Tried the search function but it does not seem to be working. Right now, I am heading down to FL next week and will be doing short side trip to DW. I am currently booked into the Mariott Springhill Suites, which is only supposed to be about 1.5 miles from MK. I will be there with my 5 year old. We are arriving on Monday, sleeping over Monday night and planning on doing MK on Tue all day, then MGM on Wed. and then driving to back to Lauderdale Wed later in the day. I am currently booked into the Mariott, mainly because of the proximity to the parks, downtown Disney, etc., plus the extra room after he goes to sleep (I can watch TV!) and the bkfst. I thought staying in a Monorail hotel would be best because he will likely tire out by early afternoon and I thought we could jump back to the hotel, swim, relax etc. and then go back in the evening for fireworks etc. Based on my readings, the advantage of the monorail (as opposed to just driving in my rental car, and I know this has been disputed back and forth on the boards) is primarily if you are in one of the 3 hotels that are directly serviced by the monorail. Otherwise, if you have to take a boat, bus, etc, I think I would rather just drive. Poly and Contemp are sold out for the Monday night and Tue. night dates and the Grand Floridian is over $500 a night (which I really can't justify, especially when I am only spending one day at MK). Has anyone ever stayed at the Mariott Springhill Suites in Lake Buena Vista Village? Any thoughts or comments? All input and suggestions are welcome. TIA (thanx in advance).