Review: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Continued
By Dave Shute
(For the first page of this review of Bay Lake Tower, see this.)
PHOTO TOUR OF A TWO BEDROOM VILLA AT BAY LAKE TOWERS
Bay Lake Tower has four room types–Studios, One Bedroom Villas, Two Bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas. Two Bedroom Villas are either combined from a Studio and a One Bedroom Villa (“lockoffs”) or are designed as such from the start (“dedicated”).
In the two types of Two Bedroom Villas, the master bedroom and living/dining/kitchen area is the same, but there’s differences in the second bedrooms of lockcoffs vs dedicated Two Bedroom Villas which I’ll cover in this photo tour.
Most of the images that follow are from the dedicated Two Bedroom Villa that we visited in December 2013, but some are from a Studio we stayed in in shortly after Bay Lake Tower opened.
Here’s a Studio floor plan…
Compare the Studio to the second bedroom on the left of the floor plan in the dedicated Two Bedroom. Note that the second bedroom in the dedicated villa has no kitchenette, a simpler bath layout, and two queens instead of a queen and a fold-out couch. This makes it more livable for a larger group.
The Studio has a smaller bedroom space, crowding the bed and couch together and making the room feel particularly cramped when the couch is unfolded for use as a bed.
In a dedicated Two Bedroom, you enter from the second bedroom from a small hall at the front of the overall villa.
Once you are in the second bedroom area, there’s a closet where in a lockoff you’d find an entry door to the Studio.
The bath has a sink (in the Studios, the location of this sink has changed from the kitchenette to the bath)…
…and a tub and toilet in their own space.
The bed side of the room has two queens.
The TV side has a dresser/TV combo and a table and chairs.
The TV/dresser combo is quite large and has plenty of storage.
Here’s a closer view of the table and chairs.
At the end of the every bedroom at Bay Lake Tower is a balcony.
We had a Bay Lake View–here’s the view from our balcony:
THE LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN SPACE AT BAY LAKE TOWER
This review continues here.