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Family suites?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by disney1sttimer, Feb 13, 2009.

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    Hi

    Can you tell me which resorts have larger family suites available now? IS it just expensive ones or do the cheaper hotels have them too?
     
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    I'm only really familiar with the DVC resorts, and of course they have several different types of accommodation that would work for a family.

    I do believe I read somewhere that the All Stars resort now has family suites?

    Best to check with one of our TAs. :yes: Johnie for the US and our Val for the UK. :yes:

    They'll know for certain!
     
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    The All Stars Music is the value with the family suites :D
     
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    Only All Stars Music has the family suites at this point. It's essentially two standard rooms configured into a two-room suite. One room is the "master suite" (king bed, if I remember correctly) with a bathroom; the other contains a sofa, chair and ottoman that convert into beds, sleeping four additional people. It also contains a kitchenette (cabinets, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker--not sure about a toaster), as well as the standard bathroom. The entrance is in the living room, with a connecting door to the master suite. Both rooms have a television.

    Don't take master suite too literlly--it refers to the configuration, not degree of luxury! :D

    Maximum number of guests is six plus one under age 3 in a Pak-N-Play.
     
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    It usually seems to be cheaper to get 2 rooms at a value resort as opposed to a family suite.
     
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    we looked and Johnies right it always seems to work out better to just get two rooms
     
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    The main advantage that I can see to the Family Suites over two value rooms is the kitchenette--particularly on a longer visit to WDW! Having the refrigerator and microwave in room would be terrific. :)
     
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    Does anyone know how the family suite compares to the cost of a DVC studio? (It has a microwave and refrigerator, and a toaster).
     
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    It's about double the seasonal rate of two connecting standard rooms plus about $20 to $40 per night--I don't remember the exact amount. So in value season ($82 per standard room) it would be about $180 to $200 per night plus tax. And it sleeps 6 plus one under age 3 in a Pak-N-Play.

    We considered it for our trip in 2007, but Leu wanted to stay at Pop Century (and Lexie adored it, so it was a terrific choice for us). Troy was on pre-mixed bottled formula that only had to be refrigerated after opening, and he pretty much finished a bottle with each feeding, so that wasn't an issue.
     
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    I would personally rather have two bathrooms and rent a fridge than get a kitchenette.

    If I needed a kitchen, I would rent a condo or house :yes:
     
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    Both rooms in the Family Suites have a bathroom--so 2 bathrooms are available. Wouldn't have considered it otherwise--four females and one bathroom? No way! :lol:
     

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