Would you rather: Old Key West studio or at 1 Bedroom Bonnet Creek?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by blackacex2, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. blackacex2

    blackacex2 Mouseketeer

    Jan 31, 2011
    Very simple- would you rather stay in a studio at old key west or a 1 bedroom at Wyndham bonnet creek (located on property next to CBR).

    2 Adults, No children! Six nights total. Old Key West would be about $300 more. We are renting a car either way.
  2. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    Definately on-site..... for 2 adults, you will be more then comfortable in a studio at OKW.
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  4. blackacex2

    blackacex2 Mouseketeer

    Jan 31, 2011
    A studio might be enough space, but we wouldn't get a whirlpool tub, two sinks/mirrors, a fully stocked kitchen to make breakfast, a large balcony with high-rise views etc. Those are the things I'm considering. Old Key West isn't really any closer to the parks, so that doesn't factor in. Still- I'm so torn!
  5. NJRRK

    NJRRK DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2007
    Since you are renting a car ME isn't at issue here. It seems like you already have your mind made up. So I'm just going to offer up two things you might be missing out on, these may or may not be important to you. 1) EMH will not be available to you at Bonnet Creek and 2) package delivery also will not be available.

    Like I said those two items may or may not be important.
  6. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    My sister and her friends stayed at a 1 bedroom suite at Bonnet Creek last November. There was a shuttle bus to the parks. This was her first off site trip, she usually stayed at CBR, and she thought it was fine.
  7. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    You might want to post this question on the Orlando hotels and attractions boards.

    Almost all of us here on the Disney Resorts boards will almost always pick the Disney resort over anything else. You might get more answers on the other side on the other board.
  8. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

    Sep 22, 2005
    OKW, no question
  9. blackacex2

    blackacex2 Mouseketeer

    Jan 31, 2011
    Why OKW no question? Sell me on it! I saw a youtube video of the studio room and kinda thought the bedspreads were ugly but besides that I'm intrigued!
  10. twinboysmom

    twinboysmom DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    I have stayed at an OKW studio. Not even gonna try to sell it, especially for more money. I would choose the 1 bedroom at bonnet creek if EMH, ddp, package delivery aren't important. The studio we had wasn't great. Had they refurbed the bathrooms when they did the last renovation I would be happier but they didn't. Ours was not the cleanest, mildew and broken tiles.
  11. tinkgurl

    tinkgurl DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2006
    OKW hands down. It's one of our favorite DVC Resorts!
  12. Tink415

    Tink415 DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2006
    I agree with this sentiment. I own DVC at OKW. But if I was paying cash I'd give Bonnet Creek a try.
  13. lsvitek

    lsvitek MissMouse

    Oct 19, 2009
    We have stayed at every DVC resort and LOVE them all. We have lots of great memories and we will certainly go back again. HOWEVER - a couple of months ago we planned a last minute trip to Disney and stayed in a 2 bedroom at Bonnet Creek for 7 nights. The condo was beautiful!!! Full kitchen, amazing master suite, kids each had a full bed to sleep in. Each of the 5 pools and the 2 lazy rivers at the resort were great. The place was clean, beautifully landscaped, and well taken care of. Best of all, we paid $475 for all 7 nights. Yes, we got a great deal. But I could find it again for under $700. And I would gladly pay $1000.

    To be fair, we are annual pass holders so we didn't have to pay for parking at the parks and we have a Tables in Wonderland membership and saved a bundle in dining. We have ALWAYS used a dining package in the past, but we liked TIW much better and saved more money. We have always been loyal to Disney resorts, but..... not so much anymore.
  14. MelissaTnNc

    MelissaTnNc Mouseketeer

    Jul 16, 2012
    We are in the middle of planning an August trip at BC, but last September we split stayed at Bonnet Creek and Art of Animation and I'm a bit nervous we will be disappointed with Beach Club bc we loved loved loved Bonnet Creek so much.
  15. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    Do you use extra magic hours? Do you use the dining plan? If not, then try Bonnet Creek. Distance to the parks is about the same, you don't need DME. There are really no extra WDW guest benefits if you are not using those.
  16. Tina

    Tina Tagless and bitter about it

    Aug 20, 1999
    I have stayed at both resorts and would choose OKW. Our last Disney vacation was a week in a 2 bedroom at Bonnet Creek. While it was a nice resort, it was just lacking that Disney magic. We had our own car and parking was convenient, so that was nice. But we didn't feel like we were at Disney World when we came "home" each night. I think it comes down to how much Disney you want in your vacation.
  17. DianaPrince

    DianaPrince Mouseketeer

    Mar 21, 2013
    THIS!! I stayed at wbc 2 bd rm and its def NOT home
  18. Lisa P.

    Lisa P. DIS Veteran

    Aug 27, 1999
    Depends on what YOU value more... or what you'd miss the most if it wasn't there.

    DME from the airport
    EMH at the parks
    Package delivery to your resort
    Availability of the DDP
    Themed resort (even if the theme is somewhat subtle at OKW)
    Little "Disney" reminders around the resort

    Then take the OKW studio and you'll be very happy you did.

    Larger, more comfortable and luxurious room
    Better pools
    Walk to several upscale restaurants
    Walk to full-service spa (adjacent hotels, much closer than OKW-to-SSR)
    Possibly a high rise view of fireworks from your room

    Then take the Wyn BC 1BR and you'll be very happy you did.

    The OKW studios used to have two queen beds but no sofa for sitting together, even if just for unwinding with a drink or watching a little TV together. Even though you don't have children/others traveling with you, if either of you snores or if either of you likes to be up alone, very early (like my DH) or very late, having a separate room is appreciated. If these things don't apply to your situation, then they may not affect your decision.

    FWIW, our DD is also acquainted with DVC and WBC resorts. For a week of her honeymoon, DD and DSIL were offered an RCI exchange week as a gift. Their 1st choice was AKV 1BR, 2nd choice was WBC 1BR, 3rd was any DVC 1BR and last was AKV studio. No other onsite DVC studio would have pleased them for their honeymoon and they would have chosen an oceanfront week instead. They spent a lovely week in a 1BR at AKV Kidani. They used their kitchen for breakfasts and after-dinner blender drinks. They loved having a true master suite with a private, inroom jacuzzi, rather than a queen bed in a single room with a microwave/mini-fridge on the wall.

    We've stayed at both OKW and WBC, in those unit sizes. We find the ambiance at both resorts, though different, to be similarly appealing, relaxing and romantic, especially at night. As free standing resorts, with all their resort amenities and comparing 1BRs at both, I much prefer WBC. However, when we specifically want the Disney benefits (listed above) for a particular trip, especially for a commando-style parks trip, I do prefer a DVC or deluxe onsite resort and OKW is a very lovely onsite resort. And while I've become spoiled by larger units, I would consider a studio if I want those onsite perks enough.

    So, again, consider what YOU would find most bothersome to miss, from each perspective, and choose. You won't regret that. Once you make your decision, don't second-guess yourself. Just enjoy the planning around where you will be. You really won't go wrong with either one - they're both great resorts! :thumbsup2 HTH!
  19. ZehnJahren

    ZehnJahren DIS Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    I stayed in a studio at OKW and was really surprised at the size of it! I have never stayed at WBC, but I really like to stay on property. I had a car too at OKW.

    For me, OKW was beautiful - very Disney, but also very relaxed atmosphere and huge rooms. The bathroom was bigger than I expected as well, and I enjoyed my stay very much!

    Either way, I don't think you'll be sorry!

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