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Walt Disney World: I'm wondering, what is your favorite WDW hotel?

From Katie White
Posted September 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM
I recently went to Disney World, and stayed at Wilderness Lodge for the first time. I know it was voted Best Theme Park Hotel 2010 on here, and all I can say is wow. I know why it was. Now it's my favorite hotel in WDW. So I'm wondering, what is your favorite WDW hotel?

From TH Creative
Posted September 2, 2011 at 6:12 PM
The Poly, Grand Floridian and Contemporary are squarely tied for first place. They are located so close to the planet's best theme park. Any other property is just an inconvenient bus ride.

From chris cona
Posted September 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM
My favorite hotel is the beach club with there amazing pool what kind beat it

From Nick Markham
Posted September 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM
I really liked the Wilderness Lodge. Amazing lobby, nice rooms, a fun pool, and one of my favorite restaurants, the "Whispering" Cafe (I laugh every time I think of it)!

From Andrew Carrieri
Posted September 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM
I've stayed at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Boardwalk. The Poly was my favorite because of the theme, location, and restaurants. The BW was my least favorite of the three because, as TH Creative alluded to, the bus transportation was awful.

From Zach Nelson
Posted September 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
My favorite WDW hotel is Port Orleans French Quarter. It's a moderate resort so it's not extremely high in price. It also offers great transportation via boat to downtown Disney, and I believe to DHS.

If you're not in to the theme so much as the stay, then I like the Swan and Dolphin. It's obviously your typical WDW hotel but if you go during non-peak times of the year, then the pools and the bar is extremely relaxing and tranquil. It's a little pricey but well worth it!

From TH Creative
Posted September 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM
@ Andrew - I've been told the Poly has more repeat guests than any other Walt Disney World hotels.

@ Zach - The Dolphin ROCKS!

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted September 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM
The Contemporary by far is our favorite. Staying in the tower and looking out at the Magic Kingdom is just...wonderful. Words can not describe how nice it is to sit on your balcony and just gaze at the Castle, Tommorowland, and even Splash Mountain. I know many have said that they think the tower is noisy, but we love it. It has wonderful food, comfortable rooms, and the monorail is right there. We have also tried the Grand Floridian. It was beautiful, but our hearts yearned for the Contemporary. We would like to try the Yacht and Beach Club one year and also try the Wilderness Lodge. But how can we when we keep booking at the Contemporary :)

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 4, 2011 at 6:59 AM
All of them, except the All Stars LOL

No, they are ok too! I think its dependant on what you are looking for in a Disney Vacation.

My pick is the Yachtt/Beach Club.

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted September 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM
We generally stay in villas, but...

What about Animal Kingdon Lodge?

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned that yet.

I've only stayed in the Port Orleans French Quarter, but really loved it. Lovely picturesque surroundings, esp the water, and the Disney touches were subtle and tasteful.

I've spent a lot of time exploring Boardwalk, but never stayed there. We love to go through to Epcot via International Gateway. Love the fudge shop and would like to have a go on the cycle trolleys!

From Rob Viala
Posted September 6, 2011 at 4:54 PM
being a big sports guy I love the all star sports, but at the same time the polynesean is just amazing. I feel as if the contempoary is a bit dated but thats just me honestly. My father absolutly loved Saratoga springs, and when I book my next disney vacation it will probobly be in the polynesan

From James Trexen
Posted September 6, 2011 at 6:18 PM
Everyone would probably disagree with me, but I feel the Carribean Beach Resort is the best, mainly because of the fun experience I had there.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted September 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM
Animal kingdom lodge is amazing wake up and there's a giraffe righnear your balcony

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM
Animal Kingdom Lodge is good too, but I felt that it had a downside of being kinda far from most WDW action. While everybody's reasons are different, I felt that Beach/Yacht club has the pool, the food, and the park (EPCOT) and action (Boardwalk)

From Ray Schroeder
Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:35 PM
When I'm on a budget,which is most of the time, I love staying at Pop Century. But when I go all out, Animal Kingdom Lodge. Having wild animals right below your balcony is priceless.

From Tim W
Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:28 PM
I have to say my all time favorite experience was at Wilderness Lodge. The hotel is absolutely marvelous. My second best goes to Bay Lake Tower. It was tons of fun, and you get to enjoy some perks like Top of the World Lounge (The absolutely best place to watch Wishes)

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