For the first page of this review of the B Resort & Spa, see this.
PHOTO TOUR OF A TOWER ROOM AT THE B RESORT & SPA
The B Resort & Spa in the Disney Springs Resort Area has several room types in two buildings–the main tower and the Lanai building. Rooms with a king bed, a king and a set of bunk beds, two queens, and two queens with a fold-out couch are available–as well as suites.
This photo tour is of a tower two queen and fold-out couch room. (I also have a photo tour of a Lanai room, here.)
The entry has the bath on one side. It features a single sink, no internal divisions, and a glassed-in shower area, making it not in the least family-friendly. Note the under-sink storage, which you may need to use, as these rooms are short on storage.
It is lovely, though, especially the sink area, with a spare simplicity that really sets off the flowers.
Here’s the toiletries offered.
Deeper in the room, you’ll find the beds and small couch on one side.
The bed side from the back of the room…
…and a closer view of one of the beds. The B Resort chain makes a point of marketing its beds, but there’s enough variety among what people want of their beds that I would not claim them to be better, or worse, for you than other types of beds.
To me the biggest distinction of these beds is their size. Positioned as queens, they are in fact ~56 inches by ~78 inches–both narrower and shorter than a true queen (which is 60 by 80 inches). They are clearly bigger than full beds, and so with some qualms I label them as queens in my floor plan, but if you are used to correctly-sized queens and need either full dimension (or both!) you might look elsewhere.
Between the beds you’ll find this bedside table with an open cubby below.
Beyond the beds is this small couch, or maybe because it is short (the usable width of the cushion is about four feet) it should be called a loveseat.
The couch folds out into a bed that I measured as 36 inches by 70 inches, with a 4 inch cushion, comfortable enough for a child. Curiously, when I tried to book a room for two adults and three children, this room type was not offered up by the website. That may be a glitch–I will try to confirm whether or not these rooms are bookable for families of five (although the undivided bath with its glass and single sink would make such a group awkward).
The other side of the room has the TV, a desk, mini-fridge, storage cubbies, a wardrobe, and a couple of ottomans.
Here’s the TV side from the back.
Note the ironing board and iron, and bedding for the couch bed. The wardrobe has plentiful hanging space…
…but only three small drawers. There are no other drawers in the room, although there are the storage cubbies already noted, and more to come.
There’s a good-sized safe above the dresser. Somehow I forgot to measure it, but my book is 6 inches by 9 inches.
Next on this side, working our way towards the entry, are more storage cubbies and the TV. The TV is a bit on the small side at 47 inches–refurbed Disney value resort rooms have 54 inch TVs.
Next is this desk, and next to it is the mini-fridge, with the coffee service above.
A closer look at the mini-fridge and coffee paraphernalia.
At the end of the room is an unusable balcony, which if it were open would have a maximum depth of a couple of feet.
It is locked off, and I found this oddly annoying. Were it not locked off–and were the room marketed as having a balcony, which it is not (many Lanai building rooms have balconies or patios)–I would find its small size even more annoying. I’d suggest at the next renovation that the B Resort replace these doors with glass panes (and add a bigger TV and more drawers, and perhaps rethink the color scheme and carpets, although like bed comfort ymmv on those last two).
Perhaps needless to say given the B Resort’s location, while views vary, none are spectacular, but many are better than the view of I4 you can see from my non-balcony balcony.
Overall this is a spacious, and other than the bath, well-appointed room. At around 355 square feet, the overall size is in the lower end of the Disney deluxe resort range. Moreover the small bath–and the shift of the closet to a wardrobe at the other end of the room–puts more of the room’s square footage into the living area of the room. At around ~260 square feet, the size of the living area is bigger than that in all Disney deluxe resorts except for the monorail resorts.
The amenities of this B Resort room make it fine for couples who don’t need fully-dimensioned queens, and also probably fine for small families. Larger families will be challenged by the lack of storage (cubbies are not a great solution, and when used for storage add powerfully to visual clutter) and the bath design.
This review continues here.
MORE ON THE B RESORT & SPA
- Overview and summary
- Photo tour of a B Resort standard tower room
- Photo tour of a B Resort Lanai pool-view room
- Dining and amenities at the B Resort & Spa
- The pool at the B Resort & Spa
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 160+ stays in them