Ratings based on 661 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Alexandria, VA
Extremely conveient to Magic KingdomPosted Nov 21, 2014
Pros: The conveinence of the water taxi to the Magic Kingdom can't be understated. Boats run every 15-30 minutes throughout the day.
Cons: I imagine once the pool gets refinished/refurbished, it will be a very popular destination for kids and adults alike.
Location: Take advantage of the water taxi to Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort, and the Wilderness Campground.
We stayed while the pool was being refinished, but despite that it was a very nice stay. The interior areas are impressive and "lodgy," as one might expect, while the rooms are well-appointed and cozy. The Roaring Fork quick service restaurant is great for fast morning or late evening meals, and the Whispering Canyon Cafe is a must-do for families with younger children!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Irritatingly noisy Whispering CanyonPosted Nov 15, 2014
Pros: Proximity to Magic Kingdom
Cons: More options for breakfast.
My daughter and I visited Whispering Canyon for breakfast. It is incredibly noisy. The servers shout back and forth and engage in some acting. The food was mediocre.
by A verified traveler
This is not a Deluxe ResortPosted Nov 10, 2014
Pros: The lobby.
Cons: The finishes need to be updated. It looks like they haven't replaced the beds/carpets/linens/furniture since the place was built.
The Wilderness Lodge is supposed to be one of Disney's "deluxe" resorts, on par with The Contemporary, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Polynesian Village, et al. After staying there I found the Wilderness Lodge to be more like Disney's Coronado Springs resort. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but you're not paying Coronado Springs prices to stay at the Wilderness Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge looks beautiful at first glance; the exterior is well manicured and the lobby is expansive. When we got to our room, however, the sheen wore off quickly. The finishes are well worn. It looks like the rooms haven't been updated in ages. The bathroom is also dimly lit. If you drop anything on the floor, you're going to need a flashlight to find it. If you're expecting to find luxury at this property, go somewhere else.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Miami
Best resort to stay at.Posted Nov 8, 2014
Pros: What's not to like. Amazing pools, a huge lake to boat on, and so many activities to do.
Cons: Nothing. It's all perfect.
Location: Everything is within 10 minute drive,
If you're into nature walks, seeing deer on the grounds, taking a boat ride to the Magic Kingdom then this place is for you. All is here at the Wilderness Lodge. Great food at Artist Point with an amazing staff to serve you.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Nice hotel, convenient to Magic KingdomPosted Nov 2, 2014
Pros: Lobby, cleanliness, staff
Cons: Room size, dining options and price
Location: Convenient to Magic Kingdom
This hotel is nice and convenient to the Magic Kingdom. The lobby is impressive. Unfortunately the main pool was closed during our stay. The rooms are small (especially for the price), but, clean and adequately furnished. The restaurants are over priced (to be expected at Disney) and dining options are limited. The staff was pleasant.
by A verified travelerfrom michigan
Good location, nice staff, beat up roomsPosted Oct 27, 2014
Pros: Location, staff.
Cons: Everything in the rooms.
Love the location and staff but this hotel is beat. Sagging mattress, no pool, bathroom fan did not work, grout missing in tiles. Tired carpets and dark lighting. For the amount of money Disney extracts from you it could be better.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom virginia
Posted Oct 26, 2014
The bad: bathroon door knob was broken and did not lock. The walls are very thin and you can hear everything in the room next to you. We had to listen to a child yell for 3 hours while we tried to sleep. The good: beds were comfy and clean. Staff was great. Since the pool was down they compt a trip to typhoon lagoon.
by A verified traveler
Not happyPosted Oct 19, 2014
Pool not working during a very hot and busy time. If you book through Expedia no one at Disney will help you. Expedia had small link on page with information on page whereas Disney notified all its guests ahead of time to give option to stay or go elsewhere. Bad for business. Left trip early
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Nice place for familiesPosted Sep 21, 2014
Pros: Disney experience - great for the family
Cons: Notification on the renovated pool
Location: Closeness to the Magic Kingdom and water transport
Rooms were good - clean and quiet, The lodge is typical of what Disney has to offer which is why we picked this place. Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Only disappointing thing about the whole stay was the main pool was out of action as it was undergoing a renovation and we only had access to a smaller pool. It would have been nice to get some form of a notification from the hotel as I would have picked another lodge as this was one of the main reasons we chose it, It looked as though the renovations will take some time, so it ma be worth checking first if you intend to stay here over the next month or two.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom TX
Nice hotel close to all Disney parks.Posted Sep 15, 2014
Location: Close to all parks
This hotel was close to all Disney parks and the bus transportation was timely and we never had to wait long for any rides to/from hotel or parks. The staff was terrific and the food was excellent.