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Monorail to Epcot

A monorail outside the lobby of this South Seas-inspired resort zips guests to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom Park, which is just across the water. Lush landscaping surrounds the resort.

Polynesian paradise

Across the lagoon from the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort transports guests to the tropics with its lush gardens, white-sand beaches, and freeform pool with slide and waterfall.

Colorful longhouses

Polynesian-style guestrooms, many with patios or balconies, are located in 11 colorful longhouses, each named for a Pacific island. Furnishings at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are wicker and bamboo; bathrooms are marble.

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4.2 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
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4 out of 5
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Posted Feb 16, 2017
Had a late flight and requested a late check out because of having small babies. Request was denied. Only asked for extra 2 hours.
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Mediocre hotel at a premium rate

3 out of 5
by from new york, ny
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Was traveling with 2 kids under 3 therefore convenience was a priority. Chose to stay at a monorail hotel due to accessibility to Epcot and magic kingdom. However, we encountered issues with the monorail in multiple occasions during our 6 night stay and had to take buses to the parks which meant unloading the kids and bags out of strollers and reloading, also these monorail " shut downs" were but scheduled and we didn't find out about it until we were at the platform Rooms are ok, clean but outdated. Dark carpets, dim lighting, wood like paneling and heavy curtains make the room feel gloomy and dusty Only had dinner once at the hotel restaurant, we dined at Kona cafe. Again we had 2 kids under 3 and were seated directly under the AC vent. We were all extremely cold. Even if we were to have put on sweaters our food was getting ice cold the second it was placed in the table so none of us were able to enjoy our meal. Based on this I can't even rate the food. Hotel staff, front desk, bell services, magic express, luggage check staff were all amazing Will definitely be back in Disney but will not be staying at the Polynesian village
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Beautiful property. Amazing staff.

5 out of 5
by from Fort Collins, CO
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Pros: Loved the late night eatery, Dole Whip station, pool, beach, and LARGE bathroom.
Cons: The pillows are terrible. The mercantile is on the 2nd floor, which we didn't discover til day 3 making small purchases more expensive.
My family of 4 and I arrived to the Polynesian around 10:30 AM Christmas Eve and were completely ecstatic to have our room ready prior to the 3:00 PM check in time. The room was beautiful. Large bathroom, little hidden Mickey's for my 8 year old to find, and a private patio. The pool area was a quick 1 minute walk away, with easy access, a fun play area, infinity hot tub, and popular with my kiddos water slide. We watched the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the beach that night and enjoyed all of Christmas Day basking in the pool with cocktails and Dole Whip Floats (a must try).
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Fantastic Experience!

5 out of 5
by from Omaha, United States of America
Posted Oct 20, 2016
Location: Everything is easily accessible. The monorail goes right to the Polynesian, boats leave the dock heading for the Magic Kingdom every few minutes.
W love the Polynesian. We've stayed there several times with our family and always had a great experience. The staff, from beginning to end were warm, helpful and welcoming. The property is ideally situated with a view of the Magic Kingdom and easy access to transportation. The pool/ water playground was great fun for the kids and an ideal way to relax and cool off after a day at the parks. I would highly recommend the Polynesian, and the Club Level in the Hawaii building also offers a large area where your family can gather and get continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and light dinner as well as adult beverages.
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Location

4 out of 5
by from Chicago
Posted Sep 19, 2016
You're staying at Polynesian for its centrality to the parks. As far as the hotel goes, we were a bit underwhelmed. If we wanted Four Seasons quality we would have stayed off site but we were hoping for some semblance of a $500+/night hotel. The lobby is fun and kitschy but the restraunts leave much to be desired. The hallways leading to our rooms were dirty old carpet and the rooms were dark and outdated. The pools are nice and quiet enough for time off from the parks with kids. Again, you can't ask for a better location on the monorail and we are glad we stayed close by with our 2 year old. Jist don't expect more than a 2-3 star hotel experience.
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Great Place to Stay

4 out of 5
by from Fairport
Posted Sep 8, 2016
Pros: The pool, The dole whip,
Cons: None
We stayed at this hotel and was impressed with how frequently the monorails ran, The atmosphere was great, the pool was relaxing,.
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5 out of 5
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Posted Jul 22, 2016
It was very good 5 star experience. Me & kids enjoyed thoroughly!
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4 out of 5
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Posted Jul 16, 2016
Close to Disney. Great pool for kids. Room had slight smell to it but beds were super comfy
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3 out of 5
by from maryland
Posted May 18, 2016
Pros: location
Cons: lower prices, better soundproofing between rooms
Location: perfect if you want to spend majority of trip in magic kingdom.
you are paying for location, not quality of room or service. its a basic hotel room with typical amenities just really close to magic kingdom, hence the price. it was not especially clean, they never changed the linen in 7 nights, and got angry if we slept in. but the grounds are nice and you have a resort boat service to get to and from the magic kingdom. room walls were quite thin and i always could tell when the family in room above was in room.
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4 out of 5
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Posted Apr 23, 2016
Pros: Lobby spacious. Great pool.
Cons: More people should be available to check people in.
Location: Great location near parks.
Always able to find a spot by the pool. Easy access to Epcot and Magic Kingdom by using monorail. Relaxing atmosphere.
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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The monorail to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot is a bonus, and complimentary motorcoach transportation connects to all other Walt Disney World destinations. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort guests can walk next door to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Disney's Magical Express: Guests of this resort are eligible for complimentary Disney's Magical Express service (pre-booking required). Motor coaches pick up guests at Orlando International Airport and drop off at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Resort offers complimentary self parking and area shuttle. Disney staff members pick up bags and deliver them straight to guestrooms (for arrivals between 5 AM and 10 PM). Guests arriving outside of these hours should pick up their baggage at baggage claim to carry with them on the motor coach.

The resort offers a children's activity center, The Never Land Club, where kids can enjoy games, Disney movies, dinner and snacks while parents take a well-earned break from childcare duties. In-room babysitting can also be arranged for a surcharge.

Guests 14 and older are entitled to complimentary use of the fitness facilities at Disney's Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club, located just one monorail stop away. Spa services are available for a surcharge.

This hotel is nonsmoking except in designated outdoor areas.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Children's pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 853 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Children's club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Balcony 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Phone 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

'Ohana - Open for breakfast and dinner, Mickey and Friends host a daily breakfast here. At dinnertime, it's a family-style, all-you-can-eat Polynesian feast, with meats and seafood grilled over an open fire.

Kona Cafe - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this casual restaurant starts with an American-style breakfast, but lunch and dinner have an Asian flair. Freshly roasted Kona coffee is prepared in a press pot.

Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show - This interactive dinner show is presented in the beachfront, back-yard cabana of a Hawaiian house and features authentic Polynesian music, hula, and other authentic Polynesian dancing. The tropical, three-course, family-style feast includes appetizers, lanai-roasted chicken, island pork ribs, South Seas fried rice, vegetable medley, beverages, and Polynesian dessert.

Captain Cook's Snack Company - Near the swimming pool and open 6 AM–1:30 AM daily, this quick-service restaurant has fast fare such as sandwiches to go, burgers and fries, and cold drinks.

Nearby Things to Do

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is across the street from one of five Walt Disney World Golf Courses. Guests have access to many activities throughout the property, including fishing, boating, parasailing, and even surfing at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; advance reservations and fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay:

  • First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required)
  • Extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required)
  • Complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks
  • Complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms
  • Resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.