We have stayed at a few resorts, both DVC and non-DVC.
Caribbean Beach-loved the atmosphere. The resort is huge and the number of bus stops makes the ride seem longer.
Wilderness Lodge-love it! The atmosphere is relaxing and it makes me slow down a little while we’re rushing around. It feels small and quiet.
Pop Century-huge and noisy. For us Pop is usually a one night stop before checking in to another resort. It’s a good value if you’re looking for a place to shower and sleep. I don’t enjoy the long lines and crowded buses.
Boardwalk-great location. The hotel is very nice and we had a nice room but didn’t feel a warm welcome when we checked in or when we came and went during our stay. I would book a stay again just based on location.
Port Orleans Riverside- thought I would love it but it was ended up just liking it. It’s big and spread out but the grounds are beautiful so I enjoyed the walk to the food court. If I was looking for a moderate I would stay here again.
Port Orleans French Quarter-I expected to not like this resort based on pictures I had seen but ended up loving it. The size is a bonus for me since it’s smaller and more compact than other moderates. This would be mt first choice in moderates.
Saratoga Springs- the resort is nice but too big to be high on my list. The first time we stayed there I was thrilled with it just because of the size. The second time we had an excellent room location and ended up enjoying or stay very much. We were right next to the Paddock pool so we were steps from a bus stop and a counter service restaurant. That made all the difference. We were the only people on the bus several times.
Bay Lake Tower-loved the location. The theme isnt my taste but we enjoyed our stay.
Shades of Green-huge rooms and a beautiful resort. It doesn’t have all the Disney touches but it’s a great resort. We used their transportation and walked to the poly to use the Disney transportation depending on what we were doing.
Beach Club-our favorite. We love the location and we feel at home the moment we pull up. The staff is friendly and someone always seems to go out of their way to talk to us when we pass through the lobby. We also enjoy spending time at the pool.