There are 5 options within Disney’s moderate range:
The differences between these and the value resorts are:
- Rooms are larger at 314 square feet
- Each room has 2 sinks in the bathroom area (Coronado Springs being the exception with 1)
- Table Service restaurants are available in addition to the counter-service food court
- Pools are a bit more elaborate with a water slide.
- Each room has a refrigerator included along with a coffee maker.
The general feel is that you get a few more amenities and space, but still at an affordable price. There tends to be less large groups, so could be said to be quieter. Like the Value resorts, the Moderates also have exterior corridors, in a motel style. Disney transport is also preferable at the moderates.
Compared to the Deluxe resorts, you wont get as many luxuries, e.g. fitness centers or spas and there’s not the added benefit of being particularly close to one of the parks.
Personally, we always go for a moderate resort. I think its worth it for the upgrade from a value resort – I like the extra space and that they’re a little bit quieter than the values. With no kids, we don’t usually want to spend the extra for a Deluxe – we really don’t spend that much time there to make the most of the extra benefits – we’re always at the parks. And I’d rather spend the cash on some nice meals while we’re away. If we ever have kids, the proximity and the extra amenities considering the extra to-ing and fro-ing and extra time spent at the hotel might be worth the extra money if it is affordable to us.
The following pages will give you some details about each of the resorts.