off site hotels -- recommendations?

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Registered: 01-09-2004
off site hotels -- recommendations?
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 8:39am


We (2 adults & a little girl turning three while there) are heading to WDW in September & are looking for an off-site hotel because the meal plan is sold out :(

Can anyone recommend a good place? Priorities are an excellent pool, close to the parks, and some kitchen/food storage facilities to limit costs. Pleasant ambiance also matters.


Avatar for preludejf
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 3:42pm

Try Marriot's Springhill suites. We stayed there with a discount, so not sure about price. There was a free breakfast when we stayed there too. Also stayed at Marriot Courtyard with a discount. Don't remember the addresses, but they were 5 minutes from the parks. The shuttle schedule did not work for us. We drove everyday.


Avatar for carolejd
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Registered: 01-13-1999
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 5:19pm

I saw this special offer on Mousesavers yesterday

Don't know what the rates actually are though, but worth a check for you.

The Meal Plan is sold out already? wow! is that entirely or just in specific resorts?

I was lucky enough to book us in a week ago,as soon as my DH said a definite maybe LOL!



Avatar for jeantharr
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 9:58pm

My family loves to stay at the Caribe Royale hotel. The pool is gorgeous with a water slide and a waterfall. The rooms are all suites and come with fridges and microwaves. The mousesavers site has a code that can help you get the room pretty cheap ($109-127). The hotel is just outside the Disney maingate and is very convenient. I'd recommend it to anyone.


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Registered: 06-12-2007
Tue, 06-12-2007 - 12:07pm
We stayed at a placed called the Mystic Dunes Resort, just outside of Disney. The rooms are more like one bedroom apartments, and they have kitchens. There was a grocery store down the street that I stopped at to pick up dinner a few nights. It was also good for the kids - my two boys played at the waterslide and mini-golf they have there. My DH and I splurged and rented a cabana so we could relax while we watched them play. We made our reservations through a website called I was a little uncertain at first because I had never heard of this company, but everything worked out great. HTH!