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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

One bedroom suites can be found at deluxe Walt Disney World Resorts that sleep between 3 and 7 people.

Click the image for an example from the Polynesian Resort, courtesy of Tikimanpages.com.

  • 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

Two bedroom suites can be found at Walt Disney World Resorts that sleep between 4 and 10 people.

Click the image for an example from the Polynesian Resort, courtesy of Tikimanpages.com.

  • 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.

 

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4 comments

1 Kelley { 07.23.14 at 10:49 pm }

Very helpful site! Looking at taking my 5 year old daughter in April 2015 for her first trip (will be for her birthday.) She loves princesses and is a “girly girl”. Would the Contemporary be better since it’s so close to MK, or the Grand Floridian since it’s more lavish (girly girl) or the Polynesian (since that’s your number one, but I’m worried about construction)? We would build in a few “days off” into our trip where we would not be going into any parks, but would be able to just hang out at the hotel. Thanks!

2 Dave { 07.24.14 at 7:01 am }

Kelley, Poly construction should be done be then–but one of the reasons it’s my top recommendation is its convenience to Epcot–which does not have a lot for a 5 year old. Among the three, GF will likely be the best choice for her, for the reason you note!

3 Carl Beedle { 02.04.17 at 6:26 pm }

High been reading your site and have found it very useful and informative. I will be coming to Disney world on November the 6th and staying at the wilderness lodge with my wife adult daughter and her partner. I’ve read lots about what is good to do when booking and am thinking of using a concierge to make it more special am I doing the right thing spending xtra money on one. Regards Carl Beedle

4 Dave { 02.06.17 at 9:10 am }

Carl, the concierge options do not remotely add value commensurate with the cost, in my opinion, especially on a first visit where you will not be in the hotel much..

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