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Disney's Contemporary Resort Reviews ( 88/100 )



Disney's Contemporary Resort Reviews Breakdown:
  • Check-In Process: 4/5
  • Service and Cast Members: 4/5
  • Room Cleanliness: 23/25
  • Room Decor: 9/10
  • Lobby / Common Areas: 4/5
  • Hotel Condition / Cleanliness: 14/15
  • Dining Options: 5/5
  • Pools and Recreation: 8/10
  • Transportation: 9/10
  • Value: 8/10

Individual Contemporary Reviews (38)
Check-In Service Common Areas Hotel Condition Dining Rec. Trans.
4/5 5/5 4/5 12/15 5/5 8/10 10/10
  • Rating: 74%
  • Room Type: Garden View
  • Room Cleanliness: 10/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: This was the resort my family stayed at for my very first trip 40 years ago! While I had dined here many times since then, I hadn’t booked a stay. In my mind THIS is Disney’s flagship resort. It just feels so alive. The jaw dropping concourse enclosed in a majestic tower becomes more magical when the monorail passes quietly through. Large well appointed rooms are super quiet and I love to wander around the back of the resort facing Bay Lake and rent a SeaRaycer. It brings back memories of that first Disney trip. Great dining choices, fantastic shops and a view that just can’t be beat. Not to mention, a quick walk to Magic Kingdom!

4/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 3/5 8/10 10/10
  • Rating: 95%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: I loved waking up at 8am and being in MK at 8:20. We still like beach club better, but I loved this resort.

5/5 4/5 4/5 15/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 92%
  • Room Type: Garden Wing Hospitality Suite
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: We have stayed there multiple times and have never had an issue with the resort staff. I do miss the personnel touches that used to be left in our room from disney mousekeeping, but the mousekeepers were very nice and seem to do a good job. We always stay in the wing because the elevators in the tower can be challenging with the crowds at times, whereas in the wing that is not an issue. The only issue I had on our last stay was the WIFI. it was sporadic at best. Now our room was on the first floor of the wing and as far away from the tower as one could get. Now the room location was great for relaxing on the patio by the water after a long day in the parks, but the walk getting to the room from the monorail or bus stop seems very loooong when your all walked out from the days adventures! There is a small parking lot in front of the wing that shortens the walk if you have a car, which is nice, and it is much shorter of a walk that if you must park in the parking lot out front for guests whom are staying in the tower. Over all I prefer this resort over others on property due mostly to being within walking distance to the Magic Kingdom, viewing the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the resort without having to deal with the crowds, multiple restaurant choices and the solitude of the 1st floor rooms in the wing that are closest to the passage between Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 100%
  • Room Type: Garden Wing Hospitality Suite
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Clean, great cast members, very good location, great food (california grill is enough to die for)

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 6/10 4/10
  • Rating: 86%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: Transportation is reason we will not stay on monorail line again. Epcot resorts are much more convenient.

4/5 4/5 3/5 9/15 3/5 4/10 8/10
  • Rating: 69%
  • Room Type: Garden View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: The nostalgia of staying here was great. We loved seeing the monorail and the walk to Magic Kingdom. Most things felt dated and in need of refurbishment. Price per value not worth it.

2/5 3/5 3/5 15/15 4/5 6/10 8/10
  • Rating: 76%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 4/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: Nice. Convenient to MK which was great for late night event. Great views of Lake and Theme Park. Just not enough to want to rush back.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 96%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: I think the Contemporary is my new favorite

5/5 5/5 3/5 9/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 79%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: Can't beat the location. We loved walking to MK.

5/5 5/5 5/5 12/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 87%
  • Room Type: Deluxe Room
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 6/10
5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 96%
  • Room Type: Deluxe Room
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Staying here makes entire trip so much more enjoyable. Husband likes it so it's an even bigger plus!!! Been there, going back!!!

4/5 4/5 4/5 15/15 5/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 87%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 6/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: We enjoyed our stay and it was a very nice resort. We would stay here again, but not anytime soon. It had a lot of Pros, but just not a lot of Disney magic.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 100%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10
3/5 4/5 4/5 12/15 5/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 83%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: Not pleased or impressed for the money

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 4/5 6/10 8/10
  • Rating: 91%
  • Room Type: Deluxe Room
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: There is nowhere in the world I would visit as often as I have WDW! When our sons were growing up, we came every- other year. When my wife and I wanted to celebrate our 49th anniversary with family, we knew WDW was where we’d go! THAT was THE most perfect trip we’ve ever had! Disney CMs made it so! And, as we reach our upper. 60’s, we noticed a LOT of people our age and older. They must agree, too! Now...if you’d just bring back the Main Street Electrical Parade! Things would be ‘perfect’!?? One last thing: I was pleased to see so many ‘ guest relations’ CMs in the various parks. I’m happy Disney Corp. seeks to make sure the guests are pleased with their experience!

5/5 4/5 2/5 12/15 2/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 78%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 4/10

  • Overall Impression: At my previous stays at the Contemporary, I don't remember the public areas being so crowded and congested. I was in the tower and often you needed to wait on multiple elevators until one arrived that had room for you.

5/5 5/5 4/5 15/15 4/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 90%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: This was my 4th stay on floor 14. It was my significant other's 7th stay on floor 14. This is his favorite property and floor. We are already booked for January 2021.

4/5 4/5 3/5 9/15 4/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 72%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 4/10
5/5 5/5 3/5 15/15 5/5 4/10 10/10
  • Rating: 92%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Great location, I really didn't mind being in the garden wing. I had a nice view of the monorail and boats. I did have a first floor room which had a patio that I used a lot. The upper floors do not have balconies unfortunately.

5/5 5/5 5/5 12/15 4/5 8/10 4/10
  • Rating: 79%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: Great resort and probably my favorite on property. Expensive, but you pay for the location and convenience. It appears to be very well run and can't wait to return.

3/5 4/5 5/5 12/15 4/5 8/10 10/10
  • Rating: 84%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Great experience.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 100%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: We truly enjoyed our stay at the Contemporary. We loved being able to walk to the Magic Kingdom, and bypassing the long security lines. Our rooms were well appointed and any small problems we had were quickly rectified. Watching the electric water parade from our balcony was lovely and our daughter was thrilled every time the monorail pulled into the hotel.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 98%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: It was a wonderful vacation

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 8/10
  • Rating: 98%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Super clean & quiet. My son has sensory processing disorder & this resort was quiet & calm. We needed to find a resort that was not over stimulating after our park days. It’s also super convenient to walk to Magic Kingdom. If my son was overwhelmed, he could easily walk to our room. The Wave is the best buffet deal. The food is great. I was also surprised at the excellent quality of the Contemporary Cafe quick service.

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 6/10 8/10
  • Rating: 94%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: This is a very nice place to stay and being able to walk to MK was great. Cali Grill is overrated and had a great meal at the Wave during the Super Bowl last year. The Contempo Cafe was really good also, Chef Mickey's was fun to meet the characters. Overall the price is really high, but the location was awesome.

4/5 3/5 5/5 12/15 4/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 66%
  • Room Type: Garden Wing One Bedroom Suite
  • Room Cleanliness: 10/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 4/10

  • Overall Impression: I prefer boardwalk or beach club, the spacious rooms n 2 bathrooms are great but honestly the only reason I stayed is bc I couldnt get BC or BW at my 7 month window

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 4/5 8/10 10/10
  • Rating: 80%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 10/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Maybe
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: This was a first trip for my daughters, ages 4 and 6. Resort was chosen for the view and proximity to MK, but my kids would probably enjoy a better pool for future stays.

3/5 3/5 4/5 15/15 4/5 6/10 10/10
  • Rating: 90%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: We loved our Garden Wing room. We had a (distant) view of the lake - relaxing patio looking out to the lawn. The room felt very spacious. The room was in excellent condition and very well appointed. Cannot beat the walkway to the Magic Kingdom!! Only downside was that we weren’t that impressed with the quick service food.

4/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 97%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: This resort has become my favorite with just one stay. Everything was amazing.

4/5 5/5 4/5 12/15 5/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 87%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: We fell in love with the Contemporary during our two trips in 2019. Our daughter actually calls it home and asks to go back. The ease of commute to the Magic Kingdom, the Monorail, large rooms, and fireworks views will have us coming back.

4/5 4/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 96%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: We loved our stay and stayed in the garden rooms; request a room with a view of Seven Seas Lagoon, so that you can see the electrical water parade. Great scenery, nice rooms, and awesome transportation options. Would stay again.

4/5 4/5 4/5 15/15 5/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 89%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: The Contemporary’s theming is a little bland for my taste, but the restaurants are great and the proximity to MK can’t be beat. Definitely expect to use that walkway at the end of a night at Magic Kingdom, however, as the line for the Monorail can be a nightmare.

4/5 4/5 4/5 15/15 4/5 10/10 8/10
  • Rating: 90%
  • Room Type: Garden View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: It was very nice. No problems. We were in the Garden Wing, so there was a bit of a walk between the main lobby and our room. If your goal if to spend as much time at the Magic Kingdom as possible, then this would be a great fit. However, we spent more of our time at Epcot and Animal Kingdom, so we only utilized the walk way to MK a few times. Also, to get to and from Epcot and the Monorail resorts can be a bit of a pain. There are no buses to Epcot, you need to take a Monorail to the TTC and get another Monorail to Epcot. Monorail lines can get very long, and not just at park close. I don't think we would stay here again. We could have saved some money and stayed at a moderate or a value or stayed at a Epcot area deluxe resort and got our moneys worth with the walkway or boat to Epcot.

3/5 4/5 4/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 92%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 6/10
4/5 4/5 2/5 12/15 4/5 8/10 8/10
  • Rating: 79%
  • Room Type: Magic Kingdom View Atrium - Club Level
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? No
  • Value for the Money: 4/10

  • Overall Impression: Perhaps it is a matter of personal taste, but the Contemporary seems to be living off past glory. It is horribly crowded. You do not get the feeling that you can ever get away from the business. It seems like the staff does not particularly enjoy their jobs. While the drinks etc in the Club level were nice, the value simply wasn't there

3/5 3/5 4/5 12/15 4/5 6/10 8/10
  • Rating: 74%
  • Room Type: Garden Standard View
  • Room Cleanliness: 20/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 6/10

  • Overall Impression: Very disappointed from previous times we have stayed at contemporary. The value of the guest has drastically gone down over the years and it appears Disney is more concerned about the money than making the guest have a magical time when visiting. We have been coming and staying at contemporary for more than thirty years ...

5/5 5/5 4/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 95%
  • Room Type: Tower Bay Lake View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 8/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 8/10

  • Overall Impression: I was not excited about staying at the Contemporary. My wife wanted to try it. This will now be our go-to resort!

5/5 5/5 5/5 15/15 5/5 10/10 10/10
  • Rating: 100%
  • Room Type: Tower Magic Kingdom View
  • Room Cleanliness: 25/25
  • Room Decor: 10/10
  • Would you stay here again in future? Yes
  • Value for the Money: 10/10

  • Overall Impression: Love the hotel, MK is my favorite park and being in 10 min walking distance is wonderful




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