Best hotel for family of 5.

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by lynndeeloonurse, May 8, 2007.

  1. lynndeeloonurse

    lynndeeloonurse Mouseketeer

    Jul 28, 2006
    We have 3 kids ages 12, 9, 7. We are looking for the best hotel for the money to keep us comfortable. Any info will greatly be appreciated.:thumbsup2
  2. benedicttw

    benedicttw Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2002
    We have the same problem. What we have found is the PORS is where we usually end up staying. I heard about the All Star Suites but have not stayed there. The Poly is also very good but the price is very high. YC is the same but family does not like YC as much as the Poly.

    Problem we always run into is the one bathroom issue. 5 is a lot of people to process through the bathroom.......

    Good luck
  3. minnie61650

    minnie61650 <a href="" targ DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Jun 7, 2005
    The Family Suites at All Star Music sleep up to 6 plus a child under 3.

    Here is some info on the Family Suites:

    *** They are 520 square feet.

    *** The Family suites are located in the Jazz and Calypso buildings at All Star Music.(these are the closet buildings to the food court and the bus stop.

    *** They cost less than a standard room at AKL or WL.

    ***1-6 adults may stay in a suite for the same set price.
    (There is an additional fee of $10 per night for a 3rd or 4th additional adult in a standard value room.)

    *** They have a QUEEN size bed (the other values and even the mods do not have a queen bed.

    ***The fridge is included (if you booked 2 connecting value rooms you would need to pay $10 extra for a night for a fridge if you wanted one.

    *** They come with a microwave and coffeepot (If you booked 2 connecting value rooms you would not even be be able to rent a microwave and coffeepot.

    ***They have 2 TV's (if you book POR or a Deluxe room which sleeps 5 you will have 1 TV)

    ***They have 2 bathrooms (if you book POR or a Deluxe room which sleeps 5 you will have 1 Bathroom.)

    For more info and photos please see the FAQ thread and feel free to PM me with any questions.

    Here is the FAQ thread:*Note you can also find it on the resort sticky


    Here is some info about the Family Suites:

    The Family Suites are located in the Calypso and Jazz Inn Buildings.
    Calypso Building 1 has 32 suites
    Calypso Building 10 has 54 suites
    Jazz Inn Building 2 has 52 suites
    Jazz Inn Building 9 has 54 suites

    The suites are located on all three floors, and are near each other, but none offer connecting suites. There is no price difference between the buildings.

    Check here for the 2007 rates:

    For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.


    The new family suites offer an affordable and convenient option for larger families with the amenities of a studio apartment.

    Families can be together in the suite while enjoying separate sleeping areas with added privacy. Having two bathrooms will not only save time, but makes getting ready easier for the whole family. Plus, extra amenities like a microwave enable guests to prepare warm snacks and meals. With the extra room, guests can relax and recount the memories of the day before falling off to a goodnight’s sleep.


    -Sleep up to 6 (plus one child under age 3 in a Pak-n-Play crib)
    -Studio amenities and separate sleeping areas giving more privacy than a standard room.
    -Queen bed, full-size pullout sofa, convertible ottoman & chair sleepers (4 separate sleepers)
    -Private master bedroom and family room have 27” flat CRT TV and high speed internet access.
    -Kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator (4.3 cu. ft) and coffee pot
    -Two-full bathrooms
    Here is the layout:


    See this thread for photos:

    For more info please see the FAQ thread:

    Have fun at Disney wherever you choose to stay!:wizard:
  4. TnTWalter

    TnTWalter DIS Veteran

    Sep 13, 2005
    For Values...I would do 2 connecting rooms at POP because you get real beds & the theming is really fun. It's also the newer of the values and they do not share buses. And you can get a discount whereas the suites aren't included in the discounts.

    The family suites look interesting, I just wish they had real beds.

    For Moderates: You could also do 2 rooms @ moderates. CSR has a JR suite but it costs more than 2 rooms.

    You can do a fort wilderness cabin. This is almost deluxe pricing though so keep that in mind, but many love them.

    You might also look into renting points for a DVC. They do allow 5 in 1 bedrooms according to Member services. They do not provide linens so many people bring an can get extra towels for $6.

    For Deluxe: You could do Poly, AKL Deluxe, and most other of the Deluxes allow 5. They are one room though.

    Good luck.
  5. minnie61650

    minnie61650 <a href="" targ DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Jun 7, 2005
    I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the pull outs at the Family Suites.

    The pull outs are not your ordinary pull outs and are quite comfortable.

    They were the most confortable pull out/convertable sofas/chairs that I have ever tried.

    This is a paragraph taken from the All Star Music Family Suites review of the DIS resorts page:

    All Star Music Resort Family Suites

    by Kevin Klose
    DIS Content Editor


    Both the chair and the ottoman open into beds. The chair opens to a twin size bed and the ottoman opens to a “junior” sized bed….about the size of a cot. The bed and the chair are amazing designs. The kids will think they are cool and Disney’s competitors are going to steal this idea. Watch for different versions of this to spring up everywhere.


    The sofa opens into a double bed.

    Here is a photo I took of the pullout chair when we stayed at All Star Music September 21.

    Notice the seat and back of chair support the foldout bed.
    There are no metal bars running under your back area.

    I laid down on it and it was very comfortable.


    In fact I was so happy with the fold outs that Iwanted to buy a pull out sofa and chair for my spare room but they are made exculsively for Disney.:sad2:

    Here is a link to a thread about my quest for the pull outs.


    Here are a few reviews of the Family Suites from other DIS'ners.

    From this thread:

    You can find this info on the Family suites FAQ thread:

    Have fun at Disney wherver you choose to stay!

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