What are Disney's Worst Hotels?

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What are Disney's Worst Hotels?

AllEars TV just posted a video with their opinion of the 3 Worst Hotels at Walt Disney World!

I'm usually pretty happy at Disney's hotels, though I admit there are resorts that I avoid because I just didn't like them as much. It's not that they were bad hotels, they just didn't suit my particular wants. I always say that some Disney is better than no Disney and having to stay at a resort not at the top of my list would not stop me from going.

Here are three Disney Resorts I have stayed at that are at the bottom of my list.

Old Key West. A lovely DVC resort with huge rooms, but it is spread out so far that it needs an internal bus system for all the services to be accessible. Also, there are no elevators in most of the buildings so if you are mobility impaired it could be an issue. I would stay there again if I couldn't get a room someplace else and they had space available in their premier section located close to the guest house. Having to take a bus to get to the

Art of Animation. This was actually a great hotel and I would stay there again if I booked a family room. However I found the Little Mermaid section where the standard rooms are located to be ridiculously far away from the hub of the resort. Apparently there's a trend here, I want to be close to all the amenities. At least this one doesn't have its own bus system.

Disney's Boardwalk. It's hard for me to put my finger on why I really don't enjoy this resort, but it just doesn't do it for me. The rooms are bland, the pool is blah, and the board walk never has that carnival like feeling that I want it to have.

Are there Disney Resorts that you avoid? What are they?

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I haven't stayed in a resort that I disliked but like you Kristen, there are some I don't like as much as others.

1. Grand Floridian. Yes I said it laugh It is a stunningly beautiful resort which is the issue. We feel very out of place there. It's too swanky for us.

2. Boardwalk. I love the boardwalk view and the room was nice, but I didn't like that there is no quick service in the resort. It was an inconvenience to walk to the boardwalk bakery to fill our mugs especially when the weather was poor.

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2. Boardwalk. ... I didn't like that there is no quick service in the resort. It was an inconvenience to walk to the boardwalk bakery to fill our mugs especially when the weather was poor.

Yes! These totally factor in to my feelings about BoardWalk as well.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Spook wrote:

2. Boardwalk. ... I didn't like that there is no quick service in the resort. It was an inconvenience to walk to the boardwalk bakery to fill our mugs especially when the weather was poor.

Yes! These totally factor in to my feelings about BoardWalk as well.

It may be updated now, but when we stayed there, you had to get the hot water for tea from the cast members at the bakery. So I had to wait in line to get the water and that place is always busy! Most other resorts have the water on the side of the coffee machine.