Rate Your Resorts

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by HairyChest, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. HairyChest

    HairyChest Mouseketeer

    Aug 21, 2012
    What Resorts have you stayed in?
    How would you rate them?

    im always looking to see feedback on resorts for future trips
    , im obsessed!

    Resort: Polynesian
    Rating: 5/5
    My first and only trip to DWorld and it was amazingly relaxing and beautiful staying there. boatride to MK, Beach, Castle across the lagoon, kona cafe(teriyaki steak), tiki torches, what an amazing escape. best place to be after a long day at the parks
  2. momof2minnies

    momof2minnies DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2004
    In order of how I feel about them
    Old Key West- number 1 our favorite
    Coronado Springs

    SSR and BCV- really did not like -probably would never stay again.

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  4. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    Tough to answer...there are resorts that are our favorites but as of recent years and price increases, out priced themselves and have made them not worth the money, but are still favorites...

    We do not like or will stay in values ... And only POFQ is tolerable for a moderate for us...

    Deluxes, though we've staged at all but BWI, favorite of many a trip has been WL.... Most returned to resort out of all the rest, and we've done over 45 trips to WDW..
  5. Mickey & Minnie Mom

    Mickey & Minnie Mom DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2004
    Order of most to least enjoyed resort experiences...

    Beach Club
    Wilderness Lodge
    Grand Floridian
    Port Orleans
    Pop Century
    All Star Music
    Caribbean Beach
    All Star Sports

    A lot of it depends on what is going on during the stay (things going well at hotel/parks, neighbors, stress level, expectations).

    Would go back to each of them again except for All Star Sports but for now keep returning to Beach Club.

    Trying Animal Kingdom Lodge for a couple of nights this summer and excited to see what we think of staying there.
  6. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2010
    From best to worst (for my family):

    Wilderness Lodge :cloud9:
    POP Century :woohoo:
    All Star Movies:wizard:
    All Star Sports :lovestruc
    All Star Music :cutie:
    Caribbean Beach Resort :duck:

    We are staying at Yacht Club in 9 days, so we will see where that one ranks! ::yes::
  7. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    GF CL 10/10
    Poly CL 9/10
    Por 7/10 ( can be quite a hike to food court)
    CR 8/10 ( loved location & rooms rest of resort reminds me of airport)
    Asmu 8/10 ( our fave value)
    Asmo 7/10
    Pop 7/10
    BC CL 4/10 ( bad experience here)
    SSR 7/10
    CBR 3/10 ( just didn't care for layout very inconvenient & our pirate room very worn)
    AKL 6/10 ( beautiful but very confusing layout & while I know there are animals here we enjoyed seeing them we didn't enjoy smelling them, lol)

    ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & POFQ Sept 8-15, 2013
  8. gilsan

    gilsan DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    Here are mine:
    1.Poly-5/5 easy access to transportation lots of dining choices and huge rooms

    2.Grand Floridian-4.5/5 Parking is a problem.

    3.Wilderness Lodge-4/5 good proximity to dining and MK beautiful grounds
    3.AKL Kidani-4/5 big rooms, nice pool, easy to see animals even if you are not staying in a savannah room, but far from things

    4.Beach Club-4 great location I love being able to walk directly to WS in epcot, LOTS of excellent dining choices walking distance, it costs a bit more than AKL and WL both of which I preferred, Wouldn't mind staying again in the area for longer next time.

    5.Art of Animation Ariel room 3.5/4 beautifully themed, great food court, good pools excellent value, but it is a bit crowded, can be a bit of a walk to the main building, far from parks, double beds. Would definitely stay again if doing a budget trip.

    6. POP 3/5 - clean rooms, we had a view of the lake, didn't enjoy the crowds and found the layout confusing, (didn't have trouble at AoA for some reason :confused3) food court was only so-so. would pick AoA over Pop but would consider staying here if there was no room at AoA

    7. POFQ 2/5 - Ok theming, didn't love this resort not super convenient to get to. When we stayed here it had double beds, in our opinion why spend more for a moderate when it is not much better than a value. The only big pluses are the pool slide (which at POFQ is not great) and towels at the pool. We did not enjoy the food at the food court at all, the beignets were awful, cardboard with powdered sugar. Would not stay here again, or any moderate when the value really is almost as good.

    We always rent a car and have done deluxe dining a few time. Last time we went we rented points and if possible will continue to do so in the future so it does limit our choices a bit and makes a last minute trip a bit harder to plan

    Honestly I could probably be happy at any of the resorts at WDW they all have their pluses and your vacation is what you make it.
  9. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    We have had great stays and have loved all of the resorts we've stayed at and wouldn't hesitate to stay at any of them again, but if I had to rank them in order of my favorites:

    WL/AKL (love both equally)

    CR will soon be in the mix as we are staying there for the first time in December :).
  10. boscov

    boscov Mouseketeer

    Jun 20, 2011
    Wow this was a great question. Here is my list

    BC - 4.5/5 - the only downvote I have for this place is price
    POR - 4/5 - this is my go-to resort, love it, just wish it was closer to the parks
    POFQ - 3.5/5
    CBR - 2/5 (I really disliked my stay here)

    I very much want to get to Poly, WL and CR. Those will be my next spots to hit.
  11. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    BC - 5/5 - Location and SAB
    CBR - 4.5/5 - Love this place! It's our "home" resort. Relaxed feel is our escape from the craziness of the parks. Awesome CMs, mousekeeping and bus service.
    POR - 4/5 - Very nice resort. Like the boat to DTD and Yeeha Bob.
    ASSports - 3.5/5 - Clean, compact, fun theming and an awesome price.
    POFQ - 3/5 - Not fans of the theme nor food court.
  12. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

    Mar 5, 2012
    AKV- Kidani: 8/10. Beautiful resort, very relaxing. Savannah view was wonderful. Loved the hidden Mickey details! Pool was nice. Drove to Epcot the next day after checking out so can't talk about buses. Long walk to the lobby and no CS place right there- had to get shuttle to Jambo House. I would stay there again though.
  13. wdwrich

    wdwrich DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2002
    Our list, best to not as good:

    Yacht Club
    PO Riverside
    Coronado Springs

    We've also stayed at Shades of Green, which we would place in a tie with the Contemporary.
  14. kapoof

    kapoof DIS Veteran

    Sep 18, 2006
    bc/akl very close second for both of these.
  15. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    My list, from best to worst. My best would rank an 8 out of 10. I travel a lot and WDW resorts don't measure up against 5 star resorts in my opinion.

    BWI CL Boardwalk View
    GF CL - Royal Palm Club
    AKV Grand Villa Savannah View
    AKL - CL
    YC - CL
    GF CL - Sugarloaf
    BCV 2 bedroom
    AKV 2 bedroom Savannah View
    BC CL
    BCV studio
    BWV studio
    OKW 2 bedroom
    SSR 2 bedroom
    SSR studio
    OKW studio
    VWL studio
  16. gilsan

    gilsan DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    It is interesting to see other people's rankings:goodvibes
  17. bcrook

    bcrook DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2008
    Kidani 5 comfortable rooms love the resort
    Beach club/ boardwalk 4/5 excellent location rooms out dated
    Old key west 4 love the resort and rooms. Location a little less.
    CSR 3.5 love the resort. I need villas now.
  18. cmusschoot

    cmusschoot DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2009
    it was really fun to remember the resorts I have stayed at...and try and rank them, I like them all and would chose each one as a favorite for a different reason...but overall ranking...here it goes :)

    Animal Kingdom (Kidani - then Jambo)
    Beach Club
    Port Orleans - Riverside - then FQ
    Old Key West
    Saratoga Springs
    Swan/Dolphin (have stayed at both, they are really similar)
    Coranado Springs (best quick service meal - Pepper Market)
    Cabins at Fort Wilderness (best value by far for a larger group)

  19. DisneyMomx7

    DisneyMomx7 DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2004
    We've loved all four of the resorts we've stayed at in Disney.

    In order:

    1. Beach Club
    2. Yacht Club
    3. Polynesian
    4. Grand Floridian

    At Universal we would rate it:

    1. Hard Rock Hotel
    2. Royal Pacific Resort
  20. jenjersnap

    jenjersnap yadda yadda yadda

    Sep 18, 2004
    YC (9/10...only downside is the long walk to CS at Marketplace, love everything else)

    Poly (8/10...last stay our room was terribly maintained, looking forward to rehab. Also, we have had repeated service issues like assigned an already occupied room. TWICE! However, love the monorail, proximity to MK and general flavor)

    BC (7/10...had a dreadful CL experience here once and another non CL where a CM mistakenly checked us out of our room. At 10 pm with tired kids which was a total nightmare to fix. Also, only 50% of rooms have balconies - hate that. But, we love Stormalong Bay, the decor and the short walk to Epcot. My boys always want to return and so we will!)

    WL (7/10...rooms are somewhat small and I wish the pool was zero entry and the bus trips seem interminable sharing with FTW or monorail resorts but the lobby is a wow, RF has great food, love the geyser and the boat to MK)

    AK (7/10...similar pros and cons as WL, better pool and our favorite restaurants. We miss staying there, want to try Kidani at some point)

    Dolphin (6/10...it was fine. Decor not our favorite but close to Epcot and Boardwalk. Great restaurants. Would stay again if price was right)

    Ft. Wilderness Cabins (4/10...a dishwasher that leaked continuously, despite several calls to maintenance, black mold in the bathroom, and bird-poop encrusted patio made for a less than great experience. Oh, and they lost our luggage for 16 hours. Still, we liked the quiet, peaceful location and the space. Wouldn't return.

    All Stars Movies 3/10...disliked the cement block look of the buildings though we expected small rooms, of course. Uncomfortable beds and filthy carpet in the room. Boys loved the Toy Story courtyard. The food court was overwhelming and food wasn't good. Just not for us.
  21. Ofinn

    Ofinn DCL Platinum

    Feb 18, 2013
    It's hard for me to rank them, but it I'll give you my opinion.

    YC-Best resort, but worst Cl level. I guess this would be my favorite for location and pool. I love the nautical d├ęcor. I love DCL so maybe that's why.

    BW- Favorite resort in cooler months, Second best Club level, but not my favorite pool. Nothing to do with the clown. I love clowns. It's the lack of beach.

    Poly- Best Club level and best rooms. Not crazy about pool, but love the beach and the views, and the transportation options.

    WL- Great Club level, horrible rooms, love the beach and pool.

    BC- My least favorite resort, the club level is tied with YC for the worst. What I like is the pool and location. I will stay there if YC unavailable.

    AKl- I love the animals and the resort. I would be bored out of my mind if I had to spend more than two nights there. To remote and nothing going on at night. The rooms are small, but nice. Club level is good.

    GF and CR are still on my list to try.

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