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Photo Tour of a Studio at Disney’s Saratoga Springs



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, see this.)

PHOTO TOUR OF A STUDIO AT DISNEY’S SARATOGA SPRINGS RESORT

There’s five room types at Saratoga Springs–Studios, One Bedroom Villas, Two Bedroom Villas (essentially a combination of the first two), Treehouses, and Grand Villas.

studio-floor-plan-disneys-saratoga-springs-resort-spa-from-yourfirstvisit-netThis page shows what you’ll find in a Studio.

At the entry you’ll find the closet and bath on one side, and the kitchenette on the other:

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The spaciousness at this end of the room allows a connecting door here to a One Bedroom Villa, so that the two spaces together can be rented as a “lock-off” Two Bedroom Villa.  A connecting door at this end allows access to the bath in the Studio from the connecting room without entering the master bedroom.

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Here’s the kitchenette…

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…and here it is open for business.

Note the mini-fridge, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker. The room comes with the paper plates, plastic utensils and such stacked in the top left.

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More of the mini-fridge.

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Across the entry hall is the closet, with an iron, ironing board, and safe.  The vacuum cleaner is there because when rooms are let based on DVC points, housekeeping comes only every four days, so you can push the vacuum about in between such visits. If you rent the room for cash, you get daily cleaning like any other hotel room.

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Next to the closet is the bath sink…

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…and in their own separate space, a tub/shower and toilet.

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Deeper in the room on one side you’ll find the TV/dresser combo and a table and chairs.

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This side from the back.

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The dresser includes open shelving and plenty of drawer space too.

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Here’s a closer view of the table and chairs.

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On the other side of the room you’ll find a queen bed and a fold-out sofa.

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The bed side from the back of the room.

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A closer view of the bed.

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Note the nice carving on the headboard of the queen.

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Between the bed and the couch is this good-sized bedside table with a drawer above and a cabinet below.

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The sofa is a little cramped in its space, but has a convenient tray on top of the ottoman, so that the objects combined can serve either as a footstool, chair, or coffee table–a nice touch.

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The pillows on the sofa are among the horsey elements of the room, but–at least to me–are too cute to fit in with the style of everything else. .

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The sofa folds out to make a bed, which I measured as 75 inches long by 54 inches wide.  It sleeps shorter than that, as there’s an uncomfortable bar at the foot of the bed.  The cushion is four inches deep, but I still found it less comfortable than other similar fold-out beds at Disney World–and I am not picky…

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The final feature at this end is a balcony–or, as was the case in my studio, for ground floor rooms a patio.  Note that Saratoga Springs in general cheaps out on balconies (Grand Villas have like one, compared to 4-6 in many Grand Villas elsewhere), so that in “dedicated” Two Bedroom Villas there may be no balcony in their equivalent of this space, the second bedroom.

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See the image for an example, where a stacked set of dedicated Two Bedroom Villas a little right of center has just one balcony in the center shared living space.

PHOTO TOUR OF THE LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN SPACE IN ONE AND TWO BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S SARATOGA SPRINGS RESORT

This review continues here.

 

 

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