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davescharf wrote:


Where do you like to stay at Disney? We’ve really liked Port Orleans for the price.

Sadly our friends who were Cast Members got let go. I don’t think they are going back so our discounted hotel spigot dried up.

We have stayed at the Swan Hotel twice. The location is awesome. You can walk or take a boat to Epcot and Hollywood studios (when you walk or take the boat to Epcot from the Swan you can actually enter the park near the France Pavillion – it’s a separate entrance). We paid under $200 a night on our recent trip so it’s pretty reasonable. It’s also right next door to the Boardwalk and Yacht Club resorts which are high-end Disney resorts, but you can still use their restaurants and shops. The Swan is not owned by Disney but is on Disney property and has all the perks of a Disney resort. It just isn’t decorated like a Disney resort inside. I think the Swan has become our go-to resort we’ll stay at. It’s hard to beat the combo of price, location, and perks.

We’ve stayed at Wilderness Lodge. Great location, cool resort, but the rooms are pretty ordinary. Also somewhat expensive. We just did part of our trip there one time because of the price.

We have also twice stayed at the Sheraton Vistana resort (booked through Costco). If you want space, this is the way to go. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, washer/dryer, living room and full kitchen. Downside is it’s not a Disney resort so you don’t get any early entrance to the parks.

My wife and daughter did a girls trip and stayed at the Contemporary and they said it was amazing. Can walk right up to Magic Kingdom. We wouldn’t normally stay there because it’s like $700 a night. My wife had a room booked at Coronado, but this was right after the NBA was done using Coronado (October 2020) and Disney didn’t have Coronado ready yet, so they let my wife and daughter stay at the Contemporary at the price of the Coronado. Pretty lucky for them.

When we were younger and on more of a budget we also stayed at some regular hotels and those worked too, but definitely weren’t as fun.

We did take the boat up to Port Orleans from Disney Springs once so we could eat beignets there. Looks like a nice area.