The Most Comfortable Place to Stay at Walt Disney World: 1. The Options, continued–Suites at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
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SUITES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Suites at Walt Disney World resorts contain a living area—typically called a parlor—and one or more bedrooms.
Suite floor plans are not standardized across the deluxe resorts, nor often even within a single resort. (Suite floor plans are also not comprehensively accessible on the web…at least that I can find!!)
For example, the 14th floor of the Contemporary resort includes a total of 6 two-bedroom suites. These 6 have 4 different floor plans, 4 floor plans with 4 bays, and 2 with 5 bays.
ONE BEDROOM SUITES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
- Most typically, one bedroom suites sleep 4 or 6 people.
- If 4, the master bedroom typically (but not always) has a king; if 6, the master has two queens.
- The additional capacity comes from sleeper sofas or daybeds in the parlor.
TWO BEDROOM SUITES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
- Most typically, two bedroom suites sleep 6 or 8 people.
- If 6, the master bedroom has a king
- If 8, most master bedrooms have a king, but a few have two queens.
- In two bedroom suites that sleep 6 or 8, the second bedroom almost always has two queen beds.
- Two bedroom suites that sleep 8 with a king in the master bedroom add a sleeper sofa to the parlor to get to eight people.
The few two bedroom suites that sleep more than 8 have a variety of arrangements. The master bedroom can have a king or two queens; the second bedroom a 2 queens or two queens and a junior daybed; the parlor a daybed or a sleeper sofa.
The few two bedrooms suites that sleep four all have a king in the master; some have a king in the second bedroom, and others have two twins.
LARGER SUITES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Some two-bedroom suites have the capacity to add one or even two more connecting rooms to the suite, adding 4 or 8 more people in two or four queens people to the capacity. (Many one bedroom suites have the ability to add one connecting room with two queens as well, converting them into two bedroom suites.)
MORE ON SUITES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD DELUXE RESORTS
Comprehensive information on suite square footage is not available. Two bedroom suite square footage I have been able to find ranges from less than 1200 square feet to more than 2700. (Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) Two Bedroom Villas range from 1075 square feet to 1333 square feet.)
Prices are available. One-bedroom suites (pre-tax, value season) range from $580 to $1275 per night. Two bedroom pre-tax value season prices range from $1,260 to $2,210 per night. (DVC One Bedroom Villas range pre tax during the value season from $400 to $650 per night, and DVC Two Bedroom Villas from $555-$910.)
On a per-person basis, at maximum occupancy, one bedroom suites range from $123-$265 per person per night, with $160-210 being typical. (Value season, pre-tax.)
Two bedroom suites range from $140-$516 per person per night, with $200 to $300 being typical. (Value season, pre-tax.)
Suites are always part of their resort’s “club level.” (Disney calls what the rest of the hotel industry calls concierge service “club service.” This is because Disney has staff labeled concierges at its front desks. The Disney front desk concierge staff works with all resort guests to solve problems, and to access theme park tickets and dining reservations. “Club staff” do for “club level” guests what “concierges” do at non-Disney resorts…to make this more confusing, the “club” in this nomenclature has nothing to do with the Disney Vacation Club…)
FINDING OUT MORE
Specific details on what suites are available, at what resorts, at what price, is available from the “Rates and Room Types” pages on the Walt Disney World Website. (See below.)
The Disney pages material can be somewhat incoherent—e.g. describing the same suite as first one and then two bedrooms in consecutive sentences… A call to the resort’s front desk, or a very good travel agent, can help sort suite options out.
- For Disney’s Polynesian Resort, see this
- For Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, see this
- For Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, see this
- For Disney’s Contemporary Resort, see this
- For Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, see this
- For Disney’s Beach Club Resort, see this
- For Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, see this
- For Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, see this
PUBLISHED SO FAR IN THE COMFORTABLE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- The Most Comfortable Time to Go to Walt Disney World
- The Comfortable Guide to How Long to Stay at Walt Disney World
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- The Most Comfortable Way to Travel to Walt Disney World
- The Most Comfortable Way to Tour the Theme Parks at Walt Disney World:
- Planning Your Walt Disney World Budget
PUBLISHED SO FAR IN THE TIGHTWAD’S GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- The Tightwad’s Guide to When to Go to Walt Disney World
- The Tightwad’s Guide to Where to Stay at Walt Disney World
- The Tightwad’s Guide to How Long to Stay at Walt Disney World
- Air Travel 201: The Tightwad’s Guide to Cheap Flights to Walt Disney World
- The Tightwad’s Guide to How to Eat at Walt Disney World
- Planning Your Walt Disney World Budget