyfan

    A Mickeyfan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Messages:
    9,604
    BW gets my vote.... the rooms are very big & staff is friendly. Never stayed at the RP..... didn't care for the Grov
     
  7. cpl100

    cpl100 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    867
    BW comes up regularly on Priceline for about $25.00 - $28.00/ night.
     
  8. lexis53

    lexis53 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    85
    Wow! $25 a night is showing up a lot on PL! That is amazing! I am still holding off on renting a house. Can you rent a fridge at BW? I was going to rent a house and take my family, but it looks like they cannot go after all:( If it is just DD and I, I want to save money since she (5 years old:smooth: ) will only want a bed to nap in. If it is just us, I don't see us leaving the area. The trip is for her and she wants Disney!

    We are also going in December the week before Christmas so I don't think crowds will be a problem since we are talking about Dec 13-19. Thanks!
     
  9. Pat_Elliott

    Pat_Elliott <font color=blue>Kimberly's proud papa!</font><br>

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,213
    Yes, at least a year ago you could. I believe it was ten bucks a day.

    Pat
     
  10. lexis53

    lexis53 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    85
    Thanks for the quick reply! :D This is such a helpful and friendly place for us newbies!
     
  11. MouseLover

    MouseLover DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    678
    I just wondered if there are any new opinions on this...........
     
  12. cpl100

    cpl100 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    867
    I stayed at the BWLBV for one night three weeks ago. I got the hotel on Priceline for $25. We had a very pleasant stay, no problems at all. We did pay the resort fee of $5.00.
     
  13. disneyfan551

    disneyfan551 <font color=009900>mrsG551<br><font color=993300>I

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    4,161
    Does anyone know if the Grosvenor has a resort fee? I won a PL bid there for our 1st few nights before our cruise, but now you guys have me worried!!! :eek:
     
  14. LoDivaLoca

    LoDivaLoca <font color=deeppink>Tinkerbell <font color=teal>W

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2000
    Messages:
    191
    Does the BW have the EE benefit? thanks :)
     
  15. Svenson

    Svenson Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2002
    Messages:
    368
    I had the same question. Which, if any, of the Downtown Disney Resorts have Early Entry privileges? Also, do they all have resort fees now?
     
  16. Lewisc

    Lewisc <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Joined:
    May 23, 2000
    Messages:
    18,325
    I think the Hilton is the only hotel with EE. Problem is the hotel has to pay extra for the early buses.
     
  17. MaryAO

    MaryAO Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    13
    Spent 4 nights at this resort. It is beautiful - only problem was checking in. Had to wait until 4PM. Changed into swimsuits and used pools and SPA until checkin was available. The nice part,
    the Wyndham is the first pickup and first dropoff of the Downtown Resorts. Easy walk to Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island. Buses run on the half hour beginning at 8AM to each park. Always had a seat:D :D Would definitely consider staying here again if the price was right. Our room had a balcony where we could watch the fireworks at night. Check out the 27th floor restaurant and lobby bar. Excellent view!!
     

Share This Page