Review of Disney’s Old Key West Resort – with video

by GO GlobeHopper

Disney’s Old Key West Resort was created with the ambiance of the Florida Keys, complete with a tropical setting and a pastel backdrop.  The scenic property is pleasant and peaceful – the complete opposite of the atmosphere in the Disney parks so this is a good choice for guests seeking lodging that is quiet and laidback.

⦿ To watch our resort tour of Disney’s Old Key West, visit our YouTube video HERE and be sure to use the highest quality playback settings. Or, keep reading for valuable information, as well as the pros and cons of the resort.

Deluxe Studio

A selection of accommodation types is offered, ranging from Deluxe Studios to one, two, and three-bedroom villas, all of which are clean and spacious (though outdated) with beautiful views that include a choice of water, woodlands, or fairways.  Studios come with 2 queen beds and a room layout that essentially is a standard hotel room.  The One Bedroom Villas features a king bed and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area.  For larger groups of 9 to 12 guests, a Two-Bedroom Villa provides 1 king bed in the 1st bedroom, 2 Queen Beds in the 2nd bedroom, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area.  The Three-Bedroom Grand Villa expands on the two-bedroom layout by adding a 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds. The Villas also contain a twin-sized sleeper chair in the living area.  All rooms offer air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, an iPod dock, an alarm clock, ceiling fan, coffee maker, hairdryer, bath products, iron and ironing board, an in-room safe, and free wi-fi.  Additional features included in the villas are a convenient washer and dryer combo, plus a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.  For guests wishing to use their kitchen, groceries are available at the on-site convenience store.

Marina

On-site amenities include a highly-rated cafe called Olivia’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; 2 snack facilities; and 2 bars and lounges. Additional conveniences include an ATM, gift shop, and concierge services, plus a fitness center, steam room, and a spa.

There are 4 outdoor pools on the property including a children’s pool and waterpark.  Guests will also find two family arcades, child care services, daily activities, and movies under the stars.  Pay-as-you-go services include rental Surrey Bikes and regular bicycles, plus motorized and non-motorized watersports, most of which can be found at the marina.

 

PROS:

Free shuttle to and from Orlando International Airport
Free shuttles to any of the Disney properties and free water taxis to Downtown Disney
Guests receive extended park hours
Themed property is beautiful and well kept
Close to other Orlando attractions and International Drive for dining and shopping
Rooms and villas are clean and spacious
Olivia’s offers excellent food
Friendly, helpful staff

CONS:

One of the biggest complaints about this resort is the distance from the parks and the wait times for shuttles
Room/Villa furnishings are worn and outdated
Pools are small
The property is very spread out so a lot of time is spent walking to and from amenities
Room service is limited to pizza
Water conservation causes a lack of water pressure in the shower

 

Lead Photo via Wikipedia by MoodyGroove – Licence Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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