Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by strickland, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. strickland

    strickland Earning My Ears

    Jan 12, 2008
    We have a room held for us at POR. After looking at pictures, we think that the trundle bed will be too small for our 13 year old daughter...our plans were for her to sleep there...there are 5 of us...3 kids plus me and my dh. Anyway, we were looking at the downtown disney hilton. Has anyone ever stayed there? The web site says that they have their own shuttle. Does anyone know how often it runs or if it is crowded like the buses can sometimes be? (We'll be there Easter week). We had considered the Yahct club, but it's lots more expensive than POR but if POR won't meet our sleeping needs, we don't really want to stay there either. It's a shame that there aren't more moderate resorts that can comfortably accommodate a family of 5. Any advice out there?
    Thanks bunches!
  2. bluenosemickey

    bluenosemickey Canadian in search of sun

    Jan 6, 2008
    POR trundle bed size: Our 5 year old son slept on it last year. He had no trouble, but didn't like being so low to the floor. The beds are higher than usual and so the trundle really seems low, you are looking under the beds.

    I would say as long as your daughter is not taller than 5'4" she will fit ok.

    The rooms are really small, the trundle opens up between the double bed and the door to the room. We were packed in there like sardines! My two girls 7&9 took pity on him and let him sleep in with them for the last half of the trip. It was close but at least he could watch the TV then.

    As far as the hilton goes, I would seriously consider it. We didn't stay there, but stayed at the Best Western a few doors up. We got a room with a Disney view, we could see the fireworks most nights and we had a balcony. The rooms were a little older, but considerably larger than POR. Now, you don't get the same feeling as being "on property" but it's pretty close. There's a disney shop in the lobby and a few "Mickeys" here and there.

    If my hubby and I hadn't bought into DVC on that trip, I had plans to scout out the hilton as our next spot to try. I really liked being able to walk to DtD from those hotels, and the hilton is the closest. You can get to disney transportation there. Lots of restaurants etc. and you definately get that Disney feeling walking around there.

    The busses at the BW were not bad, less crowded than disney busses but came less often and picked up in the middle of the parking lot. But most of the time we took a bus to DtD and just walked "home" from there.

    I felt that the hilton might offer a really good option going back to WDW. They had a great location, good pool (from what I read) and they offer extra magic hours ( a mixed blessing).

    I just don't know how the pricing stacks up, but maybe you can get some sort of deal on-line via priceline or some other discount source.

    Good luck, hope this helps
  3. DisneyMark06

    DisneyMark06 Earning My Ears

    May 22, 2006
    )We stayed at the Hilton in DTD last summer the room we stayed in only had 2 double beds so I'm not sure how you would sleep 5 of you without a roll away.
    We used the shuttle bus once but found it to take a while to get to the parks with all the other hotels it stopped at. The Hilton was a nice large convention type hotel but if I had the option of staying at one of the Disney resorts I would. We always stay at Wilderness Lodge but we decided to break up our stay and stay at the Hilton for 3 nights on this trip.You might want to look into the new family suites at the Value resorts at Disney I believe they sleep upto six. Another thought might be the Doubletree Resort in DTD.:)

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