7 Disney Room Types You Probably Haven’t Stayed In Yet

Disney World offers a large assortment of room types.

Polynesian Bungalow

And though you may have seen or heard of them all, we wanted to check out a few that you may have never stayed in before!

1. A 3-Bedroom Grand Villa

We’re sure that many of you, especially Disney Vacation Club members, have stayed in a one- or two-bedroom villa — there are many scattered around Walt Disney World. These are ideal for families or bigger groups as they come with amenities like a kitchen, living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer.

Two-Bedroom Unit at Beach Club Villas

You can choose to stay at a number of different locations, like the Beach Club Villas or the Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge.

But what if you have a REALLY big group, or multiple families who want to stay all together? You can book one of the THREE-BEDROOM Grand Villas, that offer so much space, you’ll start to think that your own home is cramped!

These villas, which sleep 12, not only have three separate bedrooms and three full bathrooms, they have a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry facilities, and just about every amenity you could want. The three-bedroom villas at Old Key West are probably the largest, with 2375 square feet and two stories, so you really have room to spread out! You can find other Grand Villas, slightly (but only slightly!) smaller, at the BoardWalk VillasKidani Village, Copper Creek Villas (at Wilderness Lodge), Saratoga Springs, Grand Floridian Villas, and Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.

Dining table seats 12 at the Grand Villa at Copper Creek

Such space and luxury don’t come cheap — you can expect to pay upwards of $1,500 per night, depending on season, view, and the resort itself. But if you’re splitting it among several families, or if you’re a DVC member who has saved up your points, it might become more affordable.

2. A Bungalow

The bungalows can be found on the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. They sleep up to 8 and have two bedrooms with a small pool on their back porch.

Like the Villas, they have a kitchenette, spacious living and dining room spaces, separate bedrooms, and a washer and dryer.

These typically cost around $500-$600 a night.

Polynesian Bungalows

3. A Cabin

Situated on the shore of Bay Lake, the 26 Copper Creek Cabins carry on the Pacific Northwest theming of the Wilderness Lodge. The two-bedroom cabins accommodate eight, with a master bedroom with king bed, a second bedroom with a queen bed, and a pull-out sofa in the living area that sleeps two. There is also a single (bunk-size) pull-down bed in the queen bedroom and a twin-size sleeper chair in the living room.

Copper Creek Cabin at Wilderness Lodge

The decor of the cabins can be called “contemporary rustic” —  they are light, bright, and feel very spacious. This is all achieved using natural products — granite, stone and wood. Although you’re within sight of the Magic Kingdom, these cabins feel very remote and private. Again, this comes at a price. Cabins range from around $1,900 to about $2,600 per night. (Holidays can climb to more than $3,300/night.)

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4. Treehouse Villa

One of the most unusual types of accommodations at Walt Disney World are the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs. Elevated 10 feet off the ground, these 60 villas feature three bedrooms and two baths and accommodate up to nine guests. There’s an open kitchen with a counter that seats three, while a separate dining table seats up to six.

Treehouse Villa at Saratoga Springs

Though the current treehouses are new construction, there were actually treehouses in this approximate location from 1975 to 2002, adjacent to what was then known as the Disney Institute. Now, they’re just a short walk away from the bustling Disney Springs Marketplace.

Like many of the other rooms we’ve been talking about here, the Treehouse Villas have a hefty price tag. We’re talking $850 up to $1400 per night, but again, because the villas can host more people, dividing that amount among several groups brings the price into the realistic range.

5. A Family Suite

Family suites can be lifesavers for larger families or bigger groups who don’t want to split up into separate rooms. You can find Family Suites at both the All-Star Music Resort and the Art of Animation Resort .

These suites will sleep six, and come with two full bathrooms — so important when you have a big group! They also have a kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator plus a coffee maker.

A Family Suite at either the Art of Animation or All-Star Music runs between $250 to $400-plus a night, depending on season.

Art of Animation Family Suite

6. An Executive or Grand Suite

If you’re going to be holding some business meetings while you’re in Orlando, you might want to consider the suites at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Did you even know they existed? Well, they do!

The Swan Executive Suites have one or two bedrooms. They also come with a conference table for six people and a 600-square-foot parlor. The Swan Grand Suite has an optional secondary guest room, as well as a wet bar, a 680-square-foot parlor room, and the six-seat conference table. You can find out more about these suites at swandolphin.com.

Presidential Suite at the Swan Hotel

7. Cinderella Castle Suite

Can you imagine staying in the Cinderella Castle Suite? I know I can’t. The sad truth is that it is practically impossible to do. The room is typically only available in special circumstances or for certain contest winners.

The suite has a royal foyer, a royal bedchamber, a royal sitting room, and a royal bath. Inside you will also find magical details like the custom-made glass slipper, a magic mirror that transforms into a TV, and a ceiling featuring a dome of twinkling stars.

You can read more about this magical suite here! 

Cinderella Castle Suite Bedroom

Have you stayed in any of these rooms? What room do you dream of staying in? Let us know in the comments below!

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9 Replies to “7 Disney Room Types You Probably Haven’t Stayed In Yet”

  1. We have stayed in studios, a family suite, 1 bedrooms, and last fall a 2 bedroom at AKL. The two bedroom was lovely because our grown sons and daughter in law were able to join us and we all had plenty of space. I was surprised at how little we used the full kitchen other than for a quick breakfast. So in 2020 when we take our one son (who is mildly developmentally disabled) back for his every other year Disney trip I think we will book 2 studios instead. They will each have a microwave/fridge which is all we ever really need anyway. I personally don’t go to Disney to cook 3 meals a day but I’m sure there are families that want and need the full kitchen option.

  2. We are DVC members and usually stay in a 1 bedroom with just the two of us, but when family and friends join us, we will get a 2 bedroom if it’s 2 couples and a 3 bedroom if it’s 5+ people. LOVE the Old Key West grand villas with two level living. We have yet to stay in the Kidani or Jambo 3 bedroom villas, but have it on our wish list for the future.

  3. My husband, 2 kids and I always do a connecting room with my mom (that way we can hang out in mom’s room when kids are sleeping at night). I’ve thought about doing a 2 bedroom suite but it seems like they are always more expensive than 2 connecting rooms, even at the deluxe resorts. Too bad.

  4. When I searched for a bungalow at the Polynesian and actually got dates to show up it was 2,880 a night next summer in June. Not 500-600.

  5. #8 – Reasonably priced resort type.

    ….but the old treehouse villas were pretty cool and reasonably priced back in the day. I wanted to stay in one after reading Steve Birnbaum’s Official WDW Guide.

    Curious how many people planned their WDW vacations with his book. Mine was highlighted more than my high school history book. But he did play a dirty trick on everyone by recommending the Kings Motel on 192. It was a rundown roach motel. Hope they paid him well for that.

    1. I always preferred the Unofficial Guides by Bob Sehlinger. While they weren’t as aesthetically pleasing or bursting with color like the Birnbaum books, they were heftier tomes, very thorough in their coverage of Disney and the surrounding Orlando area, and didn’t shy away from honest, sometimes snarky, commentary about the attractions and resort dining options when merited. Because Birnbaum was an official guide, it always erred on the side of positive when describing any attraction, so it often came off more like a thicker marketing brochure than a travel guide. One of my favorite comments in the Sehlinger guide was sent in by a reader: “The only thing that would make It’s a Small World better would be if each guest was given a bucket of tennis balls on the way in.”