Disney's Contemporary Resort reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 3.5

3781 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Steer Clear

Sydneybe83 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on Jul 03, 2024

I booked this resort for a nice weekend with my family as this is my and my mothers favorite resort. Prior to my arrival I spoke a few times with Disney Signature Services about the trip, arrival time, whos coming, celebrations, and any requests. I put in a request for a specific room, but it wasn't guaranteed, completely understand. I arrive a little bit after check in time, I was brought up to the concierge desk on the 14th floor where I was met by Jim. We get to our room and its a handicap accessible room with a theme park view (I paid for standard view). He claimed this was an "upgrade" but the room lacked many amenities and when I mentioned I requested a room with the sleeper sofa, he claimed there weren't any on the 14th floor (lie #1), and said there was no request on my reservation (lie #2). Finally, after going back and forth he saw my request and he moved us down to the 12th floor with a water view and a sleeper sofa. The Club Level lounge on the 12th floor is lacking everything. Had to hunt cast members down for silverware, cups, plates, basically everything as it seems they are employing the least amount of people possible. The parks were great, we had a blast everywhere else, but the hotel. I have another trip that I was going to spend at the contemporary, but I changed that reservation as quickly as possible. I have stayed at basically every hotel at Disney from Deluxe club level to the cheapest room I can find and this was the absolute worst experience I've had at a Disney resort. Steer clear, save your money and stay at Poly or Grand.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Really good stay

otraveler (new york, ny) on Jun 15, 2024

This hotel grew on me. Stayed there because only had like 36 hours in Disney and it’s the best access to MK. I had recently stayed at GF. I prefer the ambiance and food options at the quick service restaurant at GF, but for young kids especially this hotel works well. Bathroom had a better layout at Contemporary, though overall decor nicer at GF. Contemporary was noisier, but I always run sound machine apps at night so not an issue. I was worried about crowded elevators, but it was never an issue. Stayed in main tower, which was great for us. Garden wings seemed far. Our food orders from the quick service restaurant got messed up, and takeout from Steakhouse 71 was not that great - best was the salad. California grill is amazing! If you have time to enjoy it, it’s excellent!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Be careful booking with discount sites!

Barb C on May 22, 2024

BEWARE! When you book with any of the discount sites, you will get a "Garden room"...what is that? It is NOT in that big beautiful hotel with the monorail going through it; it will be in one of two outlying buildings that look like old Howard Johnsons. So, make sure your room is in the hotel, and not the Garden buildings. Also, never buy your tickets from Expedia as they are not refundable. Buy from Disney to het the most flexibility.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Fireworks View!

LizBRJ (Washington DC, District of Columbia) on May 05, 2024

This is a fabulous hotel with a perfect view of the fireworks! We loved having the monorail inside the hotel, and the walk to the Magic Kingdom was short and convenient.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Bucket list resort did not disappoint!

tanyar14 (North Augusta, South Carolina) on Apr 23, 2024

What an amazing stay! We were able to check in early, drop off our luggage and walk to Magic Kingdom. It was awesome to be able to hop on the monorail or walk to Magic Kingdom. Every cast member we encountered was top notch. To watch the fireworks from our balcony and lay in bed and see Cinderella's Castle from the window was simply magical. It was such a blessing to stay here!

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