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Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Ranked #82 of 336 Hotels in Orlando
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Christmas at Disney”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Disney is beautiful at Christmastime. People as always were helpful and courteous. This was our first time visiting during the holidays. The parks, restaurants and attractions had long waits. It was disappointing that even fast passes would " sell out" leaving us to either wait in line for hours or not see the attraction. We waited until extra hours at magic kingdom and were able to visit more from 10pm to 1 am than the previous 8 hours.
The condo was nice and well equipped. The air conditioning is on a power saver and we were often hot at night. The new pool was nice and the activity staff did a nice job. Overall, a good visit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

We were surrounded by trees. That made for a wonderful view when waking up in the morning!
There were some great details in the theming, like twigs for handles on the kitchen cabinets.
The master bath had a two-headed step in rain shower, and a river bed floor that I just loved.
The sinks had 'pump' faucets. The granite counter tops were forest green, and thickly veined.
The furniture was solid, heavy woods made to look a little rustic. All these details really made us feel like we were in the woods even when we were indoors. This was our first DVC trip, but my impression in both the tree house and OKW was that they were both a lot nicer, better quality than they look from the pictures on the internet. Don't get me wrong, I think they look great on the internet. But for both resorts, I was very pleasantly surprised. Too bad the Tree Houses are going up in points for 2013:(

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

This was much better than we were expecting. We had a studio, double bed and sofa bed. Not sure they can call it a kitchen, small sink & microwave & fridge. No proper plates or cutlery, just disposable ones - so does n0t encourage you to eat in your room. We had a 14 night stay so over the course of our holiday we did visit a few other Disney resorts and boy were we glad we picked Saratoga. Most of the other hotels we visited felt noisy, busy and just not relaxing. After a busy day at the Parks it was a relief to get back to the peace and quiet at Saratoga. If the patio door was open you did get a lot of noise from downtown disney at night, but once closed this was not an issue and in no way affected our sleep.

The room was cleaned every day, we did not expect that. although on a couple of days when we were having a later start we were hastled by the room guys as they wanted to get in and move on to their next job.

Facilities at teh resort are good, our daughter loved both the pools and enjoyed the activities at the main pool. The resort restaurant, The Artist Palette, is not all that. We only had a breakfast and a couple of snacks from here and were not inclined to return.

I would have no hesitiation in returning to this resort.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Disney World is an ever-changing land, constantly being updated, changing and evolving but his resort is not. This is not to say Saratoga Springs is not worth a considering. This resort just needs some TLC and updating. The complex is HUGH. (perhaps they are updating in areas but not in the area we stayed. As DVC owners, we stayed here for a short post cruise vacation before heading back home. The location is great with views of Downtown Disney. Some areas have a walking/jogging/biking path that leads directly downtown, other areas would require either using the bus system or car to reach it. There is also a water shuttle as an option. All in all the villa was nice, just tired. This would not be our first choice to stay again but would rather stay here instead of not going at all.

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We stayed at the Saratoga Spring during the end of the year. Like allways great service and we had a nice stay during our time at Disney. Very close to Downtown Disney and has the transportation facilities of Disney that reduces the need of a rental car. I would recommeded with no hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Went to the Saratoga Spring Resort in January with extended family. Stayed in a 2 bedroom villa in the Springs. We thought the hotel was absolutely perfect for a stay at Disney and provided great access to Downtown Disney by the bus or Boat.

The Villa was very spacious and not at all dated, we found all the bed linen and tableware to be very clean and the maid service was exceptional.

The hotel staff were very attentive including children's entertainment.

Food - The artist palette is ok for quick service meals breakfast, lunch and evening snacks.

Surf and turf is a fantastic restaurant, high quality food and great service but book if it is busy.

If you can get the Disney Dining plan as you can eat all over Disney.

Dont forget you have to pay 18% gratuities

Would love to visit again

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I, my mum and sister went here august 2011 for my 18th birthday. We stayed in a 1 bedroom room and found the whole experience living up to the Disney standards. Everywhere was spotless, clean and tidy and all the staff where very welcoming. Though it is not exactly bursting with Disney theming, it is a great place to relax in after a busy day at the parks. The main pool beside the canteen is always bursting with people so we used the smaller one near our room but they are all kept to a high standard. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfy but the sofa bed in the living room was just ok, but at the end of the day it’s just not as good as a real bed. we did not use the kitchen area but was again tidy and stocked with various amenities. The bathroom was amazing, very big and split up between various doors. The shower was perfect, large and clean, you will be glad of it in Florida’s sweltering heat. As far as the food goes, we didn’t go to the surf and turf resturant as we felt there were better places to eat at the same price but the grab and go at the artist palette was ok for basic needs such as eggs in the morning but is expensive like everything else in Disney. I think the best thing about the hotel is the closeness to downtown Disney and the lovely boat ride to it; it provides a nice easy relaxing option for night time entertainment. The only real criticism I have is the size of the place, we were lucky as we where near the main bit of the hotel (springs I think) but others where a quite a distance away. Then again a bus stops at every section and some wouldn’t think anything of a little walk (the views and scenery around the hotel are lovely). Overall a great accommodation, though we got it at a very discounted price and it is usually a little expensive. For a cheaper option I would defiantly recommend pop century, a colorful, cheap Mickey Mouse haven.

(P.S If you’re staying over a week, I would recommend the refillable mugs, also make a great souvenir and if you want to find a hidden Mickey, there is one on the side of the big metal horse)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Address: 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8446
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#31 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#54 Family Hotel in Orlando
#63 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 1320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs-a late-1800s' New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing-this charming, Victorian-style Resort hotel is nestled between rolling golf course greens and the shimmering Village Lake. Delight in stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, dazzling pools and a spa. You can also explore the fun activities and exciting dining options of the Downtown Disney area, just a boat ride away. ... more   less 
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