Review: Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Continued



By Dave Shute

This is the second page of this review of Disney’s Old Key West Resort. For the first page, see this.

A PHOTO TOUR OF A TWO BEDROOM VILLA AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Disney's Old Key West ResortDisney’s Old Key West Resort has four room types–Studios, One-Bedroom Villas, Two-Bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas.

You can see the bones of each of the first three room types in a Two-Bedroom Villa, and that’s what this photo tour covers.

Two Bedroom Villa Floor Plan Disney's Old Key West Resort from yourfirstvisit.netSee the Two Bedroom floor plan.

At the lower right you’ll see a space with two beds.  That’s basically the same as a Studio, and the rest of the spaces are the same as a One-Bedroom Villa.

Some Two-Bedroom Villas are literally the combination of a Studio and a One-Bedroom, with locking doors between, and two entrances–one to the Studio and one to the One Bedroom.  These are called ”lockoffs.”

Other Two-Bedroom Villas are designed as single units, and thus don’t have the second outside door.  Instead they have a second closet where the outside door is shown in the above floor plan.

My photos are from a Two-Bedroom Villa designed as a single unit. Our unit also was the mirror image of the floor plan, with the second bedroom/”Studio” on the left of the entry, rather than the right.  This almost certainly will confuse me, and perhaps you too…

THE SECOND BEDROOM/ “STUDIO” SIDE OF A TWO BEDROOM VILLA AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Disney's Old Key West Resort Bedroom 2 Bed SideThe second bedroom/”Studio” side sleeps 4 in a spacious room with two queen beds.

Disney's Old Key West Resort Bedroom 2 Table SideAlso in this space is a good-sized table with two chairs…

Disney's Old Key West Resort Bedroom 2 TV Side…a TV and dresser…

Disney's Old Key West Resort  Bedroom 2 Closet…and at least one, and depending on the room type, as many as two closets. One closet is in the space just outside the bath…

Disney's Old Key West Resort  Bedroom 2 Entry ClosetAnd the other closet, if present, is in the space where in a Studio, or lock-off Two Bedroom, you’d find the outside entry door to the Studio/bedroom.

Disney's Old Key West Resort Bedroom 2 Outer VanityIn addition to the first closet, just outside the bath you’ll find a sink. In lockoffs/Studios you’ll also find here a microwave and mini-fridge. (My rule, in case you were wondering, is “No microwave, no focus!)

Disney's Old Key West Resort Bedroom 2 BathThe bath in the second bedroom is fine.

Studio Porch Disney's Old Key West ResortTrue Studios have their own balcony–unless a Two-Bedroom Villa is a lockoff, the second bedroom won’t have this balcony.

While there’s nothing special about these second bedroom/Studios, they are large, spacious, and quite livable.

THE MASTER BEDROOM IN ONE AND TWO BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Disney's Old Key West Resort Master Bed SideThe master bedroom, with a king bed, easy chair, and associated bath, is the same in both One and Two-Bedroom Villas.

Disney's Old Key West Resort Master Bed from WindowsOn the floor plan above it’s on the left; in our room, it was at the right of the entry.  See the images above for shots of the king bed from both sides.

Disney's Old Key West Resort Master ChairAlso on the bed side of the room is an easy chair.

Porch Entrance from Master Bedroom Disney's Old Key West ResortOn the other side of the master bedroom you’ll find a door to the balcony…

Disney's Old Key West Resort Master TV Side…drawers with a TV behind doors above them…

Master Bedroom Bench Drawers Disney's Old Key West Resort…and further along a padded bench with a couple more large drawers.

Old Key West Master BathThis bedroom also has a spectacular divided bath, with a whirlpool tub and pedestal sink…

Disney's Old Key West Resort Master Closet…a closet nearby…

Disney's Old Key West Resort  Master Shower Area…and a separate space with a toilet, large shower, and sink.

As noted on the first page of this review, in a major design error, many One and Two-Bedroom Villas, have no entry to this bath from the central living/dining/kitchen area.

This means access to this bath for those sleeping on the fold-out beds in the central space is directly through the master bedroom…which kinda defeats the purpose of having a private master bedroom…

THE CENTRAL LIVING SPACE OF ONE AND TWO-BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

This review continues here.

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2 comments

1 Mel { 09.07.13 at 7:09 pm }

I absolutely LOVE your site – we’ve been to Disney once before as a family (4 years ago, a family of 5 with 1 under 3) I’m planning a return trip next fall and we’re now a family of 6 (and we’ll still have 1 under 3). I’m spinning in circles debating which resort….I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to POR (with 2 connecting rooms), CSR (again 2 connecting rooms) or DVC 1 bedroom OKW. In 2010, we stayed at POR, one room and though the trip was wonderful and we loved the resort, the room was far too crowded with 5 of us (youngest was 2.5 yrs no way she was going in a pack n play, 3 to a bed meant sleepless nights for me)
Anyway, any suggestions, recommendations?? We’re looking at first week Oct 2014 – kids will be 2, 6, 8 and 10….

2 Dave { 09.08.13 at 12:13 pm }

Hi Mel and thanks!!!

If you can swing it, OKW is a great choice for your family size. Renting points make sit much more afforadbale–though more complicated. See http://yourfirstvisit.net/planning-your-first-family-trip/special-circumstances/special-circumstances-large-families/more-on-large-families-at-walt-disney-world/renting-dvc-points-at-walt-disney-world/

I’m curious why you aren’t considering a family suite at Art of Animation? See this for contrast between those, POR, suites at All-Star Music, and Cabins at Fort Wilderness: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/09/05/review-the-family-suites-disneys-all-star-music-resort/

The problem with connecting rooms is that Disney won’t guarantee them–though its highest priority in giving them out is families with more kids than parents, like you…

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