Disney's Old Key West Resort
Price Level: Deluxe
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The Key West-themed resort offers 761 villas within 50 pastel-colored buildings. Studio rooms have kitchenettes, while multi-room villas contain full kitchens.
We stayed in a One Bedroom Villa in January. The resort is nice, but the balcony of the room that we stayed in had a view of the golf course, with a lot of golf cart traffic and early morning lawn mower noise. There was also a significant amount of road noise. We had requested a canal view, but did not receive what we requested. The room itself was nice, but a little on the worn side. The good thing is that there is a pullout couch and a pullout chair. I think your satisfaction with your stay at the resort depends a lot on the location of your room.
This is the best resort to stay at if you have a large family. The other added perk is that you can drive up to your hotel room.
While it is hard to recommend as a casual visitor since it is very expensive, I highly recommend if you own a DVC or you can trade points via a timeshare exchange. That's what I did. I own a timeshare resort and I exchanged my current year points via RCI, an timeshare exchange. After I made the reservation, my Disney vacation planning went smoothly. I was charged an addition transaction fee (approx $200) and Disney tacked on a resort fee (approx $100). I guess the Disney resort fee covered the Magical Express bus and the MagicBands since I was not charged for these items. They came gratis.
This is the resort I stay at most of the times I visit WDW. It has a centralized location and is fair with the use of DVC points. That being said, there are a few detractions. The first is that the central hub of the location does not have a covered patio by the snack shop / DVC activity area and the second is that there has been some small issues with my mother's scooter getting from the bus stations.