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Disney's Contemporary Resort

4 stars
4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
58 reviews
CONTEMPORARY = CONVENIENCE

The Contemporary is a fantastic resort. You can't get closer to the Magic Kingdom than a tower room... See full review

  • Sivaro
  • Oct 3, 2014
Mini vacation

Took my daughter and granddaughter for a weekend trip to magic kingdom. This hotel was excellent,... See full review

  • Angiesuern
  • Sep 1, 2014
From the dramatic art in the main tower with sleek monorails cruising overhead, to the casual style and convenience of garden rooms looking out over the beach, this is a Disney experience not to be missed. Its bold A frame design makes it a modern masterpiece, capped off by a breathtaking view of the MAGIC KINGDOM Park from the award-winning California Grill, perched high atop the resort. Resort features 656 renovated guest rooms in a 15-story tower and two 3-story garden wings, pool with slide, quiet pool, spas, arcade, playground, children's activity center, tennis courts, volleyball court, bicycle rentals, a marina with watercraft rentals and a health club with spa services and beauty salon.

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now available in all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests will now be able to access complimentary Wi-Fi in their rooms as well as in select common areas within the resort hotel, including restaurant locations, bus load zones, feature pools, arcades, convention spaces (if applicable) and the porte cochere.

Disney Hotel Resort guests also enjoy their Extra Magic Hours Benefit. On select days, Disney Resort hotel guests can enter a Disney Theme Park an hour early-and on select evenings, enjoy a Park up to two hours after regular closing time. That's when lines may be shorter and the weather can be more comfortable. Guests have time for a midday break or a dip in the pool. Then the gang will be ready to head back to the same Theme Park for more fun! Don't forget your Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option! The Park Hopper option is the only way you will be able to fully enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit when the extra hours in the morning is a different Disney theme park than the extra hours in the evening.

Disney Hotel Resort guests receive complimentary Disney's Magical Express Service for roundtrip airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport, luggage delivery and airline check in*. To book Disney's Magical Express Service visit Disney's Magical Express Service Web site at www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/US to register once you have completed your booking. Luggage delivery service will be provided for Disney's Magical Express to Walt Disney World Resort for a resort stay who arrive on flights beginning at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will receive your luggage tags and the Airport Transportation Information Booklet with specific direction and general information.
* Resort Airline Check-In Guests will be subject to the airline's checked bag fees policy.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Rooms

Tower - Bay Lake View
Rooms offer views of Bay Lake. Features two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, day bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan and large bathroom with private commode. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, phone in bath area, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-speed Internet access.

Maximum occupancy - 5 people
Garden Wing - Garden View
Located in the Garden Wing, a three-story building next to the Tower, rooms offer views of beautifully manicured gardens, the marina, pools or Bay Lake. Features two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, day bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan and large bathroom with private commode. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, phone in bath area, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-speed Internet access.

Maximum occupancy - 5 people
Garden Wing - Standard View
Located in the Garden Wing, a three-story building next to the Tower, rooms offer views of landscaped or parking areas. Features two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, day bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan and large bathroom with private commode. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, phone in bath area, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-speed Internet access.

Maximum occupancy - 5 people
Tower - Theme Park View
Rooms offer views of the Magic Kingdom Park and parking area. Features two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, day bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan and large bathroom with private commode. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, phone in bath area, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-speed Internet access.

Maximum occupancy - 5 people

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

28.4146 -81.5767
Area served
Walt Disney World Resort
Nearby airports
MCO - Orlando International Airport
Area description
Magic Kingdom Resort Area

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 4.5 mi

Dining

California Grill & Lounge
At California Grill, the food is just as enticing as the spectacular views across Magic Kingdom theme park. Inspired by classic cuisines from around the world, yet combined in inventive and delicious new ways, the menu at California Grill reflects the very best of California fusion cooking.
Outer Rim
Cocktails, light snacks.
The Waveof American Flavors
Experience the transition from "day" to "night" in this casual restaurant with such atmosphere! The menu features fresh American and world flavors, and trendy cocktails.
Contempo Caf
Wave at the passing monorail while you order on touch-screen kiosks. Menu items include flavorful flatbreads and hot and savory sandwiches, like honey lime chicken.
Contemporary Grounds
Coffee Bar serving capuccino, expresso, latte, coffee, flavored coffees, iced coffees, juices, Perrier and Vittel water, smoothies, bagels, wine and beer, specialty liquors.
Sand Bar & Grill
Open seasonally. Menu: snacks, sandwiches, beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen drinks, wine and beer.
Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort
All-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner buffet with Chef Mickey and the gang. Daily continuous seatings from 7:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (58)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Contemporary Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sivaro
Business
Reading, Pennsylvania
Oct 3, 2014

CONTEMPORARY = CONVENIENCE

The Contemporary is a fantastic resort. You can't get closer to the Magic Kingdom than a tower room at the Contemporary. The rooms were large, clean, and had every amenity one could wish for. The walk to the Magic Kingdom was only 8 minutes from the tower rooms (a little longer from garden wing) and it made the days we spent at the Magic Kingdom that much more fun, as we were able to walk back to the Contemporary on two separate occasions to take a break by the pool or on our fabulous balcony over-looking Bay Lake. The food court (Contempo Cafe) was open until midnight serving hot meals (very useful after a long day in the parks). The pool was not themed, but the staff had many activities for kids and adults too throughout the day. The marina was an easy walk from any room and would make for a great break from the parks by renting a water mouse or taking the boat to Fort Wilderness for a Chip and Dale campfire. This resort is at the top of my Disney Resort list and I highly recommend it to anyone! Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a rental car location not far from the Contemporary, if you want to go grocery shopping to fill up the complimentary fridge in your room or you want to spend the day at a non-Disney theme park you can get Enterprise to pick you up at the hotel, or take a quick, cheap (less than $10) taxi ride to the car care center near the Magic Kingdom toll booth.

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Schlotgolf
Business
Lexington, SC
Sep 28, 2014

Fantastic Family Vacation

This resort has a second to none location to the Magic Kingdom especially for families who like to rest between the hustle and bustle of the parks! Ability to take monorail or walk to Magic Kingdom is incredible and the views are terrific! The pool and activities are good! The room and amenities were great. We only dined at Sand Bar at Pool and Contempo Cafe. The food is average and selection is limited, and service slow at times but we were in no rush. Only reason we mark this resort at a 4 versus a 5! Third stay at resort-if proximity to the Kingdom is not important the price tag may not be worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to magic kingdom in the am and take advantage of extra magic hours. Take the monorail back to resort. Watch fireworks from the resort and avoid the chaos that occurs after the fireworks.

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lobosisku
Business
Longview, Washington
Sep 13, 2014

Convenient Contemporary Hotel!

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Disney Contemporary Resort Hotel. It was decorated in a modern style, extremely clean, wonderful room with balcony view of Magic Kingdom. We loved seeing the fireworks over the theme park each night . My husband only wished the lighting in the bathroom was better. He said he was standing in the shadows as he would shave. The room was bright, but the light was not at the right angle at the mirror in the bathroom. The staff was very accomodating and very willing to answer questions of how to get around, and wanted to make our stay terrific. The monorail was handy to take to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. It only took a few minutes to get there for our fun. The food in the restaurants at the hotel was suburb. The chefs would come out to talk to me about my food allergies. They made sure I would only get foods that agreed with me. I would definitely recommend the Contemporary to others and would stay there again myself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

I would say to tell the wait staff at restaurants there about any food allergies that may have. I found it extremely helpful to figure out what I could eat without bad consequences.

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Angiesuern
Business
Troy, Ohio
Sep 1, 2014

Mini vacation

Took my daughter and granddaughter for a weekend trip to magic kingdom. This hotel was excellent, close, accomadating. Great trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tawil.ezra
Business
Mexico, DF
Aug 11, 2014

Disney┬┤s Contemporary Resort Great Value

I whas looking for an hotel near Magik Kingdom and it was realy great!, Clean, nice amenities, free trasportation to the parks and airport, nice place to be!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Frea Tansportation to all the Walt Disney Resort!

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Usually no complaint Brad
Business
S. San Gabriel, California
Aug 5, 2014

Family Getaway

For the most part good. But, family disappointed. When I made reservations, picture of resort had monorail going through tower. When checked in we were placed at a very distant detached 3 level part of the resort. It was quite a walk from the tower. Carrying bags (from shopping) and kids were inconvenient. The walk daily was quite dreadful and tough for kids after a hot day. I called front desk to pay for a move to tower but no availability. Deceiving when I purchased that resort. No 4 star experience because of location of room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Make reservations well in advance

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stoutly
Business
Midwest
Jul 30, 2014

Cannot beat the proximity

We love to stay at the Contemporary for the proximity to the Magic Kingdom as we have two little kiddos. We always opt for the garden view room for the best value and the quiet location. Easy walk to the monorail, food court, and very close to the pool. The only thing the room doesn't have that would make the room better is a microwave . . . had to run to the food court and use the one there. Also, big thumbs up for our favorite restaurant at Disney--California Grill!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Our favorite restaurant California Grill will usually take walk up reservations around 4pm, give you a pager, and tell you to be back around 5pm.

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
real239
Business
Fl
Jul 20, 2014

quick get away

Check in was fast and pleasant room had a view of the park and the fireworks. Tried the quick serve restaurant next to Chef Mickey and what.a disappointment. Had some idiots on top floor throwing things off balcony but security did go up.We had a great overall stay. Front desk and everybody you met were fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disney Fan17112
Business
Harrisburg, PA
May 27, 2014

Atrium Club Level

Hotel was centrally located and convenient. Stayed on Atrium Club Level but the concierge staff were not very welcoming. Would stay at hotel again but would not stay on the club level.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Disney's Contemporary Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Heavy Hitter
Business
Memphis, TN
May 19, 2014

Worth it for convenience to Magic Kingdom

When you come to Disney, you want to be close to the action. This hotel is as close as you can get to the Magic Kingdom, without actually being inside. It's location provides the perfect view to watch the nightly fireworks if you choose to leave the park before they start. You must be on the "Park Side" to see the fireworks from your room; otherwise, you will have to watch from the public observation deck. The hotel is very clean and stylistically appealing. Of course, your kids won't care because they are there to see Mickey, the princesses, etc. For the parents, however, there are plenty of dining options and other activitie to keep everyone in the family/party happy. Chef Mickey's is a MUST (on-site!). Staff is outrageously courteous and will go the extra mile to fulfill every request. Have no complaints about this hotel, which is always a good thing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must try Chef Mickey's if you have kids. The food, although it is a buffet, is very good and provides plenty of options for both parents and children.

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