Disney Contemporary Hotel
The Disney Contemporary Hotel has 655 rooms. They are found in 2 different buildings (and no, I'm not talking about the 2 parts of the tower as different buildings). The part of the resort the monorail goes through is called the Contemporary Tower.
Next to the tower is the 3-story building that has 250 rooms. The rooms here are called the Garden Wings. (The North Garden Wing rooms were demolished and the brand new Bay Lake Villas took their place.
The Contemporary has some rooms that have absolutely stunning views of the Magic Kingdom.
Photo by Don Sullivan
There are a dizzying array of room types at the Disney Contemporary Hotel. The standard rooms come with a king or two queen beds and make up the vast majority of the rooms. There are suites that will sleep anywhere from 2 to 10 guests and most of the suites come with concierge service.
What's in the Rooms
All the rooms at one of Disney's Resorts come with a standard set of amenities. The standard rooms sleep 4 or 5.
- Two queen beds with a daybed or,
- One king bed and a sleeper sofa or daybed
- A flat screen cable TV (the available channels favor Disney owned channels)
- One table and 2 chairs.
- 2 telephones
- Free Wi-Fi
- An alarm clock
- Iron and ironing board
- A large electronic safe (you set the combination)
- Bathroom with a shower tub, or a roll in shower in the handicapped rooms
- AND A HAIR DRYER
- Refrigerator and coffee maker
Room Layouts for the Contemporary Resort
All of the rooms at the resort come with one of 3 views -
- Magic Kingdom View - These are the top rooms in the hotel. From these rooms you have a great view of the Magic Kingdom. It's probably the best view of the Magic Kingdom anywhere. These are the most expensive rooms in the resort.
- Bay Lake View - Bay Lake is the body of water that is behind the Contemporary. These view look to the east and overlook the water.
- Garden View - Disney labels the rooms that don't have a special view as garden view rooms. This means you'll probably see grass (if you're lucky) and maybe a garden. Probably, your main view will be of a parking lot. These are the least expensive rooms in the resort.
The tower is the center of all the activity at the Contemporary. It's the part the monorail runs through. There are 15 (really only 9) floors of rooms. Guest rooms start on the 5th floor, and the 13th floor is mysteriously missing (as it is in most hotels).
The14th floor of the hotel is the club level. This is the concierge floor. This is the high rent district. There are several suites on this level. The services available to guests on this level include -
- Personalized front desk and concierge services
- Evening turndown service with chocolates
- Club Level Lounge - open from 7 am to 10 pm. Serves continental breakfast, midday snacks, evening wine and cheese, cordials and dessert
There are also concierge rooms on the 12th floor (there is no 13th floor), and all suite guests have access to the club level.
The Garden Wing has several different kinds of rooms. There are the standard view rooms, the deluxe rooms (that have a view of water and have upgraded furnishings), and the garden view. Guests in the Garden Wing must go to the Tower for food and access to transportation. The rooms over here are not as convenient, but are usually cheaper, and somewhat quieter.
Dad's Bottom Line
There are lots of different room types at the Disney Contemporary Hotel. You can take your pick. From a standard view Garden Wing room all the way to the $2000.00 per night Presidential Suite, there is something for everyone.
If there just wasn't so much concrete.
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