Garden view at the Poly?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ksc37, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. ksc37

    ksc37 DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2003
    Hi. I just booked my first ever stay at the Poly for September, Garden view w/ the AAA rate (hoping for deeper discounts, of course). Anyway, I was just wondering how are the 'Garden' views? I don't really want to spend $250/night for a parking lot view, so which buildings have the best Garden View? I've heard Tokelau (sp?) is good because some Garden Views have partial lagoon views (but is it convenient?).

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Also, we will be traveling with an 18 month old and an almost 4 year old. Any suggestions of things that we should definitely take advantage of while staying at the Poly?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. has the best site I've seen on the Poly!::yes::

    Last time at the Poly we stayed in the Samoa Building - Room 1610....GV, bottom floor, direct view of the Volcano Pool...

    Best GV room we have ever had!

    Good Luck!

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  4. WebmasterKathy

    WebmasterKathy Administrator Administrator

    Mar 9, 2002
    The grounds at the Polynesian are beautiful! Lushly landscaped, with tiki-torch lit walkways winding through.

    There are very, very few rooms that would have a parking lot view, and the garden views are quite lovely all around the resort.

    And the ones that do have a parking lot view will often also have a monorail view!

    Several buildings have some "garden views" that might include a bit of beach or lagoon.

    On many trips, we've enjoyed watching bunnies, ducks and little lizards from our garden view rooms... I'll bet your little ones would love that. :)
  5. jacksonsmom

    jacksonsmom <font color=blue>Can you guess who I am a mom for?

    Feb 23, 2003
    We had a garden view at the Tokelou building & it was not a parking lot view.
    It was very convenient to the GCH & just a short walk to the TTC

    I loved it!!!!
  6. tiggersmom2

    tiggersmom2 <font color=navy>Can think for herself<br><font co

    Aug 13, 2003
    Our favorite building at the Poly for Garden and Lagoon views is the Tahiti.:sunny:
  7. Grumpy37

    Grumpy37 Mouseketeer

    Sep 1, 2003
    Agree 100%. :teeth:
  8. blowinbubbles

    blowinbubbles <font color=green>Once had an erotic dream about B

    Apr 22, 2004
    Hi! I just returned from WDW and a stay at the Polynesian. . my first time back since 1974! We stayed in the Tokelou, room 3903 Garden view, and it was lovely! We had a partial view of the smaller pool, the garden, and lots of bunnies running around the place!

    It *was* a little bit of a walk from the Ceremonial house, but after a couple of days it wasn't so bad. ;)

    Enjoy your trip. . .I'm already planning my next one! :D
  9. ksc37

    ksc37 DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2003
    Thanks everyone for the tips and comments. Between this and another thread from a fellow Poly first-timer, I'm thinking I can't go too wrong, no matter what longhouse I stay in.

    I think I'll request either Tokelau or Tahiti. Looking at Tikiman's map, I see that Tahiti is really close to the TTC (and a lot of people seem to love Tahiti), but Tokelau may be a little more convenient to the resort amenities. Decisions, decisions...

    I can't wait for September!!!
  10. PamNC

    PamNC DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    in Tokelau and the views were great - even the rooms that didn't offer a lagoon side-view. In fact, I think all Poly garden views are great except perhaps the parking lot views from Rapa Niue and Roratonga. I don't think I'd like those. 3 days before our arrival, we called and requested "a nice garden view of something other than the parking lot." It worked.

  11. hookedondizney

    hookedondizney Mouseketeer

    Mar 22, 2003

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a LV booked and I really wanted a great view of the castle! My all time dream! I want to be able to look out my window at night and watch the castle change colors!! OOOHHHH wouldn't that be great? at least I think so!:tongue:
  12. JRoglitz

    JRoglitz DIS Veteran

    Dec 12, 2000
    Just curious about the noise from the pool at night with your Samoa room. Did it bother you at all? We were thinking that the pool side would be a great location.

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