Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Tropical gardens, lavish luaus and calm waves characterise Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. 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. Rooms are airy and have a tropical feel with bamboo and wood décor. When exploring the resort, tell the kids to look out for the unique Kukai Nut tree. The only one of its kind in the state of Florida, the tree was brought to the Walt Disney World Resort from its native Hawaii. The hotel is on the monorail system that will whizz you to the Magic Kingdom Park.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

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

Hotel information

484 rooms and suites in eleven 2- or 3-Storey Longhouses with 1 lift in each. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and a day bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Lagoon View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds and a day bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3  in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

'Ohana Restaurant (character breakfast or dinner with storytelling), Disney's Spirit of Aloha (dinner show), Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace, Oasis Bar & Grill (poolside), Pineapple Lanai (quick service), Capt. Cook's (quick service), Kona Island and Kona Café. Tambu Lounge - Great Ceremonial House (lounge) and Barefoot Pool Bar.

Main pool with whirlpool, quiet pool with whirlpool and water play area. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Motorised boat rentals*. Fishing*. Volleyball. Healthclub with spa services* (located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa).

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park. Disney Monorail Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park (one transfer takes you to Epcot). Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room 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.

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information at  Disney’s Know Before You Go site

*Denotes local charge.

Special assistance

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 2, 2022 0Haus Montreal, Canada

Worst of the worst . The staff here are insincere and make for a stuffy antisocial environment . You can feel and see their desperate gold digging demeanor. The renovations are disgusting and lack any of the architects original renditions.From the ☆top down☆ the people here are terrible and I would never let my kids around these wierdos.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant atmosphere and helped create some wonderful family memories

Apr 23, 2022 Christine S

Our family of four stayed here for 5 nights last week. We chose this hotel for the location, fun theming and the pools. Location did not disappoint, it is ideal if you want to do all the Disney parks to death during your stay. We would make the most of guest early park entry and get to parks for rope drop then come back to the pool early afternoon… Read more
Our family of four stayed here for 5 nights last week. We chose this hotel for the location, fun theming and the pools. Location did not disappoint, it is ideal if you want to do all the Disney parks to death during your stay. We would make the most of guest early park entry and get to parks for rope drop then come back to the pool early afternoon for a few hours before hitting the parks again at night. There are also select opening hours for deluxe hotel guests at specific parks on certain nights so we got to enjoy extended hours at Hollywood studios due to staying here. The location is so convenient especially for the magic kingdom and the views across the lake are splendid. Watching the fire works from the beach and also whilst swimming in the pool are ones we will keep forever. The food both at Ohana and Captain cooks did not disappoint adults or kids and we did not feel it was majorly overpriced as portions I considered to be decent. We also enjoyed the food at the pool bars. Please note the main lava pool is very busy and it is very difficult to get beds unless you are there at opening as there are selfish people who leave towels for hours before returning so we tended to opt for the quieter pool which our children age 11 and 6 loved and didn’t find an issue with beds here. The only downside I would say is that the trip got off to a bad start, after a long journey we arrived at approximately 3:30pm to find we were not able to check in to the room and had to wait over an hour for the room to be ready. This was the last thing we needed at this point and we just wanted to kick start the holiday, instead we were wandering around in 85 degree heat, tired and still in our jeans feeling a bit fed up whilst people constantly said Aloha to us but without any resolution. For the price you pay to stay here. It shouldn’t be too challenging to turn the room over in time and I have not experienced this in any other hotel. However once we were checked in and got in the swing of things we had an absolutely brilliant time and were very sad to leave. Would recommend the poly to anybody wanting the Disney theming and to anybody who wants to capitalise on making the most of the amazing parks xxx if I could rate 4.5 I would Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best resort on property and close to everything

Apr 22, 2022 lip89 Boston, Massachusetts

This resort takes the cake as one of the best whether you think it’s old school and dated or not, it still holds true to form as the most nostalgic and spectacular sprawling Disney properties of them all. Not only is is this over 39 acres of 20 buildings and in the most ideal locations since it sits smack across the lagoon from Magic Kingdom and… Read more
This resort takes the cake as one of the best whether you think it’s old school and dated or not, it still holds true to form as the most nostalgic and spectacular sprawling Disney properties of them all. Not only is is this over 39 acres of 20 buildings and in the most ideal locations since it sits smack across the lagoon from Magic Kingdom and you can actually watch the fireworks show nightly with the same music playing in the background as the park. You can literally be in the huge pool which is awesome and watch these fireworks also. But not only does this place have a great location and newly renovated rooms and great rooms for DVC members, it has three of the best restaurants in Disney and some of the best bars complete with authentic Hawaiian tropical cocktails inside a pineapple. It’s also the only resort with its own dole whip stand as well. In all there’s a reason this resort is a deluxe resort and has the best features including the best pool water slide. This vibe here is paradise hands down. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location to Magic Kingdom - everything else average

Apr 17, 2022 Rachel F Summit, New Jersey

Location to MK is awesome.... but I don't think it's worth the cost. Rooms are nice and very clean - having the extra twin sofa bed was great (and comfy). Pool areas are way too small for the size of the resort. It was overrun with little kids (age 1-8) and hardly any shaded pool chairs. For the cost of the resort ($800 for a basic room) I was… Read more
Location to MK is awesome.... but I don't think it's worth the cost. Rooms are nice and very clean - having the extra twin sofa bed was great (and comfy). Pool areas are way too small for the size of the resort. It was overrun with little kids (age 1-8) and hardly any shaded pool chairs. For the cost of the resort ($800 for a basic room) I was hoping for a more lux experience. Our kids are 10 and 12 and were some of the oldest in the whole hotel. For the cost, we would opt to try the Grand Floridian or Contemporary next time if we wanted to stay on the monorail line again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Pricey but Great Hotel

Apr 3, 2022 amyw2012 Birmingham, Alabama

We stayed here for one night at the end of our vacation because I’ve always wanted to stay here. We have eaten here at ‘Ohanas and Kona about 6 times, and we always enjoy it. We stayed in Hawaii which is club level, and we were able to access our room early. We were tired from being in the Magic Kingdom until 1:30 am, and it was so comfortable for… Read more
We stayed here for one night at the end of our vacation because I’ve always wanted to stay here. We have eaten here at ‘Ohanas and Kona about 6 times, and we always enjoy it. We stayed in Hawaii which is club level, and we were able to access our room early. We were tired from being in the Magic Kingdom until 1:30 am, and it was so comfortable for a good nap and then sleeping there that night. The club level was awesome! The snacks, breakfast, dinner, and dessert options were great! Lunch was pretty good, but was really just Uncrustables and snacks. The club lounge had a great view of the castle. The pool and hot tub were great, and were really enjoyed by my kids. The staff we met were also really nice. It was also a nice walk to the Grand Floridian to see their beautiful egg display. We took a nice boat ride there and walked back. I would definitely stay here again if it’s in my budget since it is on the pricey side. It is a beautiful hotel and was recently updated. Our room was nice was decorated nicely with just the right amount of Moana. I also appreciate that this was the hotel where John Lennon was staying when he signed the papers to dissolve the Beatles. Read less