Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a Disney Deluxe Resort. It's an architectural marvel of modern design, complete with a monorail transportation system breezing through the enormous A-frame tower. Next door, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort blends modern architectural style with unforgettable views of Bay Lake and Magic Kingdom Park.
Disney'S Contemporary Resort
Enjoy deluxe accommodations in one of the best locations on Walt Disney World property. This opening-day hotel offers plenty of Disney World nostalgia but in a modern setting. The Contemporary is considered a "best of the best" hotel for it's ideal location, convenience, and for it's spacious rooms.
There are 633 standard guest rooms, 23 suites and 428 villas (over at Bay Lake Tower). Standard rooms are among the largest on Disney World property and are well appointed. Disney's Contemporary Resort is one of Disney's largest convention hotels and therefore Disney attempts to cater to business travelers by offering a few additional perks. For example there are a few additional amenities offered here such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, a sewing kit, a large bottle of water (replenished daily) and larger-than-average shampoo bottles.
The bathrooms are among the most spacious on property and have beautiful Italian marble throughout. The vanity isn't separate from the shower so rotating people through the "getting ready" process in the morning might take a little longer.
Guest rooms have plenty of adjustable lighting so you can make it soft or bright. Why can't all hotels figure this out? One option for soft lighting is a panel made of honey-colored mosaic tile which emits a warm glow in the room. There's also a large writing desk with an ergonomic, adjustable chair - perfect for getting some work done in the room or if you just want to a comfortable place to sit.
Most standard rooms have two queen-size beds, or one king-size bed and a
day bed. Suites here are among the nicest on property, especially the Hospitality Suite.
There are 2 parts to Disney's Contemporary Resort: Tower and Garden Wing. Tower rooms have 2 views, Bay Lake or Theme Park. Tower rooms are among the most expensive room categories at Walt Disney World and are highly desirable, especially Theme Park view.
Garden Wing rooms are identical to Tower rooms but cost less and are slightly further away. The savings here makes the Garden Wing and excellent value. The Garden Wing has its own entrance and parking lot and that is especially convenient as parking can be a real problem at the main tower. Garden Wing rooms are a bargain considering you get all the benefits of the resort, but because there's a slight walk involved, the rooms cost a lot less.
Second floor rooms in the Garden Wing do not have a full balcony. First floor rooms have a patio and third floor rooms have a full balcony. If you prefer a balcony or patio, be sure to make a request (requests cannot be guaranteed).
Guests choosing Club Level accommodations at the Contemporary receive personalized concierge service and lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, cordials and desserts.
There are two heated pools with slides, whirlpools, interactive water feature, leisure pool, and poolside cabana rentals. Compared to other Deluxe Resorts, the pool here doesn't have much of theme but it handles large crowds well. There's also a health club, tennis, fishing, marina watercraft rental, arcade and recreation activities including Disney movies under the stars.
California Grill – Dinner inspired by California cooking offering abundant flavors influenced by the West Coast melting pot. The restaurant is located on the 15th floor and offers panoramic views of Walt Disney World.
Unique and Themed Dining
The Wave...of American Flavors – Breakfast, lunch and dinner offering American cooking and healthful menu selections with fresh flavors and trendy cocktails.
Disney Character Dining
Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet – All-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast and dinner. One of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Contempo Cafe – Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with a contemporary flair. Convenient, modern touch-screen kiosks allow
Guests to select and customize their orders.
Other Dining Options
Lounge serving appetizers, poolside snack bar and room service.
Contemporary Grounds - a full service coffee bar offering made-to-order speciality coffees.
Disney's Contemporary Resort is within a 10 minute walk to Magic Kingdom Park. This is especially convenient during rush hours when lines for transportation can be long.
Monorail service to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is also offered.
Boat service to Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort and Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort is available.
Bus service is available to other Walt Disney World Resort locations.
Bay Lake Tower - Studios and Villas
The tower blends modern architectural design with the visual cues of its neighbors, Disney's Contemporary Resort and Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. The exterior mimics the original resort’s A-frame structure and the building’s shape also creates tremendous views. The pool has a unique water slide, wrapped in glass block. Accommodations offer sweeping views of either Bay Lake or Magic Kingdom Park. A Sky Bridge links the tower to the Contemporary Resort.
Villa Options at Bay Lake Tower
Two-Bedroom Villas accommodate up to eight Guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib, and offer a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom, two full bathrooms, washer and dryer, DVD player and private porch or balcony.
One-Bedroom Villas accommodate up to four Guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib, and offer a fully equipped kitchen, king-size bed in master bedroom and queen-size sleeper sofa in living room, washer and dryer and private porch or balcony.
Deluxe Studios accommodate up to four Guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib, and have a kitchenette, one queen-size bed, double-size sleeper sofa and private porch or balcony.