Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Tropical gardens, swaying palms and calm waves characterise Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. And if you're looking for a real home from home, then the Deluxe Studios could be perfect for you. With kitchenettes to do your own cooking, and a little more space, these are perfect for families who want a bit of peace and quiet as well as the thrills of the parks. Gentle people, laughter and good cheer help every member of the family to capture that laid-back South Pacific mood in no time at all. The hotel is on the monorail system that will whizz you to the Magic Kingdom Park, and the dining (and drinking) options are endless! The Tiki Terrace at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is a beautiful place to spend the evening, you might even catch the view of a few special fireworks going off nearby!

Amenities

  • Disney Dining Plan
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Driving time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

Deluxe Studios feature: Private balcony - Air-conditioning - Kitchenette featuring a small fridge, microwave, toaster and dinnerware - 1 full bathroom with 2 showers - Complimentary WiFi access - Safe - Iron and ironing board - Coffee and tea making facilities - Hairdryer - Flat-panel TV with Disney Channel - Bathrobes.

Deluxe Studios - Standard View feature views of the landscaping or parking areas with 1 queen size bed, 1 queen-size pull down bed, and 1 single pull down bed, sleeping maximum 5 people.

Deluxe Studios - Lake View feature views of the Seven Seas Lagoon with 1 queen size bed, 1 queen-size pull down bed, and 1 single pull down bed, sleeping maximum 5 people.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay: This hotel offers water taxis to Magic Kingdom Park, and is on the Monorail system for easy access to both Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. Walt Disney World Bus Transportation is available for all other Resort locations.

Complimentary hotel parking. Valet parking $39 (inclusive of tax) per night (payable locally, fee subject to change).

'Ohana (buffet restaurant with Character breakfast, and family-style dinner). Kona Cafe (continental cuisine with an Asian flair, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Kona Island (serving coffee and pastries in the morning, and grab and go sushi later in the day). Capt. Cooks (Quick-Service restaurant open throughout the day). Tambu Lounge (Hawaiian inspired bar serving appetizers and drinks). Barefoot Pool Bar (serving grilled classics and refreshing drinks). Pineapple Lanai (traditional soft serve swirls and floats). Oasis Bar & Grill (pool bar with quick-service food kiosk). Trader Sam's Grog Grotto (tropical tiki bar).

Lava pool (zero-entry pool featuring a towering volcano, a waterfall and a thrilling 142 foot-long waterslide). Oasis pool (all-ages leisure pool). Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Electrical water pageant. Daily resort activities. Motorised boat rentals*. Fishing*. Volleyball. Jogging trail.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Special assistance

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Please note: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is preparing for proposed expansion. Additionally, select propertions of the hotel are undergoing refurbishment. Throughout 2024, you may see and hear construction and refurbishment work during daytime hours. To minimise disruption during your stay, activities that may create noise will begin no earlier thatn 9.00am. Refurbishment work is subject to change due to operational needs or weather conditions.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sleepless Nights

Jun 18, 2024 Katherine G Wisconsin

We ended our six-night stay at The Polynesian early; after three days, we were done. We had very early mornings and late nights of listening to the footsteps of the people above us. Also, the walls in those buildings are thin so that you can hear your neighbors' conversations. The main pool looked beautiful but full of people, so we didn't even… Read more
We ended our six-night stay at The Polynesian early; after three days, we were done. We had very early mornings and late nights of listening to the footsteps of the people above us. Also, the walls in those buildings are thin so that you can hear your neighbors' conversations. The main pool looked beautiful but full of people, so we didn't even attempt to go. We did have a room change after day two, but unfortunately, the new room had the same noise issues. Also, getting a room change was challenging and took a lot of time out of our park day. If you decide to stay here, request a room on the upper floor and ask for one without a connecting door. It is frustrating to be kept awake by the noise and pay that room price. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice grounds, but very noisy rooms

Jun 15, 2024 sands006 San Francisco, California

If you stay here, get a top floor. The noise from the people above us was really loud and unfortunately they were up every night walking around (you could hear every footstep) from 12-2am for the six nights we were there. Not ideal, but kids slept through it so I guess that was fine. Hotel manager David was a piece of work. Condescending and… Read more
If you stay here, get a top floor. The noise from the people above us was really loud and unfortunately they were up every night walking around (you could hear every footstep) from 12-2am for the six nights we were there. Not ideal, but kids slept through it so I guess that was fine. Hotel manager David was a piece of work. Condescending and mean. Had to have two interactions with him😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫. Also, there was no greeting when we got there which I thought was weird. But I noticed other people mentioned that so maybe they don’t do it anymore? Otherwise the property was well kept and the food and drinks were better than people say-recommend the sushi! The fireworks are awesome. Transportation is super easy with little kids. Pool was great and there are some really wonderful and kind people who work there that try and make your stay extra special. I’d probably stay here again, but would never stay on a lower floor Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't Waste Your Money. Horrible Service.

Jun 11, 2024 Mimi C

Where do I begin! I was really looking forward to staying at this resort - it was our first time ever visiting Disney World and heard such great reviews and liked the location. I booked for 3 adults and 2 children ages 5 and 10 months. Due to terrible weather, our flight was delayed by 7 hours so by the time we finally make it to the resort it is… Read more
Where do I begin! I was really looking forward to staying at this resort - it was our first time ever visiting Disney World and heard such great reviews and liked the location. I booked for 3 adults and 2 children ages 5 and 10 months. Due to terrible weather, our flight was delayed by 7 hours so by the time we finally make it to the resort it is around 9 pm. At first I was impressed by the bell hop that greeted us and took our luggage - he told us head straight to the bell hop desk before checking in and tell them that we'd like our luggage sent to our room so by the time we receive our room number that it would be ready and we can just go back and tell them. We did this but the girl working at the bell hop was so unhelpful and did not seem to want to even be there and told us no we need to check in first. Ok.. We go to check in and received the most lackluster welcome. Was not even sure who to go to as everyone was just standing behind the desks and did not seem bothered to even greet us. Finally a girl came up and I tell her we finally are checking in as our flight was delayed 7 hours. She did not care - did not even say anything to this comment. Ok, no problem. She gave us our room number and told us we were given an "upgrade" to a water view room although I paid for resort view and specifically requested for a room close to the main building. Our "upgrade" turned out to be THE FARTHEST room from the main building. We had no idea where this was located and she gave incredibly vague directions and said oh it's super easy just walk to the left. I told her this was our first time coming and she said we would find it easily - no we did not. It is pitch black, could not see any signs and she was zero help. She did not even offer us any leis until I asked as she had them on her arm. She did not offer my kids any stickers - some nice cast member walked by and gave some to my daughter. We go back to bell hop and the girl is not even there! We wait 10 minutes for her to return and when we finally find the room no thanks to the check in girl but thanks to the construction crew working as no one else seemed to be bothered to help us, I ask the bell hop where would we get our groceries and he asks for the name and says he would bring it right up. I told him thank you as we needed the case of water to make formula for my hungry baby. 20 minutes pass and he still has not come. I call the bell hop and NO ONE PICKS UP. I call the front desk and they tell me oh yes they are at the desk but I tell them well they are not answering and I need the case of water as I need to feed the baby formula. No sympathy just said I can transfer you. The phone stays ringing for 15 minutes before someone finally answers. Absolutely ridiculous. To top it off, on the day we are leaving I request bell hop to help with our luggage - I call approximately 45 minutes before we need to leave and I was told someone would come in 20 minutes. NO ONE EVER CAME. We ended up having to move our own luggage as we would miss our transportation. This was 100% not worth the incredibly expensive cost. The rooms are tiny, the bathroom was falling apart- the toilet handle broke, the circle part on the tub fell off, you barely had room to move around the tiny room. I would never recommend this resort to anyone. Save your money and stay somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise Lost

Jun 6, 2024 bobdC5289TJ Pompano Beach, Florida

New tower has completely changed the wonderful Polynesian vibe that Walt had created. Prior to the tower you felt like you were in a small piece of a south seas paradise. NOW you feel like your in down town Orlando. What a shame that the new management is allowed to kill the core experience of visiting the parks for the almighty $$$$. No longer… Read more
New tower has completely changed the wonderful Polynesian vibe that Walt had created. Prior to the tower you felt like you were in a small piece of a south seas paradise. NOW you feel like your in down town Orlando. What a shame that the new management is allowed to kill the core experience of visiting the parks for the almighty $$$$. No longer worth the extra $. Read less
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Jun 6, 2024 Magical A Cary, North Carolina

This is a fun tropical resort. The Moana rooms are so fun! We loved watching fireworks from the beach and being so close to the parks. Cast members are friendly and helpful. Lots of great dining options and great pools. Can’t wait for my next trip!