4.2 out of 5

"Great hotel! Beautiful view of the Magic Kingdom from our room! Jen and Bob, the hotel staff were wonderful! They were so friendly and so helpful. ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 30 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Lake Buena Vista awaits you at Disney's Contemporary Resort. You'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Walt Disney World® and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Magic Kingdom® Park. Highlights at this resort include 3 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a marina.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, sofa beds, and in-room childcare. Additionally, room service, coffee/tea makers, and in-room massages are available.

With 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, sauna, and kids' swimming pool. Conference space, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and massage/treatment rooms. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Bay Lake resort, attractions include Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

Tower - Bay Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$552 per night

Room (Standard View - Garden Wing)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room (Garden Wing - Garden View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Tower - Magic Kingdom View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room- Atrium Club Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Theme Park View - Atrium Club Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Disney's Contemporary Resort ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great hotel

Great hotel! Beautiful view of the Magic Kingdom from our room! Jen and Bob, the hotel staff were wonderful! They were so friendly and so helpful. The food at the Contempo Cafe was delicious and the staff there was very friendly. Would definitely stay at the Contemporary Resort again.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Jun 30, 2017

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2 out of 5

Our stay at the Contemporary

Our stay at the Contemporary started out on a bad note. I had called prior to checking in to request adjoining rooms. I explained I had an autistic child that needed this extra space between the two rooms so my other family members could be readily available in case I needed them. The hotel assured me it would not be a problem. Well guess what? When we checked in they said they had nothing in the computer about this. After explaining why I needed this still nothing. Said they could not accommodate us but could the next night. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep the first night. Had gobs of hair in both bathroom tubs. At the end of our stay we decided to have brunch at the California Grill restaurant at the hotel. After our 600 bill came for 6 people for brunch the waitress said she would validate our valet voucher for the day. When my husband presented it to the attendant they said they couldn't honor it because we checked in on Friday and it was now Sunday. After speaking with the manager they still wouldn't budge. I just think if you are going to portray yourself as one of the top Disney Resorts they should act like it instead of treating people like any other hotel would be expected too.

Posted by , from tampa fl on Jun 12, 2017

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1 out of 5

it needs renovated bad

Great staff , the feel of the inside and outside seems lik a 1950s motel and looked low class for The price needs updated bad. Was disappointed the whole time I should have booked animal kingdom

Posted by , from m on Jun 5, 2017

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2 out of 5

Excellent location

Pros: The location is very close to Magic Kingdom and we can enjoy the fireworks in our balcony.
Cons: Housekeeping.
Upon check in I have to call housekeeping right away as our room is dirty-floor not vacuumed and dusty. The next day housekeeping staff did not replenish our toiletries. Third day I specifically asked housekeeping staff to replenish toiletries and still they did not complied with my request. I had to call housekeeping late that night to get toilet paper. I wanted to file a complaint and was informed that Housekeeping manager will call me but never did.

Posted by , from California on Dec 9, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice quite clean place

Pros: We were really close to things, but not in all of the commotion.
Cons: Change the light bulbs more often.
Location: The buss would come by the hotel regularly for easy access to Downtown Disney, Blizzard Beach, etc.
The room was quiet and clean. We were close to the monorail, the Magic Kingdom, just a short walk to boating activities and the pool. We had a problem with light bulbs in the bathroom as they kept burning out on us--but this was addressed right away, lol.

Posted by , from Kingsford MI on Aug 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Disney Magic!

A family of five was able to stay comfortably in the room . In Disney style everything is taken care of for you.

Posted by , from N J on Aug 7, 2015

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3 out of 5

NOT impressed

I have stayed at The Polynesian twice, the Swan once , first time at Contemporary and not coming back. The room decor is nice, space is good for a family of five, the bathroom is cute but no door lock, the room was not fully ready for occupancy when we arrived, the front desk male supervisor had the "could care less " attitude and condescending when my husband complained about the multiple times the room keys didn't work- instead of saying "We apologize. we'll fix it", the supervisor gave my husband a long spiel of excuses.

Posted by , from nj on Aug 1, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
It was central to everything we wanted to do, service and amenities were great! I would definitely recommend!!

Posted by , from St Louis, MO, USA on Sep 7, 2012

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5 out of 5

this hotel made me fell welcome and very comfortable

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Excellent room! great view, excellent room service and cleanliness, this hotel has many fun things for the family. Is a bit expensive but worth it.

Posted by , from Miami, FL, USA on Aug 7, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Close restaurants
Stayed for 6 nights. First night enjoyed dinner at the top of the hotel and watched the fireworks out on the walkway outside of the restaurant. It continued to be a great location to enjoy Disneyworld for the rest or our visit. The staff assisted me in getting and receiving an important fax.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Jul 8, 2012

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About the Disney's Contemporary Resort

Location 4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Property Features

Disney's Contemporary Resort offers its guests a marina, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a spa tub. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. A children's pool, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Disney's Contemporary Resort. Self parking is free.

  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (43 km / 26.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at Disney's Contemporary Resort offer safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and desks. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Lake Buena Vista resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Disney's Contemporary Resort has 3 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Located on Bay Lake, the resort has a small sandy beach and its own marina that rents sailboats, Hobie cats, and pontoon boats. Fishing excursions can be arranged, and additional water sports include parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing (surcharge applies for all water-sports rentals). The hotel's main outdoor pool is created in the shape of Mickey's ears and overlooks the bay; there is also a second pool, an additional children's pool, and a spa tub. Six clay tennis courts and sand volleyball courts are available, and the fitness center has Cybex and cardiovascular equipment as well as a dry sauna. A playground, interactive water fountains, and game arcade are also provided. The 36-hole Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park are both six miles from the resort via complimentary transportation. The resort's guest service desk can assist with reservations on any one of Disney's five PGA tour–caliber golf courses, all located on Walt Disney World Resort property. A 9-hole walking course is also available.The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website or by calling:

U.S. and Canada reservations: 407-939-1936

United Kingdom reservations: 0800-16-90-730


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 12 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Disney's Contemporary Lake Buena Vista
  • Contemporary Disney Resort
  • Disney's Contemporary
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Resort
  • Resort Contemporary
  • Contemporary Hotel Disney
  • Disney`s Contemporary Hotel Orlando
  • Disneys Contemporary Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.


Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay:

  • First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required)
  • Extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required)
  • Complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks
  • Complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms
  • Resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences

Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.