Hotels Archive

Caribbean Beach v. Coronado Springs Resort

Two Moderate Resort hotels at Walt Disney World–Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs–are currently in the midst of significant construction projects, and vacation planners might wonder which one they should choose during this work…or even after. This post offers our head-to-head smackdown between the two to answer that question. Beyond the construction, a choice between Caribbean Beach and

Swan & Dolphin v. Beach Club

There are several hotel options near Epcot at Walt Disney World, including two third party options–the Swan & Dolpin–that present an intriguing alternative to official resorts. In this post, we’ll compare those to Disney’s Beach Club Resort, which we previously dubbed the best of the official Crescent Lake options. For many Walt Disney World fans, we

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Review

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a Moderate Resort hotel at Walt Disney World with a tropical theme. This review has been substantially updated with numerous new photos and thoughts concerning the new rooms and other changes at the resort based on our recent stay here. Suffice to say, a lot has changed at Caribbean Beach Resort,

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Review

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Moderate Resort at Walt Disney World with a Southwest theme. This hotel review features room photos, our thoughts on staying at Coronado, including during the midst of the construction project that has already started as of February 2017 (update on that below). The resort is very spread out with Lago

Art of Animation v. Fort Wilderness

In the current tier system of Walt Disney World hotels, there are two resorts that don’t really fit: Art of Animation Family Suites and the Fort Wilderness Campground Cabins. This post offers a head-to-head smackdown between the “island of misfit resorts.” This continues our Walt Disney World hotel comparison series of posts with an unlikely match-up

Polynesian v. Beach Club

This Walt Disney World hotel showdown compares the best of the best: Beach Club and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The ultimate hotel near Magic Kingdom versus the ultimate hotel near Epcot. Arguably two very different hotels that will appeal to different demographics…but we’re going to have them battle anyway!  Think of this as a follow-up

An Ode to (Port) Orleans

Well, not technically an ode since I’m bad with poetry, but I liked the way that title sounded. In any case, in honor of Port Orleans’ 25th Anniversary, we wanted to share this post today. We’ve stayed at Port Orleans several times in the past couple of years, and in the process, have developed a much

Saratoga Springs v. Old Key West

If you’re a long-time Disney Vacation Club Member, you’ve probably been faced with this dilemma at some point: Old Key West or Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Both are Deluxe Villas at Walt Disney World that are on the low end of the demand and point chart spectrum. We know there are bound to be